PW12126

Hampden 18s 21J John C Dueber
Rare Grade
$400



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Hampden Watch Co. 18 size 21 jewel open face lever-set John C. Dueber pocketwatch.  This 21 jewel 18 size version of this grade is quite rare, with a possible total production as low as 200 made as all examples I have seen or heard of have been in the 2527301-400 serial range or the 2527501-600 serial range.  These movements are also quite attractive with unusual and distinctive high grade features of raised gold jewel settings and a polished gold disk around the balance jewel.  Watch is fronted by its correct double-sunk enamel dial and is housed in a nickel glassback display case signed "Dueber Hampden" on both bezels.  Movement serial number is 2527544.

Running but regulator is shifted to the side and I think likely movement hasn't seen a servicing in some time.  Beautiful movement with excellent color and luster.  Dial is beautiful with just a very small glaze scratch to the right of the 10 O'clock numeral.  Case is in strong condition and has not been cleaned up or polished in any way.  Crystals are plastic.

$400 plus shipment.