18 Size 23 Jewel Hamilton Grade 946 Railroad Pocket Watch

Heraldic Lion with Shield Case Hamilton Grade 946 Railroad Pocket Watch

183-13
$1,325.00
Heraldic Lion with Shield Case Hamilton Grade 946 Railroad Pocket Watch
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Heraldic Lion with Shield Case Hamilton Grade 946 Railroad Pocket Watch

183-13
$1,325.00

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18 Size 23 Jewel Hamilton Grade 946 Railroad Pocket Watch with Family Crest Design Case
U.S.; Hamilton; Railroad; Man’s; Serial# 1,409,185; CA1919
Complications: Railroad
CASE: The yellow gold-filled, 18-size, open face case features a crest decoration.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Arabic numerals, outside minute track and has spade hands.
MOVT: This 23-jewel, lever-set movement with lever escapement is nickel with a full plate layout and is signed.
C 3 (The case is in very good condition)
D 3-50 (The dial is in very good condition, hairline(s) barely visible)
M 3 (The movement is in very good condition)
R 7.5 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare)
Experts Opinion: The crest is freehand and done with extreme detail. The swing-out style case protects the white porcelain Montgomery style dial.

Stem-wind, Lever-Set Movements
Mandatory for all railroad watches after roughly 1908, this kind of pocket watch was set by opening the crystal and bezel and pulling out the setting-lever (most hunter cases have levers accessible without removing the crystal or bezel), which was generally found at either the 10 or 2 o'clock positions on open-faced watches, and at 5:00 on hunting cased watches. Once the lever was pulled out, the crown could be turned to set the time. The lever was then pushed back in and the crystal and bezel were closed over the dial again. This method of time setting on pocket watches was preferred by American and Canadian railroads, as lever setting watches make accidental time changes impossible. After 1908, lever setting was generally required for new watches entering service on American railroads.

Montgomery Dial
About 1904 the Montgomery dials began to appear on some RR watches. The distinguishing feature of the Montgomery dial is that each minute is numbered around the hour chapter. The five-minute divisions are in red, and the true Montgomery dial has the number "6" inside the minute register. These dials are favored by the railroad men.