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I know very little about antique pocket watches. I would like some help with regard to the proper description of this cased Hampden watch, size 18. Thank you very much
 

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That is what's known as a pair case. They're not seen all that often on American watches, but are out there(as you've observed).

At least one collector I know calls this specific design a "coffin case", probably for obvious reasons. If you look at English pair cases, the design of this is somewhat different(most English pair cases attach the crystal to the inner case) so I think that's why he differentiates these with a different term.
 
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