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and i blame all of you. Smile

 
Posts: 39 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: June 01, 2007
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Welcome Aboard Brad! Smile

You're right, we are like little kids in a candy store. Razz No willpower. Roll Eyes

But I love this hobby! Cool

Lindell

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Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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thanks Lindell!
 
Posts: 39 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: June 01, 2007
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The scarcest Tonneau Hamilton to find is the yellow gold-filled model - most seemingly yellow versions are really green gold colored.
 
Posts: 423 | Location: West Walton, United Kingdom | Registered: November 16, 2005
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Here's a very nice Hamilton Tonneau that I own. I believe it to be YGF.


Dave Freeman
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Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
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dave, that's a beauty, and you've posted it before, i think. if i'm remembering correctly, it was that picture that got me really interested in picking a tonneau up. and that lead to this-




it started out as a grimy mess from a lot. however, it ran perfectly from the moment i first wound it. the dial had a good sized radium burn, but another lot- this time of dials only- and there we go. a 19mm band later and it looks pretty decent.
 
Posts: 39 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: June 01, 2007
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It's the WATCHES that do it, but a push from us sure does feed the fire huh?

Very nice watch, I love those Hamiltons, really nice looking watches.


Sheila
 
Posts: 3094 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
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Aother Hamilton. I wear this one a lot because its nice looking, comfortable and keeps great time. I don't even know what the model is. It is 14 K gold filled front and back.


Bill Carlson


 
Posts: 431 | Location: Billings, Montana USA | Registered: February 05, 2007
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Bill, yours is the "Milton" model, dating to 1948 (according to: "Hamilton Wristwatches: A Collector's Guide" by Rene Rondeau).
 
Posts: 261 | Location: Chicago, Illinois USA | Registered: June 01, 2006
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Thanks for the information on the Hamilton. I'll have to get that book. I always enjoy seeing the watches that you present on this forum. Some of us would never see the caliber of watches you people present if it wasn't for our Chapter 185.


Bill Carlson
 
Posts: 431 | Location: Billings, Montana USA | Registered: February 05, 2007
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Bill,
Remember that most of the Hamilton watches were made in the USA-Lancaster, Pa.///// Smile
Tony
 
Posts: 1953 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Tony,
Thanks for the information and reminder about Lancaster, Pa. Its too bad they still aren't being made there. I guess we will have to enjoy the ones that were !


Bill Carlson
 
Posts: 431 | Location: Billings, Montana USA | Registered: February 05, 2007
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Can you claim to be a Hamilton addict and not have any of the Ventura electric series? Check out the website of Rene Rondeau for some photos.
 
Posts: 175 | Location: Davis, California USA | Registered: March 10, 2007
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The electrics are magnificent, especially the Ventura.


Bill Hansen
IHC# 198
Life Member# 17
 
Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
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The Hamilton Virus is soooo easy to catch. I got it from an 87 year-old watchmaker 4 years ago and it has resisted all known medication. My Hayden is my favorite because it always solicits questions. And it is fun talking about watches.
Don Evans

 
Posts: 18 | Location: Willis, Texas in the USA | Registered: April 05, 2008
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Donald,

I like your watch. I can see why you get a lot of questions about it. Can you tell us more about this particular model? I know very little about Hamilton wrist watches and am always anxious to learn.

John III
 
Posts: 1752 | Location: Colorado in the USA | Registered: October 17, 2005
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