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: Hamilton Masterpiece Thin-O-Matic info needed



sctexas
07-20-2019, 10:56 PM
Anyone know anything about this watch

Looking for information on this watch. A client gave it to me. It's his brother in laws 20 year service watch from Delta.

I had it serviced by Abell Watchmakers

What ref was This?

What caliber movement is in it?

What's really cool about it?

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Hawk53
07-20-2019, 11:43 PM
Have you given thought to posting over at.......

https://vintagewatchforums.com/viewforum.php?f=41&sid=a033eb73e0419d117210d9b40b9af20c

sctexas
07-21-2019, 12:05 AM
Have you given thought to posting over at.......

https://vintagewatchforums.com/viewforum.php?f=41&sid=a033eb73e0419d117210d9b40b9af20cNot until now.

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CometHunter
07-21-2019, 12:32 AM
The watch appears to be Hamilton's Thin-O-Matic T-206
That particular dial configuration with the "new" Hamilton logo appeared in the 1963 and 1964 catalogs only. That T-206 had a MSRP of $150.00

I noted 2 inconsistencies on your watch:
(1) I am aware of no instances where the name Thin-O-Matic and MASTERPIECE both appeared on the same dial. (Perhaps the dial was damaged and this error occurred if the dial was re-painted.)
(2) The Hamilton catalogs show the T-206 as having a 14K yellow gold case, yet yours is stamped 10k GF. Again, if the watch was damaged, a repair shop may have had to replace the 14Kt case with the cheaper 10Kt gold plated case. Another possibility is that the original case was scrapped for its solid gold and replaced with the less-expensive gold plated case.

In 1969, Hamilton stopped movement manufacture in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and used the BUREN movement factory is Switzerland, which Hamilton owned at that time.

Once you get the serial number engraved on the watch's movement, not the case. use this page for finding a reference/caliber # https://www.oldswisswatches.com/watch-parts-branded/buren-calibre-movement-and-spares/

There is no historical significance to this particular watch, or to the Masterpiece line in general, outside of the fact that Hamilton developed their Masterpiece line of watches exclusively for presentation purposes.

"Coolness" is purely subjective, and that makes this an odd question. If there is anything cool about this watch, that would be for you to determine and no one else. What is "cool" to you may not be "cool" to anyone else.