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Well another incoming

Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 am

Well I know Naval navigation watches are not every bodies cup of tea. My first big ticket naval navigation time piece was a Hamilton model 22 this one below. Also in the photo a Hamilton naval comparing watch.
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Then the big Brother the Hamilton Model 21
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Only one missing was the Hamilton Model 22 deck watch / pocket watch version same movement as the model 22 in gimble box above. Well I just bought this one off Ebay from the same seller I got the big brother model 21
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Now I got a complete set the Two versions of the model 22 and the big brother the model 21 and the comparing watch. One collector of these told me in WW2 they had 2-6 chronometers on ships less on smaller ships more on larger ships one on the bridge and the rest in different locations of the ship to protect them if the bridge gets a direct hit and it destroys the chronometer they have another to take it's place they were that important for navigation.

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Post by aikiman44 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:11 am

The whole package is beautiful.
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Post by hobbit712 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:22 am

Very nice!
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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:42 am

That's in very nice condition for being so old. Congrats.

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Post by River Rat » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:45 am

Interesting read
https://www.jckonline.com/magazine-arti ... ld-war-ii/
With out these WW2 mite of ended different. Learned some thing Hamilton made 10,902 model 21 ships chronometer by wars end no us ship went with out one. On the outer wooden box looks like it's missing the leather strap I now a guy who refurbish these wooden boxes and sells parts to them I will have to contact him about a leather strap.

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Post by Seppia » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:30 pm

I love your collection.
You know what you like, you don’t give a shit about what’s trendy, you have the patience to hunt down what you want and have great taste.

Big congrats, great catch as usual

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Post by matt.wu » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:16 pm

Congrats mike!
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Post by unsub073 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:50 am

Seppia wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:30 pm
I love your collection.
You know what you like, you don’t give a shit about what’s trendy, you have the patience to hunt down what you want and have great taste.

Big congrats, great catch as usual
Pretty much this.

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Post by River Rat » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:16 pm

Well all complete got every issued US Naval navigation watch of WW2 received it today. Cheaper than some stuff you buy for the wrist with cool naval history. Just think what type of craft this could of been since the smaller type model 22 pocket watch in double wooden boxes were issued to PT boats and submarines I can think of that WW2 movie run silent run deep or those two PT boat movies PT 109 or they were expendable any buddy remember those older movies. Took me years to get all four all ways saw some thing else first and put it off. But since all the cool vintage wristwatches are way out of my price range these days was a good time to finish getting this set complete.
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Post by River Rat » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:40 pm

Well it's been running since I got it on Monday and has only gained one second not bad for two and a halve days to gain only one second 1+ shows how good American watchmaking once was.

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