16 size 21 jewel open face lever-set Grade 992B pocket watch in extraordinary condition. Watch is in as-new condition appearing to be likely New-Old-Stock that never saw use, but if watch is to be used it is absolutely in need of servicing as it appears to have never serviced since its original production. Watch is fronted by its correct "Hamilton Railway Special" marked Montgomery numeral melamine double-recessed dial, and watch is housed in its original gold-filled Hamilton Model 17 bar-over-crown case.
Movement serial number is 4C147835, and this 4C serial number prefix is indicative of Hamilton's final 992B "clean-up" production after the stop of regular production when Hamilton used a small number of 4C and S prefix plates in inventory to assemble their final 992B movements. In need of servicing as watch appears to have never seen any type of servicing since it was produced about a half-century ago. Winding mechanism is extremely stiff, with a few clicks of the crown and a small twist the movement starts running but I would absolutely not recommend attempting to continue running the watch without a fresh service. Dial is very close to flawless but does have a very small fine surface split above the upper left of the seconds-register, which may be caused by temperature change as melamine dials can be very sensitive to this. Hands have some greenish debris around center which is the now dried and congealed lubricant that was used in original assembly of late production 992B movements.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 992B 21J 4C SERIAL # EXCEPTIONAL NEW OLD STOCK RAILROAD POCKET WATCH" is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 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.
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