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1970 Rare U S A Stamp Watch / 17 Jewels George Washington 5 Cent Stamp / Yellow Gold Plate / Bill Blass for Hamilton Watch - Vantage Division

A wind-up, mechanical watch. Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time. Not a battery watch.
Size: 25 mm wide x 38 mm lug to lug. (The size of a postage stamp in a frame!)
Ready to give! Ready to wear!

Scarce and Unusual specialty mechanical watch in a tasteful Bill Blass design, with dignified lines, sophisticated and timeless style. This watch is one of at least seven models that Hamilton commissioned Bill Blass to create. This is the “Columbia” model – “Columbia” being a traditional nickname for the United States of America.

This watch dial is an authentic USA canceled blue 5 cent George Washington Stamp that was issued by the United States Post Office in 1917-1919. So that is a World War I era postage stamp.

The watch has two modern yellow gold plate hands, one for the hour and one for the minute. The look of the watch design is sleek and "museum modern". This means there are not any hour markers and there never were. The rectangular yellow gold plate case has angled lugs and a nicely knurled crown.

The watch is powered by a 17 jewels mechanical movement.

Please keep in mind that every one of these very scarce Bill Blass Vantage for Hamilton Watch Company USA Stamp watches is truly unique (a word that is much misused and means "one of a kind" "none other like it"). These were made with actual century-old canceled USA postage stamps. No two stamps can be alike, because the cancellation marks are as unique as finger prints, as far as where they were made, what ink was used, and how and where the cancellation mark struck the stamp. We cannot over emphasize how special these are.

For the Stamp Collector
For those who enjoy USA presidential memorabilia.
For lovers of forward thinking 20th century fashion.

History: The 1970 fall line of watches from Vantage, a product of the Hamilton Watch Co., was previewed to the press June 26, 1970, in New York City. Designed by Bill Blass, the watches were all made with 17 jewels movements to work as beautifully as they look. …”. And as mentioned in a Christmas Shoppers Ocala, Florida, newspaper article from Nov. 17, 1970: “Great news, the popular new Bill Blass collection of super timepieces designed exclusively for Hamilton-Vantage has just arrived…Select from such great styles as Basket weave, Swinger, Stockpage, Square Bangle, MacBeth, Columbia and Canterbury”.

Bill Blass designed this Vantage Hamilton line with a unisex vision in mind.

I've had the privilege to own five watches from this Bill Blass Hamilton Vantage series. They are impeccable in style and quality, as you would expect from Mr. Blass (1922-2002) and from the Hamilton Watch Company.

Designed for both men and women, as was intended by Bill Blass of all of the watches in this line. His vision was groundbreaking unisex design. In fact, we believe he coined the word "unisex" in the fashion world.

Furnished with a new blue genuine leather band.

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Rare U S A Stamp Watch / 17 Jewels George Washington 5 Cent Stamp / Yellow Gold Plate / Bill Blass for Hamilton Watch - Vantage Division

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: 17 Jewels Movement, Famous Designer, Famous Watch Company, Hamilton Watch, Bill Blass Design, Vintage Watch, Vintage Mens Watch, MANUAL WIND KEEPING TIME, If you are viewing this listing on your phone, please click on ITEM DETAILS below, so you can read all about this vintage item, Go to the Announcement page, and click Read More for added savings
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