Iconic Hamilton Otis (Reverso) Grade 980 Vintage 1938-1939 - Black Dial Very Rare
Very rare Hamilton Otis with early caliber 980 which was the caliber used in the first (and rarer) run of production from 1938-1939. In overall excellent vintage condition, the Hamilton Otis is perhaps the most storied American Made vintage wrist watch. Fashioned after the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, there are a few different accounts of how Hamilton procured the design for the Otis; but one thing is clear, after a patent ruling in approximately 1941 brought by Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Hamilton Otis was never seen again. This is one of the rarest watches out there - don't let it slip away. I've has a few others for sale in the past and they sell very quickly. This Otis is of collectors / investment grade condition. This watch has been serviced October 2019.
Size: 24mm across without crown and 40mm from lug to lug
Case: 14k yellow gold filled - Very Good Condition with some brassing on bezel high points
Crown: vintage signed
Movement: Manual Wind Hamilton Cal. 980 17j - Working well
Dial: Original Black Finish with 18k Gold Applied Numerals some paint missing see pictures
Engraving: deco design + "White Club 1941" ONLY 35 everby White Motor Co.
Crystal: Excellent condition
Strap: New Hadley-Roma Genuine Crocodile Embossed Brown Leather with Gold Tone Buckle