Hamilton Watches! I have been bitten by the Lancaster PA watch bug. Hopefully the affliction will subside and I will continue to focus on and enjoy the watches in my drawer and resist the temptation to add to the utilitarian collection. After researching the history of Hamilton watch company and its rise an fall in comparison to Elgin and Waltham, it was time to have another look at the family Hamilton. The first time I handled it, it did not aesthetically appeal to me. Maybe in 2023 I would have a new appreciation for this manual wind, Lancaster PA produced vintage watch.
First step was to figure out what model it actually was and which movement hid behind the dial. As all Hamilton experts know, their marketing team gave most of their watches names commonly reserved for people. After some time spent with Google images, my grandfather's watch is a Cedric. My conclusion was driven by a great overview of the watch as found HERE. Dan's website is a great resource for Hamilton info.Grandfather (WBU) passed away in 1978. I am very certain this watch has been a drawer queen until 2023. 45 years laying in wait. It all began when I started to research my Uncle in Law's family Hamilton K-403. One things led to another and now I have a new appreciations for all things Hamilton.