Hamilton Cushion-Case Chronograph

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SKU AS00410
SKU AS00410

Why We Love it

One of the most common requests we get are for our recommendations for affordable vintage chronographs - an area of collecting rife with options, but every bit the minefield you might expect.  While there are plenty of cool looking chronographs on the market across the price spectrum, balancing condition, looks, and quality is a difficult game.  

That's why most of our recommendations go something like this: If you want to stay under a thousand, go Japanese.  If you want Swiss, be very wary of anything under it.  

Here's why: High grade Swiss chronograph movements can be expensive to repair (particularly if they've been sitting unused for decades), and regardless of the "value" of the rest of the watch, a full service on the movement will cost the same as it would any other.  To put it differently, your watchmaker won't care whether or not it has a name-brand on the dial if the movements are the same - you're getting charged the same for the service.  So all of a sudden that "great deal" you got on a cool no-name Swiss chronograph from the 60s isn't so much.

The bottom line is that there ARE plenty of very cool Swiss chronographs to be had for a fraction of the price of some other more well-known and sought after timepieces.  Just make sure you're getting a good one, and that the movement has been properly sorted before buying.  Now that we've got that out of the way, consider this:

This particular timepiece is a Hamilton chronograph from the late 60s.  Inside its 38mm steel cushion cushion case is a manually-wound Valjoux 7733, one of the more robust two-register chronograph units of the time.  Fully serviced last month, this Hammy is ready for years of regular wear and use.

With crisp lines and a flawless dial and handset, this is a brilliant piece with killer looks and a budget price tag. 

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Hamilton Cushion-Case Chronograph

Hamilton Cushion-Case Chronograph

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Hamilton Cushion-Case Chronograph

Why We Love it

One of the most common requests we get are for our recommendations for affordable vintage chronographs - an area of collecting rife with options, but every bit the minefield you might expect.  While there are plenty of cool looking chronographs on the market across the price spectrum, balancing condition, looks, and quality is a difficult game.  

That's why most of our recommendations go something like this: If you want to stay under a thousand, go Japanese.  If you want Swiss, be very wary of anything under it.  

Here's why: High grade Swiss chronograph movements can be expensive to repair (particularly if they've been sitting unused for decades), and regardless of the "value" of the rest of the watch, a full service on the movement will cost the same as it would any other.  To put it differently, your watchmaker won't care whether or not it has a name-brand on the dial if the movements are the same - you're getting charged the same for the service.  So all of a sudden that "great deal" you got on a cool no-name Swiss chronograph from the 60s isn't so much.

The bottom line is that there ARE plenty of very cool Swiss chronographs to be had for a fraction of the price of some other more well-known and sought after timepieces.  Just make sure you're getting a good one, and that the movement has been properly sorted before buying.  Now that we've got that out of the way, consider this:

This particular timepiece is a Hamilton chronograph from the late 60s.  Inside its 38mm steel cushion cushion case is a manually-wound Valjoux 7733, one of the more robust two-register chronograph units of the time.  Fully serviced last month, this Hammy is ready for years of regular wear and use.

With crisp lines and a flawless dial and handset, this is a brilliant piece with killer looks and a budget price tag. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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