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Hamilton 3992B 3C949 from 1942 "Click" to Login or Register 
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Hi folks. I thought I would like to share with you all a recent purchase from E-Bay a couple of days ago. It's a Hamilton 3992B as you can all see. She has matching perfect blued hands, no hairlines on the dial and the case is without any dents with matching serial numbers. Both sides screw on and off smoothly. She keeps to within a second or two over a 24 hour period. I purchased it in the UK for £400, which was the starting price and I was the only bidder. Please see 264212574945. For some reason, the seller only described it as a Hamilton 1942 Military Pocket Watch and would only send to within the UK. I am delighted, she's beautiful.

 
Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
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Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
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A very nice 3992b Stephen.
I would like to have one hanging next to my 4992b!
 
Posts: 1488 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2008
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Thanks Edward.
 
Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
IHC Member 1892
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Stephen: Very nice find. I recently had the pleasure of repairing one like it. Also from England. It was purchased with a broken staff and Mainspring. It was very nice to work on and ran beautifully post repair. He told me he paid 100 pounds for it. Incredable bargin for such a nice watch. Hope you enjoy yours, John
 
Posts: 330 | Location: Kincardine, Ontario in Canada | Registered: November 25, 2013
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Thanks John.
 
Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
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That's a keeper! Enjoy.

Roger
 
Posts: 1076 | Location: Ticonderoga, New York USA | Registered: March 01, 2008
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Thanks Roger, always nice to hear from you!. My kids are certainly going to get a nice selection of watches when I pass away!!, not any time soon you understand!!.
 
Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
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Would love to have one of those.....Your photos are outstanding.....


Jim Hathaway
IHC Member #285
 
Posts: 468 | Location: Apache Junction, Arizona USA | Registered: September 17, 2003
IHC Member 1124
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It's a great feeling to find a watch like this in such great condition. This one looks fresh from the factory. Looks like it has had a easy peaceful life compared to many of it's siblings! And a very low production number. Nice catch!


©harles
 
Posts: 131 | Location: South New Jersey in the USA | Registered: April 11, 2008
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Thanks Jim and Charles for your very kind comments.
 
Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
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It is in very nice condition - congratulations on giving it a good home in your collection!

The HS 3 (Hydrographic Service) on the back shows that it originally started out as a Deck Watch, but that it was repurposed after the war by striking out the HS grade 3 of the movement and the new numbers on top of the original manufacturer's part number are NATO numbers.

Did you get its wooden box that it would have been cased in with the watch?
 
Posts: 861 | Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA | Registered: September 20, 2004
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Unfortunately not Jim. I know what it looks like and will search for one as time goes on.
 
Posts: 189 | Location: Kent in the United Kingdom | Registered: May 27, 2010
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