Although the Hamilton 917 is not a rare pocket watch this one is unique in that it has on the dial the Packard car logo with the infamous advertising slogan "ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE". This item crosses many collectible categories, pocket watches, automobiles, advertising. Only a few other examples of this type of pocket watch have come onto the market and this one tops them all.Notice the original crown is original which others that have come up for sale have replacements meaning they have been well worn. I wouldn't be hesitant to state that this piece has never been worn and has remained n its original box despite some hairline scratches on the back which if desired could be easily removed. Dial: silver, applied gold numerals. Case back: plain, no inscription. Movement: grade 917 - 17 jewel - adjusted 3 positions.
Condition: We grade this watch as mint, taking into consideration the age. It appears to have never been worn and was kept in its original box. There are no signs of wear and only miniscule scratches on the case back and on the crystal at 11 o'clock. The watch is all original with no replacement parts.We feel confident calling this lovely piece LIKE NEW. The item "RARE MINT Hamilton 14K Gold 917 Packard Presentation Pocket Watch Original Box" is in sale since Monday, May 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "losttreasurestoo" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.