Hamilton Buships USN watch question.

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    4mula1fan Registered User

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    Digging around in my watch drawers and came across this vintage watch. It's a Hamilton 987S( or 5). Serial number SS56069. I know it is supposed to have a screw on crown cap, and the balance staff is broken, and the crystal is rough. I suspect this is a watch worthy of some attention. Thought I'd run it by the wristwatch guys and see what I have here. Is it common? Rare? Valuable? Junk? Thanks in advance.

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    More info.

    Grade: 987S
    Sweep Second Wristwatch
    Manufacturer: Hamilton
    Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    Movement Serial Number: SS56069
    Grade: 987S
    Estimated Production Year: 1944
    Run Quantity: 18,500
    Total Production: 75,500
    Size: 6/0s
    Jewels: 17j
    Movement Configuration: Hunting
    Movement Finish: Nickel
    Movement Setting: Pendant
    Plate: 3/4 Plate
    Adjusted: No
     
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    That link doesn't work. :(
     
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    It is missing its over sized screw down crown cover that is attached to the case by a chain.
     
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    Lots of lookers, no commenters. I'm just wondering if this is crap, and when I fix it, it will still be crap... Build a display box for it? Throw it in the parts drawer? Part it out?
     

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