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In an era when the safety of America’s bustling railroads absolutely depended on accurate timepieces for its conductors, watchmaker Hamilton pioneered cutting-edge, impossibly precise watches in a complex that spanned one square city block of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, during the late 19th century.

As railroad tracks were laid across the United States and steam locomotives began traversing vast distances, the American railroad system ran into a problem. Back then, time was not standardized across the country. Therefore, in 1883, the railroad companies established the four time zones as we know them today. But, despite setting these zones, train conductors were not always synchronized, leading to deadly accidents on the railroads.

Enter watchmaker Hamilton, founded in 1892. Railway workers would be required to wear a pocket watch, as the timepieces were responsible for keeping conductors on schedule, and the watchmaking industry — and early American pocket-watch manufacturers such as Hamilton, Elgin National Watch Company and the Waltham Watch Company — benefitted.

Hamilton’s pocket watches were extremely alluring to train conductors, who began buying them en masse. The East Coast company’s timepieces eventually earned the moniker “The Watch of Railroad Accuracy.”

Hamilton transitioned from pocket watches to wristwatches in 1914, as it supplied timepieces to American troops fighting in World War I. Wristwatches, naturally, were more convenient to wear and use in battle. The new style of watch was also appealing to aviators, and Hamilton aeronautical watches became all the rage among pilots, specifically those flying for the new U.S. Airmail service.

The general public’s interest in Hamilton watches grew rapidly in the 1920s. Legendary polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd timed his historic flights over glaciers and chunks of sea ice with a Hamilton pocket watch in the late 1920s, and a Hamilton timepiece used by Byrd during these expeditions went on display in 2018 at the National Watch & Clock Museum.

Hamilton’s Piping Rock watch, an Art Deco–inspired design that featured elegant Roman numerals set in black for the hour markers, made its debut in 1928 and was gifted to the New York Yankees to celebrate their World Series win that year. The model was also featured in the film Shanghai Express alongside the brand’s Flintridge watch, further expanding Hamilton’s popularity. (Hamilton watches can also be seen in the films The Frogmen, Blue Hawaii, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Men in Black.)

In the second half of the 20th century, Hamilton became well known for several innovations: It developed the first-ever battery-operated electric watch, the Ventura, in 1957, as well as the first-ever digital wristwatch, the Hamilton Pulsar Time Computer, in 1970. Three years later, superspy and watch enthusiast James Bond donned a Pulsar in Live and Let Die.

Today, the company is part of the Swatch Group, and its headquarters and production facilities relocated from Pennsylvania to Switzerland in 2003.

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Creator: Hamilton
Hamilton Yellow Gold Filled Art Deco Tank Watch with Original Dial Early 40's
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank Style METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 35mm x Width 23mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 19 Jewels / Caliber 982 DIAL / HANDS: Original Sterling Silver Dial with 18Kt. Gold Applied Numerals / Gilt Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator, 16mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic Art Deco Style watch was produced by the iconic American house of Hamilton. It is in excellent original condition and very dependable. Hamilton was renowned for their navigational ships chronometers...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton 14K Solid White Gold Art Deco Watch with Presentation Back from 1932
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Reference Andrews METAL / MATERIAL: 14K Solid White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1932 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 23mm X Wid...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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White Gold

Hamilton 14Kt Gold "Midas" Art Deco Watch 1940's with Original Dial Strap & Box
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Midas Series / Art Deco Tank METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt Solid Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 22mm ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton Yellow Gold Filled Art Deco Tank Style with a Mid Century Design 1950's
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Morton / Art Deco Tank Style METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1950's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 27mm X Wi...
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1950s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Gold-filled

Hamilton Gold-Filled Art Deco Watch with Articulating Lugs 1940's
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Articulated Case METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold-Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 51mm X Width 27mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels / Caliber 72 DIAL / HANDS: Sterling Silver with 18Kt. Solid Gold Applied Numerals / Gilt Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Leather, 16mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This wonderful Art Deco watch was produced by the legendary American House of Hamilton, from Lancaster PA. The dial is done is Sterling Silver with Solid 18Kt. Gold Applied Numerals. Only the worlds finest Swiss Watches went to this extreme. We seldom see this model and this one is in exceptional condition. It is offered with an original Hamilton Buckle and with what we think was the original New, Old Stock Strap as well. The strap, while being new is to dried out to actually use. This watch can easily be worn every day and counted on to get you there on time, every time. Hamilton Watch Company History The wrong train, on the wrong track, at the wrong time at the end of the 19th century frequently resulted in disastrous train wrecks. In response to the critical need for accuracy on the nation’s railroads, laws were passed in 1891 establishing set standards of accuracy. All engineers and railroad workers were required to purchase and maintain their watches to keep accurate time based on set standards, about 30 seconds per week was the tolerance. This was the inspiration for The Hamilton Watch Company which was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The company was started by a group of investors who were looking to create a high-quality, American-made watch. Hamilton quickly became a leading manufacturer of pocket watches, and by the early 1900s, the company was supplying watches to the US military. In 1917, Hamilton introduced its first wristwatch for service men entering the first World War. The wristwatch quickly became popular with both soldiers and civilians recognizing how practical they were. Hamilton continued to grow throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and by the 1940s, the company was one of the largest watchmakers in the world. Hamilton had exceptional engineers and designers and their watches were elegantly styled as well as dependable. As a watchmaker myself I consider Hamilton to be one of the worlds “best” watches. It was mass produced perfection. Even today, you can take 100 old Hamilton’s of the same model apart and shake them up in a bag and reassemble 100 watches that will work perfectly with almost no adjustment. This is an achievement. In the early 1930’s our family store in Los Angeles was a “Hamilton” Store. Even during the depression though Hamilton did not allow you to discount the price to sell a watch. Also, in the neighborhood was another Hamilton store and one day the owner sent in a “shill” to buy a Hamilton from us, someone gave them a slight discount. Well, that was all it took for Hamilton to “pull the line” from us. In those days the local jewelry supply houses sold you the watches and they were all told not to sell to us...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Hamilton Khaki Navy Sub Auto Chronograph H787160
By Hamilton
Located in Braintree, GB
Hamilton Khaki Navy Sub Auto Chronograph men's wristwatch. Reference Nr. H787160 Made in Switzerland. The watch features 30 minute counter at 3 o'clock, Date between 4 and 5, 12 hour counter at 6 o'clock and the sub-second dial is at 9 o'clock. Gender: Men Case Size: 42 mm ( Without a crown ) Dial colour: Grey with black and orange accents Movement: Automatic Unidirectional bezel Numerals: Arabic Watchband Material: Stainless steel Water resistant: 30 BAR/435 Psi Caliber : H - 31 Case material: Stainless Steel Display Type: Analogue Box / Papers: No Glass: Sapphire Crystal Weight: 239 grams Comes with a box. Condition: The watch is pre-owned, and in excellent working condition, please see pictures. History: Hamilton Watch Company was established in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Originally, the firm manufactured high-quality pocket timepieces, which were soon popular among American railroad employees owing to their precision and dependability. Hamilton Watch Company started manufacturing wristwatches for the United States military during World War I. This shifted the company's attention to wristwatch manufacture, and by the 1930s, Hamilton was producing some of the world's most popular and creative wristwatches. During WWII, Hamilton once again developed military timepieces, notably the famed "Marine Chronometer," which was utilised by US Navy navigators. Hamilton continued to develop after the war, creating the world's first electric watch in 1957 and the first digital watch in 1970. Hamilton has also been a popular brand among Hollywood filmmakers, with its timepieces featuring in various films such as "Interstellar," "The Martian," and "Men in Black." Hamilton is now a component of the Swatch Group, one of the world's major watch makers. Despite ownership changes and altering watch...
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2010s Swiss Hamilton Jewelry

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Stainless Steel

Hamilton Gold Filled Pocket Watch, 21 jewels, Size 16
By Hamilton
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Hamilton Gold Filled Pocket Watch, 21 jewels, Size 16 Hamilton gold filled pocket watch with hunting case. Grade 971, Size 16, 3/4 plate , 21 jewels, 5 ...
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Early 1900s Unknown Antique Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Vintage Men's Hamilton 14k White Gold 32mm 17j Mechanical Diamond Wrist Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Montclair, NJ
Case Material: Solid 14k White Gold Gross Weight: 28.2 Grams (Case, Movement, and Strap) Watchmaker: Hamilton Movement: Hamilton - Grade 747 - 17 Jewels - Adjusted - Mechanical - Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Hamilton Gold Filled Open Faced Pocket Watch with Kiln Fired Dial from 1916
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled / Hand Engraved Case CIRCA / YEAR: 1916 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Dia...
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1910s Swiss Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton Cocktail in White Gold with a White dial 14mm Manual watch
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton Cocktail in 14k white gold. Manual. 14 mm case size. Fine Pre-owned Hamilton Watch. Certified preowned Vintage Hamilton Cocktail watch is made out of white gold on a 14k Whi...
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20th Century Hamilton Jewelry

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White Gold

Rare 1947 Palladium / Diamond Dial 19 Jewel
By Hamilton
Located in Raleigh, NC
Welcome to Vintage Watch Corner, where one can find the most unusual timepieces that are sure to have stories that will never be revealed. Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style. Jewelry isn’t really my thing, but I’ve always got my eye on people’s watches. It is a quiet personal statement. My apologies for the long listing. I am laying the foundation for you to understand what I have listed. This is a “Palladium Cased – Diamond Dial” Hamilton from 1947. This is not your ordinary watch. Let me make one thing clear. Hamilton never sanctioned the reacasing of Hamilton movements with diamond dials and different alloys. It was done anyway. There are many varieties of Hamilton Diamond Dials with solid rose gold, solid yellow gold , solid platinum and of coursed solid palladium. You can find many platinum and gold examples, yet it is more difficult to find a Palladium example. Look at this offering very closely. If you are discerning and are looking for a distinctive watch that can be passed down generations, look no further. A Rare Palladium Hidden Lug Hamilton, with a diamond dial that is matched with Hamilton’s finest quality wristwatch movement, it doesn’t get better than that! We call that “Watch” Nirvana. This watch has lived 76 beautiful years and is looking for another place to call home! This watch is outfitted with one of Hamilton’s finest quality movements, the venerable 982M (Medallion), read below for a more detailed explanation. It is a mechanical masterpiece The 982M is virtually identical to the 982 movement, except it is finished to a higher degree of tolerances and decoration. On the back of the 982M you can see the gold "medallion" representing that this is a special movement. Considering most people would never look at the back of the watch movement - the fact that Hamilton put so much attention to detail in the fine finish work of their movements is a testament to their premier quality. Under the dial is a 19 jewel 982 Medallion movement. The 982M was introduced in 1940 and replaced the high grade 982 movement in solid gold models. The 982 and 982M are virtually identical other than the additional damascening and gold (orangish) highlights on the movement back. Hamilton touted the 982M as the height of accuracy noting its cap jewels on the escape wheel and Elinvar (“Elasticity Invariable”) hairspring. Additionally, Hamilton promoted the 982M movement as having increased durability, which predated the incabloc shock absorbing mechanism from Switzerland. Introduced in 1941 and concluded in 1951 Year 1947 Grade 982M Size 14/0 Jewels 19 Type Hunting Settings Pendant Production From 1940 Quantity 110131 Remarks Gold Medallion Introduced in 1941 and concluded in 1951 Did you know that Palladium is more rare than Platinum. As of this listing Platinum is $941.00 and Palladium is $1094…. Platinum and Palladium Differences The main differences between Platinum vs Palladium are: Platinum is its own metal, whereas palladium is part of the platinum group metals Palladium is more rare, whereas platinum engagement rings are easier to find Platinum is a heavier metal, whereas palladium rings are more lightweight Palladium jewelry often used as men’s wedding band, whereas platinum rings are often used as engagement rings All jewelers will work on platinum jewelry, but not every jeweler will work on palladium, they don’t have the expereince Palladium is more rare than platinum. But like platinum, it’s not normally found in its own deposits but in other ore bearing mines. Most palladium comes from nickel-copper mines. It was discovered by William Hyde Wollastonin 1803. The word "palladium" is derived from the name Pallos. Pallos was an asteroid discovered around this time. Most palladium is mined in Russia but it’s also found in the United States, Finland, Australia, Canada, and Zimbabwe. Because of its rarity, palladium rings aren’t easy to find. They’re less common than platinum rings. Even though palladium jewelry has been around for quite some time, people didn’t really start picking up on it within the last 20 years. My speculation is that it's largely due to the internet. Besides jewelry, palladium is used in metal instruments like dental tools and electronics. Hamilton History Founded in Lancaster, PA in 1892, the Hamilton Watch Company has produced quality timepieces for over a century. Over the years, the company’s craftsmanship has never wavered, and they continue to present new ideas of what a wristwatch can be. Offering sharp, sophisticated designs and accurate timekeeping, each Hamilton watch boasts a classic look combined with cutting-edge technology. History Of Hamilton Watches Founded in Lancaster, PA in 1892, the Hamilton Watch Company has produced quality timepieces for over a century. Over the years, the company’s craftsmanship has never wavered, and they continue to present new ideas of what a wristwatch can be. Offering sharp, sophisticated designs and accurate timekeeping, each Hamilton watch boasts a classic look combined with cutting-edge technology. Rooted in Military History In the early 1900s, Hamilton was named the official wristwatch supplier for the American Armed Forces. The watches were worn on the wrists of servicemen in both World Wars and all other military operations that the US entered over the last hundred years. 928: After the Yankees won the world series, the Hamilton Watch Company announced the Yankee watch, establishing it as a pioneer in watch design. The brand helped America keep up with the energy of a new lifestyle. Cutting-edge Hamilton designs, including the Yankee and the Piping Rock, symbolized the independent spirit of the day. 1930: Hamilton watches continued to embody the soaring spirit of the ‘30s, as the world turned its attention to the skies with the start of commercial aviation. Soon after, Hamilton was named the official timepiece of popular industry leaders, including Eastern, TWC and Northwest. World War II 1940: During WWII, Hamilton stopped producing watches for consumers and began developing new timepieces exclusively for military purposes. Nearly one million Hamilton military...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Diamond

Hamilton Cocktail in Platinum with a Ivory dial 14.5mm Manual watch
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton diamond Cocktail watch in platinum with approximately 3 carats in G-H color, VS clarity in round and baguette diamonds on gold...
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1950s Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Platinum

1940's Hamilton Gordon 18K Yellow Gold Watch Manual Men's Watch #15797
By Hamilton
Located in Washington Depot, CT
1940's Hamilton Gordon Men's Watch' This vintage Hamilton men's watch is set in 18K yellow gold. Case is approx. 22mm x 37mm Hand winding movement Silver Dial Gold pyramid hour...
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1940s Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Hamilton Ladies Platinum Art Deco Evening Watch Gold Diamond Bracelet 1940's
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Evening Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum & 14Kt. Gold Bracelet CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 50mm X Diameter 14mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 22 Jewels / Caliber 757 DIAL / HANDS: White Dial with Silver Markers / Silver Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Gold Diamond Bracelet / 5 7/8 Inches or 15cm WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This great looking all original Art Deco Watch is all original and produced by the legendary American House of Hamilton. The watch has just been given a factory quality service by our finest watchmaker and keeps dependable time. We seldom see diamond dress watches in this condition. This one is very elegant and in exceptional condition. If you are looking for a spectacular watch for special evenings The wrong train, on the wrong track, at the wrong time at the end of the 19th century frequently resulted in disastrous train wrecks. In response to the critical need for accuracy on the nation’s railroads, laws were passed in 1891 establishing set standards of accuracy. All engineers and railroad workers were required to purchase and maintain their watches to keep accurate time based on set standards, about 30 seconds per week was the tolerance. This was the inspiration for The Hamilton Watch Company which was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The company was started by a group of investors who were looking to create a high-quality, American-made watch. Hamilton quickly became a leading manufacturer of pocket watches, and by the early 1900s, the company was supplying watches to the US military. In 1917, Hamilton introduced its first wristwatch for service men entering the first World War. The wristwatch quickly became popular with both soldiers and civilians recognizing how practical they were. Hamilton continued to grow throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and by the 1940s, the company was one of the largest watchmakers in the world. Hamilton had exceptional engineers and designers and their watches were elegantly styled as well as dependable. As a watchmaker myself I consider Hamilton to be one of the worlds “best” watches. It was mass produced perfection. Even today, you can take 100 old Hamilton’s of the same model apart and shake them up in a bag and reassemble 100 watches that will work perfectly with almost no adjustment. This is an achievement. In the early 1930’s our family store in Los Angeles was the a “Hamilton” Store. Even during the depression though Hamilton did not allow you to discount the price to sell a watch. Also, in the neighborhood was another Hamilton store and one day the owner sent in a “shill” to buy a Hamilton from us. Someone gave them a slight discount. Well, that was all it took for Hamilton to “pull the line” from us. In those days the local jewelry supply houses sold you the watches and they were all told not to sell to us. We simply contacted Gruen, and they were very excited to have a new account...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton Yellow Gold Filled Round Dress Watch with Original Dial 1950's
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Modern / Dress Style METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold-Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1950's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 33mm X Diameter 2...
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1950s American Modernist Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Vintage Hamilton Platinum 0.45ctw Diamond Fancy Ladies Dress Wrist Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have an elegant and classic vintage Hamilton ladies' watch mounted in a solid platinum case that is covered with approximately 0.45 carats of fine quality diamonds. The watch comes w/ a generic leather strap that shows some wear yet still in a usable condition. This fancy diamond watch...
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1940s American Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Hamilton Cocktail Platinum Silver dial Manual watch
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage Hamilton Cocktail watch in platinum diamond case and 14k white gold diamond bracelet. Manual wind Fine Pre-owned Hamilton Watch. Fits up to 7 inches wrist. Comes with a secur...
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16th Century Antique Hamilton Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Hamilton Ventura Men's Yellow Gold Electric Watch
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
Good condition, just serviced Weight: 42.3 Grams Case Size: 49.5 x 31.5 mm Band Length: 8 Inches Hallmark: Hamilton Item #: BR-1068-101023-09
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20th Century Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

US Navy Mounted Hamilton Model 22 Bureau of Ships Chronometer
By Hamilton
Located in Dallas, TX
US Navy Mounted Hamilton Model 22 Bureau of Ships Chronometer - Manual winding; Chronometer. Brass case with inscription in the back " MTD Watch bureau of ships US Navy ( 74 mm ). W...
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20th Century American Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton Yellow Gold Filled Open Faced Enamel Dial Railroad Pocket Watch, 1940s
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1917 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Diameter 45mm MOVEMEN...
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1910s Swiss Modern Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Antique Hamilton Ladies 0.41 TCW Diamond White Gold Hand Wind Wristwatch
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
Good condition, keeping accurate time Weight: 16.5 Grams Case Size: 14 mm Stone: Approx 0.41 TCW (0.005 ct) Diamonds Band Length: 6 Inches Hallmark: 14K ITEM #:BR-1062-092823-16
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

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Diamond, White Gold

1929 Hamilton "Square B" Art Deco, 17 Jewels, Beautiful Condition
By Hamilton
Located in Raleigh, NC
Let me introduce you to the Hamilton Square B Engraved! It is a mouthful! This 14 karat white gold filled Art Deco beauty was made for approximately 2 years, a very short run. Who is the Hamilton Watch Company, read below! Think Art Deco, think Roaring 20's, think the birth of a wrist watch, that's is where this watch is placed in historical context Hamilton Watch Company, What a story! Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began producing pocket watches. From the very beginning, the focus was on quality and accuracy, and these principles had made Hamilton a...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Art Deco Diamond Platinum Bracelet with Concealed Miniature Hamilton Watch
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Art Deco period platinum, 3.75 TCW diamond bracelet with a concealed miniature Hamilton watch. Fabulous, substantial design with a central diamond three row rectangular panel...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Hamilton Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Hamilton
Located in Stamford, CT
1950's Hamilton 14k yellow gold wristwatch. Rectangle dial with 9 row mesh 14k yellow gold band with a fold over safety buckle. Full one year se...
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Mid-20th Century Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Hamilton Romanesque T, 1960
By Hamilton
Located in Sežana, SI
10K gold filled bezel, 770 movement The Romanesque T came in a 10K yellow gold filled case with a stainless steel back. The sterling silver dial on this Romanesque is a two tone d...
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1950s American Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Hamilton White Gold Filled Dress Style
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Round Dress Style METAL / MATERIAL: White Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1950's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 35mm Length X 31mm Diameter M...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Hamilton Ladies Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 33mm Length X 17mm Diameter MOVEMEN...
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1940s American Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Platinum

Hamilton Ladies Solid Gold Art Deco Watch with Cord
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Reference 989 METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 33mm Length X 17mm Width MOVEMENT ...
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1940s American Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold

1960s Vintage Hamilton Diamond Platinum Ladies Cocktail Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Miami, FL
This Vintage Hamilton Ladie's cocktail is watch crafted in solid Platinum. With an off-white dial & silver-tone hand markers. Manual mechanical winding movement. It with A round diam...
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1960s Swiss Retro Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, PA, circa 1915
By Hamilton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a lovely antique yellow gold-filled Hamilton pocket watch made by the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, PA circa 1915. Case#179832 Thi...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Hamilton Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Hamilton Co. Railway Special Pocket Watch 1957
By Hamilton
Located in Towson, MD
One 10 karat yellow gold filled 16 size Hamilton Watch Co. Hamilton Railway Special open face pocket watch. The movement is manual wide, leve...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Retro Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

10k Gold, Gold-filled

Ladies 14kt White Gold 1.00cttw Diamond Hamilton Watch 1970's, Quartz, Warranty
By Hamilton
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Ladies 14kt white gold diamond Hamilton watch with 56 diamonds of approximately 1.00cttw that are G in color and VS/SI in clarity. Th...
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1970s American Artisan Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

Lady Hamilton Us 14k White Gold & Rose Cut Diamond Art Deco/Retro Cocktail Watch
By Hamilton
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
This absolutely beautiful Art-Deco / Retro timepiece survived in remarkable condition despite dating back to late 1940's - early 1950's Made by United States of America's luxury brand Hamilton, this cocktail watch boasts all original parts ~ An attention-grabbing tonneau-shaped Case is performed in 14K solid white gold (signed...
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1940s American Retro Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

Hamilton 14 Karat Solid Gold Art Deco Ladies Diamond Dress Watch from 1940s
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Bracelet Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 34mm X Width 14mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels / Caliber 750 DIAL / HANDS: Original Silvered with Mixed Makers / Blued Steel Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: 6mm Width / 6" Length or 15.3cm WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement This elegant ladies diamond dress watch This unique art deco ladies diamond dress watch has just been serviced by our team and keeps dependable time. Hamilton is a legendary American house/ Hamilton pocket watches are renowned for their accuracy since 1892. They were the most reliable pocket watches...
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1940s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Gents Hamilton Fleetwood Manual Wristwatch Ref W503411
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Gents Hamilton 14k case, 14k bezel, leather leather band with two piece clasp. Manual movement. Certified pre-owned. Fancy Label lugs. Center Sweepcenter hand,Gold Triangular applied...
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1940s Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Hamilton Cocktail 14k White Gold Wristwatch
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton Cocktail watch in 14k white gold and 0.45 carats in diamond accents G-H color, VS-SI clarity. Manual. 22 Jewels. Case size 15mm. Circa...
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1950s Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

White Gold

Hamilton Hunter 14k Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Ref 993
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton Hunter Case pocket watch in 14k yellow gold with etched garden motif on the case. Triple sunk white dial with Arabic numerals and sub-seconds. 16 size case made by Dueber. P...
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1880s Antique Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Hamilton Pocket Watch 18k Yellow Gold Wristwatch Ref R3163
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton pocket watch in 14k yellow gold - model 923 manual wind movement with 23 jewels. The best of the best made in America. Arabic numerals w...
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1950s Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Hamilton Double Roller 992e Pocket Watch 3262545 Case
By Hamilton
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton Watch Company Elinvar Double Roller 992E with triple sunk porcelain dial. 21 Jewels 5 Adjusted Positions. Case Signed "Keystone base metal 3262545" Fine Pre-owned Hamilton W...
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Early 1900s Antique Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton 14k Yellow Gold Vintage Men's Hand-Winding Watch W/ Leather Band
By Hamilton
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Hamilton 14k Yellow Gold Vintage Men's Hand-Winding Watch w/ Leather Band Movement #735 Case #S960310 14k Yellow Gold Round Case with Sapphire Accent Crown 34 mm in Diameter (36 mm...
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1960s Swiss Modern Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Hamilton 14 Karat Solid White Gold Ladies Dress Watch with Original Dial, 1940s
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Dress Style METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm Length X Width 18mm ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton 14K White Gold Vintage Ladies Wristwatch with Diamonds
By Hamilton
Located in Media, PA
Exceptional Hamilton Vintage Ladies Wristwatch with VS Diamonds Elegantly Made with Numerous VS Diamonds Around The Bezel & Band Flows Ver...
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Late 20th Century Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Wartime Era Hamilton Railroad Grade US Military Steel Pocket Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Desirable collectable, Hamilton Model 4992B, GCT US WWII Military Pocket Watch. This interesting timepiece has an added display back to view the 22 jewel movement with adjusted six position in motion. As military issue, circa 1942, this American made watch by Hamilton Watch Co...
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1940s American Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

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Steel

Diamond Adorned Vintage Hamilton Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
Beautiful 14K white gold link-style bracelet pairs with the vintage Hamilton mechanical wind wristwatch effortlessly for an elegant look. This piec...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

14K White Gold Ornate Vintage Hamilton Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
Created by Hamilton, this vintage watch gives off a luxurious feel. The 14K white gold link style bracelet pairs elegantly to the 14k white gold wind wris...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Hamilton Ladys Platinum and 14k White Gold Diamond Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
A stunning Ladies true vintage platinum and 14k white gold Hamilton diamond watch. The vintage patina look is something that is desired by major...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

"Tourmaline Time" Vintage Platinum & Diamond Wristwatch Conversion Bracelet
By Hamilton
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Eytan has accumulated a lot of old ladies cocktail watches over the years. Most of them are, as watches, either beyond repairing or completely impractical because their faces are so...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Tourmaline, Platinum

Late Retro Ladies Hamilton Platinum and Diamond Wristwatch, c1950
By Hamilton
Located in valatie, NY
Late Retro Ladies Hamilton Platinum and Diamond Wristwatch, c1950 with assorted diamonds. Total diamond weight approximately 1.02 carats. The original 17 jewel movement housed in a e...
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20th Century American Retro Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Fine Art Deco Hamilton 4.8 Carat Diamond Platinum Dress Watch
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Art Deco period Hamilton platinum, 4.8 TCW diamond dress watch with a wide double row platinum and diamond bracelet band, high style X-form diamond details and substantial baguette and round cut diamond accents. For nearly a century, Hamilton watches have been associated with the glamour of Hollywood. In 1932, the inimitable Marlene Deitrich was the first to wear a Hamilton watch on-screen in the film Shanghai Express. Elvis Presley wore the iconic Hamilton Ventura...
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20th Century American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Mid 20th Century Ladies Hamilton Diamond Platinum Dress Wrist Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautiful mid 20th century Hamilton diamond and platinum ladies wrist watch attached to a black cord band with a white gold fil...
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Mid-20th Century Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Hamilton 14 Karat White Gold Silver Dial Quartz Ladies Bracelet Watch
By Hamilton
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Vintage Hamilton 14 Karat White Gold Silver Dial Quartz Ladies' timepiece is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a white gold case. It has a square ...
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2010s Swiss Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

White Gold

Vintage 14k White Gold Embellished Bulova Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
Lightweight and 41 single-cut diamond adorned, this 14K vintage Bulova wrist watch has a link style bracelet with each diamond weighing in at .80 CTW, G-H color, VS-1/VS-2 clarity, good cut. Brand: Bulova Type: Wristwatch Weight: 18.70 grams Dial color: Silver dial, gold markings Case Material: 14K White Gold Case back Hallmarks: 14KBULOVA 825955 markings on watch face: Bulova 23...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Hamilton Ladies White Gold Diamond Bracelet Watch, Circa 1930s
By Hamilton
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Vintage Art Deco Hamilton Ladies White Gold Diamond Bracelet Watch. The rounded rectangle-faced dial with framed in round diam...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Hamilton 14k Gold Tonneau Hand-Winding with Allan Adler Modernist 10k Gold Band
By Hamilton
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Hamilton 14k Gold Tonneau Hand-Winding w/ Allan Adler Modernist 10k Gold Band Movement #982 Movement Serial #M8295 Case #117847 14k Yellow Gold Tonneau Case 20 mm Wide (21 mm w/ Crown) 32 mm Long Lug-to-Lug Distance = 42 mm Lug-to-Lug Width = 14 mm Thickness = 9 mm Champagne Dial w/ Gold Arabic Numbers and Hands (M + H) Includes Seconds Subdial 16 mm Wide 25 mm Long 10k Yellow Gold and Wood Vintage Allan Adler Watch...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 14K White Gold Hamilton 2.5ctw Diamond Watch 22.1g
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
Presenting a: Vintage Art Deco 14K White Gold Hamilton 2.5ctw Diamond Watch 6.4" 22.1g Natural Diamonds approximately 2.5ct total. Measures .60" wide ...
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1960s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Hamilton Gold Filled Art Deco Curvex Style with Original Silver Dial 1930's
By Hamilton
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Curvex METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 22mm X Width 44mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Hamilton Jewelry

Lady's 14k White Gold Vintage Hamilton Watch
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
For a fancy night out, or a casual evening this watch is great for elegant touch to your appearance. This vintage 14K White gold watch and 14K wh...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Ladys Platinum Hamilton Wristwatch
By Hamilton
Located in Addison, TX
This lady's 1900s Hamilton mechanical wind wristwatch pairs elegantly with a black double cord bracelet. This stunning platinum vintage watch inclu...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Hamilton Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Platinum

Hamilton jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Hamilton jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Hamilton jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Hamilton diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 40, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 99 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Elgin, Waltham, and Gruen. Prices for Hamilton jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $310 and tops out at $22,800, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $2,599.
Questions About Hamilton Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Hamilton 992B Railroad Watch was first produced in November, 1940, nine years after design and research began. The 992B featured brand-new technologies and was made with gold, steel and gilt parts and the newly designed Elinvar Extra hairspring. The last Hamilton 992B was sold in 1969. Shop Hamilton 992B Railroad Watches from top sellers worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    George Romney is the artist who painted Lady Hamilton. He actually produced several Romantic portraits and drew many sketches of her, as he considered her to represent the ideal of feminine beauty. Later in his career, Romney produced a series of paintings inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. Shop a variety of George Romney art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    No, Hamilton is not widely considered a luxury watch brand. The revered Swiss manufacturer’s timepieces are known for their quality workmanship and high-end materials, but its watches typically retail at attainable price points compared to the likes of Cartier or Rolex. Shop a collection of Hamilton watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To open a Hamilton pocket watch, take it to a reputable watch repair shop. Experts advise against opening antique pocket watches on your own because special tools are necessary to avoid damaging the timepieces. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Hamilton pocket watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    Hamilton watches became Swiss in 2003 when the watchmaker moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Biel, Switzerland. While based in the U.S., the company produced watches for the winners of the 1928 World Series and was the official watch for the employees of four commercial airlines. Shop a variety of Hamilton watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Hamilton's Railway Special pocket watch was launched in 1940 and remained in production for the next two decades. At the time, it was marketed as the most accurate railroad watch available. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Hamilton timepieces from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.

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