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Consecutive Number 992B's C483 & C484

Jim Haney

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I bought a 992B from the last J&H sale because it was a low serial number.. When I got it, I made up my tag and went to put it my 992B collection and was very surprised to find a Consecutive number one that i have had for many years..

C483 New Purchase, The ledgers show that C483 was sold to customer 101-4940 on 11-6-1940.

C484 Had an interesting history before being reunited to it's lesser number mate. It was sold on 3-20-1941 and then again on 4-8-1941 and then finally sold on 4-10-1941. All of the watches on this page were finished and sold in November of 1940 so this one was an odd-ball most likely because the original customer returned it or they could not get it running correctly so it ended up being sold 3 times before the problem was solved.

It is always nice to have some consecutive serial numbers for your collection. . We can imagine many thoughts about where the watches went before being reunited.
The best scenario for this story is something about even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes. :chuckling:

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terry hall

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oh how soon we forget what we have squirreled away...:eek:
please email me the info on cases...if you would..

similar situation when i put back C616 and C617 ;)
 

James Wrobel

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A 992B "collection": sweet.

I really like that watch. It has such a modern precision look.

jjw
 

Jim Haney

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James,
With anything deemed Collectible, it helps to have goals in your mission to collect.

Using the 992B as an example, it was produced over 30+ years, and most watches under went changes over that period of time.

Some goals for them would be to acquire all 4 plate signatures
https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/992b-movement-markings-variations.20761/

When did they switch to Melamine from Enamel Dials ?
https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/hamilton-melamine-dials-timely-topics-july-1953.31026/


How about the various colored plastic Cigarette boxes
https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/hamilton-plastic-colored-pocket-watch-boxes-992b-950b.17837/

When did they switch from Gold Center wheels to Brass? How many Cases were used to house the 992B ?
Why do some Late production watches have a 4C serial number? Did Hamilton Produce any Military 992B's ?


All of these interesting Facts can be read about in the Stickies at the top of the forum. Have fun.:nutjob::clap::banghead:
 
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It has always intrigued me that 992B and 959B movements came without either dust rings or safety pinions.
 

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