Hamilton Watch Co. "992" Open-face Watches from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, arabic numeral luminous dial, Mercedes-style hands, and sunk seconds, 21-jewel damascened movements, serial no. 2493604.
Provenance: From the John F. Gelson archives.
Note: Original box with typed and handwritten inscription reading "This is one of the 18 watches used by Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, movement #2493604/case #835732."
stem is not functioning as intended, watch ticks but does not stay running, lever arm functions but stem is currently not advancing the hands, The case number on the watch is 835731, one less than the number on the box.
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