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I ran across an interesting article in hr magazine about the Hamilton US Navy Torpedo Boat Chronometer.

This was a departure from Hamilton railroad watches in that it was larger and had more complications. It came in a wooden carry box that could be mounted to the bridge of a ship. It had a 21 j movement and a 56 hour mainspring along with a winding indicator.

When military budgets were cut during the depression, some US Navy vessels entered WWII with one of these watches on the bridge.
 

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CUE RUSTY: Boy, Rusty. . . this thread so far has gone over like a pregnant pole vaulter. You sure know how to stimulate the membership.

RUSTY RESPONDS: I thought that this summary would have 'em falling over each other to comment.

RUSTY AGAIN: More like falling overboard, since this thread began with a Naval theme.

RUSTY, IN DEFENSE: Maybe I should just stick with the Original Invicta Forum, where every day brings more discussions about CS, QC, and new 86 mm watches with 2000 meters of water resistance.

RUSTY, CONSOLING HIMSELF: Oh perk up Rusty, at least our color scheme is sharp.

RUSTY TO RUSTY: Thanks, Rusty. You are the only one who really understands me. Maybe I'll buy you a new watch? You deserve a . . . . . . .
Hamilton.:thumbup1:
 

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Ah, finally some action. Thanks, Dodger blue. When I started this little hobby people said to buy what I liked and not for investment purposes. However, in my limited time talking about Hamiltons, it appears that many vintage Hamiltons have appreciated considerably.

That does two things: prices many models out of my budget AND makes me want them even more.:drool:
 

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There is one area of the watch world that has shown investment promise...Vintage...You can find some good buys out there...I like Hamiltons of course, but I do have some Bulova's, Benrus, & Elgin also.
 

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Don't feel bad Rusty.
I got the same magazine yesterday and saw that article last night.
I was going to start a thread when I got home today but you beat me to it.

Thanks for taking the bullet!!!:D:D



"The best laid plans of mice and men............."
 
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