Hamilton 17J grade 980B doctor's wrist watch #A7828, long rectangular YGF Hamilton Seckron case

Hamilton 17J grade 980B doctor's wrist watch #A7828, long rectangular YGF Hamilton Seckron case

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Hamilton 17J grade 980B doctor's wrist watch #A7828, handsome nickel split plate vintage mechanical manual-wind movement with bold red ruby jewels and a bar-style damascene pattern, silver-toned metal dial with a matte finish has been split into 2 sections, with the upper half of the dial displaying the hour and minute hands against raised gold fancy Arabic-style numbers and a black minute register while the lower half of the dial is a black-marked over-sized seconds display, dial does have a few small spots of discoloration however no heavy scratches or damage, slender blue steel baton-style hands with pointed tips.

Elegant long rectangular yellow gold filled (YGF) Seckron model Hamilton case with a narrow sloped bezel supporting a glass crystal, stepped sides on the frame that extend smoothly into gently curved extended lugs, while the top of the case is showing only normal even wear with a few small shallow scratches on the edges of the crystal, the sides and back of the case, especially near the crown, are showing heavy wear with a few spots of heavy brass showing, measures approx. 21mm wide x 41mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), deeply textured brown leather strap band with an unusual dot mark pattern. A very high quality vintage Hamilton from the 1940s, still attractive and running strong despite the obvious wear from use, in very good condition overall!
  • Year Made: 1941-1942
  • Company: Hamilton
  • Jewels: 1117J
  • Setting/Movement Type: manual-wind
  • Model/Grade: 980B doctor's watch
  • Serial #: A7828
  • Movement Finish: nickel
  • Dial Material: metal
  • Dial Color: silver
  • Dial Details: split dial
  • Hand Style: baton - light
  • Case Style: rectangular
  • Case Material: Gold Filled - Yellow
  • Case Details: Hamilton "Seckron" model
  • Case Width, without crown: 21mm (0.83 inches)
  • Case Length, lug to lug: 41mm (1.61 inches)
  • Case Thickness: 8mm (0.31 inches)
  • Interior Lug Width:  15mm (19/32")
  • Band Size: 7in. to 7.99in.
    (measurement range includes watch length & band)
  • Band Material: leather strap
  • Crystal Material: glass
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Gender: Gentlemen's
The Hamilton watch company began business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892 and still operates today. The last watches produced in the American factory were made in 1969, after which the company was sold to a Swiss owner.

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You may browse all of our men's pocket watches from this manufacturer at our Vintage Men's Hamilton Pocket Watches category.
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
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This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this wrist watch for you. We offer new plastic crystals for most vintage wrist watches; as this watch is currently offered at our Etsy Store, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.

Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.

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Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.

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In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>. <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

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