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by coronado
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Tiffany Wesley?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Tiffany Wesley?

That's the third or fourth Tiffany Wesley I've seen. None of the ones I've seen have had a Tiffany signature in the caseback, all just had the usual Hamilton signature. Your watch is from the early 50s, and all of the other Tiffany Hamiltons from this time frame I've seen have had just the usual Ham...
by coronado
Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Tiffany Touraine
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Tiffany Touraine

I just received this... a Touraine retailed by Tiffany & Co. The records I have show just 11 were sold in 1943.
by coronado
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Solid 14K green gold Elgin
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Solid 14K green gold Elgin

There's just something about the way green gold turns different colors over time. This ladies' Tonneau Engraved from the 1920s has acquired a deep orange patina with violet highlights.
by coronado
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Looking for Lord Elgin
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Looking for Lord Elgin

It is a Model 4802 which first appeared in the 1942 catalog. It was made through at least the end of the 1940s as I have had some with the Durapower logo on the dial. There are a couple of other dial variations which don't appear in the catalog, a two-tone bluish chrome finish and a silvered dial wi...
by coronado
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lady and the Tiger
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Lady and the Tiger

Here's the last one I restored. These typically came with pale green gold plated hands. Many Elgin ladies models came with these same hands, so they are fairly easy to find on parts movements listed on eBay. The catalog illustration from 1929 show the watch with a simple, plain crown. Locating the c...
by coronado
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Not sure about this but...
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Not sure about this but...

The Contour was first offered by Hamilton in the summer of 1938. And you are correct, your movement is from around 1938. The watch was pictured in the 1938 and 1939 catalogs, although it was likely sold for several years afterward. The patent date in the caseback doesn't relate to when the case was ...
by coronado
Tue May 03, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: International Dial news
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: International Dial news

Nookster wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 12:24 pm

Makes my NOS dials desirable and my other refinished ones finally have some value and I can finally sell them.....LOL
For sure. I have several thousand new old stock Elgin dials.
by coronado
Tue May 03, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: A very special Square Engraved
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: A very special Square Engraved

And the watch on the right is also noteworthy. The first generation Square with an engraved bezel is very rare.
by coronado
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Hamilton 0 size prototype.
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Hamilton 0 size prototype.

An 0-size movement is a little larger than Hamilton's 6/0-size movement used in its men's wristwatches during the 1920s.

The 992B movement is a 16 size pocket watch movement... much larger.
by coronado
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Hands Compatibility Question
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Hands Compatibility Question

Yes.