23 Jewel Cal. 950B, 16 size Lever Set Rail Road Watch so If you want a really nice one for your collection than here it is. Perfect dial with bold numbers and bold black hands. Case is original Hamilton 10k gold filled and near mint. No dings, dents and no brassing. Movement has been serviced and keeps great time. Very clean with no stains. It is marked Hamilton Watch Co. U.S.A., Adj. Temph/6 Pos., 950B 23 Jewels, S17640. This was made in 1944. You would be proud to show this one to friends.
Those of you who follow Ken Cooper's additions to our listings should note that in the beginning his accounts sound almost believable, but near the end you can tell his medications or the wine are taking effects. Please God don't let Readers Digest steal him away from us.
On his 18th birthday and graduation from the top school in his state Myles Goosetail received this very fine Hamilton pocket watch from his grandfather and received kindly but polite instructions in the use & care of a really fine example of workmanship. Myles father, Myric Goosetail IV, yelled at Myles if he didn't follow grandfather's instructions he would be ruled out of the family will and estate (the Goosetail family practically owned half the state). While in college Myles wore a very fine gold mechanical wristwatch (that Girard plans at a later date to offer for sale) but on the weekends he used only the Hamilton pocket watch and like clockwork (pun intended) he saw to it that his Hamilton pocket watch was properly serviced every 2 years (per grandfather's firm instructions). Upon entering the job market Myles once again proudly carried his pocket watch on weekends and on rare occasions to entertain clients (Myles was in sales for a large company) and he noticed the Hamilton never failed to receive compliments and striking glances from the ladies even though Myles was all business on any aspect of his sales work. The beautiful Hamilton pocket watch was always serviced every 2 years (per his grandfather's instructions even though he had passed several years before) and Myles felt this really fine pocket watch was one of the reasons he rose to the very top in his company. Myles had many admirable traits, as all the members of the Goosetail family did, but in some things he was stubborn and would not adapt to change. He loved his pocket watch and his manual wind wristwatch that he still wore from college days. Once a client, as a gesture of thanks, gave Myles a new atomic set watch, that he accepted, but never wore but gave it to his brother's son. Simple cell phones were okay with him, he needed one for the job, but after retirement he could not deal with the new "smart phones". Trying to use & learn one given to him by his younger brother Myles had a "fit" and threw the phone to the floor and started to do an elephant dance on it. Suddenly the room was filled with the smell of old pork & beans and several long and loud releases of methane gas from Myles as he plunged to the floor stone dead as his corpse still released loud, stinky gas. A quick burial and his estate was evenly divided between those Myles had listed in his will. His younger brother, Yardley (a knave despised by all), received only the lovely Hamilton pocket watch and he quickly sold this graceful Hamilton to Girard at a large watch show. Girard, pausing between spoonfuls of rich, fat laden ice cream, was amazed at the great shape this beauty was in and now offers it to the buying public at a price that is almost unbelievable. It does not matter if you're "cool, calm, and collected" or a real hot head that can lose your temper at the most little thing, this is the timepiece for you as a collection item and also for your personal timekeeping needs. Girard has it and you need it. Ask about Girard's very unique layaway plan. Please stay away from mentioning ice cream or you'll never get "Mr. Large Pants" off the phone as he will talk for hours on the subject of ice cream. He has a large and very bright bumper sticker on his car which states most proudly, "Ice Cream - In peace & war it has never failed us!". It has been rumored that Girard plans to purchase a large, defunct ice cream plant so that he can consume all the rich, fat-laden ice cream he wants. When Girard is on the dance floor the band at once plays "Baby Elephant Walk" as he dances & eats ice cream sandwiches at the same time. Ken C