Hamilton 4992B G.C.T. ca.1941 WWII Military Pocket Watch Rare Original Cream 12 hr. Dial
So...this is one interesting watch we have here. 4992B's were a military watch used for all sorts of US WWII military operations both home and abroad. Although these are rare watches, the most common use was for a navigation or Navy comparing watch - this is neither. Catalogued to have several different dials, jewel count and use type, this is the rarest dial movement combination with very few made and the contract is unknown as far as our research can say. The dial is all original painted on a metal base, the movement is all original and is being serviced ready April 2019. The Keystone base metal case is correct; however, very interesting...no military engravings on the reverse; however, the movement is engraved U.S. GOVT. Although this is a high-end 22 jewel military watch, I must also point out that several different US Government Agencies involved in war efforts had contracts out for this watch and we have a very early serial number on the movement, dating to 1941, which is fantastic. This watch was one of the originals, perhaps even before other variations were made. Could this be a prototype or just a really small contract? We are not sure. Here is a thread from NAWC which sheds some light on the story behind these watches. The condition is excellent with some brassing noted on the bow and bezel.
Manufacturer Location:Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number:4C37485
Estimated Production Year:1941
Adjusted # of Positions:6
Adjusted to Temperature:Yes