Hamilton “Barrel Engraved” men’s Art Deco design wristwatch in 14K white gold fill, circa 1928.
Referred to as "New Barrel Engraved" in Hamilton internal documents, this is the second variety of "Barrel" and was introduced in 1927. This example has the earliest caseback imprint marked "987." The watch was priced at $57.00 in 1928 and total of 8,937 were produced over several years. It is in excellent condition with crisp engravings and only a few specks of brassing to the bezel corners and the tips of the lugs. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. Case measures 35mm long and 29mm wide. Refinished luminous dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Hamilton grade 987 movement, just serviced and running strong.