Rare opportunity to obtain a pair of Model 22 chronometers (Hamilton and RGM)

4 months ago
Price
$3,250.00
Brand
RGM
Seller
Watch Carefully
Available on
Timezone Forum
Location
Timely Manor, PA, USA
Description

For sale as one lot: Two Model 22s
1943 Hamilton boxed chronometer
2004 EOT wristwatch #01 of 50 (by RGM)
I am downsizing, and I firmly believe this pair of spectacular timepieces deserves to stay together. Please read on for details and do not be afraid to ask questions...except about selling them separately.
The WW2 Hamilton Model 22 ship's chronometer was previously owned by the late Hank Holland, an avid participant in on-line discussion and watch GTGs. He paid $1300 for it 15 years ago as shown in the scan below.
It is in the same good condition--working well and looking fabulous with only exterior evidence of its age and history. I have never opened the brass housing, and so cannot provide photos of this clock's movement, but images are readily available on-line. Rest assured, it is winding, setting and running as expected with no problems or deficiencies of accuracy noted during my several years of ownership.
The modern EOT (designed and built, as I expect you know, by RGM Watch Company) is #01 of the numbered edition of 50 such watches offered ca. 2004. It is in excellent condition with minor evidence of use. It comes with both the long straps (tan, with quick-release bars) and medium straps (Kevlar) as shown in the photos.
The full correct mahogany box set (w/outer box, papers) is included and is as new (because it is new--it had been in storage at RGM until I took possession of it last year). This package will not disappoint.
I am seeking $3,250 for the pair, shipped in North America with insurance. International shipping prices will be negotiable--I have investigated neither the weight of the set nor the cost of overseas shipping.
I was told that Roland Murphy rarely lets #1 of any watch series out of his shop, so this is a doubly rare opportunity to obtain two thematically related pieces of American horological history.
Serious enquiries welcome--as stated above, I'm downsizing, so trades are not on the radar.
Please see the images below and note that all my photos of these pieces are to be found here:
http://www.fototime.com/inv/DD99ED02100CF4C
I am happy to answer questions, but I expect that these timepieces speak for themselves among people in the know.
I do not wish to separate this pair--please do not ask me to.
Cheers,
Brad