Hamilton 22J adj. grade 761 ladies' wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind movement, white metal dial with a matte finish and raised silver Arabic numbers and markers has a few small spots of patina, fancy silver steel whip-style hands, elegant 14k white gold (marked) rectangular Pamela-model smooth polish case with a wide bezel that forms into an elongated knot design over each of the center extended lugs, thick glass domed crystal and Hamilton marked crown, case is showing light even wear, measures approx. 15mm wide x 28mm lug to lug x 9mm thick (crystal included), new black nylon cord rope-style band with white gold filled (WGF) band guides, chain guard and buckle. A simple, elegant vintage gold ladies Hamilton from the mid-1900s in excellent+ condition!
- Year Made: mid 1900s
- Jewels: 22J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 1-3 positions
- Model/Grade: 761
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: white
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Solid Gold - White
- Case Details: Hamilton "Pamela" model
Case Width, without crown:
15mm (0.59 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.
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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.
As of September 28th, 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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