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Old 09-15-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default New acquisition - Hamilton 992 Canadian dial

My brother in Denmark has really embraced vintage pocket watches and has generously passed some great ones on to me.
Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail containing this Hamilton 992 Canadian dial.







Its really outstanding.
Naturally it needs a cleaning/servicing.
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Th specific details.

https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/sear...milton/1539734
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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That is a beauty!

And what a nice surprise to have show up. If he has any others he can send one my way, I wouldn't mind.
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Half the fun of vintage pocket watches is looking for vintage watch fobs that can pair with them. Putting them on a steel chain is questionable taste in fashion.
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What is a vintage watch fob?
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And here I thought it was just a chain. Learned something new!
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Some of them are just that, albeit decorative . Some are just satin ribbon attached to pendants with a clip to hold the watch. The ribbon and pendant would hang out of the vest pocket.
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I have an antique tapered chain in silver that can be worn with a vest but I need too get something that'll clip on a belt loop.
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Have to admit, the finer points of the pocket watch world are totally foreign to me.
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Have to admit, the finer points of the pocket watch world are totally foreign to me.

I just think they're cool and would love to see them make a real comeback.
Also relatively inexpensive for some top notch quality stuff compared to quality wristwatches.
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I just think they're cool and would love to see them make a real comeback.
Also relatively inexpensive for some top notch quality stuff compared to quality wristwatches.
They are pretty cool and I would love to see them make a real comeback also. Sad to say however I think wristwatches are going to go by the wayside soon enough.
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I bought a few braided kangaroo leather pocket watch lanyards in favor of chains.
Since railroad watches don't have covers over the crystal they would be susceptible to scratching if used on a chain. The leather makes daily use possible without exposing the watch to damage inside one's pocket.
According to the interweb, kangaroo leather is 10x stronger than cow.
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