Very rare Hamilton “Meadowbrook” men’s Streamline Moderne design presentation wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1929.
Perhaps the most urbane and sophisticated watch Hamilton ever produced, the “Meadowbrook” was named for the exclusive Meadow Brook Club on Long Island, New York. The Meadow Brook was a hunt, polo, and golf club which counted Theodore Roosevelt among its members. Hamilton produced this specially engraved version of the “Meadowbrook” model for the Cadillac Motor Car Co. from 1928 to 1930 as awards for employees with 10 years of service to Cadillac. These were special order watches and the presentation inscriptions on the casebacks were acid etched at the Hamilton factory prior to shipment. It is a very rare model, with only 193 produced in yellow gold. This example is in excellent condition showing only very light wear. Caseback is excellent and bears the special Cadillac crest and presentation engraving. The case measures 35mm long and 28mm wide. Refinished inlaid enamel exploding numeral dial is superb. 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.