P4294-CNR

POCKET WATCH

 

 

 

HAMPDEN

DUEBER

(low production)

 

 

 

Hand Engraved USS Maine Battleship

 

 

 

 

USS Maine, a 6682-ton second-class battleship, was built at the New York Navy Yard and commissioned in September 1895.  In January 1898, Maine was sent to Havana, Cuba, to protect U.S. interests. Three weeks later, on 15 February, the battleship was sunk by a massive explosion that killed the great majority of her crew.

While the cause of this tragedy has never been definitively resolved, it was a precipitating cause of the Spanish-American War. In 1911-12, her hull was raised from the bottom of Havana Harbor, towed several miles offshore and sunk with military honors. This event inspired the battle call and quote "Remember the Maine" that has been hand engraved at the bottom of this watch case.

 

 

 

 

The case is a Fahys #1 case manufactured by the Fahy's Watch Case Company and is Hallmarked "Ore Silver" which is trouble free solid nickel. It is a full American 18 size & measures 56.05mm (not counting the sleeve, stem, crown or bow) The Battleship Maine & "Remember The Maine" is hand engraved on the case back

 

 

 

This timepiece is powered by its all original, Dueber Factory signed, 18 Size, Model III, Full Nickel Plate, 15 Jewel, Teske's Patent Micrometer Regulator, Stem wind & LEVER Set movement at the 2:00 position. (This Lever must be pulled out to set or change the time, see next to bottom picture)

 

 

 

All Original Hampden factory signed single sunk Porcelain dial with black enameled 1-12 Roman numerals, Hampden logo, sub-second dial trim and minute track.

 

 

 

This very collectible timepiece also has its original thick beveled glass crystal.

 

 

 

This super timepiece comes complete with a matching New Old Stock (never used) solid nickel watch chain

 

 

CIRCA: 1896

 

 

Condition:88-92%

Excellent Overall Condition

 

 

PRICE: US
$288. + S/H

 

 

Item # P4294-CNR

 

 

 

 

 

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