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IHC Life Member
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I think with a serial number of 93856 it was made in December of 1863.
Case says Silveride. It runs very well and it is heavy to carry.

 
Posts: 672 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
Picture of Skip Glascock
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I carry a 1912, 7j, OF, Elgin from the Elgin National Watch Company in a nickle case. I figure if someone robs me, I can throw it at his head when he runs away.

Skip

 
Posts: 240 | Location: Maryland in the USA | Registered: August 26, 2011
IHC Member 163
Picture of Mark Cross
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Ah yes, what my late father-in-law used to refer to as a 'bull killer' watch. Smile

Regard! Mark
 
Posts: 3815 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
Picture of Dan Carter
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I carry a Hamilton 992B in a Model 15 case that has been modified to have a glass-back so I can show off the movement without taking off the back. I also find it fun to just watch when things slow down during the day at work.

 
Posts: 407 | Location: Northern Virginia in the USA | Registered: October 08, 2011
IHC Member 1110
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This week,I'm running an 18S 21J Waltham Vanguard, easily one America's finest and most beautiful RR movements!
 
Posts: 1286 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
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I usually wear a Skagen or Seiko; when out on the town it's a 992B Railway Special with Montgomery dial on a nice chain.
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania in the USA | Registered: December 08, 2011
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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I ware my Burlington sz16 once in a blue moon
on my wrist Smile
picture will follow.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
IHC Member 1110
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Carrying my new Christmas-present Hampden; a fully marked 18s 21J John Hancock,a hunter movement in an OF case....Ted.
 
Posts: 1286 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008


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Ted -

Would like to see a picture of Christmas Hampden...

One of those best bang for you buck movements Big Grin
 
Posts: 7178 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011
IHC Life Member
Picture of Richard M. Jones
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I saw the posting about Teds John Hancock and I just put aside my 16 size 17j Hampden 600 for my 18s 21j Dueber Watch Company. My little grandson is mesmerized by the ticking and that makes grandpa smile.


Deacon
 
Posts: 1004 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
IHC Member 1110
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Jon, I still have no way to post pictures of it, but if you go to the Hampden section, Tom Brown was kind enough to post the auction pictures of it.I put it in a holding case for now.The seller took his pics of it in a plastic movement holder, so it looks dingy but it is nice and bright in the case.I was happy to get it!Thanks, Ted.
 
Posts: 1286 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
IHC Member 1110
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Deacon, hope you can make a Hampden collector out of the little guy!Not too many kids today have even the slightest interest in our "real" watches...Ted.
 
Posts: 1286 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
IHC Life Member
Picture of Richard M. Jones
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Ted I am going to try and wouldn't it be wonderful if he were a master horologist! By the way I listed my 23j 16s Hampdens serial numbers on the Hampden section.


Deacon
 
Posts: 1004 | Location: Omaha, Nebraska in the USA | Registered: February 14, 2009
IHC Member 1508
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Today it is my 1918 Illinois Bunn 19j. Tomorrow, I'm thinking it'll be my 1928 Hamilton 992. Regards, Brad
 
Posts: 956 | Location: Wenatchee, Washington in the USA | Registered: December 14, 2010
IHC Member 1110
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This week, I'm running my 18s 17J Illinois Bunn open face.Love that sun-ray damaskeening!
 
Posts: 1286 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
IHC Member 785
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Just got this 992E. It keeps great time and the price was right.


Harv


 
Posts: 155 | Location: Sacramento, California USA | Registered: June 26, 2006
IHC Member 785
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Here's the Dial


Harv


 
Posts: 155 | Location: Sacramento, California USA | Registered: June 26, 2006
IHC Member 1110
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This week, running an 18s Rockford 17J gr. 935 open-face.Not RR grade, but keeps RR time!Nice looking 992E Harv...Ted.
 
Posts: 1286 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
IHC Member 1335
Picture of Tom Brunton
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just got my Kirova deck watch in the mail from Tashkent,Uzbekistan this morning,and carried it all day,what a beautiful thing !!! Smile

 
Posts: 1746 | Location: Aylmer, Ontario in Canada | Registered: December 15, 2009
IHC Member 1335
Picture of Tom Brunton
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Kirova movement

 
Posts: 1746 | Location: Aylmer, Ontario in Canada | Registered: December 15, 2009
IHC Life Member
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Here's another sweep second hand watch.
Its been in my pocket for two weeks now and is less than 10 seconds slow.
Elgin model 4 from 1882.

 
Posts: 672 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Life Member
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Serial number 940108 makes it the 108th of 1000 total 14j Doctor's watches made.

 
Posts: 672 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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Nice Steven, those are nice watches....



Regards,

Jerry
 
Posts: 2828 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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My carry watch at the present is a Hampden, Springfield Mdl. 2, grade 34, 18 size, 15 jewel open faced movement watch and is housed in a 3 oz. coin silver case....

Recently serviced and keeps excellent time....

Regards,

Jerry

 
Posts: 2828 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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And Here is the movement....

 
Posts: 2828 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
IHC Life Member
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Nice Hampden, Jerry, I do like those Coin silver cases!

Steve
 
Posts: 672 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
IHC Life Member
Picture of David Abbe
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Those 15 Jewel "Swiss Jewelled" Hampdens are a real surprise and very good movements. It reminds me of something. Cool
 
Posts: 6492 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: July 19, 2007
IHC Life Member
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My carry watch is a 1907 Elgin Model 8, 19 jewel, 18 size, B. W. Raymond, s/n 13206944, in a 20 year B&B Royal case. I like these watches because they are big but relatively thin. Their 3/4 plate design lets you see what's going on inside and the movements are beautifully damaskeened.

I bought this one as a running junker two years ago. The crystal was scratched, the case was badly dented, the dial had a huge chip in it that a previous owner had lovingly patched, and the head of one of the plate screws was broken off.

Despite all this, the watch ran well and kept excellent time. I decided to make it my carry watch since I wouldn't be heart broken if it got damaged.

I immediately sent the bezel to William White for a new crystal. The case was of good quality with no exposed brass. I began experimenting with ways to take out the dents. Over time, I've gotten the case back reasonably straight. I found a nice dial, a set of refinished hands, and a gold filled chain on E-bay. Recently, I got it serviced and repaired. My watchmaker was able to remove the broken screw and make a replacement. He reassembled it with the good hands and dial.

Through it all, this 105 year old watch has just kept on ticking. At present, it's gaining about a second a day. I think that's pretty amazing!
 
Posts: 149 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: September 23, 2009
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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Yes, Christopher, I agree that those grade 240 BWR's with the motorbarrel are indeed super timekeepers....does yours have the diamond cap jewel over the balance...?

Regards,

Jerry
 
Posts: 2828 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
IHC Life Member
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Yes, Jerry, I believe it does. Elgin really went all out on the 240. I think production ended prematurely after the railroad commission dis-allowed 18 size watches.
 
Posts: 149 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: September 23, 2009
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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hew is my carry for this month in display
metal base case

 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
Picture of Peter Kaszubski
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and the movement.

 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
IHC Member 1736
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M#1897 Grade1425 Colonial Series 17J 14 size engraved open face in a clam shell Waltham Colonial case. S/N 21434820 (ca1917).

 
Posts: 2032 | Location: San Diego, California in the USA | Registered: August 30, 2012
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