Holy Moly what a fine looking timpiece...
Another one we've been keeping an eye out for. Given how desirable these watches have become, harder and harder to get your hands on a good working model.
This immaculate 1941 Hammy is all there and in original condition. Unlike the first big war that the U.S got involved in, this time they realized how important timepices were. This time they didnt rely on the swiss to make their timpieces, they just went into their own backyard and the big three (Elgin, Waltham, Hamilton) were ready for the task.
These were made by all three major manufacturers and unlike the 7,11, and 15 jewel watches that powered the basic timpices the military used these Hamiltons packed one big punch under the hood. The watch is powered by the companies legendary movement: the model 992. The original 992 model was used in every railroad grade watch. Its reliable, accurate, and just one of those pieces of machinery that they "nailed it" on when it came to design.
These one the other hand were the 4992 variation. Instead of having a sub-second at the six, this little guy was armed with a sweep second instead. Its a 24 hour dial with a coin edge bezel around the case and inside stamped on the movement is "U.S Govt".
Given its early production in the war, one can only imagine what this timepiece saw. Running extrememly accurate and beautiful as can be, this wonderful piece of history looks damn good on the wrist with one beautiful story to tell.
"War Machine" 1941 US Army Hamilton
Year Manufactured: 1941
Diameter: 1 and 7/8 inches from side to side of case not including crown and button.
Production run for year: 40,000 Movements
Dial: Metal 24 Hour Dial
Condition: Watch has been restored to full running condition +/- 1-2 minutes. Great Running Condition
Movement:Nickel Finish, Sweep Second, Adjusted in 6 positions, Adjusted to Temperature
Featured Strap: 20mm DBWC Black Aviator Strap with Red Stitching