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I have one of the Hamilton Thinline watches with a Swiss movement. How does one get the movement out of the case? I can see no seams anywhere in the case that would allow it to separate. I am thinking that the crystal has to be removed and access gained through the front of the case.
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
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John,
Please put a picture of the watch so I don't give you bad advise. Some of these watches have a split stem and come out from the front as you state. Some do not I want to know what I am talking about before I jump in.


Rich Kuhn
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Posts: 896 | Location: New Jersey in the USA | Registered: December 16, 2002
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Rich,

Here are a few pictures of the Thinline. It's marked Swiss on the dial at 6.

Hamilton Thinline
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
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Here's the back, nice engraving dated 1966. !0K gf, no wear through, case back marked Hamilton

 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
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Hamilton Thinline stem side, crown marked with a stylized 'H'

 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
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Thinline side opposite stem. No visible seams anywhere top, back, or sides.

 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
IHC Member 155
Bulova Watchmaker

Picture of Rich Kuhn
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John,
This is a one piece case.The movement must come out from the top. To remove the movement you must first remove the crystal. This style has a two piece stem. Some people try to pull the stem appart and some times this is the only way to do it. I prefer to keep moveing the crouwn while lifting up on the dail until they sepperate. If you elect to use the pull apart method be prepaired to buy a stem.


Rich Kuhn
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Posts: 896 | Location: New Jersey in the USA | Registered: December 16, 2002
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Rich, thanks for the information; it confirms my thoughts. Since I don't have a crystal press I will leave looking at the movement until a later day. Those two-piece stems can be tedious to re-connect. Thanks again
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
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