Specifications

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. – Railroad Grade: 960

Mixed Run: Lever-Set and Pendant-Set Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 68523
Grade: 960
Model: 3
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 800
Total Production: 5,160
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant Set
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes

Rare Hamilton Railroad Grade 960 Pendant Set Movement Housed in Nickel Silver Case

The craftsmanship of the Hamilton Watch Company’s railroad grade timepieces is the very thing upon which legends are built. And when it comes to railroad grade watches, Hamilton earned their place at the top of legendary railroad grade timepieces. The watchmaker drew upon the finest materials coupled with exceptional designs and meticulous crafting to produce horological treasures of unparalleled quality.

This Hamilton Grade 960 is an extremely rare example of Hamilton’s dedication to quality. It was produced in 1904 and is one of a mere 5,160 of ever produced. The rarity of this watch is further increased because Hamilton employed mixed runs producing both lever and pendant set movements for the Grade 960. Pendant set examples of the Grade 960 such as the one featured here are tough to find.

The movement itself is identical to the Hamilton Grade 950 with one notable exception—rather than 23 jewels; it was crafted using 21 jewels, still within the guidelines for a railroad grade timepiece during its day. The movement features beautifully crafted bridge plates, gold jewel settings, and a gold train further enhancing its horological value. If you’re looking for a scarce yet finely crafted timepiece by Hamilton, this is the watch for you. On display, it exudes its rarity to the discerning eye while maintaining a stunning presence enhanced by its Silverode case polished to a brilliant sheen.

$2,450

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall condition: Excellent
Case: Size 16, 2 inches in diameter. Philadelphia Case Co. in Silverode (Nickel Silver) – excellent
Hands: Blued Steel – excellent
Dial: Double Sunk Enamel with full signed script, minor craze at 10 position – very good
Movement: Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.

Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Specifications

Manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Co. – Railroad Grade: 960

Mixed Run: Lever-Set and Pendant-Set Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturer Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Movement Serial Number: 68523
Grade: 960
Model: 3
Class: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1904
Run Quantity: 800
Total Production: 5,160
Size: 16s
Jewels: 21j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant Set
Plate: Bridge Plate
Bridge Type: Center
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Breguet
Pallet Jewel Material: Sapphire
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: Yes