Scarce Hamilton "Wesley B" men's Retro Modern design presentation wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1958.
The "Wesley B" was introduced in the early 1950s as an updated version of the 1941 "Wesley" with Hamilton's new 12/0-size grade 754 movement (and later 770 movement), which replaced the 14/0-size 982M movement. The "Wesley B" never appeared in any Hamilton consumer sales catalogue, and it was used almost exclusively by Hamilton's Awards Division for corporate presentations. The watch has a large, heavy case with faceted lugs. This example is in crisp, excellent condition showing only very light wear. Caseback is superb, with a factory-etched presentation from Texaco. The case measures approximately 42mm long and 24mm wide. Refinished dial is superb, has solid 18K gold applied numerals and markers. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 22-jewel Hamilton grade 770 manual wind movement, which hasn't been recently serviced, but is running strong. Movement will be serviced prior to shipping.