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Sold Antique Hampden Pocket Watch The Special Railway with a Beautiful Two Tone Movement Housed in a 10K GF Case circa 1907

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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this rare antique Hampden Special Railway Pocket Watch circa 1907. The Hampden Watch Company opened in 1877 and operated through 1930. This wonderful 108-year-old Railroad Grade Pocket Watch is lever set and stem wound and is a size 18 measuring 2 ¼ inches in diameter. This was Hampden’s offering in the very completive utility pocket watch market at the turn of the century. The Special Railway is a two-tone movement in an attempt to manufacture not only an accurate movement but also a beautiful timepiece at the as well. This Hampden Special Railway Pocket Watch is truly the classic antique Railroad Grade Pocket Watch housed is a Supreme Watch Case Company case. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification helps in the description of this fine Hampden Railroad Grade Pocket Watch.


This is another excellent example of the late 19th Century early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.


This Antique Pocket Watches has just been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. We warrantee our pocket watch for 1 full year from date of purchase.

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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this rare antique Hampden Special Railway Pocket Watch circa 1907. The Hampden Watch Company opened in 1877 and operated through 1930. This wonderful 108-year-old Railroad Grade Pocket Watch is lever set and stem wound and is a size 18 measuring 2 ¼ inches in diameter. This was Hampden’s offering in the very completive utility pocket watch market at the turn of the century. The Special Railway is a two-tone movement in an attempt to manufacture not only an accurate movement but also a beautiful timepiece at the as well. This Hampden Special Railway Pocket Watch is truly the classic antique Railroad Grade Pocket Watch housed is a Supreme Watch Case Company case. I so hope the many pictures and extreme magnification helps in the description of this fine Hampden Railroad Grade Pocket Watch.

This antique Hampden Pocket Watch is faced with a beautiful single sunk porcelain dial. We have the beautiful Arabic numeral font with the classic railroad track design around the outer circumference of the dial. Then we have a recessed sub register for the second hand. This fine Hampden Dial is made of 2 pieces of metal soldered together and then baked with many layers of silica for the rich porcelain glass finish. This dial fine dial is in good condition, we have a chip around the parameter and minor crazing, the chip is under the bezel is not visible with the bezel on. This fine timepiece might have an issue with the dial, we learn to live with, and it is part of living a life on the rails and is part of its own history. This fine dial is highlighted with the original blued steel spade railroad hands. Then we have a fresh “New Old Stock” thick crystal. This classic antique Hampden Railroad Grade Pocket Watch is an excellent timekeeper and shows beautifully.

This rare two tone Hampden Special Railway Movement is referred to as a Full Plate Movement and is in excellent condition again without reckless jewels tool marks or corrosion. This fine movement has 21 fine Ruby Jewels and again has the beautiful two damasking on the nickel silver full plate movement. This rare high-grade movement is lever set and stem wound and is adjusted to 5 positions and heat and cold. Then we have a high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights, flush jewel settings, gold center wheel with a steel escapement, all designed for accurate timekeeping. This fine movement is housed is a beautiful two tone Supreme Case. This fine case is in very good condition but does have some brassing and it will need a hand polish to maintain this appearance, I will include a polishing cloth for this purpose. This classic antique Hampden Railroad Grade Pocket Watch shows beautifully and sure to be appreciated for generations to come.

This is another excellent example of the late 19th Century early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

This Antique Pocket Watches has just been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. We warrantee our pocket watch for 1 full year from date of purchase.

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Gender Male
Condition refurbished
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MPN Pocket Watch
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