H a m i l t o n C u s h i o n B
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Scarce Hamilton “Cushion B” men’s Art Deco design wristwatch in 10K yellow gold fill, circa 1941.
The “Cushion B” was originally introduced around 1930 with a 987-F movement. But from 1941 to 1949, Hamilton produced a small run of the “Cushion B” using leftover 1920s grade 986 movements... perhaps as a means to move unsold obsolete movements and have some limited amount of watches to offer for sale to consumers while the factory was focused mainly on war production and then recovery. Hamilton records indicate that only around 2,000 were produced, making it quite scarce. Examples such as this one with the sub-seconds at 9 o’clock are particularly rare. This example is in excellent condition with only a tiny amount of brassing in the bezel corners. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with one faint dent. Refinished luminous dial is superb, has correct sunken sub-seconds at 9 o’clock. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Hamilton grade 986 manual wind movement, just serviced and running well.