Here we have an 18s Hampden Railway Special pocket watch with a very cool two-tone movement. The 23-jewel movement is signed and marked adjusted, and the serial number on the movement dates this piece to 1900. The gold fill case shows some wear but is in good condition overall for 117 years old. The case back has a very nice etching of a steam train – nice to see on a railroad watch! The double sunk dial shows some hairlines towards the bottom but should clean up nicely. The blued steel hands look like they’re original to the watch.
The photos below are of the watch in its current, unrestored state. No polishing or refinishing has been done.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch