You will notice under close inspection of the back that there is a place for prying the back off on one side, and a hinge on the other. Some pocket watches have been. Approximate Serial Numbers and Production Dates. The serial number is 872301. Knowing the little stories and histories of each model can make a watch more valuable.
Is there someone you know that may have more information for me as to why this number appears not to exsist? The serial number being referred to is the serial number on the movement of the watch, not the case. Once you've got the thing off, find the lever. Good luck, 2019, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. This passenger was aboard the Lusitania when it had been torpedoed on May 7, 1915. Hampden Watch Company, Canton, Ohio In 1886 John C. I managed to get it off, with the aid of a pencil eraser. It is rumored that when Dueber-Hampden Watch Works closed its doors and shipped the remainder of its plant to Moscow, that paperwork containing the serial numbers of the Dueber-Hampden watches was taken south to Waynesburg, Ohio and burnt.
When I turn the stem the hands won't move. One slides into the other and inter-lock. The marks inside your case are notation by jewelers about repairs on your watch. Founded in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Hampden Watch Company manufactured fine pocket watches from 1877 until the company was sold and relocated to Russia in 1927. It was important to keep trains running in a timely manner both for the convenience of passengers during the steam train era and to avoid catastrophic collisions that could occur if schedules were not followed to the minute. Collecting Hampden Watches Hampden pocket watches are highly collectible, but you may not find them worth as much as the bigger, more well known companies like Elgin and Waltham.
At about this time an anti- trust law was passed and the watch case manufacturers formed a boycott against Dueber. It works only sporadically, 14 size, no. The hand is slightly bent as well. The watch in the photo is a Ball Open Face Pocket Watch made of 10K gold-filled metal with a screw back, 16 size in working condition. The brand of the watch can also greatly impact the value.
Dig it out with a fingernail. I have reason to believe that it is not a fake. According to the Hernick and Arnold Hampden Watch Co. The company started with an 1. Movement was made 1885 approx 3. Please contact us if you have any questions about the repair of your vintage Hampden watch. Dueber won the case after several months' deliberation, but in 1896, the Trust was close to forming again.
If you collect Hampden watches, you'll appreciate knowing more about the company history. To reveal the movement, place a fingernail under the edge of it and it should pop open easily. Part of the material used for research courtesy of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Library and Research Center. © Northern Partners all rights reserved July 1999. The photo edges in front cover appears someone tried to peel off photo and some small pieces were pulled off. It never worked but I loved it and kept it as an heirloom to pass on down.
If it's confusing, let us know and we'll try to help. I would highly recommend this purchase. If you carefully examine the rim of the case, where the back meets the body, you'll usually find a small notch, just large enough to allow you to get the edge, not the tip, of your knife in the notch. Using a fingernail, you should be able to lift and swing it out. Sometimes you will need to jiggle the crown a little to get some clearance.
This is why it is so important to open the case to see what we have. I intend to get the watch serviced and cleaned next year as I am unable to set the time when I pull the stem out. Its not working, andI'm wondering what to do about that. Porcelain enamel dial New Mid Concave glass crystal. I once slit my thumb open nearly to the bone using a sharp pocket-knife.
In 1891 Hampden designed, manufactured and introduced the first 23 jewel pocket watch made in America. The Hampden Pocket Watch Company, the company history and list of serial numbers for easy reference. Once the cover is released, ease it open with your left hand, preventing it from swinging open too wildly and damaging the hinge. Not all of these were railroad approved even though all were listed as railroad grade. This is probably the most common type of pocket watch cases around. Hampden produced some very fine quality watches, and introduced the first 1. Hampden railroad grade watches not all were railroad approved The following is from list of railroad grade watches which is generally attributed Webb C.
The Dueber Watch Case Manufacturing Co. Some early Hampden pocket watches required this same key to adjust the time appearing on it's dial. Some of the more popular grades included Dueber, New Railway, Special Railway, Wm McKinley, General Stark, John Hancock, Molly Stark, Diadem, and the 400. Doing so will quickly wear out the spot on the case-rim where the latch engages, especially if you're lucky enough to have a solid gold case. Also the balance arm has a viewing hole through it. Hampden Grade: The Dueber Watch Co. Engraved on mechanism is -- 17 Jewels, Safety Pinion, Adjusted.