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Rare Hamilton “Spur” men’s Art Deco wristwatch in solid 14K white gold with black enamel bezel, circa 1929.
The “Spur” is among the most recognizable and sought-after early Hamilton wristwatch models. As Hamilton’s first asymmetric wristwatch, it was a preview of the wild designs of the 1950s that were still more than 25 years in the future. The “Spur” was enormously expensive in 1929, selling for $125.00. It is quite rare, with Hamilton records showing that only 686 were produced in white gold. With Roman numerals set in a black enamel bezel and dramatic swirling, stepped lugs, the “Spur” is the ultimate in American Art Deco design from the 1920s. This example is in excellent condition with well-defined stepped lugs. Enamel is excellent and complete, with only some minor flea bites. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with a few tiny dings. The case measures 33mm long and 29mm wide. Refinished dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 979 adjusted movement.