W A Fergussion Special Pocket Watch

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Would request the forum regarding this pocket watch and is it RR Grade? Which model is it? 926 or 940?

Is it what they call a Private Label & are these collectible, in the sense of rarity?
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Thanks Enrico.

However how do i know that WA Fergusson was a Private Label by Hamilton only?

Any resource for that?
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However how do i know that WA Fergusson was a Private Label by Hamilton only?
I am not sure I understand what you mean by the above but, if what you mean is simply, is my watch definitely a Hamilton 926, the answer is yes. As to whether it would have been considered a RR watch, that is doubtful, although there may have been a railroad somewhere which would have accepted it into service.
 

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Hi John, yes, I meant to ask the same thing: Is Fergusson a label made by Hamilton? Doesnt seem rare though.

Thanks for clarification.
 

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Also I collect private label watches from the NY and tri state area
and they really add an interesting extra historical context to a watch Vs. that of a non
private label that all look the same. Many times you can see their actual
store using google street view. Yesterday I drove right by a building
from 1875 that one of my PL watches was sold and the Jeweler worked .

From File:Buildings at 117-139 Main Street, Ossining, NY.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
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So it means private labels are more collectible/desirable?

Would it also mean that there are Private Labels from all major Watch Companies?
 

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POM, In post #1You asked if it is a 940 or a 926. Easy tell from the pics, 940 is 21 jewels, this one is marked 17 jewels.
 
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Sorry to stay off topic but private labels are one of the last ways of finding
the, "jewel(or needle) in the haystack". Many times they are not listed as the company that made them
but only the retailer.


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