Hamilton Watch Company – Carlton Model – 747 14 Jewel Movement

unnamed[6]Some of the best watches ever made were made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by the Hamilton Watch Company.  This is a prime example of their quality and style at its best, the Carlton Model dating from the early 1950s.

A gorgeous 10 k yellow gold (natural gold) filled wristwatch, the Art Deco inspired case boasts curved fancy lugs. The dial is a butler finished sterling silver and the applied numerals and dots are solid 18K gold. The even markers are Arabic numerals and the odd hour markers are dots. The dauphine hour and minute and modern second hands are also gold. The circular sub seconds dial at the six position is sunken and has a pilot’s wheel seconds chapter ring. The dial is signed HAMILTON.

The Carlton model was designed to curve to follow the contours of the wrist. The case, lugs and even the raised crystal have a curved configuration that is very fluid and pleasing. This was a very well-received Hamilton design and was made available in the and early 1950s.  The back of this heirloom watch case is also 10 k yellow gold filled, and marked as such.  This vintage men’s watch is powered by Hamilton’s celebrated 17 jewel 747 movement.

Read more about this watch: HAMILTON CARLTON

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