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Thursday, January 31, 2013

1940 Vincent

The Hamilton Vincent was introduced in 1940 along with a number of other new models.  It was produced for two years and probably interrupted by WWII and not reissued.

The Vincent comes in a 10K gold filled case with an interesting woven lug design.   The dial is sterling silver with solid 18K gold numerals.   No other dial options were offered.

Under the dial is a 17 jewel 14/0 sized 980 movement.

I purchased a Vincent in a lot of project watches last month and although the crystal was totally trashed with scratches, the case, dial and movement were in great shape.  So after an overhaul and a new glass crystal, this Vincent looks great again!

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