The Hamilton Watch Co., America's most iconic vintage watch firm, built treasured timepieces that are still cherished by many today. During their peak years, which lasted from the 30's into the 60's, the Pennsylvania establishment developed a reputation for innovation and quality, creating some of the finest American made wristwatches.
The second edition Seckron doctor's watch showcased in today's offering in an example of one of the company's very collectible wristwatches. Released c. 1936, the second edition watches were powered by the caliber 980B mechanism.
It features a large, peripheral seconds dial that insures the hour and minute hands never obstruct the view of the seconds, perfect for taking a patient's pulse and for technical uses.
Its distinctive dial is untouched and better than near mint. It's really hard to find original dials in this condition.
The parts of the watch watch are original down to the dial, case, and all hands. The case presents beautifully on the wrist and shows gold wear-through on the corners of the back as is often the case with these.
Our watchmaker has disassembled the movement down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is very clean and keeping very accurate time. We have also installed a new mineral glass crystal like the original.
It comes equipped with the cool early vintage strap that was on it when we acquired it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Country of origin: United States
Serial no.: A180
Year built: c. 1936
Case material: 14K gold filled
Case markings (outside): 14K Gold Filled
Case markings (inside): Wadsworth, 14K Gold Filled, Pend't Pat'd 5-3-27
Case condition: Honest original condition with gold wear to the corners of the back and the knife pry lip
Dial: Silver, signed Hamilton, larger peripheral seconds, outer minute/seconds track, original and untouched, better than near mint with only slight aging
Dimensions: 22.5mm wide (without crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original blue steel "epees"
Movement type: Hamilton Grade 980B
Movement markings: Hamilton, U.S.A, 17 Jewels, 980B
Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
Band: Early c. 1930's or 40's vintage leather strap and buckle. Possibly the watch's original one, but its very good condition, suggests perhaps it was added later. Worn but good condition and very serviceable. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.