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New guy with old pocket watch

#1 Post by TwanohTom » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:41 pm

Hello, thank you for having me on this forum.
I joined to learn more about an old pocket watch I acquired. I am not knowledgeable about timepieces but have learned a little about this watch from internet searches and now interested in learning it's value. It is an octagon shaped, very ornate floral design that has "Hampden" engraved on the face. On the inside of the back case cover it has "Illinois" engraved in script and "watch case co." below it. Below that it says: "ELGIN", below that it says: "TIVOLI" in italics, below that it says: "GOLD FILLED", below that in an oval circle it says: "14K", and below that the number: "3471333". Inside, looking at the back side of the movement there are a number of engravings including: "CANTON. O.", "OHIOAN DOUBLE ROLLER", "21 JEWELS, "ADJUSTED THREE POSITIONS", "SAFETY PINION", "F", and 3557695. The back side has initials engraved "A R". The watch seems to work fine and keeps good time. Hopefully I haven't gone into too much detail but I am hoping someone out there can tell me what I have..thank you.
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Re: New guy with old pocket watch

#2 Post by HandyDan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:48 am

It's a 12 size dress pocket watch from around 1916. It was made by Hampden and is a quality 21 jewel grade. Being a 12 size, it's not as popular as the 16 size railroad watches and that impacts value. However it is a quality time piece. Value is in the eye of the beholder but similar watches on ebay tend to sell for ~$150, give or take, when they are in good condition.

https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/ ... en/3557695
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Re: New guy with old pocket watch

#3 Post by TwanohTom » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:56 am

Thank you for the reply & info. I'll be putting this on an eBay auction so that gives me a good starting point for a reserve. Appreciate your response.

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