Watch's origin: American
Number of jewels: 15
Manufacturer: Dueber Hampden
Type of Watch: Wrist
Lug Width: 16mm
Dimension: 38mm by 25mm
Dueber Hampden Watch Company is easily the most underrated American watch house. Among their many accomplishments was the design and manufacture of the first 23 ruby-jeweled railroad pocket watch in 1891. Noted for their hefty craftsmanship, their watches became favored during WWI and the "railroad" years.
There are wristwatches, and there are works of art. This period Dueber-Hampden wristwatch is both: a fine example of the Deco influence in the early styling of wristwatches. Its double-hinged white gold-filled case is breathtaking in its wrist stance. Everything about this work of period wrist art is delightful, from its stunning dial to its "stained glass" hands to its over-sized 38mm by 25mm case. Please take a moment to look at its images, taking particular note of the intricate chase-work around the bezel. You'll never see another quite like it.
Its beating heart is a cleaned, oiled and calibrated 15 jewel manual-wind movement with compensated balance and gold jewel settings.
Fitted with a period N.O.S. black strap and offered in a custom-fitted period presentation box, this work of wrist art is ready to be cherished by a lucky recipient.