Very scarce Hamilton "Drake" men's Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1953.
The "Drake" has a large, stepped gold case with large pyramid lugs. It was priced at $150.00 in 1953. It is very scarce, and this is the first I have offered in more than 10 years. This example is in crisp, excellent condition with well-defined steps and edges. Bottom right lug has a very tiny ding. Caseback is superb and unengraved. The case measures 39mm long and 24mm wide. Refinished dial is superb, has solid 18K gold applied numerals and markers. Has new acrylic crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 754 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong. Has correct fluted winding crown.