Movement : Manually Wound ETA Cal. 717
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : Circa. 1930s
Case Size : 22.5mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 42.5mm
Lugs : 18/19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Chrome
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Clinton box or original Clinton paperwork. The watch comes paired with an 18mm fold-over leather strap with a pin buckle which suits the watch perfectly. This is from Circa. 1930s and in vintage used condition, therefore, signs of wear can be seen, with even patina across the original dial, glass, and original hands, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rU32bIFsAPULLZC4xJlD9B8DJrCyhJG6?usp=drive_link
4K YouTube video, skip to 13:43 - https://youtu.be/8ln8EqQ3pkI
Here we have a 1930s Clinton Duo-dial Doctors rectangular watch with a 22mm Chrome plated rectangular case that curves over your wrist with fixed lugs, a bevel edge leads the eye towards a lug-to-lug length of 42.5mm and a case thickness of 9mm ensuring a comfortable fit. On the right side is a coin-edged crown. A domed original vintage acrylic crystal sits above a cream duo-dial used by Doctors and those who need to measure passing seconds accurately. A dial of two halves, the upper half has an outer minute track surrounding stylised Arabic numerals marking the hours, elegant Breguet style hands are thermally blued, the lower half has the large second's sub-dial with an outer seconds track and small Arabic numerals precisely executed with a thermally blued stick hand and was used to measure a person's respiration and pulse rates. In the centre we have the Clinton motif completing this interesting vintage timepiece. On the reverse a stainless steel snap-off case back with the serial number engraved into it, inside a manually wound ETA Cal. 717, 17 jewels. The watch comes paired with an 18mm fold-over leather strap with a pin buckle which suits the watch perfectly.
This Clinton Doctors Duo-Dial "Tank" is absolutely incredible on the wrist and it is hard to believe it is approaching 100 years old! The patina is amazing and only adds to the charm of this watch. If you are considering a piece of history for your wrist I would highly recommend considering this watch!
Clinton Watch Company was established by Hyman Wein, who was a Russian immigrant, living in Chicago in 1922. The name was Trademarked in the U.S. in 1938. Rather than manufacturing his watches in-house, he imported reliable cost-effective Swiss movements, which were then assembled and sold in the United States. In the 1960s, his son Irving Wein decided to move the company’s manufacturing to Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Sadly like many small Swiss manufacturers in the 1970s, the company closed its operation and moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands.