Watch's origin: American
Number of jewels: 17
Type of Watch: Wrist
Lug Width: 16mm
Dimension: 35mm by 30mm
Without question, Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pa. has emerged as one of the finest watch houses to ever build a timepiece. Around the world, the Hamilton watch is lauded for its innovative design, both functionally and artistically. Beginning their claim to fame as designers of railroad pocket watches with degrees of error measured within fractions of seconds a day, Hamilton went on to become major forces in the wristwatch line, hiring the brightest designers and engineers to oversee development of hundreds of original styles. Today, Hamiltons retain their spot as most favored timepieces among fashion artists and collectors.
And this uncommon "cut-corner" model, with its perfectly restored platinum-tone dial with oversized boxcar numerals, is what could be considered a mesmeric work of tactile art.
Open the magnificent back of this 35mm by 30mm treasure and you’ll find the correct “Hamilton Watch Company/Fahy’s/14k Gold-Filled” markings; also revealed is the original 987 movement — professionally cleaned, oiled and calibrated for smooth setting and accurate timekeeping. Please take a moment to view the exploded image of this movement as it is a marvel of Deco-era engineering: With its hand-fitted screw jewel settings, micro regulator and line damaskeening, this Hamilton 987 movement is as beautiful as it is well-engineered.
Even its new-old stock padded gray strap is handsome and uncommon.
We’re pleased to offer this work of wrist art in a period crème Bakelite presentation case.