In the forties and fifties, Fears watches used a distinctive style of hand – a shape we’ve called the ‘Fears’ hand.
In examples from our archives, like this one from 1946, the ‘Fears’ hand was a straight hand filled with luminescent material. Unlike the thin extensions of the popular ‘syringe’ style of hand, the ‘Fears’ hand ends sharply in a petite tip. Supremely practical, it has touches of whimsy that come to your notice the more you look.
The Brunswick features skeletonized versions of the ‘Fears’ hand, hollowed where this 1946 model held luminescent material. This hollow creates a geometric delight every hour as the minute hand passes over the hour hand, forming different shapes on the dial.