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Silver Hawk

Hamilton T-403

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"The Purchase" arrived this morning. heart.gifheart.gif

Here it is! An almost mint, original 1960 Hamilton T-403. It comes with a 10K GF case and a Hamilton micro-rotor Automatic movement --- same as in the Thin-o-matics. It is 36mm diameter including crown.

Bought it from a certain Hamilton specialist up near Peterborough wink.gif

I make no apologies for posting 4 pictures of it. smile.gif

Cheers

Paul

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Hamilton - got to love the style. This one is not quite so radical and I suspect a standard full rotor movement, but I like it nevertheless...pity I never actually wear it bangin.gif

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Apols for the image - not my forte!

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Hamiltons are not usually for me, so I nearly didn't bother looking at the thread.

Well, bugger me eek.gif That is bloody beautiful, the face is a stunner and the lugs are to die for. heart.gif

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You will have to explain to me the significance of that dial layout unsure.gif

Is there something more to it than style?

No, style is everything! It is almost certainly a Richard Arbib design since this watch appeared at the same time as the Hamilton Electrics. It certainly has all his hallmarks punk.gif

Hamilton - got to love the style.  This one is not quite so radical and I suspect a standard full rotor movement, but I like it nevertheless...pity I never actually wear it bangin.gif

Very nice! I have the Electric version of this case...the Taurus. Do you know what model yours is?

Lured away from the electrics just this once then wink2.giftongue.gif

Electrics and asymmetrics, Mac. laugh.gif

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This one was interesting - sent a pic to Rene Rondeau who advised that he had only ever seen this one in a Euro market catalogue, where it was described simply by the number - 64028. sad.gif

If you could post up an image of your Taurus, I'd be able to confirm whether exactly the same case or not.

When was the Taurus on the market? Supposedly the one I have was mid 60's.....according to the seller when I bought it around 8 years ago.

Thanks

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That looks superb Paul, I like it a lot.  drool.gif

Thanks Roy!

This one was interesting - sent a pic to Rene Rondeau who advised that he had only ever seen this one in a Euro market catalogue, where it was described simply by the number - 64028. sad.gif

If you could post up an image of your Taurus, I'd be able to confirm whether exactly the same case or not.

When was the Taurus on the market?  Supposedly the one I have was mid 60's.....according to the seller when I bought it around 8 years ago.

Thanks

benz, here you go...I have 2 Taurus's ... one is undergoing extensive restoration (being used for parts laugh.gif ), so you can see case with and without movement. They were first introduced in 1962:

Cheers

Paul

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Paul,

Thanks.

Certainly seems like I have an auto in a Taurus case - according to the dial, 'T - Swiss - T'.

Presume Hamilton manufactured in US and also in Switzerland for respective markets?

By the way 'Mr Electric', I was offered a mint Baume & Mercier 'Tronosonic' (well, I think that is what it said on the dial - definately a sonic in there..) a while back - hummed away like a good un too.....I wonder if it is still available. Did these use the same movements as Bulova, Hamilton, etc?

Appreciate it.

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That is truely a lovely watch! A specialist in my neck of the woods eh! Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!

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