Hamilton Transcontinental "A" Automatic Time Zone Watch
Hamilton introduced the Transcontinental "A" in 1956 and was marketed to business travelers. This example is FULLY SERVICED. It winds, sets, and runs great, keeping excellent time. The automatic feature works as well. Times can be read in each time zone simultaneously making it unnecessary to change the time when a time zone is crossed. The market was too small, however, so sales were slow, making the watch quite rare. The hour hand on this example is set to the Eastern Time Zone, but can be moved to any time zone requested (the hand must be removed, and re-positioned). If the purchaser of this fine watch would like the hour hand moved to a different time zone, this can be done before shipping.
BRAND: Hamilton Transcontinental "A"
CASE: 10K Gold Filled Bezel, Stainless Steel Back
CASE BACK: Screw-down, marked Hamilton, Anti-Magnetic, Shock-Resistant, Water-Resistant 10K Gold Filled Bezel, Stainless Steel Back, and inside marked Time Zone "A", Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, PA., 10K Gold Filled Bezel, Stainless Steel Back, R557487, Star W. C. Co.
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: Automatic, marked Hamilton Watch Co., 661, Seventeen 17 Jewels, Swiss, Unadjusted
SIZE: 34mm without crown | 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Marked with the "H" Logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, showing some light brassing on some edges
DIAL: Excellent original finish, with a center rotating disk marked with the four U.S. Continental Time Zones, and Greenwich Mean Time, marked Hamilton Automatic, and Swiss below the 6 position
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone
BAND: Brand New
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.