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In fulfilling the railroads' requirements for accuracy, it also filled the needs of the general public for a timepiece of high quality.
In that year, the Hamilton Watch Company came into existence as a result of yet another reorganization. Based on the super-reliable 992B with Elinvar hairspring and mono-metallic balance, the Mod 23 adds a chronograph mechanism, making it one of the most complicated watches produced by Hamilton.
The name, Hamilton, was selected to honor Andrew Hamilton, original owner of the Lancaster site on which the factory was situated. Hamilton has always been on the forefront of horological innovation.
Its founders possessed a good combination of skills: Mr. Like so many infant industries, Adams and Perry did not have enough capital to market their product. During World War II, Hamilton ramped-up production of several models of chronometer to meet the US Armed Forces (particularly the US Navy's) need for an extremely accurate timepiece which could be used for navigation at sea.
Lancastrians came to their rescue in 1877, raising 5,000, and the reorganized company was renamed the Lancaster Watch Company. Prior to WWII, such highly accurate instruments were only produced abroad.
Cain of Springfield, Massachusetts represented the Aurora interests.