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Hamilton Vancott
manufactured 1946-1947
never catalogued
discovered and identified as a true Hamilton only in the last few years
available in 10K gold bezel with stainless back or 14K solid gold bezel & back
17-jewel 987S hacking movement
28mm diameter case x 35mm over the lug tips
16mm strap width
production for 10K unknown, 984 for the 14K version


Here is a link to forum member Will Roseman's website with further details for this scarce Hamilton model:

http://www.vintagewatch.info/Detail%20-%20Vancott%20-%2010K.htm


image found in the Hamilton archives at the NAWCC library

 

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Very nice dial design. Only 28mm, though? That might keep me away.

BTW, congratulations and thanks are in order. The Vancott is the 50th entry in your vintage collection series. Anyone looking for links to all the past entries can look here.
 

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I really like this watch.

It's very similar to the Secometer, isn't it?:confused1:
The dial is identical to the Secometer, and the movement is the same (987S). When I first saw one for sale, I thought that it was a recased Secometer and passed.

I have found several for sale on ebay. If listed as a Vancott, they sell for a good price ($200+). If not listed as a Vancott, they can go for much less.
 

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I really like this watch.

It's very similar to the Secometer, isn't it?:confused1:
Hamilton offered 3 models that used the 987S hacking movement, the Sentinel in 1940, and the Secometer and Vancott in 1946. The Secometer case was identical to the Sentinel and the Vancott dial was identical to one of those available for the Secometer.

Sentinel, Secometer, Vancott...
 
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