Large Hamilton Two Day Deck Watch


Signed   Hamilton Watch Co Model 22   -   21 Jewels Adj. To Temp & 6 Pos   Made in USA   - US Navy   BU Ships
Circa   1941
Diameter   71 mm         

1 in stock


A mid 20th Century American 56 hour lever Model 22 deck watch with power reserve indication in a mahogany deck box.  Damascened nickelled split three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel.  Plain cock with polished steel micrometer regulator, uncut balance employing quarter timing nuts, overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Signed silvered dial with subsidiaries for power reserve and seconds, Arabic numerals, blue steel hands.   Keystone base metal open face case, clip on cuvette, screw bezel and back marked “Bureau of Ships – US Navy – N1535-1941 – Chronometer Watch”.  Two piece mahogany deck box lined with green baize, glazed circular aperture to reveal the dial.  Plate detailing instructions on how to use the watch and set the hands.  Baize lined mahogany keep box secured by a latch and leather strap, side wings to the base to allow it to be secured by two screws.

Two documents accompany this deck watch.  A Navigating Watch Record from its time in service from 1April 1948 where its daily rate is recorded as deviating 0.29.  The other is a USAF Excess and Surplus Property Turn-In Document date 1972 listing the unit cost as $120.