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

Regular price $395.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an early war (1942 -1943) 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 -1943 for the US Army. It has a white face with radium luminous hands for night use. It has the name HAMILTON on the face. Features an original crystal which has yellowed over time, this is the MOST desirable condition of crystal for collectors. 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- 50215

Brand: Hamilton
Size: 6/0
Movement: 17-jewel
Model: 987A
Watch Shape: Round
Serial Number: 50215
Case Color: Silver
Year of Manufacture: 1942-1943
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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