For Your Consideration: Hamilton Grade 990 Open Face. Nickel finish, 3/4 Plate, Lever Set. 21 Extra Fine Ruby Jewels in Gold Settings, full Gold train, Steel Escape Wheel, Double Roller Escapement, Poised Fork and Sapphire Pallets, Micrometric Regulator, Breguet Hairspring, Compensation Balance, Adjusted to Temperature, Isochronism, and Five Positions. The 990 is a high-grade watch, superior to the 992 and it could be said the 992 was the "popular priced" version. Between 1903 and 1919 Hamilton only made 16,497 of these beautiful 990 movements, compared to 542,000 made of the 992 movements.
The movement reads, HAMILTON WATCH CO. 21 JEWELS, ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS, DOUBLE ROLLER, Serial number 810183. All in beautiful gold gilt print! The 990's were the high finished tweaked models that went a couple of steps above the generic "992's". The Jewels are set in gold cups.
As you can see in the pictures this is a beautiful movement! Look at the Damaskeening on this movement, and even under the balance wheel on the pallet bridge! They did such a really nice job on these 990 movements, right down to the high polish on the wheels and plates, and to this day it still just jumps right out at you!! The Dial is a beautiful Double Sunk White Glass Enamel, period correct script Hamilton.There is a hairline between the 5 & 10 min markers. It has blue steel hands and a new beveled glass crystal. This Gold Filled case is marked B&B Royal Warranted 20 years. It is not original to the movement. It has no monograms or endorsements. I checked the time on this watch with the clock on my computer, and it is right on! It gained one full minute in 48 hours! Not too bad for a watch that is over 100 years old! I feel the quality of the photos reveals any defect.
Once it leaves my possession I have no control over it. Please look at the photos as well as my description, and please ask if you have any questions.I will try my best to get right back to you. Please note that a high-resolution camera used to document the condition of the watch will show very minute details that are not normally perceived by the human eye. The item "ANTIQUE 1911 HAMILTON, 990, MODEL 1, 21J, RAILROAD GRADE, POCKET WATCH" is in sale since Tuesday, August 01, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "cmstpprr" and is located in Germantown, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.