Men’s 1913 Hamilton 993 Railroad Pocket Watch

Men’s 1913 Hamilton 993 Railroad Pocket Watch

Item: W2350


Watch's origin: American


Number of jewels: 21


Manufacturer: Hamilton


Type of Watch:  Pocket


Type: Hunter


Size: 16s


Composition: Gold-Filled


Other Attributes:   Railroad
 With Box

Price: $1,495.00

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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 hefty 16 size, 21 ruby jewel "993" by Hamilton Watch Company? Housed in a handsome, engine-turned yellow gold-filled hunter case, this watch features a remarkable well-designed, fully marked "993" grade Hamilton movement. Such a watch would have been railroad grade but in a hunter case — very rare, very desirable, and only carried by those of means. The overwhelming majority of railroad watches are in open-faced cases; however, the factory did produce a few in hunter cases for those who craved the ceremony of pulling out a fine timepiece, pushing the crown and watching the lid pop open. It's the movement we see conductors make in all the famous railroad scenes.

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 "993." Please take a moment to look at the gold damasceening of the solid nickel movement. It is breath-taking!

We're pleased to offer this example in a period presentation box.