Very scarce Elgin "Joseph Priestley" men's Streamline Modern design doctor's wristwatch in 10K yellow gold fill, circa 1941.
Named for the famed English chemist and philosopher who discovered oxygen, Joseph Priestley (1733 to 1804), this duo-dial doctor’s model is quite scarce… much harder to find than its Hamilton contemporary, the “Seckron.” The movement and crown are offset in the case to accommodate the unique dial configuration containing the two dial registers. It was priced at $45.00 in 1941 and is very scarce with the black dial. This is the first I have offered in many years and it is in excellent condition with only a few specks of brassing to the highpoints of the lugs. Caseback is excellent, with a monogram. Case measures 44mm long and 20mm wide. Original black dial is excellent. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Elgin grade 537 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.