Obviously this isn’t a 21, or even remotely close, but what is it? The tub is full size and a heavy cast brass, the same size as a 21, and it shares almost the same dial. I know that in the 70’s Hamilton made a run of true 21 replicas (I have the original marketing literature that I sent way for back then.)
I presume this was a later sort of commemorative, or replica piece but I have not seen one before. Does anyone have an idea of when these were produced and how they were marketed?
It seems I found my own answer….. I pulled out my 1984 Hamilton literature for their replica “21” chronometer offering (I had remembered it as being sometime in the ‘70’s.).
This appears to be a dead match. The literature also described it as a lever escapement movement. (Another wrong memory,…. I had thought they were legitimate detent reproductions.)
The cost when new, ...... $1595.
Now I have the chronometer to go with the literature. Lol, ....... it's usually the other way around.
... And I already have a box w/ gimbal for it, and it can sit next to my real '21'.