Hamilton Pan-Europ 701
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Hamilton is an inseparable strand of the tapestry of American horological history.
Incorporated in the late 1800s, Hamilton began producing quality pocket watches, many of which were used during the Western Expansion and the construction and operation of the trans-American railroad. The Hamilton Railroad Pocket watch became the gold standard for conductors for decades.
As the brand grew, it supported a growing America. In 1917, it produced a smaller movement capable of being worn on the wrist, becoming the first American wristwatch and a popular tool for officers in the first world war.
At the start of WWII, Hamilton halted it's consumer production and did its part to support the war effort, producing over a million timepieces of various designs and functions that found their way onto U.S. Navy vessels, U.S. Army vehicles and the wrists of countless service men and women.
When the Vietnam War loomed, Hamilton again stepped up, producing the rugged General Issue wristwatch alongside Benrus.
In 1969, Hamilton's Project 99 produced the world's first automatic chronograph, changing horology forever.
The Hamilton Pan-Europ 701, a little brother of the Pan-Europ Automatic Chronograph, is wonderful side note in the brand's rather impressive history. Though produced in the 70s when Hamilton had been attained by Omega/Tissot holdings and production had been moved to Switzerland, the 701 recalls Hamilton's start with pocket watches: It is a simple, accurate and reliable watch designed for every day use with little flourish.
The particular piece, dating to the late 70s, bears the marks of time, literally. An inscription on the Hamilton Pegasus case back reads: "Time with you is so precious, love Kathy 7-29-78." In excellent original condition with original folded link bracelet with signed Hamilton clasp, this no-nonsense timekeeper is ready to dutifully serve its new owner for decades, no questions asked.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Hamilton Pan-Europ 701