Hamilton 18S 21J lever set (LS) hunting case movement (HCM) adj. 5p grade 941 pocket watch #141733, attractive nickel full plate movement with screw-down jewel settings and an elaborate geometric-design damascene pattern, mint double sunk (DS) porcelain enamel Montgomery-style dial with bold fancy Arabic-style numbers, black & red minute markers and a subsidiary seconds register, blue steel spade & whip style hands, re-cased into a heavy Keystone Leader coin silver hunting case movement (HCM) case with an engraved design on the back of basket-weave and a quarter-circle behind a large blank fancy monogram shield surrounded by large leaves, offset gold hinges, heavy oversized bow, white base metal (WBM) non-magnetic dust cover and an extra thick glass crystal with a coin-edge engraved detail around the crystal seat, case is showing moderate overall wear with notable smoothing to the engraved designs and some short scratches on the frame near each case lip, measures approx. 56mm in diameter x 81mm in length x 20mm thick (crystal included), the crystal does have a few shallow scratches, mostly near the edges, and we can replace it with a new plastic crystal at no charge on request. An impressive Hamilton from the early 1900s in very good condition!
- Year Made: 1902-1903
- Company: Hamilton
- Jewels: 21J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Adjustments: 5 positions
- Model/Grade: 941
- Serial #: 141733
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: hunting case movement (HCM)
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Dial Details: Montgomery style
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Silver - Coin
- Case Details: Keystone "Leader" model, re-cased, offset gold hinges, extra-thick glass crystal
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: glass
The Hamilton watch company began business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892 and still operates today. The last watches produced in the American factory were made in 1969, after which the company was sold to a Swiss owner.
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This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
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The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of June 29th, 2022, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this
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Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
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, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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