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barnbuilder
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PostSubject: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 2:50 pm

Picked this up a few weeks ago, excellent dial and heavy case, Hamilton 892 mechanical. regulated it and is keeping excellent time.



Hamilton Watch Company



Foundedin Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892. Hamilton Produced its firstwatchin 1893, designed by H.J. Cain, one of the company's foundingmembers.



1893 Hamilton introduces "The Broadway Limited", a railroad watch that was dubbed "the watch of Railroad accuracy". Initially manufactured to provide the country's railroads with reliable timing devices, the Hamilton railroad pocket watch was adopted as the official watch of the AmericanExpeditionary Forces worldwide. A wrist watch version of the railroad watch was issued to General Pershing and his doughboys in WWI, accompanied Admiral Byrd on his expeditions to the North and South Poles, served the Picards well on their first balloon ascent into the stratosphere, and was on the wrist of the first American to scale Mount Everest.
this watch was made in the 1980's to commemorate the original from 1893





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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 3:26 pm

WOW...that is VERY cool!

Do you wear that to jobs and keep it in your pocket?

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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 3:34 pm

WOW!!! what a great pick up ron. i love everything about this watch, from the dial, to the hands, the case, and the movement. everything rocks!!!! congrats on one fine timepiece. steve


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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 3:42 pm

Great looking pocket watch Ron. Stunning movement and it looks brand new, congratulations.
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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 5:19 pm

Just awesome!!

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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 5:22 pm

Very Nice Ron! Was glad to see it in person at our Sunday AM caffeine kicker last week. It is beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 8:43 pm

This pocket watch is REALLY something special Ron ! Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_biggrin ..The look
is classic, and let's face it, just plain COOL to be honest ! It's nice
that Hamilton made this one again, and it looks like it's in perfect
condition for being made back in the 1980's also. I think one of the
things that makes the pocket watch so great is the cases. The
fronts are often nicely decorated in some way. That train on the
front is THE BEST right here. It looks just like the older versions,
and because it's much newer, you can really enjoy all of those
details without there being any aging or damage like you might
find on the originals. Hamilton outdid themeselves on making the
dials as well !!! Hamilton Broadway Limited 46145 That hand style is off the charts, and so are
all of the numbers too ! ..In many ways the look is spot on, and
I think they actually may have surpassed the older ones with this
one, by the looks of it. Those chains, along with crowns are cool
as well, and remind you of what it must have been like to pull one
of these watches out of your pocket years ago. It's just FANTASTIC !
..On the one hand you have a watch, but on the other hand it's
something that brings you back to a totally different time. Hamilton Broadway Limited 803574
..Another terrific aspect about this watch has to be the movement.
Looks VERY similar to the ones you have been putting in your watches
lately by the way ! ..It's EXCELLENT seeing the look, the decoration,
as well as the size of these movements !!! Seems like the grand
finale of the watch right there ! ..Congratulations on picking one
of these up Ron ! ..It's fun to look at, and I bet to have sir !!!
..I hope you REALLY ENJOY it ! Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_cheers

Super pics of this pocket watch too !!! ..Thank you !

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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2010 10:57 pm

thanks guys!
it is like new, probably never used at all or rarely.
I have always liked these so picked up a few pocket watches the past couple months.
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PostSubject: Re: Hamilton Broadway Limited   Hamilton Broadway Limited Icon_minitimeWed Sep 15, 2010 1:03 am

WOW Ron! I have to see it!
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