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Hamilton Seckron circa 1935 Doctors watch, similar to Rolex Prince

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The Seckron (made between 1935 to 1941), was Hamilton's version of doctor's wrist watch and was the first factory black enamel / colour dial Hamilton manufactured. Additionally, the Seckron was the only Hamilton made with a black dial until 1938 when the Dunkirk and Otis models were produced. There were few Seckrons made as it was not considered a Fashion watch, but more so, a tool of the trade and therefore not for “everyman”. 

The Seckron (made between 1935 to 1941), was Hamilton's version of doctor's wrist watch and was the first factory black enamel / colour dial Hamilton manufactured. Additionally, the Seckron was the only Hamilton made with a black dial until 1938 when the Dunkirk and Otis models were produced. There were few Seckrons made as it was not considered a Fashion watch, but more so, a tool of the trade and therefore not for “everyman”. 

The Seckron, in original complete condition, rarely become available outside of collector trades and sales. The “Original” Seckrons are highly sought after by collectors. High demand + low supply = few and far between to market.  As such, There have been 2 reproductions by Hamilton to attempt to capitalise on demand, one of which, the 1980s quartz reproduction are what are more often found.  Given the high prices realised for these watches we find that there are plenty of fakes, or more often, “Franken-Seckrons”.  These are often sold as “original” when in fact all they are actually an accumulation of various pieced together watch parts to look like an original. 

This particular watch:

This is a 100% completely original 1935 (first year of production), Hamilton Seckron. This particular watch is from the first year production- 1935. Everything is original with no restoration so you can see it has had a “good” life with no abuse.  Original condition includes the crystal which, as you can see from the pictures, is suffering from “hazing”. The lines you see that curve around the corners of the watch are the hazing of the crystal, and not the dial.  I’ve also included a picture of the dial so that you can see it’s condition magnified.  That said, I still felt it important to leave the original crystal with the watch for prosperity if nothing else.  I’ve ordered (from Hamilton) a replacement crystal which I expect to arrive in the next couple of weeks.  The band is old leather stock, very rare, never used, from Hamilton and was purchased for this watch from Hamilton.

The gold filled case is 38.9 X 22.3mm and follows the design of the Curvex style watch meaning that the case wraps around the wrist for comfort which prevents the watch from “creeping” around the wrist. Instead the curve of the case keeps the watch sitting squarely on top of the wrist for quick and easy viewing.  It additionally has a unique second large register/dial for seconds which appealed to doctors for measuring pulse rates. This model was not made in large numbers and is quite scarce.

The movement is a seventeen jewel Hamilton movement as per the original manufacturer specifications.
 

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Metal gold
Stone Type none
Condition excellent
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