SOLD - Hamilton Otis (Reverso) Grade 982 Vintage 1938-1939 - Black Dial | Vintage Watch
Very rare Hamilton Otis with early caliber 982 which was the caliber used in the second run of production from 1939-1940 upgrading from and 17j 980 to a 19j 982. 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 had two others for sale in the past and they sell very quickly. This Otis is of collectors / investment grade condition; however, it is priced at a discount due the some nature age deterioration of the outer track of the dial as seen in the photos.