Scarce Hamilton "Wesley B" men's Retro Modern design presentation wristwatch in solid 14K yellow gold, circa 1966.
The "Wesley B" was introduced in the early 1950s as an updated version of the original 1941 "Wesley" with Hamilton's new 12/0-size grade 754 movement (and later 770 movement), which replaced the original 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 hooded lugs. This example is in excellent condition showing only very light wear. Caseback is excellent, with a factory-etched presentation from Union Carbide. The case measures 41mm long and 24mm wide. Original dial is good with some patina, 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 movement, just serviced and running strong.