Hamilton Railway Special Grade 992B with Blind Man’s Dial and Model 16 Gold Fill Case
This Hamilton Railway Special Pocket Watch c.1951 is a perfect example of what’s been called “one of the highest quality consumer items ever made in the USA.” Its pristine dial features the highly prized Railway Special logo and “Old English or Blind Man’s” Arabic font, printed on this Melamine dial.
The watch is powered by the Hamilton 992B Movement. Produced from 1940 to 1969, it was famed for its design, the quality of its metal alloy parts and the new Elinvar Extra hairspring. The 992B is recognized as the most durable and accurate of all the Railroad Grade Pocket Watches manufactured.
The Hamilton Railway Special Pocket Watch is housed in a period-correct Yellow Gold Fill Hamilton Model #16 Case (“factory cased and timed”). This pocket watch remains a stylish, legible, accurate and dependable timepiece suitable for daily wear. It’s an important addition to any American pocket watch collection.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled (using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease) and adjusted for accuracy.
Full one year warranty.
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: C331872
Estimated Production Year: 1951
Run Quantity: 42,600
Total Production: 685,500
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted # of Positions: 6
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes