Watch is fronted by its correct double-sunk enamel dial and baton style hands. Watch is housed in its correct chrome-plated base metal case with Bureau of Ships U. Ships" below its "Elinvar marking.
Movement serial number is K021. Started running when fully wound but balance motion is sluggish and I think likely this watch has not seen a servicing in a number of years. Hacking function is operating properly. Excellent movement cosmetically with just some typical scattered very small marks to the plates and some small specks of oxide to the steelwork. Dial faces up very well with just a faint hairline to the lower left portion of its seconds-register and a small flaw bordering the seconds-register near the 5 O'clock numeral.
Case is attractive with a good in hand look and with its rear markings and circular finish still strong, but the band and the bow of the case appear to have been polished as they have lost nearly all of their chrome-plating and are showing the underlying base metal throughout. Please check out my other items this week for more great watches and watch related items for sale.- Check out the NAWCC! The NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) is a group that has a 65 year history, a terrific online message board for collectors, and the NAWCC puts on many watch and clock shows across the United States every year.
I've been an NAWCC member since 1991 and recommend it to every collector of watches or clocks. The item "HAMILTON 2974B RARE EARLY SERIAL #K021 US NAVY MILITARY 16S 17J POCKET WATCH" is in sale since Friday, July 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches".
The seller is "fhwatch" and is located in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.