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I have to admit that I am feeling guilty. I have goofed off today, riding the crest of our one thousandth post. So here is something for you Hamilton faithful to chew on. . . what other watch companies have such a connection to past history going back more than 100 years and at the same time are a major player on the world stage?

 

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Sadly, I can't think of any Rusty. :sad:
Great American watch companies like
Elgin and Gruen sold out their names to
companies still making watches today;
cheap quartz garbage resembling nothing
like that which these great American companies
used to once make with their own in house
movements.
 

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Sadly, I can't think of any Rusty. :sad:
Great American watch companies like
Elgin and Gruen sold out their names to
companies still making watches today;
cheap quartz garbage resembling nothing
like that which these great American companies
used to once make with their own in house
movements.
true.... sad too:sad:
 

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Elgin:sad: Gruen:sad: Benrus:sad: Bulova:glare:

Elgin:sad: Gruen:sad: Benrus:sad: Bulova:glare:

But none of these companies were up to par with the quality that Hamilton was putting out.

Benrus was first bought out by Victor Kiam, "I liked it so I bought the whole Company (Remington)." Then sold couple of more times and has disappeared.

Gruen went under in 1976 too bad all their records were destroyed...Serial #'s, watch plans etc. You can get cheaply built Gruens today.

Elgin has met the same fate as Gruen, as it has also transformed to a cheap built watch "bargain".
 
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