Rare Hamilton Oakmont men’s Streamline Moderne design wristwatch in solid 14K white gold, circa 1932.
Like the "Meadowbrook" and the "Piping Rock" and following a Hamilton tradition in naming its top-of-the-line models after country clubs, the "Oakmont" was named for the exclusive Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oakmont opened in 1903 and has hosted more U.S. Open golf tournaments than any other course in the United States. The watch was priced at $90.00 in 1932 and is quite rare, with only 641 watches produced in white gold. This example is in crisp, excellent condition showing only very light wear. Caseback is superb and unengraved. The case measures 38mm long and 28mm wide. Refinished inlaid enamel dial is superb, has solid 18K gold applied numerals. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 979-F manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.