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I just bought a Hamilton Khaki from an AD in my town. At first I was about to buy a Khaki King but I saw this Khaki Automatic, which was cleary an old model, with a great deal (40% off). Beyond the great price offer from the AD, I actually preferred the design of the old model than the King.

What do you think of my new Hammy? Do I need to worry about the production date of this model? The model number is H704550.


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It looks awesome. :thumbup:
If it's from a Hamilton Authorized Dealer, you have next to nothing to worry about. And what I mean by that is ...

If it really is NOS there's a good possibility the lubricants in the movement are starting to dry out (yes, watch oil DOES dry up!). Take it to a local watch repairman and have him check it out. It SHOULD be around or under $150 to have it re-oiled. If you take it back to the AD, he'll probably send it to Hamilton which will be a bit more expensive!
 

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Thanks CometHunter.

The watch that I bought is under one-year warranty from the AD. Do you think it's better to use it without having it checked as far as there is no problem?
 

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"New Old Stock" is the issue.
It doesn't matter how long ago you paid for it. It's how long has it been sitting in the store unused. If it's as old as you imply, you no longer have oily parts rubbing against each other. You have bare metal against bare metal. Sure it's running okay right now. But the potential is there for premature repair requirements. All the knowledgeable collectors will agree that a little preventative maintenance now is well worth a good 5 years peace knowing their watch is running just the way it should.
You can pay for a cleaning now, or run the risk of paying for a repair and cleaning 3 years from now. That's how I look at it.
 
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