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This staple of the Hamilton vintage line-up was reputedly worn by President John F. Kennedy.
 

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I am a big fan of Hamiltons Vintage series.
It's nice to see a company whose newer "vintage" models are copies of themselves.
(does that make sense???):confused1:
 

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I am a big fan of Hamiltons Vintage series.
It's nice to see a company whose newer "vintage" models are copies of themselves.
(does that make sense???):confused1:
I agree with you Foggy, however IMO they could have really made an outstanding effort if they brought these models back with a mechanical movement. This would have really brought back that "vintage" feel.
 

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I agree with you Foggy, however IMO they could have really made an outstanding effort if they brought these models back with a mechanical movement. This would have really brought back that "vintage" feel.
There are some vintage models with auto movements and there is a LE Ventura with an automatic.
I think the only true mechanicals in their line is the Khaki Mechanical (ETA 2801,I believe) which is under 300.00 new and the Khaki Field Mechanical with a Unitas movement.
 

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While I like the idea of a Venture automatic which I think is the 50th anniversary model, since the watch was the first electric, it seems that the new models should also be electric.
 

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I love it.
 

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While I like the idea of a Venture automatic which I think is the 50th anniversary model, since the watch was the first electric, it seems that the new models should also be electric.
There is an anniversary limited edition in a quartz version. An "electric" was an actual mechanical movement driven by a battery.



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I wonder if they would even have the tooling to make these anymore.

One thing about the Hamilton Electrics...they didn't have the best reputation and were killed by the Bulova Accutron watches (that were killed by the quartz watch). Consequently very few watchmakers knew how to repair them. In fact, there is only one guy, that I know of that can repair a Hamilton electric. Caution should be taken when buying an old "electric" watch...For some watchmakers stuck cheap quartz movements or automatics in the cases discarding the electric movement.
 

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Love that piece

There are some vintage models with auto movements and there is a LE Ventura with an automatic.
I think the only true mechanicals in their line is the Khaki Mechanical (ETA 2801,I believe) which is under 300.00 new and the Khaki Field Mechanical with a Unitas movement.

Foggy, variations on the 2824-2 theme are a few (like my QNE 2895 fitted) the mechanical chrono lines (Khaky or otherwise) use the V 7750...in different formats
 

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Foggy, variations on the 2824-2 theme are a few (like my QNE 2895 fitted) the mechanical chrono lines (Khaky or otherwise) use the V 7750...in different formats

I think you are talking about automatics ,in which case you are spot on about the 7750 and the 2824 variations.
The examples I gave are true mechanical (hand wound) movements employing the ETA 2801 hand wound and the Unitas 6497 handwound,respectvely.
 

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I understand...

Yes, I went off target...thanks Foggy ..yes you are correct as far as I know about the true mechanicals:thumbup1:
 

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@mgiraz

That is a great looking watch.
I believe hat you have just pushed me over the edge.
I have been enabled!!
 
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