Hamilton "Barton" men's Retro Modern design presentation wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1949.
The "Barton" was introduced in 1948 and was priced at $150.00. The watch has a large, heavy case with hooded lugs. This example is in crisp, near mint condition showing almost no wear. Caseback is superb, with a presentation from United States Gypsum Company. The case measures 40mm long and 23mm wide. Refinished two-tone dial is superb, has solid 18K gold applied numerals and markers. Glass crystal is superb. The watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 982M movement, just serviced and running strong.