Hamilton 4992B Silver Case ALL ORIGINAL Item #13266
Rare Silver Cased Hamilton Military Navigation Pocketwatch, model 4992B. Fully signed in all original condition. This military issued C-1942 United States Navy Navigational Master Watch GCT. The movement features 22 jewels and is adjusted six positions. Hack setting (stem pulls out to stop the movement). The 16s Keystone case is coin silver (.800 Silver) has all the Military nomenclature on back. There are a few edge marks on the case. These certainly don’t take away from the look or overall appearance. Dial and hands are in good condition. Great considering their original. The 24 hour dial was set to Greenwich Civil Time (GCT). The watch is in very good, original condition and the price does include the full restoration. These silver cased 4992Bs represented about 10% to the total production for this model. The others, about 90% were base medal cases and far more common.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.