Hampden 18s 15J, circa 1881
Model 2, "Woolworth", Open
Lever Set, Stem Wind
"Silverode" Screw Back
and Bezel Case
Dial: This original
single sunk roman numeral "pinned" dial is signed HAMPDEN
WATCH CO. It has a couple of hair line cracks, as seen in the
photos. The blue light spade hands are in good condition as well.
Movement: This gilt
finished movement is marked with "Woolworth, SPRINGFIELD,
MASS". The gilt finish still looks good, although it is
more dull than when new from 120+ years of service. It features
15 jewels in screw down jewel settings and fire blued plate screws.
The latest research indicates that it is and "adjusted"
movement. This was one of the highest grades in production in the
early 1880's, and one of the earliest lever set/stem wind watches
(most watches were key wound in the early 1880s). This well running
high grade watch has been professionally serviced, and is keeping
Case: The nickel
alloy screw back and bezel case is marked PHILADELPHIA WATCH CASE
CO SILVERODE inside back lid. There is some wear from normal use.
The threads on the bezel and back cover are a bit worn bit still
thread on and off. The crown has some wear but still winds and sets
the watch properly. The round bow is nice and snug.
Crystal: It has
been recently fitted with a new old stock clear glass crystal that
is in new condition!
About 2 1/4 inches wide (approx 54 mm)
About 3 inches tall (about 78 mm)
About 3/4 inch thick (about 17 mm)
Item Number: hampd_0119098
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