Item:
ON3956

Original U.S. WWII 1942 Army Model 987A Wrist Watch by Hamilton - Fully Functional

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very early war (1942) OD officer issue screw back Hamilton 987A wrist watch. This wonderful example has been fully cleaned, tested and runs perfectly. it was manufactured in 1942 for the US Army. It has a cream white face with radium luminous hands for night use. The band is a correct high quality tan web reproduction.

During WWII, Hamilton supplied watches for the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps [the Air Force was the Army Air Force]. There were a total of 168,560 watches made by Hamilton during WWII. Hamilton made 110,336 Model 987A watches for the Army from 1942-1945.

In 1940, the Ordnance Department published the requirements for military watches. The list includes pocket, wrist, and stop watches. The Hamilton was known for their 987A movement with a dust cover and a screw back. The last models has made had a snap back. The early 987A had sub-seconds, and the later 987s and 2987 had center seconds. None of these variations had the hack function found on later watches.

Marking on the case reads:

ORD.DEPT.

U.S.A.

OD- 34912

Brand: Hamilton

Size: 6/0

Movement: 17-jewel

Model: 987A

Watch Shape: Round

Serial Number: 34912

Case Color: Silver

Year of Manufacture: 1942

Face Color: Cream

Country of Manufacture: USA

There is no warranty for this watch and returns for a non-working watch will not be honored. Please note all watches are wound and tested then recorded on video before shipment. We are not in the watch repair business- ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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