No dents, No wear, No scratches, No hairlines! The Hamilton 992B Railway Special Pocket Watch is among the highest quality consumer items ever made in the United States' (Ken Rockwell). A well maintained and adjusted 992B will achieve an accuracy of +/- 1.5 seconds per week' (linuxfocus. Hamilton, having been kept in proper storage, is one of the great finds for the watch purist.It is an example which will be a tremendous focal point to any fine watch collection. A true'must have' for those wishing perfection. Hamilton 992B with double sunk Montgomery Dial. 10K Gold Filled Star Watch Case, B. 21 jewel movement (rubies and sapphires, all friction set).
All upper jewel settings are gold. Wheels are round arm gilt. Elinvar extra hairspring elinvar is an alloy that does not lose springiness at different temperatures.This, by the way, won its inventor the Nobel Prize in 1920. Factory Adjusted for 6 positions, all keeping accurate time. 16 Size (approximately 2 diameter with case included). They were individually allowed a variation of no more than -0 to +5 seconds for every 24 hours with the crown up at room temperature before being cased. After being cased they were again subject to further testing and were not allowed to show a variation of more than 8 seconds per 24 hours in temperatures ranging from 40 degrees F to 95 degrees F. NOTE: this was when fine, superlative watch models from mfr's. Such as Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham and a few others were built right here in America. The jewelry store owner, also a collector, decided to keep this Hamilton in his safe, where it stayed for the next 6 decades. It was NEVER used, both parties knowing the value of keeping it N. Setting Time on Your Hamilton 992B Pocket Watch. Both the front bezel and back case unscrew from the watch. To set the time, turn the bezel counter-clockwise until you may carefully remove it, exposing the dial.
From the 6 to 7 minute mark you will see an opening with a small lever. Gently pull the lever up and toward the top. When this is done, you may set the watch and then gently push the lever back down. Screw the bezel back in place.The watch is now set. Why Were Watches Made to be Lever-Set? Lever-Setting was a feature found on higher quality watches, including nearly all Railroad Grade timepieces. It was incorporated into the watches to prevent them from ever being accidentally reset to the wrong time.
It was actually a requirement of General Railroad Timekeeping Standards. We guarantee this watch will run when wound, keeping excellent time, upon receipt. However, we DO NOT guarantee the watch will not break at some point in the future, without proper preventative maintenance by a qualified watch technician. We DO STRONGLY RECOMMEND this watch be serviced by a competent watch smith in your area upon receipt (it is 76 years old). Fine watches need lubrication (oiling) and any adjustments as necessary to keep on performing at factory levels.This beautiful timepiece is NO DIFFERENT. Properly serviced and cared for, this exquisite Hamilton will almost certainly outlast your lifetime.
We checked in our area (they are plentiful throughout the country) and quickly found 2 very qualified watch smiths specializing in mechanical watches with decades of experience. It is recommended this be done every 5-10 years, if the watch would be used. Photos are always of the actual item being auctioned. Gratefully matched same day left for us.
The item "Ultimate Find NOS 1941 Hamilton 992B Watch, Box, Tags, Papers PERFECT" is in sale since Sunday, May 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "fashiontime" and is located in Uniontown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, South africa, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.