Condition Report For Lot# 140 :
Both running, both cases with scuffs and scratches, one dial with chipping/ lifting paint, the other with screw heads painted white and with touch ups. Hamilton made 2494 of the 3992B (with conventional dials) for the Royal Navy c1942. These examples were redialed by order of the Ministry of Defense in the 1960's for use as work study watches, 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.