Hamilton Valiant With PROTOTYPE NAUGAHYDE DIAL
This is one of the few non-electric Asymmetric Hamilton watches and was first produced in 1959. It was originally sold for $100 with metal band and $89.50 with metal strap. The Valiant is nicknamed the "Tombstone" watch for obvious reasons. This example has a prototype Naugahyde dial. Naugahyde is artificial and designed to look like leather. Hamilton definitely achieved it's goal with this dial. Only two are known to exist and came directly to me from René Rondeau.
The watch winds, sets, and runs great. It keeps excellent time. The high grade 770 movement is adjusted to temperature and positions as well. These asymmetric Hamiltons with the mechanical movements are hard to come by, so don't let this one slip away.
BRAND: Hamilton Valiant with Prototype Naugahyde Dial
CASE: 10K Gold Filled
CASE BACK: Snap-on, marked Hamilton, 10K Gold Filled, Biggs, and inside marked Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, PA., 10K Gold Filled, 87999
BAND/BRACELET: Brand new old stock genuine Crocodile Brown strap with matching gold tone buckle
MOVEMENT: Manual wind, marked Hamilton 770, 22 Jewels, U.S.A., ADJ.
SIZE: 28mm without crown | 39mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with NO BRASSING anywhere on the case
DIAL: Excellent, with ORIGINAL PROTOTYPE NAUGAHYDE FINISH, marked Hamilton
HANDS: Gold Tone, Excellent
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.