Hamilton 992B Railway Special the Most Popular Railroad Pocket Watch 1940-1969
From the late 1800s, well into the 20th century, Hamilton was synonymous with accurate timekeeping. The company’s dedication to accuracy and the safety of railroad operations made Hamilton the Rolex of its time.
Hamilton’s rich heritage as the go-to watch for unparalleled accuracy reached a new high in 1903 with their introduction of the Hamilton Grade 992. The 992 enjoyed a legendary legacy, and this Hamilton Grade 992B model 5, produced in 1952, represents the final iteration of the iconic Hamilton Grade 992 series.
Its boxcar dial features bold and richly inked numerals in the Arabic font required by railroad timepiece standards and the Hamilton Railway Special logo. The dial is highlighted with black spade/whip hands.
The movement is housed in the popular Model A yellow gold fill case, giving this timepiece a luxurious and bold presence. While the dial and movement are in excellent condition, the case does exhibit the sort of wear one would expect of a watch that successfully performed its job day in and day out, adding character to an outstanding example of the legendary Hamilton Grade 992B. To own this watch is to own a piece of American railroad history and the Hamilton Watch Company’s legacy.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy, and comes with a full one-year warranty.
Hamilton 992B Railway Special
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: C356052
Estimated Production Year: 1952
Run Quantity: 6,600
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