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    G-Shock & Digital Moderator Kronos's Avatar
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    Servicing an Early 70's Hamilton?

    I figured I would go to the experts.

    This early 70's Hamilton is running EXTREMELY fast.

    I am trying to get a handle on what the cost of servicing it would be, who/where to go for service in the U.S. (any people with particular expertise or just any old watchmaker?), and whether simply replacing the watch would be cheaper.


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    Could just be magnetized and needs a good watchmaker to regulate it.

    Servicing by a good tech should be $300-400 or less, depending on what is needed.

    You might use your local Yelp to try and find a good watchmaker in your area, as one suggestion.
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    I second the finding a good watchmaker. That's a standard movement which should be easy for them to work on.

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    EXTREMELY fast says magnetised balance spring all over it.

    But if you didn't notice a recent post of mine , this is a doppelganger of a Kemmner watch (Kemmner Militär W1954) that he sells right now (via email request)
    (38.5mm and a 2824 inside)
    It looks like this:

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