Hamilton 17J grade 75 ladies' wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind gold-flashed nickel split-plate movement with bar-style damascene pattern and bold red ruby jewels, mint white metal dial with a matte finish and raised fancy silver Arabic-style numbers and markers, silver steel wedge-style hands, lovely 10k white gold smooth polish square case with a narrow bezel and fancy cut-out circle and swirl design center extended lugs, each lug has 3 small circles, each set with a small faceted diamond, with a twisted swirl accent to the side, thick glass crystal, case is showing normal even wear overall with no heavy scratches or damage however there was some residue around the crystal (likely from old crystal adhesive), we were able to remove most of it however there are a few small spots left near the lugs, measures approx. 14mm wide x 33mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), grey cord rope-style band with a white gold filled (WGF) buckle and safety chain.
Please note that we did size the band on this larger than standard, currently the watch and band measure approx. 7.5" in length; we will be happy to size this down on request (see note below) or we can provide instructions so you can make your own adjustments on arrival. A very distinctive, high quality vintage gold triple signed Hamilton wrist 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: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: 75
- Movement Finish: gold-flashed
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: white
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Solid Gold - White, Gemstone
- Case Details: fancy diamond-inset lugs
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
section. As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List
which includes information for Hamilton serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has a about the company.
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.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this
wrist watch for you. We offer new plastic crystals for most vintage wrist
watches; as this watch is currently offered at our
, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
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.