Hamilton 14K Gold Liberty Coin Watch
Offered is this MINT CONDITION RARE Hamilton 14K Solid Gold Liberty Coin Watch. It runs great and keeps excellent time. It has Just Been Serviced. It has a great elegant look with Coin Edge Bezel to match the Coin Dial.
Here's a quote about the watch from René Rondeau:
"...HAMILTON "COIN WATCH". This is one of the most unusual as well as one of the most historic of Hamilton watches. It was produced in 1969 just after all production of movements was shut down at Hamilton's Lancaster, PA factory in January 1969. Hamilton used the last remaining stocks of the superlative grade 770 movement with 22 jewels to complete this very interesting and rare watch. It was never cataloged and very few were made. It was produced in both rolled gold-plate, and in 14K solid gold. According to Paul Frankenfeld, a production manager at Hamilton at the time, only 50-75 were made in RGP, and 10-15 in 14K gold. However, based on my own experience, I believe these figures are too low. I think there were probably 150-250 in rolled gold-plate and 50-100 in gold, based on surviving examples. That still puts this watch among the very rarest of all Hamiltons ever made. The style is obviously copied after the Corum gold coin watches that were popular at the time. The dial is embossed to resemble a gold coin, and the edge of the case is reeded like a coin. It is very much a watch of its time -- a bit garish but certainly an eye-grabber! As a collectible, it is one of the most sought-after of all Hamiltons because of its extreme rarity." (quoted from rondeau.net).
BRAND: Hamilton 14K Liberty Coin Watch
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Snap-on, marked Hamilton, 14 KT. Hamilton, and inside marked 93480
BAND/BRACELET: New Old Stock Hamilton marked Corfam Crocodile Grain Black Strap with Hamilton marked Gold Filled Buckle
MOVEMENT: Manual Wind, marked Hamilton, 22 Jewels, 770, ADJ. U.S.A.
SIZE: 34mm without crown | 38mm lug to lug
CROWN: Mint, with correct blue jeweled tip
CRYSTAL: Mint, with no cracks
DIAL: Mint, marked Hamilton, 22 Jewels
HANDS: Mint, Blued Steel
BAND: Brand New Old Stock
Guaranteed to arrive in fine working order, or your money back, or return for a refund for any reason within 7 days if not satisfied. I am a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.