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    Hamilton Rare & Important Grade 932, Serial #28 Made The First Day Of Production November 25, 1893
    Case: Hamilton display case, 18 size, also presented with the original nickel case which is a plain swing out marked "Century" with crescent and star makers mark
    Dial: enamel, double sunk, black Roman numerals, black minute track, red outer five minute numerals, blued steel tulip form hands
    Movement: No. 28, nickel finish, full plate, early regulator design, 16 jewels, adjusted, safety pinion, damaskeened, blued plate screws, screw down jewel settings

    Note: Exceptionally rare and important, this timepiece is from the personal collection of René Rondeau. Fully documented as finished on Hamilton's first day of production, November 25th, 1893 and sold on the first day of sales, December 9th, 1893 it is one of the very first Hamilton watches ever made. Only 600 grade 932 watches were produced. The lot includes four Xerox copies of the original factory ledger book detailing the first weeks of production and listing the #28.


    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton Rare & Important Grade 932, Serial #28 Made The First Day Of Production November 25, 1893
    Dial: double sunk, black Roman numerals, red fives
    Hands; open blue steel tulip hands
    Metal: base metal display case, original nickel case also
    Case Info: plain, nickel case is a swing out
    Case Width: 18 size
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 28, nickel finish, full plate, early regulator design, 16 jewels, adjusted, safety pinion, damaskeened, blued plate screws, screw down jewel settings
    Circa: 1893
    Condition: movement is very good and running, dial is very good, cases are good, some edge chip to the front display case crystal
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    October, 2015
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