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    Hamilton Very Rare "Byrd" Explorer Series 14k Gold Watch, circa 1930
    Case: 14k gold, 39 mm x 27 mm, two body, hand made, elegant sloped and downward curved bezel and sides, back engraved "J.W. Miller Central Division, 1931"
    Dial: silvered, black Arabic numerals and minute track, sub seconds, pointed blued steel baton hands
    Movement: grade 401, 19 jewels, adjusted, H53759
    Band: ostrich grain, plated buckle

    The Explorer Series utilized Hamilton's grade 401 movement. With only 7500 grade 401 movements manufactured, it is very rare. The unique large rectangular movement employs a fifth pinion that is dedicated to powering the constant seconds.
    Admiral Richard E. Byrd was a pioneer aviator and polar explorer. He was known for his historic explorations of Antarctica using airplane and other technical resources.
    Selling at $150.00, the Byrd was and extraordinarily expensive watch during the Great Depression. Extremely rare, it is one of the great Hamilton collectible vintage watches.

    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton Very Rare "Byrd" Explorer Series 14k Gold Watch, circa 1930
    Dial: silver, black painted Arabic numerals
    Hands: blued steel pointed batons
    Metal: 14k gold
    Case #: B-5497
    Case Info: tw body, hand made case
    Case Length: 39 mm
    Case Width: 27 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: grade 401, 19 jewels, adjusted, H53759
    Band: ostrich grain leather, plated buckle
    Condition: movement is good and running, dial is good, case is very good
    *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: 3
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