Original U.S. WWII Army Model 987A Wrist Watch by Hamilton - Officer Grade - Fully Functional
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 a replacement crystal, which unfortunately has some cracking around the edges. Case is nickel-plated brass, and has some pitting around the back edges. The back is stainless steel. 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:
Watch Shape: Round
Serial Number: 103269
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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