HamiltonChronicles

Vintage Hamilton Watch Restorations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 312 Sales

HamiltonChronicles

Vintage Hamilton Watch Restorations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 312 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(119)

Shop owner

Dan Keefe

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Announcement   The Hamilton Watch Company was the last of the great American watch manufacturers. The brand still exists today but it's Made-in-the-USA roots are really pre-1969. Hamilton watches were made in Lancaster PA and are highly regarded as the premier American brand.

See something you like? Feel free to make a reasonable offer. If you like vintage Hamilton watches, check out my blog at www.hamiltonchronicles.com

Announcement

The Hamilton Watch Company was the last of the great American watch manufacturers. The brand still exists today but it's Made-in-the-USA roots are really pre-1969. Hamilton watches were made in Lancaster PA and are highly regarded as the premier American brand.

See something you like? Feel free to make a reasonable offer. If you like vintage Hamilton watches, check out my blog at www.hamiltonchronicles.com

Dan Keefe

Contact shop owner

Dan Keefe

Items

1951 Hamilton Brent Wrist Watch
$235.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(119)
Nude Woody

Nude Woody on Feb 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My Hamilton Dixon is perfect. It is so beautiful and runs like a charm. Super fast shipping too. Thank you so much.

rerouse2

rerouse2 on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the watch. A classic Hamilton to be enjoyed for years to come. Exactly as described and running great. Excellent service, prompt shipping, and a great seller all around. Thanks Dan !!!

tseanes

tseanes on Jan 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece, keeps perfect time. Thank you Dan.

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About

Time Measures, Spans and Connects Generations

Since ancient Greece, mankind has endeavored to accurately measure time. Man developed sundials, hour glasses and water clocks. Complex mathematical equations were derived to tell time from the position of the sun during the day and the stars during the night.

Accuracy was always an issue though, and it wasn't until the mid-1800's that "technology" had advanced to the point where accurate time keeping was within the reach of the common man.

Like everyone else, it seems, my interest in old watches was piqued when I inherited some family pieces. I was able to get some repaired. Others no one would touch - and that bugged me. So I learned how to do it myself.

I'm a self-taught hobbyist and I've restored several hundred watches by now (and broken more than I'd like to admit.) The majority of my focus is on Hamiltons, which were originally manufactured about 30 miles from my home.

I've learned a lot from other generous collectors willing to share their knowledge and love for vintage Hamiltons. My experience has been a journey. That's why I started a blog to showcase my work, share information about individual models and to provide an outlet for this passionate hobby. And that's why it's called Hamilton Chronicles.

I'm a catch and release amateur watchmaker now. I like to restore past treasures to original form and help others to give these fine timepieces as gifts or fill holes in their collections. The watch's' original owners are long gone now - but I like to think that the sentiment in which each watch was originally presented will carry on as long as someone still values the vessel that carries it.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2015

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment by credit card or Paypal. Shipment made to Paypal address only.
Shipping
Shipping by USPS Priority Mail. Shipping ONLY to the United States. International shipments will be considered but ONLY with Express Mail or Registered Mail - which is quite expensive. No exceptions.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your watch. If it arrives other than as described or fails to perform within 60 days of receipt, I will repair the watch or refund your total purchase price.

This offer excludes any damage caused by you by dropping the watch, tampering with the movement or other misuse. Please remember that vintage watches are delicate precision time pieces and should be kept away from water, sharp impacts, or strong magnets.

Please note the physical size of the watch, as written in the description, before your purchase. Vintage watches tend to be smaller than today's timepieces. I do not offer full refunds for buyer's remorse (the watch is too small, the gift recipient didn't like it, etc.). Any refund, if offered, will be reduced by any applicable fees or shipping costs incurred to send the watch to you originally. You must pay return shipping.