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Scarce Hamilton “Piping Rock” men’s Art Deco design wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold with black enamel bezel, circa 1928.

Among the most recognizable and sought-after of the early Hamilton models, the “Piping Rock” has fantastic Art Deco stylized Roman numerals set in black enamel and hinged lugs that flex to make the watch more comfortable on the wrist. Considered by some to be the most beautiful American wristwatch every produced, it belongs in every serious Hamilton collection. The “Piping Rock” was named for the exclusive Piping Rock Club on Long Island, New York, which opened in 1912. It was priced at $125.00 and only 3,815 examples were produced in 14K yellow gold. This example is in excellent condition showing only very light wear to the gold case and one tiny ding to the upper left lug. Enamel bezel is excellent with only a few tiny nicks. Caseback is excellent and unengraved. Case measures 43mm long and 29mm wide. Refinished dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 979-F adjusted movement.