Hamilton 16S 22J adj. 6p grade 4992B military 24-hour display pocket watch #4C141271, WBM Star case

Hamilton 16S 22J adj. 6p grade 4992B military 24-hour display pocket watch #4C141271, WBM Star case

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Hamilton 16S 22J adj. 6p grade 4992B military 24-hour display pocket watch #4C141271, handsome nickel split plate movement with bold red ruby jewels, brass & steel conversion bridge for the sweep second hand and a narrow-bar damascene pattern, mint matte black metal 24-hour dial with white Arabic numbers 1-24, outer 5 minute markers and is marked "G.C.T.", time will display in military hours, so for example, 3:30pm will be indicated as 15:30, white steel spade & whip style hands and a white sweep second hand, heavy white base metal (WBM) Star screw back & bezel (SB&B) case with a brushed circular finish, coin edge bezel, heavy slightly domed acrylic crystal, recessed crown and a fancy engraved bow has a "Navigation Master Watch" set of engraving across the back cover, the case is showing only very light wear with some small scratches and scuffs consistent with infrequent use and storage with a few notable small scuffs on the crystal, we can replace the crystal with a new plastic one at no charge on request, measures approx. 52mm in diameter x 65mm in length x 17mm thick (crystal included). One of the last group of watches that were assembled at the Hamilton factory before it closed in 1970, this high grade military issue watch is in excellent+ overall condition!
  • Year Made: 1970
  • Company: Hamilton
  • Movement Size: 0516S
  • Jewels: 0622J
  • Setting/Movement Type: pendant set
  • Adjustments: 6 positions
  • Model/Grade: 4992B
  • Serial #: 4C141271
  • Movement Finish: nickel
  • Movement Details: sweep second conversion bridge, 24 hour military time display
  • Dial Material: metal
  • Dial Color: black
  • Dial Details: 24-hour display, marked "G.C.T."
  • Hand Style: spade & whip, sweep second hand
  • Case Style: SB&B
  • Case Material: Base Metal - Silver/White
  • Case Details: Star, military markings
  • Case Width/Diameter: 52mm (2.05 inches)
  • Case Length, bow included:  65mm (2.56 inches)
  • Case Thickness:  17mm (0.67 inches)
  • Crystal Material: acrylic
  • Condition: Excellent +
  • Gender: Gentlemen's
The Hamilton watch company began business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892 and still operates today. The last watches produced in the American factory were made in 1969, after which the company was sold to a Swiss owner.

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You may browse all of our men's pocket watches from this manufacturer at our Vintage Men's Hamilton Pocket Watches category.
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
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This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact acrylic crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this pocket watch for you. We offer a number of new and vintage crystal choices for pocket watches; you can select your desired choice from the dropdown menu below.
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<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

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<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>. <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

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