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  • Vintage Diver incoming...

    I've been looking for one of these Hamilton Ref. 9858 divers, with automatic movement, for months now and struck a deal for this one.
    Thin and 38mm wide, with an ETA 2892 powerplant.
    I'll add details and photos after it arrives!

    hamilton_sub_2 (2).jpg

    I owned and sold a couple of the chronograph versions recently...not sure this is a keeper, but I really want to give it a try.
    Brad

  • #2
    Looking forward to what you think, whether you change the strap, how good the crown is...

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    • #3
      Good looking vintage diver - great bezel. Congrats!

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      • #4
        Wow.
        I arrived and it is spectacular:



        But, I realized immediately that I am not going to choose to wear it often over this (almost the same dimensions):



        So, the Hamilton is for sale, and I hope it moves to a good home before I decide I like it too much to sell it.
        Last edited by Watch Carefully; 11-23-2019, 07:36 PM.

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        • #5
          Never thought you would get rid of that RGM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mosswood View Post
            Never thought you would get rid of that RGM.
            Highly unlikely!!!

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            • #7
              And you now have this year's Chris Kraska Award for the shortest time between delivery and sale of a watch. It's not a record. I can recall when Chris flipped a watch prior to its arrival.

              George
              Cardigan American Princess Celeste says, "It's too quiet. You guys get up off your butts and start doing things."

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              • #8
                Lol - congrats on the Kraska award!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by George W. Olney View Post
                  And you now have this year's Chris Kraska Award for the shortest time between delivery and sale of a watch. It's not a record. I can recall when Chris flipped a watch prior to its arrival.

                  George
                  I'd like to thank the Academy, the Explorers Club, EOT...

                  Though, I'm not sure I deserve the award...It's not gone YET.


                  Update: It's sold, for sure, though I have not gotten payment yet.
                  Overnight I received more than 10 PMs about this watch on WUS, and now have 3 guys willing to pay full price.
                  I'm wondering if I left money on the table...but no matter. I'm happy with the deal.
                  Last edited by Watch Carefully; 11-24-2019, 11:17 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Incredibly, I have two more of these coming in, one or possibly both of which I will turn around for sale.
                    I'll share more photos after they arrive, but each has the original box/papers, and one even has all these goodies:

                    Sub-300_full_set.jpg

                    Let me know if you're interested in one and I'm confident we can work out a deal.
                    Otherwise, there was such a market for them late last year on WUS, that I'm confident buyers can be found.
                    Cheers,
                    Brad

                    Sub-300_bracelet+box.jpg
                    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 06-24-2020, 08:25 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Wow, those are nice and with the original boxes and papers should sell quickly. Nice haul.

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                      • #12
                        They arrived!

                        The first one I am offering is the full package...box, pouch, papers, bracelet and spare links. Condition is 85% or better, running smooth at +6/-1 sec./day in various positions. EOT pricing is available...





                        Last edited by Watch Carefully; 06-25-2020, 11:07 AM.

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