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Just before leaving for Spain I put this together for my brother.
The case is from Kemmer and good for 5ATM it’s front loading and made for the Hamilton 921/917 Sapphire in front and in back 42,0 mm in diameter wc 10,7 mm high and takes a 22mm strap, finishing between lugs could be better but the rest is very good the bezel and case back threads are nice and tight and feel very good, one thing I did notice is the supplied hands do not fit the 921 and would have to be broached in this case my brother did not want whit hands the ones used are fron Jules Borel
I finished it with strap I made in my hotel room in Kansas city I also included a Nato nylon, I put everything in a foam filled box and gave him all the information I could get on the movement, the movement is a Hamilton 921 built between 1932 and 1933.
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Had to tweak the cannon pinion a bit
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Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:10 am
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Very nice! Your shop looks to be a WIS's playground.

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I am in awe of your work bench :thumbup:

Nice watch too. :clap:


Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:27 am
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After seeing this, I will never show a pic of my workbench :oops: .

Beautiful watch X-treme !

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Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:37 am
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Yes, in Ehrhardt's Hamilton reference books (the authority on Hamilton pocket watches), the venerable Hamilton 921 started in 1936.
And yes, that is a beautiful piece of work you did there. :thumbup:


Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:03 am
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Beautiful! What a great gift to give too. Sooooooo jealous of that workbench!!!!

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Amazing work! Very nice job! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Beautiful workshop by the way.

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Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:24 am
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Thanks everyone it's my escape room my wife calls it my grotto LOL

Michael your absolutely right sorry bout that I went beck to the documents I gave my brother and it was built between 1937/38 thanks for the heads up.

Have a good one everyone i'm going back to my hotel room strap making.

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Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:45 am
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The skills displayed here are awesome. Stunning watch is a bonus.


Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:18 am
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Awesome! :thumbup:

I would have been tempted with a classic diamond-shaped crown but it looks fresh like that :)


One noob question though... :? :oops:

What's the part that curves up round the cannon pinion in this pic?

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Does the dial just squash it flat??

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It's the washer that goes between the dial and hour wheel, and helps hold the hour wheel in place (the dial is technically the retainer for the hour wheel in most cases).

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So the hour wheel would just fall out without either the washer or the dial?

An interesting setup... lol


Thank you for the info, though! :)

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So the hour wheel would just fall out without either the washer or the dial?

An interesting setup... lol


Thank you for the info, though! :)


Without the dial at least, and depending on how high the dial is mounted away from the movement, the washer as well.

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