Hamilton Model 22 US Navy Deck Watch with Inner and Outer Boxes

$1,599.99

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Description

Offered for sale is a Hamilton Model 22 deck watch, made in USA circa 1942.  The Model 22 was made specially for use aboard U.S. Navy ships during World War Two, and continued to be used aboard Navy ships for many years afterwards.  Some of them found their way onto private or commercial ships as well.  Hamilton made two different versions of the Model 22: One came in a wooden box with a gimbal mount, and one came in a flat (non-gimbaled) wooden box.  This particular watch comes with a non-gimbaled wooden box with a display window, and a wooden outer box with green felt padding for transport and storage.  The watch features a Keystone base metal screw-back-and-bezel case with a non-reflective finish, a 21-jewel adjusted movement, and a silvered metal dial with a subsidiary second hand and a power reserve indicator.  The watch will run 48 hours (2 days) on a single winding, although it was standard practice to wind it each day when used aboard ship.  The case and dial are in excellent condition, and the movement runs and keeps excellent time.  The watch itself measures approximately 70mm (2-3/4″) diameter.  The inner box measures 6″x 5″x 2″ and the outer box measures 8-3/8″x 9″x 4″.  You can own this piece of U.S. military history for $1599.99.