Stunning Hampden Gentleman’s Pocket Watch of the Day Housed in this Silverode Case
Like so many American pocket watch makers, the Hampden Watch Company’s fortunes rose and fell. And rose. And fell. This handsome Model 3 left Hampden’s Ohio factory during the watchmaker’s heyday, in 1914, when their pocket watches were the envy of the world.
The dial’s heavy ink saturation shows Hampden’s skill at combining playful hour indices with business-like minute and sub-seconds’ markers The pocket watch’s elegant spade hands have withstood the test of time, both physically and aesthetically.
The watch’s grade 64 movement boasts the highly-coveted geometric radial pattern, adding to the hypnotic effect of the spinning compensating balance wheel, as it ensures the accuracy for which Hampden was known.
The movement’s housed in a hardy Silverode case. The back depicts an engraving of a steam locomotive, worn to a charming ghost-like image – projecting both authenticity and years of careful stewardship. Waiting for its next guardian.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.
Manufacturer Location: Canton, Ohio
Movement Serial Number: 3262249
Grade: No. 64
Estimated Production Year: 1914
Jewel Setting: Gilded Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Finish Pattern: Geometric Radial
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Hampden Star
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Railroad Grade: No