Hamilton 18s 17 Jewel Pocket watch. The movement serial number is 694717 - model 1, grade 924, manufactured in 1910.The movement is still running and keeping good time 109 years later! The watch case is a Gold Filled case with a display back, glass back, or "Salesman Sample" style case. This means instead of a solid back case, there is a glass crystal so you can view the motion of the balance wheel and appreciate the beauty and function of the movement.
The front and rear crystals are both glass. The case looks to have been well used in its lifetime - there are fine scratches to the finish, and the case has worn down to the brass on the high points of the engravings on both the front and back bezels.
There are also wear marks on the high points of the pendant from winding the watch. The case looks nice if kept polished.The bow has worn through the gold plating and is pretty much just brass at this point. The watch has a nice gold filled crown.
The front case crystal is used glass with a few scratches The rear glass is a NOS glass crystal. The mechanical movement is 17 jewels , with good motion, complete with regulator often missing or broken on this model Hamilton. The balance wheel has very nice motion, and the movement is in good running order.A Hamilton 924 like this will keep good time and look good doing it! (18s Hamiltons are one of my favorites :) The balance movement with the display case is mesmerizing! The porcelain-enamel dial , The dial has black numerals with red 5-minute markers. This dial is almost perfect, there is a small hairline at 5:00 and a couple of small cracks at 4:00.
No chips or repaired areas. The steel, medium spade-style steel hands are blue, the second hand is blued. Overall, this is a very attractive watch and fun to share with others to show off the running movement! This watch is a lever set movement. To set the time, unscrew the front bezel, use your fingernail to gently pull out the setting lever (at 2:00) and then use the crown to set the time.
Push the setting lever back in, replace the front bezel, and then use the crown to wind the watch. Check the picture showing the lever pulled out. The watch has been freshly serviced, is running and keeps time to within a few minutes each day. These old pocket watches make fun gifts for friends and family. But now its time to sell off watches, tools and surplus material.
If that happens, please let me know and we will get it fixed. Serviced - The watch is checked for any basic issues to be rectified (balance staff replaced, jewels replaced, mainspring replaced if needed, crystal replaced, crown/stem/bow checked, etc) prior to cleaning. After any obvious problems are solved, the watch gets a complete disassembly, pivot holes pegged, and then a cleaning/double rinse with an old fashioned watchmaker's cleaning machine. The movement is then reassembled and oiled using Elgin factory oil.
The mainspring and wind/set mechanism gets a heavier oil/grease. The escape wheel gets a tiny dab of oil for the pallet forks. The watch is checked for magnetism and demagnetized as needed.
A longer bench run lets me time/rate the watch, and check for any issues (like a weak or soon-to-break mainspring) Servicing a watch will put a watch back into condition for daily use without requiring a full restoration. The item "1910 Hamilton 18s, Salesman Glass Display Back Case.
Recently Serviced, Running" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "bunnmeister" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.