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Rare Midsize HAMILTON - FLORA Classic with WW2 Military 2987 Movement

This watch was SOLD to on May 22, 2016. (Destination: Normal, IL, U.S.A.).

 
hamilton flora manual-wind watch
Gender: male
Year: 1940 - 1949
Accessories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 27 mm
Dial Height: 27 mm
Movement: 18 jewels manual-wind
Case: chrome-plated steel
Case Width: 31 mm without crown
Case Height: 40 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 424
Serial Number on Movement: 2987, 351676
Band: leather
Band Width: 16 mm
Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)
 

This is an authentic Swiss-made 1960s HAMILTON - FLORA Classic Manual-Wind Watch

  • Original HAMILTON - FLORA Watch with NEW band & clasp!
  • FEATURES: WW2 Military 2987 Movement, Railtrack Grid, Cut Steel Arabic Hours, Midsize Case
  • CHROME-PLATED STEEL case, bezel,
  • STAINLESS STEEL crown, back, clasp
  • LEATHER: band (black)
  1. Notes on DIAL: has acquired a faint yellow tint due to age
  2. Notes on CASE BACK: shows scattered pinprick corrosion spots
  3. Notes on MOVEMENT: its "hack" feature no longer works

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

hamilton flora manual-wind watch

This timepiece may have been a collaborative product of HAMILTON Watch Co & FLORA Watch Co., or it could also be an assembled piece with parts put together by a clever watchmaker.

However, its HAMILTON 2987 movement is special. It was only produced during World War II for military watches of the Navy & Marine Corps pilots. It is a relatively rare movement & has value by itself.

This NAWCC (National Association of Watch & Clock) forum thread mentions a link between HAMILTON & FLORA: http://mb.nawcc.org/archive/index.php/t-19445.html

Compared to HAMILTON, few are familiar with FLORA Watch Co. But it is interesting to note that it is one of the oldest watchmakers in Switzerland. Today, it continues to manufacture timepieces. More info about the company can be found at their official website: http://www.florawatch.ch/
hamilton flora manual-wind watch

This HAMILTON - FLORA featues a midsize case, railtrack grid & cut steel Arabic hours. It is a clean, compact & minimalist piece.

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): Running & keeping good time, though may need minor regulation.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
hamilton flora manual-wind watch

chrome-plated case & bezel

satin white dial or face

Notes on DIAL: has acquired a faint yellow tint due to age
hamilton flora manual-wind watch

steel hour/minute hands; black-coated steel second hand

alternating cut steel Arabic & painted black bar hour markers

hamilton flora manual-wind watch

painted black HAMILTON name logo at 12 o'clock

painted black railtrack grid

hamilton flora manual-wind watch

stainless steel crown

clear acrylic crystal

hamilton flora manual-wind watch

NEW black leather band

Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

hamilton flora manual-wind watch

NEW stainless steel clasp

hamilton flora manual-wind watch

case back embossed with serial numbers

Notes on CASE BACK: shows scattered pinprick corrosion spots
hamilton flora manual-wind watch

reverse side of case back embossed with "FLORA WATCH CO", "SWISS", "STAINLESS STEEL BACK"

hamilton flora manual-wind watch
hamilton flora manual-wind watch

Swiss-made HAMILTON 18 jewels manual-wind movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

Its HAMILTON 2987 movement is special. It was only produced during World War II for military watches of the Navy & Marine Corps pilots. It is a relatively rare movement & has value by itself.

Notes on MOVEMENT: its "hack" feature no longer works
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