I have recently been considering buying a pocket watch out of curiosity. I was visiting my folks this past weekend, mentioned my interest, and my dad pulled out these two watches that belonged to my great Grandfather. He then gave them to me. I am pretty excited.
I have dated the Hampden to 1897, and the Elgin to 1933. I intend on having them cleaned and serviced. One of the hands on the Hampden may have been replaced as they are mismatched, so I'd likely have this taken care of.
Any advice, input, or information would be welcome. Thanks, Rich