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Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 3:44pm
by smellody
Some of the closer Lords will know that my Dad was afflicted with the Invicta bug. He would buy the styles he liked and amassed more wartches than DirtyBox could wear out in three life times.

Unfortunately, Dad bought quartz and bought offen.

Recently, not wanting to bug me, Dad has been using CL to trade Invicters for whatever the masses have to "offer up."

Last week a chap in his late 80s contacted Dad to make a trade. He had an "old running Hamilton that he had replaced the band on." He had offered it to his grandson, but his grandson wanted a "proper" watch like the picture of the Invicta dad posted on CL.

The old guy met Dad in the Macy's parking lot and traded his XXXXL Speedway or "whatever" for:

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It is 14GF and the case is perfect!

Dad was down at my place the last few days. The crystal was very scratched:

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I went at the acrylic crystal four times with my thumb and toothpaste:

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Nice Hamilton. Runs accurately for about 36 hours.

Nice job Dad!

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 3:52pm
by foghorn
very cool.
Scary to think that anyone would trade that classic watch for an Invicta .

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 4:02pm
by Thunder1
The Watch Gods were smiling upon your Dad...

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 4:04pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
Looks like a 1940s Emerson, most likely with the 980 inside:
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Hamilton_980

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Pic found on the Internets

The odd thing is, I only found it in a 10ct gold-filled version, can't find a 14ct gold filled version anywhere.

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 4:07pm
by four of diamonds
Have it serviced and it will probably run well for years. That crystal will clean up a bit more with some poly watch.

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 5:41pm
by smellody
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Looks like a 1940s Emerson, most likely with the 980 inside:
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Hamilton_980

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Pic found on the Internets

The odd thing is, I only found it in a 10ct gold-filled version, can't find a 14ct gold filled version anywhere.


Confirmed! 10k GF. We were taking about several watches this one is 10k GF. Nice advertisment!

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 5:42pm
by smellody
Another ad:

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Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 5:46pm
by artman
Cool trade!

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 5:48pm
by codguy
:bvbvbv:

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 6:31pm
by Racer-X
Fantastic

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 10th 2018, 8:43pm
by biglove
Good for your Pop. That’s a proper classic and love that dial.

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 11th 2018, 12:29am
by conjurer
If there's a guy in the PacNW that's cooler than Dr. Smells--and that's a pretty tall order--it's Dr. Smells' dad, who's so cool he could fuck up Steve McQueen with a tire bat and then go for pizza.

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 11th 2018, 1:08am
by codguy
conjurer wrote:If there's a guy in the PacNW that's cooler than Dr. Smells--and that's a pretty tall order--it's Dr. Smells' dad, who's so cool he could fuck up Steve McQueen with a tire bat and then go for pizza.


Truth ^

Re: Dad's new Hamilton (TRADE)

PostPosted: February 11th 2018, 7:01am
by AntFarm
Nice job... Great watch