Uncommon Hamilton “Seckron” men’s Art Deco design doctor’s wristwatch in 14K yellow gold fill, circa 1937.
The “Seckron” is among the most recognizable and sought-after early Hamilton wristwatch models. Advertised as a professional watch for those needing split-minute precision, it was marketed especially to doctors and nurses. This is the first design with a thick stepped case which was introduced in 1935. The “Seckron” uses an unusual variation of the grade 980 movement with a special gear train to drive the hands on the separate dials. It was priced to consumers at $55.00 in 1937. This example is in excellent condition with just a ltitle brassing to the bezel highpoints. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with a small amount of wear in each corner and a touch of wear underneath the crown. The case measures 39mm long and 22mm wide. Original black dial is excellent, with just a few light marks. Has new glass crystal. Watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Hamilton grade 980B manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.