Question: How to classify a vintage Hamilton wrist watch?

After noting its condition, classify your vintage Hamilton watch by using the percentage (or letter grade) criteria: 90 and above for pristine, possibly restored, condition, and no brassing, or never worn new old stock; 80-89 for slightly normal wear; 70-79 for normal wear and scratches; 60-69 for heavy brassing and

How do I identify an old watch?

To determine the age of your watch, you will need to open your watch and find the serial number on the watchs movement. This crucial figure will indicate the manufacture date. (Unfortunately, you cannot rely on the number stamped outside on the watch case which is largely used only for identification purposes.)

Is Hamilton a quality watch brand?

Yes. While not a luxury brand, Hamilton produces watches with classic and well-loved design aesthetics, solid manufacturing, and well-built in house movements (though many of their watches contain mass-produced, but dependable, movements such as the ETA 2824 and the Valjoux 7750).

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