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Thanks for visiting my vintage Hamilton watch blog. I like to restore US-made Hamilton wrist watches back to their original glory and share my experiences with other enthusiasts. Use the "Search" space below if you know what model you're looking for. Feel free to leave polite comments or questions in the spaces provided. Also check out my "watches for sale" on my Etsy site - the link is on the right, just below.

1970's models

1970 4005-3
1970 Chrono-Diver
1970's Dateline 64005-4
1970's Dateline 64029-4
1970's Ladies' Pendant
1970 Thinline 2053
1971 Dateline A-587
1971 Dateline A-588
1971 Dateline TM-5902
1971 Day N' Date 6001
1971 Day N' Date 6002
1971 Thin-o-matic TM-4801
1972 Dateline A-593
1973 Accumatic A-517
1973 Auto Cal Delta
1973 Auto Cal Reliance
1973 Auto Cal Sovereign
1973 Auto Saratoga / Yorktowne
1973 Thinline 912373
1975 Auto Date Chadwick
1970's Thinline 19001-3
1976 GG-W-113
1977 Mil-W-43674B

1970's Vantage - John Deere

10 comments:

  1. Do you have areview of the 1970 cal 666 microrotor .thanks

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    1. I just did a 666 the other day. See the T-500

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  2. I would like to know if there s a way to have a watch band custom made or remade to fit a certain watch. I do realize that they are not your specialty, but you might know a thing or two about them. I have a 1970-1977 Hamilton led watch that has a rare case design. If there was a way to describe it, I would say that the end of the band is in the shape of "normal" lugs, and the case has the "normal" shape of the end of a band. Hamilton was the first manufacturer of led watches, and this band is rather hard to find. the band I had was destroyed, I will not expose how
    (as this information might "incriminate" me) it was destroyed, but I need to find a band for it. Any information will be of great help.

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    1. Most of the digital watches from the '70's that I'm aware of had integrated bracelets. So when you say a "band" do you mean a bracelet or a strap?

      You might find a decent matching bracelet on eBay if you know the maker of the original bracelet (should be stamped underneath it somewhere). Certainly straps are often an option too and there are a variety of materials to choose from (silicone, exotic skins, etc).

      Things get tricky when the bracelet requires special ends to accommodate the watch case. Often those ends are replaceable though. So knowing the maker of the old bracelet will help you find a replacement and even if it has different ends you might be able to swap them with yours - as long as they're in good shape.

      Or you might be screwed... in which case it sounds like you might already have that coming to you.

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    2. It is a bracelet, and yes, I'm probably screwed in this case. I have been looking around on eBay. There is a serial number on the case back, 993376. I personally haven't a single clue about serial numbers, but you might know a thing or two about them. Anyway, thanks for the help.

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  3. hello, I'm trying to find the value of a ladies bracelet style Hamilton 17 Jewel wristwatch. I believe it is from the 1970-80's - Hamilton on face&Back of case says Hamilton 14K, inside back case 24I704 - inside on works says "17 Jewel-773-unadjusted-Hamilton watch co." The case is oval and surrounded with 20 diamonds. I'd really appreciate your help! thank you!

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    1. Ladies watches really aren't that collectible. It's a little sad but I guess they are too small and too plentiful. So the value is really a function of the gold content and the diamonds... probably $150 or thereabouts. You'd have to consult a local jeweler or two for a realistic value but looking at sold listings on eBay for similar watches is a good reference too.

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    2. I did check on E-bay and Etsy & spoke with someone who deals in pre-owned jewelry, but she wasn't sure...guess she knew more than she thought-her guess was around $150! Thanks for the quick reply!

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  4. I have a Hamilton digital watch that my wife purchased for me in the mid 70's. It is gold in color with the number 993376 on the back. It was one of the very early digital watches with the red, oblong face and led display. Any idea on value?

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    1. It really depends on condition and whether or not it works. You can look on eBay for closed (sold) listings to get an idea of potential value.

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