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New Old Stock Hamilton Railroad Case:

Postby Boomertime » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:15 pm

To say that this is a SUPER rare find is an understatement!! This is a New Old Stock, Never Used or Carried Hamilton Railroad case. Not only that,,, it has never even had a movement installed in the case! The original factory "film or jelly" is still on the case back!!!

It still has the Original Factory Signed "Hamilton Railroad" Crown under the Bar Over Crown. Case was contracted by the Wadsworth Case Company. This is the Hamilton 2 BOC (Bar over Crown) Model. It was the second in a small series of 18 Hamilton Factory Advertised Railroad Cases for their High Grade Railroad watches. This case is the American 16 size case measuring 50.65mm in diameter (not counting the protective crown shoulders, crown, bar or hinged bow.)

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Re: New Old Stock Hamilton Railroad Case:

Postby Boomertime » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:56 am

To potentially better understand just how rare "New Old Stock" might be,,, please consider this;
Let's say we were talking about a 1942 Packard. It still has the original factory protective plastic over the seat covers,,, the original factory equipment and price paper stuck to the left rear window and only has 2 miles on the odometer.
"THAT" would be a New Old Stock car! It would be a classic and vintage car, but since it had never been used or driven, it was still in "brand new" condition! I hope this better explains what New Old Stock is, and how extremely rare it is to find ANYTHING that is 60-125 years old, but is still in an unused and MINT condition.
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Re: New Old Stock Hamilton Railroad Case:

Postby Thomas Carey » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:03 am

Boomer do you see people taking NOS parts such as this and assembling completed watches in an effort to put together a valuable watch or do people typically keep NOS parts like this as is?

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Re: New Old Stock Hamilton Railroad Case:

Postby Boomertime » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:17 am

Tom,
Actually, I see both happening. Some will offer the parts for sale on their own (as I had done). Others will see a flawless and mint condition NOS case that would more than "double" the value of their watch. They purchase the NOS case and install a gorgeous watch in to a gorgeous case and have a real museum piece!
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