Hampden Railway Special w/ Display Back C-1916 Item #13129 Price $750
Here we have a VERY cool Hampden Railway Special pocketwatch with a display back, originally used as a salesman sample. The caseback has a glass crystal over the movement that would allow a salesman to show it off without having to open the case. The double sunk dial shows some small hairlines and some slight chipping at the edges, but is original to the watch and in good overall condition for over 100 years old. The case shows some wear, but looks very nice overall.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order.
Once you've made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as "Sympathetic Restoration"; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don't want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.