The first watch made under the hamilton name was an 18size 17jewel pocket watch in 1893. Hamilton 4992b vintage military pocket watch size 16. Hamilton model 23 military chronograph pocket watch in excellent all original condition and running well. In 1892, when it became the hamilton watch company, the quality became increasingly better. The hamilton watch company arrived on the scene almost a quarter century later, but by 1900, more than half of all u. Please visit our restoration section for more details. Printable wall art, vintage map old americas instant download. Mens hamilton automatic 1970s wrist watch 10k rgp case 17j self winding movement 818 w vintage kreisler 10k r. Request a particular hamilton model here and we will check our inventor y.
Servicing and overhaul of american hamilton pocket watches, restoration of wind up vintage hamilton pocket watch 16 size hamilton open face 956 model. Get the best deal for antique pocket watches from the largest online selection at. Take 10% off all orders from now until the end of the year. Original silver metal dial is in perfect condition. Today, under the hamilton name swiss quartz watches of good quality are still being offered. Other parts could be easily animated by yourself all pivots are in correct places. Thanks for visiting my vintage hamilton watch blog. Antique pocket watch digital image download printable graphic vintage. Hamilton continues in switzerland as part of the swatch group. The william mckinley grade was a thin, 16 size watch introduced in 1902 or 1903. Pocket watch identification and value guide the spruce crafts. Hamilton serial numbers and grades use the serial number of the movement to find the grade of your hamilton watch.
It relies on large superluminova numerals and sporty hands for super readability. Hamilton watches are relatively easier to identify than the products of many other manufacturers. Hamilton gold plated railway special pocket watch model 992b. If you have a pocket watch made by one of these big names, you could be destined for a high figure sale. Serial numbers and production figures with price guide, heart of america press, kansas city, mo, revised ed. As you can see above, these watches have a barrel bridge, a train bridge, and a balance cock or bridge with a cutout for the balance wheel and the escapement to be visible. I recently acquired a nice 18 size pocket watch because i was the only one who bid on it. The hamilton watch company began business in lancaster, pennsylvania in 1892 and still operates today. The typical hamilton 16 size watch is what is known as a threequarter plate. Government contract hamilton in the 1940s during ww 2 for their pocket watches and chronometers. Escapement jewel for genuine wwii world war 2 hamilton model 21 ship chronometer.
The model 23 was widely used during wwii by navigators as a stopwatch. Antique hamilton pocket watch model 925 gold fill 17 jewels 18 size sn 659045. Get the best deal for hamilton pocket watches from the largest online selection at. Hamilton gct pocket watch navigation master 4992b military grade serviced duration. Pocket watch illustration tattoo concept art pocket watch tattoos.
Hamilton 992b railroad pocket watch, hamilton railway special. The hampden pocket watch company made some special models, or grades. Vintage hamilton portable record player suitcase style model. Stunning rare 1930s1940s mens 17 jewel usa 10k gold filled, caliber 987a, hamilton wristwatch runs great. Hamilton 4992b vintage military pocket watch size 16 youtube. Hamilton model 920 pocket watch nov 04, 2017 schmidts. They used these pieces as comparing watches and actually timing ordinances, these watches are. Its watches had 42hour mainsprings, with 17 jewels in their isochronous movements. Useful hamilton watch sites waterstone vintage watches.
Hamilton eventually took possession of aurora watch companys machinery shortly after incorporation. Get the best deals on hamilton antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at. The volumes, covering pocket watches and wristwatches, have played a large part in the renewal of interest in finest quality horology. Vintage hamilton model 23 military chronograph pocket watch. Hamilton wrist watches and pocket watches were produced in america from 1893 to 1969. The item vintage hamilton model 23 military chronograph pocket watch, 19 j, nickel case is in sale since sunday, january 22, 2017. How to determine the value of hamilton vintage pocket. Railroadgrade watches had to meet strict guidelines to ensure their reliability and accuracy. Of all the forum sites concerned with vintage watches, this one seems to have the largest hamilton fan community. Vintage hamilton 10k gold filled bezel mov 661 automatic 17jewels mens watch w 18mm leather band. The chain measures 14 inches long and the links are about 2 mm wide.
Vintage models either have a snapdown or screwdown case back. Since 1982, patek philippe has provided essential reference works for enthusiasts, collectors and dealers in fine watches. How to determine value of waltham watches lovetoknow. Hamilton pocket watch parts casker jewelers supplies. Elgin and hamilton are also prolific watch manufacturing companies who both ceased business in the 60s. The adds below are all pre 1940 adds for the hamilton 992 without the b or other models from that time. Hamilton did however post 992b pocket watch adds in specific railroad magazines. Vintage 12 size pocket watch with chain and knife, 15 jewel very clean manual wind stem set movement is running strong and keeping good time. Below is a picture of the serial number on the pocket watch case.
Spectacular solid 14k gold waltham model 1894 antique pocket watch. It looked like a 992, but hamilton did not use the authentic materials to make the watch. With a reputation for craftsmanship and strong movie, military and aviation heritage, our. Vintage pocket watch 3d model available on turbo squid, the worlds leading provider of digital 3d models for visualization, films, television, and games. Information about vintage hamilton watch repair, restoration, models, and advice for collecting and collectors. The watch is a 21 jeweled pocket watch in working order.
Vintage hamilton vintage hamilton watches for sale. See more ideas about vintage hamilton watches, hamilton and the golden years. Hamilton has extended the khaki xwind collection to include an automatic day date model. Vintage hamilton model 23 military chronograph pocket. Vintagehamiltonwristwatches an unofficial blog dedicated. Hamilton mens watches chronograph, quartz and automatic. Jayne hamilton from a fiesta summer special from way back when not my scans, credit to whoever wants. Apr, 2014 i did a post earlier this month on the model 916 pocket watch movement. We are known for the highest performance standards and swiss made movements. Today, each of the publications in the patek philippe collectors library explores the. The color scheme of this khaki field mechanical is a subtle approach to military styling. Hamilton watch identification guide waterstone watches.
We create automatic, mechanical and quartz watches, mens and womens watches. The screwdown versions can be twisted counterclockwise with the palm of your hand and removed. A pocket watch or pocketwatch is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed. Most model 57 pocket watches were in a coin silver one nine fine, a 90% pure. Nov 14, 2008 hamilton 4992b vintage military pocket watch size 16. Pocket watches, antique pocket watches, mens pocket. The majority of antique and vintage huntercase watches have the lidhinges at the 9. Vintage hamilton portable record player suitcase style. It didnt qualify as an authentic railroad watch, and collectors didnt get it. Get the best deals on hamilton 23 jewels antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at. Vintage hamilton pocket watch 950b 23j 16 size sn s15946 ca.
Hamilton model 920 gentlemans pocket watch with the original mahogany box. Hamilton open face gold filled antique pocket watch grade 992e 21 jewel hamilton grade 992 10 karat gold filled pocket watch 21 jewel, 1921 hamilton packard presentation yellow solid gold art deco pocket watch from 1936. Founded in 1870, the illinois watch company was primarily known for its pocket watches favored by american railroad workers. See todays waltham pocket watches for sale, best offer and auction. Antique and vintage hamilton and illinois wristwatches. Believe it or not, hamilton has a lot of different grades to collect, although some are extremely hard to come by, especially after 100 years. This hamilton railroad service watch came with its original celluloid stamp holder. The company tried to sell limited editions of their famous 992 model of a railroad watch. Get the best deals on hamilton size 18 antique pocket watches when you shop the largest online selection at. Based on the superreliable 992b with elinvar hairspring and monometallic balance, the mod 23 adds a chronograph mechanism, making it one of the most complicated watches produced by hamilton. In order to find out waltham watches values, a valuer will consider the following. A huge percentage of the hamilton 16 size watches were these threequarter plate models.
Hamilton size 18 antique pocket watches for sale ebay. An 18 size 21 jewel hamilton 940 railroad pocket watch. The watch was named after president william mckinley, who had been assassinated a few years earlier. Construction of a new brick factory building, designed by chicagoarchitect clarence luther stiles in the second empire style, located along the columbia turnpike, began in the fall of 1874.
While theres no magical formula for quickly identifying hamilton watches, identification is simplified significantly by the fact that hamilton named their models and, for the most part, stuck to unique names. Hamilton 23 jewels antique pocket watches for sale ebay. It also includes great resources, including a photo guide, a model finder, a browsable set of hamilton catalogs, and a collection of hamilton dial drawings. Rrstds hamilton website documents the history, products and advertising of the hamilton watch company.
Hamilton model 920 pocket watch nov 04, 2017 schmidt. Sep 15, 2015 vintage mechanical wristwatches from the golden years of the hamilton company pre1971. Hamilton gold plated railway special pocket watch model. Hamilton model 23 military chronograph was widely used during wwii as a navigators stopwatch. Vintage wittnauer case backs can be removed to identify the movement and the engravings inside the case back. Vintage 1927 hamilton 12s pocket watch grade 922 23j rare hawaii coin runs. Hamilton continued to operate and build both pocket watches and wristwatches in the us until 1969 when the us company ceased operation. Vintage and antique watch how to information by renaissance watch repair, provides a large amount of info on identifying, dating, evaluating vintage pocket watches specific makes or styles how to identify an original simon willard clock by ben e fulbright, adobe acrobat 23kb. Casker is a leading supplier of pocket watch parts to professional horologists. When looking for the number on your watch you should be looking at the serial number on the movement, not the case. Hamilton model 23 military chronograph pocket watch. The hamilton 992 is the most successful of all hamilton pocket watch movements.
They were referred to as americas timekeeper and preferred by the railroads. In this section, you will find a nice selection of vintage hamilton pocket watches that are typically considered gents size, although in many cases would also be appropriate for a woman to carry. Unfortunately, hamiltons efforts at vintage watches focused on pocket watches. For sale is this circa 1950s, near mint condition, 14k solid yellow gold hamilton pocket watch. It is a 19 jewel, 16 size watch adjusted to temperature and 3 positions and was paired with the us navy model iv octant, as well as a couple of. Hamilton watches are innovative, iconic and known for american spirit and swiss precision. Get the best deal for hamilton antique pocket watches from the largest. Snapdown versions can be pried open with a watchmakers case blade. Use this table to look up the serial number of your hamilton pocket watch and hence the year of manufacture. Vintage 14k gold hamilton pocket watch model 917 17 jewels. Pocket watch 3d models for download, files in 3ds, max, c4d, maya, blend, obj, fbx with low poly. Hamilton watch identification guide hamilton watches are relatively easier to identify than the products of many other manufacturers. How to determine the value of a pocket watch catawiki.
Hamilton model 23 military chronograph pocket watch ashton. There are many individuals and companies that specialize in vintage and antique watches. Antique hamilton pocket watch repair, mechanical hamilton. One of the largest sites for antique, collectable, and vintage pocket watches, wrist watches, pocket watch fobs, pocketwatch chains and watch repair. During hamiltons first fifteen years, only two size movements were produced the 18size and the smaller 16size. According to antique pocket watch, an online watch publication, testament to the quality of the watches it produced is the fact that most of its watches ended up being bought for use on the railways. Get the best deals on vintage hamilton pocket watch when you shop. Jun 22, 2012 hamilton pocket watches were some of the finest timepieces manufactured from 1896 through 1964.
Hamilton 940 18s 21j railroad massive 4oz silver case gold hinges fine condition. Perry, in lancaster, pennsylvania in september 1874. During hamiltons first fifteen years, only two size movements were produced. Holiday at checkout to take advantage of the savings while items are in stock. In 1893, the hamilton watch company of lancaster, pennsylvania began producing pocket watches primarily for railroad workers. Antique hamilton pocket watch model 925 gold fill 17 jewels 18. The best way to find the value of a waltham watch is to take the watch to a professional and qualified watch dealer and valuer.957 1292 1145 431 994 234 1583 611 164 199 1046 383 1592 287 198 224 965 1530 319 1404 1129 1331 1526 610 652 1215 383 361 628 1477 1356 169 1539 1571 881 977 1073 1287 611 770 493 969 129 131 962