Hamilton, MK & T Special, 21J, 18S, "Frankenwatch" - JH48314

Mvt: Running, barrel bridge with damascene pattern not aligning with main plate damascene and when removed for inspection we found that the barrel bridge has a mismatched s# to its underside relative to the primary mvt s# visible on main plate, not disassembled further to inspect additional internal s#s, otherwise excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with crudely patched chip to lower-left corner of center section and to adjacent area at left perimeter of seconds-register, crudely patched small chip adjacent right side of seconds-register, some scattered hls, small flake to inner rim of outer chapter at 2, some fine scratches and small nicks elsewhere; case shows light wear, some spots of dark tarnish, scattered fine scratches, prominent ding to band at 2, ding to band at 9, scattered nicks; tight bow, crown shows ample wear; clean plastic crystal.

APW - Hamilton, "M.K. & T. Special, Bichsel Bros. Sedalia, MO" marked mvt, Grade 940, 21J, nickel OF recase, "Bichsel Bros" marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, nickel damascene, s#124773 to main plate though with mismatched s#48283 to the underside of its barrel bridge found upon partial disassembly. A rare railroad marked private label, the Bichsel Brothers of Sedalia, Missouri are known to have been railroad watch inspectors for the Missouri Pacific Railway (as is noted in the February 25th, 1901 issue of the "Sedalia Democrat" newspaper) and given the markings of this watch we very strongly suspect were also inspectors for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad which also passed through Sedalia. Unfortunately though it is important to note this movement is a "Frankenwatch" being comprised of parts from at least two different movements, as the serial number to the underside of its barrel bridge does not match to the primary movement serial number.

Item: 48314

Price: $230
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Hamilton, MK & T Special, 21J, 18S, Frankenwatch - JH48314
Hamilton, MK & T Special, 21J, 18S, "Frankenwatch" - JH48314
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