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 scarcer 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. This example is in excellent condition with only a few specks of brassing to the highpoints of the lugs. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with a few marks along the edges. Case measures 44mm long and 23mm wide. Original factory new-old-stock dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Elgin grade 537 manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong

Price $750. SOLD