Rare Turn of the Century Hamilton Railroad Grade 946 – Beautifully Preserved

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Meanwhile, here’s one of our best-of-the-best American pocket watches, selected from our carefully curated collection for your careful consideration: a first year production run Hamilton 946 open-faced railroad pocket watch.

Savvy collectors will immediately notice the words “Hamilton Watch Company” scrolling across the beautiful double sunk dial. The elegant script was too long for any but a size 18 pocket watch, and even then very few Hamiltons were so inscribed. 

This Hamilton 946 boasts Lancaster’s prized 23 jewel motor-barreled movement – complete with a sapphire pallet jewel – famed for its durability and accuracy. The text and decoration adorning the temporal engine matches the dial’s exuberant turn-of-the-century style. It shares the same bewitching damascening pattern found on the Hamilton 996 movement.  

And then there’s the 946’s hand-engraved case. 

I don’t often encounter such a fine watch in such a perfectly preserved 14k gold-filled case – especially one with the decoration so prominently displayed on the front. The case’s Art Nouveau design is a stunning tribute to the international aesthetic’s blend of romance and quality craftsmanship. 

This rare, high grade Hamilton 946 is one of just 1,100 produced by the American manufacturer in 1906. As such, it’s a historically significant heirloom-quality timepiece. 

More than that, this lovingly serviced, super-accurate railroad pocket watch is a pleasure to hold, and behold. If you understand the appeal, this Hamilton 946 is a must-have addition to your existing collection, or an ideal place to start your journey into America’s horological heyday. 

The 1906 Hamilton 946 is available for purchase for $2850. Again, I’m here to answer any and all questions about this or any other of our high end American pocket watches. Your satisfaction is my obligation.

Click the link to check out this Hamilton Railroad Grade 946  pocket watch at www.thepocketwatchguy.com or any of our other fine offerings. 

Thank you for your time and stay safe. 
Jeff Brook
The Pocket Watch Guy