Scarce Hamilton “WWII 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 grade 986 and 986A movements. from the 1920s... perhaps as a means to move un-cased obsolete movements and have some limited supply 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. This example is in excellent condition with only a few tiny specks of brassing to the bezel. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with a little wear in one corner from opening. Case measures 33mm long and 27mm wide. Refinished black numeral dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Hamilton grade 986A manual wind movement, just serviced and running well.