|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||29mm x 21.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||36mm|
Stunning platinum Hamilton Rutledge tank with caliber 982 from late 1940's. For Hamilton lovers, this is a gem and highly collectible. The Rutledge is a quintessential American watch and quintessentially Hamilton as signed platinum cases from American companies are extremely rare. According to Gaber and Unger “American wristwatches: Five decades of styles and design”, fewer than 10 examples of 18K or platinum cases exist of different models including Hamilton.
Extremely rare and beautiful platinum Hamilton Rutledge tank with a 982 caliber movement with 19 jewels. The movement is numbered M104433. On the case, inside is engraved Hamilton Watch Co., Lancaster, PA, Platinum, L&W (contract case maker), L-35652. The beveled-edge rectangular case has slightly curved lugs, silver dial with applied white gold Arabic numerals and hands, and subsidiary second register.
The company was founded in 1892 and in 1900, over 50% of the population had a watch from Hamilton Watch Co in Lancaster, PA. In 1915, Hamilton started the production of the caliber 986. During the art deco period, Hamilton had tremendous success with the “Coronado”, “Spur” and “Piping Rock”. Then came the 982 calibre in the 1930’s and the famous caliber 500. In 1937, the company supplied the US army. In 1966, Hamilton took over Buren watch. In 1969, it stopped to produce mechanical watch in the US. Then, came the revolutionary “Pulsar”. Today, the company is own by the Swatch Group.
Hamilton Rutledge tank watch with platinum, L&W case with a 982 movement with 19 jewels with serial number M104433. Please note that the finishing of this movement was clearly done by hand.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 29mm x 21.5mm
Length including lugs: 36mm