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Hamilton 992B

I haven't posted many photos here lately as I've been concentrating on catching up following a bit of vacation time. Just the same, I've seen some great watches over the past few weeks.

This is a real nice Hamilton 992B, one of the most commonly used railroad watches from the 1940s right up into the later 1960s. This one was made about 1947.
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