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    Hamilton 14k White Gold "Floyd Bennett" "Captain Rice" Vintage Watch, circa 1931
    Case: 14k white gold, two body, 38 mm x 28 mm, original hand made case by Perrin Watch Case Co.
    Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, luminous skeleton spade hands, sub seconds, black minute track
    Movement: No. 2916086, grade 979-F, 19 jewels, adjusted
    Band: lizard

    Hamilton introduced the Floyd Bennett in February 1930 listing the model named after "One of America's outstanding air pioneers" in it's records. It was renamed the "Captain Rice" shortly after it's introduction. Like the Glenn Curtiss, this model had the Hamilton high grade 979 movement and was housed in a hand made case made by the Perrin Watch Case Co. It is estimated that 352 pieces were made in white gold and the consumer price was $150.00. This was an extraordinary amount during the Great Depression.


    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton 14k White Gold "Floyd Bennett" "Captain Rice" Vintage Watch, circa 1931
    Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals
    Hands: luminous spade hands
    Metal: 14k white gold
    Case Info: hand made original case
    Case Length: 38 mm
    Case Width: 28 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 2916086, grade 979-F, 19 jewels, adjusted
    Band: lizard
    Condition: movement is good and running, dial is very good, case is very good, tiny scuff on the back
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    24th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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