Men’s 1913 Hamilton 18 Size 946 Pocket Watch

Men’s 1913 Hamilton 18 Size 946 Pocket Watch

Item: W2445

Watch's origin: American

Number of jewels: 23

Case: Century

Manufacturer: Hamilton

Type of Watch:  Pocket

Type: Open-Face

Size: 18s

Dimension: 18 size

Composition: Nickel

Other Attributes:   Railroad
 With Box

Price: $2,750.00

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Ah, the pride of the American Watch movement — the Hamilton Pocket Watch! Adored by railroaders and collectors the world over; treasured by those who know fine timepieces and hoarded by collectors; without question, Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pa. has emerged as one of the finest watch houses ever to build a timepiece. Around the world, the Hamilton watch is lauded for its innovative design, both functionally and artistically. Beginning their claim to fame as designers of railroad pocket watches with degrees of error measured within fractions of seconds a day, Hamilton went on to become major forces in the wristwatch line, hiring the brightest designers and engineers to oversee development of hundreds of original styles. Today Hamiltons retain their spot as most favored timepieces among fashion artists and collectors.

What finer pocket watch to carry and flash about than this stunning 18 size, 23 ruby jewel "946" by Hamilton Watch Company? Housed in a magnificent period swing-out railroad case featuring a paddle-wheeler riverboat inlaid in copper and hand-carved; this watch features one of the finest pocket watch movements ever produced in this — or any — country.

As written in Hamilton factory literature of the day: "The No. 946, because of its highest grade construction, commends itself to the railroad man seeking perfection in timing. No. 946 — 18-size, open face, nickel, 23 extra fine ruby jewels in solid gold settings, patent motor barrel, meantime screws, double roller escapement, steel escape wheel, sapphire pallets, patent micrometric regulator, Breguet hairspring, compensation balance, double-sunk "Montgomery" dial, beautifully finished nickel plates, gilt lettering, steel parts chamfered, adjusted to temperature isochronism and five positions."

Such an exquisite timepiece is very rare; very desirable, and only carried by those of means.

No matter where you are — the Far East, Europe or the U.S. — if you must have a desirable railroad timepiece to create envy in your friends, you've found a remarkable watch in this 23 ruby jewel "946" railroad-grade pocket watch. Please take a moment to look at the images of the movement. The workmanship is breath-taking!

We are pleased to offer this historic work of mechanical genius in a custom-fitted heart-pine case. Enjoy!