16s 21 Jewel Hamilton Military 2974B Elinvar Comparing watch c1940

16s 21 Jewel Hamilton Military 2974B Elinvar Comparing watch c1940

Code: 4.128

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This is a Hamilton pocket watch made for the US Government and Navy to be used as a comparing watch against other deck watches and time pieces in service. This watch is a particularly rare variant as it has an Elinvar hairspring.

Movement – the nickel ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement with a micrometer regulator and a hacking function. The movement is signed “Hamilton Watch Co, 2974B, Elinvar, 17 Jewels, Adj Temo & 3 Pos, US Navy BU Ships” K2792. The movement is in 95% mint condition

Case – the movement comes in a base metal case which has a snap on inner cover and a screw on back and bezel. The case has a smooth plain finish and is in 70% mint condition – the back has a matt yellow finish where all the chrome has come off the back.

Dial – the white enamel dial has a superb set of blue steel hands and is signed “Hamilton”. The dial is in 90% mint condition – a hairline from the 12 to the centre

The watch has a plastic glass

The watch measures 51mm wide x 15mm deep

The watch is stem wound / stem set