Hamilton 22J grade 757 ladies' wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind mint nickel movement with bold red ruby jewels and a bar-style damascene pattern, white metal dial with a matte finish and raised silver fancy Arabic-style numbers and markers has some damage in the upper-right corner, the markers are intact however some of the white finish is missing, fancy silver steel wedge-style hands, elegant 14k white gold (marked) square case with a narrow bezel supporting a domed glass crystal, smooth polish frame and back and elaborate, slightly raised center lugs in a stylized heart-shaped design, each set with a small faceted diamond, case is showing light even wear overall, measures approx. 15mm wide x 29mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), new dark blue nylon cord band with white gold filled (WGF) cord guards and a bracelet-style buckle. A very high grade attractive vintage Hamilton from the mid-1900s in very good condition, still a beautiful watch even with the dial defect!
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.
mid 1900s Company:
22J Setting/Movement Type:
757 Movement Finish:
nickel Dial Material:
metal Dial Color:
white Hand Style:
Solid Gold - White, Gemstone
Case Width, without crown:
15mm (0.59 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
ribbon/cord strap Crystal Material:
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
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.
As of February 28th, 2021, 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.
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; you can select your desired choice from the dropdown menu below.
Please note that the average turnaround time for wrist watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; 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.
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Keep existing crystal
New plastic crystal (+$20.00)
Please note: if you add this watch with a crystal exchange option to your
but later change your mind on the crystal selection type, you'll need to remove the watch from the cart in order to make a new crystal selection. Once that is done, you can return to this page and add that new combination to the cart. We apologize for the limitations to our system that prevent you making that change from the shopping cart directly.
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.