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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Ok, all this talk about that beautiful bulova two tone has stimulated my passion for the look of the two tone.

I am not an expert in anything, but I am a huge fan of Hamilton wrist watches. While I would defer to the knowledge of other members, my understanding is that Hamilton did not catalog any watch in two tone. Yet, I know of a number of different Models that were made in very small production numbers of two tone examples.

Be warned, a two tone can be a mule or a marriage of separate components from otherwise non-related examples. The key, in my mind, to a genuine two tone is matching serial numbers in the case parts.

I will post a few of my one, and welcome others to do the same.


The attached photo is of a solid 14K Gold two tone Hamilton Square, circa 1929.

 
Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Picture 2


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Picture 3


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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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This next Hamilton is a two tone Hamilton Barrel, plain Bezel. Solid 14K, circa 1929


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Another view


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Thrid view


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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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This is a solid gold Hamilton Oval, again in two tone.


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Photo 2


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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This is the final one in my collection, a solid gold two tone, plain bezel square B.

As I mentioned, two tones did not appear in Hamilton Catalogs. My understanding is that some were produced as a special order. All of the watches you see here have case parts with matching serial numbers.

I really do love the look of the two tone watches.


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Second Photo


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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Weren't all "Pacer" models two-tone?

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Posts: 618 | Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas USA | Registered: December 05, 2002
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"Almost" all pacers were two tone. The solid gold, $8000 version is all yellow.


Bill Hansen
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Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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Bill,

I resized all of the pictures within this topic to a size of 640 pixels wide to keep them within the default page size. This sizing eliminates the need of using a left/right scrollbar to view the whole picture. Wink
 
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Wow... incredible watches and incredible pictures!

It is interesting to note that the cases of each of the models Bill pictured was produced by the Fahy's Case Co.

All of the early two-tone Hamilton models (prior to 1930 or so) I've handled were made by Fahy's, and I have not been able to verify any other two-tone Hamilton wristwatches produced by any casemaker other than Fahy's.

Also, I've never seen any in gold-filled, all have been solid gold.

This leads me to believe that Fahy's was probably the only casemaker that produced two-tone cases for Hamilton and that the possible available two-tone models would be limited to those produced by Fahy's in solid gold only... a small number of models indeed.


Bryan J. Girouard
Art Deco Wristwatches
 
Posts: 169 | Location: Dallas, Texas U.S.A, | Registered: March 30, 2004
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Picture of William J. Hansen, Ph.D.
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One More: Two tone solid gold engraved square.


Bill Hansen
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TT Engraved  Square
 
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