Family heirloom - My great grandfathers Hampden pocket watch. Circa 1908. The shop fixed the case hinge and gave it a full restoration. Took about 9 months. The wait was well worth it
Very pleased with the end result, as the watch was in pretty rough shape. I think he did a great job.
This thing is more robust than I thought. Also, timekeeping is about + 30 over two days. Thats pretty cool for a movement that is about 100 years old! Its nice to have a pocket watch to accompany my wrist watch lineup. This one is very special
The watch maker said its circa 1908 by referencing the numbers from the movement.
Do you know if this watch is "Railroad Grade?" Or was made for railroad purposes, or other purposes? Would you say this is a relatively common watch, or can you see anything unique? Does anyone know about the movement used in Hampdens during the early 1900's? I am also very interested in the case: (Flower, leaf patterns) Watch maker said that it may have some silver, gold or brass plating. Specifically, I am interested to know what the shield on the case indicates. Is this shield a common design / decoration, or specific to some purpose / industry? The nickel and steel inside of the watch is also regulated for temperature change I was told. Pretty cool! Sorry for all the questions - I'm VERY interested in the history of this watch! Thank you!