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Hamilton Rodney
catalogued 1953-1964
10K yellow gold filled case
18-jewel movement
available with left hand wind
several dial options, including one with masonic symbols
34mm case diameter
46mm over the lugs
16mm strap width










 

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Thanks to all for the wonderful posts and pictures.

I didn't see the Rodney in Shurgarts because apparently it came with 3 dial options. And the one on my watch was obsurded by another dial option in front of it in the picture.

I like the dial. From Tom and Jim's pictures and the catalog illustrations, it seems it came in a checkerboard type dial as well as a traditional solid dial. Is that corect?

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The Rodney's dial is butler silver with each quadrant brushed differently so that at different angles two opposite quadrants will appear to be a shade darker. That said, JimH's example sure does look like it has a checkerboard finish.

My 18 year old 'ever so hip' son loves my Rodney on its 10K yellow gold filled expandable bracelet. He wears it often - as do I; always gets comments. The best $87 I've spent on a vintage watch!

Shugart (2009) also lists a rectangular dial Rodney, c1941 in either 14K coral or yellow gold.

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Beautiful watch - I need to start looking for the vintage piece to go with my Hamiltons. Where is the best source for research? Maybe I should start another thread. Either that, or I should just go over to Tom's house... <smile>.

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Beautiful watch - I need to start looking for the vintage piece to go with my Hamiltons. Where is the best source for research? Maybe I should start another thread. Either that, or I should just go over to Tom's house... <smile>.

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Go to this link and click on all the models in post #1 for info. Post #2 is a primer for collecting vintage Hamiltons.

If you want to go vintage, you should come over. I have a bunch I need to sell!
 

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hello,

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I have a Rodney. My grandmother gave it to me after my great uncle passed. He got it as a retirement gift from the Drew Chemical Corp in 1961. (it's engraved on the back) The only difference with my watch is the crown has the "H" on it. I could not tell from the previous pictures if the "H" was on the crown.
 
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