Hampden 18S 11J key wind grade No. 71 pocket watch #263933, Fahy's coin silver HC, with chain & key

Hampden 18S 11J key wind grade No. 71 pocket watch #263933, Fahy's coin silver HC, with chain & key

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Hampden 18S 11J key wind grade No. 71 pocket watch #263933, handsome gilt full plate movement with an engraved balance bridge, porcelain enamel dial with roman numerals and a subsidiary seconds register has a small factory-defect bubble near the 4 but is otherwise mint with no hairlines, fancy blue steel Morning Glory style hands, extra heavy smooth polish Fahy's No. 1 coin silver hunting case (HC) with a deeply engraved floral design blank monogram shield, coin-edge pendant cap, offset hinges and heavy oversized bow, case is showing normal even wear but the pendant cap does have a small section of damage, measures approx. 56mm in diameter x 84mm in length x 18mm thick. This watch also comes with a 6" white base metal (WBM) curb-link chain with a small swivel and a brass and steel #5 winding key. A very impressive Hampden from the 1880s in excellent+ condition!
  • Company: Hampden
  • Movement Size: 18S
  • Jewels: 11J
  • Setting/Movement Type: key wind
  • Model/Grade: No. 71
  • Serial #: 263933
  • Movement Finish: gilt
  • Dial Material: porcelain enamel
  • Case Style: HC
  • Case Material: Silver - Coin
  • Case Width/Diameter: 56mm (2.20 inches)
  • Case Length, bow included: 84mm (3.31 inches)
  • Case Thickness: 18mm (0.71 inches)
  • Crystal Material: glass
  • Misc. Info: uses a #5 key
  • Year Made: 1883-1884
  • Condition: Excellent +
  • Gender: Gentlemen's
The Hampden Watch Company was founded in in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1877, as a renamed continuation of the New York Watch Company that stopped production under that name in 1876.  While the company produced a number of high quality lines, it was not until the purchase by the watch case maker John. C. Dueber, and moving of the company to Canton, Ohio in 1886, that the company was able to increase production to become one of the more prolific American watch companies of the time.  When the company closed in 1927, they had produced almost 4 million watches.

As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for Hampden serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has a comprehensive article about the company.
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
  • Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
  • All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
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.

We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us.  To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement to your shopping basket.  The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.

Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches.  If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping.  Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body.  We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, 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.

For historical information, photo examples, and suggested wearing styles for our pocket watch chains, please visit our "How To Wear" Guide.
Please note: an appropriate winding and setting key (or keys) is included in the listed price for this item.  Unless otherwise noted in the Full Description, the key is not original to the watch.

Please note: this pocket watch chain and watch combination is a matched set; however, we may offer the option of purchasing the chain or watch separately; if so, the drop-down menu above gives individual prices and allows you to select your desired choice or combination.

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We process a very large number of watches and accessories each year for sale via our web site, eBay and local avenues.  We attempt to offer descriptions and photos that are as complete and clear as possible on each item, and we always encourage you to write us with questions if something is not addressed in the description!

In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>.  <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

We also provide a List of Abbreviations that we use in our descriptions, as well as a Pocket Watch Sizing Chart that explains numerically and graphically the various sizes of pocket watches that we offer.
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