Hampden Pocket Watch

bwood

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I have a Hampden pocket watch with the number 9081857 on the inside of the cover. Is this a serial number? and how can I determine how old it is? tks for any help. bwood:)
 

bkerr

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The number on the case has no bearing on the date or type of movement. The serial number on the movement however can be traced to a date and type of movement.
 

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Hi bwood:

Welcome to the NAWCC American Pocket Watch Message Board!

We're looking forward to knowing more about your Hampden Watch Co. pocket watch.

In addition to posting all the markings that are on the movement (the "works"), it would be helpful if you could post pictures of the movement and markings stamped inside of the watch case (you can ignore any "hand-scratched" characters, they're watch repairers' marks), the clearer and sharper, the better. Other pictures will help a little, but these are the most important. We should be able to identify it by the serial number, but pictures help confirm that since there are no factory records. In trying to open the watch, you might find the information in "How To Open A Pocket Watch Case" useful.

To post an image, scroll to the top of the thread and click on "FAQ," then scroll down to "vBulletin FAQ" and click on the "How to post images." Once in the "How to post images" box, go about halfway down to the statement "There are two ways to attach images while editing a post on the message board." and follow the instructions there. Note that there is no indication of attaching a file (picture) until you go to actually post your thread or your reply. The picture does not show up in the "Instant Reply" text box in which you've written your thread or your reply, nor does the picture appear in the "Preview." Once you see an indication in the "Manage Attachments" box that your files were uploaded, be sure to submit the post from which you opened the "Manage Attachments" box. If you don't, your files will not really be uploaded. You can test your efforts in the Just Practicing and Learning Forum. If you have a problem getting the picture(s) to load, check your file size and make sure that it is less than 500Kb. If it is, it should load to be posted. Too large of a file size is probably the most common problem in trying to upload a picture.

Good luck,
 

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