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Since ProDiver was kind enough to post pix of his father's Hamilton, which looks a lot like this one, here is a bit of detail:

It was from the indomitable house of Hamilton Watch Company that this superb watch was produced in 1941. Named the “Wesley,” this example transcends all stylistic barriers of the day, moving away from the round or oval shape to flirt with the angular bar-and-lug styling that is so reminiscent of the Empire State Building and Park Avenue set. Nothing about this watch is timid, from its magnificent pearlescent dial -- featuring solid 18k gold hand-applied, heavily stylized Arabic numerals — to its tank styled case and heavy, faceted lugs.

Also revealed is a glimpse of Hamilton’s mechanical ingenuity: a perfectly balanced, cleaned-oiled-and-timed, 19 ruby jeweled “982” movement with solid nickel plates.
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