The Hamilton Watch Co., America's most iconic vintage watch firm, built treasured timepieces that are still cherished by many today. During their peak years, which lasted from the 30's into the 60's, the Pennsylvania establishment developed a reputation for innovation and quality, creating some of the finest wristwatches in America.
Today's offering showcases this fabulous Art Deco style men Hamilton suggestive of the glittering elegance associated with 1930's and 40's American high society.
It features an elegant "knot lug" case, one of our favourite vintage dress watch designs from the era, a beautiful diamond Art Deco dial (face), and a fine Hamilton movement.
Its knotted-lug design case, which shares a similar design with a Jaeger-LeCoultre model and a Longines model from the same period, both produced by American case manufacturers, is in excellent condition. Its striking two tone diamond dial is also in excellent condition and is a vintage restoration.
Its finely crafted and decorated Hamilton movement, compares favourably with other mechanisms of the era, is keeping very accurate time.
One of our watchmakers has freshly disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it, and installed a brand new correct new-old-stock mineral glass crystal. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
City of origin: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Year built: c. 1940's
Serial no.: G620,038
Case material: 14K white gold
Case markings (inside): 14K
Case condition: Near mint plus with one hairline around part of the edge of the case back and light wear
Dial: Silver, two-tone, signed Hamilton, white gold and diamond Art Deco Arabic and solitaire indicates, nicely restored in vintage times, excellent condition with very slight aging. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration.
Dimensions: 30mm wide (without crown), 41.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, white gold "lances"
Movement type: Signed Hamilton, very fine caliber 980, Swiss made, manually wound, rhodium plated, beautifully decorated
Movement markings: Hamilton USA, 17 Jewels, 980
Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
Crystal type: Mineral glass, brand new
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has freshly disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it, and installed a brand new correct new-old-stock mineral glass crystal.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.