Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Hamilton Contour "Drivers," Rare Model, 14K Yellow Gold Filled, Manual Wind, Circa 1938
    Case: 27x39mm, 14K yellow gold filled, two piece, square, with hinged lugs and crown at 12, No. H235119
    Dial: matte white, with outer minutes track and applied gold Arabic numerals; gold sword hands
    Movement: Hamilton caliber 980 manual wind, 17 jewels, nickel finish, No. G193613
    Band: leather
    Signed: Hamilton on dial, case, movement

    This timepiece was designed to be worn conventionally or on the side of the wrist as a "driver's watch," via flexible lugs, so it could be viewed while gripping a steering wheel. Few were sold, predetermining its rarity.


    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton Contour "Drivers," Rare Model, 14K Yellow Gold Filled, Manual Wind, Circa 1938
    Signed: Hamilton on dial, case, movement
    Model: Contour "Drivers"
    Dial: matte white, with outer minutes track and applied gold Arabic numerals
    Hands: gold sword
    Metal: 14K yellow gold filled
    Case: #H235119
    Case Info: two piece, square, with hinged lugs and crown at 12
    Case Length: 39mm lug to lug
    Case Width: 27mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: Hamilton caliber 980 manual wind, 17 jewels, nickel finish, No. G193613
    Band: leather
    Circa: 1938
    Condition: Very good dial with light patina; good case with Ford Motor Company engraving on back and some wear-through of the gold layer. Running, but service is recommended.
    *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".

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    January
    22nd Tuesday 3:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    January
    22nd Tuesday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    3 Days 14h 22m 47s
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: 15
    Page Views: 114

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 2 - Signature® Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 54171-54343) - 4:00 PM Central Time, Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

    Show All Session Information

    Show Auction Type Info

    Exhibition Viewing Times, Title Page, Floor Session and License Information

    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $90
    Bid Protection
    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $139.00 Minimum Next Bid: $95 ($144.00 w/ BP)
    Track Item