My new Hamilton

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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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Your movement was sent to the finishing department on March 19, 1923, as part of a batch of 1,000 grade 910 movements. It's a very fine piece!
Wow! That's is some great information. Thank you so much. What a great bunch of enthusiasts we have!
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.
Bob's your uncle!!!!:D

Haven't heard that much.
Figured our Aussie colleague would find that old UK figure of speech familiar...
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