Correct Hands?

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Correct Hands?

New postby Larryl » Fri May 09, 2014 10:24 pm

I got this Bunn special, and I know these hands are not the correct hands. I guess I'm lucky as I believe they are Sangamo Special hands. My question is, where this is a 1929 movement does it take the blue Hamilton hands or the plumb hands from the earlier Bunn specials?

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These are the hands
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This is the movement, which I believe is a 1929 movement.
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The serial number to the movement is #5276595.

Thank you for any help.
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Re: Correct Hands?

New postby Harvey Mintz » Sat May 10, 2014 1:46 am

I'm not sure whether it would have had the Hamilton "blue" hands or the Illinois "plum hands originally, but it was definitely made after Hamilton bought Illinois.

The give away is that it says "Illinois Watch Springfield" on the train bridge instead of "Illinois Watch Co. Springfield" - that only started after Hamilton completed the purchase. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the Hamilton completed watches came with Illinois "plum" hands until the supply ran out.

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Re: Correct Hands?

New postby Larryl » Sat May 10, 2014 2:50 am

Thanks Harvey. I was kind of going that way with my thinking also where it was only a year after Hamilton bought them out. Who knows how long it took, but I'm pretty sure they would have used whatever was left of the Illinois inventory.
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Re: Correct Hands?

New postby Marty101 » Sun May 11, 2014 4:04 pm

That seems to have been the common practice. It makes sense. :)
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