This handwound slim men’s watch was one of the last Hamilton watches made under their own ownership.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the engraving on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being presented as a long service award in 1971.
Imperial Chemical Industries, or ICI as it better known, have a long history of presenting watches to their employees if they worked hard for a few decades. We have examples such as this P. Buhre and this Garrard fromt he 1940’s and 1050’s. But this is the first time we have seen a Hamilton. This may be because Hamilton were historically an American producer, but in the late sixties they switched to making watches in Switzerland instead and maybe that focused European eyes more. This watch arrived on possibly the original leather strap, which we will include in the box, but we have fitted a new leather strap in a similar style. The case is good, and quite slim. The dial does have some staining. The acrylic crystal has some brown staining in the photographs, most of which has cleaned off before the video was made. The movement is a Hamilton calibre 30, a 17 jewel manual wind item that is a rebranded Buren 280 – Hamilton bought Buren in 1966, and in 1971 the Hamilton/Buren partnership was subsequently sold to Omega/Tissot owners SIHH, so this is one of the last models from the Hamilton/Buren days.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, and our Certificate of Authenticity.
Please see the HD video for more detail. All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned. We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.
Width with crown 27.3 mm
Width without crown 25.3 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 37.0 mm
Case Thickness 6.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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