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Gentlemen, this is my first Hamilton, a vintage Masterpiece automatic in 14k solid gold. After looking at it for a few days in the jewelry shop that belongs to an old friend, I decided it was too pristine to pass by, and negotiated a deal this morning. My calipers make it just under 34mm from 10 to 4, just over 35mm including crown, and 38.5mm from lug to lug (vertical). The Arabic numerals and indices appear to be gold also, and I suspect the dial will prove to be either silver or white gold. I don't think it "hacks," because when I pull out the stem, the second hand doesn't stop. I've only had it on my wrist for a couple of hours, but it is keeping right up with the Rolex I set it by. My friend said the 25-jewels indicate it is one of Hamilton's better movements. As you can see from the engraving on the back, the piece dates from approx. 1964. Can any of you Hammy guys provide more information?:biggrin: