I have a Hamilton pocketwatch, brass, that I've tried to identify for quite some time. I inherited the timepiece and really would like to know what it is. Eventually I plan on either brazing on some wire loops for a wrist strap or getting a cup leather one.
There was a very similarly faced watch in a watch museum site I browsed quite a while ago that dated the watch around 1920, with a 995 movement. Which is odd, considering that the 995 was manufactured later.
Here's some specs on the watch:
Most certainly brass case. Hinges open to back. Do not possess tools to have it opened. Smaller watch(size 16?). Stem wind, Stem set. Rear has some engraving, blazon shield and interesting circle pattern, most likely hobbyist work.
Hands are blued steel, dial is paper, with cursive Arabic numerals 1 to 12. Outside rim has 5 minute intervals marked in red, seconds dial has 6 intervals of 10 minutes marked in black. "Hamilton" in cursive, black.
Jeweler played around with it a bit, said it required a good overhaul and a new spring, oiled it for free.
I know it's a mangy little watch, and I'm sure it's worth a scoff or two when a new guy like me asks for the identification of his dime-a-dozen American pocketwatch. This little guy is a miracle to me, considering it's around 80 years old and it keeps time like a joy.
I'm hoping this isn't a 50's or 60's 995. It's quite a bit more handsome than one of those.