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SOLD - WWII Vintage Hamilton Model 23 Official Military Issue Chronograph
The Hamilton Model 23 Military chronograph was introduced in 1943 and produced until 1956. Among other more traditional uses of a chronograph, this watch was used in conjunction with a military Mark III Octant as a navigational tool. Unlike most of the Model 23 chronographs that can be found today, this piece is an official military issue chronograph. Here's the details: HAMILTON (Model 23 Military Pocket Chronograph) - Excellent 49mm signed Keystone base metal screw back case (#4799xx) with screw down crystal and coin-edge bezel front and back (full military markings on case back), signed 19 jewel Model 23 chronograph movement (#P188xx), adjusted to 3 positions and temperature, excellent matte black signed original dial with two "Up-Down" registers (constant seconds and minutes to 30), full Arabic numerals white spade hands and chronograph sweep seconds, onion crown and single chronograph push button. The signed original Keystone base metal case is in excellent condition, and features coin-edge bezel front and back, with full military markings on the case back ("Type D, Mfr's Part No. 37297, Serial No. AF42-20452, Contract No. W-535-ac-28072, Hamilton Watch Co."). The matte black dial is original in excellent aged condition. The signed 19 jewel chronograph movement is running, keeping time, and the chronograph function works as designed. The watch was been professionally overhauled in June 2014 by our master watchmaker - a $400 value.