This is a railroad grade pocket watch used by the US government for military issue pocket watches during the Second World War.
Movement – the high grade nickel ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement, a capped escape wheel and lever and a micrometer regulator. The movement is decorated with damascening and is signed “Hamilton Watch Co, USA, 992B, 21 Jewels, US Govt, Adj Temp & 6 pos, C41775. The movement is in 99% mint condition – a superb example
Case – the movement comes in a base metal open face case, which has a screw off back and bezel. The case has engraved contract details on the back “Ordinance Dept, Watch RR Grade, Mfrs part 992B, Serial No.OE 2758, Hamilton Watch Co.”. The case has engine turned edges and is in 80% mint condition – the usual wear on a military case
Dial – the white enamel Montgomery style dial has continuous minute marks plus a 6 in the sub seconds and a full set of blue steel hands. The dial is signed “Hamilton” and is in 99% mint condition – a tiny nick on the dial around the lever setting
The watch is stem wound / lever set
The watch has a mineral glass
The watch measures 51mm wide x 14mm deep
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