Uncommon Hamilton “Donald” men’s Retro Modern design Phillips Petroleum Co. presentation wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1951.
Hamilton's prestige and reputation for quality made it the watch of choice for special presentations, awards, and gifts of esteem. Hamilton produced this specially engraved version of its “Donald” model for the Phillips Petroleum Co. of Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1951, featuring a special dial with the famous Phillips 66 orange logo, as awards to employees with 25 years of service to the company. This example is in crisp, excellent condition showing only very light wear. Caseback is excellent and bears the special presentation engraving for 25 years of service to Phillips Petroleum. The case measures 36mm long and 22mm wide. Original special dial is superb, has Phillips 66 orange logo and solid 18K gold applied numerals. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 982M manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.