16 size 17 jewel open face pendant-set Grade 968 pocketwatch movement/dial/hands. Uncommon grade with a total production of 1037 made, and a very nicely finished movement with gold jewel settings, gold balance screws, and very attractive fancy nickel damaskeen.Watch is fronted by its correct double-sunk enamel dial with script Hamilton Watch Co. Serial number is 320342, and movement has Hamilton's earlier style setting mechanism that requires a case with a detent type stem.
Running weakly on a full wind but balance motion is quite sluggish and I think movement likely hasn't seen a cleaning and oiling in many years. Beautiful movement with excellent color and luster and some mild surface marks. Dial faces up very well but has a light group of outer chapter hairlines between 3 and 4 O'clock, a very faint single outer chapter hairline at 12 O'clock, a tiny patched edge nick outside 46 minutes, and some colorless glaze scratches within the seconds-bit. Please check out my other items this week for more great watches and watch related items for sale.
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I've been an NAWCC member since 1991 and recommend it to every collector of watches or clocks. The item "HAMILTON 968 SCARCE GRADE 17 JEWEL 16 SIZE POCKET WATCH MVT" is in sale since Monday, August 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "fhwatch" and is located in Lisle, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.