Vintage HAMILTON Sub 330ft. Automatic - ref 9858 - $550 shipped

3 months ago
Price
$550.00
Brand
RGM
Seller
Watch Carefully
Available on
WatchUSeek
Location
Timely Manor
Description

Offered today is a pristine Hamilton Sub 330 (ref. 9858) from the late 1980s or early 1990s. This was a model made for the Italian market after a design influenced by the late Gino Macaluso, later the owner of Girard-Perregaux and Daniel JeanRichard watch companies. According to Roland of RGM, who worked at Hamilton then, Mr. Macaluso would visit the Hamilton offices in Pennsylvania, and work on creating special pieces that would be manufactured in Switzerland (many by Lemania) and sold in the Italian market, where Mr Macaluso was Hamilton's distributor.
The present watch is cased in stainless steel, with a crystal ring and hands of gold. The black lacquered dial is immaculate. Some scratches are visible on the back, and very minor marks on the lugs and domed crystal. The uni-directional bezel clicks and rotates well, and shows a little bit of missing black filler on the triangle and a couple dots. However, I would rate this piece at better than 90% easily. The dimensions are 39mm wide x 9.5mm thick. It is a very slim and balanced design, powered by the thin 28,800vph ETA cal. 2892-A2 which has been regulated and is running within a couple seconds/day +/-. The service history of this piece is unknown, but the movement is very very clean and running strong. Dial, movement and case back are marked Hamilton, while the screw-down crown is unbranded. Brand New STRAPSCO 20mm distressed leather military-style straps are included, as pictured.
This is a well-known and very hard-to-find Hamilton automatic (many were made as quartz) of a size that fits into most everyone's sweet-spot. I don't expect it will be available long.$550 US shipped in North America; $575 to the rest of the world. Paypal please.
Photos are below. Please feel free to ask questions.
Thanks for your time,
Brad