Internet Horology Club 185
Hampden Dials

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June 21, 2013, 18:08
Lorne Wasylishen
Hampden Dials
A couple of sweet 18s Hampden dials that I would like to own. This one was up on ebay a few months back with a BIN of $325 and 3 bids then it disappeared at the BIN price. Hampden Grade 60 in a double hinged GF Hampden display case.

The Grade #60 was the open faced version of the identically described Hampden Railway which was a hunting model prior to 1889.

June 21, 2013, 18:13
Lorne Wasylishen
And this dial is usually seen in a 12s (Thanks for the info Deacon) but was on a 16s non working Wm. McKinley, went for $61.

Both of these put me in mind of the Waltham Railroader dial.

June 21, 2013, 20:15
Edward L. Parsons, Jr.

I'm not a much of a Hampden collector, but I too love radial dials. Canadian-style 24-hour radials, especial the RN kind, are the cat's you-know-what in my book. Smile

Best Regards,

June 21, 2013, 21:09
Lorne Wasylishen
the cat's you-know-what

You mean meow, correct? Smile

Here is another for your viewing pleasure.

June 21, 2013, 21:44
Edward L. Parsons, Jr.
Yeah, something like that, and thanks for the eye candy!

That one's a real beauty and proportioned just right so the 17 & 19 numerals aren't partly clipped off by the seconds bit. That is something you don't see too often.

This is about as bad as that "clipped 17 & 19" problem gets on a Waltham M1883 -- they are almost completely eclipsed:

June 22, 2013, 00:29
Lorne Wasylishen
I have noticed the clippage but never had the two extremes side by side for comparison.

It is quite a difference yet no jeopardy to the Hampden as far as reading the seconds.