VINTAGE WATCHES, PRE-OWNED & USED SWISS, AMERICAN WATCHES & JEWELRY

Dueber Hampden “New Railway” Pocketwatch circa 1918

$1,050.00

American made railroad grade pocket watches were the finest quality pocket watches of the era; of such high standards and quality, that the Swiss attempted to copy the work of the American firms to the point of producing watches with American sounding brands or movement names. We offer here an exceptional example of American watch making from the early part of the 20th century. Please read the information provided and view the finely detailed photos.

A very nice condition and attractive vintage Dueber Hampden “New Railway” railroad grade pocket watch circa 1918. Featuring 16-size open face white gold filled screw back case. With a beautiful condition double sunk enamel dial with large black enamel arabic numerals, and oversize blued steel spade hands. Powered by high grade 21 jewel 5 adjustments, lever set movement with gold set jewels and beautifully damascened nickel plates.

Overall an exceptional condition vintage Dueber Hamden  railroad watch in a very desirable 14K white gold filled Wadsworth signed case, with minimal wear, and free of any personalized engraving. In excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. An impressive piece of of our nation’s history to wear, or display on a mantle or cabinet in one of our hand crafted wood pocket watch stands. (See photo shown with turned hardwood stand SKU 35614 for $150)

NOTE: lever set pocket watches use a lever located under the screw off bezel to release the mechanism that locks the time setting feature. This is a protective device required of all railroad grade watches so that the time cannot accidentally be changed by the crown dislodging. This safety feature was required when strict standards of quality and accuracy were instituted in 1893 after the famous train crash outside Chicago.

NOTE: Though not as well known as other American brands like Hamilton, Elgin, or Waltham, Dueber Hampden of Canton, Ohio was another fine manufacturer of pocket watches until 1927 when the company filed for bankruptcy and sold off all of its assets and manufacturing equipment.

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Additional information

Maker

Dueber Hampden

Model Name/Type

"New Railway", Railroad

Case Size (pocket watch)

16 Size

Movement Type

Lever set, manual wind

Movement Jewels

21 jewel manual wind stem wind, lever set movement

Circa

1918

Dial & Hands

enamel double sunk

Country of Origin

USA

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case mm

43mm

Case Metal

white gold filled

Condition

Excellent

Bezel

screw down

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

original crown

Box / Papers

No

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