Finally, she is home for good!

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Yoda » September 17th, 2019, 11:15 am

Emilio wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:09 am
I don't want to sound excessive but that's pretty much a perfect watch for a 1-watch collection.
My thoughts exactly! But I do want to have the ultimate SF240 build as well.

I am never completely satisfied and I have an old idea for a one of a kind dial for the Hamilton, but that will have to wait for a while more.

Mmm, I did have a build with each of the Hamilton 10 size movements, perhaps I should resurrect them, right now they are in pieces in my parts cabinet....
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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by TimemiT » September 17th, 2019, 11:50 am

Yes ... I thought those hands look blued ... not like HR website hands. The ones I have are all gold hands.

You probably do have one of those Tourby case set ... since it front loaded so easily, no ring.

I have 3 hammys here 921 and 945 (why? I'm a hoarder too ... though not at the level of Lee :lol:)

I like those 921's for the "swan-neck" spring on the regulator

I was just blown away by the movement when many years ago I bought a build that Nejad had done using one of Athaya's first bronze case set ... stunning movement, the embellishments to the jewels and the CDG striping!

There is a guy over here (in Virginia) ... he builds wrist watches from those old 10s size pocket watches... sells them at over $1000!! The 10s is perfect size for wristwatch build ... 12s then get way too big

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Sandwich » September 17th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Gorgeous watch.... Almost enough to turn my eye away from vintage Panerai!

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Yoda » September 17th, 2019, 1:22 pm

TimemiT wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:50 am
Yes ... I thought those hands look blued ... not like HR website hands. The ones I have are all gold hands.

You probably do have one of those Tourby case set ... since it front loaded so easily, no ring.

I have 3 hammys here 921 and 945 (why? I'm a hoarder too ... though not at the level of Lee :lol:)

I like those 921's for the "swan-neck" spring on the regulator

I was just blown away by the movement when many years ago I bought a build that Nejad had done using one of Athaya's first bronze case set ... stunning movement, the embellishments to the jewels and the CDG striping!

There is a guy over here (in Virginia) ... he builds wrist watches from those old 10s size pocket watches... sells them at over $1000!! The 10s is perfect size for wristwatch build ... 12s then get way too big
Tarostik, yes. He is using beer can movement rings and glued dial feet.
Whether or not the movements has been serviced, I cannot say.
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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by hako » September 17th, 2019, 2:31 pm

The 923 is a dream.
And this build is just perfect!

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by saga » September 17th, 2019, 3:07 pm

Congrats Michael! Glad to see you happy


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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by mykeos » September 17th, 2019, 3:48 pm

TimemiT wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 9:27 am
Let's revive some Hamilton love around here! Do we have a thread for this?

I was going to ask about those hands!! Wow. They are original to the movement? Did you blue them? ... so nice!

I believe Tourby was selling similar case set at one time (asking a pretty penny) .. whether they were his or sourced from Asia? Then it seems those case sets came out.

Helenarou has a vast selection of parts for hammys! Although, I think she is probably sold out of those front loading versions?? She does offer Sapphire crystal option for an extra $40.
https://www.helenarou.com/hamilton.html

How is the servicing and running of these movements ... compare to say the Corteberts?
+1 about the Hamilton thread!I am a complete novice regarding the Hamilton but have been inspired recently in that direction by Yoda and would love to see more builds with those movements,so a thread is a great idea. The 923 looks beautiful!

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Finally, she is home for good!

Post by tafari » September 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm

beautiful watch, I like new looking watches
the movement is amazing, realy Hamilton builds some beautiful movements

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Yoda » November 4th, 2019, 4:12 am

It will probably need to be adjusted a wee more, I noticed that it has lost 20 seconds in a month, probably because I put it on the table in the same position every night, crown up. I will have to change that habit before adjusting it, just to see if it will help.
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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by straps68 » November 4th, 2019, 4:48 am

20 seconds in a month...that's pretty close to perfection anyway :)

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