Some watches are perfect for blue-collar working men, and this is one of them - a 17-jewel Hamilton 956. It's pendant-set so you never have to remove the bezel that protects the dial and hands, and it comes in a factory-marked salesman's case so you can easily see the gorgeous movement with its distinctive swirl pattern. Don't miss out on this special vintage timepiece from a century ago.
The Hamilton Watch Co was incorporated in 1892 from the remnants of the Aurora, Lancaster, Keystone, and Adams & Perry companies, named for the Scottish attorney who founded the Pennsylvania town of Lancaster, where the factory was located. Their goal was simply to make the best watches possible for the time, and it worked, because a decade later Hamilton watches would have half of the market share, retailed primarily to railroad personnel. The 16-size 956 ordinarily came in a tri-fold Hamilton-marked gold-filled case but could also be cased in a factory salesman's case for ease of the sale, and that's how this example is protected - in a nickel display case with both bezels marked Hamilton. The movement was just freshly cleaned and restored, and still retains each and every one of its original seventeen jewels, an increasingly rare thing. The 956 had a special double-sunk dial with slanted Arabic numerals, and this one is flawless behind blued spade hands.
Manufacturer - Hamilton
Serial Number - 1695302
Watch Size - 16
Watch Model - 2nd
Watch Grade - 956
Jewel Count - 17
Winding/Setting - Stem/Pendant
Production Year - 1887
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