Sorry to barge into the forum without any useful contributions, as I'm a newbie when it comes to watches. I've had a very nice Molnija pocket watch with a train engraving on its case (which I broke due to my enthusiastic "fixing" behavior, namely a boring day and a screwdriver), but now my interest is in a pocket watch my grandfather gave me.
It's a Hampden watch, and he said that he read from a book called American Watches: Hampden Watches (or something like that) that the piece is from 1873. I stumbled upon a page yesterday that you can input the movement's serial number (I assume), and it gave me this:
So according to that, the watch is made in 1895. I tried to break this down to my grandpa, but he kinda refuses to believe in the "online sources". So, dear knowledgeable persons, can you find any info on this watch from anywhere else than that website I checked? I found a watch with a similar-looking case from eBay, but it doesn't look the same... Nevertheless, here are the photos of my watch. Feel free to click them to get a bigger version: