Hamilton Watch Case

Rotkreuz

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I would like to know which movement likely went to the case pictured here. My guess is a Hamilton 992, or 992B. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Rotkreuz

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You have a later Model #17 Case for a Hamilton 992B made in the very late 1940's up until the end of production in the 1960's
Thanks Jim. Can you give me an indication of what years I should be looking at specifically to match the case? I would have to research the serial number range as well. The 992B is a fine movement. The lower plate center jewel on the 992 is burnished-in...the 992b changed that setup. That said, I prefer a few aesthetics of the jewel settings on the 992...can’t win them all! Again, thanks!
 
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terry hall

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i'm of different opinion on 'year'
Remember, the 17 case was introduced 'first' as a Keystone Case Co product, this ended with the end of Keystone 'around' 1953 or so...and the change of production to Star WCC.
Also, the serial prefix changes in the late 50's early 60's from an R to a P....

So wiggle the numbers a bit to hit in the 1954-1958ish range...

The closest comp i can find is this one...

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3-23-.03C smith, his uncle's watch, "hamilton watch company", case back engraved "sept 6, 1958"...

Of upmost importance is noting the amount of wear on the bow hinge, this bow is not secure! these are not easily repaired/replaced.
 

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