Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

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    Confused Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    I bought a Hamilton 992B, but after close look, I found the dail is made from plastic, not porcelain as I thought. Is it original
    It is made in 1940s according to the number.

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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Quote Originally Posted by watchaunted View Post
    I bought a Hamilton 992B, but after close look, I found the dail is made from plastic, not porcelain as I thought. Is it original
    It is made in 1940s according to the number.
    I've never seen a dial made from plastic on the 992B's.
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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    I've never seen a dial made from plastic on the 992B's.
    I tried it with my fingernail, it fells 99% like plastic. So I bought a fake one with a plastic dail maybe.

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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Quote Originally Posted by watchaunted View Post
    I tried it with my fingernail, it fells 99% like plastic. So I bought a fake one with a plastic dail maybe.
    I don't believe a seller would put in a plastic dial, and I haven't come across any faked Hamilton 992B pocket watches. It's a readily available pocket watch on eBay and elsewhere. Can you post a picture of the watch?
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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    I don't believe a seller would put in a plastic dial, and I haven't come across any faked Hamilton 992B pocket watches. It's a readily available pocket watch on eBay and elsewhere. Can you post a picture of the watch?
    Yes. Wait a minute please. Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Here is the doubtful watch. I bought it from ebay recently. It looks normal, but the following aspects are disturbing.

    It looks OK:


    But the back cover can not be fully tighten





    The case is found chafing withe the movement, you can see the scratch. The movement stop the case from fully close:


    I fell the dial with my fingernails, it feels not so smooth as my other Hamilton. Some scratches are also found right blow the center.


    The movement, seems nothing woring with it.


    I don't have any 922B before, so, is it an original one???
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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    It looks like a Hamilton #121 Melamine dial.
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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    It looks like a Hamilton #121 Melamine dial.
    Oh. Yes, indeed! I am a beginner of Hamilton, so I do not know it so well. Is it original dail in 1940s, or just a recent copy for replacement?

    And, how about the problem that the back case cannot be fully screwed in? What might be the reason?

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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    It's a very beautiful watch. I stand corrected in regards to the dial. Hamilton started the process of converting all 16 size dials from porcelain enamel to Melamine in the 1946-47 time frame. Hamilton made 3 different Melamine dials on the 992B (No. 121, 151, 168).
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    Re: Hamilton 992B, plastic dial???

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    It's a very beautiful watch. I stand corrected in regards to the dial. Hamilton started the process of converting all 16 size dials from porcelain enamel to Melamine in the 1946-47 time frame. Hamilton made 3 different Melamine dials on the 992B (No. 121, 151, 168).
    Thank you so much for your introduction.
    What might goes woring regards to the case? Is it poorly installed by a poor watchmaker? I thought the "replaced" dial was the one to be blemed, but now it seems innocent.

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