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Old 27 January 2022, 12:40 PM   #1
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Old 27 January 2022, 11:14 PM   #2
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Very cool watch. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 28 January 2022, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 25 February 2022, 12:21 AM   #4
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Very cool! What company did the work to convert it from a pocket watch to a wrist watch?
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Old 10 March 2022, 11:05 PM   #5
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Very cool! What company did the work to convert it from a pocket watch to a wrist watch?
Frett & CO Clockworks

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Old 27 March 2022, 01:48 AM   #6
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Just curious,.. was the crown at 3 when it was a pocket watch..
Real nice movement BTW...
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Old 28 March 2022, 01:38 PM   #7
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Pocket watches had crowns at different locations, and I am not sure the orientation of this one originally, as I bought this complete from Frett. Regardless of crown location, the dial can be repositioned.

Early RR grade watches were “lever set” to prevent the time from being accidentally altered while carried. Thus the crown only turns the winding stem. To set time, the bezel unscrews, pull the small lever at 4’0clock, then rotate crown to adjust, push lever back in, and replace bezel. It’s actually a very fun mechanical process !

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Old 28 March 2022, 02:43 PM   #8
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Just curious,.. was the crown at 3 when it was a pocket watch..
Real nice movement BTW...
Yes, it was, you cannot rotate the dial, the placement for the second hand pinion does not change.
If it originally wound at 12, the second hand would have to be located at 9.

This is a model 993.
Hamilton reference numbered there movements for open faced cases even. (winds at 12). 924,950,992, 940 etc.
Hamilton reference numbered there hunting case movements with odd number. ie 925, 927, 951, 993. These wound at 3 o'clock.

993 is a great movement. A few parts were blued aftermarket, to enhance it's appearance.

Funny, I just packed a movement up to mail to Frett this night.

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Old 28 March 2022, 02:54 PM   #9
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What really drives me nuts are the high end watch companies saying how difficult it is to make "grand feu" dials. When they were made in the millions in the past.
And the old ones are typically better quality, like this one. Double sunk dial. (3 pieces that are soldered together.) With finely beveled edges separating the levels.
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Old 28 March 2022, 10:25 PM   #10
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Yes, it was, you cannot rotate the dial, the placement for the second hand pinion does not change.
If it originally wound at 12, the second hand would have to be located at 9.

This is a model 993.
Hamilton reference numbered there movements for open faced cases even. (winds at 12). 924,950,992, 940 etc.
Hamilton reference numbered there hunting case movements with odd number. ie 925, 927, 951, 993. These wound at 3 o'clock.

993 is a great movement. A few parts were blued aftermarket, to enhance it's appearance.

Funny, I just packed a movement up to mail to Frett this night.

Thanks for adding some knowledge about the dials, I forgot about the second hand pinion/location !

I next want an Elgin with Roman numerals. Seems like a nice pair to have.
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Old 19 July 2022, 01:29 AM   #11
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Wow, that's beautiful!!! There's another company out west that does conversions. They recase your dial and movement. Not cheap, but It's a good way to wear grandpa's pocketwatch.
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Old 26 July 2022, 01:46 PM   #12
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Gorgeous! I love the decorative embellishments on the movements of turn of the century vintage watches.
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing
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