I did not see anything fall out, but apparently something came loose. Hamilton watch repair specialists renaissance watch repair. There were many usmanufacturers but hamilton was well known to be among the very best. We look forward to helping you return your antique hamilton watch to its best possible condition. The largest and most complete vintage watch online price guide of its kind. Hamilton watches are a personal favorite of ours, and over the years we have repaired hundreds of hamilton watches. Hamilton 940 18s pocket watch 21 jewel rr montgomery dial.
A closeup view of a hamilton 18 size marked motor barrel adjusted 5 positions 940 pocket watch movement. They are very high grade watches and probably come closer to the goal of part interchangeability and mechanized production than any other american pocket watch. Hamilton 992b railroad pocket watch, hamilton railway special. Over 14,000 listings of actual watches that have been sold by us and selected auction results since 1998. Buy online, view images and see past prices for hamilton 940 pocket watch.
What makes it controversial is from a purists perspective this is purposely creating a franken. Antique pocket watch services antique swiss and american mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987 there are over 100 reasons why your swiss or american pocketwatch wont run. However, unless you are canadian, i would not want a 992b unless it was in a factory case. Form 940 or form 940ez is used by employers to file annual federal unemployment tax act futa tax. Railroad grade pocket watches explained the vortic blog. Hamilton pocket watch national museum of american history. This is what has made hamilton the internationally renowned watch brand it is today. Mens gold filled size 18 hamilton 18 size 17 jewel. Discover the date and grade of your hamilton watch. Some case wear, hairline in the dial, plastic crystal.
One or more of its 200 parts may be broken, rusted, miscalibrated, unoriginal, previously improperly serviced, under lubricated or just plain tired. A pocket watch is a subtle way to demonstrate both sophistication and style. During hamiltons first fifteen years, only two size movements were produced the 18size and the smaller 16size. The specific definition of railroad grade evolved quite a bit over the years. Titanium deep pocket clip for benchmade osborne 940 9401.
Have hamilton railroad pocket watch, grade 950, 23 jewel. Hamilton was founded in lancaster, pennsylvania in the u. Hamilton 940 pocket watch movement size 18s 17 jewel adjusted. Featuring 16 size 10k yellow gold filled open face case in very nice condition. Hamilton serial numbers and grades use the serial number of the movement to find the grade of your hamilton watch.
Railroadgrade watches had to meet strict guidelines to ensure their reliability and accuracy. Beyond simply making a statement, a fine pocket watch should be made from a quality material, have a crystal that wont easily scratch, all while accurately. Hamilton pocket watch, pocketwatches, pocketwatch, wristwatches. Hamilton authentic 4 ounce sterling silver swing out case montgomery dial 940 movement 21 jewels adjusted 5 positions near mint overall condition 18 size railroad grade pocket watch. Antique hamilton pocket watch repair, mechanical hamilton.
It has a fullplate nickel movement with the model name grade 940 and a serial number 686525. Modern pocket watches for sale the pocket watch guy. In fulfilling the railroads requirements for accuracy, it also filled the needs of the general public for a. Dec 24, 2014 1908 hamilton watch co grade 940 pocket watch fully marked size 18 21 jewels all original duration. Hamilton movements which do not have grade numbers engraved on them do carry serial numbers which can be checked against the serial numbers listed on pages 9 to to secure the grade number.
The movement of this hamilton watch is hand wound caliber 770 with 22 jewels vintage mens hamilton quartz watch swiss 9114 wr 10atm w ss band repair. Railroad grade watches had to meet strict guidelines to ensure their reliability and accuracy. Use this table to look up the serial number of your hamilton pocket watch and hence the year of manufacture. We have a classic configuration with the antique hamilton grade 940 21 jewel movement, double sunk hamilton dial housed in the salesman display case all in. Big 1904 hamilton 21 ruby jewel railroad grade 940 pocket watch 18s antique usa. This movement is in excellent condition and is again housed in one the most desired wadsworth boc case. A closeup view of a hamilton 18 size two tone 940 pocket watch movement. Hamilton model 941 14k pocket watch liveauctioneers. Hamilton grade catalog hamilton grade catalog size. The hamilton 992b pocket watch is a beautiful watch not only on the outside.
We are happy to be able to offer for sale an all original hamilton railroad pocket watch, model 940 with 21 jewels with beautifully damasked. This is a crown wind and a lever set piece with a nice double sunk enamel hamilton dial. The rugged, precision watch that hamilton produced became a favorite among railroad watch inspectors and personnel. Circa 1912 hamilton 924 17j 18s stutz pocket watch apr 20. The hamilton watch company was founded in 1892 and set out to serve the railroad market with accurate timepieces. Hamilton authentic 4 ounce sterling silver swing out case montgomery dial 940 movement 21 jewels adjusted 5 positions near mint overall condition 18 size railroad grade pocket watch circa 1907. The item stunning 1949 hamilton 992b 21j 16s railroad grade ssteel case pocket watch is in sale since thursday, november 7, 2019. Hamilton 940 pocket watch movement size 18s 17 jewel. They were designed for being vertical and somewhat protected in a pocket. One aspect of hamilton 992 and 992b collecting is the acquisition of the many varieties of factory cases. Hamilton model 941 14k gold gentlemans pocket watch.
Details about vintage 18 size hamilton pocket watch grade 940. Hamilton watches are still relatively repairable as parts can be found for most but not all vintage watch models. Comprehensive resources for hamilton research courtesy of ihc185. Published hamilton data available on the internet suggests manufacture in early 1938. In 1893, the hamilton watch company of lancaster, pennsylvania began producing pocket watches primarily for railroad workers. From the very beginning, the focus was on quality and accuracy. When looking for the number on your watch you should be looking at the serial number on the movement, not the case. Hamilton eventually took possession of aurora watch companys machinery shortly after incorporation. When i look it up on the online data base it states.
Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. As the market switched from pocket watches to wrist watches after world war i, the company. The first watch made under the hamilton name was an 18size 17jewel pocket watch in 1893. It has an openface nickel case and a white enamel railroad style. Hamilton 992b railroad grade pocket watch 16s 21j montgomery dial keystone 10kgf. Up for sale is my 1912 hamilton 940 pocket watch size 18s just serviced and will come with paper work. Hand painted the car that made stutz good in a day. Hamilton antique pocket watches with 21 jewels 18 pocket watch. The first series of hamilton pocket watches with the title the watch of railroad accuracy.
Important note all of our titanium pocket clips and titanium back spacers are custom made upon purchase. In addition, pocket watches arent designed for the rigors of wristwear. A 1948 hamilton railway special, grade 992b, 21j hamilton 992b technical specifications movement size. A closeup view of a hamilton 18 size unmarked 940 pocket watch movement a closeup view of a. A closeup view of a hamilton 18 size marked adjusted 5 positions 940 pocket watch movement. One of the largest sites for antique, collectable, and vintage pocket watches, wrist watches, pocket watch fobs, pocketwatch chains and watch repair. Antique hamilton 940 the original railroad pocket watch circa. About form 940, employers annual federal unemployment futa. Sep 14, 20 specifically one of hamilton s 10 size movements. During hamiltons first fifteen years, only two size movements were produced. The highest grade hamilton railroad pocket watch is a size.
Other 18size pocket watch movements manufactured to meet railroad time. I inherited a vintage hamilton pocket watch and, in attempting to verify its age and grade, i have run into some conflicting information. You will note that, for the sake of easy assembly, the 950b has pressedin jewel settings whereas the earlier grades pictured had screweddown settings. Information about form 940, employers annual federal unemployment futa tax return, including recent updates, related forms and instructions on how to file. All materials are classified by watch size and grade on pages. A railroad grade pocket watch is simply a watch that was approved by a particular railroad organization for use by conductors on their rail.
Its keeping good time and is a 21 jewel with glass crystal and montgomery dial in great condition with one fine crack. If you have any questions or need more information about this item, please feel free to contact me. And, contrary to common belief, there were many regulations in place before webb c. Hamilton 992b railroadgrade pocket watch 16s 21j montgomery dial keystone 10kgf. All materials are classified by watch size and grade on pages indicated in the index. Pristine hamilton pocket watch railroad grade 940 housed in a. Watches by hourminsec products pocket watches hamilton. During the 30 years of production the movements manufactured evolved, including an upgraded escapement from singleroller to doubleroller. Its watches had 42hour mainsprings, with 17 jewels in their isochronous movements. Its keeping good time and is a 21 jewel with glass crystal and. The hamilton watch company is a swiss manufacturer of wristwatches based in bienne. Imho and is representative of 19th century american full plate 18 size watch technology at its best. Titanium deep carry pocket clip for benchmade osborne 940 9401 9402 943. I have a couple questions on a pocket watch that was my great grandfathers.252 621 123 1353 11 619 1431 252 822 598 744 561 633 366 1138 975 452 581 553 1067 98 957 1138 297 1415 1031 73 475 1159 1400 1545 1545 1273 1483 969 1242 1233 1373 1197 567 1381 1364 452 1359 726 163 856