No watch embodied these two principles more than the 1938 Contour.
The Contour was produced for only two years - 1938 and 1939. It was not a very popular watch.
My example came with no crystal and a serious case of "dial rash" but it cleaned up nicely. The previous owner had fastened an expansion bracelet to the cross bars (rather than using spring pins for the strap as shown above). Fortunately, the case was no worse the wear - literally and figuratively.
Here's my example as received.
I find the Contour a little hard to wind with the crown on top. You definitely need to remove the watch from your wrist to wind it but that's a good practice anyway - as there's less stress on the stem that way.
All cleaned up and with less worn crown and a new glass crystal installed, the Contour is a very comfortable watch and will surely get some well deserved wrist time.
Do you have any idea, what kind of watch box/case there have been originally with Contour?
I have this wonderful watch and i´d like to get that original box...
Hi Marko, The Contour came in a long bakelite box that had a lump in the center... it looks like every other box except for the lump, or bump, in the middle. Here's an example... http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CELLULOID-HAMILTON-DRIVERS-WATCH-BOX-BLUE-INSIDE-10-RARE-COLOR-11BOX-/251571593661?hash=item3a92d5e1bd:g:p8gAAOSwFTRTrI8dDelete
I have a Contour as well and love it! A question that I have, mine has what appears to have a second hour hand or pointer in blued steel.
I think that's odd but wouldn't worry about it. I guess that would make it convenient if you crossed time zones frequently.Delete