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Hamilton Otis Reverso de 1938

Hamilton Otis Reverso de 1938

Regular price $2,722.22 USD
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Looking to take advantage of Alfred Chauvot's innovative reversible case design, Hamilton produced the Otis in 1938. However, the design of the Otis infringed upon another watch manufactured by Swiss company Jaeger-LeCoultre, which also made its Reverso under Chauvot's patent. As expected, Hamilton and JLC soon found themselves embroiled in a lawsuit. In the end, after three years in court, JLC won. Due to the terms of the lawsuit, Hamilton removed the Otis from its catalogs in 1940, making these watches a true rarity, perhaps even more so than the iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso of 1931.

This watch features a beautiful and striking engraving of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the inside of the reversible part of the watch, due to the strong Catholic influence in Mexican culture in the 1930s.

Brand: Hamilton
Model: Otis
Year of Manufacture: 1938
Material: Gold Plate
Dimensions: 40x24mm
Crystal Material: Crystal
Caliber: 980
Movement Type: Manual Wind
Band Width: 17mm
Band Material: Sweden Calf Textured
Box/Papers: No
Mechanical Function Warranty: 6 Months

Comments: The crystal has been replaced, the dial is untouched, there are superficial scratches on the case, and a striking engraving of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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