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Friday, February 22, 2013

1958 Norman

Part of Hamilton's higher end Medallion line, the 1958 Norman was the second model to bear the Norman name.  The first Norman was created in the 1940's.
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This Norman features a 10K gold filled case in yellow with solid 14K gold markers and dots on a sterling silver dial.

Under the dial is Hamilton's 22 jewel, 12/0 sized 770 movement.

I recently found a nice Norman on eBay in need of a little TLC.  It was missing it's crystal and hour hand and the dial was starting to develop "dial rash" or abrasions from a lack of a crystal.

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The nice thing about my example is it also came with it's original bracelet.

With it all cleaned up and with a new crystal and hour hand, I think it turned out to be a great project watch.  I'll have to try to find a slightly longer hour hand though I think.

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