If you wanted to get started you could try the 1959 Sea Scape. Just getting started with this model would require getting the black and the white dialed versions. The Sea-Scape was produced for three years. There's also a Sea Scape II and a Sea Scape III to keep you on the hunt.
The Sea-Scape came in a 10K rolled gold plate case. RGP cases don't have as much gold as gold filled and the RGP cases generally were used on the lower-tier of the Hamilton line up.
In order to keep a lower price point, the Sea Scape also uses a Swiss-made Hamilton 671 movement. This 17 jewel sweep second movement was made by ETA and is also known as the ETA 1080 - which is helpful to know if you need a part for it.
I recently acquired a Sea-Scape project watch. I'd show you the overhaul but I'm a little embarrassed to say that I couldn't get it to run right. Yup that's right - sometimes a watch gets the best of me and this one really put me through the ringer.
Here's a shot of the Sea-Scape as received. It was very "gunky" with a lot of crud in the nooks and crannies.
After fighting the darned thing for a few hours I threw in the towel. It had beaten me. I put it all back together and took an "after" photo so you'd see what it would look like all cleaned up with a fresh crystal.
So what am I going to do now? Well, hairsprings are tricky business. If you think reassembling a watch is intimidating, then reshaping hairsprings should be nothing short of magical. I'm just a hobbyist and I wouldn't dare call myself a watchmaker because watchmakers know how to work hairspring magic - and I don't.
That means I have two options... find a donor movement or send this to a watchmaker. That's a pretty tough call because both are good options. But in this case, I think I will go with the latter - as I have about 10 movements in similar a situation (running but poorly) and it would be good to get them all back in proper running order.