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Hamilton “Cranston” (1953)

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1953 Hamilton Cranston

Hamilton “Cranston” (1953)

Classic 50s Hamilton with a 10K yellow gold filled case, solid 18K gold dial markers, and a sterling silver dial.

This is a very nice example of the Hamilton Cranston. This model first premiered in 1953 and was made for a number of years. The movement in this particular watch dates to 1952, which would seem to indicate that this particular watch was part of a very early production run.

The watch has a Hamilton signed case; it’s 10K yellow gold filled (bezel and back) and was manufactured by the Star Watch Case Company. The case on this particular watch is in Excellent condition with no brassing or wear through.

The Cranston was one of several models with very special dials. In this model, the butler finish dial is made of sterling silver. The raised numbers and markers in this model are made of solid 18K yellow gold. The dial and hands on this watch are in Excellent condition with no spotting. The movement is Hamilton’s 19 jewel 753. The 753 is a very reliable and accurate movement and this one is no exception; the watch winds, set, and runs well and keeps good time.

We’ve added to this watch a very nice lizard leather band. Note that this watch is smaller than contemporary watches and as such, is suitable for wear by a man or a woman.

The service history of this watch is unknown and it has not been serviced while in our possession. While the watch is keeping very good time right now, you will probably want to have a jeweler clean, oil, and adjust the watch to get the greatest accuracy and the longest enjoyment from your vintage watch.

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