Hamilton 22J grade 761 ladies' wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind mint nickel movement with bold red ruby jewels and a bar-style damascene pattern, off-white metal dial with a matte finish under the raised gold fancy Arabic-style numbers has some light patina around some of the numbers but no heavy scratches or damage, fancy gold steel wedge-style hands, elegant yellow gold filled (YGF) rectangular smooth polish case has slightly flared sides, a narrow bezel supporting the slightly domed glass crystal and fancy teardrop style center extended lugs, case is showing light normal wear overall, crystal has some very small, shallow scratches and we can replace it with a new plastic crystal at no charge on request
, measures approx. 14mm wide x 26mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), new dark brown nylon cord band with yellow base metal (YBM) cord guides and bracelet-style buckle. A very high grade vintage Hamilton watch from the mid-1900s in excellent condition!
Note on band length: we are able to shorten the length of the band on this watch if desired; add a note to your order during checkout with the total length you require and we'll re-size the band for no additional charge. We can also offer a quote for a new band if you need a longer length or would like a different color of cord; please contact us directly
with your request.
- Year Made: mid 1900s
- Company: Hamilton
- Jewels: 22J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: 761
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: ivory/off-white
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
Case Width, without crown:
14mm (0.55 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: ribbon/cord strap
- Crystal Material: glass
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.
We also offer a collection of reference and research books for a number of different watch manufacturers, which can be found in our Watch-Related Books
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which includes information for Hamilton serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
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You may browse all of our men's pocket watches from this manufacturer at our Vintage Men's Hamilton Pocket Watches
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.
As of February 7th, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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