Hamilton Grade 23 , Model 5 c. 1944 19 Jewel, 16s, Military Issue Chronograph (Watch and Stop Watch) in excellent running condition. Set in its original military issue/engraved Case. This watch rode in the cockpit of a WWII fighter bomber!
Scratches on the back and sides are from it hanging on the instrument panel, very cool! The new crystal was installed with no distractions. Both bezels thread on and off easily. The Original Dial, marked "HAMILTON " has no hairlines or chips, does have some discoloration clearly visible in pictures. Original matching hands in good shape.
The Bow is perfectly fitted and holds any position. Winds, sets, and runs great. This watch was fully serviced by a proffessional watchmaker one year ago. Very Rare, and Highly Collectible! 10% of the sale price of this watch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a fantastic non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our countries military hero's that are wounded in action.
No matter what political views you follow, it's the least we can do for the 1000's of men and woman that have sacrificed so much for our country. Watch was checked for any basic issues to be rectified balance staff replaced, jewels replaced, mainspring replaced if needed, crystal replaced, crown/stem/bow/checked, etc.
After any obvious problems are solved, the watch gets a complete disasembly, pivot holes are pegged, and then a cleaning/double rinse with an ultrasonic parts cleaner. The movement is then reassembled and oiled using factory oil. The mainspring and wind/set mechanism gets a heavier oil/grease. The escape wheel gets a tiny dab of oil for the pallet forks.The watch is checked for magnetism and demagnetized as needed. Tne watch is then wound, checked for issues, and timed over a course of several weeks. Servicing a watch will put it back into a condition good for daily use without a full restoration.
22.3, 38.0, 57.1. Hamilton 16s Dial Feet Research.I will be listing 100+ high quality, collectible pocket watches from my personal (20+ year) collection over the next few months, so please save me in your sellers list and check back often for new listings. Pictures are always the best way to grade the condition of a watch, and I always try to include as much detail as possible in my pictures. All pictures are taken using a Nikon D3400 with a Macro Lens. A Macro Lens acts like a magnifying glass,, allowing you to see any and all imperfections, many that are not even visible through the naked eye. About me-- I have been collecting pocket watches for over 20 years, have learned a lot about them. I have bought some of them sight. It's a crappy thing to do, and unfortunately there are crappy folks out there doing just that.
There are also buyers out there that will try to cheat decent sellers out of a few bucks, swapping expensive or hard to find parts out of a watch to repair their own or they drop it during their first week (we all like to look at them or show them off when we get a new one) and then request a return saying it's broken. Yes this actually does happen. As a single father with a full time job, I simply don't have time to play these games.
I've dealt with both. My promise to you is this.I will disclose any known issue in the description. I take pride in the watches I have collected over the years, t hey are all stored in a secured (dry) climate controlled environment. I have experienced a watch that was running fine just stop mid run, or had a mainspring break. The item "Hamilton Grade 23, c. 1942 Military Issue Chronograph WW II memorabilia Serviced" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "scuba75-us" and is located in Richmond, California.
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