What an amazingly beautiful watch!

This is a Hampden "John Hancock:" railroad grade pocket watch. It is 18 size, is stem wound and lever set and has 21 jewels. The watch is in a heavy gold filled hunter case with gorgeous engravings on both the front and back.

The nicest thing about it, however, is the stunning fancy glass enamel dial. Usually, dials like this are found on relatively low grade watches, so it's especially rare to find one on a high grade railroad watch! The serial number on this watch is 1027379, which dates it to about 1898. Although later railroad standards forbade hunter case watches, at this early date they could still be railroad approved.

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