empressissi™ is pleased to offer this all original, elegant and RARE American made HAMILTON dress watch for men from the early 40s in design known as the WHITMAN which was only available in the 1940 catalog. Made in gold filled and comes with the legendary 980 manual wind caliber.
The watch houses a strong and classic early American made 980 manual wind movement with sub seconds, running on 17 jewels. It is cased in a 10K gold filled elegant case with mint crystal and original semi-recessed crown.
The dial is factory original - Sterling silver in 'butler' finish with applied solid gold numerals. It has an original set of hands.
This Hamilton watch measures 21mm side to side (excluding crown) and 38mm from top lug to bottom lug and is modest in size even for vintage standards.
Attached to this watch is a brand new, quality XL long padded quality genuine leather band in dark brown tone, 16mm wide, with anti-allergic buckle in matching tone.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards; To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.