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Ultra-Rare! Vintage Circa 1940s Hamilton Barton Solid 14K Watch, 14K Band, Box

Аpproximate price US $2 097,17



Ultra-Rare! Vintage Circa 1940's Hamilton Barton Solid 14K Watch, 14K Band, Box
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14K Yellow Gold Case and Band
In Original Presentation case
All Serial Numbers Match!
An Important and Rare Wristwatch from Hamilton, world-renowned builder of the finest American timepieces. The Hamilton 'Barton' is one of the most sought after of Hamilton wristwatches. This rare Barton was manufactured circa 1940's and is made of solid 14K yellow gold. It is a very desirable and collectable 14K solid gold Art Deco model, in excellent overall condition, having been just fully restored. The case is larger than usual for the period, with gorgeous hooded lugs.
I was fortunate to acquire this gorgeous watch in such superb condition. The solid 14K gold case with elegant lug design is in excellent condition with less than expected for age scratches, the attractive original dial was just professionally restored to perfection, and the high-grade movement is pristine, maintaining a nearly new state, having just been fully overhauled. It was also fitted with new crystal.
Hamilton is synonymous with sophistication, style, and quality. Impervious to the hands of time, a Hamilton watch is made to last. The secret is timeless style. At the beginning of modern American watchmaking is Hamilton, once referred to as the “American Patek.”.
Hamilton's distinctive styling and presentation is often imitated, but there is only one Hamilton and no substitute.
This rare and important watch is unique above all others of its era in that it is fitted with possibly Hamilton’s best movement, the 982M. This very early example has a solid gold 'medallion' in the plate to differentiate it from the standard 982.
The solid and very rare14K gold case and band along with all of the original boxes with matching serial numbers (case and movement) is what makes this watch truly unique and very special. One of Hamilton's most desirable men’s wristwatches, the 'Barton' has very elegant dimensions to it. This triple-signed Hamilton, with its classic, elegant lug design, is in excellent condition and is simply superb, measuring 24mm x 40mm . The professionally restored dial of this watch is beautiful and has applied gold hour/minutes and hands. The high-grade 982M movement is pristine, maintaining a nearly new state. The crystal is perfect, having just been replaced. It is ready to admire, wear and enjoy for many more years to come.
The case has curved ends and semi hooded lugs. The case is larger than normal for the period, measuring approximately 24mm across, excluding the crown and 40 mm from lug to lug. There is a presentation engraving on the rear cover: 'The Love of My Life. Terry'.
Fitted with n era-specific solid 14K gold watch band by Kreisler. Overall length of watch and band is is 7.5 inches long end-to-end.
Many of these pieces are no longer in existence having been melted for their gold or are tucked away in private collections, rarely to be seen by the public. Triple-signed Hamilton vintage watches like this one consistently increase in value through the years. As such, they are an investment which can be worn and enjoyed daily as they appreciate in value.
This a rare opportunity to own a fine Hamilton timepiece before it disappears into someone's prized, private collection. This is an incredible investment in a spectacular and timeless Hamilton “Barton” watch.
Buy from a trusted Ebay Seller with a 100% positive feedback rating of 2397 and a total of 2594 successful transactions over 17 years! You will not be disappointed!
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Styling Cues
Circa 1940's (Based on early issue serial number from 1940's)
Triple Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Solid 14K Yellow Gold Case with Hallmark
18K Applied Gold Numerals , Hour/Minute/Sub-seconds Indices
Total Length (Including Case) : 7.5 inches
Face (excluding crown): 24MM, Lug to Lug: 40MM, 18MM in between Lugs
Inside Case Hallmarks: Hamilton Watch Company - 14K Gold - L & K - Lancaster, PA - L065248
Back Case: 14K Gold - No Personalized Inscription
Hand-crafted, famous 982M Caliber movement: 19 ruby and sapphire jewels. Elinvar hairspring and monometallic balance wheel. Extra heavy pillar plate, solid nickel-silver plate and bridges, rhodium plated, finely demaskeened. Scientifically designed escapement, improved friction jeweling. Keeping excellent time.
Movement Signed: Hamilton USA – 19 Jewels – 982M – M62215
Dial Signed: Hamilton
Era-Specific Kreisler 14K Solid Gold Band
Combined Watch/Band Weight: 57 grams
USA Made
Comes in Original Presentation Box and Outer Box with ALL Matching Serial Numbers (very rare!)
Condition and Labeling
Vintage, Overall Excellent Condition, as pictured
Complete Service: Cleaning, Oil, etc. in last month
Gold - Less Than Age-consistent scratching
Case: Personalized engraving: 'The Love of My Life. Terry'
Dial – Professionally refinished
Crystal: New, just installed
Band – Vintage
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