Hamilton Piping Rock 14K White Gold with Black Enamel Bezel. Classic Art Deco Roman Numerals.
Circa: 1927 manual Wind Movement.. Good Condition, unrestored with a great patina. Black Lizard Band with a white Color Buckle.
Some history: The Piping Rock was introduced in 1927 and named after a ritzy Long Island country club to indicate its stature as one of Hamilton's premier models. Influenced by the Art Deco movement, it was a handsome devil, slimmer and less clunky than other watches on the market due to Hamilton's thin new movements, giving it a profile of only 8.6mm.The creamy dial is just beautiful, clean and sleek with just the sub seconds at 6 o'clock and the Hamilton name at 12 o'clock. Stunning blued hands give a nice contrast and color.
Instead of placing the hour numbers on the dial, the Roman hour numbers reside on an enamel bezel. Interesting flexible lugs contour to the wrist. It is more than just a good-looking watch, it's also got some very cool sports history. Prior to receiving rings for World Series wins, the players received watches, a tradition believed to have been instituted by Baseball Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis. Yep, you guessed it, the Piping Rock was the watch, which was presented to the 1928 World Champion Yankees.You know, the dream team that included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The player's name is engraved on the side opposite the crown, while the case back is engraved with an eagle, American shield and bats along with the "Yankees World Champions" and the winning year 1928. The "Piping Rock" was Hamilton's crowning achievement circa 1929 and was considered by many as the most beautiful wristwatch ever made!
The Stock Market was in free fall but the watch industry hit their stride with excellence in engineering, great advancements in technology, and Art Deco styling second to none. When industry designers came up with watches that looked like this, with these gorgeous gold-inlaid enamel bezels, no one could resist.
Hamilton made incredible enamel bezel watches like the "Spur", the "Coronado", the "Flintridge" and, of course, the Piping Rock. I'm open to trades for a Rolex or watch of similar value. I may also trade it for Ivory or add cash to a trade if necessary.
The item "Vintage Hamilton Piping Rock 14k Gold, Original Movement, circa 1927. 1st gen" is in sale since Tuesday, July 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "solitudeinmind" and is located in Corona, California. This item can be shipped to United States.