...very nice John...I'm expecting a Ham 'Boulton' w/blue dial (pictured) which I recently purchased @Ebay, sometime later this month...expect I'll just love it! and I'll wear it next NY's Eve, God willing..Jim C
Looking at all these magnificent looking Hamilton wrist watches, I would respectfully suggest that it is not the year of the Monkey, but rather the Year of the Hamilton. Today I'm going with the Hamilton Byrd, a 14K gold watch, produced 1930-1934. It is part of the "explorer series" of Hamilton's, named after famous explorers: Byrd, Andrews, Stanley, Wilkenson, Erickson. 284 examples of the Byrd were produced in yellow gold. Each of these watches has the elusive Hamilton 401 movement.
Bill Hansen IHC# 198
Posts: 813 | Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA | Registered: January 22, 2003
...mucho gratias Carlos!...actually, while I believe the body of the watch is an authentic ca'41 'Boulton' complete w/a beautiful 19J 892 grade movement, I'm not so sure of the dial which, in fact, may have come off a quartz re-issue of the same model...nevertheless, I like the 'blue' look of the dial over the pale original...just a matter of taste or a lack of it perhaps...Jim C
Stephanie, a few weeks ago I sent you some pictures of watch crowns, among them was a Blancpain. Well here's the rest of the rest of the watch which is my current " daily favorite". It's a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms model from their Trilogy Series. This watch has a power reserve of 100 hours and is the most accurate time keeping mechanical watch that I own.. The aftermarket stainless steel mesh bracelet come from Jurgen Hauf in Germany.
Dave Freeman IHC Member 321
Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
I've been wearing the Omega tank I got from Dave Freeman through the auction since I got it last Saturday. I am very impressed with its timekeeping; it's staying right with my radio-controlled clocks and is keeping much better time than the newer watches I have with that highly touted ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002