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I guess two of them are 699 :)


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Restoring process.

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now that is quite something. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Nice thread!


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One inherited from my granddad ...

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One inherited from my granddad ...

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That's a cute little 12 size Burlington. They were made by Illinois Watch Company under contract for Burlington and were mostly sold mail order. Here's a link to a neat little article about them.
http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/histor ... ngton.html
By the way yours is missing the regulator spring (or swan neck as people keep insisting on calling it). I know where to get one... :mrgreen:


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A Hampden, W. McKinley, he was a governor of Ohio back then. They named their watches after presidents, chairmen, governors and factory owners and so on.

I would avoid letting this run very much, all old watches will benefit from cleaning and oiling to avoid damage to pinions and jewels.


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A Hampden, W. McKinley, he was a governor of Ohio back then. They named their watches after presidents, chairmen, governors and factory owners and so on.

I would avoid letting this run very much, all old watches will benefit from cleaning and oiling to avoid damage to pinions and jewels.


I confirm ... I see that you are an excellent judge. :thumbup:


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Edward Prior for Ottoman market and I have one more ;)

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Edward Prior for Ottoman market and I have one more ;)

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That is one weird outer case! I like the tortoise shell inner case, if it wasn´t for the turtle swimming naked or even worse, dead.


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Update...always thinking of naked turtles.


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Some modest mollies

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some working, others will be checked and repaired most likely (not by me)
and will be used for some project i hope

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I am not quite sure, but this may be the first and last time you see one of these.
It is a Hamilton 18 size grade 923 made for Imperial Canada between 1900-1905 and from a thousand ordered and made there are less than five known left.
It came to me as a wreck and it took me a few years to complete with original parts, I should mention that it is my own.

The name Waltham inside the case is not the watch company Waltham, but the case maker.

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I am not quite sure, but this may be the first and last time you see one of these.
It is a Hamilton 18 size grade 923 made for Imperial Canada between 1900-1905 and from a thousand ordered and made there are less than five known left.
It came to me as a wreck and it took me a few years to complete with original parts, I should mention that it is my own.

The name Waltham inside the case is not the watch company Waltham, but the case maker.

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Very nice M! The grade 923 is scarce, and the ones marked Imperial Canada are scarcer. I've never seen one in person and I've been messing with American pocket watches for the better part of 4 decades. Now you need to find a nice hunting case for it!


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I am not quite sure, but this may be the first and last time you see one of these.
It is a Hamilton 18 size grade 923 made for Imperial Canada between 1900-1905 and from a thousand ordered and made there are less than five known left.
It came to me as a wreck and it took me a few years to complete with original parts, I should mention that it is my own.

The name Waltham inside the case is not the watch company Waltham, but the case maker.

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Very nice M! The grade 923 is scarce, and the ones marked Imperial Canada are scarcer. I've never seen one in person and I've been messing with American pocket watches for the better part of 4 decades. Now you need to find a nice hunting case for it!


Nooohooo, no way, it came in this case and it will stay in this case. I think that I read somewhere that these RR watches had to be in an open face case.


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Yoda wrote:
I am not quite sure, but this may be the first and last time you see one of these.
It is a Hamilton 18 size grade 923 made for Imperial Canada between 1900-1905 and from a thousand ordered and made there are less than five known left.
It came to me as a wreck and it took me a few years to complete with original parts, I should mention that it is my own.

The name Waltham inside the case is not the watch company Waltham, but the case maker.

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Very nice M! The grade 923 is scarce, and the ones marked Imperial Canada are scarcer. I've never seen one in person and I've been messing with American pocket watches for the better part of 4 decades. Now you need to find a nice hunting case for it!


Nooohooo, no way, it came in this case and it will stay in this case. I think that I read somewhere that these RR watches had to be in an open face case.


That's not the original case for that watch. If you look at the picture you can see an extra case screw mark on the case by the balance cock which tells me that another brand of movement has been in it at one time. Railroad grade watches did have to be in open face cases, but they also had to wind at 12, have an Arabic numeral dial, and so on. The Hamilton you have would have never been a railroad approved watch on American lines even in the early days when 15 jewel watches were still permitted but I don't know what Canada's rules were. And after saying all of that, if you ever want to get rid of it keep me in mind!


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unreformed66 wrote:
Yoda wrote:
I am not quite sure, but this may be the first and last time you see one of these.
It is a Hamilton 18 size grade 923 made for Imperial Canada between 1900-1905 and from a thousand ordered and made there are less than five known left.
It came to me as a wreck and it took me a few years to complete with original parts, I should mention that it is my own.

The name Waltham inside the case is not the watch company Waltham, but the case maker.

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Very nice M! The grade 923 is scarce, and the ones marked Imperial Canada are scarcer. I've never seen one in person and I've been messing with American pocket watches for the better part of 4 decades. Now you need to find a nice hunting case for it!


Nooohooo, no way, it came in this case and it will stay in this case. I think that I read somewhere that these RR watches had to be in an open face case.


That's not the original case for that watch. If you look at the picture you can see an extra case screw mark on the case by the balance cock which tells me that another brand of movement has been in it at one time. Railroad grade watches did have to be in open face cases, but they also had to wind at 12, have an Arabic numeral dial, and so on. The Hamilton you have would have never been a railroad approved watch on American lines even in the early days when 15 jewel watches were still permitted but I don't know what Canada's rules were. And after saying all of that, if you ever want to get rid of it keep me in mind!


I know that it isn´t the original case for obvious reasons, but I let it be as I don´t know why and when it happened. What I do know is that this is one of those from a special order placed by Imperial Canada with Hamilton, those were specified with this dial and hands.


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