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Scarce Hamilton “Seckron” men’s Streamline Moderne design doctor’s wristwatch in 10K yellow gold fill, circa 1941.
Hamilton’s first doctor’s wristwatch model appeared in 1935 with a two-register dial, one for the hour and minute hand, and a separate one for the large seconds hand. Subsequent refinements in the movement and case design led to this second version being introduced in 1940. It is much slimmer in profile than the previous version, which was quite thick due to the unique gear train to drive the large seconds hand. This 1940 version was offered for a fairly short time and with its appeal limited to doctors, is quite difficult to find today. It has a long, triple-stepped case with a gentle curve and sold for $47.50 in 1941. This example is in crisp, near mint condition with no brassing. It is the nicest “Seckron” I have ever offered. The caseback is superb and unengraved, with most of its factory-applied brushed finish intact. The case measures 42mm long and 21mm wide. Original black enamel painted dial is excellent. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Hamilton grade 980B movement.