Description

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. – Railroad Grade 992

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1594262
Grade: 992
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 4,300
Total Production: 98,400
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: 1st Pattern
Movement Signing Style: Serif Caps
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

Hamilton Railroad Grade 992 Housed in Keystone J. Boss Swing Out Case in Yellow Gold Fill

By 1917, the Hamilton Watch Company had been in business for 25 years. Their timepieces were famous for their accuracy; much of America’s enormous railway network depended on them for both safety and efficiency.

This 1917 Grade 992 sports a flawless example of the highly coveted “Montgomery dial,” created by Santa Fe Railway Watch and Clock Inspector Henry S. Montgomery. The outer track displays individual minutes numbered from 1 to 60.

It’s hard to overstate the skill required to create a movement precise enough to take full advantage of a 60-minute Montgomery dial. More than 100 years later, this Hamilton’s movement continues to uphold Lancaster’s lofty standards.

The movement sits in a silky smooth nickel case, free from signs of wear and tear. Taken as a whole, this Hamilton Grade 992, Model 2 represents the height of early 20th century horology. It’s ideal for daily carry or on display – a not-so-silent testimony to American ingenuity.

$1,750

Out of stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Excellent
Case: Keystone J. Boss, yellow gold fill swing out case – Excellent
Dial: Double Sunk enamel Montgomery Dial – Excellent
Movement: 
Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.

Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Description

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. – Railroad Grade 992

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 1594262
Grade: 992
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1921
Run Quantity: 4,300
Total Production: 98,400
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: 1st Pattern
Movement Signing Style: Serif Caps
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes