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Your seller doesn't stock the black model, or have you just eliminated it from your personal list?

 

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I love blue dials, but I think I鈥檇 go with the silver dial. Those blue hands really stand out and look great!
 

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Buy both - or try on both - pick the one you like better - return the other...:001_smile:

The return can be sent to my perosnal address which I will pm you later...:wink:

Tough choice, good luck...:thumbup1: gb
 

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Thanks for the votes. Even though silver seems to have the slight edge, I liked blue dial better, THOUGH, I admit, the blue hands against the silver dial are an awesome combination. I really like the lugs and retro look, and the blue dial, plus I don't have the ETA 2895 in my collection, so I pulled the trigger on this one.
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Did a little more research on this watch. Hamilton first released this watch in a limited version of 1892 pieces. It used the Unitas mechanical movement and had a case size of 46.5 mm. It also included a wooden box which could display the watch sans the band in a nautical themed contraption that allowed you to wind it as well.

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That version is now hard to find and at the one place that had it--it was $2700. Though I have to admit, the case sitting on the desk was intriguing displaying the watch would be a nice addition to any collection.

Afterwards, Hamilton released another version of the watch,(the one I posted) based on the ETA automatic movement, with a case size of 40mm, and the benefit of a date window.

The only negative I could find against the 40mm version was that the second hand dial was a tad small.
 

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Enjoy your new watch! I think I would have had to go with the silver. Those blue hands are stunning, but I could see me being just as happy with the blue one. Congrats and be sure to post pics when you get it or it didn't happen!
 

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I love this watch. My local AD has a silver dial version in stock and has offered me a good price on it. He would do a layaway for me but I know my wife would kill me. To use a Navy reference (appropriate for this watch), I need all my dollars at battle stations right now, not drunk on shore leave at the watch store.:biggrin:
 
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