Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

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    Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    I was wondering if anyone happens to know anything about this particular model of Hampden pocketwatch? It's an heirloom piece that I would like to eventually have restored. Unfortunately, I don't know much about pocketwatches. Any advice/info is greatly appreciated:





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    Re: Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    There's a separate forum for vintage and pocket watches...you might want to cross-post your inquiry over there. Beautiful detail on the dial, by the way.

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    Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    I was wondering if anyone happens to know anything about this particular model of Hampden pocketwatch? It's an heirloom piece that I would like to eventually have restored. Unfortunately, I don't know much about pocketwatches. Any advice/info is greatly appreciated:





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    Re: Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    Quote Originally Posted by mjbernier View Post
    There's a separate forum for vintage and pocket watches...you might want to cross-post your inquiry over there. Beautiful detail on the dial, by the way.

    Mike
    Thanks, Mike. Somehow I missed that category first time around. I just placed this post in the correct forum. And thanks for the compliment on the dial -- this one has been in the family for quite sometime. Would love to have it ticking again soon.

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    Re: Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    Looks like the crown is missing.If you can take a photo of the movement we can ID that better.It looks like it has a screw back cover you just unscrew the back cover and there is the movement.
    Some how It was slow when posting so I hit the reply button and three repeat post so mods if you see this delete the other two.
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    Re: Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    Unless I'm very wrong, that was originally a hunter-case watch which has been recased in an open-faced case. The crown does indeed appear to be missing. The dial's not in the best condition, either.
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    Hampden serial number records are available so if you can get the number off the movement it can be IDd precisely. I agree that it's not in its original case, which would have been made by the Dueber watch case company.
    From the look of the Art Nouveau dial I would guess it dates from 1895-1905, but the serial number will tell the whole story.

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    Re: Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    The Vintage folks are helpful, but they'll need a photo of the movement and the serial number from it to really ID the watch precisely.

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    Re: Seeking Hampden Pocketwatch Info

    RiverRat's right, it's a screw-case with a threaded caseback. You can see that the cartouche doesn't line up perfectly with the bow at the top of the watch. Some gentle pressure and twisting in an anti-clockwise direction will get the caseback off.
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