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- SOLD - Vintage 1942 Hamilton Official Military Issue Chronograph WWII Model 23 Military Navigation Pocket Watch and Original Marine Box
SOLD - Vintage 1942 Hamilton Official Military Issue Chronograph WWII Model 23 Military Navigation Pocket Watch and Original Marine Box
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. Military issue AN 5742-1, one of the most rare models. Here's the details: HAMILTON (Model 23 Military Maritime Navy Issue Chronograph) - Excellent 49mm signed Keystone base metal screw back case (#4786xx) with screw down crystal and coin-edge bezel front and back (full military markings on case back), signed 19 jewel Model 23 chronograph movement, adjusted to 3 positions and temperature, excellent matte black signed original dial with two vertical 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 with military serial number. The matte black dial is original in excellent near mint condition. The signed 19 jewel chronograph movement is running, keeping time, and the chronograph function works as designed; the movement is in great shape. This offering is lucky enough to have its original Marine Chronometer box with original fob and everything. These have been skyrocketing in value finally as they deserve. Great Investment piece, and this is a rare find compared to the more common Military number (which signifies its use) See video below to help understand why this model 23 looks different than others you've seen.