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World War II HAMILTON H2 USN (US Navy) BU Ships (Canteen Crown Cap)

This watch was SOLD on January 18, 2010 (Destination: Munising, MI, U.S.A.).

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch
Gender: male
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 28 mm
Dial Height: 28 mm
Movement: 15 jewels manual-wind
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 36 mm with crown cap
Case Height: 38 mm with lugs
Case Thickness: 10 mm with bezel
Serial Number on Back: H2
Serial Number on Movement: 9875, SS54032
Bracelet
: fabric
Bracelet Length: fits up to 8.5 in

This is an authentic World War II HAMILTON H2 US Navy BU Ships Manual-Wind Watch.

  • 100% All Original / Complete HAMILTON Parts!
  • white detail against matte black face
  • Arabic numeral markers
  • STEEL case, bezel, crown, crown cap, back & clasp
  • original army green fabric band
  • 15 jewels manual-wind movement
hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

HAMILTON developed this special US Navy BU Ships watch with a canteen crown cap, which screws down over the winding stem & a thick glass crystal, which is soldered into place to keep water off. It has classic spade & pointer hands & a watermark HAMILTON logo (seen only when tilted against light) characteristic of a frogman watch.

HAMILTON was the first manufacturer to supply a diver's watch to Naval Combat Demolition Teams in the early 1940's. They worked with the Navy's construction battalions or Sea Bees clearing beach approaches of mines & other obstacles.

One of the rarest vintage military watches ever made! Issue watches were supposed to be turned in after duty so few survived for collectors.

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

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

stainless steel case.

stainless steel bezel.

matte black dial or face.

white clearly-marked line/numeric grid.

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

steel hands: spade-shaped hour hand, white-coated second hand

white ARABIC numeral hour markers

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch
hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

white "USN" (US Navy) & "BU SHIPS" at 12 o'clock

watermark HAMILTON name logo at 6 o'clock - seen when the watch is tilted against light

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch
hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

stainless steel crown protected by steel canteen crown cap.

clear glass crystal.

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

original army green fabric band.

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

stainless steel clasp.

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

polygon stainless steel case back is embossed with "USN", "BU SHIPS" & "H2".

hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch
hamilton us navy bu ships manual-wind watch

HAMILTON 15 jewels manual-windmovement

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