Hamilton 12S 17J adj. grade 912 pocket watch #3368429, attractive nickel split-plate movement with screw-down jewel settings and a bar-style damascene pattern, silver metal dial with a polished center area finished with a fancy vertical line engraved design which is then bordered with a thin "imitation double sunk" engraved line that separates the silver section from the matte finished ring under the fancy art-deco style black Arabic numbers, similarly finished subsidiary seconds register, dial does have some small spots of patina and discoloration however no notable scratches, fancy blue steel gothic-style hands, elegant smooth polish white gold filled (WGF) Hamilton hinge-back (HB) case with art-deco themed raised line accents at 12, 3, 6 & 9 which line up between the bezels, frame and watch case shoulders, center of the back cover has a stylized monogram "ES" that fits in the small circular monogram shield, fancy matching bow, case is showing normal even wear overall, measures approx. 46mm in diameter x 54mm in length x 11mm thick (crystal included). An elegant high quality triple signed Hamilton pocket watch from the 1930s in excellent condition!
- Year Made: 1932-1933
- Company: Hamilton
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 1-3 positions
- Model/Grade: 912
- Serial #: 3368429
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: silver
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - White
- Case Details: Hamilton, monogram
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: plastic
The Hamilton watch company began business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892 and still operates today. The last watches produced in the American factory were made in 1969, after which the company was sold to a Swiss owner.
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This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
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