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an american two-day marine chronometer

HAMILTON WATCH CO., MODEL 21, (N)3198. CIRCA 1941

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an american two-day marine chronometer
hamilton watch co., model 21, (n)3198. circa 1941
The silvered dial signed HAMILTON LANCASTER, P.A., U.S.A. (N)3198 1941, Arabic hour numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials, black finish hands, nickel-plated frames with parallel-line spotting, the top plate inscribed MODEL 21 14 JEWELS, HAMILTON WATCH CO., LANCASTER, PENNA, MADE IN U.S.A. (N)3198-1941, the pillar plate numbered (N)3198 1941, Earnshaw escapement, Hamilton spring detent with jewelled pallet, uncut stainless steel balance rim with invar cross-arm and helical balance spring, brass bowl and gimbal in two-tier mahogany box, the lower section with plaque inscribed HAMILTON WATCH CO., LANCASTER, P.A., U.S.A; with oak guard box
12cm dial dia., 18.5cm. sq. box, 23.5cm. sq. guard box

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The present chronometer is one of 11,000 or so made by the Hamilton Watch Co. beginning in 1940. The name Hamilton was selected to honour Andrew Hamilton, the original owner of the land at Lancaster which was gifted to him by the heirs of William Penn.
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