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Details about  Hamilton Coin- 14K Solid Gold - 1969 - Very Historic Watch

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Hamilton Coin- 14K Solid Gold - 1969 - Very Historic Watch
Hamilton-Coin-14K-Solid-Gold-1969-Very-Historic-Watch
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Item condition:
Pre-owned

Thin back. Impressions on back. Wear on back near crown.

Ended:
Oct 07, 2013 11:09:34 PDT
Price:
US $1,400.00
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$10.00 Standard Shipping | See details
Item location:
Corona del Mar, California, United States

Description

eBay item number:
271273126802
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Condition: Pre-owned : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Thin back. Impressions on back. Wear on back near crown.
Brand:

Hamilton

Movement:

Hamilton 770 with 22 Jewels

Age:

Vintage (1920-1970)

Model:

Coin

Your bidding on a 1969 Hamilton 14K Solid Gold "Coin" vintage wristwatch.  The Coin is a historic watch, it was the last Hamilton watch to use an American made movement. 

Here's what noted Hamilton-expert René Rondeau once wrote about the Coin watch when he had one for sale....

"...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 (this one is 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 collectable it is one of the most sought-after of all Hamiltons because of its extreme rarity. This example is extra nice, with excellent rolled gold-plate case with no wear, and perfect original dial..." (quoted from rondeau.net).


Payment & shipping information and disclaimer

As of today, this watch is running and keeping time.  This is a vintage watch and does not have the same accuracy with that of a quartz watch or the Atomic clock in Colorado. It also does not have the durability of a modern watch, it is not waterproof, nor can it be dropped or set near something that is magnetized.  I sell these watches as vintage/old timepieces, mostly for the marvel of owning an old watch or collecting a vintage timepiece. This watch should not be purchased for everyday use. NO PERSONAL CHECKS or COD. I will ship internationally to those countries that will accept jewelry or insured packages for total of $30.00. I will not lower the value for customs forms.  Shipping in the USA is free. All production numbers and dates are from my friend and mentor, Rene Rondeau and his wonderful and inspiring book “Hamilton Wristwatches.

Return Privilege

Item may be returned only if materially not as described in listing. Seller must be notified within 3 days of delivery of intent to return item must be returned within 3 days of receipt and in the same condition as sent, only the selling price of the item will be refunded. (I do not refund shipping charges.)

 

Professional Memberships

Proud lifetime member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC)  & American Watchmakers Institute (AWI) so bid with confidence

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