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    Hamilton, Donavan, 14K Yellow Gold, Manual Wind, Rare Model, Circa 1937
    Case: 22x40 mm, 14K yellow gold, two body, rectangle, with center lugs and snap-on back, No. 291814
    Dial: matte white, with outer minute track, applied yellow gold Arabic numerals, and sub seconds dial; yellow gold cross-bar diamond hour/minute hands, and feuille seconds hand
    Movement: Hamilton caliber 982 manual wind, 19 jewels, with nickel finish and Geneva stripes, No. J32092
    Band: lizard
    Signed: Hamilton on dial, case, and movement

    Introduced in 1935, this rare timepiece originally featured a cord band that passed through the center lugs. It is the scarcest model within the "curved to fit the wrist" series Hamilton debuted that year.


    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton, Donavan, 14K Yellow Gold, Manual Wind, Rare Model, Circa 1937
    Signed: Hamilton on dial, case, and movement
    Model: Donavan
    Dial: matte white, with outer minute track, applied yellow gold Arabic numerals, and sub seconds dial
    Hands: yellow gold cross-bar diamond hour/minute hands, and feuille seconds hand
    Metal: 14K yellow gold
    Case: #291814
    Case Info: two body, rectangle, with center lugs and snap-on back
    Case Length: 40 mm lug to lug
    Case Width: 22 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: Hamilton caliber 982 manual wind, 19 jewels, with nickel finish and Geneva stripes, No. J32092
    Band: lizard
    Circa: 1937
    Condition: Very good, well-preserved dial showing faint patina. Very good case, polished, with original cord band updated to leather strap. Running, but service is recommended.
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    July, 2019
    25th Thursday
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