HAMILTON MODEL 23 MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH. The Model 23 was widely used during WWII by navigators as a stopwatch. It is a 19 jewel, 16 size watch adjusted to temperature and 3 positions and was paired with the US Navy Model IV octant, as well as a couple of other sextants.
The Model 23 was clipped to the side of the Mark IV octant and a trigger pushed the button on the Model 23 to stop and start the stopwatch. Based on the extremely reliable 992B with Elinvar hairspring and mono-metallic balance, the Model 23 adds a chronograph mechanism making it one of the most complicated watches produced by Hamilton.
This base metal Keystone Watch case is very well preserved with only normal wear to case and back. Crystal is excellent as is very fine black dial.
All functions work as they should and start-stop and reset to zero. Back is engraved with military marking AN 5742-1 Mfgs. This is an excellent example of a fine collectible military Hamilton Model 23 chronograph and will be a highlight of your collection. A Large 16s Pocket Watch 50.50mm in diameter 69mm case base to pow tip.
Screw affixed case front & case back. Like Any other pilots dashboard apparatus or divers gauge the military tool watch is designed to give maximum read clarity at a glance, this Hamilton achieves this in classic military style, matte black dial with contrasting white arabic numerals hands and markings. Finding an issued Model 23 Hamilton in this condition is a rare find finding one with original box as issued is a rare find indeed. JUST ONE OF OUR MANY PARTS AUCTIONS AND MANY MANY MORE TO COME SO "Follow" and watch this space!We can offer a comprehensive servicing facility we can service most watches at a fraction of the high street cost, we can look after most watches from pocket watches to trench watches to high end chronographs. ALSO our feedback and star ratings are very important to us. We will do all that we can to resolve any issues swiftly and amicably and ensure you get the best. The item "US NAVY Military Hamilton Model 23 Vintage 1942 WWII Chronograph Pocket Watch" is in sale since Sunday, September 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches". The seller is "fullywound" and is located in Folkestone. This item can be shipped worldwide.