Scarce Hamilton “Richmond” men’s Streamlined Moderne design wristwatch in solid 18K yellow gold, circa 1939.
Cased in solid 18K gold and priced at $125.00, the “Richmond” was Hamilton’s flagship gold watch during the late 1930s. The “Richmond” was the first solid 18K gold Hamilton men’s wristwatch to be regularly catalogued, previous 18K models were special order only. This example is in crisp, near mint condition showing almost no wear, and is the nicest example I have ever offered. Case edges are sharp. Caseback is superb and unengraved. Case measures 41mm long and 21mm wide. Original inlaid enamel dial is excellent, with very slight patina. Has solid 18K applied numerals. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 982 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.