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Hamilton 16s 17J, circa 1914

Model 974, Adjusted, OF

Lever Set, Stem Wind

Gold Filled RR style case

Dial:  Original double sunk dial is signed Hamilton in black script over the white dial. It features Arabic numerals with red five minute numerals around the outside edge of the dial. This is very common for the Hamilton Railroad watches. There are a couple of faint hairlines as shown in the photos, that are not noticeable at normal viewing distance, but can be found under magnification.

Movement:  This original Hamilton movement is the more classy gilt trim version, sometimes mistakenly referred to as two tone. It features gilt screws and the gilt micrometric regulator. This is the earlier 974 with single roller, expansion balance, and screw down jewel settings. The movement is marked "Hamilton Watch Co, Lancaster, PA, 17 Jewels, Adjusted". It has been professionally cleaned, oiled, and timed and is ready to be worn every day, or put into your collection.

Case: The case is marked "10 Kt Gold Filled", and was made by the Star Watch Case Company. The bezel has some very minor brass showing near the perfect clear glass crystal. The back of the case has a faint engraving of what appears to be "E. H. Stewart, 21148." I am not sure what the number meant, maybe it was a previous owners RR employee number. I really have no idea. This engraving is pretty worn and there are some scratches over it as someone may have tried to buff it out. None of the gold is worn off so much as to show brass on the back cover. The screw back and front bezel thread on and off properly. The bow is nice and tight and this case shows very well.

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