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Date/Report Number:.090214:EGST-AF43-3322 Item:  HAMILTON PARKERIZED ORD MILITARY WATCH
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Description of item:  1944 US MARINES HAMILTON ORD DEPT.

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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RARE HAMILTON PARKERIZED ORD. DEPT.

During WWII, Hamilton supplied watches for the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps [the Air Force was the Army Air Force]. Hamilton also supplied some watches for allies in WWI, specifically for Russia, and for the Royal Canadian Air Force [RCAF]. **There were a total of 168,560 made by Hamilton during WWII.

*Cases can be found with a variety of configurations including parkerized case. The first issued had no markings.

In 1940, the Ordnance Department published the requirements for military watches. The list includes pocket, wrist, and stop watches.

There was also a provision for watches produced before 1940 to be retroactively marked if they were serviced.

The Hamilton was known for their  987A movement with a dust cover and a screw back. The last models has made had a snap back.

The early 987A had sub-seconds, and the later 987s and 2987   had center seconds.

None of these variations had the hack function found on later watches.

** THESE ARE RARE. BULOVA WALTHAM AND ELGIN MADE MILLIONS

Hamilton WWII wartime production figures

Part No. Grade Jewels Manufactured
From – To
Quantity Service
27014 987A 17 1942-1945 110,336 Army
27016 987A 17 1942-1945 3,000 Russian Gov’t
39038 987S 17 1940-1945 2,000 RCAF
39054 987S 17 1940-1945 22,410 Navy
39054 987S 17 1940-1945 15,888 Marine Corps
39102 2987 18 1943-1945 12,000 Navy
39102 2987 18 1943-1945 2,926 Marine Corps
  Total 168,560  
  987A 17 1942?   BuAero US Navy
R88-W-800 987A 17 194?   Navy

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As a note, there was a standard established for watch production called the A-11, A HACKING WRIST WATCH MAINLY FOR PILOTS -stopped running when crown was pulled. Elgin, Waltham and Bulova produced many military watches under this standard, but Hamilton never did.

Though Hamilton made a similar watch for the US Navy using the G-987S and G-2987 movements, they left the type A-11s for Elgin, Waltham and Bulova.

The USMC received these also, only they had white dials instead of the black for the USN.

Hamilton watches with the 2987 movement was marked on the back “R88-W-800 / MFR’S PART NO. 39108 / HAMILTON WATCH CO. / K-H-3

OF-12147 AND WHITE DIAL WAS UTILIZED ON THE MARINE CORP ISSUE

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
RESTORED

VINTAGE
1944
US MARINES
HAMILTON
ORD DEPT.
SUB SECONDS
17 JEWEL

HAMILTON
U.S.

987A


31
X  4O
W/O CROWN

ORD DEPT OF-12147
AND
WHITE DIAL

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VINTAGE
1944
HAMILTON
PARKERIZED
ORD. DEPT
MILITARY WATCH

31 X 40
MM

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AS YOU CAN SEE THE PARKERIZING IS WORN BUT RATHER THAN BUFFING SMOOTH AND PLATING AN ELECTRO CLEANING AND LIGHT POLISH KEEPS IT'S VALUE AND CHARACTER


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GOV US MILITARY 250 PAGE
WATCH SERVICE & REPAIR MANUAL
W.W.II
WATCH WORK

ELGIN WALTHAM BULOVA HAMILTON
WRIST AND POCKET

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ALL US MILITARY ISSUED
W.W.II
1944 BY SERIAL NUMBER
OF-12147 AND WHITE DIAL WAS UTILIZED ON THE MARINE CORP ISSUE

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MILITARY GRADE
OUTLINED ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
SUB SECONDS REGISTER
CATHEDRAL WIDOW ILLUMINATED HANDS

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DESERT MILITARY STRAP
NATO STYLE
G-18
BALLISTIC NYLON
WITH
KEEPERS

STRONGER THAN REGULAR NATO

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CASE FINISH HAS WEAR
BUT IT IS THE KIND THAT MAKES THE WATCH
APPRECIATE IN VALUE AND LOOK


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24 HOUR MODEL VERY NICE

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF LUMINOVA
A PHOSPHORUS AND ZINC BASE
WITH LACQUER BINDER

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THIS STRAP IS NICE
KHAKI COLOR USED
IN NORTH AFRICA
AND
SOUTH PACIFIC

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NOTE THE WORD BALLISTIC

 

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IF YOU WANT ONE COSTING MORE
WE WILL ADVISE TO WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS
AND
IF YOU AGREE WE WILL PLACE IT ON FOR YOU

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USING PROPER CASE WRENCH


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NOTE
DUST MOISTURE AND ANTIMAGNETIC
SHEILD

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TWO PART ASSEMBLY WITH NOTCH KEY

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SERIAL WAS MATCHED
HAMILTON
USA
987A

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NNOTE THE ORIGINAL SEAL

 

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CASES CAN TAKE HOURS TO
MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE RIGHT
EVEN WHEN NOT TOTALLY RESTORING


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SIGNED
HAMILTON

1944
17 JEWELS
987A

SERIAL
0303253

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Hamilton
987A


Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
6/0
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h

power reserve 38h