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Hamilton 992B movement only sales "Click" to Login or Register 
IHC Member 365
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Does anyone know if Hamilton ever sold 992B movements alone, uncased, to jewelers or jobbers? I have a first year movement in an anomaly case, the details of which I will post soon.
 
Posts: 578 | Location: St Paul, Minnesota in the USA | Registered: May 04, 2004
IHC Member 2256
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I was under the impression that in the early 1900’s when you purchased a watch you could go to a jeweler and specify the movement you wanted, and the case you wanted, so I imagine that the jeweler ordered them separately.


Gropo
 
Posts: 27 | Location: Illinois and Maine in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2018
IHC Member 1610
Picture of Harry J. Hyaduck Sr.
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I read somewhere that Hamilton's were cased at the factory starting in the mid 1920's and that all of them were cased at the factory buy 1928 or 1929 (I don't remember which). I also heard that Hamilton also ran short on the proper cases that the movements were suppose to go into and some were cased in other cases by Hamilton. How much of this is true I don't know but that is my understanding.

Harry
 
Posts: 3300 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
IHC Member 2256
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Oops, sorry. Just reread your post. You we’re asking about 992B. My comment would have been applicable to 992.


Gropo
 
Posts: 27 | Location: Illinois and Maine in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2018
IHC Member 1357
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William, I would say no based on the ads. by Hamilton and the other
sources available to me. But who knows for sure.
The adage "never say never" comes to mind.

Roger
 
Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
IHC Member 365
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I was reminded about the movements that were shipped to Canada to be cased there. I was shown photo of the movement shipping tin. Can't remember where I saw it. I am still wondering if replacement movements may have been shipped by the service dept.
 
Posts: 578 | Location: St Paul, Minnesota in the USA | Registered: May 04, 2004
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Picture of Larry Buchan
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Hello William:

Hamilton shipped 992's and 992B's to Canada in shipping tins.

Larry

 
Posts: 3327 | Location: Okotoks Alberta Canada | Registered: November 22, 2002
IHC Member 1357
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There you have it William. Thanks Larry for the
photo.

Roger
 
Posts: 3963 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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I will post it my 992B photo:

 
Posts: 3327 | Location: Okotoks Alberta Canada | Registered: November 22, 2002
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