12 size 17 jewel cal. 912 manual wind movement is running well and keeping good time. Silver metal original dial with black numbers, fancy blue/black hands and rotating second indicator above the "6". 14 kt. white gold filled case with hinged back covers is marked "Hamilton Watch Co. Lancaster Pa." on the inside of the outer back cover and has a snap on bezel. This watch comes in a plastic ivory colored box that has a ivory silk/blue velvet inner lining that is marked "Hamilton". Size 45 mm. not counting the winding area. Serial number 3415521 which means it was made in 1940.
Ken Cooper our best but only west coast sales manager always comes up what he says it the history of some of our listings. You must remember Ken has been known to read tea leaves in his local beer hall so keep this in mind when reading his accounts..
On his 18th birthday Myles Goosetail received this very fine Hamilton pocket watch from his grandfather and received kindly but polite instructions in the use & care of a really fine example of workmanship. While in college Myles wore a fine wristwatch but on the weekends he wore only the Hamilton pocket watch and like clockwork (pun intended) he saw to it that his Hamilton was properly serviced every 2 years. Upon entering the job market Myles once again proudly used his pocket watch on weekends and on rare occasions to entertain clients (Myles was in sales for a large company) and he noticed the Hamilton never failed to receive compliments and striking glances from the ladies. The beautiful Hamilton pocket watch was always serviced every 2 years (per his grandfather's instructions) and Myles felt this really fine pocket watch was one of the reasons he rose to the very top in his company. Myles had many admirable traits but in some things he was stubborn and would not adapt to change. He loved his pocket watch and his manual wind wristwatch that he still had from college days. Once a client as a gesture of thanks gave Myles a new atomic set watch, that he accepted, but never wore but gave it to his brother's son. Simple cell phones were okay with him, he needed one for the job, but after retirement he could not deal with the new "smart phones". Trying to use & learn one given to him by his younger brother Myles had a "fit" and threw the phone to the floor and started to do an elephant dance on it. Suddenly the room was filled with the smell of pork & beans and several long and loud releases of methane gas from Myles as he fell to the floor stone dead. A quick burial and his estate was quickly divided between those Myles had listed in his will. His younger brother, Yardley, received only the lovely Hamilton pocket watch and he quickly sold to Girard at a large watch show. Girard was amazed at the great shape this beauty was in and now offers it to the buying public. It does not matter if you're "cool, calm, and collected" or a real hot head that can lose your temper at the most little thing, this is the timepiece for you as a collection item and also for your personal timekeeping needs. Girard has it and you need it. Ask about Girard's very unique layaway plan.