In 1948 Hamilton introduced the Ashley... one of the few men's named watches that today you might associate as a feminine name - but I always remind myself of Scarlett O'Hara's first love in "Gone with the Wind".
The Ashley was produced for three years and discontinued after 1950.
The Ashley came in a 14K gold filled case with rounded lugs that give the Ashley an elegant, dress watch look. It's not unusual to find some wear through on the high points of the lugs, but sometimes a thick crystal has offered it some protection.
The butler finished sterling silver dial came with solid 18K numerals and dots.
Under the hood will be a 14/0 sized, 19 jewel 982 movement.
I think the Ashely is a decent sized watch for the time but it's certainly small enough to easily work as a ladies watch by todays standards. It's similar to other models from the same period, specifically the Eaton and the Lester. I sometimes you have to look closely to make sure I'm identifying them correctly.
Here's a wrist shot of the Ashley that I wore today.
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