Vintage HAMILTON Essex Wristwatch USA Made Caliber 980 17 Jewels Coral Gold Watch
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This Hamilton Essex is a beautiful wristwatch from 1940-1941 in a beautiful coral (rose) gold with fixed, fancy lugs, in excellent condition!
The movement is USA-made caliber 980 with 17 jewels, freshly serviced in March 2023. The movement is marked with the serial number G312404.
The case and dial are absolutely gorgeous! The 10-karat coral/rose gold filled case is special because coral/rose gold is not as commonly seen as yellow or white gold cases. Furthermore, this case is in great condition for being 82-83 years old, showing only light wear. The sterling silver dial has a coral/rose gold finish, though not as bright as the actual gold of the case. The dial shows a light patina that gives it a refined, aged look. The Breguet numerals are a very shiny, 18-karat applied white gold, as are the lance-shaped hour and minute hands, which contrast beautifully with the coral/rose gold of the dial and case! The sub-second hand is blued-steel stick-shaped and the minute and second tracks are black. The fancy fixed lugs add an additional level of sophistication that is, again, not commonly seen, even in vintage watches. This is a stunning combination of color, shine, and style!
This watch comes on a brown two-piece lizard-grain leather strap with a yellow gold buckle. The new strap is 16 mm next to the lugs, tapering down to 13 mm at the buckle holes.
It runs great, keeps time very well! This vintage Hamilton Essex wristwatch is so attractive, making it a must-have for any collection! It will also make a very special gift, for that special someone.
Thank you for looking! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or respectful offers.
Case Back Signed:
Hamilton Watch Co.
10K Gold Filled
Case dimensions: 20.7 x 27.3
Case diameter with crown: 22.7
Case Lug to Lug: 42.5
Case Thickness: 8.7
Lug Width: 16.9
Band Width: 16.2
Vintage watches are traditionally smaller than today's watches. Men’s watches typically measure between 29-36mm wide (some larger, some smaller) excluding the crown. In the listing details we typically try to do our best to list all pertinent dimensions of a watch. If you don't see it, or we failed to do so, please reach out to us. Women’s watches from the 1900s-1970s were also much smaller than today's offerings. Please also feel free to ask any questions you have pertaining to size.
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The condition is pre-owned.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended.
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