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My latest acquisition...


1959 Thor
catalogued 1959-1961
available in yellow gold filled case with silver dial & gold numbers & white gold filled case with either a silver or black dial with silver numbers
pictured is the scarcest version - wgf with black dial
22-jewel model 770 movement, Hamilton's last & finest design
Incablock shockproofing
31mm wide
38mm over the lugs
18mm strap width








 

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Actually you get used to it after awhile.
Especially if you are over a certain age and can remember when that was the norm. (and it wasn't all that long ago!)
I agree.

And every once in awhile it's nice to have a watch on that doesn't make you feel like you have a watch on! The bigger watches are nice, but you can never forget your wearing one...

By the way, nice Thor!
 

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YGF Thor.

I have a shop where I buy used jewelry. Just got in this Thor watch. It is working, no wear thru on plating. No band. No corrosion on face, etc. Nice piece.

I have been given all kinds of information on this watch, but it ranges from being worth about $180 to $1650.

What is the REALITY on dealer value?? Does anyone know the rarity or production numbers?

Thanks,
Chuck
 

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I have a shop where I buy used jewelry. Just got in this Thor watch. It is working, no wear thru on plating. No band. No corrosion on face, etc. Nice piece.

I have been given all kinds of information on this watch, but it ranges from being worth about $180 to $1650.

What is the REALITY on dealer value?? Does anyone know the rarity or production numbers?

Thanks,
Chuck
eBay selling price range:
yellow gold filled Thor - $283-$1581
Thor II - $225-$455
white gold filled Thor - $418-$1449

all prices assume very good cosmetic condition & keeping time
 

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Thor band and buckle

Hi am new to this site and have some questions for Hamliton experts.
I have recently purchased a 1958 Thor with a black face. The band is a cheap knock off. I would like to know what band (size) and buckle (size) came with this watch when it was new in 59 ? Could someone help me
Thank you
 

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Hi am new to this site and have some questions for Hamliton experts.
I have recently purchased a 1958 Thor with a black face. The band is a cheap knock off. I would like to know what band (size) and buckle (size) came with this watch when it was new in 59 ? Could someone help me
Thank you
Welcome to the Hamilton Forum. As you can see in the catalog pictures, the Thor came with a metal band. I'm sure our experts can tell you the size along with more details.
 

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The Thor came with 2 options -- a metal bracelet OR a leather strap. The metal bracelet option was more expensive. I imagine that Rene has a very valid opinion of which was the better selling option?

I've never asked, but I've always had a feeling that the metal bracelets likely caused a bit more damage to vintage watches then did leather straps. Perhaps this is just my prejudice since I prefer the comfort of leather straps, or perhaps it's because since leather is more pliable they are easier for me (and others) to replace, or perhaps because leather wore out many examples ended up sitting for years unused? All I know is that when I locate really nice old examples, they always seem to be wearing leather. (Or perhaps those with metal bracelets were preferred and thus were merely worn more? Who knows?? LOL)
 

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Information I found on the Thor

Hi am new to this site and have some questions for Hamliton experts.
I have recently purchased a 1958 Thor with a black face. The band is a cheap knock off. I would like to know what band (size) and buckle (size) came with this watch when it was new in 59 ? Could someone help me
Thank you
Hi,
I am no expert, and had some direction from Tom. I looked around and found a yellow with white face for sale for $1650. Found another that recently sold at auction for $1000 even. I had an offer of $500 on mine. That depleted my database of knowledge of this watch. :)

Chuck
 

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White thor with silver dial

This is my white Thor. I got it with a mediocre silver dial with plans to re-do it in black. But the more I looked around, it seemed that all of the white gold filled examples I saw had black dials... so I had it re-done in silver as it seems to be quite a bite more rare in the white case. Maybe I'm wrong?
 

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This is my white Thor. I got it with a mediocre silver dial with plans to re-do it in black. But the more I looked around, it seemed that all of the white gold filled examples I saw had black dials... so I had it re-done in silver as it seems to be quite a bite more rare in the white case. Maybe I'm wrong?
While the white gold Thor does not come up very offer & I'v only seem them with a black dial finding one with an Original silver dial is great. Having it refinish in silver was the correct thing to do imop way cool! :thumbup: Gosh all I'm going to do now is dream about is getting one in silver :glare:
 
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