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Presenting my new Hamilton. The talk on this forum about pocket watches inspired me to go buy this one today from the same dealer friend from whom I got my Masterpiece. It's a size 12 gold-filled model (the gold fill is guaranteed for 25 years - still looks unworn) from 1922 with the 17-jewel 910 movement. You push down on the crown to wind, pull up to set. It has a double back. You use a fingernail to open first one, then the other. They snap into place. I had to have a vintage gold chain, and it cost nearly as much as the watch. I've got $225 invested in it and I think a got a heck of a deal. I set it at the dealer's, went to lunch, took photos. It is keeping up with the Rolex I set it by.
 

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That is an amazing watch!...Absolutely amazing and gold and pretty AND YOU GUYS ARE EVIL!! Now I want my pocket watch more than ever! Someday soon, you're all going to make me break my promise to dad and rush off and buy it before Chinese New Year!

Still, an incredible watch. By the way, I can see a circular ring on the watch-chain...what's that for?
 

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That is an amazing watch!...Absolutely amazing and gold and pretty AND YOU GUYS ARE EVIL!! Now I want my pocket watch more than ever! Someday soon, you're all going to make me break my promise to dad and rush off and buy it before Chinese New Year!

Still, an incredible watch. By the way, I can see a circular ring on the watch-chain...what's that for?
It's for securing the chain to a belt loop or the like - you pass the chain through a belt loop and open the ring (it's got a spring-loaded tab) and slip it over the chain and let go of the tab and - Bob's your uncle - your chain is secured.
 

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It's for securing the chain to a belt loop or the like - you pass the chain through a belt loop and open the ring (it's got a spring-loaded tab) and slip it over the chain and let go of the tab and - Bob's your uncle - your chain is secured.


Bob's your uncle!!!!:D


Haven't heard that much.
 

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Pocket watches have a charm all of their own.....They really give you the chance to enjoy the inside as well as the outside....I bet even Foghorn would open his! Congrats on a great watch a thanks for sharing!

That's two pocket watches from the group this week !

You got to love this Brand for it covers so much ground !
 

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I can't get over how beautiful and shiny that gold is. And the movement looks so cute and delicate. I'm heading off to the flea-market tomorrow to see if I can find my own pocket watch! (Perhaps I'll strike gold and find something really great?) If not, then I'll at least buy one or two nice watch-chains in preparation for the next big acquisition!
 
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