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36 size Chronograph Torpedo Boat watches

New postby pocwatjim » Mon May 14, 2018 6:51 pm

There were only 970 of these big watches made by Hamilton. The first 500 were in huge Silver OF cases and were pin set.

1260001-1260500 in Silver case

1260501-1260970 in inter & outer Chronometer boxes

This is a picture of one of the later gimbaled ones.

The last few pictures are of the big Silver cased version
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Re: 36 size Chronograph Torpedo Boat watches

New postby Marty101 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:43 am

Very cool Jim. I have never seen one of these M.36 Hamiltons up close like this. Nothing like a boxed and gimbaled chronograph on your desk.
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Re: 36 size Chronograph Torpedo Boat watches

New postby pocwatjim » Tue May 15, 2018 4:16 pm

Marty,
Just trying to get something going on this very inactive Board.

Notice the key wind addition to the crown (winding) wheel on the gimbals one's so you can wind it in the bowl without removing it and the hands were key set also.
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Re: 36 size Chronograph Torpedo Boat watches

New postby 4brokenow » Wed May 16, 2018 9:17 pm

My second post after joining this board was on this topic.

Lots of close ups of the internals in near the end of the thread. A neat watch but the indicator mechanism was not designed very well in my opinion.

http://www.global-horology.com/GHMB/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=380
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