Hamilton Liberty Coin 10K RGP Watch
Offered is this great looking RARE Hamilton Liberty Coin Watch. It runs great and keeps excellent time, and the 22 Jewel 770 movement has Just Been Serviced. It has a great elegant look with unique coin edge side design.
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 Liberty Coin Watch
CASE: 10K Rolled Gold Plate
CASE BACK: Snap-on, with "bubble back" shape with slight imperfections in curvature due to thin nature of case, marked Hamilton, and inside marked 10K RGP
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Leather Black Band with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: Manual Wind, marked Hamilton, 22 Jewels, 770, ADJ. U.S.A.
SIZE: 34mm without crown | 38mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with No Brassing
DIAL: Excellent, marked Hamilton, 22 Jewels
HANDS: Excellent, Black
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.