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1940's Hatikwa 17 jewel Syringe hand tool watch, doctors engineers watch.


One of my favourite points of mention on the watch are the arabic numerals. The font is excellent with a swooping topped 4 and a non joining 9.


This vintage watch would be commonly refered to as a tool watch, or a professionals watch, such as a doctors or engineers watch. The reasoning behind this is that the watch is all about legibility.

Notice the very clear arabic numerals around the dial. They are lumed which combined with the hands, provided clear visibility at night. The thermally blued hands point very clearly to the exact time with the thin, syringe tips. They are also infilled with Radium lume which would have brightly indicated the time in the dark (Until the compound twinned with it got burnt away by the Radium). The burning away of the compound also leads to the yellowing and darkening of the lume.

The central, red second hand, is also an indicator of the clarity needed when telling the time. Even the second markers break down to 1/5th of a second incriments.


The case is Chromium plated, in good condition, with no pitting (It does however have some scratches). The case back is stainless steel. 


The movement is sturdy and reliable and is freshly serviced.


The case measures 32mm x 32mm. With crown, the case width is 34.5mm


The lug to lug measurement is 39mm and the case depth is 11mm

1940's Hatikwa 17 jewel Syringe hand tool watch, doctors engineers watch