Rare Hamilton “Andrews” men’s Machine Age design wristwatch in solid 14K white gold, circa 1933.
The “Andrews” has a fantastic Machine Age stepped case and an extremely low production of only 1,129 watches in white gold. Housing the unique 19-jewel grade 401 movement, the “Andrews” was part of a series of watches named for famous explorers, in this case for adventurer and paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, discoverer of dinosaur fossils in the Gobi Desert and director of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. An extraordinarily expensive wristwatch for the Great Depression, the “Andrews” was priced to consumers at $110.00 in 1933. This example is in crisp, excellent condition showing only the very slightest indications of wear, with well-defined corners and steps. The caseback is excellent and unengraved. The case measures 37mm long by 23mm wide. Refinished inlaid enamel luminous dial is excellent. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 401 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.