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The Hamilton grade 992B is a high quality antique mechanical pocket watch.
A well maintained and adjusted watch kept in a fixed location at room temperature can reach accuracies normally only seen with quartz watches.
When considering purchasing a vintage Hamilton classified as restored or overhauled, keep in mind that some watchmakers may use non-Hamilton parts or movements, which will significantly reduce its value.
Locate the movement number, which consists of three digits sometimes combined with a single letter, and the multi-digit serial number.
For example, movement number "986," and serial number 2100001, will identify a 1922-1926 Hamilton wrist watch.
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