You won't see rolled gold plated cases until the mid-1950s and by the 1960s they were fairly common, especially on Hamilton's entry level models. One model that had a fairly short run was the 1968 Thinline 6511. It didn't make it into the 1970s,
Monday, October 25, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
I've had a project on my to-do list for well over a year. I've had a lot of things that have taken a higher priority, plus I've been a little apprehensive to tackle it. Today was a good day though, it started to rain so I was able to hang out in my workshop a little bit longer than normal.
My project watch is a modern Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Titanium. This model has been around for a while and is still available, but with an updated H10 movement with 80 hour power reserve. Mine is the earlier version.
As you can see, the retail price is almost $1,000 for this watch today, so this is not an inexpensive watch.
I've had my watch for several years and it's one of my go-to watches for casual wear. It's a good size at 42mm diameter. The case is made of titanium so it's not heavy either. A little over a year ago I noticed it would stop and start. It eventually didn't run at all so I set aside for a rainy day, like today.
My watch is in good shape, other than not running. I've been a little apprehensive about servicing it because I won't have spare parts, in case something goes wrong, and buying parts for modern watches can be a challenge.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
After almost 10 years of this blog, it's funny when I realize there are some models that I've worked on that I have not posted about. One of them is the 1958 Seabeach. I know that I've worked on at least a couple over the years but there is no blog post - until now.