Hamilton Dodson Vintage Watch 1938

One of my favorite early Hamilton wristwatch models, the Dodson, is in superb original condition, working great and ready to wear and/or collect

In the late 1930's Hamilton introduced several models with tubular lugs. One of the largest of them was the Dodson and it was produced from 1938 to 1948.

Featuring Hamilton's popular 6/0 sized, 17 jewel 987F movement, the Dodson came in both Applied Gold Numeral and Black Enamel dialed varieties.

It's not uncommon to come across a Dodson (or other model from this era) with a gold filled expansion bracelet but in my opinion these watches look best with a nice leather strap.

One of Hamilton's deceivingly small watches is the 1938 Dodson. The Dodson was originally introduced in 1938 and produced for ten years. Another Dodson was introduced 10 years later - but that's a totally different model. I'm sure there are many folks who have purchased this watch on-line only to realize that it's quite small, even by vintage watch standards.

The dial is original butler-oyster finish. applied gold Arabic numerals and gold Color hands. gold, Black second hand at the 6 o'clock recessed position. Signed Hamilton with a outer track in black enamel
The dramatic styled case features all high polished top, sides, bezel and bold extended tubular lugs. The case back is also all gold filled. The watch measures approximately 27 mm in width w/out the crown by 38 mm lug to lug. The case is 14K gold filled, signed Hamilton Watch Company Lancaster Pennsylvania.. Case serial number 0162472 is a two-piece snap back case. The gold looks thick with no brassing or wear thru. The crystal is original glass with no scratches.

Hamilton movement is a damasked 787 made in the USA 17 Jewels. It has been cleaned, adjusted and keeping perfect time. Our Microset Precision timer read it is off just a few minutes per day. Not bad for a vintage time piece.

Finer Details

Hamilton "Dodson" Vintage Wristwatch, circa 1938
Case: gold filled, curved back, tubular lugs, 38 mm, 27 mm
Dial: Satin Silver , 18k gold applied Arabic numerals
Movement: grade 987A, 17 jewels, manual wind
Band: leather, plated buckle
Hands: 18K gold alpha hands
Metal: gold filled
Case Length: 38 mm
Case Width: 27 mm
Crystal: acrylic
Band: leather, plated buckle

-Grade: 987F
-Manufacturer: Hamilton
-Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
-Movement Serial Number: 4212927
-Grade: 987F
-To Finishing Dept: Jan 9, 1930
-Run Quantity: 24,700
-Total Production: 297,300
-Size: 6/0s
-Jewels: 17j
-Movement Configuration: Hunting
-Movement Finish: Nickel
-Movement Setting: Pendant
-Plate: 3/4 Plate
-Adjusted: No
-Railroad Grade: No


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