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Monday, December 24, 2012

1951 Kirby

The 1951 Hamilton Kirby was produced for three years and is one of a few models that has a non-cataloged "B" model denoting a change in the movement.

The Kirby came in a 14K yellow gold filled case with a sterling silver dial with solid gold numerals and dots.  Under the dial is a 19 jewel 14/0 sized 982 movement in the 1951 and 1952 models.  The Kirby B from 1953 featured the 12/0 sized replacement for the 982... the 753.

The Kirby and Kirby B are identical except for the differences required to accommodate the differently shaped movements.


  1. Funny, my name is Kirby Hamilton (apparently there are a few of us around). I guess that I should look int getting me a Hamilton Kirby!

  2. I found a Kirby online. Has a 980 movement inside. Is this a replacement and not correct to the original?

    1. Possibly... the 980 went in 10K GF cased models. What’s the serial number of the 980? If it’s prior to 1951 that would confirm it

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