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 American made wristwatches.
Today's offering showcases this limited edition Hamilton "Spur" ref. 6218, numbered 339.
Created in only 992 pieces, the limited edition Spur collection was issued in 1992 to commemorate the company's 100th anniversary and is a reproduction of the original very popular Hamilton "Spur" design from 1929.
It was created aesthetically as essentially an exact image of the original Spur. With Roman numerals set in a black enamel bezel and dramatic stylized "swirling" asymmetric circular case the Spur represented the best of American Art Deco design in the 1920s.
The elusive original Spur has been called the King of Hamiltons. It is considered among the most recognizable and sought-after early Hamilton wristwatch models. Ahead of its time, as Hamilton’s first asymmetric wristwatch, it foreshadowed the avant-garde designs of the 1950s that wouldn't come for another two and half decades.
The Spur was expensive in 1929, selling for $125.00, between one-third and one-quarter the cost of a brand new Ford Model A automobile.
We were fortunate to acquire our limited edition commemorative Spur in such gorgeous condition. The watch has all original parts, and it comes on an only lightly worn Hamilton band with original buckle.
Its case presents as just short of perfect mint. Its untouched original dial is mint. And its movement is pristine.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the United States market
Limited edition no.: 339
Year built: 1992
Model: "Spur" re-edition commemorating Hamilton's 100 year anniversary
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Presents as just short of perfect mint. The back is covered by a protective sticker.
Dial: Silver, signed Hamilton, peripheral seconds, outer railroad minute/seconds track, original and untouched, mint condition
Dimensions: 30mm wide (without crown), 35mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original blackened gold "cathedrals"
Movement type: Hamilton caliber 201, manually wound, rhodium plated, index regulator, 17 jewels
Beat frequency: 21,600 BPH
Band: Signed Hamilton, crocodile, fully stitched, only lightly worn
Crystal type: Mint condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time 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.