This is an outstanding example of the famous Model 22. Considered by many to be one of the finest lever-escapement timepieces ever made. Hamilton designed and built these for the military during WWII to aid in Navigation. It comes complete with its inner and outer boxes. All original and in great condition. If you have been looking for one of these than you know most out there are in pretty bad condition. Not this one. All original and considering its age, outstanding inside and out.
The movement is a massive 35 size featuring 21 jewels and is adjusted to 6 positions and temperature. The movement does have a couple of light surface scratches, but otherwise in wonderful condition with no rust or discoloration. Near perfect dial and hands. The watch case is also in great condition and it still has its inner dust cover.
Both the inner and outer wood boxes are in superb condition and retain their original finish. The green felt lining is clean. The crystal in the inner box is clear. All latches are complete and working as they should. Even the original instruction plaque is there. This is one of the best examples you will find and would be a wonderful addition to any collection.
These make a great desk clock or a mantle piece.
I’ve had one in my den for years. When it’s quiet you can hear it ticking away. A wonderful sound.
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.