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    Default Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden

    I'm always amazed what my friends at work come up with when I start talking about watches. One of my counterparts mentioned having a few pocket watches she knew nothing about (her grandfathers watches). This last Friday, she brought in these 4 beauties. Although I have to return them on Monday, it was nice to have a look at them and learn a little about each. Thought I would share some pics.

    Ball (I think a 999). Serial #B613923. 21j 5adj.





    Hamilton (992) Serial # 1726644. 21j 5adj.




    Hamilton Railway Special (992B) Serial # C301851 21j 6adj.






    Hampden 23j railway special. Serial # 1333259



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    Default Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: AdamB)

    Very nice little collection to just have sitting at home. It makes you realize how many of these watches we look so hard for are out there just sitting in drawers with owners who don't know what they have.

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    Default Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: 51Cards)

    Nice collection, thanks for sharing.

    It appears a case screw was loose on the 992B at some point.

    The 992B (appears) to be correct for the serial, Melamine dial, no shoulder No. 11. and hands.

    Robert

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    Smile Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: Robert Sweet)

    Very nice!

    Is it an optical illusion or is a piece of the Hampden's balance missing?

    Is the 992 marked "Made In U.S.A." around one of the winding wheels?
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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    Default Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: Kent)

    kent,
    u think at 3 o'clock on the hampden?

    the balance is under the cock at that position....

    i 'think' i see miusa, but not sure... we'll let him confirm...

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    Red face Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: terry hall)

    Quote Originally Posted by terry hall View Post
    kent,
    u think at 3 o'clock on the hampden?

    the balance is under the cock at that position....
    Oh yeah, I knew that!
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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    Default Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: Kent)

    Kent,

    I'll need to go back and see if I can find a better photo of the 992. All 4 were returned to her yesterday, so I may not be able to get a second look at the markings.



    Gave her a very amateur write up of each watch and they will now be saved and passed down through her family. Seems they have become a topic of conversation with her husband and son. Really nice to see others interested and excited.

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    Default Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: Kent)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post

    Is the 992 marked "Made In U.S.A." around one of the winding wheels?
    Kent,

    You were correct. Had to flip and zoom from original, but it was there. Let me ask......is that mark surprising or uncommon?


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    Smile Re: Ball, 2 Hamiltons, and a Hampden (RE: AdamB)

    It's fairly common and not at all surprising. From the serial number I knew to look for it and seeing a blurred something in the correct location for the "Made In U.S.A." marking, I knew to ask if that's what it was. Nevertheless, some of us keep track of such things, trying to find a pattern of occurance, or at the least, a rough percentage of how many 992 movements ended up being marked that way.
    Kent
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