Thanks, Ted. I'm working my way through the many Hampden threads and getting some excellent information. My main focus up until now has been Hamiltons, but the Hampdens have really captured my imagination recently. The company has a fascinating history and their watches are easily on par with anything Hamilton ever made.
Posts: 311 | Location: Portland, Oregon in the USA | Registered: February 07, 2010
You're right about that Chris.You've probably noticed that the 18s Hamiltons are pretty much based on Hampden's design.I too have a few Hamiltons ( 992L,940, 936, 978),but they have gotten so expensive today, that I gave up on trying to get any more.I have been collecting Hampdens all my life, they still aren't that much appreciated, but they are great watches, and the cost isn't as bad as the others.It would be nice to have some kind of Hampden site or club!
Posts: 1183 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
I would like to add my 16 size 23 jewel Hampdens to the list: [LIST] 1. Special Railway movmt. #1091862 2. Special Railway movmt. #1091863 3. SR movmt #1377104 4. SR movmt. #1482172 5. SR movmt. # 1899555 6. 104 movmt. #2801022 7. 104 movmt. #3278858 8. 104 movmt. #3303370 9. 104 movmt. #3303410 10. 104 movmt. #3322294 11. Special Railway movmt. #3327329 12. Special Railway movmt. #3451052 13. Special Railway movmt. #3451127
Posts: 1021 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
Love this watch. Didn't know much about it however I did see someone had one on Bay for over a grand. Oh well mine is in better shape and asking 1/3 less. I will hate to see this go but I figure it should be in the care of someone that can adore it more then I. So I better add this Ser# before it sales incase they don't add it.
If it don't sale I will keep it and hand it down to my Son.
Posts: 1 | Location: Oregon in the USA | Registered: August 09, 2013