WORLD FAMOUS HAMILTON
MOD 21 CHRONOMETER
Presented is a U.S. Navy WW II HAMILTON Model 21 Chronometer
in its traditional three section varnished wood case with full gimbal mounts. It is in exceptionally fine
condition and has been through a complete restoration by its prior owner, now deceased.
The dial is without a blemish and looks as new. It reads HAMILTON LANCASTER, PA.,
U.S.A., The Naval Observatory cartouche ( N Circled) then 8898 1941 On movement MODEL 21, 14 JEWELS" Up/Down
Indicator at top, Seconds Bit Under.
This Chronometer was professionally serviced and the movement is
running and keeping good time in step with my quartz wrist watch which is excellent. The refinished case is
in exceptional condition as well. Expert wood construction with HAMILTON WATCH Co. plate on face and inside on the bottom.
Front of three section
HAMILTON CHRONOMETER HISTORY: Hamilton Model
21 Marine Chronometers and Model 22 Deck Watches. At the outbreak of W.W. II the United States
Navy required a vast quantity high quality chronometers. At that time the Navy had been using Ulysses Nardin timepieces
as standard equipment with few if any being available in this country. A request for bids was made by the War Office
and the Hamilton Watch Company was the only firm able to meet the requirements by designing and producing an innovative
marine chronometer in a period of about 18 months. Hamilton was able to produce the unit in sufficient numbers
to meet U.S. wartime demand, and made 11,239 of these chronometers during the War.
The model 21 is technically one of the great achievements in horology.
The balance and hairspring assembly were a radical departure from traditional chronometer design and resulted in superior
time keeping rates. In addition, Hamilton also produced a 21 jewel lever escapement chronometer deck watch. A more detailed
description of both the model 21 and 22 timepieces can be found in Marvin E. Whitney's book: "Military Timepieces" which
is recommended reading for serious collectors.
This superior example will be a worthy addition to any timepiece
CASE DIMENSIONS: 7 1/2" square
International buyers welcome,
but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England,
Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia,
Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
WARRANTY: We guarantee that this clock will
be working on arrival and that our description is entirely accurate or your money back. The only conditions are that an email
authorization be obtained within three days, and that the instrument is returned in its original condition and packaging,
and insured for its full value. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless
we are at fault. This does not affect our policy on shipping damage which is discussed below.
PACKAGING: We take great care in packaging
our clocks for shipment which includes bubble wrap, placing in a box, and then placing in a larger box surrounded by impact
absorbent material. However, we are not responsible, once it is turned over to the carrier. Full Value insurance is required.
In the event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer,
cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas
buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.
Buy this magnificent Hamilton ship's chronometer Now! It is a superior example of the Model
21 series and a worthy addition for your desk, mantle or collection.
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