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Watches out the back door, Hammys in the front door! I've got more Ham in my collection than you can find on a hogs butt!:eek:hmy: My collection is really changing as I am selling off a lot of watches I am not wearing and replacing them with Hamiltons. The number of watches is depleting which I am happy about. The latest to enter my collection is another Valjoux 7750 powered chrono....44mm case with great detail..If you are looking for lume, forget it. The onlly lume is the tips of the broad sword hands. And they're both lumed the same size! In the dark you cannot tell which is the hour and which is the minute hand :confused1: Rubber strap is soft and fits very well. Also notice the checkered flag detail on the bottom of the chrono second hand...I had never noticed that before.:thumbup1:Here's the pics -























 

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nice watch. Was looking at it in Dec 07 but the 44mm is too big for my small wrist. Wat is the damage ?
 

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Awesome Mike! Beautiful!

As a Designer, I'm starting to get the sense that Hamilton's designers may be trying to get too "designy" and losing site of practicality. The lume being the same size on both hands seem to me to be an oversight on practical design. They need to watch themselves. No pun intended.

Well, maybe.... :)
 

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Watches out the back door, Hammys in the front door! I've got more Ham in my collection than you can find on a hogs butt!:eek:hmy: My collection is really changing as I am selling off a lot of watches I am not wearing and replacing them with Hamiltons. The number of watches is depleting which I am happy about. The latest to enter my collection is another Valjoux 7750 powered chrono....44mm case with great detail..If you are looking for lume, forget it. The onlly lume is the tips of the broad sword hands. And they're both lumed the same size! In the dark you cannot tell which is the hour and which is the minute hand :confused1: Rubber strap is soft and fits very well. Also notice the checkered flag detail on the bottom of the chrono second hand...I had never noticed that before.:thumbup1:Here's the pics -
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congratulations! i've been looking at this, on white dial, for quite a while and just couldn't decide really. thanks for your inputs. i also didn't notice the checkered flag til now.

i also have a few questions about this watch. if i may ask, with the chrono buttons on the opposite side of the watch, is it really easier to activate them? or is the screw down a pain to access the chrono? it also has 2 pins on the strap, any difficulties in putting it on or off? how does the rubber react with sweat? thanks in advance...


nice watch. Was looking at it in Dec 07 but the 44mm is too big for my small wrist...
ongkmeng, have you tried this beauty on your wrist? 'coz despite its designation as 44mm it seemed smaller on the wrist, looks more like a 42. probably because of a smaller bezel. just my opinion :)
 

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congratulations! i've been looking at this, on white dial, for quite a while and just couldn't decide really. thanks for your inputs. i also didn't notice the checkered flag til now.

i also have a few questions about this watch. if i may ask, with the chrono buttons on the opposite side of the watch, is it really easier to activate them? or is the screw down a pain to access the chrono? it also has 2 pins on the strap, any difficulties in putting it on or off? how does the rubber react with sweat? thanks in advance

I wouldn't say easier to work the chrono buttons, but certainly no harder. The thumb works the bottom pusher, the forefinger the top. Just try pushing the side of your case at 10 and 8 o'clock... The crown to me, is no harder either...I set my watch before I put it on....I have never worked the crown of any of my watches while wearing it. One advantage it does have, being a larger case (44mm) you have no crowns or pushers digging into the back of your hand....Hey, and if you are a lefty, it's made for you!

As far as sweat, I have not had the chance to do that yet:blink: but it has HAMILTON spelled out in raised letters on the inside and KHAKI on the other so it will grip your wrist and not slide around.

As for the buckle the two posts are connected by a bar in between . So when it is unbuckled, it makes an H like this:

 

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ongkmeng, have you tried this beauty on your wrist? 'coz despite its designation as 44mm it seemed smaller on the wrist, looks more like a 42. probably because of a smaller bezel. just my opinion :)
Yes, I tried it. It certainly look big on the small wrist. 40 is the ideal size for me. Surprisely a 38mm which I have looks like at 34mm to me, wondering why Hamilton watch looks so small. Too bad Hamilton only have 38, 42, 44 .... I end up getting a Ball Hyrdocaron Magnate (40mm).
 

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Previously loved...just less than 1/2 of retail.

That is a VERY good price. Can provide me the AD that you buy from ? What expectly is the price you pay and the listed price. PM me the info pls. Thanks
 

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ahhh nice looking watch.. i wonder if there is a hr hand shaft under it. The valjoux hr hand rest on a hole in the movement plate rather than a jewel and is the main source of wear. If they done away with the hr hand pinion we might have a good movement too :)
 
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