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*Rare* Hamilton Meadowbrook Cadillac Presentation Watch - 14K Solid White Gold

Estimated price for orientation: 2 900 $

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Brand: Hamilton Case Finish: Polished
Gender: Unisex Band Color: Black
Display: Analog Face Color: Ivory
Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding) Model: Meadowbrook
Watch Shape: Cushion Case Size: 28mm x 35mm
Case Color: White Gold Year of Manufacture: 1920-1929
Case Material: Solid Gold

*Rare* Hamilton Meadowbrook Cadillac Presentation Watch - 14K Solid White GoldCirca 1928-1930.This is a rare vintage Cadillac presentation Hamilton Meadowbrook in a 14K solid white gold case with a luminous dial and luminous skeleton hands.  Cataloged as "For presentation, or for the man who desires a strapwatch of unusual character," this solid gold Meadowbrook features an exploding luminous dial in a 3-piece case measuring at approximately 28mm in width (excluding the crown) x 35mm from lug eng to lug end.  The watch sets and winds smoothly and runs strong thanks to an exceptional 6/0 size grade 979 manual hand winding movement with 19 jewels that has been cleaned, oiled, and timed for 24 hours.  Serial on movement: 2900615.  The back case snaps on firmly creating a nice seal and reads Hamilton Watch Co., 14K, Lancaster PA., 107749  on the inside.  Only 269 of these 14K white gold versions with the Cadillac presentation engraving were produced between the years of 1928-1930.  This is a beautiful wristwatch that runs exceptionally well with only light scratches on the case.   Information/data collected from VintageWatchForums.I have been a Hamilton Watch collector since the early 1980's.  I have owned every Hamilton tank watch ever made, in every color, metal and dial variation.  I became obsessed with Hamilton watches because of their quality and construction of the cases and more so of their movements, which were top of the line for all watches made world wide for the time.  Over the years, I have found that I have collected far more watches than I should have, and have started to sell off my seconds, and narrow my collection down to watches to interest and of importance.  The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in 1892 and produced its first watch in the 1893 which was designed by one of its founding member H.J. Cain. The Hamilton Watch Company started off by making pocket watches, more commonly known was "rail road" watches, which were reliable timing devices for the railroads at the time.  In 1909, Hamilton made the O size 985 with 19 Jewel movement for a man's watch, which was made for the Military, and later the 983 would be used and marketed for the Military, Aviators, Drivers, Civil Engineers and those of other occupations.  In the later 1920's, Hamilton was producing some of the greatest watches ever made, the Spur, the Piping Rock which the Yankees gave out as World Series presentation watches, the Coronado and so on.  In the 1950's Hamilton invented the battery powered and worlds first "Electric Watch" with models such as the Ventura which Elvis and Rod Sterling wore, as well as the Pacer, which President Johnson (LBJ) wore.  Hamilton was in the USA until 1969 where the plant was closed in Lancaster, PA and moved to Switzerland where it operated in the Buren Factory. The last model American watch Hamilton produced was the "Coin" watch, which you see from time to time that featured the Hamilton 770, high grade 22 jewel movement.