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This is a Hampden Aviator watch. One of 3,000 made in 1922, it was marketed as a tribute to Charles Lindbergh. Aviation was the cutting edge of human endeavor back then so terms related to it were used liberally by watch companies, much like Fortis does with their “Spacematic” line today. This one is in near mint condition. It was an estate find. Even the crown guard is stiff as a board. Serviced in 2005 and running within -10 per day. The case is white gold.
Here’s the decorated movement of the Hampden Aviator. One of 3,000 made in 1922, this watch was marketed as a tribute to aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh. It has a very attractive two finger bridge design with delicate damask stripes etched in.
Here’s the gilt movement of my great great grandfather’s pocket watch. It’s a full plate setup, so all you can see is the balance wheel and the fine regulator. Inside it’s a “fusee” movement that includes a practically microscopic hand made chain that regulates the mainspring. I had the watch serviced in 2005. It works perfectly (+10 per day) but I only wind it up once a year.
From my newest pocket watch to my oldest. This is my great great grandfather’s pocket watch. It was made in 1873 from a base movement manufactured in London. Watchmaker William Williams completed the movement in Llanidloes Wales and cased it in a solid silver case. My great great grandfather bought the watch right before immigrating to America where he and his family went into the coal mining business.
Hamilton 992b Railroad Special c.1968. I’m adding my pocket watches to my Snupps shelves. I know we’re all about wrist watches, but here’s a chance of pace. A late period Hamilton 992b. This is my “newest” pocket watch, made around 1968.