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    NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    Hey Folks.

    I decided to splurge, and get myself a Christmas present that ticks. It's the Hamilton 992, on the left, in these photos.






    I paid a bit more than I probably should have, but it was serviced, regulated and so far, running really well and keeping great time.

    How old is it? Serial # 2365597
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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    1925, according to the Pocket Watch Database:

    https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/sear...milton/2365597

    A very nice watch, and any small price concern will fade into the background as time goes on, but the quality of the watch will remain just as good as it ever was Anyway, the inherent qualities of these American watches are significantly in excess of their market values, (just don't tell anyone!).
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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    Shangas...Good for you: well-chosen, & one of America's Best. A Pocket Chronometer, where it from Switzerland. The quality of Hamilton's hairsprings and mainsprings, especially, were outstanding.

    Enjoy. Michael.
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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    Nice nice.... willing to bet most Millenials have never even seen a pocket watch.

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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    I am sure they have....in a movie or on some TV show.

    Congrats on the excellent watch. I notice the regulator is hard over. Did the seller have info to back up the service claim? I only ask because I just finished a 17j Waltham 16s for a gentleman and it is not in the same class as a 992 but I managed to set the regulator to center and only have to do tiny adjustments to get it to better than 30s/d.

    Not trying to rain on your parade or anything. I love the old Hamilton pocket watches and applaud a great gift to yourself.
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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    I love that Hamilton railroad dial. My father gave me his Hamilton quartz and its got the same exact dial design. I replaced the old crystal with domed acrylic, and now I'm trying to install these new cathedral hands on it. Gonna try and take it to a jeweler cause I can't seem to remove the left over remnant of the broken hour hand on the center spindle.
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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    I am sure they have....in a movie or on some TV show.
    But they use batteries right?

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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    Quote Originally Posted by VESPASIAN View Post
    But they use batteries right?
    I love those ebay listings. Dial says 17 Jewels Antimagnetic......not running. Needs battery maybe.

    I got an automatic, newer museum, that was a "needs battery" listing. It ran fine. I guess they just let it sit there and when they saw the seconds hand stop moving....oh...battery must be dead.
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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    Yeah bro, sometimes the "needs battery" listings are the best

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    Re: NEW WATCH: Hamilton 992

    I'm a Millennial, more or less, and I've chased pocketwatches for 25 years. It's only now that I've had the funds to afford buying one...or two...lately. I used to have loads of pocketwatches - half a dozen or more. But I sold them all apart from my trusty Ball. Now I guess I'm getting back into buying them again. Granted this one was expensive, but in the condition it was, I feel justified in getting it.

    The watch was one of about half a dozen in a watchmaker's cabinet in a local antiques shop, which had been recently serviced. The regulator doesn't concern me. But how exactly do you center the regulator when you service the watch? I assume it's an adjustment to the hairspring that needs to be made, yeah?
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