Hamilton Otis "Reverso" Original Black Dial
This is a great looking extremely rare Hamilton Otis watch that winds, sets, and runs great, and keeps excellent time. The movement has just been serviced as well. It was introduced in 1938, and had a very short production run, likely due to patent infringement issues with the LeCoultre "Reverso" which was introduced in 1931. It is therefore an extremely difficult watch to find, and to find one in good condition is even more rare. Most have an engraving on the flip back of the case, but this one does not. The case flips, and stays in place perfectly when wearing as well. The great looking Original Finish Dial is a real plus.
The design was originally introduced as a sports watch to protect delicate crystals and dials on the polo fields. By sliding a thumb across the dial, you could slip the watch sideways out of its socket-case and reverse it to face inward, leaving a “polo ready” protective metal case back in its place.
BRAND: Hamilton Otis Reverso
CASE: 14 K Gold Filled
CASE BACK: Reverso style, marked under the movement case U.S. Pat. 1,930,416, Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, PA., 14K Gold Filled, S&W, and inside of the movement case Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA., 14K Gold Filled, 384873
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Old Stock Genuine Lizard Black Hamilton Marked band with matching gold colored Clasp
MOVEMENT: Manual Wind, marked Hamilton U.S.A., 19 Jewels, 982, J161792
SIZE: 23mm without the crown, and 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold Tone
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New Old Stock, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, showing NO BRASSING, with NO Dedication on either the flip portion of watch, or caseback
DIAL: Very Good, With ORIGINAL Refinish, marked Hamilton
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone, with subsidiary seconds at the 6 position
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 an NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.