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Sometimes I can hardly believe what some people do to watches. The case is the Hastings and the dial is from a Meadowbrook. Eek

Posts: 113 | Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin USA | Registered: September 10, 2006
The really sad part is to think about what happened to the Meadowbrook... likely melted down for scrap.


Posts: 267 | Location: Huntsville, Alabama USA | Registered: December 12, 2005
I love when I see these obvious ones on Ebay... and the seller INSISTS they are all original.

Posts: 141 | Location: Michigan in the USA | Registered: October 13, 2005
The seller probably thinks, "Well, they're all original Hamilton parts.... so it must be an original watch!". That's, of course, if he knows what he's selling.
Posts: 95 | Location: Pembroke Pines, Florida USA | Registered: January 16, 2006
Wow, someone paid $85 for that monstrocity. Must've needed the dial or case. I'd hate to think it would actually be worn as is. Eek
Posts: 113 | Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin USA | Registered: September 10, 2006
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The buyer emailed me yesterday to inquire about having me restore it. When I opened the link he sent and saw the watch I found myself dreading writing a reply. I told him the situation in great detail. It turns out he collects some watches, mostly Elgin, and didn't realize this wasn't just a matter of a poorly refinished dial. He's sanguine about it, chalking it up to the cost of experience. As I told him, it's not a total loss -- an exploding numeral Meadowbrook dial would add value to an applied-numeral Meadowbrook. Not a bad part to have in the drawer, if rather an expensive one.
Posts: 183 | Location: Corte Madera, California USA | Registered: March 31, 2005
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