Condition Report For Lot# 135 :
CASE: Minor scratches and scuffs on outer surface of case. DIAL: Very good. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches on plate; Crown wheel with speck of oxide, ratchet wheel also with minor oxide; Loss to blacking in engraving. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks), sluggish, gummy, needs service. Hamilton made 2494 of the 3992B (with conventional dials) for the Royal Navy c1942. This example was redialed by order of the Ministry of Defense in the 1960's for use as a work study watch, essentially a tool for timing various tasks and procedures, with the goal improving efficiency, maximizing effectiveness, and minimizing costs within the military. The outer chapter, numbered 1 - 10, allowed for recording measurements in decimal time, which made calculations easier. The original MoD designation (HS3, Deck Watch) has been crossed out on the back, and a new number assigned which is engraved over the manufacturers part number, reflecting its changed designation.