Hamilton Railroad Grade 992 Housed in Stunning White Gold Fill Model 3 Case
Founded in 1892, named after the Scottish attorney who established the firm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Hamilton Watch Company was once one of America’s best and most prolific pocket watch makers. At one point, Hamilton accounted for over half of all pocket watches used to keep American railways safe.
This Hamilton pocket watch traces its history to c.1927. Its “blind man’s” dial features the old english font, reflecting the maker’s need to maximize legibility. The minute markers are equally prominent – easily read at a glance. Like most railroad watches, the Hamilton’s small seconds sub dial is perfectly sized to balance the overall aesthetic. Dark blue steel spade hands complete a classic of its type.
This Hamilton’s case is also original to the piece. The classic white gold fill Model #3 Railroad Case is an elegant yet restrained counterpoint to the dial’s simplicity. The front face easily unscrews to actuate the lever and enable time setting (a required safety feature for railway watches designed to prevent inadvertent time changes).
This Hamilton pocket watch holsters the famous 21-jewel 992 double-roller movement, produced and perfected from 1903 to 1931. It remains as it was: a robust, reliable and accurate timekeeper, still suitable for daily wear.
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: 2492565
To Finishing Dept: Nov 11, 1927
Run Quantity: 12,000
Total Production: 447,200
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: 2nd Pattern (bar)
Movement Signing Style: Serif Caps
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes