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- SOLD - Hamilton Otis (Reverso) Grade 980 Vintage 1938-1939 - Black Dial
SOLD - Hamilton Otis (Reverso) Grade 980 Vintage 1938-1939 - Black Dial
This Otis may be sold; however, we have two others in stock. Use the search icon at the top of the home page. Thank You.
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.
Size: 24mm across without crown and 40mm from lug to lug
Case: 14k yellow gold filled - Very Good Condition
Movement: Manual Wind Hamilton Cal. 980 17j - Working well
Dial: Excellent - Original Black Finish with Gold Applied Numerals
Engraving: E.B. Whitcomb From A.T.W. Christmas 1939 (traceable provenance)
Crystal: ExcellentStrap: New Hadley-Roma Genuine Crocodile Black with Gold Buckle
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