What better example of the excellence of Hamilton Watch Company than this exquisite and rare 1928 The Hamilton “Oval” A watch designed for the Jazz-Age gentleman; one who wanted a dress watch to exemplify his station and sense of elegance. Rolled out during the depths of the Depression and quite expensive for the day, this model only saw a few examples produced.
In 1927 Hamilton introduced this avant garde oval watch in two different cases, one was plain polish and the other had an engraved bezel. There are a few Hamilton models that were never catalogued. One of them is the "Oval" - which did show up in the price lists but not the catalog. The Oval was one of a few watches that were named after their shape... like the Rectangular, Barrel, and the Square... to name just a few.
The Oval only showed up in a couple (if only one) advertisements. Bezels came as Plain or Engraved. 1,876 Plain Ovals were made in white gold filled and half as many 791 were made in green gold filled.
So they are a rather scarce model - especially in green.
There are a few platinum Ovals known to exist too - now those are RARE!
The mechanism is a 17 jewel, grade 987 movement . The Hamilton Oval keeps good time, as it has been thoroughly cleaned, oiled and calibrated. Signed Hamilton watch Company caliber 987 serial number is 4007865 which dates to 1928. The movement is in good running condition and is all original.
The dial is original and untouched . Signed Hamilton in black enamel. Silvered two-tone dial with luminous numbers.. The blued steel cathedral hands have luminous centers that match the numerals on the dial. A seconds dial is above the 6
The three-piece snapback case, with bezel and center case is 14 karat white gold fill. The case back has no personal engravings. The inside of the case back is also signed Hamilton watch Company Fahys 14 karat gold fill case number 478869. The watch measures 30mm without crown, and 38mm lug to lug. That works out to 1 3/16 inch by 1 7/16 inches. The watch is a nice size by today's standards
We've fitted this old masterpiece with a period, new-old stock brown leather strap and matching buckle.
The watch also comes with a nice Hamilton watch box
This work of art represents all that was great and good about the Golden Age of American watch design. Strong yet elegant with majestic, polished form, it is one of the most unusual and fetching works of wrist art you'll find anywhere.
If you love the Art Deco era this is the watch for you. These oval Hamilton's are becoming rare. We think that this is a great example of Hamilton's innovative design and one that you will not see walking up and down the street. Remember all of our timepieces are fully restored
A 3 month layaway option is available. No restocking fee or cancellation fee's if thing don't work out. A complete refund of payments upon cancellation.
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