1950s Hamilton Automatic Micro-Rotor Wristwatch with Tuxedo Dial and Original Box
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A beautiful dress watch by Hamilton Watch Co. with an early micro-rotor automatic caliber unlike the conventional central, full-rotor, which was the more common caliber - making this quite a rare item! This caliber was a collaboration between Buren & Hamilton and was much like the collaboration between them and Heuer. This movement is marked Caliber 666 which is the equivalent to bBuren 1000A. Amazingly, this watch also comes with its original box and is in great condition.
This has a very attractive two-tone, mirror-effect (nicknamed 'Tuxedo') dial that changes with light and angle. The dial is in very good, original condition, with some areas of altered colouration and small amounts of wear, expected with a watch of this age. It is a cream-tone with a silver mirror ring around it. The dial is signed with the Hamilton name at 12 o'clock. The hours are indicated by non-numeric batons in silver.
The hands are silver and are original, fitting the margins of the watch well. The baton hands are incredibly slim and classy, with original lume filling them with a nice orange/brown tone.
The case is in strong condition with only light surface scratches that are consistent with age. There are some deeper marks between the lug at 6 o'clock, where the back is opened to expose the movement. A very nice original case that hasn't been over polished, maintaining the grain on the case back. The plexi-glass crystal is in perfect condition, with no marks, scratches or dents.
What We Think
Overall, the condition is excellent. The watch runs well and, as with all our stock, it comes fully serviced with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
Specific Age : 1950s
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 38mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Original Box
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
Brand : Hamilton
SKU : AWCHAM663
Case Size : 34mm