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Hamilton Buships WW restored, need case gasket "Click" to Login or Register 
IHC Member 1736
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I'm more familiar with the chromed cases or the Parkerized SS Star ORD Dept cases for this era.

This case sure looks right to me... but I just don't have the experience. The 987 movement serial number O354366 works out to 1944.

https://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/f...031074312#3031074312

This case looks a lot like the one in the top row, farthest right...

I snapped up and am sittiing on a couple of 1952 navy surplus cases just like the one, second row, farthest right.

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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much lower profile than the octagon ORD Dept case back

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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case markings look good to me

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 561
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Paul, sorry for the delay in responding to your inquiry. I do not believe the case you are showing is correct for a BuShips Hamilton with the 987A movement. All Military 987A Hamiltons I have worked on or collected are in Keystone cases and are marked with a letter H between the lugs. This one appears to be a marriage of an incorrect case.
 
Posts: 763 | Location: Tijeras, New Mexico USA | Registered: July 12, 2005
IHC Member 1736
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Thank you. I have a couple 1952 navy surplus Ord Dept cases. If this case isn't original, it is definitely a correct replacement in that the OEM spacer ring and seals all fit this movement perfectly.

I think for now, rather than burn up one of my Ord Dept cases, she's pretty happy in this case.
 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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It's been a long time since I went full court press on a 6/0... this one turned out to need a lot of work. Vtg Band, new crystal, seconds hand, stem, crown, stem retaining lever and screw.. a result of dampness at the stem opening... the rest of the watch cleaned up and responded well to a full COA... I did have to spot treat some rust stains and run it through the Zenith solutions a second time to get satisfactory results.

The dial responded nicely to a very dilute dawn dishwashing solution treatment with a cotton makeup application swab.

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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Movement

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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I'm looking for a case gasket...

I'm pretty well convinced this case is original to this watch... I just have no way to know for sure.

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1736
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I ordered an ounce of D-Tek luminescent powder (orange)... my next experiment will be to work with another pair of these military hands and some binders to see if I can fill a set of hands that will look nice and hold some lume for a few hours.
 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
IHC Member 1613
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Paul I have some of those hands NOS if yours don't turn out...
 
Posts: 1876 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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