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Hamilton 18s 21J Grade 940's
Consecutive w/ Skeleton Barrels

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Hamilton Watch Co. 18 size 21 jewel open face lever-set Grade 940 pocketwatches with consecutive serial numbers and skeletonized barrels and undamaskeened skeleton barrel bridges, these watches are from the personal collection of the late John F. Gelson former president of Hamilton Watch Company and are a very unique and cool looking piece of Hamilton history.  Both are fronted by double-sunk enamel dials with script Hamilton signature and are housed in nickel glassback display cases.  Movement serial numbers are 997972 and 997973.

Serial 997972 - Running and a beautiful movement in close to pristine condition.  Dial has some light outer chapter hairlines between 1 and 2 O'clock.  Case is signed "Hamilton" on only the rear bezel, and front and rear of case come on and off very tightly with the rear being especially stiff to close.  Good glass crystals.

Serial 997973 - Not running, balance is gummy and I think very likely this watch has not seen a servicing in many decades.  Cosmetically movement is beautiful and close to pristine with only a small mark on the plate near the lower casescrew.  Dial is superb with no flaws.  Case is signed "Hamilton" on both bezels.  Good glass crystals.

$2200 plus shipment.