I don't believe a seller would put in a plastic dial, and I haven't come across any faked Hamilton 992B pocket watches. It's a readily available pocket watch on eBay and elsewhere. Can you post a picture of the watch?I tried it with my fingernail, it fells 99% like plastic. So I bought a fake one with a plastic dail maybe. o|o|o|
Yes. Wait a minute please. Thank you for your help.I don't believe a seller would put in a plastic dial, and I haven't come across any faked Hamilton 992B pocket watches. It's a readily available pocket watch on eBay and elsewhere. Can you post a picture of the watch?
Oh. Yes, indeed! I am a beginner of Hamilton, so I do not know it so well. Is it original dail in 1940s, or just a recent copy for replacement?It looks like a Hamilton #121 Melamine dial.
Thank you so much for your introduction.It's a very beautiful watch. I stand corrected in regards to the dial. Hamilton started the process of converting all 16 size dials from porcelain enamel to Melamine in the 1946-47 time frame. Hamilton made 3 different Melamine dials on the 992B (No. 121, 151, 168).
It's really impossible to tell without holding the watch. Perhaps someone here with a better eye will be able to tell you. You could also bring it to a watch maker and see what they say.Thank you so much for your introduction.
What might goes woring regards to the case? Is it poorly installed by a poor watchmaker? I thought the "replaced" dial was the one to be blemed, but now it seems innocent.
Yes. Indeed.:-dIt's really impossible to tell without holding the watch. Perhaps someone here with a better eye will be able to tell you. You could also bring it to a watch maker and see what they say.
Thank you for you reminding, I have it fixed by loosen the two screws, which fix the movement, a little bit, so the height of the movement could be lower. Now, it's looks OK but I am still not so comfortable with the possible repleased dial. Indeed, as you said, it's difficult to find a perfect one.What you've got there is a RAILROAD watch. Don't forget that these were working men's watches. They were knocked around, banged up and had to perform excellently under some very very challenging conditions. It's not uncommon for them to have damage and to have repairs done on them all the time. My own Ball watch has a replacement hand on it and two hairline cracks on the dial. Finding a RR watch that's PERFECT isn't easy.
Is it a possibility that the caseback is cross-threaded with the threads on the case? Just a suggestion. I have seen it happen on a couple of watches. If not, then take it a watchmaker and have him take a look at it.
Maybe those positions posed less risk to the watch... but a watch carried 40 hours a week year after year is bound to look used. Perfect watches were most likely just not really used...Depends if you're talking about the watches used by the men working on the train, or the ones working in the stations. I believe Station Masters and other "administrative" types also required "railroad standard watches". And then there's the inspectors.