My new interest... Wristwatches made with classic Hamilton pocketwatch movements...

My new interest... Wristwatches made with classic Hamilton pocketwatch movements...

Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 6th, 2011, 12:09 am #1

Archer Watches makes some of these.

This one is powered by the Hamilton 917:



17 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 3 positions...

These two are powered by the Hamilton 921:



21 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...

Al can also source Hamilton 923 and 945 movements although they are much more scarce. Pics from Tourby watches:

923 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


945 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


I do not know when these movements for made, how much more accurate one is than the other or much about them at all. I can say however, that they are beautiful to look at and would be something you do not see every day.
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

April 6th, 2011, 12:21 am #2

dial and hands, but otherwise they look great.
Love those hand wind movements.
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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 4:36 am

April 6th, 2011, 12:24 am #3

Archer Watches makes some of these.

This one is powered by the Hamilton 917:



17 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 3 positions...

These two are powered by the Hamilton 921:



21 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...

Al can also source Hamilton 923 and 945 movements although they are much more scarce. Pics from Tourby watches:

923 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


945 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


I do not know when these movements for made, how much more accurate one is than the other or much about them at all. I can say however, that they are beautiful to look at and would be something you do not see every day.
examples are super IMHO. I can see why you are interested. I am also very interested.

Boomtown

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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 6th, 2011, 12:30 am #4

dial and hands, but otherwise they look great.
Love those hand wind movements.
Initially I was not so into that design choice. However, that "Brequet" look has started to grow on me.
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 6th, 2011, 12:33 am #5

examples are super IMHO. I can see why you are interested. I am also very interested.

Boomtown

This was quite awhile ago. I have a ways to go before I can buy a watch again. I think one of these would be pretty cool. I am going to learn more about each of the calibres. I found a thread on the 921 and 923 and what was interesting is that all of the jewels are functional unlike the 7S26/36 where the extra two jewels in the 7S36 are not really necessary.

What else is awesome is that Archer's prices on these are better than Tourbys.
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

April 6th, 2011, 12:44 am #6

Initially I was not so into that design choice. However, that "Brequet" look has started to grow on me.
Does he show the dial/hand options on his website?
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 6th, 2011, 12:56 am #7

Perhaps we should meet in London one day? Perfect excuse to visit my favourite watchmaker.
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

April 6th, 2011, 1:07 am #8

Archer Watches makes some of these.

This one is powered by the Hamilton 917:



17 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 3 positions...

These two are powered by the Hamilton 921:



21 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...

Al can also source Hamilton 923 and 945 movements although they are much more scarce. Pics from Tourby watches:

923 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


945 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


I do not know when these movements for made, how much more accurate one is than the other or much about them at all. I can say however, that they are beautiful to look at and would be something you do not see every day.
The 917 was in production from 1936 thru 1954 according to the Ranfft archives.
The 921 from 1936 thru 1949
The 923 from 1937 thru 1949
The 945 from 1935 thru ?

Al sure is doing a wonderful job saving thee gems

How big are the finished watches?

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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 6th, 2011, 1:13 am #9

Archer Watches makes some of these.

This one is powered by the Hamilton 917:



17 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 3 positions...

These two are powered by the Hamilton 921:



21 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...

Al can also source Hamilton 923 and 945 movements although they are much more scarce. Pics from Tourby watches:

923 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


945 Movement: 23 jewels, 18000bph, originally adjusted to 5 positions...


I do not know when these movements for made, how much more accurate one is than the other or much about them at all. I can say however, that they are beautiful to look at and would be something you do not see every day.
Weird then that I do not own a watch with a 6498 yet.


Here are two that I think look pretty sweet.

This one has a sweet white dial:


But I am also a sucker for guilloche detailing on dials.
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 6th, 2011, 1:18 am #10

The 917 was in production from 1936 thru 1954 according to the Ranfft archives.
The 921 from 1936 thru 1949
The 923 from 1937 thru 1949
The 945 from 1935 thru ?

Al sure is doing a wonderful job saving thee gems

How big are the finished watches?

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which I personally love in a dress watch.

My Baume & Mercier Chrono is this size and I love the width and thickness of it.


Love live two register chronos! LOL!
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