Rare Silver cased Hamilton 4992B Military 24 Hour pocket watch c1942

Rare Silver cased Hamilton 4992B Military 24 Hour pocket watch c1942

Code: 4.238

£950.00 Approx $1232.17, €1053.22, ¥8260.87
(1 in stock)

This is a 16 size 22 Jewel pocket watch made for the American military circa 1940

The unusual feature if this watch is that it comes in a silver case, as most were housed in base metal cases. It is in almost unused condition

Movement – this high grade nickel ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement with a micrometer regulator, an Elinvar hairspring, a raised centre seconds wheel on the top plate and capped jewel settings. The movement features a hacking function – when you pull out the winder to set the hands, the balance will stop enabling you to synchronize with other timepieces. The movement is decorated with slanted straight line damascening. The movement is signed “Hamilton Watch Co, USA, 22 Jewels, 4992B, Adjusted Temp & 6 Positions” # 4C39143. The movement is in 99% mint condition- superb condition

Case – the movement comes in a Keystone fine silver open face case, which has a screw off back and front. The back cover is engraved “An 5740, MFRS PART NO 33106, SERIAL NO H-576, Hamilton Watch Co” The case is in 99% mint condition – it looks like it has never been used

Dial – the black matt dial has a full set of white painted hands and has a 24 hour dial where the hands make on rotation every 24 hours instead of one. The dial is signed “GCT” and is in 100% mint condition.

The watch has a bevelled glass

The watch is stem wound / stem set

The watch measures 51mm wide x 15mm deep