Reviewing this watch, component by component, it will soon be obvious what an exceptional example this is. Front (bezel on), front (bezel off), back-case, inside back-case, stem and movement. Dial: The Dial is a bright, crisp, Hamilton signed, double-sunk railroad model.Double-sunk means that there are two portions that are below the level of the dial surface. The lowest area contains the seconds-hand. As required by the railroad, the numerals are black and Arabic characters. There are red 5-minute markers. The dial shows no chips or hairlines except for a tiny mark near the 7 which may be either a tiny crack or stain.
It is barely visible in the photos. It is not a rare dial but it is authentic, first-class and well preserved for the 91 years of it's age. Hands: The hands are deep blue/black as required by the railroads. I see no rust, stain or wear on them. Crystal: The crystal is new acrylic, clear and bright.
Movement The movement the very excellent 992 that railroad watch fans love. It was made in 1931.21 Jewels, lever-set- stem wound. It was capable of precise accuracy in virtually every position and condition. This movement is keeping perfect time and tests well on the timing machine.
The plates are bright and clean with lovely damaskeeing. I see what appears to be a gold center-wheel.The lettering is gold and appears to be 100% intact. I do a couple pinpoint specks of stain on the winding and ratchet wheels...
The only flaw in a fine movement. When I say a watch is running, I mean running. Nothing could be more disappointing that receiving a watch that doesn't work. So, I've shot a short video of the movement actually running and posted it to YouTube.
You'll have to copy and paste the link. Case: I've saved the case for last.
Nothing epitomizes the Hamilton 992 like the famous #2 Bar-Over-Crown case. Sure, some 992's were not cased that way but the "bar-over" is the classic presentation of the 992. This case is 14k white-gold filled. I'm not saying that white-gold cases like this are necessarily rare but in actuality, I've seen 50 or more yellow-gold cases for every one that I've seen in white-gold.This case is immaculate, showing virtutally no wear at all. Engravings are sharp and distinct. There are no scratches or dings except for normal table scratches, of gentle use. I don't see a hint of brassing on this case. The bow in in good shape; loose as most (all) of these were. There is some chain-wear on the underside of the bar which does not show when the bow is'up. In all, except for NOS, it would be hard to find a Bar-Over-Crown white-gold case in better condition. (Although my boxes are better than the post-office's).
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