The case is 10K yellow gold filled and two dial options were available. Both dials are sterling silver with 18K gold numerals but you had your choice of a butler finish or a finish in black and gold.
Under the dial is a 19 jewel, 12/0 sized 753 movement.
Black dialed watches are typically less common than silver-colored (butler finished) dials and thus typically command a premium. I was lucky to find a black Medford very early in my collecting days and I've tried to land a silver Medford a number of times but I haven't landed one yet. I think it's a desirable model and usually draws a premium.
Here's a white-dialed version of the Medford that a friend of mine recently gave me.
Beautiful watch. I have the "Silver" dail, 10k gold-filled case, front & back. I was not aware of the dail actually being silver and that the numbers on the dail are 18k gold. I wonder if that also includes the hour, minute and second-hands. Mine keeps excellent time as longReplyDelete
as you wear it. However, it will start to lose time if you lay it down. I had it serviced a 1 1/2 years-ago
The hands are plated, not solid gold. Sounds like you probably have a worn balance pivot or dirt in the jewel.Delete
I too have the silver dail and mine will also run slow if you lay it down. 3 things I didn't know about the watch. It was made only from 1953-55. The dail is actually silver and the numbers are 18k. Reading this was very informative.ReplyDelete
You can also know that your balance probably has a worn balance staff and is running on the shoulder. Sounds like it will need some work but it's worth saving.Delete
Thanks for sharing your information! I have a silver daily Hamilton "Medford" that I wear on special occasions.ReplyDelete
I too have the silver Dail "Medford." Had it serviced about 2 years ago. It keeps excellent time. It loses about .30 seconds to a minute in a 24 hour period.ReplyDelete