Description

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. – Grade 930 ca. 1894

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 4127
Grade: 930
Model: 1
Class: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1894
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 4,200
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No

Rare Hamilton Grade 930 Model 1 First Year Production Housed in Yellow Gold Fill Case

This Hamilton Grade 930 Model 1 was produced in 1894, making it one of the earliest watches produced years before the Hamilton Watch Company rose to prominence as “The Railroad Timekeeper of America.” Because of the legendary legacy of the Hamilton Watch Co. these early production runs are among the most sought after by collectors.

Interestingly, because this watch was produced before the Railroad Timekeeping Standards were set, it is not considered a railroad grade timepiece. This history of the watch alone speaks to its status as what one may consider the old guard of timepieces of the 19th century.

The size 18, 16 jewel movement features a beautiful demaskeen pattern on the plate and fine precision etchings. It is housed in a wonderful Fahy’s yellow gold fill case. The case is smooth and warm to the touch. The configuration is completed with an exquisite double sunk enamel dial with Arabic numerals highlighted with blue steel hands.

Because of its origin during the first full year of production, this Hamilton Grade 930 makes a valuable addition to any collection as the foundation of the legendary legacy of one of America’s greatest watchmakers.

$2,475

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall condition: Excellent
Case: Fahy’s yellow gold fill – excellent
Hands: Blued Steel – excellent
Dial: Enamel double sunk, small chip under bezel at 1:00  – very good
Movement: Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.

Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth.
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Description

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. – Grade 930 ca. 1894

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 4127
Grade: 930
Model: 1
Class: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1894
Run Quantity: 300
Total Production: 4,200
Size: 18s
Jewels: 16j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Goldthwait
Hairspring: Breguet
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No