Description

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. –  Railroad Grade 992E

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 2634301
Grade: 992E
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1939
Run Quantity: 4,300
Total Production: 63,900
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Damascene
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Monometallic
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Micrometer
Hairspring: Elinvar
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 992E with Elinvar Hairspring Housed in Popular Model 10 Case

This Hamilton Grade 992E Model 2 is one of only 63,900 ever produced making an already notable timepiece a rarity as well. This Grade 992E was an upgrade of the venerable Grade 992 design. The distinguishing feature that sets the the 992E apart from its predecessor is the Hamilton Watch Company’s use of a revolutionary new alloy called Elinvar.

As the railroad industry began phasing out steam locomotives in favor of the newer electric locomotives, the presence of strong electromagnetic fields produced by the generators on the new generation of locomotives created a serious safety concern when it came to timepieces. The Elinvar hairspring, developed by Hamilton and implemented in the 992E design proved crucial for maintaining a safe and reliable train service as the 20th century rolled along.

This example of the Hamilton Grade 992E movement is presented here in a stunning configuration with a heavy bold inked Gothic dial, highlighted with heat treated blued steel hands and housed in an exquisite example of Hamilton’s 10K gold fill Model 10 case, first seen in 1936.

If you’re looking for the perfect pocket watch to display or carry for daily wear, or are wanting to add a valuable piece of horological history to your collection, or you want to own a timepiece with a significant connection to a pivotal moment in world history, this Hamilton Grade 992E model 2 with Elinvar hairspring is the watch for you.

$2,450

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall Condition: Excellent
Case: Hamilton model 10, 10K gold filled – excellent
Dial: Double sunk enamel, extra heavy gothic font – excellent
Hands: Blued steel – 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 992E

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 2634301
Grade: 992E
Model: 2
Estimated Production Year: 1939
Run Quantity: 4,300
Total Production: 63,900
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Damascene
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Monometallic
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Micrometer
Hairspring: Elinvar
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