The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
Antique Hampden Lafayette pocket watch, 1881
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The watch has a 15 jewel stem-winding nickel movement which is working nicely. The movement is fully signed Hampden, Springfield, Massachusetts and the serial number, 194312, dates it back to 1881. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover... there are a few short scratches where the back has been opened in the past. The watch is larger than normal at 59mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is coin silver which is an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper, as used for US coinage. It was made by Fahys, a New York based case maker. Joseph Fahys & Co was a high quality watch case maker with headquarters in New York. The company was founded in 1857 by Joseph Fahys, a French emigrant The case is in lovely condition, just one minor “ding” towards the edge of the hinged case back. The watch glass is lovely and thick. It has little marks across it but because it gives the watch such character, we have decided to leave it. The signed dial is in good condition, just a small chip to the very edge by number 9 but it is mostly hidden by the bezel when the front is closed. Lever set blued steel hands (one replacement), a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. The watch comes in a new presentation box. ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK AND WORLDWIDE POSTAGE. All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Antique Hampden Lafayette pocket watch, 1881 (LA311976) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1881
PRICE INCLUDES UK AND WORLDWIDE POSTAGE
This Antique Hampden Lafayette pocket watch, 1881 is located in PERSHORE, UK