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Old 26 July 2022, 08:08 AM   #1
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1951 Hamilton "Brent" tank watch

Recently, I started looking for a 40s or 50s Hamilton gold filled tank watch similar to the Hamilton my dad wore from the time I was a toddler until he died in 1978. I came across an ebay store which apparently specializes in restoring, servicing, and then selling these at reasonable prices. I chose this 1951 14 k gold filled "Brent" model that looks like it's brand new; it must have been in someone's safe deposit box for decades. It's a little newer than I'd have preferred, but otherwise checked all the boxes. It looks very much like Dad's watch.



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Old 26 July 2022, 01:12 PM   #2
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Beautiful watch!!!! I have my Dad's Hamilton from the mid 40's. He received it as either a HS or college graduation present. It may be a "Brock," not sure. I heard that Hamilton named some of their models after their employees. Enjoy that beauty!!!
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Old 26 July 2022, 01:40 PM   #3
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Beautiful watch!!!! I have my Dad's Hamilton from the mid 40's. He received it as either a HS or college graduation present. It may be a "Brock," not sure. I heard that Hamilton named some of their models after their employees. Enjoy that beauty!!!
Thank You! I wondered about the model name. It's engraved inside the case back. I thought it was an odd name for a watch, but naming them after employees makes sense.

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Old 26 July 2022, 11:35 PM   #4
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Thank You! I wondered about the model name. It's engraved inside the case back. I thought it was an odd name for a watch, but naming them after employees makes sense.

Great info!!! I never knew the name was engraved there!!! I guess the next time it's serviced I'll have a look.
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Old 27 July 2022, 03:18 AM   #5
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Great info!!! I never knew the name was engraved there!!! I guess the next time it's serviced I'll have a look.
Thanks for the tip on the box! I bought it.
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Old 27 July 2022, 03:19 AM   #6
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Great fund Stan, congratulations

Will go well with your 1675
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Old 27 July 2022, 04:44 AM   #7
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Great find Stan, congratulations

Will go well with your 1675
Thanks, Brian. My 1675 is long gone and I was kicking myself soon after I sold it. I've got a 16710 GMT II now and plan to kick the bucket with it on my wrist.
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Old 27 July 2022, 04:47 AM   #8
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Thanks, Brian. My 1675 is long gone and I was kicking myself soon after I sold it. I've got a 16710 GMT II now and plan to kick the bucket with it on my wrist.
Ah, sorry Stan, I couldn't remember which it was

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Old 29 July 2022, 05:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tip on the box! I bought it.
Great!!!!! I'm always happy to enable!!! When it come in, you should post a pic of the watch in the box!!
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Old 29 July 2022, 08:29 AM   #10
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Great!!!!! I'm always happy to enable!!! When it come in, you should post a pic of the watch in the box!!
Will do! It's supposed to be delivered Saturday.
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Old 31 July 2022, 02:32 AM   #11
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Great!!!!! I'm always happy to enable!!! When it come in, you should post a pic of the watch in the box!!
The box arrived yesterday and is in such deplorable condition it's not even worth taking a photo. It's just the cardboard outer box which is bent and torn in several places. The good news is it was only $11.

I found another early fifties Hamilton inner and outer box that appears to be in much better shape and ordered it, so I'll wait for it before taking pictures. I did manage to salvage the label from the Brent box and can reuse it.
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Old 2 August 2022, 08:26 AM   #12
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The box set arrived and the Brent fits perfectly. I scanned the Brent label from the first (unusable) box and replaced the original Watch Number and Case Number on the label with the numbers on my watch so the numbers on the box match the numbers of my watch. There was even a warranty card!
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Old 24 August 2022, 07:27 AM   #13
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Great pick up! I dig the old watches, especially when restored beautifully like yours. Congratulations
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