1930's Hamilton Seckron
- Brand and Country of Manufacture - Hamilton, Switzerland
- Year - C. 1930's
- Serial - 087026
- Model - NA
- Movement & caliber - Manual 980B
- Case diameter - 21mm x 41mm
A 10k gold filled Hamilton Seckron Doctors watch with a rare black sector dial. These very handsome watches were made a period in time when the time piece was a lot more than a mere 'fashion accessory'. Watches, such as this which were marketed towards doctors, were vital tools in the every day use of their job. These models were quite popular during the 1930’s and were part of the brand offerings for many watch makers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Longines and Elgin. This is also a masterful case study in Art Deco design. The long sweeping case, made by Wadsworth, has subtle and elegant stepped edges evoking the details popping up all over the world, and in particular with buildings such as the Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building. The much more unusual black dial is accented with white printing, and white painted hand set, which has all toned into a warm vanilla color now. The dial is divided up having the subsidiary seconds removed from the watch dial an placed at the base of the dial, having been given its own space. This makes timing much clearer and more simple, hence why this layout was favored by doctors. The watch is powered by a mechanically wound caliber 980B movement, which at the time of production was a high grade movement and very accurate. Another reason that these models were favored and desirable. The watch overall is in excellent original condition. Very few of these pieces survive today with their original dials. Many have, unfortunately, been refinished. There is some light damage to the dial, but nothing to distract the eye. The case remains in very good condition. There is wear, but has not, it would appear, been polished. If you are a fan of tank style cases, this is a fine example of a very eye catching watch. A real piece of Art Deco industrial and graphic design. A piece that will catch the eye of even the most accomplished watch collector.