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Hamilton Boone
catalogued 1935-1938
14K yellow gold filled case with two-tone black enamel number & marker dial ($50.00 new) or applied gold numeral dial ($52.50 new)
17-jewel 980 movement
27mm case width
38mm case length
18mm strap width
unknown production quantity


from 1935 catalog


from 1936 catalog


from 1937 catalog


from 1938 catalog


 

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Tom, Rene, Bryan, Anyone?

Are you able to have a wild stab at an estimate of production numbers? Perhaps via the methods that have been attempted here before; comparing the volume offered for sale at ebay against models with known production?

And what do sales records say about the ratio of AGN to two-tone black enamel and marker dials? Interesting that AGN dials are typically more common for most models - but the catalogs and the images here show only the enamel dial variant.
 

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Well, I've only got 10 prices for the gilt dial, but I'm sure I've missed some. I can't say for sure about the AGN because I only track the most recent 25 prices in my spreadsheet and I can tell I've logged at least 35 prices. So at least a 3:1 ratio AGN to gilt.
 

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Boone Watch Hands

Hello, I am new to the forum and I just acquired a Hamilton Boone identical to this one, however, I am in need of a set of new hour and minute hands (blued) and was wondering if anyone knew the size and/or where I might be able to acquire hands like the ones in the pictures. It is an excellent watch overall and the two-toned face with the ribbed case design is outstanding. The dial does have some tarnish and perhaps someone knows an effective way to clean it up without removing the black lettering and design on the face.

Thank you for your time and information.
 

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Gday deserteagle and welcome to the forum

May I suggest you check out the restoring and renovating "sticky" thread at the top of the forum. It contains some recipes for dial cleaning and hand specifications that may assist you in your quest.
 

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Well, I've only got 10 prices for the gilt dial, but I'm sure I've missed some. I can't say for sure about the AGN because I only track the most recent 25 prices in my spreadsheet and I can tell I've logged at least 35 prices. So at least a 3:1 ratio AGN to gilt.
Interesting! I had never heard/noticed this dial referenced as a two-tone gilt inlaid enamel. :thumbup1: Am I correct to presume that the markers and tracks are inlaid enamel but the gold butler center (and perhaps the lighter outer area) are done with inlaid gold (and perhaps white gold or silver) leaf layed on top of the dial?
 

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Tom,

Based upon the ads you shared above in 2008, it sure looks like you used the term "gilt" correct to me...or at least they advertised it as such. I had just never noticed it before. :thumbup1:

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I probably misused the term gilt. From the catalog listing: 14K yellow gold filled case with two-tone black enamel number & marker dial ($50.00 new) or applied gold numeral dial ($52.50 new)


 

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Boone dial

I have been wondering about the Boone enamel dial. I went through my dial stash tonight, and I have what seems to be an original one. I was very surprised to see that this dial is actually brass. The butler center seems to be yellow gold leaf/gilt (or maybe just polished brass?), the outer area on mine is a matte brass (but perhaps it was originally powder white?), and the number tracks and markers are inlaid enamel.
 
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