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Wanna see a cool watch? In 1959, Hamilton introduced the Valiant, a horseshoe shaped case. And are you ready for this? Hamilton experimented with naugahyde dials for this model.

It had the 770 movement.

Apologies on the quality of the pic as it is a tough watch to find.
 

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Rene', I AM curious why the thought of using a naugahyde dial ever entered into the equation?
 

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I would see why this would not be so attractive...In this case "Nauga" gave in to his cousin "Formalde".
 

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Rene', I AM curious why the thought of using a naugahyde dial ever entered into the equation?
It was an offshoot to the "Sherwood" program, when they experimented with making dials with a wood veneer. As long as they were tinkering they decided to try another (modern) material. But somehow naugahyde just doesn't look as nice as wood.... And as it turned out, the wood dials were a failure in the market anyway.
 

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It was an offshoot to the "Sherwood" program, when they experimented with making dials with a wood veneer. As long as they were tinkering they decided to try another (modern) material. But somehow naugahyde just doesn't look as nice as wood.... And as it turned out, the wood dials were a failure in the market anyway.


And now you can't touch one for less than a grand!
 
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