18 size 19 Jewel Hamilton 944 pocket watch in a display case c1908

18 size 19 Jewel Hamilton 944 pocket watch in a display case c1908

Code: 4.169

£595.00 Approx $721.21, €703.31, ¥4877.05

This watch comes in a glass backed case. Going back a 100 years ago, salesmen from the watch companies would visit shops to show the latest models and rather house them in cases, where the back would have to be removed, they used these cases which had a snap on back with a glass back so the dial and movement were visible. Shops and prospective owners, would select the dial, movement and then the case they wanted for their watch.

This is an 18s 19J Railroad grade pocket watch made by the Hamilton Watch Co, USA

Movement – the nickel full plate movement has a lever escapement with a micrometer regulator. The movement has raised gold jewel settings, is decorated with damascening and is signed “Hamilton Watch Co, 19 Jewels, 944, Adjusted 5 positions” # 522229 . The movement is in 90% mint condition – some small marks

Case – the movement comes in a metal open face display case, which has a screw on back and front bezel with glass covers front and back. The case has smooth plain finish and is in 95% mint condition

Dial – the white enamel dial is double sunk with red five minute marks. It has a full set of blue steel hands and is signed “Hamilton”. The dial is in 100% mint condition

The watch has a mineral glass

The watch is stem wound / lever set

The watch measures 59mm wide x 20mm deep