023BS - Vintage WWII US Navy USN Buships Hamilton Wrist Watch Fred Harvey Thunderbird Cuff
$1,250.00 Sold out
Up for sale is a vintage 100% original WWII Hamilton USN Buships 987A wrist watch from the grandson of WWII US Navy sailor (back of watch case reads K-H-3 USN BUSHIPS). The watch was not working when I originally acquired it but has now been COMPLETELY OVERHAULED by the best in the business, Dan of Hamilton Chronicles, and it NOW RUNS BEAUTIFULLY (new balance staff, new main spring, and new crystal added in additional to the overhaul - have receipt for $248.00). It has only been wound and worn a few times since the overhaul last year. The watch cuff is a sterling silver 1950's era Fred Harvey thunderbird bracelet. When I first got the bracelet a turquoise stone was cracked and there was a hairline crack on the bottom of the band. I had a Navajo silversmith replace the stone, repair the sterling crack and stiffen both insides of the watch cuff with sterling bars. The cuff was also straightened and the curves evened (work done by Myfavoritesilversmith in Arizona and I have receipt for $195.00).
This watch was given to my wife as a Christmas present last year but the cuff is too large for her wrist so we decided to put it up for sale.
A considerable amount of work has gone into restoring this WWII timepiece and and its definitely a head turner.
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