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    Hamilton Very Rare 14k Yellow Gold "Glenn Curtiss" Vintage Wristwatch, circa 1931
    Case: 14k yellow gold, two body, 38 mm x 27 mm, numbered A-1217, hand made by Perrin Watch Co.
    Dial: silvered, applied yellow gold Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, black minute track, gold kite form hands
    Movement: grade 987A, 17 jewels, 0336059
    Band: lizard, plated buckle

    The Hamilton 1931 catalog description lists the Glenn Curtiss as "An aristocratic model designed with a fine sense of proportion. In hand made case of 14k yellow or white gold. Consumer price $150.00"

    Exceptionally rare, this model was named after Glenn Hammond Curtiss. Glenn Curtiss was a very important name in aeronautical history. In 1907, Glenn Curtiss broke the world speed record and was known as "The Fastest Man on Earth." In addition, he had the honor of receiving the first US Pilot License #1 and his company was the creator of the famous Curtiss engine, one of the most successful early aeronautical companies and maker of the famous Curtiss-Jenny bi-plane.

    The present lot is an outstanding example of this ultra-rare "grail" watch for the vintage American collector.




    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton Very Rare 14k Yellow Gold "Glenn Curtiss" Vintage Wristwatch, circa 1931
    Dial: silvered, gold Arabic numerals
    Hands: gold kite hands
    Metal: 14k yellow gold
    Case #: A-1217
    Case Info: two body, rare hand made case
    Case Length: 38 mm
    Case Width: 27 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: grade 987A, 17 jewels, 0336059
    Band: lizard, plated buckle
    Condition: movement is good and running, dial is very good, case is very good, slight opening scratch on the case back
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    24th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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