My first love, when it comes to Hamilton watches, was pocket watches. Like most collectors, my first introduction to vintage watches was by inheriting some pieces from my grandfather. Some were my great grandfather's, in fact. All of them were pocket watches and the best of which was a Hamilton 992B railroad watch. My grandfather worked for a railroad for a while, as well as a prison guard and a shopkeeper. Watches make great heirlooms and I think of my grandfather's life every time I wind his watch.
I recently was contacted by someone who's prized Hamilton pocket watch was damaged when one of his kids played with it a little too roughly. It's over 110 years old and is a lever set 974 pocket watch from 1911.