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affordable Sandoz hand wind {$99} Item #6202 SOLD

Seiko Automatic Diver

{$99} Item #6604

SOLD

Awesome Ladies Seiko Automatic

Was {$59} Now {$45} Item #6502

AS FOUND

SOLD

 

Seiko Automatic Diver With Screw Down Crown

{$109} Item #6559

SOLD

Seiko Automatic Diver's Watch

{$109} Item #6553

SOLD

Seiko Bell-Matic

{$149} Item #6557

SOLD

Awesome SS Seiko Bell-Matic

{$189} Item #6528

SOLD

 

Vintage Seiko Bellmatic

{$129} Item #6454

AS FOUND

SOLD

 

Large Seiko Chronograph

{$195} Item #6433

SOLD

Beautiful SEIKO ALARM

{$229} Item #6390

SOLD

Seiko sgd449p1 military, like new in box {$89} Item #6091 SOLD
Affordable Blue Dial Seiko Automatic {$89} Item #6200 SOLD

Pre-Owned  Seiko 5 Automatic

{$89} Item #5247 SOLD

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Extra Sharp LARGE Vintage 21j Seiko Five Automatic  

{$149} Item #6207

SOLD

Seiko 6309-7040 vintage diver

{$199} Item #6093 {$149}

SOLD

Title: Nice SS Seiko 6117-6010 Navigator

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice original dial and inner rotating bezel. All original with lots of nicks and scratches which Wayne has buffed lightly along with the crystal. He has also checked the movement for accuracy and problems, if any. Click here for a better description of what this does. It is keeping excellent time and has been regulated by our watchmaker. Also comes with a Seiko bracelet which appears original and you may choose a leather strap from our Accessories page if you like. Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$231} Item #5920 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Seiko Bellmatic Alarm, Ca. 1970

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Large gold plated watch in great shape. Certainly not used much in 40 years. Mint plus dial just radiates. It is vertically silvered with perfect lum dots at each raised, gold plated indice. They have black on top as do the hands along with the lum. One tiny nick on the lug at 5. Perfect, thin, slightly domed high grade crystal could be a replacement as it is like new. Some faint nicks and scuffs on the bezel which has a polished finish, not brushed like the lug tops. Automatic alarm watches are very hard to make and are very expensive if Swiss. Their movements are very affordable still considering how well they work and their longevity. Good quality, just not highly finished like Swiss movements. Quick set day and date. Inner rotating bezel sets with crown increment for alarm. Small lum dots on dial and some in the hands. You really have to see this dial to appreciate it. On another topic, sometimes new customers ask about repairs for vintage watches we sell and availability of parts. Like this watch, we have quite a few examples in our parts bins of this exact model but with worn out cases or ugly dials or both. I've included a photo of two models which were right on hand. So, it is easy to repair most stuff and get parts. The parts houses actually have a lot on common movements too. On a brand new Hadley Roma 2010 Alligator strap. Take $45 off the price without it. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$319/$274} Item #5978 SOLD

Title: Vintage Stainless Steel Seiko Navigator GMT Automatic

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet vintage sport watch with Seiko's highly efficient automatic movement. No winding is necessary and to emphasize that fact Seiko did not include auxiliary winding or crown winding like most watches. Just pick one of these up and they start running from the movement of the rotor. This has a rotating inner bezel for timing or a 2nd time zone application. The GMT hand in red is a 24hr hand and makes one revolution per day, not two like the hour hand. Quick set date too which is nice on vintage watches as most don't have it. Original dial and hands. The red is on the red and blue inner bezel is a bit faded. A brand new Hadley Roma 892 self lined leather strap is included but you may choose another style from our Accessories page if you like. Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$269} Item #5883 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Seiko Navigator Timer Automatic

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet vintage sport watch with Seiko's highly efficient automatic movement. No winding is necessary and to emphasize that fact Seiko did not include auxiliary winding or crown winding like most watches. Just pick one of these up and they start running from the movement of the rotor. This has a rotating inner bezel for timing or a 2nd time zone application. The GMT hand in red is a 24hr hand and makes one revolution per day, not two like the hour hand. Quick set date too which is nice on vintage watches as most don't have it. Buffed by another dealer and looking pretty nice with small nicks and whatnot evident by loupe. Perfect original dial and hands. Notice the center second hand is yellow. Also, the red is nice and bright. I notice that sometimes the color on that red and blue bezel can fade. A new rubber strap with a steel deployant buckle is included and it is highly adjustable, fitting any size of wrist but you may choose another style from our Accessories page if you like. Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$269} Item #5882 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Seiko World Timer 6117-6400 Auto GMT

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet watch in heavy screw back steel. The crown like most Seiko autos does not wind the watch but quick sets the date and moves the inner world time cities bezel. Seiko watches are very efficient and barely require any movement of the wrist at all to start running. Beautiful original dial. New correct crystal is mint. Red GMT hand is short and may have been clipped or broken. It makes one revolution per day, not two like the hour hand does. Comes with a new dark red and padded sport strap which compliments the colored dial nicely. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$245} Item #4960 SOLD

Title: Vintage Seiko 6309 Diver, Circa 1981

Description: GOOD condition. Nice self winding watch in heavy steel waterproof case, screw down crown and rotating bezel for timing taters on the stove or dives into the deep blue yonder. I use them for the former rather than the latter. The dial is original and about 95% or better. The hands have just a little age showing in the luminescent material. Nice bezel. Case unbuffed. Keeps excellent time as I've been watching it. Some light clouding under the original crystal. A modern Seiko rubber dive strap is attached. Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$270} Item #5526 SOLD

Title: Cool Affordable Mechanical Seiko Diver

Description: EXCELLENT condition.  Reference 7002-7000 with a large heavy steel case, screw down crown for 150 meter water resist (when new) and nice blue and red divers bezel. On a Seiko rubber strap with a Seiko signed buckle. Runs great but as you know these watches have no auxiliary wind. After market bezel insert I'm told by some of my Seiko experts/customers. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$115} Item #4885 SOLD

 
Title: Nice Refurbished Large Vintage Seiko Dive Watch Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This reference 6309-7040 has been to Jack at IWW for a dial re-lum, service and light case buff. The hands also have new luminescent material in them. Dating to 1977 this is an automatic with 17 jewels and no auxiliary wind. This means that the screw down crown will not wind the watch but this is not necessary as any slight movement of the wrist will start the watch. It runs great, has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and re-lumed. The glass crystal is beveled and scratch free. It even has the original thick Seiko spring bars. We'll provide a nice strap when you call. A wonderful vintage timepiece easy to read at night. Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$375} Item #5179 SOLD

Title: Large Heavy SS Seiko High Beat Chronometer

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Very nice watch with a super cool funky large design. Have not had it opened by our watchmaker yet but it keeps excellent time. Rare chronometer grade high beat movement is correct and in superb condition (previous owner a watchmaker) keeping excellent time. Reference number 5626-5020. Glass faceted crystal. Rare and desirable vintage Seiko Chronometer grade automatic. A brand new Hadley Roma shark skin strap ($50) is attached. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$375} Item #5152 SOLD

Title: Seiko Sealion Day Date 26j "Week Dater" Automatic w/Box

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Cool watch found at a local flea market. Not yet cleaned externally or otherwise. Runs and keeps time but priced for an un-serviced vintage watch. 26 jewels. Dia-shock weekdater. Original box is marked sealion also and has a little cloth. Gray dial is fantastic. Some age on day part of day/date calendar. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 35 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$99} Item #4697 SOLD

Title: Rare 27j Seiko Automatic Alarm

Description: VERYGOOD condition.  Automatic alarm watches are rare and always expensive. It is a lot of "works" to jam into one movement. This model is a rare Japan only 27j version with a rotating inner bezel for the light pleasant alarm ring which is purely mechanical. In other words inside the case is a small hammer and long metal gong. No auxiliary wind as it is not needed with the highly efficient auto movement. Winding the crown as usual does add power to the alarm barrel though. To set the alarm pull the crown out to the second increment and turn counter clockwise. Push the crown back in and wind fully (for the alarm power) then pull out the button at two. When the alarm sounds you can push that button in to silence it. The day of the month does not quick set but the day of the week will change fast in the old style which is to turn the crown past midnight then back to nine and then repeat. Runs fine and has its original bracelet. Would carry a strap well also. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$325} Item #4924 SOLD

Title: Automatic Seiko Diver w/Original Bracelet

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Japan made 7000-700J automatic diver with screw down crown and original steel bracelet which is large enough for an 8 inch wrist. Runs fine and is in very nice condition. The refinished dial is nice and some of my Seiko buddies have informed me that the bezel insert is aftermarket. May not be all original but it is still a good price for a well made automatic diver. Measures 48 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$135} Item #4884 SOLD

Title: Big Seiko 6138 Bullhead Chronograph 

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Very large and heavy with a superb black and blue dial. Some scuffs on the case and some nicks on the edge of the bezel. This style of Seiko will hand wind from the crown but it is rarely needed as the automatic movements are very efficient. Quick set day and date. The Seiko bracelet appears to be from a later time to me and is only large enough to fit a 7 and 1/4 inch wrist. Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 17 mm thick. {$275} Item #4600 SOLD

Title: New Old Stock 1972 Seiko 7016-5000

Description: PRISTINE MINT condition. Basically untouched except for a handful of hard to find and very faint handling scuffs. Sold to the original owner at the PX in Hong Kong for about $60 US. That receipt, not shown is included. This is a small watch for all its functions and a very attractive design to say the least. By far the best arrangement for a chronograph is to utilize two or more functions per dial, if a clean uncluttered look is desired. This is achieved with the only sub dial at six. The white portion and black hand count hours up to twelve. Outside of that is another rectangular chapter in orange for 30/60 minutes. It is a 30 minute recorder. The large center second hand is the 60 second recorder. No usual seconds as is common. English day/date is quick set by pushing in on the crown. Also shows Roman numerals for each day of the week, I for Monday and VI for Saturday for instance. Dark green color almost looks black in person but changes in light. Automatic movement ticks with little motion. Best mid-sized to small chronograph design by Seiko by far and in the best possible condition. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$575} Item #4689 SOLD

Title: Refurbished Vintage Seiko 6105-8110 Diver Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Reconditioned at IWW by one of our dive watch collectors this model is very popular and very attractive. Made in February 1971 according to the serial number. Extra nice looking with a complete buff and refinish on the case and the dial has be refreshed also including new white luminescent material in the three hands. Classic 70's cushion style case with turn and lock crown (working properly) and hack, water resist movement. Nato style strap attached. Also fully serviced by Jack at IWW. Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$445} Item #4702 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice SS Seiko Bellmatic Alarm

Description: NEARMINT condition. We really don't use near mint often. This watch however is easily in that condition or better. I really can't even find a single scuff. Superb watches as any other vintage automatic alarm would be very expensive. Anything Swiss is well over $1000. Inner rotating alarm setting bezel. Pleasant mechanical chirping sound. Gorgeous original blue dial and original signed bracelet. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$325} Item #4693 SOLD

Title: 1970 Collectable Seiko 6105-8000 150 Meter Diver Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. A nice piece with the Seiko reference number of 6105-8000. It was manufactured in February of 1970 according to the serial number. Reconditioned at IWW and looking super sharp. Comes on a nice new Nato strap. The low profile beveled crystal is excellent and appears to be glass. The "150 meter water proof" dial is excellent and has been refreshed with new lum. The Seiko signed crown does not screw down. It is running well and keeping good time. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$425} Item #4703 SOLD

Title: Modified Seiko Diver Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. Modified at IWW with a new Yao dial. Completely sterile (unmarked) and non trace-able so you can do your dirty work in anonymity. Formerly shiny polished finish is now parkerized or bead blasted for low reflection. Automatic movement only winds with movement of wrist (no aux winding via crown). Screw down crown. Original Seiko thick spring bars. Custom made unique diver. Nice new Bond style nato strap is attached. Measures 43 mm wide (not including the crown) x 47 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$475} {$299} SALE Item #4293 SOLD TO KB

Title: Vintage Seiko Automatic Diver

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Model number 7002-7000 made in December of 1990. Excellent original dial and hands. Some scuffs on the big steel case and tool marks on the back. Pretty nice bezel. Some faint scratches on the original crystal. A cool Bond style NATO strap is included. Lock down crown. Original Seiko thick spring bars. Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 00 mm thick. {$199} {$169} SALE Item #4181 SOLD

Title: Vintage Seiko Bellmatic (mechanical alarm)

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. Believe it or not these watches are hard to find. Why? In my opinion this watch is way under priced for what it is. An automatic alarm is rare. Try buying a Swiss make for under $1000. Nice piece with a good steel case showing little to no wear and with its original brushed finish on the lug tops. Original blue dial shows a little bit of age with some tiny spots on the markers. The bracelet is unmarked but pretty nice. This is an automatic mechanical alarm! And this version with the rotating inner bezel is most desirable of the models made by Seiko. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$265} Item #4537 SOLD

Title: Rare Seiko Calculator or Slide Rule Automatic Chronograph

Description: GOOD condition. Rare Seiko Ref. # 6138-7000. Automatic chronographs are always good, especially in steel and this cool bezel adds extra value and aesthetics. It is certainly an eye catcher! Some scuffs and damage on bezel. Not too much. See the close-up photos. A nice new Hadley Roma 2016 "Select Shark" is on the watch (a $50 value!). Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 47 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$369} Item #4305 SOLD TO DC

Title: Pre-Owned Seiko Automatic Diver 7S26-0040

Description: EXCELLENT condition. These are fantastic every day watches as they can take a lot of abuse and are still good looking and fun to wear. Functional dive watches with rotating bezels and quick set automatic movements. Screw down crown. Mineral glass crystal. Original bracelet plus booklet. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$119} Item #4001 SOLD MF

Title: Unusual Vintage Seiko "Silver Wave" Diver

Description: VERYGOOD condition. I have never seen this particular Seiko before with its large case, inner rotating dive bezel and crown at four. Although it does not have auxiliary wind (via the crown) it winds easily from any motion as it is an automatic. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$175} Item #3591 SOLD CC

Title: Vintage Seiko Pilot's Quartz Chronograph "Sports 100"

Description: I don't believe this is a common piece. It is black except for the back and has a really high grade 1/10th second chronograph movement. The little sub dial at 3 goes all the way around each second. Rotating dive bezel. Mineral glass crystal. 80-85% condition. Bargain price! Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$129} Item #3315 SOLD MK

Title: Hard to Find Seiko World Timer

Description: I am sure there were plenty of these watches made in the 70's but we seldom find them for sale these days. This is a solid steel, automatic in good condition. I rate the watch at about 85-90%. Original dial shows some spotting and there are a few small nicks on the case, mostly on the back. The crown at four sets the watch and the world timer bezel. Also quick-sets the time. It will not wind the watch as these only wind through the motion of the wrist. Runs fine and has a nice thick oilskin strap on it. It measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 14 mm thick. $275 $225 Item #3127 SOLD CG

Title: Customized Seiko 7S26 "Stealth Max" Diver by IWW

Description: A fairly unique piece customized by the fantastic new Industrial Watch Works Co. in North Carolina. A dark charcoal gray durable and attractive PVD (Rockwell hardness of 85) finish is applied at a minimum cost of $125. As it is, this small firm is back logged with work and they are no longer taking orders. Seiko 200 meter automatic dive watch is a $300 retail priced time piece. This one shows a couple of scuffs/scratches on the bezel. I really don't know what else to say except this is one of the coolest ideas I have seen in some time and I wish I could do it! Rare watch. It measures 43 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 14 mm thick.  {$295} Item #3374 SOLD PGD

Title: Rare Seiko 6105-8119 Diver 

Description: I believe the Seiko collectors are very familiar with this timepiece. It is one of the most collectable dive watches ever made. Large and heavy. It has a beautiful original dial with a bit of age showing as some light fading and some water type spots up around the 10. Condition is as follows: case 85% (un-buffed but with nicks and scratches), dial 90% (never re-lumed) and original bezel 80%. Runs great and has the original crown and a modern un-signed rubber strap. It measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 13 mm thick.  {$385} Item #4549 SOLD

Title: Rare Seiko 6105-8119 Diver  Serviced

Description: I believe the Seiko collectors are very familiar with this timepiece. It is one of the most collectable dive watches ever made. Large and heavy. Fully serviced, oiled and timed with a beautiful original dial. Condition is as follows: case 85%, dial 95% (early re-lum on the indices and possibly new hour and minute hands), bezel 80%, mvmt 95%. Runs great and has the original crown and a Seiko bracelet although I am not sure if it is what this watch would have come with. New Seiko glass crystal. It measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 13 mm thick.  {$445} Item #3373 SOLD PGD

Title: Vintage 1983 Automatic Seiko Diver

Description: GOOD condition. Dates from June of 1983. Reference 6309-7049. Heavy steel case with a nice black dial. There are nicks and scuffs on the case as well as on the bezel. The minute hand has a small hole near the end where the luminescent material has fallen out. The original glass crystal is scuffed with a scratch near the 12. Screw down crown. 150 meter water resist at the time. A nice new extra long NATO strap is included. Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$299} Item #3925 SOLD TS

Title: 1970 Collectable Seiko 6105-8000 150 Meter Diver

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A nice piece with the Seiko reference number of 6105-8000. It was manufactured in February of 1970 according to the serial number. It is in pretty nice shape considering most of these were used when purchased and often were well worn or worn out. Comes on a nice new Nato strap. The low profile beveled crystal is excellent and appears to be glass. The "150 meter water proof" dial is excellent. The Seiko signed crown does not screw down. It is running well and keeping good time. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$369} Item #3924 SOLD JC

Title: Cool Vintage Seiko 6105-8009 Diver Circa 1969

Description: VERYGOOD condition. These are fun watches to wear and collect. They are scarce (older Seiko divers) as most were used till death. Nice original dial with a big steel case. Original non-screw down crown. Model 6105-8009. Runs great. No auxiliary wind (like most of this type they only wind with the motion of the wrist). A nice new Nato strap is attached. It has been checked out by the watchmaker and I have worn it to check time. It runs great, keeping very good time. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$385} Item #3819 SOLD HT

Title: Vintage Seiko 6139 Automatic Chronograph

Description: GOOD condition. Original bracelet and dial. Runs good with normal signs of use. Ref. #6139-7002. Quick-set date with a push of the crown. No auxiliary wind. In other words, like most of this genre you may only wind by motion of your wrist. Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$119} Item #3789 SOLD TO BFS

Title: Big Steel Seiko Automatic Chronograph

Description: VERYGOOD condition. One big hunk of steel. Runs great just by the motion of your wrist. Seiko bracelet too. Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 49 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$199} {$149} Item #3788 SOLD TO JR

Title: Excellent Seiko Automatic Alarm

Description: A nice piece and by far the only automatic alarm watch you will find for sale under $200. Seiko watches are very reliable and this 1970's vintage complicated watch is no different. Overall condition is 95% or better. Inner rotating bezel with 5 thru 55 and an arrow is for setting the alarm. Works perfectly and keeps good time. Condition is extra nice. A brand new Swiss Army style black leather strap with a matching stainless buckle is attached.  It measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 14 mm thick.  $179 Item #3233 SOLD JH

Title: Excellent Vintage 6139 Orange Dial Seiko Chronograph

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Automatic speed timer chronograph movement which does not have an auxiliary wind (crown won't wind it, only the motion of your wrist). The crown will quick-set the date by pushing it in against tension and it will also move the inner rotating bezel which is really cool for a moderately priced watch. Real nice shape with the original bracelet which is fairly long fitting a 7 and 1/2 inch or slightly longer wrist. There is a scratch on the attractive dial at the "H" of the word chronograph. See the close-up photo. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$195} Item #3589 SOLD BS

Title: Seiko Mechanical Chronograph

Description: GOOD condition. Reference 6139-7080. Aged dial looks better in person. Runs fine with quick set by pushing in the crown. Original bracelet too. Fits a medium to large (7 and 1/2 inch) wrist. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$149} Item #4523 SOLD TO DC

Title: Vintage Seiko Automatic 70 Meter Chronograph

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This is really a gorgeous dial and a nice watch all around although the steel case has a lot of scuffs and light nicks. The steel bracelet is nice too but the W on the clasp probably stands for Wittnauer. No auxiliary wind on this style Seiko, like many you can only wind with motion from the wrist. It starts off real easily though and appears to run fine. Quick set day of the month with a push of the crown. The day of the week is in two English and another language (Portuguese?). The chrono does work well. This is a 6139 reference. Acrylic crystal. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$195} Item #3760 SOLD DZ

Title: Seeland Rotomatic With Wind Indicator Serviced

Description: This steel and chrome plated timepiece is in average to good condition with a bit of wear seen on the middle body. Screw back is a waterproof design and the original dial looks super with a cool wind indicator. The shock protected automatic movement is Swiss made, has 17 jewels and is signed Invicta. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. Runs like a champ keeping superb time. Showing close to no daily positional error on the timing machine. Case is signed Seeland. A cool new old stock gray leather strap is attached. It dates from the 1950's, watch and strap. It measures 32.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 30 mm long x 12 mm thick. $199 {$149} Item #3193 SOLD DWC

Title: NEARMINT Hand Wound Gold Topped Seeland

Description: This is a very nice watch in superb condition. It has a solid 10k gold top and a stainless steel, snap on back. Signed 17j Seeland hand wound movement which runs great, keeping good time.  The pink dial is original and perfect as are the hands. Very presentable and should be selling for double this price. From the 1940's. A new high grade Hadley Roma leather strap is attached.  Measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 9 mm thick. $153 Item #2801 SOLD CT

Title: Beautiful 18k Pink Gold Ladies Selza

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Swiss made with a fantastic original Deco dial. Big bracelet and links are very attractive. Some small dings here and there on the links as they are hollow (piece only weighs about 25 grams). A beautiful pink color and a great price! Measures 16 mm wide (not including the crown) x 36 mm long x 9 mm thick. It is about 7 inches long and should fit a 6 to 6 and 1/2 inch wrist. {$375}  {$299} Item #3638 SOLD Lt. EW

Title: Sheffield Allsport Vintage Diver

Description: VERYGOOD condition.  Early 60's dive watch with steel back and chrome plated middle body. Painted aluminum rotating bezel to time dives. Non screw down crown. Marked waterproof to 5 atms. About 165 feet. A very attractive vintage piece with a Swiss made hand wound shock protected 17j movement and a brand new  DeBeer Paris black leather sport strap is attached. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$165} Item #4814 SOLD

Title: Rare Seth Thomas "Stingray" Dive Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A hard brand name to find in wristwatches. Swiss made with a nice high grade Roamer 17j automatic movement and cool original dial and bracelet. The small recessed crown at four sets and winds the watch while the larger crown is used to turn the diver's inner bezel. Nice steel construction with some corrosion on the back of the middle body. Very cool tri-colored hands. The non-quick set date turns right at midnight. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$280} Item #4754 SOLD

box1755setha.jpg (7704 bytes) Title: Ladies NOS Seth Thomas Automatic

Description: From the 1960's and super cool. Very good condition too. Entirely made of stainless steel and waterproof. Shock proof also. Mint condition. Pristine mint more clearly defines the piece. Original box. I've removed the Seth Thomas instruction booklet seen in the photo's since it seems to be for a chronograph. High grade. Good timekeeper. Measures 28mm wide (not including the crown) x 28mm long x 10mm thick. $140   $125 Item #1755 SOLD RK

Title: Vintage Silvana Two Register Chronograph

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Excellent 1960's or early 70's round pusher chronograph. All steel with some nicks and scuffs but large and with a screw on back. The crown is signed and the dial original. Sort of a charcoal color. The Swiss made Valjoux movement works perfectly and keeps very good time. A nice new breathable sporty black leather Hadley Roma strap is attached. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$329} Item #5424 SOLD

Title: Affordable Faux Silver Dollar Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Pretty cool watch but after opening it up to replace the battery I was surprised to see that it is not a real silver dollar coin but a less expensive Asian maker. Quartz movement. The back is really good though and feels and looks just like a coin. A brand new black leather strap is attached. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 8 mm thick. {$49} Item #5755 SOLD

Title: Outstanding Military Issue Smith's

Description: NEARMINT condition.  Sweet timepiece from the 1960's in fantastic almost new condition. Some light scuffs here and there and some faint nicks on the edges but otherwise it is like new including the original "made in england" signed dial. Fixed spring bars, heavy screw on slotted back and acrylic crystal. Hand wound Swiss movement runs great and has a desirable center second. Acrylic crystal. Some dealers are asking double for this watch although few exist for sale in the market. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 47 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$675} Item #4932 SOLD

Title: Snow White Character Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice new black strap plus the original well worn red strap. A little paint chip on the dial. Runs really well for a low grade movement. Made in America by US Time. Measures 23 mm wide (not including the crown) x 34 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$99} Item #4205 SOLD

Title: Attractive 21j Solar Hand Wind w/Mint Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet mid-sized watch with a gold plated middle body and the tops of the lugs show some plate missing although I didn't notice this in person. The shiny metal underneath closely matches the gold plating. Beautiful light cream colored dial is spot on with original teeny tiny lum dots and original hands which are also perfect and a very attractive red center second hand. Great starter watch or affordable vintage time piece. Steel back. Swiss made 21 jewel movement keeps good time. Measures 32.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$99} Item #5272 SOLD

 Sorna Hand Wound Swiss Chronograph

{$109} Item #6284 SOLD

Title: Sorna World Timer Colored Dial

Description: NEARMINT condition. German made watches which I have to say that I don't know much about. My guess is that the 21 jewel automatic movement is not the highest grade but I could be wrong. All stainless steel and having two outer bezels and two inner bezels which both rotate. The subsidiary dial at 6 shows the month and the sub dial  at 10 shows the day of the week. Change those hands with the buttons at 2 and 4. Crowns on the left move the inner bezels. Original strap is rubber and unused. Measures 47 mm wide (not including the crown) x 53 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$129} Item #4836 SOLD

Title: Cool 70's Sorna Direct Read or Digital

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This big funky watch is Swiss made with a hand wound Swiss movement and a chrome plated case with a steel back. It has hours and minutes on the left, a second hand in the middle and a date to the right. It does not quick set as far as I can tell. Runs good and has a black strap with a chrome buckle to match. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$125} Item #4568 SOLD

Title: Cool Sorna Chronograph

Description: NEARMINT condition. Sweet watch which is just short of new old stock condition. Original steel bracelet too. Swiss made with an attractive fixed bezel and non quick set date. Works perfectly too and has not been buffed. Water and shock resistant (when new for water). Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$295} Item #4566 SOLD

Title: Swiss Made Spaceman Automatic

Description: NEARMINT condition. Plastic or composite middle body with a metal bezel. No real sign of wear or use except a little dust externally. Original black signed strap. Blue dial is perfect and original. High grade Swiss made automatic movement. Very unusual and rare timepiece. Measures 47 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$199} Item #4621 SALE! {$175} SOLD

Title: New Old Stock Swiss Made Spaceman Automatic

Description: NEARMINT condition. Some very faint superficial scuffs on the metal bezel. No other wear or sign of use. Never worn with original unbent strap. High grade Swiss made automatic movement. Very unusual and rare timepiece. Measures 47 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$325} Item #4564 SOLD

Title: Pre-Owned Speedbird II

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A fairly difficult watch to find these days the Speedbird watches from England are of original design and in limited editions. 25j ETA 2836 with quick-set date and a hack second feature (second hand stops for setting). Brushed steel. Waterproof to 10 bar or about 350 feet.  Screw back, screw down crown. Blue strap and steel deployant clasp are not original and have been slightly used. Excellent legible military style dial too. Comes with original boxes, hang tag, papers, polishing cloth and warranty. The watch measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 49 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$325} Item #3421 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find Vintage Superman Watch

Description: NEARMINT condition. Small but really good looking wrist watch. Made for DC comics with a French made case and a decent hand wound mechanical movement made by Timex. Made in 1976. It is in superb, almost unused condition. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$119} Item #4900 SOLD

"super waterproof" Suisse Diver. {$325} Item #5890 {$225} SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Black Dial Suisse Chronograph

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A sweet watch with what looks like the original dial (marked swiss made on the bottom) but could be a real high quality refinish.  The gold plated middle body had fancy lugs and is in great shape. The press on steel back fits tightly. Flat pusher chronographs are not as water or dust resistant as round pusher chronos. Runs great, keeping excellent time. Choose one of our Hadley Roma straps as our gift for this watch. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$425} Item #4772 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Old Superman Character Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition.  American made low grade movement with a steel case and mint original dial. Made by New Haven watch company in the 1930's. Very rare watch in a nice shape and large enough for today's style although it is not overly large. Runs pretty good for the genre. A brand new Hadley Roma oil tan strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 24 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$275} Item #4931 SOLD

Title: Very Cool Stainless Steel "Suter" Automatic With Power Wind Indicator

Description: Recessed crown. Screw back waterproof and shock protected steel case. Swiss made 17j automatic. Original dial. Its all good and then add a hard to find complication not seen on many watches, new or old these days and all for a very affordable price! 90% condition with some scuffs and light nicks. A good size with long lugs and a nice new 18 mm Kreisler black leather strap. The watch measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 13 mm thick.  {$195} {$149} Item #3541 SOLD CR

RARE B-UHREN STOWA PILOT'S WATCH {$4275} Item #6081 SOLD

One Owner Chronographe Suisse 30 Minute Recorder

{$289} Item #6312

SOLD

 

Title: Beautiful Large White GF Tavannes

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet vintage Swiss made watch with a three piece 14k white gold filled case which is signed and contains a thick block of extra metal surrounding the movement. This really adds heft which is not something found often in older tank style watches. In this business small tank or rectangular watches can be very slow sellers. So, larger then usual and heavy is a real nice combination. The dial is very nice but was refinished some time in the past. The bezel is nicely engraved and there are initials on the back. The Tavannes movement has 17 jewels and keeps good time. A nice new DeBeer Europa black baby croco strap is attached with a matching white buckle. Measures 26 mm wide (not including the crown) x 36 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$219} Item #5598 SOLD

Title: Unused Technos SS Handwind w/Date

Description: NEARMINT condition.  Good looking all steel Swiss made watch with old style quick set date and 17 jewel hand wound shock protected movement. Center second version with perfect case, dial and movement. A brand new strap is attached. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$115} Item #4994 SOLD

Title: New Old Stock Vintage Technos "Hydrostar"

Description: MINT condition. Sometimes new old stock, or NOS watches are not in mint condition. Just getting passed around or shown to potential buyers over all these years can add slight signs of wear or use. This piece is still perfect for the most part. Some almost microscopic scuffs. You won't see these easily, if at all. Swiss made steel/chrome hand wound diver with bi-directional rotating bezel and a sweet black dial. All original (except strap and buckle) with signed crown. Tested (by factory) for 4 atms or about 132 feet. 1960's era with non-quick set date. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$360}  {$299} SALE Item #4344 SOLD

Title: Big Steel 30 Jewel Technos "Sky Diver"

Description:  Big and heavy dive watch with a screw back and cool original dial. This is a 1960's 30j automatic Swiss made diver in about 80% condition. Just nicks and overall use. Worn I am sure by the owners. Signed crown. Acrylic crystal. A new James Bond style NATO strap is included. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the signed crown) x 48 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$229} Item #3435 SOLD 3435

Title: Vintage Texas Lawman Character Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Cool large character watch by New Haven Clcok and Watch Company. Swiss movement does have one jewel but as we all know, character watches have low grade movements and usually don't keep very good time. A strong runner with a neat strap (probably added later/not original). The little gun moves with each second as if he is shooting. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$179} {$119} SALE Item #4202 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 38 mm 18k Pink Gold Verbana Chronographe Suisse

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Gorgeous condition in pink gold and signed, hallmarked and stamped. This genre is a lightweight watch with a metal dust cover which doubles as an anti-magnetic device. The Swiss made, hand wound Landeron movement is shiny and bright and hardly looks used. It runs great and all of the timing/chronograph functions are working properly. The original dial is fantastic and looks perfect and mint to the naked eye. With magnification you may see some lost paint up around the edge. I've not noticed this at all until the photos showed it. Still can't see it without a loupe it is so small. This dial is really sweet. It has pink numerals and indices placed in a raised track of sorts along with a tachymeter, telemeter and other meters, all in fine colored print around the edge. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 12.5 mm thick. {$690} Item #5851 SOLD

Title: Rare 1915 Sterling Silver Tiffany by Longines Serviced

Description: GOOD condition. This is a magnificent and rare early Longines wrist watch, sold by Tiffany Circa 1915. The earliest wrist watches ever made don't go back much further than this. Certainly a fine, rare and unusual alternative to the usual vest pocket watch worn by most gentlemen. In a gentlemen's square three piece sterling silver snap back case with the original porcelain dial signed Tiffany and Co. and Switzerland just above the subsidiary seconds bit which is at 6. Near perfect but previously buffed signed case (see close up photos by clicking on the image to the left) original silver cabochon crown and cool new hands. The high grade hand wound Swiss made Longines Caliber 11.84N movement but does show light wash out where the nickel plating is faded. This is caused by cleaning solutions. It has 3 adjustments and also has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker. This type of watch case although fairly tight in this example, is not a type of case for water and dust resistance. In fact, my watchmaker taught me that they are made to "breath" so that if a little moisture enters, it can also exit when the environment equalizes. The original spring bars with screws are also included along with a new brown watch strap. Fantastic and rare time piece which could be worn by either a man or a woman at this size. Perfect glass crystal. Comes with a one year service warranty. Measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 35 mm long x  mm thick. {$1079} Item #5352 SOLD

Title: Rare 1920's Silver Tiffany and Company Wrist Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Very rare 1920's triple signed Tiffany wrist watch. Perfect porcelain dial and nice high grade Swiss movement (probably IWC, Agassiz or some other well known maker) although the nickel finish appears washed out some (dull in brightness) from almost 100 years of servicing. The case is in good shape but does have a few dings in the hinged back which is also signed and does have an engraving of initials on it. Its been buffed quite a bit (the whole case). I would be comfortable charging double for this watch in a fancy shop or if the condition was slightly better. As it is I think this is a good price. Add $75 for service although it runs fine and comes from a collector who takes care of his watches. The crystal is glass and if you look closely you might see some discoloration where the crystal fits into the bezel. This is just old glue from the last time the watch had service or the crystal replaced. Silver will patina to black but not discolor in this fashion/brown. The hinged wire lugs are affixed with a special brand new open ended Hirsch strap made for this kind of watch. Original crown too in my opinion. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40ish mm long x 10 mm thick. {$675} Item #5351 SOLD 

Title: Rare Early Tiffany and Co. Wrist Watch

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Fantastic 1920's Tiffany and Co., New York porcelain dial wrist watch, twice signed. Early hand wound 17 jewel Swiss made movement is signed Tiffany and Co., New York and No. 89,XXX. It was recently serviced by the previous owner has a mint original porcelain dial and nice chrome plated base metal case which was probably a later addition. The base metal is showing through a little on the back where someone tried to buff it. The nice crown is original for this type and age of watch. I am guessing this was gold cased. Our nice high grade Hadley Roma crocodile strap is attached. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$390} Item #5033 SOLD

Title: Early Hand Wound Timex

Description: This rare watch is worth a fortune! OK, maybe not. Pretty cool though. I have not seen a hand wound Timex in some time and most were from the 70's and were ugly gold plated. This is earlier, I believe. Nice shape. Chrome plated case with steel back. It measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick.  {$49}  Item #3175 SOLD

Title: Nice SS Tissot Seven Automatic Mechanic's Special

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A big funky 1970's  Swiss made automatic. We have not cleaned it up much from it's last location, a local flea market. There is a little dirt around the crystal and in the tiny corners. One good thing about this condition is that we know it has not been used for a long time so the movement condition is probably excellent. It runs fine and keeps very good time. Date is quick set by pushing in on the crown. A brand new Hadley Roma brown leather speed strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$155} Item #4741 SOLD

Title: Affordable Mid or Small Sized Tissot Three Register Vintage Chronograph AS FOUND

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice unusual size which has been buffed a couple of times and still has some scuffs. I'll see if Wayne can give it a light buff. About 34 mm which is not small for a vintage watch but slightly small for a 1960's water proof, three register style. Beautiful original black, white, red and blue dial with a Tachymeter in red. The tachymeter or fine numbering in red from 1000 to 60, clockwise is used to measure speed traveling one mile (try it from mile marker to marker on the highway, for instance if it takes you 55 seconds the hand will stop just left of 65 on the tachymeter which indicates that you averaged 65.5 mph in that mile). Original hands and lum too. The blue part is probably a 5 minute yacht timer. Signed screw on back with a 40502-8X reference number. Lemania Caliber 1281, Incabloc shock protected Swiss made Tissot signed hand wound chronograph movement has a serial number of 2.422.653 and runs great, keeping good time.  Signed original crown. A brand new Hadley Roma black leather strap with blue stitching is attached. Three register chronographs are usually twice this amount, check the net! Measures 34.2 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41.5 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$590} Item #5879 SOLD

Title: Extra Fine Tissot Sideral Automatic

Description: NEARMINT condition. We are known for under grading and rarely use NEARMINT when describing vintage watches because they practically don't exist. Some dealers call every watch they sell near mint even though the original finish has been lost to buffing and the dial has been repainted/refinished. This watch is almost new old stock but was owned by a collector and has not been worn much with no signs of wear at all, only a faint scuff or tiny nick if you look very close. Original brushed gold plated finish over steel with a water proof style screw on back and high grade Tissot automatic movement. Click on the image to the left for close-up photos. Original mint dial, crystal, signed crown and old style quick set date. Move the hour hand past midnight, back to nine and repeat. One of our finest and most comfortable Hadley Roma brown soft leather straps (MS 886) is attached with a matching gold plated over steel sport style buckle. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$185} Item #5719 SOLD

Title: Large 24mm Lugged Tissot Seastar

Description: GOOD condition. I can't recall the last time we had a vintage time piece with a 24 mm lug width. 20 mm is usually the max for vintage watches. This all steel Tissot automatic from about 1970 has been completely refurbished by someone with a newly refinished black dial which is very sharp and quite a bit of pitting on the back but that is all sanded out (no rust or corrosion left). Bi-directional rotating divers bezel and signed crown. We've left an inexpensive black strap on but you may order another one from Hadley Roma if you want something different. Runs great. Quick set date with a push of the crown inwards. I probably shouldn't say this but I am not sure this dial was black or in this style before refinishing. The style is seen often from Asian dial refinishers and overseas dealers. It looks great though and is very legible. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$169} Item #5779 SOLD

Title: Very Nice SS Tissot Visodate Hand Wind

Description: NEARMINT condition. Very nice shape with no wear that I can see. Mint original dial with raised indices and lum dots on the outside (barely seen). Signed crown. Heavy steel case although the watch is not large. Screw back. A new water resistant Hirsch brown leather strap and stainless steel buckle is included. Tissot movement has 17 jewels, looks great and runs fine. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$129} Item #4832 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Large SS Tissot VisoDate

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Probably sold originally by a dealer to a collector as new old stock as the case is unbuffed with the original satin finish intact. There are scuffs evident on the head, the back and some on the original steel bracelet but the overall appearance is really nice. The orange dial stands out and reads easily especially with the bright white second hand. There is some age in the form of fading near the outer edge, the minute chapter ring and after looking closely with a 10x loupe I think it may have been re-finished but long ago. The indices are pure black. This is a double quick set with a high grade Swiss made automatic movement and a great watch for any collector, beginner or advance. Large, unusual, nice shape with quick set. Signed crown. Fits my 7 and 1/2 inch wrist easily with room to spare, large bracelet. Checked out by our watchmaker and running perfectly. Measures 44.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44.5 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$279} Item #5486 SOLD

Title: Nice Large Hand Wound Tissot Seastar Seven Visodate

Description: VERYGOOD condition. True one piece, bowl shaped case with no removable bezel or back. Nice refinished dial with a little metal T emblem which shows a bit of odd damage. It is a bit deformed. Well made thick case with cool emblem on the back. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$145} Item #4479 SOLD

Title: Early Stainless Steel Wire Lug Tissot, Circa 1940 Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Condition becomes more important and valuable in older watches. So few exist compared to the millions of other models made in the 60's (like omega Seamaster watches for instance). This European sold/European market hand wound Tissot is very different from the usual fare with its heavy original wire lugs and original Roman numeral dial. Steel case material is also good to find in old watches as it was harder to manufacture than gold filled or gold cases. Fully signed Swiss made three part snap back/bezel w/fancy lugs. Original in-house Tissot Caliber 27 hand wound movement has 15 jewels, early mono-metallic screw balance and 42 hour reserve. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker and is in very nice condition as you can see in the photos. Click on the image to the left. Comes with a soft one piece Bond type strap. Larger than usual for the genre at 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$299} Item #4859 SOLD

Title: Wild Super Chunky 1970s Tissot Quartz Diver

Description: EXCELLENT condition.  Previously new old stock with scuffs on the bracelet and head and a yellowed sticker on the back still in place. Really nicely made by my standards with a functional divers bezel for timing and extra thick steel body. Very nice original bracelet too which is medium to small in size. It can be removed and a strap attached. The mineral glass crystal also has some scuffs on the 10 and 11 edge. Our watchmaker has installed a brand new battery. Mint original dial. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$275} Item #4879 SOLD

Title: Nice SS Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven Automatic Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A very nice watch with little to complain about. One scratch on the original nearmint dial at about 1:30. One piece bowl shaped case with signed crown. Pretty much the same watch as the high priced Omega Seamaster. The high grade Tissot Caliber 786-2 full rotor automatic has 17 jewels and runs great. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. Non-quick set date. A brand new Hirsch black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$245} Item #4646  SOLD

Title: New Old Stock Ladies Tissot Seastar Seven Auto

Description: NEARMINT condition. Original worn sticker on the back, hang tag and two straps. Box may be more modern but it is included too. It could be the original box as it came with it but this is the same design Tissot uses today (on the box). Near perfect with nothing but super faint scuffs here and there if any. Large for a ladies watch and is an automatic with quick set date. Measures 33.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 11 thick. Acrylic crystal. {$265} Item #4604 SOLD

Title: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven Serviced

Description: GOOD condition. There is some case wear on the back edges where the wrist touches but the original dial is nice and the Tissot Caliber 786-2 Swiss made automatic movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. A new black hr leather strap is attached. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$119} Item #3731 SOLD MH

Title: Really Cool Ladies Tissot PR-516 GL

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This is a ladies dive watch from the early 70's with an awesome blue dial which has floating indices. It is almost new old stock and has never been buffed. There are a couple of nicks on the left side but not too much more than that, few scuffs. The Tissot Cal. 74 automatic movement has been fully examined by our watchmaker and is keeping good time. The date is old style quick set. Signed crown. Signed bracelet has the original brushed finish. Really nice looking affordable vintage ladies dive watch. Measures 27 mm wide (not including the crown) x 34 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$229} Item #5570 SOLD

Title: Large Steel Tissot PR-516 GL Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice 1960's dive style watch not seen that often with a very attractive deep blue dial. The watch has a high grade Swiss automatic with the old style quick set which works by moving the hour hand past midnight then back to nine and back again. It is in really nice shape with a few nicks on the case and a mint original dial. I fun and good looking watch to wear. All steel construction with screw on back. The bracelet is not signed and probably not original. A free strap is included if you like. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 14 mm thick. {$229} Item #4638 SOLD

Title: Nice Big Tissot T-12 Diver Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice but it has nicks and scuffs. Has been buffed before. Mint original dial. Signed crowns. Crown at two turns the inner bezel for timing dives. The original Swiss made steel bracelet is signed and will fit a 7 and 1/2 inch wrist. Nice large size. Fun to wear too. Tissot Caliber 784-2 automatic movement is "in-house". Completely fabricated by the manufacturer (Tissot). This caliber features a screwless nickel balance, Nivarox hairspring, 18,000 bph, Incabloc shock resistance, fine adjustment by eccentric screw and old style date change (past midnight then back to nine, repeat). It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and has a double "O" ring system in the back for water resistance (not tested recently). The case is also signed Tissot and Swiss made. It measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 15 mm thick. {$345} Item #4320 SOLD TO GS

Title: Oversized Tissot Hand Wind Serviced

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Late 1940's vintage and looking good except for some wear on the chrome plated middle body and fading and age on the original dial. Looks great in person as the size and open face/small bezel are very eye catching. Hand wound 16j Tissot Caliber 27-2 has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and keeps superb time. It has a nice new Hadley Roma 835 tan gator tail style leather strap Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$190} Item #4217 SOLD TO JS

Title: 18k Pink Gold Titus Chronograph Mechanic's Special

Description: GOOD condition. Nice large Swiss made pink gold watch with the typical thin back, metal dust cover and very nice original black dial. Flat pusher, snap back chronos are not water or dust resistant. Some small dings on the bezel of the watch and wear on the original crown. Runs fine but one of the registers does not function properly. Fitted with a nice new genuine lizard skin strap. Large, measuring 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$449} Item #7002 SOLD

Title: Very Nice Tradition Electronic Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. Also called an Electric like the famous Hamiltons. Battery powered balance, unlike quartz. Keeps OK time for these as they are known to be not so great a timekeeper (electrics). Measures 35 mm wide (not including the signed crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$129} {$49} Item #3473 SOLD MT

Title: Very Cool Hand Wound All SS Tissot

Description: GOOD condition.  I love an early watch in steel. Fewer were made as the material is more difficult to shape. Nice early waterproof construction with a waterproof style crown. The original dial has aged perfectly to a light gold color. It is a real pleasure to look at along with these original black hands. Well made Swiss made timepiece from late 40's or early 1950's. Runs good and has a new brown leather strap with a matching stainless steel buckle. Acrylic crystal. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$145} Item #4958 SOLD

Title: Cool 1960's Triton (Swiss Made) Automatic Diver

Description: GOOD condition. First time I have seen this unusual case design. The lugs over the crown at 12 are hinged. Decent shape but possibly worn for its original intention. Tool watches (divers, pilots, GMT and world time) are often seen in this condition and are rare in mint condition. The old Bakelite bezel is not quite as bad as the photos show but overall the watch has age. There is a crack down at the bottom and various nicks and chips. The automatic ETA Swiss movement works fine and the watchmaker has gone over it, checking for problems. We have installed a nice thick genuine crocodile strap with off color stitching and a matching buckle. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 52 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$265} Item #4550 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Hand Wound Tudor Aqua

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. A real nice looking and affordable vintage Rolex product with a signed screw down crown, original two tone dial and flat water proof Ref. 7934 steel screw back case. Some light nicks and scuffs only. We've not checked out the movement yet but it runs great. I'll probably have Wayne the watchmaker check it out for reference information. The dial has aged very nicely and is very attractive. A new black leather Hadley Roma strap with white stitching is attached.  We can change it for something else if it is not to your taste. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9.5 mm thick. {$595} Item #5774 SOLD

Title: 1968 Tudor Submariner Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This is what I call a $1000 lesson. The lesson, given to my customers will cost us 1k compared to what most if not all the other dealers out there would do. Most would call this nearmint and report a refinished dial or maybe not even say that. Further inspection would reveal a new dial and a new insert or bezel. I've decided to report this information to my customers, telling it like it is and ask half price. If you do a search you'll see original reference 7016 Tudor subs selling for $2400 and up. The case on this watch is nearly mint as you can see in the photos and is marked properly. The correct ETA caliber 2483 automatic movement has 25 jewels and is marked Montres Tudor, SA Geneva on the rotor as it should be. It keeps good time but is at the watchmakers shop for service. A gorgeous Hadley Roma python strap is attached as is a new Hadley Roma solid link steel bracelet. Please do not buy this if you plan on reselling it as completely original. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 47 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$1275} Item #5264 SOLD

Title: SS Tudor Oyster Date Hand Wind Serviced

Description: GOOD condition. A nice all original early Tudor hand wind with the old in-house Rolex/Tudor movement which has been fully serviced, oiled and  timed by our watchmaker. The original signed case has also been buffed. Waterproof oyster design incorporates the famous screw down crown (new Rolex tube and crown) and has had the seals replaced with new. Original dial is aged and rates about 80%. Non quick-set date. We have added the Rolex bracelet (sold). This will look nice on a dark brown or black leather strap. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$375} Item #4631 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice SS Tudor Oyster Prince Automatic

Description: VERYGOOD condition. If you think you might like to own a vintage Rolex but aren't sure about the high cost of Rolex watches, you might like to try a Tudor. Tudor is the "affordable" Rolex brand. Made with the same ground breaking water proof Rolex "oyster" case and Rolex screw down crown these watches use high grade ETA Swiss movements rather than the in-house Rolex movements. Nice condition with a few faint scuffs on the steel case and a great looking black dial (older refinish). It is running good and carries a brand new high grade 19 mm black leather Hirsch Rainbow water resistant strap and a new after market steel jubilee bracelet. It measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$575} {$495} SALE Item #3953 SOLD TO SB

Title: Beautiful 14k/SS Tudor Prince Oyster Date

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Really nice example of a Rolex product. Signed screw down gold crown (new), gold bezel and gold dial (original). Steel Rolex Oyster design case is almost like new with no flaws. Very water and dust resistant. Full Rotor automatic, Swiss made. Extra nice all around. Acrylic crystal. Probably dates from the 70's. Quick set is a nice feature. Quick set date. A brand new Hadley Roma 835 brown leather strap is included. It measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$675} {$595} SALE Item #4306 SOLD TO MR

Title: Beautiful Steel Hand Wound Rolex Tudor Oyster "Rose"

Description: NEARMINT condition. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$445} Item #SCH257-4754 SOLD JS

Title: Beautiful Tapestry Dial Tudor/Rolex Prince Oysterdate

Description:  A very nice timepiece with a super cool original cloth/textured  dial. Overall condition is 90-95% easily. Steel case by Rolex. Signed waterproof Rolex crown. A black Hadley Roma leather strap is attached. It measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$375} Item #3378 SOLD EL

Title: Vintage Steel Tudor Prince Oysterdate "Rose" Automatic w/Date Serviced

Description: A good watch made by Rolex and known for its waterproof case design. Same oyster case with Rolex signed screw down crown. Screw back is signed too. Perfect white dial with stick markers. Acrylic crystal is brand new and easily buffed if scratched. Overall the condition is 90% or better and it has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. Runs fine, keeping nearly perfect time according to the timing machine. Probably made in the late 1950's or early sixties. Still an undervalued vintage brand. A nice new Hirsch dress strap is attached. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the signed crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$435} Item #SF03 SOLD BS

Title: Early Fixed Lug Turler "Panzer" Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. I doubt you'll find another Turler Panzer anytime soon. Probably 30's or early 40's at the latest. Very nice stainless steel case with a three slotted screw back. Turler signed 15j manual wind movement is unmarked otherwise (besides Turler). Fantastic original dial has "Fab. Suisse" on the bottom. Fixed lugs means this was probably meant for military use. Runs great and has been completely refurbished including a full service, oil and time. A nice Bond style Nato strap is included. Measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$219} Item #3700 SOLD TO RS IN THE NETHERLANDS

Title: Cool Old School European Union SA Hand Wind

Description: GOOD condition. 1960's mid grade European men's wrist watch in a three piece 20 micron yellow gold plated wire lug or fixed lug case with a nicely finished 17 jewel hand wound Swiss movement and beautiful original gold gilt on gold dial. Runs good. Some wear on the case mostly. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$127} Item #5113 SOLD

Title: Rare Vintage Ulysse Nardin Chronograph

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. This brand is very difficult to obtain in vintage and very very expensive if purchased new. Finer Times vintage watch web site has half a dozen or so and the chronographs, one similar to this, are all around $2000. The time only UN wrist watches are priced where this chronograph is priced. So, doing our market research reveals a more than fair and special price for this fully signed gold topped snap back chronograph. Some pitting on the steel back which you can see in the photos and the dial which looks really nice may have been refinished in my opinion (we don't refinish dials on our watches) at some time. It is marked Swiss Made and has excellent fine detail but...that's what I think. Runs great, keeping good time and times properly using the flat gold plated pushers. This type of case with flat pushers is not water or dust resistant and actually breathes through the pusher holes. If it gets slightly damp from perspiration or humidity it will dry out on its own accord if left in a warm dry place. This is typical of earlier snap back watches or formed case watches and especially flat pusher chronos. The crown is newer and easily gripped. One of our finest Hadley Roma straps is attached. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$875} Item #5422 SOLD

Ladies 18k and Diamond White Gold Universal Geneve

Was {$329}  Now {$195} Item #6299

Serviced

SOLD

Big Universal Geneve Unisonic Chronometer

{$475} Item #6266

SOLD

Stainless Steel Hand Wound Universal Geneve Ultra Thin {$329} Item #6108 SOLD

Title: Nice Extra Thin Universal Geneve, 6 mm Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Thin mechanical time pieces are very expensive and hard to find simply because they are difficult to make.  Probably made in the late 1960's or early 1970's and in a three piece snap back steel case. Fully signed inside and out. Swiss made high grade manufacturer still in business today. Original finish but a few nicks and scuffs here and there. Keeps great time and the shock protected Universal Geneve thin hand wound movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker and carries a one year service warranty. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 6 mm thick. {$360} Item #5370 SOLD

Title: Universal Geneve Polerouter Date w/Rare Dial

Description: GOOD condition. Really good looking fairly large vintage timepiece from one of the more expensive manufacturers. Hard to find cross hair dial with textured reflective minute track. It is original and in fine shape. The all steel case however, has been buffed half to death. Still lots of partly seen scratches. My guess is that this watch was worn heavily for 5 or 10 years back in its day. Signed original crown and screw on back. It functions with a rare Universal Geneve Caliber 69 micro-rotor automatic movement. It has 28 jewels and as you can see on the close-ups page the condition is quite nice. It keeps good time and uses the old style quick set method. Move the hour hand past midnight, back to nine and then repeat. Read more about Polerouter watches here...click. A brand new Hadley Roma python strap is attached. If that is not your favorite strap we'll switch it to something you like. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 9.5 mm thick. {$425} Item #5345 SOLD

Title: 14k/SS Universal Geneve Polerouter Date

Description: EXCELLENT condition. These watches (Polerouter) have really gone through the roof in price recently and justly so. Universal Geneve has always been a very high grade and expensive watch brand. From the famous Compax, uni-Compax and tri-Compax chronograph watches to the Golden Shadow gold dress watches in later years this manufacturer has always had notable and fine timepieces. The Polerouter series was commissioned for SAS pilots who flew the first route over the North Pole from Copenhagen to New York in the 1950's. Gerald Genta, the renowned watchmaker and designer created and produced the first models. Genta is a well known and expensive brand today. In addition, the micro-rotor automatic movement was produced in-house and revolutionary. The height for a center second automatic was reduced (4.1 mm) as the individual components did not have to be stacked on top of one another making them more secure and robust and also easier to access. Later, in the 1960's it was made even flatter (2.5 mm) and with more improvements. This is the final model, a Caliber 69 and the best. The fluted bezel is solid 14k gold and this information is stated in small text between the lugs which are also gold capped. The remainder of the case is steel and made of one bowl shaped piece which is more water and dust resistant than a two piece design. The original silvered dial is sweet but does have a scratch near the 8 and some paint flecking on the outside edge. This is barely noticeable to the naked eye and the watch has a very attractive appearance in person. It runs perfectly including the old style quickset date (move hour hand past midnight, back to nine and repeat) and has been examined by our watchmaker. The inside of the case back reveals a recent service mark from 2007. The crown is probably not original as it is not signed. We have been slow to raise prices at WatchCat but when the cost is so much higher for replacements, we have no choice. A brand new $54.95 Hadley Roma Teju (MS801) genuine lizard skin strap is included. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$475} Item #5202 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Universal Geneve Compax Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Outstanding example of a simple and attractive three register chronograph with a proprietary movement. The Caliber 285 UG hand wound movement warrants a higher price than Valjoux watches as it is unique to the UG brand and made in-house by Universal Geneve. Among other things the company is known for introducing the first "waterproof" and "snowproof" chronograph in 1933. It wasn't but it was a nice try. Near mint original dial. Three part chrome plated case with the snap on back (fully signed) made of steel. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker and runs like a champ. 17 jewels with a screw balance and Breguet hairspring. Late 1940's circa. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$1375} Item #4919 SOLD

Title: New Old Stock Universal Geneve Unisonic Chronometer

Description: NEARMINT condition. Steel with some tool marks or scratches on the back, otherwise near perfect with original steel bracelet and new tan strap and steel buckle from Hadley Roma. Keeps superb time especially for a tuning fork (early battery operated movements). Bracelet fits medium to small wrist. Hang tag also included. Signed crown. 1960's vintage. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 36 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$375} Item #4867 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find Universal Geneve Uni-Compax Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. These early UG chronos pop up every now and then for sale but are almost always very very expensive. This flat pusher, snap back chronograph has a steel back (signed) and chrome plated middle body and bezel. There is a bit of age to the chrome part of the case, on the high spots. Original finish, or un-buffed. Almost a mint original dial. Very nice for one of this age (over 60 years old). Some spots on the outer edge mostly seen near the 11. This fine original chrono has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and has a brand new Hadley Roma 822 genuine croc strap attached. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$799} Item #4248 SOLD TO JP

Title: Gorgeous 18k Universal Geneve Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. High grade manufacturer with a fantastic refinished dial and nearmint 18k yellow gold case. Well made from a very early era. A black Hirsch strap is included. Has its original mineral glass beveled and low profile crystal. Runs great keeping very good time. Measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$575} Item #4379 SOLD TO AL

Title: 28j Universal Geneve Micro-Rotor Dive Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This is another unusual watch which I have not seen before. The large screw down crown is pretty cool as most crowns are smaller. Nice dial does show some age out along the outside edge if you look closely. Extra nice steel case and one of the most popular vintage movement ever made. Micro rotor movements are un-common and expensive in vintage watches. We have a cool Bond style one piece nylon strap on this watch but you may choose something else for it if you do not like this strap. Runs fine and one of the neatest small dive watches I have found in a long while. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$390} Item #4362 SOLD TO JE

Title: Universal Geneve Polerouter Date

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Hard to find in steel and this dial style is a bonus as well. Original dial 92% with some spotting and graceful age. Old style quick set date (move hour hand past midnight then back to nine and repeat). Signed crown. Screw back construction which has been obviously buffed. Bombe style lugs. Interesting 28 jewel, shock protected micro-rotor patented Universal Geneve automatic movement. See it by clicking on the image to the left for close up shots. Runs great, keeping good time. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$399} Item #4428 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 18k Pink Gold Universal Geneve "Microtor" Automatic

Description: EXCELLENT condition. The condition is real nice and this piece is well made and heavy of body. It is unusual and best of all is the 28 jewel micro rotor Swiss made automatic movement. These are very collectable and hard to find even in lower value gold filled watches. The 18k pink gold snap back case if fully signed as is the original dial and "in-house" Universal Geneve Caliber 218.9 movement. It has 28 jewels, Incabloc shock resistance, two spoke screwless Glucydur balance, Nivarox hairspring, and an escape wheel mounted in a special combined Girocap jewel housing. The small rotor is mounted out of center, integrated into the basic movement and winds in both directions via a switching rocker, two reduction wheels on the locking wheel and a complete reciprocal uncoupling of automatic and hand winding drives by a double locking wheel with integrated click disc. Measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$795} Item #3826 SOLD JV

Title: Cool SS 21 jewel Gray Dial Hand Wound Vantage

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Made by Hamilton with a  shock protected 21j French made H. Savoie/Lorsa P-72 movement and a French case.  Very attractive textured dial. All steel with a water resistant screw down back. It has a new dark blue leather strap and measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$99} Item #4813 SOLD

Title: Rare 24hr Vantage Military or Pilot Style with GMT Hand

Description: NEARMINT condition.  Almost unused. 1960's timepiece. Chrome plated main body with a screw on steel back. Swiss made 17j movement is wound by hand (not an automatic) with shock protection. Vantage was Hamilton's less expensive counterpart. A brand new Hadley Roma oil tan strap is included. Measures 39 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$275} Item #5080 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 14k White Gold Filled Ladies Wire Lug Van Buren

Description: NEARMINT condition. This is a Swiss made timepiece from about 1920 or so. It is well made with a good quality 15j hand wound Swiss movement and near perfect heavily embossed gold filled case (white). The dial is original but shows some light fading. The case has never been buffed and has the original finish. Note the sand marks on the back (nice brushed finish). It is all original with a new satin DeBeers Paris wire lug strap in black. Excellent gift and great value. Measures 26 mm wide (not including the crown) x 31 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$129} Item #4530 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find SS Vulcain Cricket  Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Really hard to find all steel version of  a popular dress watch from the 1960's. The Vulcain Cricket can be seen in photos worn by Lyndon Johnson and this is the original version of the modern Revue Thommen Cricket alarm watches which we see in the market place, mostly in the EU. The dial is original. Some spotting and general wash out type loss of color. Having said all that, I've been looking at the watch on my wrist and it looks pretty sharp. The case is almost nearmint and has its original finish for the most part. It had not been buffed before Wayne hit it very lightly. Original signed crown. New acrylic crystal and what may have been the exact some style of mesh bracelet seen  on these back then although many wore the hair pulling Speidel expansion or a leather strap. This bracelet was found on this watch but is not signed Vulcain. It is plenty long enough for modern chunky wrists and adjustable to any length. Wayne also serviced, oiled and timed the in-house Vulcain caliber 12 O hand wound movement. The dial looks better than the close-up photos and better than my general description. At more than a foot the eye sees a faint tan-ish hue instead of the pasty white in these photos. In its original position, turning the crown clockwise winds the alarm while turning it backwards or counterclockwise winds the mainspring for the movement. Pull out and turn COUNTER CLOCKWISE to set the hands, hour and minute. With the crown fully depressed/natural position, push in on the button at two and turn the crown CLOCKWISE to set the alarm hand. Pushing the crown back in activates the alarm. Push the button in slightly and the crown will pop out to a neutral position and alarm will not activate. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12.5 mm thick. Comes with a one year service warranty! {$575} Item #5975 SOLD

Title: Very Nice SS Vulcain Automatic w/Bombay Lugs

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Very unusual in that the all steel case is not marked Swiss nor the dial. It is powered by an A. Schild (Swiss made) movement according to Wayne the watchmaker, has 17 jewels and keeps good time. Some light scuffs on the case which has a screw on back. Quick set date which is nice and hard to find on vintage. Probably made in about 1970-75 is my guess. A super sweet Hadley Roma sporting style black leather strap with breathable design is attached. And a steel buckle. Wayne has installed a new crystal. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$129} Item #5845 SOLD

Title: Affordable Swiss Made Vulcain Hand Wind

Description: GOOD condition. Nice steel back/chrome plated body thin dress watch with three tiny diamonds on the original dial. 17j hand wound Swiss movement runs fine. Looks better in person although the photos show some age on the body. Signed crown. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 7 mm thick. {$80} Item #5110 SOLD

Title: Affordable German Made Vulcain Hand Wind Date

Description: GOOD condition. Well made affordable 1960's hand wound Vulcain with a perfect dial and new DeBeer Sport leather strap. Old style quick set by moving the hour hand past midnight, back to nine and repeat. Chrome plated main body with a press on steel back. 17 jewels with shock protection. Nice crown is easy to grip and may have been added later as it is not signed Vulcain. Acrylic crystal. Runs great, keeping good time. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$89} Item #5688 SOLD

Title: Cool 1970's Vulcain Cricket Alarm Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. I love the look of this early 70's Disco scene funky mod squad alarm watch. The weird mirrored 3D-ish  effect on the dial is mesmerizing. It is original and about 98%. Gold plated (20 microns) heavy middle body and steel friction fit back. Signed crown, mineral glass crystal. Comes with a nice new Hadley Roma black leather strap. This vintage timepiece has one barrel (spring) for both the watch and the alarm. Wind the alarm up by turning the crown clockwise same as if you were winding a normal time only watch. Wind the mainspring barrel of the movement by turning the crown counter clock-wise. Opposite of normal watches. Hard to find Swiss made high grade famous name Vulcain Cricket, one of the President's watches in its day. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$365}  {$325} SALE Item #4538 SOLD

Title: Nice Vintage Hand Wound Vulcain in 18k Pink Gold

Description: EXCELLENT condition.  Sweet watch for the money. Thin one piece case is hallmarked and has some faint dings on the back. Nearmint from the front with a perfect original silvered sub second dial. 15j Vulcain (Swiss) movement works great. A beautiful watch in a bit larger size then usual for a gold hand wind from the 60's. A brand new DeBeer Paris black wire lug leather strap with a gold plated buckle is attached. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 8.5 mm thick. {$375} Item #3852 SOLD

Title: Vulcain Parts

Description:  $65 Item #1302 SOLD

Title: Nice Big Vintage Vulcain Alarm

Description: GOOD condition. Vintage Vulcain alarm watches are becoming more and more collectible and hard to find. In-house hand wound movements of this nature (with complications) are highly sought after. This piece has a gold plated top/middle body and a double steel back. The original dial does have some spots but these are not as "glaring" as the close-up photo indicates. Some of the gold plating is worn off of the alarm push button at 2. There are a few scuffs and light/small nicks too. These alarms are very loud and robust, setting by turning the normal crown after pushing in the button at two. The hands/time sets by pulling out the crown and turning backwards or counter clockwise. In addition, the watch winds backwards to power the mainspring and forward for the alarm. An unusual watch, reasonably priced with a brand new Hadley Roma genuine lizard skin strap in brown. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$249} {$199} Item #3535 SOLD PT

Title: Wakmann Hand Wind

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Steel screw on back. Chrome plated middle body. Hand wound, shock protected movement keeps good time. Buy one of our 16 mm Hadley Roma straps and this watch is yours for less than $50. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$49} Item #4192 SOLD

Title: Wakmann Hand Wind on Old Cowboy Strap

Description: GOOD condition. Chrome plated body with steel screw down back. 1940 or early 50's era. Runs fine and has a nice original dial. Swiss made hand wound antique on a period leather strap. Sell head only for $20 less. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$65} Item #4540 SOLD

Title: Wakmann Triple Date Chronograph

Description: GOOD condition. Big cool watch with a lot of gizmos and a colorful dial. The Lemania Caliber 1341 automatic chronograph movement includes an hour recorder/counter at the sub dial at 6, a sweep 60 second and minute recorder from the center pinion on two separate orange hands, a monthly rotating bezel which is adjust from the crown at 10 and a yachting scale and tachymeter scale around the outside of the dial. Automatic vintage chronographs are rare and this particular style of watch is unique and way undervalued in today's frenetic vintage marketplace. A great investment. Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$575} Item #4711 LOST BY USPS IN ROUTE TO THE UK

Title: Attractive Black and White Dial Wakmann Chronograph

Description: GOOD condition. We have been lucky to find several black and white dial chronos recently. This color combination is very popular and they have all sold quickly. This one is in good shape but does show wear on the three crowns. Otherwise the condition is excellent with a perfect original dial and nice screw back case. The Valjoux 7733 hand wound movement is very clean (superficially) and runs great. We have priced this watch below market value. A brand new Hadley Roma black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$425} Item #4758 SOLD

Title: Neat Multi Colored Dial Wakmann Chronograph Mechanic's Special

Description: GOOD condition. We've had this to our watchmaker who checked it out for problems but could not find a crystal large enough. A crack at 1 and another smaller one at 7. You can wear it like this but one will eventually need to replace the crystal. High grade Lemania Caliber 1341 automatic (rare) chronograph movement works fine and has two hands on the center pinion. Quick set date and day of the week inner rotating bezel (crown at 10). The large and heavy gold plated case has a steel snap on back and some age spots at the 1 area. Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$449} Item #4776 SOLD

Title: Nice Large Steel Wakmann Alarm

Description: EXCELLENT condition. The dial is aged certainly but it is even. The case has been buffed and looks almost like new. A nice looking mechanical movement runs good and is hard to find in Swiss watches these days. We have installed a nice new Hadley Roma 835 leather strap with a steel buckle to match the watch. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$365} Item #4593 SOLD

Title: 1960's Black and White Wakmann Triple Date Triple Register Chrono

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet! Can you imagine what a watch like this would cost if new? I contend that these Valjoux 72C/730 vintage movements have MORE value than new models. Triple date, triple register vintage chronographs are skyrocketing in value, except for this particular watch. These cool Daytona style dialed chronos are still marketed at the same levels as two years ago. Within 10% anyway. A good investment grade timepiece with some buffing and a mint original dial. Extra sharp movement too. New crystal, signed crown. Runs fine but remember that one must NOT set any of the date functions on this watch while the the hands are between 9pm and 4am. Runs fine and all of the functions work properly. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$1399} Item #4475 SOLD

Title: Wakmann Triple Date Chronograph

Description: GOOD condition. Big cool watch with a lot of gizmos and a colorful dial. The Lemania Caliber 1341 automatic chronograph movement includes an hour recorder/counter at the sub dial at 6, a sweep 60 second and minute recorder from the center pinion on two separate orange hands, a monthly rotating bezel which is adjust from the crown at 10 and a yachting scale and tachymeter scale around the outside of the dial. Automatic vintage chronographs are rare and this particular style of watch is unique and way undervalued in today's frenetic vintage marketplace. Steel back with a chrome plated middle body. Condition is only average on this body with signs of wear-through on high spots (backs of lugs etc). Choose your own Hadley Roma sport style strap from our inventory. A great investment. Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 15 mm thick. {$575} Item #4337 SOLD

     Fancy Dialed Waltham, Circa 1883

{$229} Item #6660

Serviced

SOLD

Rare Waltham Military Issue RCAF Broad Arrow

{$675} Item #6084

Serviced

SOLD

Early Fancy Dial Waltham Wrist Watch

{$199} Item #6165

SOLD

Ladies WGF Art Deco Waltham, Circa 1930 

{$165} Item #6214 sOLD

Big Affordable Waltham circa 1935

{$99} Item #6264 SOLD

Title: Military Issue Waltham A-17 w/Cool Original Dial Serviced

Description: GOOD condition. Gorgeous all original military time piece with what looks like an unused period strap. Screw bezel, screw on back three piece stainless steel case is in nice condition showing average signs of wear, nicks and scuffs. Fantastic original dial with painted Air Force hands. 1952 issue (AF-52 on back). Runs fine and has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker and carries a one year service warranty. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$325} Item #4456 SOLD

14k Green Gold Waltham Cut Corner

Serviced

SOLD {$675}

Nice Military Issue Waltham Ordinance Department {$125} Item #5616 SOLD

Title: Sweet 1913 Porcelain Dial Wire Lug Waltham Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sterling silver hinged case has a dark patina which is what we like, I do anyway. Original large gold (probably brass) easily gripped crown is somewhat rare. New acrylic crystal installed by Wayne. New old stock hands (originals would have been very similar), very rare wire lug strap and strap attachments are probably from a few years later but very old and made for this specific type of watch. The strap is leather and one portion/layer of it is cracked through so it is not useable but I am including it for historical reasons. We can find a new one to put on the attachments but any will have to have a narrow lug width. My gal collectors enjoy this type of watch. The porcelain dial looks perfect but with a loupe I can see two faint hairline cracks. The Waltham movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by Wayne and comes with a one year service warranty. It has a beautiful damaskeened nickel finish although the model 1907/grade 361only carries 7 jewels. PS. If you think 7 jewels is is a low grade movement, perhaps you are right but how low grade could it be to have lasted almost 100 years? I've made the point before. 7 jewels is the minimum but the un-jeweled bushings are on the slowest moving wheels of the train. If oiled properly they don't wear quickly at all. This piece wasn't just used a little and set aside either. It has case wear on the snap on back in the form of old one piece strap striations (one piece straps were inexpensive and much more common way back then, even up through mid-century than you might expect), some little dimples and dings and light wrist wear. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$295} Item #6039 SOLD

Title: 1952 Military Issue Waltham A-17

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. All steel with a screw on bezel and back. Near perfect original black dial with almost all of the lum still intact and original lumed hands having once been painted which is common for watches of this type so the wearer could see them after the lum stopped luming (lighting up or holding a charge). The hack set 17j Waltham movement works great and keeps good time. The A-17 is a little bit harder to find than some other models like the A-11. A period type nylon strap is attached but if it is not your style we can add a nice Hadley Roma strap at no additional charge. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 13.5 mm thick. {$299} Item #5615 SOLD

Title: Military Issue Waltham A-17 with Superb Original Dial

Description: GOOD condition. Gorgeous all original military time piece with a fantastic period strap from my collection. Screw bezel, screw on back three piece stainless steel case is in very nice condition showing very little age. The original dial has luminescent hands which is unusual for air force watches and is 1956 issue (AF-56 on back). Runs fine and has been checked out by our watchmaker. The movement is perfect, I just forgot the photo. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$329} Item #5602 SOLD

Title: Waltham Anti-magnetic Ordinance Department Military Issue

Description: GOOD condition. Interesting WW II timepiece, Circa 1944. Original war time canvass strap from my personal collection as is this watch. Really nice dial with subsidiary seconds bit and waterproof style case which shows a bit of age. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$299} Item #5574 SOLD

Title: Cool 21j Waltham Center Second Square Wrist Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Affordable steel backed center second which was an upgrade or slight complication for most movements back then. Beautiful high grade American made Waltham movement has 21 jewels and was serviced by the watchmaker collector who owned it. A real nice new Hadley Roma brown leather strap is attached. Keeps great time. Original glass crystal. Measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$105} Item #5396 SOLD

Title: Unusual Swiss Made Waltham Day Date

Description: GOOD condition. Its just the case which appears worn. The dial and movement are really nice. And the wear is not nearly as pronounced as our extreme close-ups show. It really looks nice in person. Hound wound with no quick set function. Steel screw on back and chrome plated base metal case. Late 60's or around 1970 date of manufacture. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$75} Item #5069 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Large Sterling Silver Porcelain Dial Waltham, Ca. 1904

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Extra nice large silver wire lug from the early part of the 20th century. Called a Lady Waltham and marked on the movement this high grade pocket watch movement was converted in the teens probably to a wristwatch. Considered originals and having a superb unmarred porcelain dial. The hands are original too and have had new lum inserted by our watchmaker. The Arabic numerals also would have had luminescent material in them back in the day. Most of these early wire lug watches had less expensive movements. This gorgeous 17j Lady Waltham has solid gold raised jewel settings, a solid gold center wheel, large gold screw balance wheel and a fancy star regulator. It is not marked how many jewels but I can count at least 17. The balance is capped with what appears to be a diamond (clear, not red) capstone or endstone. There is an inscription on the back, Dr. Frank Thomas. The crystal is perfect and glass. Measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 33 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$395} Item #5230 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Military  Waltham Ord. Dept.

Description: NEARMINT condition. Except for some faint scuffs on the back this watch is perfect. Down to the original glass crystal. The dial is perfect too but I am thinking it could be an older refinish. Like new military style strap. Runs fine. I don't think this watch was ever used. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$235} Item #4587 SOLD

Title: Rare 18k White Gold Large 1920's Square Frame Waltham "Presentation"

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This beautiful watch was in my personal collection at one time along with my Superman watch, of course. The nice dial has been professionally refinished.  The 15j hand wound movement has nice gold jewel settings and was made in America. It dates to about 1928. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed about a year ago and the 18k solid gold case lightly buffed. These are sometimes seen in 14k gold but seldom 18k. In fact, I have never seen another. The hinged lugs are in good condition.  A slightly used brown crocodile strap is attached. It measures 26 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 9 mm thick.  {$1175}  Item #4226 SOLD

Title: 1945 Military Issue Waltham A-11 Navigational Mechanic's Special

Description: GOOD condition. The screw back and screw on bezel have a coin edge grip and are good condition. The middle body however is missing a lot of the chrome. The back has all of the correct ordinance marks including AF for Air Force, U.S. Army and dates to 1944. The 16j American made movement works but the watchmaker says it needs help. Parts maybe plus service. The dial is original and is real nice to look at in its simplicity. The hands are not hollow with luminescent material filled in but painted solid. Unlike the skeletal hands seen on Army watches the Air force thought this method might reduce the chance of crumbling particles falling through, getting into the movement. A nice new green canvas strap with a silver buckle is attached. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$99} Item #3758 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find Two Tone Waltham Porcelain Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition. These unusual watches have gold filled backs and a nickel middle body and bezel. They are hard to find and usually cost this amount wholesale or at shows. We are passing our savings on to our customers. Purchased in a large lot. Original porcelain dial is missing the luminescent material from the Arabic numerals. Very cool hands look like new old stock and original leather strap. Glass crystal. The serial number of this old watch dates it to about 1920. Check out the nice engine turned gf back. It is original! They were made like this but in small runs. It keeps good time. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$299} {$249} SALE Item #4316 SOLD

Title: Vintage Waltham Alarm

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice Swiss made mechanical alarm watch with a steel back and chrome plated middle body. Some age on the crowns. Works perfectly (hand wound) and has a pleasant alarm sound. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$249} Item #4481 SOLD TO AF

Title: 1944 Military Issue "Ord Dept" Waltham

Description: GOOD condition. This is a darn good military timepiece for the money. Quite a bit of a price reduction is given because of the appearance of the chrome plated middle body. It goes well with the age of this 60 year old watch. Waterproof design with a special dust cover for the movement and waterproof screw back (with rubber seal) and crown (also with seals). Of course, a vintage piece should never be submerged, in my opinion. Original dial is rare as most are unsigned or say only Waltham, not Waltham and 17 jewels. Fade marks in the shape of the hands which appear to have been refilled fairly recently with luminescent material. Keeps very good time and has a super cool old stock leather strap in brand new condition. It is fairly long too. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$145} {$79} Item #3602  SOLD RS

Title: Nice 17j Waltham Military Issue Circa 1944

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Although this is a chrome plated case it is one of the best mil watches made at that time with a high grade, non-hacking American made movement (see photo), a dust cover for it and a dust and water resistant screw on back. The condition is outstanding with no loss of chrome to speak of, an original crown and a real cool original dial. The hands are original and perfect as are the Arabic numerals. It runs fine, keeping very good time and has a neat old style military canvas strap which was an improved version made to hold the watch on the strap if one spring bar would happen to snap. The ORD Dept. and OF markings on the back designate this as a watch issued to ground troops during the war. It measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$175} Item #3757 SOLD CS

Title: Rare Waltham Type A-17 Military Issue in Steel

Description: EXCELLENT condition. These watches are very popular with this special dial and very hard to find at all, especially in good condition. Hardly a spot of wear on the steel screw back, screw bezel case. The original dial is fantastic and so is the case on this Korean War military timepiece. A cool canvas strap appropriate for the times is attached. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$375} {$275} Item #3765 SOLD RBJ

Title: WWII Waltham A-11 Military Issue Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Except for some of the chrome missing on the base metal middle body this is in very nice condition. The screw back and screw on bezel have a coin edge grip and are nearly perfect. The back has all of the correct ordinance marks including AF for Air Force and 45 signifying a 1945 date which matches the serial number of the 16j, hack second American made movement. The dial is original, perfect and is a real pleasure to look at in its simplicity. You might notice that the hands are not hollow with luminescent material filled in but solid with a painted luminescent. Unlike the skeletal hands seen on Army watches the Air force thought this method might reduce the chance of crumbling particles falling through, getting into the movement. It runs great, keeps good time and has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. A nice new black leather strap is attached. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$195} Item #3595 SOLD CR

Title: Rare Waltham Type A-17 Military Issue in Steel

Description: EXCELLENT condition. These watches are very popular with this special dial. They are also very hard to find, especially in good condition. Hardly a spot of wear on the three part steel case. The back and bezel have knurled edges and screw on to the middle body. I believe the crown is original or at least, from the era. The original dial is fantastic on this Korean War military timepiece and the movement, which is a hack set, made in the USA Waltham, has 17 jewels and is keeping good time. The canvas strap is appropriate for the times and may even be original as it is quite a bit different from what we see on these watches these days as replacements. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$289} Item #3813 SOLD RS NETHERLANDS

Title: 1942 Military Issue Waltham A-11

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This watch is a little older than most mil issue A-11's we get. It has a chrome plated middle body and integral bezel which is in average condition and a steel screw on back with all the ordinance markings. According to the back of the watch and the serial number this piece was manufactured and issued in 1942. The 17j Waltham hand wound movement is a hack model which means that when you pull the crown out to set the watch the second hand stops. This original black dial is perfect although it is hard to see just how nice it is in the photo. You might notice that the hands are not hollow with luminescent material filled in but solid with a painted luminescent. Unlike the skeletal hands seen on Army watches the Air force thought this method might reduce the chance of crumbling particles falling through, getting into the movement. Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$179} Item #3768 SOLD JSG

Title: 21j Solid Yellow Gold Waltham Premier Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A very cool early timepiece from one of America's often overlooked manufacturers. Small attractive design is slightly curved to fit the wrist it a 10k yellow gold case. The 21j Caliber 750 Riverside hand wound movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. A vintage near new black leather strap in superb wearable condition is attached and looks fantastic with this classic 1940's or earlier tank. Measures 21 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 8 mm thick. {$229} Item #4720 SOLD

Title: Nice Curved Waltham Premier

Description: Nicely refinished dial and an above average gold filled case with stepped sides. Unusual model dating to the late 1930's. What is really rare about this piece is that it is signed Premier on the refinished dial, inside of the case and on the American made 17j movement. The watchmaker found a new old stock curved glass crystal for this piece, so the crystal is period and mint.  This is a unique vintage timepiece at a very reasonable price. A high grade genuine lizard skin strap is attached. Measures 23 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 8 mm thick. {$175} Item #3356 SOLD RK

Title: Rare 14k White Gold Waltham Open Frame Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. This is a wonderful and rare watch. The shape, the condition for the age (1926), the size and the overall appearance all document the horological significance of a scarcely found (not the more popular Hamilton Piping Rock) American made Deco wristwatch. The hand crafted dial has painted Arabic numerals in gold and a subsidiary seconds bit at six. It has been professionally refinished. The solid gold case has a snap back, moving hinges and has been buffed lightly. It is in superb condition. This is one of Waltham's nicest movements with 15 ruby jewels, raised gold jewel settings and a screwed balance (18,000 bph/beats per hour). The nice new crown is not a perfect match but is large and easy to grip. Measures 26 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$1875} Item #3198 SOLD

Title: Rare 18k White Gold Large 1920's Square Frame Waltham "Presentation" Serviced

Description: This beautiful watch has been in my collection along with my Superman watch, of course. NEARMINT condition! The stunning dial has been professionally refinished.  The 15j, raised jewel settings, hand wound movement was made in America and dates to about 1928. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and the 18k solid gold case lightly buffed. These are sometimes seen in 14k gold but seldom 18k. In fact, I have never seen another. The hinged lugs are in superb condition. The crown  is original. A slightly used genuine crocodile strap is attached. It measures 26 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 9 mm thick.  {$1245} Item #3289 SOLD

Title: Early Ladies 14k White Gold and Sapphire Warwick Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Wonderful 1920's era ladies white gold time piece. Hand engraved on the bezel and sides. Real nice original dial is mint as is the original beveled glass crystal. Pretty blue sapphires and a sapphire cabochon crown. The Swiss made 15j hand wound movement is marked Warwick Watch Co. Caliber 232 and also A. Michele. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by Wayne the watchmaker and comes with a one year warranty. Hinged case is marked 14k and has been tested by my jeweler who was curious about the yellow color under the initials on the back. Apparently, this is white gold over yellow gold. Pretty unusual case material which I have not seen before. Superb condition overall with a $120 ladies genuine wire lug crocodile strap attached. Measures 18 mm wide (not including the crown) x 27 mm long x 8.5 mm thick. {$369} Item #5611 SOLD

Title: Cool Silver Purse or Desk Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Bargain priced for a couple of reasons. The dial is really attractive but refinished and Tiffany does not match the Windsor Watch Co. movement so my guess is that someone added Tiffany to their Windsor Watch Co. purse watch dial when it was refinished. Nice piece with a cabochon crown and nice silver case which probably had a ray skin or chagrin covering it and that is the second reason this is priced about half of what it might bring if all original. Runs fine. One can also carry this in their pocket and put it out on the desk during work. Measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$329} Item #5355 {$199} SOLD

Lovely Ladies Wittnauer Automatic

   {$49} Item #6486

SOLD

Beautiful Wittnauer Hand Wind

{$79} Item #6374

SOLD

 

 

  Beautiful Wittnauer With Sunburst Dial

{$89} Item #6500

    AS FOUND

SOLD

Stainless Steel Wittnauer Automatic

Was {$189}  Now {$165} Item #6327

SOLD

Beautiful WGF Wittnauer Geneve

Was {$99}  Now {$75}  Item #6488

AS FOUND

SOLD

Sweet 1970's SS Wittnauer 2000 calendar automatic

Sold

{$269} Item #6101

Gorgeous Large Wittnauer Tank

{$165} Item #6179

SOLD

Nice Wittnauer Automatic W/Original Bracelet

{$185} Item #6068

SOLD

Title: Affordable Stainless Steel Wittnauer Automatic

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice affordable one piece water and dust resistant automatic watch from the 1960's. I purchased this from my watchmaker Wayne who has gone through it. It is Swiss made and runs great and looks great with some pitting on the back and several light nicks all over. Not an issue except for aesthetics. A cool inexpensive shark type vintage strap from his old stock is attached but if you would like a nice Hadley Roma we can put one on it for you. Signed crown and truly a one piece case with no bezel or back, all one single part. Measures 30 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$129} Item #5654 SOLD

Title: Nice Swiss Made Wittnauer Day/Date

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A great 1970's watch with a little dirt around the crystal which I didn't see until our close-up photos. I've since cleaned it up and it looks very nice. All steel with the original finish and a double quick set automatic Swiss made movement. The original folded link bracelet is almost untouched with one or two very small scratches on the signed clasp and it is long, fitting my 7 and 5/8ths inch wrist with some slack. This is not a cheap watch but made during a tough time for Swiss imports and mechanical watches in general. One may also remove this bracelet and install a leather watch strap in its place. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$125} Item #5715 SOLD

Title: Attractive SS Hand Wound Wittnauer AS FOUND

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Even though this dial is old with the tiny luminescent dots at 12,3,6 and 9 aged and even missing for the 3 and 6, I think this is an old refinish. It is properly marked "t swiss t" for tritium and the text is pretty good, I just have a feeling. Anyway, that is not so important when dealing with or selling watches in this price range. 1960's Swiss made vintage dress watch with a subsidiary seconds dial and one  piece stainless steel case. All in nice shape. Runs fine and formerly the property of a collector and good customer. We've put a gently used genuine crocodile strap on as a nice bonus but you may choose a HR oil tan if you don't like this one. A really nice affordable thin dress watch in black and white which always looks nice. Signed crown. Runs fine as we've tested it two ways. Measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 8.5 mm thick. {$109} Item #5716 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Private Label Wittnauer Round Pusher SS Chrono

Description: NEARMINT condition. Sweet old waterproof (at the time) and dustproof chronograph. Gorgeous 99% original tight dial with super faint spots not seen with the naked eye. Private label means jewelry store watch with the store name on the dial. Made this way originally from the factory. Perfect itsy bitsy tiny text on the three outside meters/timers. First the traditional tachymeter in blue used to measure speed traveling one mile. Next, in red are the numerals 1 thru 12 (km) with 12 near the top. This is a telemeter scale which is used to time distance related to sound. For instance, to time the distance of a bolt of lightning from its furthest point, push the button at 2 when you see it strike and push the button again to stop it (the long center chronograph hand) when you hear the thunder. Each division, 1-12 is 1 km with the miniscule marks between the numbers representing 100 meters. So, if you hear the thunder 10 seconds after the bolt the distance will read 2 (km). Finally, on the very inside is a black 0-60 graduation is for simple minute timing. Extra fine steel case is heavy and unbuffed from what I can tell. No scuffs, nicks or scratches excepting on small tool mark on the back. Original circular sand marks and brushed sides still intact. The Swiss made 17j shock protected Wittnauer signed (Venus Caliber 88) hand wound movement is in perfect running condition and keeps excellent time. A brand new black leather strap is included. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$675} Item #5051 SOLD

Title: Cool Wittnauer Tank

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Very rare case design in yellow gold filled material. Some wear on the back seen on the edges of the ends/top and bottom. New curved acrylic crystal and high grade Swiss made Wittnauer hand wound movement runs fine and keeps good time. The satin finished two tone dial is perfect and appears to be re-finished recently. The hands are aged but original. A brand new Hadley Roma oil tan strap with gold plated steel buckle is attached. Measures 21 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$119} Item #5018 SOLD

Title: Nice Yellow Gold Filled Wittnauer Tank

Description: GOOD condition. Large size for a tank style watch. High grade and attractive 3/4 plate movement reminiscent of higher grade manufacturers made by Revue. Kif shock protected (unusual to see a vintage shock protected tank). Probably late 50's vintage. Honey comb dial is well aged. Looks better in person really. We have added a nice new Hadley Roma 881 oil tan strap with a gold plate over steel matching buckle. Worth this price for the movement at least. Measures 25 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$80} Item #4629 SOLD

Title: Big Three Register Valjoux 72 Wittnauer Professional

Description: VERYGOOD condition. These watches are really hard to find. Any Valjoux 72 chronograph seems to fetch 1k or more these days. This is in a sweet all steel, round pusher, screw back case in great shape. Just check out our close-up photos by clicking on the image to the left. Super clean hand wound movement has been checked out by our watchmaker and runs great. The original dial looks much better in person than our extreme close ups indicate. There is darkness and age in the upper left corner. Overall this is a real bargain! Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$775} Item #4901 SOLD

Title: Cool Fancy Blue Dial Wittnauer Automatic

Description: MINT condition. All steel. Decent construction with folded links and a bi-directional rotating divers bezel. Quick set date. Nice Japanese automatic movement has 17 jewels and is shock protected too. 1970 vintage. Small wrists only, 7 inches or smaller. New Old Stock condition. All original. Says Japan at the bottom of the dial. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 12 mm thick.  {$169} Item #4594 SOLD

Title: Cool Fancy Dial Wittnauer Automatic

Description: VERYGOOD condition. All steel. Decent construction with folded links and a rotating divers bezel. Quick set day/date. Nice Japanese automatic movement has 17 jewels and is shock protected too. 1970 vintage. Small wrists only, 7 inches or smaller. Measures 38 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$119} Item #4338 SOLD TO SM

Title: Beautiful Black Dial Vintage Wittnauer Geneve

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Great dress or casual vintage timepiece from the 60's or early 70's. Swiss made shock protected 17j hand wound movement runs great. Perfect black dial. A brand new black Hadley Roma 713 lizard grain strap with gold over steel buckle included. Measures 28 mm wide (not including the crown) x 36 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$129} Item #7013 SOLD TO TC

Title: NOS Ladies Steel Wittnauer Automatic w/Box

Description: This piece was purchased from a jewelry stores back room. Never worn although the strap is somewhat aged. Solid steel with a screw back. Automatic high grade Swiss movement. It measures 21 mm wide not including the crown x 27 mm long by 10 mm thick. Acrylic crystal.  {$99} Item #3298 SOLD JS

Title: Cool 1970's Wittnauer w/Box and Paper

Description: EXCELLENT condition. All steel. Folded link steel bracelet. Automatic signed Japan on attractive dial. Quick set day/date. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 46 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$65} Item #4430 SOLD

Title: 3 Register Hand Wound Wittnauer Professional Chronograph

Description: A big steel chronograph in great condition. There are some nicks and scuffs on the bezel but the entire watch is pretty nice. Swiss made with a Valjoux chronograph movement. Mint dial. Runs great, keeping very good time. A nice Banda strap with a steel deployant buckle is included. Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37.5 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$423} Item #3343 SOLD HP

Wyler Railroad Approved

{$195} Item #6383

Serviced

SOLD

Railroad Approved Wyler Lifeguard

{$245} Item #6656

SOLD

Stainless Steel Wyler Dynawind

{$225} Item #6338

SOLD

Hand Wound Wyler

{$95} Item #6233

VIDEO

SOLD

Beautiful Wyler Tri-Sport Serviced $375 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find SS Wyler Triple Date Automatic Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Triple date watches are getting hard to find these days as collectors know a good value and are snapping them up. Triple date AUTOMATIC watches in steel cases are really rare with a few Movado examples seen in the market place and that is about it. This is a nice large sized Wyler. Large for the day which is 1940's, late or early 50's. Aged dial is the original. Some obvious nicks and scratches on the case although Wayne has buffed it lightly and it looks real nice in person. As does the dial which has a spot near the 10, cool blue date chapter on the outside and a good overall appearance at arms length. New acrylic crystal and easy to grip crown along with some gaskets have been installed and Wayne has also fully serviced, oiled and timed the Wyler movement (made by A. Schild) which is Swiss and a rare caliber. Sub second dial makes it easier to jam all those functions in the case as center second watches require more wheels and parts. Holed lugs are easy to install straps and heavy numbered screw on back. Case number 31951-8153. Measures 33.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 12.5 x mm thick. {$365} Item #5912 SOLD

Title: Small Hand Wound Wyler "Weatherproof" AS FOUND

Description: GOOD condition. This watch looks a little better in person than these close-up photos show. Without magnification one can't see the numerous small nicks and scuffs as well as in these blow ups. Some polishing compound is still in the crevices. Lightly buffed. As Found just means that we haven't opened it or had Wayne check it out but we have checked it's timing for accuracy by setting the time and monitoring and also by the timing machine in various positions. All of the watches we sell tell time within reason +/- 60 to 30 seconds per 24hrs. This is a 1940's small water proof and dustproof hand wound Swiss made Wyler with a signed crown and really nice original dial and hands. Anybody else out there selling vintage Swiss watches for under $70? Working for my customers to find affordable watches in this tough time. Measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 36 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$69} Item #5732 SOLD

Title: Nice SS Hand Wound Wyler

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This is a Swiss made watch from the late 1950's in an all steel case. Decent size and great condition with a gorgeous original dial. Runs great and has a nice new pig skin strap attached. Center second model. Great price! Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 8.5 mm thick. {$85} Item #5672 SOLD

Title: Unusual Hand Wound Wyler "Lifeguard" Dive Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Not found often with a two piece steel waterproof (at birth) case and large screw down crown. there are quite a few small nicks and dings although we have buffed them lightly. In addition, this watch has a man's name and social security number engraved on the back (Leslie Marx). Our watchmaker has also refilled the original luminescent hands and examined the movement for accuracy and condition. He has regulated it for time and added a new acrylic crystal. The date is an old style quick set which means you can change it by moving the hour hand past midnight, back to nine and then repeat. The original dial does have some scratches and if you click on the image to the left you'll find some close up photos which show the worst one over the center pinion, extending left to the nine. All of the luminescent dots on the outside of the markers are present. A brand new thick Hadley Roma brown leather strap is attached. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$239} Item #5311 SOLD

Title: Gold Capped Wyler with Cool Black and White Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Swiss made with a one piece steel and gold case design. Solid gold cap over the lugs along with a gold bezel and signed crown. No removable back. Acrylic crystal and super cool looking black and white original dial. Runs fine and has a brand new Hadley Roma 881 oil tan strap in black with a gold tone buckle. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$145} Item #4391 SOLD

Title: Collectable SS Railroad Approved Wyler Lifeguard

Description: EXCELLENT condition. During the 60's and just before the quartz revolution rail road conductors and engineers still used mechanical watches, mostly pocket watches as their accurate "approved" watches. Some used newer made wristwatches. This is one of those available at that time.  It has a one piece stainless steel case with a painted and highly legible original white, red and black dial. A hand wound Swiss made Wyler movement runs great and is housed in a two piece waterproof steel case. Shock protected. A brand new Hadley Roma black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. This is the larger of the two sizes I have seen. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$235} Item #4642 SOLD

Title: Wyler Dynawind

Description: GOOD condition. This one piece steel case has a lot of scuffs but a good buffing would make it nice. The white dial is in great shape with cool art deco Arabic numerals. This is a Swiss made automatic and a bargain at this price. A new black leather strap with a matching buckle is attached. Measures 32.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 39 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$69} Item #xxxx SOLD TO JM

Title: 14k Gold Waterproof Wyler

Description: These are cool little watches with an early waterproof design. Hand wound with the original waterproof crown. Screw back. Overall in very good condition. It has been buffed. The dial certainly looks original as the detail is exceptional and there is quite a bit if color/age to it and the luminescent material on the Arabic numerals is perfect and precise, as are the hands. But, in my opinion, it was refinished many years ago. It measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 11 mm thick. $239 {$169} Item #SCH132 SOLD TO TH

Title: Steel Wyler Dynawind 660 ft Diver

Description: A solid steel case with no removable back. The bezel snaps off and the entire watch comes out through the front for servicing. Nicked up a bit but the original black dial is much better in person than it appears in the photos. It is perfect actually with no age, fading or damage. Two logos are FLT on the left and a Shriner thing on the right. This is an automatic dive watch keeping very good time. No discernable daily positional error. Less than 1-2 seconds according to the timing machine. Signed crown. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 14 mm thick. $169 {$109} Item #TL40 SOLD FC

Title: Fantastic 1940's Hand Wound Steel Wyler Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. Nice design and very cool original aged dial. Solid steel case is almost mint or untouched. Hand wound Swiss made Wyler movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. A brand new high grade Hirsch strap is included. Measures 30.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$179} Item #3732 SOLD TO RS IN THE NETHERLANDS

Title: Rare 1950's Zell Brothers Stainless Steel "Turtle" Automatic

Description: VERYGOOD condition. If you want to collect and wear a vintage automatic wristwatch you should concentrate on at least these two factors. Case material and rarity. I prefer steel to all else with gold next and gold filled last simply because of the durable quality of steel. It will not wear down like gold or gold filled cases. And it can be buffed although it is quite an endeavor and requires a professional. Rarity is important for any vintage purchase as it is less likely that you will see your watch on some one else's wrist and if you decide to sell the demand is greater for hard to find items. These watches were made by E. Borel and retailed in the north west (Seattle) by a well known jewelry store. As you can see by clicking on the image to the left this Felsa base caliber movement has a unique regulator which is explained on the inside of the signed screw back. It is a cool piece with a date and it is affordable. Even the black strap is probably original (unsigned) to the times. Large for the genre and having a very nice two-tone original dial. Also, it is keeping very good time (less than 5 seconds error per 24hrs according to the timing machine). Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$199} Item #3772 SOLD JS

Stainless Steel Zenith Sporto {$379} Item #6117 Serviced SOLD
Title: Stainless Steel Zenith Sporto With Darkly Aged Original Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet darkly aged original dial and super cool long original hands. Cool dust resistant case with clear plastic dust cover over the movement. This innovation is not seen on many wrist watches. Beautiful Zenith Incabloc shock protected, screw balance hand wound movement keeps great time. Bit rare but still affordable for this high end brand which is still in business today. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$375} Item #5705 SOLD

Title: Excellent Stainless Steel Hand Wound Zenith Sporto

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet watch with a well made case including a fairly rare clear dust cover not seen often on wrist watches. The dial is perfect really except that it has been refinished. We know this in part because of the lack of tritium on the markers (probably would have been a small dot of it on the outside edge of each) and the T swiss made T at the bottom denotes tritium so...also the un-aged appearance as it looks very new and fresh.  The hands appear to be original with aged lum inside. Beautiful shock protected 18 jewel movement runs great and is a pleasure to view. Watches with dust covers are usually in better shape than others especially after all these years. Signed crown. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 41 mm long x 10.5 mm thick. {$265} Item #5071 SOLD

Title: Exquisite Large 18k Vintage Zenith Automatic w/Box

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Formerly the property of a collector. One of the finest vintage gold automatics I have seen. Possibly made as late as the mid 1970's this large heavy Swiss made automatic is all original except the strap and buckle. Check out our numerous photos. Click on the image to the left. Sapphire or glass crystal. Intricate well made 18k Zenith signed gold case and mint original dial. Extra fine in-house Caliber 2542-PC was first developed in 1959 and has 25 jewels, all beryllium wheels, fine regulator adjustment with eccentric screw, Incabloc shock resistance and a 45 hour power reserve. Superb condition with some buffing or wrist wear on the back along with a couple of faint dings. Shown with a croc and stingray strap.  Measures 31 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$1675} Item #5130 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous 1950's Swiss Made Zenith Steel Auto

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A very nice watch with little to complain about. One brown spot on the original dial at about 9  and a little flecking of paint on the very edge near 10. Two piece Swiss made slotted screw back case with signed crown. This is Zenith's first automatic movement, the Zenith Caliber 133.8. It has a Glucydur screw balance, Nivarox hairspring and is Incabloc shock protected. Hammer wind aka bumper wind with ruby bearings. Known as the lightest and flattest automatic on the market at the time (late 40's) and for original designs of direct center seconds and the minute wheel mounted out of center. The 133.8 is the latest version of the 133 and was upgraded to 21,600 BPH or beats per hour. It came out in 1952 and has 20 jewels, a 40 hour power reserve and a special leaf spring for elastic support of the movement against the screw on back. Click on the image to the left to see the movement's photo. A brand new DeBeer Paris dark brown leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$395} Item #4742 SOLD

Title: Cool Zenith "Defy" SS Automatic Diver

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A nice big dive watch from the 1960's with a cool screw down crown. All original including the steel bracelet. Buffed recently with some nicks still showing here and there. Near perfect original dial is a real beauty. Non-quick set date. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$380} Item #4743 SOLD

Title: Mid-sized Hand Wound Zenith

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Small to mid-sized for a Gent's watch. Gold plated body with a steel screw on back. The slotted back does have two scratches and the body has some wear under the crown which is not very noticeable. Super fine looking original mint white porcelain dial with highly legible black Arabic numerals and solid black hands. The high grade hand wound Zenith movement runs fine. A brand new Hadley Roma oil tan black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 31.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 37 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$235} Item #4671 SOLD

Title: Rare and Fine German Air Force Pilot's "Zenith Special" Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Boy, I sure do hate to see this watch leave the shop. I have been enjoying the unique look, beautiful movement and gorgeous black porcelain dial. This original late 1920's pilot's watch does have two small areas of repair on the dial, one by four and one smaller repair by 10. They are pretty hard to see at all with the naked eye. Original glass crystal is sweet as are the original hands. Nice chrome plated case with a screw on bezel and screw on back. The frosted guilt movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and is in perfect condition. It has a special clear glass dust cover to protect it. Don't hesitate if you have been looking for this watch as they are very rare and hard to find in decent shape. Notice the extra long crown which was designed for a gloved hand. I put a nice one piece Bond style 22 mm nylon strap on it and it fits it perfectly. Measures 41 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$1175} Item #4239 SOLD TO SG

Title: Gorgeous 25j Round Steel Zenith Automatic

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A popular modern and vintage brand with increasing status. Heavy steel Swiss made screw back case and high grade Zenith 25j full rotor shock protected automatic.  Some nicks and scuffs. Some corrosion on the hands. A brand new black lizard skin strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$345} Item #4645 SOLD

Title: Steel Fixed Lug 1930's DH Deutsches Heer/German Army Military Issue Zenith

Description: GOOD condition. Standard German Military Issue. Used by the German army along with other Swiss brands, this watch matched the standards of the day. Waterproof steel case with a six slotted, screw back. Fixed bars so you won't loose your watch if one bar breaks. Black dial with luminescent hands and Arabic numerals. Many had the small second hand in the subsidiary seconds dial painted white for even greater visibility as this one is. Triple signed and original except for the replaced crown and acrylic crystal. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 44 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$380} {$289} Item #3952 SOLD FL

Pre-owned Zodiac zmx-01 {$349} SALE {$275} Item #6194 SOLD
Title: Beautiful Black Dial Zodiac Triple Date Moon Phase Automatic

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This attractive and rare gold plated watch would normally sell for about $800 here or in any reasonable retail setting but because of the wear on the lug tips and tops near the end, I have set the price quite a bit lower. The four push pins in the sides of the case set the various complications. Push pin at 10 is missing its tiny bezel but works perfectly setting the day of the week. The push pin at 8 sets the phases of the moon. The push pin at 2 sets the month. The push pin at 4 sets the day of the month hand with the red tip. The dial is original with aged lum dots outside the markers and in perfect condition. The moon dial also is perfect. Wayne our watchmaker has gone through this time piece with a fine toothed comb and regulated it for excellent time keeping. All functions work as they should and you might know this but triple date moon phase Swiss watches are very expensive. Automatic triple date moon phase watches are rare and even more expensive. Any other vintage brand would be three of four times this amount. Of course, you can pay triple this amount for the same watch at Derek the tricky dick's website in Canada. Like many of our competitors he has another job (selling real estate) and prices his watches according to what the next unknowledgeable sucker might pay. Too bad if  you are one of those. We have installed a brand new Hadley Roma 895 black Breitling style thick leather strap. Measures 34.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12.5 mm thick. {$575} Item #5651 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Valjoux 72 Zodiac Zodia-Chron w/Silver Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition.  Nice watch in an all steel screw back Swiss made round pusher case. Fixed tachymeter bezel similar t the Omega moon watch. Medium round size is one of the best aesthetically speaking. Signed crown and perfect, near mint Valjoux 72 hand wound chronograph movement. Some faint tool marks on the back, otherwise real nice shape. A nice new self lined Hadley Roma black leather strap is included. Circa early 70's or late 60's. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$1275} Item #5042 SOLD

Title: Two Tone Black Dial Zodiac Auto Wind Indicator Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition.  Sweet timepiece with a fully serviced, oiled and timed early autowind movement and awesome original black dial with wind indicator. Tells how many hours of power reserve you have and you wind up the crown. Solid pinkish gold cap, not plated covers the top and th lugs. New gold filled crown matches color and is large and easy to grip. A brand new black Hadley Roma strap is attached. This is a 17j (AS 1424N) Swiss made watch from the 1950's. Measures 32 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$365} Item #4925 SOLD

Title: Big Stainless Steel Zodiac SST High Beat

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet mint Caliber 86 automatic movement does not appear to have ever been serviced.  The rubber seal has liquefied and this also indicates that the watch has not ever been serviced or even opened in all these years. We have replaced it a brand new one and cleaned that part of the case. The head is in really nice in excellent condition with superficial scuffs only. The original crystal appears a bit cloudy at certain angles to the light. Push the crown in to quick change the date of the month. High beat (36,0000) bph. Blue dial is perfect and changes colors in the light. Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) x 50 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$275} Item #4894 SOLD

Title: Black Dial Zodiac Seawolf

Description: GOOD condition. Steel case has scuffs and nicks a very cool original black dial. Overall the condition is nice but with a well worn bezel. Water resistant to 20 atms at the time. Snap back signed case. Signed crown. Non-quick set date. Automatic Swiss made movement was serviced and repaired by the previous owner at great cost. A nice thick black leather strap is included.  Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$245} Item #4895 SOLD

Title: Zodiac Olympos

Description: GOOD condition.  Swiss made automatic with a large fancy shaped gold plated case. Some wear on the back edges and on the signed crown. Awesome original dial. Non quick set date flips over perfectly at midnight. The Frisson exotic peru strap appears to be snakeskin. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$149} Item #4761 SOLD

Title: Rare SS Zodiac 24hr Jet Aeronaut

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Unusual and rare military or pilot's true 24hr time piece. Thin snap back steel case is nice with average wear in the form of nicks and scuffs. The original dial does have some spots and age but is pretty cool and looks better in person.  24hr movement hacks for accurate setting and makes one revolution per day. A brand new black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$299} Item #4727 SOLD

Title: New Old Stock Zodiac Olympos SST w/Steel Bracelet

Description: NEARMINT condition. Although we use nearmint it is mainly because of the original finish and original state. There is wear on the head and bracelet from shop/dealer/collector handling. Small nicks can be seen on the top and bottom edge of the case and small scuffs all over. Sweet watch to wear but with a short bracelet. Probably not missing links though as we were smaller then, less fat for sure and these watches all had smaller integral bracelets than we expect today. Early 70's vintage with a Swiss made high grade automatic movement and special blue composite material. Glass crystal. All original. Quick set day/date. I think this will fit a 7 inch wrist or smaller. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$350} Item #4893 SOLD

Title: Two Register Zodiac White on Black Chronograph

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Excellent black and white Paul Newman style dial. The hands have been painted white as the original condition would be chrome with some luminescence in the centers. It looks good though and this Swiss made hand wound chrono (Valjoux 7733) movement runs fine too. Screw back is steel. Main body is chrome plated with a little wear and serial/reference numbers between the lugs, like Rolex. I don't think that was typical. A brand new Hadley Roma black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle is attached. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$475} Item #4698 SOLD

Title: White Vintage Zodiac Tank w/Black Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition. White rolled gold plate formed case with an unusual lacquer of some kind and a steel back. Our watchmaker says this was common for some models. It appears in the photos on the sides of the watch. This is over the gold plated material and not wear to it. Original glass crystal is curved. Nearmint black dial. Measures 22 mm wide (not including the crown) x 35 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$125} Item #3698 SOLD

Title: Nice Zodiac Triple Date Moon Phase Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Large size in steel. Extra nice condition considering 50+ years age. Previously serviced by owner and keeping perfect time. According to our timing machine it might gain a second or two, no more in all positions per 24hrs. Exquisite dial is the nicest I have seen on a Zodiac moon phase in many years. It is easily 98%. Signed "swiss made" on the bottom. Acrylic crystal. Hand wound 17 calendar movement. Push pins set dates and moon dial. If you do a search for Zodiac moon phase watches you will see the average price is more like $700. Rapidly gaining value as are almost all unusual vintage watches. The Louisiana Alligator strap is used and hand made in Italy. Measures 35 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$490} Item #4371 SOLD TO MJ

Title: 18k Zodiac Hermetic Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Big and heavy in solid dark 18k yellow gold. Screw back case with signed gold crown. Nearmint dial, fully signed Swiss made case and a 21 jewel Zodiac Caliber 70-72 automatic movement which has been fully serviced, oiled and timed, has a 40 hour power reserve and is shock protected. Non-quick set date. Late 60's vintage. A brand new high grade black Hirsch strap is included. Runs great keeping very good time. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 38 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$690} Item #4354 SOLD TO AF

Title: Unusual Zodiac Seawolf Serviced

Description: GOOD condition. We don't see this design often and my guess is that this is a transitional piece from the old round style seawolf diver watches to the next generation cushion case "Super Sea Wolf" deep diver which was a great dive watch btw. It is a nice piece except for some pitting on the back. It is an automatic and runs fine. The day/date is different and unusual on the original dial. The day quick-sets with a push of the spring loaded crown and this is a hack set movement which is pretty rare. There is some age/fading on the upper right portion which can be seen easily in the photographs. Click on the image to the left. The bakelite dive bezel is nearly perfect. Measures 36.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$269} Item #3848 TRADED TO GM

Title: Black Dial Zodiac Seawolf

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Steel case with a very cool original black dial. Overall the condition is extra nice including the snap back case. Water resistant to 20 atms at the time. Signed crown. Non-quick set date. Automatic Swiss made movement. High grade water resistant new brown leather strap with a steel buckle included. Measures 36 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$275} Item #3806 SOLD DT

Title: Beautiful Hand Wound Steel Zodiac

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Extremely attractive original dial. Cool center second hand with pointer on tip. Gorgeous Zodiac hand wound, shock protected (Swiss made) 17j movement keeps excellent time. Attractive and unusual case and lug design. The crown has probably been replaced. Screw back. 1950's. A nice new black leather strap is included. Measures 33 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$249} Item #4274 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 2500 foot Diver Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Fully serviced and restored by the previous owner. What that means to us is that besides the movement having a service the case has been professionally buffed as well. In fact, the only sign of age is on the bezel (90%) and the buffed screw on back. The middle body has a brushed finish which is perfect. The steel Zodiac bracelet is in pristine mint condition and it is probably not original to the watch as I have always seen these on the red dot or high beast Zodiac watches from the 70's. Could be, but I have not seen this bracelet on this watch before. It is a great piece of work, not cheap at all in its design and construction. Rated at 75 atms when new (one atm is 34 feet of water pressure). Mineral glass crystal. Screw down crown. This original dial is perfect and looks really cool. Measures 44  mm wide (not including the crown) x 50 mm long x 15 mm thick.  {$675} Item #3334 SOLD JC

 

Title: Zodiac Hermetic Custom Mechanic's Special

Description: GOOD condition. Runs. Just needs a good buffing and overall refurbish. Some wear on the inside of the lugs where a bracelet may have been. Steel screw on back Gold plated middle body. Hand wound. Measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$69} Item #4196 SOLD

Title: Vintage Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Deep Diver

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Mint original dial and good bezel but there is some air under parts of it. Signed bracelet may be more modern as it just seems incorrect to me for a vintage dive watch although it does have a diver's extension and it is also well made with solid comfortable links. It is just long enough to fit my 7 and 1/2 inch wrist. This piece was professionally restored sometime in the past as evidenced by the new, perfect surface on the middle body. It isn't buffed but almost looks like it was bead blasted. A very nice job. This is an automatic with a mineral glass crystal which is held firmly in place with the steel screw down ring (most crystals are pressure fitted). Rated to 75 atms. One atm is 33 feet of water pressure. Measures 44 mm wide (not including the crown) x 50 mm long x 16 mm thick. {$575} Item #3706 SOLD CMD

Title: Rare Zorro Character Watch

Description: NEARMINT condition. Child or ladies size but in perfect condition. If you wish to wear this watch we can find a modern strap to install so you can keep this original Zorro strap in mint condition. Formerly the property of a collector this watch runs and keeps pretty good time even though the hand wound movement is not expensive. All of the watches in this/his collection are in top notch condition. US Time company. Chrome plated body and stainless steel back. Made in the US. 99% dial and hands. Measures 25 mm wide (not including the crown) x 34 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$119} Item #4200 SOLD

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   Silver Swiss w/ Exploding Dial

  {$269} Item #6437

Serviced

SOLD

Sterling Silver Military Style  

Was {$149}  Now {$99} Item #6458

SOLD

Omega Seamaster Chronometer Bracelet

{$395} Item #6465

SOLD

Vintage Rolex Buckles

1 Gold Plated - 1 Silver Plated

{$169 Each} Item #6548

SOLD

Vintage Beads of Rice Omega Bracelet With Extension

{$195} Item #6505

 SOLD

Sterling Silver Engraved Cigarette Case

{$49} Item #6498

SOLD

 Union Pacific Pocket Watch Fob

 {$39} Item #6501

  SOLD

Wells Fargo & Co Express Pocket Watch Fob

{$39} Item #6508

 SOLD

Vintage Russian Hand Wind "Slava"

{$99} Item #6489

AS FOUND

SOLD

Baldwin Pocket Watch Fob

{$29} Item #6477

SOLD

Omega Seamaster Chronometer Bracelet

{$395} Item #6465

SOLD

 

Vietnam War Era Military Issue Hamilton or Benrus

{$189} Item #6461

SOLD

Beautiful vintage gold filled vest chain

{$185} Item #6141

SOLD

 

 

Breitling, Omega and Tag (ALL SOLD) Buckles

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Title: Box of 6 Elgin Crystals

Description: MINT unused/unopened condition. Each box contains 6 unopened packages of Elgin acrylic crystals, one per package. Says on the box for Elgin 7j and 17j pocket watches. {$15} per box Item #3737 SOLD

Swiss Made Hand Wound Vintage Alarm Item #4620 {$89} SOLD

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CALCULATOR WATCH  {$75} Item #6208 SOLD
Title: Beautiful 1920's/1930's 18k White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Timepiece Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. What a gorgeous solid white gold watch with long blue sapphires and four tiny diamonds. The blue cabochon is a replacement from our watchmaker who has also fully serviced, oiled and timed the 17j Swiss made movement. This is a wire lug watch with an original type white metal bracelet (not gold). It is a Lisco brand name and has had the dial professionally refinished. Measures 15 mm wide (not including the crown) x 26 mm long 9 mm thick. {$390} Item #3665 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Ladies Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Wristwatch Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Early watch with a low serial number on the super rare in-line movement. In-line is my term for movements where the power train (wheels) are in a straight line. Corum invented a real cool see-though in-line wrist watch much later and it is a very rare and desirable model. Gorgeous all original watch with 38 tiny diamonds, the original dial, crystal and Waltham signed crown (replacement from old stock). Platinum ladies watches are hard to find in nice shape. This 17j hand wound American made movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker and looks almost unused. It has a new black cord strap which will fit any size wrist. May need adjustment by someone experienced with cord straps but it is not difficult. Measures 11 mm wide (not including the crown) x 34 mm long x 7 mm thick. {$1075} Item #5091 SOLD

Title: Ladies Red Enamel Ball Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Often these unusual hand wound watches are much more expensive but I was able to get this one at a reasonable price. Mondia is a Swiss company and this is a gorgeous red enamel ball shaped watch with 17j Swiss "works" and nice vintage gold filled chain which may be original to the watch. It is correct period for sure which is 1960's. Runs fine keeping good time and looks very nice with no marks that I can see on the red. Gold highlights. Measures 21 mm in diameter (not including the crown). {$179} Item #5546 SOLD

Title: 1920's Ladies Swiss White GF Time Piece

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Fancy watch for its time. Heavily embossed (decorated with Repousse type designs), jeweled crown called a Cabochon and A brand new  black satin wire lug strap with a matching buckle is attached. Measures 26 mm wide (not including the crown) x 30 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$119} Item #4831 SOLD

Title: Unusual German Military Style Hand Wind

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Description coming. {$125} Item #4864 SOLD

Title: Early Ladies 18k and Platinum w/Diamonds Deco Wrist Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Abra watch co. signed Swiss movement has 15 jewels and 3 adjustments (an upgrade). Cool original mini-exploding numeral dial. Solid 18k white gold hinged case has platinum diamond settings and blue sapphire settings. Original cabochon crown and filigree (small to medium gold filled or metal) bracelet is period too. Runs pretty good for a watch from 1925. From Helen to Mother inscribed on the inside of the back. And some fancy initials on the outside of the back. Measures 14 mm wide (not including the crown) x 27 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$299} Item #3670 SOLD

Title: Excellent Condition 19mm SS Rolex Oyster Bracelet Ref. #78350

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Pretty tight. About 85% or better. We'll run it through a sonic cleaner as these close-up shots show some dirt and grime which was not noticeable before. Made in the early 1980's and has all 12 links with the correct 19 mm  end pieces for Rolex oyster perpetual date or Rolex Oysterdate Precision or any 19 mm dress Rolex. Correct and original signed clasp. {$325} Item #4704 SOLD

Title: 18k Pink Gold Men's Watch Bracelet

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A nice solid 18k gold mesh bracelet. Marked 18k but nothing else. It is in very good condition but a bit short fitting a small wrist and with a head attached that would be about a 7 to 7 and 1/2 inches. It measures 18 mm wide 5 and 5/8ths inches long and weighs 35 grams which is over one ounce and at today's gold price, well you can figure it out. This is below market value for a gold bracelet. {$440} Item #4660 SOLD

Title: Cool Diver w/World Time Bezel, German Made

Description: NEARMINT condition. Nice watch with a screw back (one tool mark/scratch) and a nearmint body, dial and world time bezel. The hand wound movement is not marked Swiss but has a Swiss Army style cross inside a shield under the balance (normal location for original manufactures ID).  L.U.C. is one maker with this mark along with Lowe und Schlange or possibly Lorsa. My guess is German. Very cool inner divers bezel rotates via crown at 2. Rotating world time bezel. Non-quick set date. Unusual shock protection called Antichoc 102 is of Swiss design. Measures 40 mm wide (not including the crown) x 48 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$229} Item #4374  SOLD

Title: Beautiful 14k Green Gold Ladies Swiss Wristwatch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Green gold is the least commonly used color for watch cases. It has its own special appeal but there is not a lot of visible green color to it. This is a three piece heavily embossed solid 14k gold case with wire lugs. It is American made. The high grade hand wound Swiss movement is marked Roco, Langendorf, 15 jewels and two adjustments. Original gold dial with some wear/age around the outer edge from 10-2'ish. A brand new high grade DeBeers Paris black leather strap is attached. This was just serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker. Measures 27 mm wide (not including the crown) x 32 mm long x 8 mm thick. {$299} Item #4560 SOLD

Title: Yellow Gold Ladies Wristlet w/Rare Hot Dog Link Gold Bracelet Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A neat Swiss made watch from about 1915 or so. Solid 10k gold snap back hinged case has initials on the back and a small ding or two. It snaps shut perfectly. Most of these early ladies wrist watches were convertibles or both pendant (pocket watch style stem and crown) and wrist. This one is only for the wrist and has its original solid 10k gold expansion link bracelet which is very very rare. The Buren/Imperial movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. Hot dog link expansion bracelets are rare but solid gold bracelets in this style are almost non-existent. Measures 29 mm wide (not including the crown) x 35 mm long x 09 mm thick. {$325} Item #4749 SOLD

Title: 14k Yellow Gold Ladies Early Swiss Wristwatch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Old timepiece probably from the 1930's or so. Solid and marked on the case 14k yellow gold with nice embossing and a cool cloth type guilloche dial.  Swiss made with an older less expensive 11j hand wound movement which runs really well and keeps good time. A brand new $60 DeBeer Paris Genuine Croc strap with a gold plated buckle is attached. Measures 21 mm wide (not including the crown) x 26 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$189} Item #3676 SOLD

Title: Interesting and Rare 1920's Silver Plated Hunting Cased Form Watch Designed as a Golf Ball

Description: GOOD condition. Patented in 1924 by James Reichenberg of London this unusual "golf ball" watch employs a spring loaded cover which opens by depressing the button at four. The spring mechanism is still strong and the lid snaps open with authority. The large and well made Swiss case is marked Argente or Silver Plated. It has a more modern, slightly aged wild boar strap made for wire lug watches and is powered by the original unsigned hand wound 15j Swiss movement in good running condition. The case has a cuvette or dust cover (see pics/click on image at left) and a hinged, snap on back which mimics the Reichenberg design on the front. The original idea was as a small pocket watch but as wrist watches became more popular some were converted with wire lugs added. The "crown guard" is actually the neck where a pocket watch bow would have fit before the conversion. The white porcelain dial is perfect and has gorgeous Arabic numerals in black with blued steel hands. Measures 37 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 18 mm thick. {$875} Item #3947 SOLD TO RS

Title: One of a Kind Long Curved Antique 14k Yellow Gold Doctor's Watch Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. One of the finest "tank" shaped watches I have ever owned or seen. It is early, probably 1930's and very long at 45 mm. It is a split dial or dual dial watch and in near perfect condition with the original brushed sides and glass crystal. The crown looks like a replacement and the dial has definitely been refinished some time ago. Finally, this is no lightweight case. It is thick and hefty with over 20 grams of 14k gold, not including the movement (most gold cases of this type weigh 8-12 grams at most). The watchmaker stated that he had not seen a back as thick and heavy as this. There are no markings except .585 (14k percentage mark). Doctor watches are very expensive with gold filled models selling for similar prices (Hamilton Sekron, Gruen Doctors etc). It has an old hand wound Swiss made Fontainemelon Caliber 53 and it has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. It carries a new old stock lizard strap but I like this piece so much I have been wearing it some so the strap shows some mild wear. Measures 23 mm wide (not including the crown) x 45 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$1350} Item #4138 SOLD MS

Title: Extra Nice Vintage "Up/Down" Chronograph

Description: VERYGOOD condition. It seems like we have trouble finding these older (1940's) chronographs in good working order. This one is really nice with a fine case, nice looking clean (Venus) Swiss made movement and an awesome original dial. It works perfectly, keeping very good time according to our timing machine and resetting exactly to zero as it should. Although the back says stainless steel in French it appears that the case middle body and bezel is made of typical chrome plated material. This outstanding old chrono is a great investment considering the gorgeous dial and the overall condition. It carries a brand new high grade Hirsch Rainbow series brown leather strap. It measures 34 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 13 mm thick. {$299} Item #4140  SOLD RS, NETHERLANDS

Title: 1920's Ladies Platinum over 18k Gold w/Diamonds

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Quite an unusual early gold and platinum piece which I will try to find a leather or cloth strap for as this gold filled bracelet from a later era does not compliment it. Marked Wilka Watch Co. and 18k gold on platinum this pretty white gold watch also has 10 nice diamonds. Wire lugs. Original dial. Measures 16 mm wide (not including the crown) x 32 mm long x 9 mm thick. {$165} Item #3645 SOLD JP

Title: Rare and Beautiful Early 18k White Gold w/Diamonds Swiss Ladies

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Rarely do we find delicate artful watches of this nature. Made in the early part of the 20th century (1915-1930) this fantastic Swiss made watch has 24 diamonds on the bezel and 10 on each of the hinged lugs for a total of 44 small white diamonds. The original piece also has a cabochon crown and fixed bars on the lugs. We have found a unique one piece rubber strap with steel buckle to fit. It can be sized with careful attention to fit any wrist. The original glass crystal has brown spots on the edges from aged glue. Measures 15 mm wide (not including the crown) x 40 mm long x 6 mm thick. {$375} Item #3863 SOLD JP

Title: Hand Made and One of a Kind Watch School Vintage Chrono Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. This beautiful steel chronograph was made by student #932 aka Werner Siegrist in the winter of 1963. The school was UHRMACHERSCHULE Solothurn or Solothurn Watchmakers School in Switzerland which is what it says on the perfect (refinished) dial. The unique two piece steel case is held together with four well placed screws (back of the lugs). The best part of this watch is the one of a kind Valjoux SA Caliber 23 chronograph movement. It is unique because the screwed balance was hand made by Werner. It has a Breguet hairspring and is Incabloc shock protected. The escapement axle was also hand made along with the stem. The surface of the bridges/plates were decorated with a special finish and with the students number. The movement was timed to with-in chronometer grade time at the school. Right now it is a few seconds fast according to the timing machine. Eight watches were made at the Solothurn school that year, each one unique to the maker. Who knows how many still exist? This watch was fully serviced, oiled and timed in June, 2004 by the owner. It comes in a heavy wooden Glycine box and has a nice new 18 mm black leather strap. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 43 mm long x 11 mm thick. {$875} Item #3907 SOLD SS

Title New Old Stock Cases

Description: Many beautiful cases, some with dials. Many have crowns and stems too. A Wyler diver with signed crown at 4. A stainless Hamilton thin round case. Bulova, Elgin, stainless round Girard Perregaux There are about 38 cases with 30 or so in new condition. Comes with the box. $200  Item #1987 SOLD AI

Vintage Rolex Rivet Oyster Bracelet

 {$155} Item #6114

SOLD

Unused Rolex Submariner Bracelet, Ref. 93150

{$875} Item #5657

SOLD

Title: 16 size Pocketwatch Case

Description:  Silverode. Train on the back. $35 Item #2257 SOLD

Title: Illinois Dial

Description: Nearly perfect and original with Radium (confirmed, sold to physics prof. for research) Arabic numerals. Three footed dial. Measures 30.5 mm in diameter. $45 Item #2681 SOLD

Title: Rare 100 Year Old Plus Watch Keys

Description:   These were in my collection for 10 years. 19th century pocket watch keys for early chain driven key wind watches. Two gold and one silver material. One has a jewel with the other black enamel and some sort of spring inside. {$100 each} Item #3060 SOLD

POCKET WATCHES

Rare Solid Gold Pocket Watch Key

{$129} Item #6341

SOLD

Two-Tone Pocket Watch Chain

{$39} Item #6543

SOLD

Waltham 16 Size Pocket Watch

{$275} Item #6533

SOLD

 

Elgin Nat'l Watch Co PW

{$169} Item #6450 TAKE OFF 30%

HOLD

Elgin G. M. Wheeler PW

{$250} Item #6445 TAKE OFF 30%

SOLD

RR Grade 992 Hamilton 21j PW

{$325} Item #6160

SOLD

 Sweet 21j Burlington Special Pocket Watches   

 {$365} Item #5919 TAKE OFF 30%

Serviced

SOLD

21j Hamilton Ball 999, 1930's Vintage

{$399} Item #6156

Serviced

SOLD

Nice Hamilton 992B

{$389} Item #6347

SOLD

Hamilton 992 RR Grade Pocket Watch

{$369} Item #6280

SOLD

21j Hamilton 992 Rail Road Grade Pocket Watch

{$375} Item #6154

SOLD

 

Nice 17j Waltham PW 

{$149} Item #6451 TAKE OFF 30%

SOLD

Beautiful Illinois Chieftain PW, Circa 1881

{$229} Item #5817

SOLD

1890 Elgin B.W. Raymond PW

{$189} Item #6447

SOLD

Beautiful 1909 Elgin PW

{$69} Item #6453

AS FOUND

SOLD

21j Elgin BW Raymond RR Pocket Watch

{$269} Item #6152

SOLD

 

15j waltham pocket watch, circa 1902

{$129} Item #6092

SOLD

Unusual Hamilton 4992B Post War Conversion

 {$325} Item #5965

SOLD

Big silver Illinois union pocket watch

 {$269} Item #5819

SOLD

Fantastic 6 Size 1892 Year Old Waltham Hunter

SOLD

 {$269} Item #6362

Sweet Hamilton 4992B Military issue

{$675} Item #6354

SOLD

Hamilton 992B RR Grade Pocket Watch  

{$575} Item #6134 {$445} SOLD

10K gOLD wALTHAM pOCKET wATCH cIRCA 1883 Serviced

{$675} Item #6261 SOLD

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Beautiful Hamilton 992E RR Grade Pocket Watch

{$669} Item #6148   {$575}   SOLD  

 

     

Pink Gruen Dress Watch {$195} Item #5966 Serviced SOLD

classy ygf Gruen dress/vest watch

{$269} Item #5967

Serviced

SOLD

Nice Hamilton 992B RR Grade PW

 {$390} Item #6159

SOLD

Huber military issue WW II chronograph

 {$1089} Item #6083

 SOLD

Hamilton military issue gct

{$579} Item #6157

SOLD

21j Waltham Crescent Street

 {$275} Item #6158

SOLD

Nearmint 14k Waltham, Circa 1886

{$669} Item #6181

SOLD

Early Seth Thomas From My Collection

 {$329} Item #5557

SOLD

Title: Magnificent 18k E. Howard Keystone 23j Hunter

Description: EXCELLENT condition. First lets talk about what this is and then I'll go into detail concerning condition. Made in 1912 according to the serial number this fine hunter cased pocket watch which would have been one of the most expensive American made watches available at that time and was probably in the $300 price range. The old E. Howard watch company (in name only), click here to see one of our price guide examples of it, was sold in 1902 to the Keystone Watch Case Company and so we see signed original cases on E. Howard Keystone watches which is more usual for high grade Swiss watches like Jules Jurgensen, here is one of those to view. This is a fully marked and hallmarked, well made 18k yellow gold hunter with a fancy signed dust cover (see close-up photos, click on the thumbnails to the left) and perfectly fitting lids and bezel. Original to the dial and movement. The 23j American made Series 0, Model 1907 E. Howard movement has all the bells and whistles including large red sapphire jewels, large mainspring jewel in a raised gold setting held in place with chatons, balance staff cap and hole jewel held in gold with chatons, a large bi-metallic split gold screw balance, a fancy swan's neck regulator, a double roller, a polished escape wheel bridge, marked "special adjusted five positions, temperature" and I see a gold pallet fork bridge down there too. I am probably missing a few features but this is what I can see with my loupe. The original double sunk porcelain dial is perfect as are the blued steel hands. The case is almost mint but has minor light scuffs and nicks here and there. 95% or maybe a little better. It is not decorated or cartouched with initials so we are lucky there and the well made design is indicative of more expensive brands.  The movement may have been serviced once or twice but I can't find any watchmaker's marks nor are there many burr marks on screw heads so I am calling it nearmint, It runs good but we can service for you for an additional $75 if you like. This rare 16 size American made pocket watch has a pile of 18k gold in it and is nearly one of a kind as I've never seen this model in 18k and you won't find it listed in the Shugart price guide either. They only show the 14k hunter model which is valued at 2k (extra fine) to 2.5k (mint). And as you may be aware, that price guide is notoriously low on values for the better, most collectable watches. Both wrist and pockets. Finally, this is an 18k version, not the more common 14k. The only 18k E. Howard in the book is a 23j "RR Chronometer" with blue screws and a free sprung balance spring. It is valued at 10k to 13.5k and sold for $350 in 1912. I think this heirloom quality example of American high quality engineering and workmanship is a bargain at this price. Measures 50 mm in diameter and about 13mm thick. {$2275} Item #5841 SOLD

Title: Unusual and Rare Gold and Diamond Knights Templar Masonic Fob

Description: GOOD condition. Big and heavy with lots of gold and quite a few jewels too. It weighs, not including the chain, 19 grams or 6/10ths of an ounce. The chain is vintage but only gold filled, not solid gold. The fob is solid 14k gold with enamel and diamonds and sapphires and I think my jeweler said garnets also. There are 8 fairly large white diamonds (not top quality but decent) on the crown and sword and there are 5 black diamonds which are smaller on the crown. There is quite a bit of wear  and some damage in the enamel and various places which must include a note that one of the crown's points is missing completely. The double eagle opposite the crown side is hinged and flips up. In better condition or at a fancy shop I bet this would be in the thousand dollar range. We expect our price to be quite fair. Measures 26 mm wide x 33 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$475} Item #5291 SOLD

Title: Wonderful Hard to Find Elk Tooth Watch Fob

Description: NEARMINT condition. Very cool and unusual watch fob in plain metal or gold filled possibly. It is in great shape with a small enameled blue clock and neat elks head. The tooth is undamaged and good size too. Two small rings on the top to attach to your pocket watch chain. I never find these anymore for some reason. 100 years old or older. Measures 20 mm wide x 44 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$199} Item #5288 SOLD

Nice Heavy Solid Gold English Pocket Watch Chain

{$475} Item #6340 SOLD

Sweet Hamilton 992B Railway Special

 SOLD

{$475} Item #6350

Cool Oversized Vintage Swiss Coach Watch

{$239} Item #5144 SOLD

21j Hamilton 940 Pocket Watch

{$329} Item #6328 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Long Vintage Pocket Watch Chain  

Description: EXCELLENT condition.  Real pretty chain from the turn of the century or a bit later, I think with a pretty pinkish yellow gold filled fancy design. Shows some brassing on the clasp that holds the watch and some light wear on the chain itself but that is not easily noticed. Long pocket watch chains with a nice design like this are pretty hard to find. Measures 8 mm wide x 30 inches long. {$129} Item #5891 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find 23j Waltham Vanguard Up/Down w/Canadian Dial

Description: VERYGOOD/NEARMINT condition. Sold in Canada for a Canadian RR conductor or engineer. We know because of the special "Canadian" dial with 13-24 on the inner level. This is a triple sunk porcelain dial in perfect condition and all by itself might claim $350 or more from a collector. But, it goes with this original Canadian made gold filled rail road case in excellent shape (some light nicks and a flat almost imperceptible large ding), original thin glass crystal and superb original 23j Lossier Inner Terminal Hairspring, diamond end stone Waltham Vanguard with solid gold raised jewel settings and a gold center wheel. See photo by clicking on the image to the left. Keeps superb time! Grades high on condition and scarcity. This is a 16 size RR grade timepiece. Measures 52 mm wide. {$1395} Item #5842 SOLD

Title: Sweet Elgin "Sidewinder" w/Fancy Demaskeening

Description: GOOD condition. Made in 1900 with a great looking nickel plated 15j lever set movement, awesome single sunk porcelain dial with Arabic numerals and my favorite, a nice thick glass crystal. These crystals are not made any more and very expensive when you want one installed on a watch. $35-$55 wholesale. Correctly cased in a hunters case originally, it was not uncommon for owners to opt for a less expensive open face case when the original one wore out. Keeps great time. Measures 53 mm wide. {$175} Item #5456 SOLD

Title: Nice 16s Waltham Pocket Watch, Circa 1912

Description: GOOD condition. I used to carry this watch for the reliable movement and legible dial. It does have pocket wear so I didn't worry about adding to it and the 10k gold filled Keystone case is fairly high grade with the well made crown, stem and bow. Learn about gold filled cases <HERE> The gold has worn down to a bit of brass on the back as you can see in our close-up photos. Screw back, screw bezel with a nice glass crystal. It is not original for this movement and that is why the 3 points at the crown. This movement was meant for a hunter case. It is a nice 17j Waltham with a fancy star regulator and jewel settings held in place with screws. It keeps good time and is set by the crown (not lever set). The porcelain dial has a couple of hairline cracks but they are not noticeable unless you look very close or have a loupe. Great beginner or just every day time piece which dates to 1912 according to the serial number. Measures 50 mm wide. {$155} Item #5769 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Model 83 Waltham Pocket Watch, Circa 1886

Description: GOOD condition. Sweet watch with a really pretty Waltham Model 1883 highly damaskeened and decorated movement which features solid gold jewel settings held in place with blue screws, a gold screw balance, safety pinion and a fancy regulator. The double sunk porcelain dial is really sharp also with attractive Roman numerals and pretty morning glory hands. It has one short hairline crack just right of the 12. The gold filled case is nice with light pocket wear (not through to brass) on the edges and fancy decorations, including a garden scene with a tiny farm in the center. Big thick glass crystal too which adds value. Runs fine my only complaint, a replacement bow showing some wear. Dates to 1886! Measures 55 mm wide 20 mm thick. {$375} Item #5700 SOLD

Title: Very Rare E. Howard (Keystone) Series 11 RR Chronometer

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Really can't over state the condition and intrinsic value a watch like this holds, in my opinion. The Keystone Howards rate up there with Hamilton's 992B for quality and beauty. Also, production numbers were lower than Hamilton so they are more scarce. This model is unique with its special cut-out bridge plated movement and RR Chronometer designation. Signed original white gold filled RR case is very nice with no wear through to brass or even close. Three piece screw on back and bezel with knurled edges for easy gripping. As a lever set time piece it is nice to be able to remove the bezel for setting and getting at the lever. Stunning mint original porcelain dial. Purchased from the original owner who passed away and left it to his wife. Original leather thong is made to attach to a belt loop or overall button. Measures 52 mm wide 15 mm thick. {$875} Item #5692 SOLD

Title: 18s Illinois Circa 1916

Description: GOOD condition. A wonderful and affordable vintage timepiece from almost 100 years ago. Near perfect single sunk porcelain dial is really a miniature work of art. Large black Arabic numerals on white glass with on small hairline crack between the 7 and 8. No chips along the edge which is nice. This is a lever set watch which means the screw on bezel must be removed to set the time. This safety measure insured that the watch was not accidentally set to the wrong time. Some light brassing on the gold filled case. The 17j movement is gorgeous and in great shape with screwed in jewel settings, a fancy regulator and Geneva stripes. Good balance with the large screw balance. Acrylic crystal. Measures 54 mm in diameter x 18 mm thick. {$185} Item #5454 SOLD

Title: Yellow Gold 3 Finger Bridge Elgin Pocket Watch Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet turn of the century (made in 1904) solid yellow gold pocket watch. I've photographed the inside of the case where you can see a presentation, inscription and also that it is not marked 14k. It is probably 10k. Case manufacturers rarely marked 10k cases. How do I know it is gold you might ask? Gold filled cases say warranted for 20 years or guaranteed 20 years. This means that the thick layer of gold is guaranteed not to wear through to the brass middle layer for that period of time. Pocket watches were carried on a daily basis and we see the first signs of what I call pocket wear on the bottoms of the cases. If gold filled this will be darker in color as brass oxidizes more than the gold layer. This can be polished so one doesn't notice until oxidation occurs and you see this occasionally from unscrupulous dealers. If you look at the nice design on the photo of the back you'll see light smoothness at the bottom but no brass. This is the best indicator that the case is solid material, not filled which is three layers (gold,brass,gold). BTW, the "design" is actually fancy initials which are hard to decipher but looks like the letters AVM. Beautiful bridge plated movement has 17 jewels, safety pinion and is adjusted. It has also been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker. A new glass crystal has also been added (hard to find and expensive!). The original porcelain dial is nice but does have some faint hairlines between the 1 and 2. I can't see these at all with my naked eye. This is a 16s American made pocket watch. Measures 49 mm wide x 14 mm thick. {$390} Item #5555 SOLD

Title: Very Rare Early Serial No. Key Wind/Key Set Elgin Serviced

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. This beautiful old pocket watch was made in the first year of Elgin's production, 1867. It is a BW Raymond model no. 1 and has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker. The serial number is 19 thousand and there could be a debate about whether or not it is a 67 or 68 year. The case is coin silver and original to the watch. This is a key wind and key set with the original key or correct style, not a modern key. The single sunk original porcelain dial has a chip, not seen between the 1 and 2 and two small hairline cracks right there also. To the naked eye this is a mint porcelain dial. The morning glory hands are original. The beveled glass crystal is scratched a bit but original. This has been in my personal collection for over 10 years. Comes with a one year service warranty and is a fantastic investment simply for the rarity of the early date. Also marked Jan. 1st, 1869 which is kind of cool. You really don't see that often on pocket watches. Measures 58 mm wide. {$875} Item #5530 SOLD

Title: Hard to Find 21j Illinois Santa Fe Special

Description: GOOD condition. Haven't seen many of these in 20 years of collecting and dealing pocket watches. When I did, the prices were very high. This circa 1923/24 16 size rail road grade watch has a fantastic almost perfect double sunk porcelain dial with large bold Arabic numerals. It does have some real tiny hairline cracks just under the three and a real tiny chip over the 60 on the sub second dial which I didn't even notice until I took these close-up photos. I can't quite see them without magnification. The Illinois Watch Case Co. screw back, screw bezel case is in decent shape but does show wear with a little bit of brass showing and faint dings in the back. The acrylic crystal is in good condition. The high grade American made movement has a double roller, 21 jewels, gold flashed screws, large bi-metallic screw balance, raised jewel settings held in place with gold flashed screws and is adjusted to position and temperature. It has good poise and motion, keeping good time. Measures 49 mm in diameter. {$359} Item #5445 SOLD

Title: 23j Waltham Vanguard RR Grade Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Extremely affordable and I would be willing to bet that you won't find another anywhere on the planet for this price. Extremely clean movement with no corrosion, rust or washout. 23 jewel pocket watches are pretty hard to find and always expensive. This is the most common model available and that is one reason it is not double in price. Another is that the case is just OK. It is marked Waltham Premier, Keystone and is gold filled with dings and pocket wear. It is probably the original as there is only one set of case screw marks. The Melamine dial also shows signs of age with some crazing and fading of the text. This is a lever set watch which means that you must unscrew the bezel and pull the lever out to set, using the crown. This is a 16 size RR grade pocket watch in great shape, running well and keeping good time, circa 1952.  It is about 51mm in diameter. {$295} Item #5453 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 16 Size 19j Waltham Riverside PW AS FOUND

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This is a gorgeous time piece circa 1907 with a solid gold center wheel, gold raised jewel settings held in place with screws, gold star regulator and attractive demaskeening. It runs great, keeping good time and comes in a Keystone American made RR style Nickeloid screw back, screw bezel white case which has scuffs and scrapes (we can lightly buff if you like). Acrylic crystal, double sunk porcelain dial has two cracks, one above the 7 and one by the 4. This is a stem set as most were lever set and the case is a lever set case. Measures 52 mm wide {$285} Item #5450 SOLD

Title: 19j Elgin BW Raymond AS FOUND

Description: VERYGOOD condition. 16 size, RR grade pocket watch with a beautiful 19j American made movement. Couple of spots of old corrosion, especially on the click. GJS (gold jewel settings), adjusted to five positions and a gold wheel train. Runs fine. From a local collector. Original porcelain dial has large Arabic numerals in black and no hairline cracks, scratches or chips of any kind. Three piece green gold filled case is marked 10k Dueber gold filled an is in average condition. This is a lever set watch. Measures 50 mm. {$299} Item #5449 SOLD

 

Title: Rare Waltham Pocket Watch w/Frosted Movement Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This area of pocket watch collecting is wide open and could be a lot of fun for a collector. The genre? Unusual and scarce movements with non-typical attributes. Unusual demaskeening or frosted plates like this 15j full nickel plated Waltham model 1883 made in about 1888. Frosted finishes are also rarely found on the old gold colored movements. Also notice the twin gold banking pin screws, attractive blued plate screws, cut bi-metallic oversized screw balance, screwed down chatons or jewel settings, fancy micro adjustment star regulator and pretty star shaped etching (demaskeening). This is a two piece swing out case. It is a little more resistant to moisture and dust than three part screw bezel, screw back cases. It is also of original manufacture with the patented trademark star and crescent. These cases by themselves are valuable. It is smooth on the back with no markings. I believe it is completely original which is rare for any pocket watch this old. The original single sunk porcelain dial has two short hairlines and one long one from the subsidiary seconds dial out to about the two. The others are almost invisible below the sub dial. All are very faint. Stem wound and stem set. Original thick beveled glass crystal. This is an 18 size American and measures 58 mm wide 20 mm thick. {$440} Item #4822 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 18k White Gold 12 Size Vacheron Constantin Vest Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. An investment grade timepiece at a rock bottom price, in my opinion. Hinged back, dust cover and snap on bezel all in superb museum quality, made by American case maker E.E.R., Circa 1924. There is a little bit of wear under the gold bow and a few light nicks and scuffs from normal use, especially near the case back opening and dust cover opening areas. The silvered dial shows light age if in the right light only. Between the 10 and 11. Period white gold filled chain is very nice would would easily bring $100 separately as would the fantastic and well made black lacquered Howard pocket watch box with paper included. Our Vacheron fits perfectly into it as it was made for a 12s watch also (the Howard box). Of course, the main attraction of a watch like this is the high grade and unique movement which features wolf's teeth winding and crown wheels, capped escape wheel pivot and capped balance staff for a total of 18 jewels, gold screw, split bi-metallic two spoke balance and marked 8 adjustments. Recently serviced by the previous owner and keeping excellent time.  Measures 45.5 mm wide 9 mm thick. The crystal is acrylic. {$1275} Item #5687 SOLD

Title: 18s Waltham, Circa 1907

Description: GOOD condition. Nice beginner or sturdy every day timepiece in the older, larger size (18 size American), keeping good time and in good condition. The porcelain dial has Arabic numerals and is perfect with no hairline cracks but there is one shallow chip on the edge near the lever. Lever is for setting the time. Glass crystal is nice and expensive. The gold filled screw bezel, screw back case is a bit worn with brass showing on the edges and some dings. The 17j gilt movement is adjusted and has a safety pinion. Measures 56 mm wide (not including the crown. {$129} Item #5463 SOLD

Title: Fantastic Two-Tone 18s Waltham PS Bartlett Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. I really wish I could keep this gorgeous watch for myself as display cases are rare and really awesome because you can show friends and co-workers the best part about your old pocket watch, without taking it apart or opening the back. This case is unsigned (some have the manufacturers name on one or both bezels) and has two beveled glass crystals which is about a $70 value or cost of replacement if needed. Glass crystals for common sizes are getting hard to find and therefore more expensive. They are no longer made and the supply is limited. The porcelain dial is almost perfect with one, nearly invisible short hairline going across 8 to the subsidiary seconds dial. Pendant/stem set, not lever set which is easier to operate. The 17j two-tone PS Bartlett movement was made in 1906 by Waltham, an American company and has several virtues besides the attractive demaskeening (light decorations) and gold color in the center and on the balance assembly bridge. Their is no corrosion, scratches or even much sign of servicing (washout of color or burrs on screw heads). The star regulator is gold as are the jewel settings and even the chatons (small screws) holding them in place. The center wheel jewel setting is raised. The balance has excellent motion and this watch has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by one of our watchmakers and is keeping excellent time (another $75 value). Measures 56 mm wide (not including the crown) 18 mm thick. {$435} Item #5770 SOLD

Title: Big Key Wind/Key Set Early American Waltham Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Like most watches this old we are pretty sure this has been used quite a bit. This watch was made in 1878 which makes it almost 130 years old. Nice undamaged original single sunk porcelain dial. Original well worn silverode case. Nice and original Waltham Broadway movement with 7 jewels, blue screws and a key wound mainspring. Use another key to set the hands from the front, on the center pinion. See the square peg? Runs and keeps time but may need a service as the balance is a big sluggish. Measures 57 mm wide and is an 18s American. {$200} Item #4639 SOLD

Title: Beautiful Rare Waltham Display Model 1883 Frosted Mvmt

Description: GOOD condition. This is one of the nicest 18s pocket watches I have ever seen or owned. As you know, pocket watches are usually discussed and graded in three parts. This unique display or salesman's sample case is very rare in an 18s and with hinged front and back. It has nice "old stock" thick glass crystals on each hinged lid. This is a lever set time piece which means you must pry open the front bezel (ring around the crystal) at the lip seen at the 5 and then pull out the lever, also at the 5. Then you can simply turn the crown to set the hands. Although the case is original to itself (not made up of parts) it is not original to this dial and movement as they are for a hunters case. Hunter cased watches have the 3 at the crown. The best part of this watch is the Circa 1889 blue screw frosted Appleton, Tracy and Co. movement. It also has rare square demaskeening (light engraving, gold jewel settings (some model 83's have brass), gold banking pin screws, a large screw balance and blue plate screws and chatons. It runs great, keeping good time. The single sunk porcelain dial is extra fancy but does have one long crack from 11 to 7. Measures 56 mm wide x 20 mm thick. {$575} Item #4870 SOLD

Title: Rare 21j South Bend "The Studebaker" RR Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A difficult watch to obtain in today's growing market. Different than a Studebaker these rare watches have "The" in front of the word and were made in much smaller runs. This is a 16 size American made watch with a nice triple hinged Dueber 20 year gold filled case which shows no wear through to brass but does have a few case opener's marks near the lip of the back and the cuvette (dust cover). The beautiful back has an engine turned background and hand engraved leafy type pattern over and above the open (unsigned) cartouche. Even though we see no addition case/movement screw marks I don't believe it is the original. The acrylic crystal is perfect but not the original. The original double sunk porcelain dial does have a few semi-circular hairline cracks near the 11. Looking at the gorgeous bridge plated lever set movement we notice several virtues. It has raised solid gold jewel settings held in place with screws, a double roller, swan's neck regulator spring, a solid gold wheel train and adjustments to temperature and in five positions.  It measures 51 mm wide. {$1275} Item #5410 SOLD

Title: 21j Hamilton Railroad Grade 992B

Description: GOOD condition. A good looking timepiece which is probably the world's most renown RR grade watch. This example has a superbly clean movement with no corrosion or washout. It is in the original Hamilton signed case which does show wear-through to brass as you can see on our close-ups page. Click on the image to the left. The original Melamine dial does have a crack from the center pinion out to the 1. It is a three piece case with a screw on bezel and back. The crystal is glass which is rare and hard to get and also beveled and thick. Made in about 1959 this is one of America's finest pocket watches and keeps very good time. Measures 51 mm wide (not including the crown). {$399} Item #5451 SOLD

Title: 16 Size Waltham w/Gold Screw Movement AS FOUND

Description: GOOD condition. Made in about 1914 this is a really attractive and unusual 17 jewel movement with gold flashed (not solid gold) screws, gold regulator and spring and fancy checkered demaskeening. It also has a double roller and is adjusted to temperature and 4 positions. Runs great and has a Montgomery dial. There are hairlines and a chip at the lever area. Lever set means you have to unscrew the bezel which holds the crystal to set the watch. Some corrosion on the mainspring wheel and winding wheel. Average yellow gold filled 20 year Philadelphia case with some dings and plenty of pocket wear or smoothness. Acrylic crystal. Measures 50 mm wide. {$199} Item #5447 SOLD

Title: Affordable 16s Elgin Pocket Watch Circa 1899   AS FOUND

Description: GOOD condition. Ever think that you could own a nice vintage watch this old for under $125? Often called a sidewinder because the movement and dial started life in a hunter case. The original single sunk porcelain dial has hairline cracks everywhere but looks nice at arms length with its Roman numerals. Gold filled screw back case is in decent shape but does have some brass showing near the bottom and edges. This is an American made 15j watch with a nice bi-metallic, split screw balance. It also has screwed down jewel settings and a safety pinion. Runs OK but might need cleaning as the balance is a bit sluggish. Glass crystal has light scuffs if you look closely. Set via the crown, not a lever set. Measures 50 mm wide. {$119} Item #5460 SOLD

Title: Pink Dialed Omega Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Very nice mid-sized time piece for the money. The dial is almost orange or I'd say rose and looks pretty good in person. It is all original including the hands, dial, case and movement and it keeps pretty good time. Measures 48 mm diameter 11 mm thick. {$169} Item #5480 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 21j Waltham Riverside PW, 16 Size

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Real nice watch with a gorgeous perfect single sunk Montgomery dial which is also marked 21 jewels and that is unusual from my experience. No hairline cracks, scratches or chips. This is a pendant set/stem set 16 size high grade American made time piece with a slightly worn chrome plated three piece case and attractive high grade movement. Click on the image to the left for some close-up shots. It is in great shape with a few burr marks on plate screws but no corrosion or other signs of age/damage. Measures 52 mm wide and has an acrylic crystal. {$369} Item #5448 SOLD

Title: Cool Display Back Hampden Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Not many pocket watches have cases where you can see inside them without opening or removing the back. Sometimes called salesmen's cases these are not often original to the watch but used in a jewelers shop to easily show the beauty of the movement. Sweet single sunk porcelain dial has no hairline cracks. The hands are mismatched but both crystals are expensive beveled glass. The 17j movement is real nice looking with fancy demaskeening (light engraving), fancy regulator, blue screws, jewel settings held in place with screws, large screw balance and a safety pinion. One caveat for the watch is that it is a lever set and normally would have been housed in a hunter case or closed case. You remove the bezel and pull out the lever at four to set the watch, turning the crown to move the hands and then push the lever back in and replace the snap on bezel. Measures 52 mm wide 19 mm thick. {$229} Item #5295 SOLD

Title: Rare Zenith Turkish Railway Pocket Watch Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Not exactly an every day item for several reasons. Zenith pocket watches were sold in Europe more often than North America and finding a Swiss made RR approved pocket watch of any kind is unusual, compared to all of the American made pw's available. This model came from a collection where it resided for most of its life, not passed around by dealers. We have fully serviced, oiled and timed the high grade 17 jewel Zenith movement and it runs like a champ with superb motion and poise. The silver colored case is signed Zenith and marked "metal". It has a dust cover/cuvette and also a cool high relief Turkish train engine. The original dial is superb and undamaged along with the thin beveled glass crystal. Measures 49 mm wide x 15 mm thick. {$575} Item #5386 SOLD

Title: Rare Girard Perregaux Shell Oil Skelitonized PW w/Fob Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. These watches are hard to find, especially with the original watch fob. Ours has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by our watchmaker and comes with a one year warranty. Originally these watches were made as promotional items and were filled with lightweight Shell oil! Our watchmaker said he is not sure how the thing would work, full of oil but if you will notice the original crystals are convex, on both sides. This is a medium grade, 7 jewel skelitonized watch although Girard Perregaux is known for expensive high grade time pieces. Rare, affordable, unique and fully serviced! Measures 43 mm wide x 17 mm thick. {$475} Item #5356 SOLD

Title: 19j Illinois Burlington Watch Co. AS FOUND

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Gorgeous three finger bridge movement with lots of fancy demaskeening, is adjusted to temperature and positions, has a safety pinion, 19 jewels and except for the center wheel, a gold train. Perfect replacement dial and used chrome plated three piece case. Runs great with good motion and poise. Lever set. Measures 51 mm wide. {$285} Item #5452 SOLD

Title: Rare 18s Seth Thomas Model II PW, Circa 1887 Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. I really wish I had a fancy gold case for this gorgeous rare beauty. We don't change cases often but I would just keep it as this is one of the coolest open designs I've seen, especially for an American made watch. It has a large gold flashed mainspring barrel sticking right out there and a cut-out type nickel plated and damaskeened, blue screw 3/4 plate movement which has 15 jewels, a balance staff cap stone, fine regulation, blue screw chatons, large split bi-metallic compensated screw balance, Breguet overcoil blued hairspring and safety pinion. You can really see how the power of the mainspring transfers down the wheel train to the balance assembly. Decent gold filled box hinged hunter case does have a line of wear-through to brass on the front. An Elk is on the back. The original single sunk Seth Thomas signed porcelain dial is fantastic and looks perfect but under a loupe I found a semi-circular crack from the edge of the two to the edge of the three. This watch has been fully serviced, oiled and regulated. Measures 55 mm wide. {$575} Item #5297 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Solid 10k Gold 6 Size Elgin Hunter AS FOUND

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Very nice ladies hunter cased pocket watch, circa 1887! Solid gold case is not marked content but deeply engraved by hand and stamped Dueber on the inside of the front and back. Nice shape with a couple of tiny dings which are not noticeable on the outside, only on the smooth inside. The back has an angel, the front a fancy set of (AM) initials. Runs good and has a nice original porcelain dial with a few light hairlines. Lever set at the five. Measures 43 mm wide. {$290} Item #5482 SOLD

Title: 18s Elgin 21j Father Time AS FOUND

Description: GOOD condition. Purchased from an estate and without cleaning or refurbishing and a bit dirty around the crystal. Much pocket smoothness, wear (not quite through to brass though), dings and age on this 14k yellow gold filled swing out 25yr Fahys case and many scratches on the original thin glass crystal. Circa 1899 to 1900 the lever set RR grade movement looks superb with gold jewel settings held in place with screws, fancy regulator, large bi-metallic split screw balance, black lettering and fancy demaskeening (pattern on the nickel plates). It keeps fantastic time according to our timing machine and has excellent motion and poise. Original double sunk dial has hairlines.  Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$295} Item #5470 SOLD

Title: Rare Waltham Model 83 Frosted Movement PW

Description: GOOD condition. Luckily we have a collector who is sharing/selling some of his rare frosted and fancy movement pocket watches to us. Look around on the net and try to find frosted movements for sale. This gorgeous watch was made in 1887 according to the serial number on the 17j Grade 35, Model 1883 American made movement. This is the model and grade Casey Jones carried when he crashed his locomotive in 1900. It has a nice gold filled Fahey's No. 1 case with a screw on bezel and back. There is a little brass (the next layer of metal under the gold) showing on the edge of the back not seen with the naked eye. The crystal is glass and probably original as it does have quite a few light scuffs. The original Arabic numeral double sunk porcelain dial is nearly so with some very faint hairlines which I didn't even see when I bought it. Glass or porcelain dials are works of art all by themselves as they are hand painted, decorated, glazed, fired and polished the old fashioned way. The special movement has solid gold jewel settings which have beautiful blued screws holding them in place, a fancy star regulator, safety pinion and a large bi-metallic split balance with gold balance screws. Best of all we see the special polished demaskeening/decoration and rare frosted remainder. Runs fine with good motion. Large bow. Measures 55 mm wide. {$375} Item #4871 SOLD

Title: Sweet Multi Colored Dial Frosted Model 83 Waltham

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Really nice piece for the money with three great attributes. A super gorgeous pink, green, gold and red porcelain dial. A large silverode screw back, screw bezel case with a train engraved on the back and a fancy frosted Model 1883 Waltham movement. The serial number dates this movement to 1886 and it has blue screws and a frosted movement which is much prettier in person than in the photos. Frosted movements are rare and we sell them here sometimes at $350 and up. Colored dials are very expensive and most pw's with them sell for $500 and up. Train cases too are rare and this watch has all three. The balance has good motion and it keeps good time. Glass crystal too. Pendant set/stem set not lever set which makes it easy. Finally, perfect porcelain dials add a lot of value and this dial does have cracks. They are hard to see with the naked eye but easy with a loupe, especially in the right light. One goes from 7 to 4 and one from 9 over to the 2. Again, these are real hard to see with the naked eye even if close to the face. Measures 59 mm wide x 20 mm thick. {$495} Item #5293 SOLD

Title: Nice Ladies Size Hunter Case Waltham PW

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Nice yellow gold filled pocket watch made for the vest or purse. The nice engraving on the two outside lids is still mostly unworn. The engine turned back ground is still sharp. The cartouche on the front lid has what looks like an M. The back one has a design. Made in about 1903 with a perfect single sunk porcelain dial showing no cracks or chips. A beautiful 7-11 jewel stem wind, stem set Waltham movement has blue screws and keeps decent time, especially for the age. Priced to sell and would make a neat gift.  Measures 42 mm wide (not including the crown) 12 mm thick. {$119} Item #5277 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 18s Waltham Appleton, Tracy and Co. Model 1883

Description: GOOD condition. Made in about 1907 this large American watch is all about the movement. The original porcelain dial has Arabic numerals but also many hairline cracks. It does look a little better in person than the close ups tend to show. This is a lever set watch and that means that one must unscrew the bezel with its original glass crystal and pull out the lever at 2. The rolled gold plated case is pretty nice with no dings and not much wear either. Some of the things we like about model 1883's are the large amount of demaskeening (engraving), the gorgeous solid gold jewel settings with a raised center wheel setting, the fancy regulator and the fancy black lettering decorations. Sometimes we see missing paint in this text but all is here on this watch. This is all original to itself as we don't put together pocket watches although we find them with different cases sometimes. You can tell by matching the case/movement screws. The large screw balance has excellent motion and our watchmaker has checked it out for any problems. It has 17 jewels and is adjusted. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$325} Item #4956 SOLD

Title: Really Cool Columbus Watch Co. Display Case PW

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Made in 1889 according to the serial number and most recently published serial number dating lists. This is fun old pocket watch in that it has been put into a hard to find salesman's sample or display case. I guess it could have been in this case originally as we don't see an extra set of case/movement screw marks where another movement might have been but I am unsure to be honest. It is a lever set time piece which means that you must pop off the snap on bezel to set the time. Typical configuration for rail road grade watches of the time to help keep the hands in place avoiding accidental setting. The 15 or 16 jewel movement (I see what appears to be 15 jewels if you assume each pinion is balanced with another jewel on the pillar plate side and add one roller jewel and two pallet fork jewels) is marked safety pinion, adjusted and Columbus Watch Co., and Columbus Ohio. It has a nickel finish, jewel settings held in place with screws, a large screwed balance and a cool regulator among other virtues. The original porcelain dial is flawless which is rare for any pocket watch of this age. The morning glory hands are an added feature and could also be original as the type is typical of the era. One caveat, the crown is worn down very smooth and a bit hard to wind. The two thin crystals are very nice and made of glass. A fantastic watch which is a bit unusual considering how few of them were made, the condition and age. Runs great, keeping superb time according to our timing machine which says it is about 3-6 seconds slow per day in three positions, consistently. Measures 55 mm wide (not including the crown) x 16 mm thick. {$329} Item #5296 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice 21j Hampden North American Railway w/Display Case

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Really cool vintage pocket watch from about 1902. Purchased from a collector and recently serviced with a rare, unused base metal display case, perfect single sunk porcelain dial and nice 21j adjusted, safety pinion North American Railway movement. The balance has excellent motion and the watch keeps very good time. A great watch for the money and unusual with the display back and fancy pattern on the movement. This is lever set. Call for ordering or instructions on how to set a lever set pw. This is an 18 size and measures 55 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 23 mm thick The acrylic crystals are perfect and probably new. {$375} Item #5294 SOLD

Title: Rare 24hr Longines GCT 21.29 w/Up Down Wind Indicator

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet! I wish I didn't have to sell this rare and beautiful Swiss made pocket watch. Large in a signed steel case which is unusual as most I've seen have cheap base metal military contract cases. All original with some black spots on the dial near the center pinion. Superb high grade 21 jewel, adjusted movement which tells military or 24hr time, not normal 12 hr time like most watches. Long center second hand is also unusual in pocket watches. Wind indicator above the GCT is rare in any pocket watch and American wind indicators sell for 1k and up. Beautiful high grade movement has a fancy regulator, cap jewels, gold settings held in place with screws, oversized screw balance, polished escape wheel bridge and other advantages I have probably overlooked. It keeps excellent time. Made in the early 1050's. Hacks also (second hand stops for setting). Original thin glass crystal. Measures 54 mm wide (not including the crown) x 20 mm thick. {$1075} Item #5206 SOLD

Title: 18s Waltham Vanguard w/21 jewels and Silver Case AS FOUND

Description: GOOD condition. This is a beautiful movement with raised gold jewel settings held in place with gold flashed screws, checkered demaskeening, large screw balance with gold star regulator and diamond end cap/cap stone. The double sunk porcelain dial has man hairline cracks and the silver case is well used. Wound and set at the crown. Acrylic crystal. Measures  mm wide. {$275} Item #4358 SOLD

Title: Attractive 14k Hamilton "917" Gold Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet mid-sized dress or vest watch as they were called in the old days. Made for men to wear in a vest pocket on a three piece suit. Solid yellow gold with a three piece snap back case and a gorgeous Caliber 917 hand wound and American made movement. Almost nearmint but the original dial shows a little age in some light spotting here and there as well as a little age on the hands. All original and keeping good time. A really nice watch which is priced just over spot for the amount of gold in it. Perfect case with stepped bezel and back. Compare this very cool vintage 1940's pocket watch with prices for similar gold wrist watches! Still undervalued genre in my opinion. Measures 44 mm wide x 10 mm thick. {$475} Item #5382 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Burlington Special HC w/Montgomery Dial AS FOUND

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Hunter cased pocket watches are harder to find and more valuable than open face pw's especially in higher grades. This is a 19 jewel, three finger bridge American made beauty with all original parts including the double sunk porcelain Montgomery (fancy colored outer minute track) dial, Burlington signed gold filled case with see through cuvette (dust cover) included. Average to good case condition with some small dings and pocket wear but no wear-through to brass. The lid flips up perfectly. Lever set with lever at four. The three finger bridge movement has extra fancy demaskeening and is a real killer in person. Your eyes will pop out as these pictures didn't capture how pretty it is with its checkered pattern and its exposed solid gold wheel train, screwed in jewel settings, swans neck regulator, adjusted to temperature and position with safety pinion, nearmint American made movement. No hairlines or chips in the dial either. Way undervalued brand in the vintage American pocket watch market. Keeps excellent time. This is a 16 size or about 50 mm wide. {$375} Item #5147 SOLD

Title: Extra Nice Hamilton 992 Elinvar RR Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Very nice watch with a fantastic bar over crown (signed Hamilton Railroad) scarce Model #8 RR case, mint double sunk porcelain dial which has bold Arabic numerals and a near perfect 21 jewel Elinvar movement.  Although the case shows no wear through to brass the screw back does have a couple of tiny dings, not seen in the photos. A new acrylic crystal is installed. The 992 was the first widely recognized RR watch with the 992B following in the middle part of the 20th century. It has some nice features like solid gold jewel settings held in place with screws, a solid gold center wheel which has a raised cupped jewel setting (also gold), gold screw balance wheel, gold script, double roller, Elinvar hairspring and a swan's neck fine regulation system. A spot is on the mainspring wheel and some faint burr marks on screw heads. Three service marks in the back. Some market research shows several on-line sources with this model selling for much more, up to $1000. And, if you are not aware of it the separate components sell for much more when parted. Just the mint dial and excellent case alone would easily bring this on ebay. Measures 50 mm wide. {575} Item #5181 SOLD

Title: 14k White Gold Hamilton "Secometer" 912 w/Digital Seconds

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Sweet, very rare watch for two reasons. The digital rotating seconds below the hands is somewhat rare in any watch including pocket watches but that in combination with the original signed solid 14k white gold Hamilton case is very rare. These are seen in gold filled (click here for an example) , not solid gold. It is in superb condition showing no wear whatsoever. No scuffs, scratches or nicks. It keeps excellent time and does have fancy initials engraved on the back. This is a 12 size or dress/vest size and measures 44 mm wide 11 mm thick. {$525} Item #5226 SOLD

Title: Men's Elgin Vest/Dress Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Would make a great affordable gift. Called dress size because of thinness compared to a RR size (16s) or the large thick 18 size. Three piece gold filled case and nice hand wound American made movement in good running condition from the early 1920's. Measures 44 mm wide (12 size) x 11 mm thick. {$75} Item #5107 SOLD

Title: Nice 16s Enamel Dial Elgin, Circa 1933

Description: GOOD condition.  Running nicely, keeping time. Silverine case an be polished nicely. Acrylic crystal. 7j nickel plated Elgin movement is in good condition too but the gorgeous single sunk porcelain (baked glass) dial has large bold Arabic numerals has no hairlines and is perfect except for two chips not seen (on the edge under the screw on bezel). Measures 53 mm wide x 17 mm thick. {$129} Item #5040 SOLD

Title: Long Ladies Solid Gold Watch/Pendant Chain

Description: VERYGOOD condition.  Made for a small ladies pendant or pocket watch. Although unmarked the chain and clasp is solid gold. Very long and in good condition. Measures 26 inches long x 12 grams. {$125} Item #5039 SOLD

Title: Hamilton 992 Rail Road Grade Pocket Watch w/Montgomery Dial

Description: GOOD condition. Rail road case is special NAWCO which has inner cuvette not often seen on RR cases. It is dinged up a bit on the screw on back and it does have initials. Fantastic near mint original double sunk porcelain Montgomery dial has rare 1-60 minute track. One super faint short hairline (between 5 and 6) short of mint or unmarred. Extremely valuable all buy itself. Nice and gorgeous 21 jewel Hamilton rail road grade movement is a real pleasure to view and runs fine. Rail road watches are lever set, like this one. Click on the image to the left for a close-up photo of the lever which is under the screw on bezel. Once the lever is slid into the set  position the crown turns to set like any other watch (without pulling out). One of America's iconic timepieces in great shape and sure to go up in value soon. Measures 52 wide x 14 mm thick. {$425} Item #4964 SOLD

Title: Rare Blue Enamel Dial Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Hard to find in nice shape or at all and usually very expensive. Fancy glass dial has bright powder blue in the center, darker blue minute numerals around the edge, gold and black. Superb in person to look at with no hairlines easily visible. It does have several hairline cracks though and thus the reduced price. Still a great price for an 16 size early American made pocket watch.  The gold filled case is nicely engraved and in good condition with no wear through. Original glass crystal. Made in about 1888. The 11j to 7j Elgin movement has pretty blued screws and a safety pinion. The bow is solid gold and does show some wear. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$275} Item #4989 SOLD

Title: Nice Hunter Cased E. Howard Bridge Plate PW

Description: GOOD condition.  Hunter case pocket watches are the first to collect or for collectors to hoard. They have more value (in general), the cases, because they wear and cannot be replaced. In other words, once the original case is worn out the watch is basically a movement only or non original. That is why we see so many hc movements in open face cases. Anyway, this is a nice dress size (14 size American) with an engine turned front cover with an open cartouche for initials. It has pocket wear and the engine turned back has a couple of small dings. Notice the extra fancy cuvette or dust cover too which keeps the movement very dry and clean. Measures 48 mm wide x 11 mm thick. {$219} Item #4934 SOLD

Title: Very Cool Antique Watch Chains

Description: GOOD condition. Very nice one foot long hair fob made from human hair. Some wear on the gold plated or gold filled attachments. It is a T-bar chain suitable for a vest. {$145} The thin chain below it is really sweet and about 10 inches long. Fancy link design with little to no wear and marked "A & JP". {$75} The final chain is a cool slide chain (the oval shaped cartouche moves up and down). It is in average to good condition with some light wear and small kinks not seen easily. It is marked with the brand name "J.F.S.S." It is about 11 inches long and fits on a vest also. {$85} Item #Hair Chain, A&JP Chain, JFSS Chain SOLD

Title: 14k White Gold Illinois Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition.  Nice solid gold Deco pocket watch from the early part of the 20th century. Dress or vest size with a hinged swing out case. Some small dings on the thin back of the case. Overall a special watch for the money. Gold pocket watches are not cheap no matter what the size. American made with a fantastic bridge plated movement. Notice the raised gold jewel settings held in place with chatons (screws). It is adjusted with 17 jewels and a double roller. The wheel train is made of solid gold. Sweet movement. Runs great and was recently serviced by our customer, a collector. Measures 43 mm in diameter x 11 mm thick. {$375} Item #4943 SOLD

Title: Nice Canadian RR Dial RR Grade 21j BW Raymond

Description: VERYGOOD condition.  Nice watch with a high grade American made movement in good working condition and  a mint condition double sunk original porcelain dial. There are no hairline cracks, chips, nicks or imperfections. The dial alone could easily sell for half the price of the watch. Nice gold filled Illinois Watch Case Co. three piece case with a beveled thin glass crystal. The screw on back has no service marks but was probably cross threaded once or twice in the past. It might take a try or two to get it started just right. Runs great and is well priced considering the condition. Measures 35.5 mm wide (not including the crown) x 42 mm long x 12 mm thick. {$375} Item #4035 SOLD

 

Title: Gorgeous Movado Chronometer Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. It is very rare to find a chronometer grade pocket watch. The last one we sold was over $6000. It was older , a spring detent and gold but chronometer grade watches of any kind are hard to find. Beautiful two tone dial is original. Plain but signed nickel chrome case is in good shape and snaps together perfectly. The fully serviced, oiled and timed 17 ligne (Swiss size) Movado caliber 620N runs great and is well made as you can see in the close-up photos. Click on the image to the left. Medium sized and thin for vest or dress wear. Measures 41 mm in diameter x 9 mm thick. {$275} Item #4858 SOLD

Title: Rare Enameled Gold Marine Compass Watch Key

Description: FAIR condition. Very old, very cool pocket watch key which has a marine anchor on one side and a small compass on the other. Some chipping on the enamel but in decent shape for its age. At least 100 years old in my opinion. {$99} Item #4892 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Large 14k Yellow Gold E. Howard and Co. Pocket Watch Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. Extremely nice high quality early 18 size time piece by E. Howard and Co., Boston. Near mint Reliance (manufacturer) 14k yellow gold hinged case with light pocket wear (smoothness) around the outer edge of the engine turned back which is centered by an open cartouche. Mint dust cover snaps into place perfectly. Mint original single sunk porcelain dial with crescent hands. Nice beveled glass crystal. 307,XXX serial number E. Howard grade 2 (hound) movement had a very short run of only 100 watches from October to December 1893. Serviced by the previous owner (marked 07/06 inside the cover) and runs great. It features raised solid gold jewel setting held in place with contrasting tiny blue screws. Oversized gold screw balance, fancy whip neck regulator, 15 jewels and steel escape wheel. Measures 52 mm wide or 18s American. {$1275} Item #4788 SOLD

Title: Hamilton 4992B, 24hr Military Issue w/Original Canister

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A fantastic watch to own and invest in as they are still somewhat unknown and reasonably priced. Can't go wrong with the aesthetics either. Just look at the fine workmanship of the American made 22 jewel movement by clicking on the image to the left. Watch making did not get much better than in this era (1952). True 24hr movement makes one revolution per day and has a center second which is rare in pocket watches. All original with little wear but some smoothness on the US military marked base metal screw back, screw bezel case. Heavy iron canister has felt pad suspended in springs to softly hold the watch and shield from magnetic influence. Runs great and is a pleasure to own, display and even carry. Measures 50 mm wide. {$675} Item #4854 SOLD

Title: Original Waltham 23j Up Down all Canadian, Perfect

Description: VERYGOOD/NEARMINT condition. Will sell quickly because of condition and originality.  Sold in Canada for a Canadian RR conductor or engineer. We know because of the special "Canadian" dial with 13-24 on the inner level. This is a triple sunk porcelain dial in perfect condition and all by itself might claim $350 or more from a collector. But, it goes with this original Canadian made gold filled rail road case in excellent shape (some light nicks and a flat almost imperceptible large ding), original thin glass crystal and superb original 23j Lossier Inner Terminal Hairspring, diamond end stone Waltham Vanguard with solid gold raised jewel settings and a gold center wheel. See photo by clicking on the image to the left. Keeps superb time! Probably listed too low for condition and scarcity. This is a 16 size RR grade timepiece from the early 20th century. {$1400} Item #4862  SOLD

Title: 21j Railroad Grade Hamilton 992 w/Bar over Crown Case

Description: VERYGOOD condition. 20th century American pocket watches are best graded in three parts. This watch is original in my opinion as the condition of each corresponds with its overall age and wear. The double sunk  porcelain RR dial has one repaired chip on the inside dial at the tip of the subsidiary seconds hand. It is a very nice job and hardly noticeable. No hairlines or other age/damage. The original RR bar over crown yellow gold filled case has considerable pocket wear and faint dents in the back. It is in three parts, screw on bezel which holds the crystal and must be removed to set the watch, middle body which houses the movement, dial and provides for the stem, crown and bow and finally the screw on back. The world renown American made 21 jewel Hamilton Grade 992 movement features solid gold jewel settings, a large screw balance, double roller, adjusted to heat, isochronism and positions and a solid gold center wheel. It is in excellent condition but does have old stains from corrosion, years ago on the mainspring wheel. See close-up photo by clicking on the image to the left. A decent all original Circa 1932 watch (which is hard to find from a dealer these days) and at a good price. A new acrylic crystal has been installed. Measures 50 mm wide or 16 size American x 15mm thick. {$390} Item #4852 SOLD

Title: 21j Hamilton 992B Railroad Grade Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. The next best thing after the 992 from Hamilton and the best known RR grade pocket watch of all time is the 992B from a bit later in history. Some differences noticeable are pressed jewels and the solid gold plate bridges on the escape wheel and pallet fork. Click on the image to the left for close-ups. All around the condition is very nice with some normal pocket wear  and a very small nick/ding in the back but no brass showing on the three piece Hamilton case.  It is probably the original. The nice Montgomery style dial is Swiss made and a fairly modern replacement. Acrylic crystal. Extra sharp and shiny (no corrosion) high grade American made movement runs fine. Measures 50 mm wide (not including the crown) x 00 mm long x 00 mm thick. {$425} Item #4853 SOLD

Title: One of a Kind Monster OF/HC 18k Transitional English Fusee Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. This style of rare pocket watch is important because of the unusual and intricate case work. It can be both an open face and a closed face/hunter watch depending on what you want. A special mechanism hinges the inner encapsulated body of the watch for a 180 degree flip inside the outer body/frame, bezels and lids. Click on the image to the left and you will see how this process works. There is a small button on the side of the inner case which will release it for a turn. One side is the crystal and dial, the other a beautifully engraved landscape with sail boats. Two backs plus a dust cover and all the other material needed to construct this case adds up to a lot of 18k yellow gold. Our watchmaker has fully serviced, oiled and timed this 1870's chain driven English Fusee movement. It runs fine and is in the same condition as the case, almost perfect and unused. James Hoddell and Co. were well  known in this large watch and clock making location in London, Northampton Square. The two holes in the dust cover are used for setting and winding the watch. No original keys exist although I have some special old keys I have saved from this era which I might show you and include. New keys which fit perfectly will also be included. This special heirloom quality antique pocket watch is well priced for its rarity and condition. In the last 15 years of collecting I have seen only one other case like this. It sold for $2500 10 years ago with no movement in it. I believe our watchmaker weighed this at over 80 grams of 18k gold without its movement. Original glass crystal and perfect single sunk porcelain dial. {$3470} Item #4630 SOLD

Title: Oversized Swiss 8  Day Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Huge piece getting harder to find at shows or for sale at all. Nice gilt 3/4 plate movement is Swiss made, keeps good time and has a huge mainspring barrel and mainspring. I can count at least 15 jewels. Nice porcelain dial does have some cracks which you can see in the photos. Nickel case is in good condition. Measures 70 mm wide x 25 mm thick. {$375} Item #4590 SOLD

fd10vanga.jpg (7353 bytes) Title: 19 Jewel Waltham Vanguard 18 Size  Serviced

Description: The Waltham Model 1892 movement is one of the best looking movements Waltham made, in my opinion. This one in particular is just gorgeous. See it better on the close-ups page. Click on the image to the left. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by a MASTER WATCHMAKER and has gold jewel settings which are screwed down. A diamond end stone and a gold star regulator. There is one scratch which can be seen at the case screw near the V of Vanguard. Otherwise little wear is seen on the movement. The dial does have a repair at 8 and some other short hairlines. And, although the coin silver case case is in average condition with lots of pocket wear, I believe it is fairly rare. Fully marked as an early Waltham (AWWC..) case. There was a pink horse and rider on the back but it is mostly worn smooth. {$325}  Item #FD10 SOLD

Title: Beautiful Model 110 Ladies HC South Bend Pocket Watch Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Zero size American in great shape but engraved nicely on the inside of the gold filled case. To Reta from Uncle, June 1915. Hunter cased watches usually have three covers. One for the front which is spring loaded and unlatches with a push of the crown. Two friction fit or hinged snap backs, one cuvette (dust cover) and the back. All are in good shape with some light wear and minor dings. This single sunk porcelain dial appears to be perfect with no flaws or cracks. The best part is the magnificently decorated American made movement. Three finger bridge design is similar to Swiss master makers and the quality is nearly at that level. Double roller, jewel setting in gold with one raised, screw balance and outstanding wavy demaskeening or decoration on the nickel plates. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and would make a wonderful treasure for any lucky gal or family. Measures 36 mm in diameter. {$249} Item #4552 SOLD

Title: 23j Waltham Vanguard Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. One owner from the estate of a railroad man who worked for the L and N railroad. He was a conductor at the time of his death according to his brother. His name is included along with a photocopy of the families letter if you like. Gold filled three piece case has quite a bit of wear and some wear through to the brass on the back. The 23j American made movement is the least expensive 23j movement available on the market today. It is in good shape but does have some corrosion. The special porcelain dial is a Montgomery dial and is more valuable for that reason. It does have cracks though and you can see them in the photo. Acrylic crystal. This watch would sell for $450-$550 in good condition. Measures 49 mm wide. {$325} Item #4607 SOLD

Title: One of a Kind 18s Illinois Desk Watch Conversion

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Rare and early well made conversion from an 18 size Illinois 17j circa 1880 open face pocket watch with lever setting to a very attractive and unusual desk clock. Thick heavy glass in a custom oversized case with matching oversized heavy bow and crown. Keeps excellent time. American made. Don't pass on this unique rare example. Measures 67 mm wide (not including the crown) x 63 mm thick. Big ball shape with flat surface on the back glass for desk sitting. {$545} Item #4486 SOLD

Title: Unusual Lever Set Illinois 16s Pocket Watch, Cool Movement!

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A  very unusual pattern to this 16s Illinois pocket watch. I have never seen any thing quite like it. I could be wrong but I don't believe this demaskeening pattern and blue screw layout is common. Click on the image to the left for close-up views of this very cool movement. It is in an old school (period) beaded three part display case with excellent original beveled glass crystals on each side. The style of movement/watch is hunter and this case is an open face case. But, it is in great shape with a great single sunk porcelain dial with two chips on the edge which are not visible with the bezel and crystal. And best of all the movement is especially demaskeened/engraved like no others I have seen. Notice the square shape outlined with the blue screws? 17j, screw balance with a safety pinion (best quality) Illinois movement with rare pattern. Display case is also hard to find and sells for $100 on its own. Measures 55 mm wide and18 mm thick. {$375} Item #4726 SOLD

Title: 21j Hamilton 992 Railroad Grade Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. The Hamilton 992 was the first widely recognized standard railroad timekeeper. Conductor's pocket watches had to be very specific in their construction and timekeeping ability. This model was the most reliable and popular for its time, the first half of the 20th century. Later replaced by the 992B which is even  today, considered one of the finest American made watches of all time. This watch has a  double sunk porcelain dial with a few faint hairline cracks which are nearly invisible to the naked eye. There are a couple at the 12 and one between 8 and 9. The gold filled three part case is nice with a pretty design on screw down back and an easily removed bezel. This is important because RR grade watches have levers under the bezel which must be pulled out while setting. With the lever pushed back in and the bezel screwed back into place this method insured no accidental setting. Made in about 1934 this 21j high grade movement has solid gold jewel settings and a large gold center wheel (not all models have the gold center wheel). This is a "16 size" pocket watch and it measures 50 mm wide x 14 mm thick with its acrylic crystal. {$325} Item #4773 SOLD

Title: 18 Size Illinois w/Two-Tone Movement Circa 1918

Description: GOOD condition. The base metal case for this old watch may have been added sometime later as it is in nearmint condition, barely short of mint. It is a three part screw back, screw bezel case with a plastic crystal. This is an early "lever set" watch so one must unscrew the bezel (holds the crystal) to pull the lever and set the watch. Winds with the crown like a normal watch. Nice double sunk porcelain dial. Bold shiny black Arabic numerals. Hairlines at 11, 1, and 3. The American made movement has 17 jewels, gold jewels settings held in place with screws and is adjusted. The plates have a gold two-tone checkered pattern and are a bit "washed out" or faded. Measures 53 mm wide (18 size). {$149} Item #4296 SOLD

Title: Dress/Vest Sized Hamilton "917" Gold Filled Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. A very nice thin dress watch (American sized 10) in a three piece yellow gold filled case. Mint dial and high grade American made movement which keeps perfect time according to our timing machine. Extra nice case has a snap on bezel and back. Measures 45 mm wide, not including the crown. {$139} Item #4488 SOLD

Title: Cool Illinois Bunn Special with Two-Tone 21j Movement

Description: GOOD condition. Large Illinois 21j Bunn Special with new dial and average gold filled case. Rare movement is running fine and shows average wear with some burr marks on screws and mild scratches and fading. Swiss made dial is perfect but not the original early porcelain dial. Acrylic crystal. Measures 54 mm wide. {$325} Item #4361 SOLD

Title: Big Stem Wind/Lever Set Coin Silver Hunter Cased Elgin

Description: GOOD condition. Plenty of pocket wear but extra large silver pocket watches are not cheap or easy to find these days in any condition. Coin silver is mostly pure silver, like Sterling but a few points lower in content where-as silverode, oid and silverides are just metal with some silver in the mix. These styles are thick and well made, hence the weight noted on the inside of the cuvette (dust cover). Weighs six ounces (almost half a pound) all together. When you press on the crown the front cover or lid springs open at exactly 90 degrees. It also snaps shut properly and flush with the middle body. Note the lever for setting (just pull straight out on the same plane and turn crown to set morning glory hands) at five. Original porcelain dial has numerous hairlines but they are very faint and nearly impossible to see. The 15j American made Elgin movement dates from about 1902. Original thin glass hunter case crystal. Fine early timepiece which can still be used today! Runs great. Measures 58 mm wide. {$279} Item #4524 SOLD

Title: Affordable Vintage Pocket Watch by Trenton

Description: GOOD condition. For the most part, American pocket watch collecting has three parts. Dollar watches (cheap and not collectable), affordable mid grade watches and high grade (over 17j, like RR watches). The mid grade stuff is now more collectable than before with prices for better known brands steadily increasing. This is nice  watch with a near perfect original single sunk dial (note blue minutes), glass crystal, screw back three piece gold filled case in good condition with only minor wear and a well made 11j (from what I can count) hand wound American made three finger bridge nickel plated movement. It runs good and is a great investment. Measures 50 mm wide and is a 16 size American. {$119} Item #4543 SOLD

Title: 16s Elgin BW Raymond, 21j RR Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. This watch is in really nice shape except for the case. The single sunk porcelain dial is nearly perfect with a microscopic short hairline near the seven. It is not visible with the naked eye. The movement too looks especially nice with little signs of corrosion, scratches or other flaws. It runs good, keeping time. The original Elgin RR case is OK as the back and middle body show wear through to the brass. This is not extremely noticeable especially after a little polish. Another factor in our "good" rating is the bow which is not the original. It is solid gold however and most probably do not know it but many replacement bows were gold. It does not fit especially well. In the meantime we are looking for a correct replacement bow. This is a 16s RR grade American watch which is about 50 mm wide. {$229} Item #4585 SOLD

Title: Nice Elgin 21j Father Time w/Train Case

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Cool train case in three parts with a screw on bezel and back. It is gold filled and shows average wear but no wear through to brass. The double sunk porcelain dial is near perfect with one hairline crack at 2. The 21j American made RR grade movement runs fine and does show some light corrosion on the mainspring wheel and winding wheel. It is not too bad but does affect value. Glass crystal. Measures 50 mm wide. {$235} Item #FD43 SOLD

Title: Hampden Model #105 21j RR Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. This is a nice 16 size American (Railroad grade) made 21j pocket watch with a perfect double sunk porcelain dial with no hairlines. Lever set with gold jewel settings held in place with screws, fancy demaskeening on the nickel plated surface, gold text, a fancy regulator and cool three piece nickel case with train on the back. Not a lot of wear. Measures 49 mm wide. {$369} Item #FD44 SOLD

Title: 16s Elgin Railroad Pocket Watch, 19j BW Raymond

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Except for a little chip on the edge this double sunk porcelain RR dial is perfect! Sometimes selling for $150 or more RR dials with bold Arabic numerals and no damage are scarce. Nice "Elgin RR" three piece case has wear through on the outside edge of the back. This does not show when polished as brass (the inside layer of a gold filled case) polishes the same color as gold. Value of case about 1/2 as much without wear through. Extra fancy RR grade movement is one of Elgin's most accurate and attractive. This original RR grade pocket watch dates from about 1919 and has the original glass crystal too. Keeps excellent time according to our timing machine showing a consistent 10 seconds fast per 24hrs in all positions. Measures 51 mm wide. {$325} Item #FD43 SOLD

Title: Sterling Silver 21j Waltham Hunter, Model 1892 mvmt

Description: GOOD condition. Extra nice double sunk porcelain dial had Roman numerals. No hair lines but there is a small chip just above the 7 and just left of the 50 sec. mark on the sub dial. Super cool watch with one of the worlds most attractive American made high grade movements. Raised gold jewel settings, gold star wheel regulation and fancy demaskeening are just some of the aesthetic noticeable. The sterling silver case is a bit tired though. Rate it at 75%, dial 95%, movement 90% (some very faint corrosion/spotting on second and mainspring wheel). Priced below book! Lever set timepiece from the turn of the century. Measures 54 mm wide. {$249} Item #4393 SOLD

fd16bsa.jpg (7452 bytes) Title: 21 Jewel "Stiff Bow" Illinois Bunn Special Serviced

Description: This is a nice watch in a 14K white gold filled "RR" marked case. The bow is solid/stiff which makes this a little bit more collectible. The condition of the case is good but there is the beginnings of wear seen on the high spots. The double sunk dial does have a couple of hairlines and a very small chip near the eight. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by a MASTER WATCHMAKER. Dates to about 1921. {$325}  Item #FD16 SOLD

Title: Hamilton  21 Jewel Grade 940 Pocket Watch

Description: Beautiful double sunk porcelain dial in perfect condition excepting a substantial chip at the lever. Full plate elaborately damaskeened partially with gold wash on the text, cut bi-metallic compensation balance with gold screws adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, gold jewel settings held with screws, safety pinion, Reed's patented whiplash micro-metric regulator, blued steel Breguet hairspring, motor barrel,  and straight line lever escapement.  This is a 18 size railroad grade pocket watch in an extra nice silverode screw back, screw bezel case. The new crystal is acrylic. Measures 59 mm wide x 22 mm thick. {$279} Item #WS39 SOLD

Title: 21j Waltham "845" Antique Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. I use an 845 for my personal watch some days and in my opinion they are highly undervalued. Still under market as this gorgeous movement is basically the same as the Vanguard which is much more expensive. The center wheel pinion is jeweled and that hole jewel (synthetic sapphire) is held in place with a raised gold setting fixed with screws. The other wheel pinions are also jeweled with gold settings and screws. The fancy micro-meter regulator has a gold adjustment (star shaped wheel) and we see pretty demaskeening on the nickel plates. And my favorite part is how well this movement keeps time. It runs like a top and keeps near perfect time according to our timing machine and my tests. The case is plain and has a display back rather than the traditional solid back. This is most likely a bezel from a matching case. It has a plastic crystal (my recommendation for the movement as plastic will not shatter and cause 100's of small glass pieces to foul or damage the movement. The original double sunk porcelain dial has some hairlines but is very presentable as you can see in the photos. The crystal on the front is the original thick glass crystal which is hard to get and interesting with it's beveled design. This is a lever set watch and rail road grade (used by conductors 100 years ago). It is very collectable and a bargain! This is a large watch! It measures 59 mm wide (18 size American). {$299} Item #4353 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous Blue Enamel Dialed 16s Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Clean, nice looking (better than the photos show) fancy dial Elgin dating from about 1902. Attractive American made movement has 15 jewels and safety pinion. Runs great with a nice nickel case and baby blue porcelain dial. Does have one hairline. Louis XIV hands. Measures 54 mm wide or 16s American. {$149} Item #4383 SOLD

Title: Single Owner Hamilton 992 w/Provenance from RR Man's Family

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This watch along with a couple of others came from the original owner who was a RR man working for the L and N railroad. He was a conductor at the time of his death according to his brother. This is his original fob. The base metal case is probably the second case for the watch as is usually the history for watches in service this long. It is in average to good condition and is a correct replacement for this watch. The movement shows some age with some burr marks on screw heads but overall this is a great movement with a higher grade solid gold center wheel. One of the world's most accurate watches the 992 was the first widely used RR timepiece and of course, it is American made. The original double sunk porcelain dial has bold Arabic numerals and is perfect with no hairlines or cracks. A perfect dial like this will bring $150 without any debate. The crystal is acrylic. Original union engineers fob is included along with a photocopy of the family's letter of his history. This will include the owners name and city. Measures 51 mm wide. {$475} Item #4606 SOLD

Title: Heavy 18k Gold Earnshaw Type Spring Detent Chronometer, Circa 1840 Serviced

Description: Very nice condition. Our current grading system does not allow for watches of this age so I will detail condition. A little smoothness or pocket wear can be seen on the edges of the engine turned hunter or closed face, solid 18k gold case. The edges are highly engraved with flowers, leaves, oak leaves and acorns. A faint semi-circular scuff is evident on the inside of the front lid where the bezel holding the crystal opens for setting. The crown over 18 is the English gold standard mark and the LC is the makers mark. The stylized "E" is the date code for 1840. This is a key set and key wind Fusee or chain driven chronometer grade English timepiece. The multi colored solid gold dial looks perfect and is marked French. Royal Exchange. London. In 1839 John Moore French, his son John, and William French established the firm known as "The City Observatory" which was located in Cornhill in the City of London. They operated a Standard Time Ball controlled by a telegraph signal from Greenwich and specialized in the making of chronometers. They remained in business at the #9 Royal Exchange address until 1875. Raised green leaves and yellow flowers with high relief can be seen around the edge of the dial. Inside the roman numerals we see a nice hand engraved scene of flowers and leaves. The full plate movement has blue screws, an oversized bi-metallic, split, screw balance with a diamond cap/end stone over the hole jewel and tip of the balance staff. The hairspring is flat, not overcoil or helical. The third wheel has an end stone also. The winding arbor has a dust pipe, typical of high grade watches from this era. The Earnshaw type spring detent escapement is one of the most collectable types of early chronometer grade watches in the world. Most were found in Marine Chronometers for the shipping trade but a few were made for pocket watches. The hallmarked case is 18k gold and weighs 100 grams without the movement, glass or lid spring. It has an old key which may be original but a new one is also included. Measures 57 mm wide (not including the stem and crown) x 19 mm thick. {$6875} Item #3919 SOLD JGG

Title: Heirloom Quality 14k Box Hinge Elgin "GM Wheeler" Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. With extremely old timepieces we might use the nearmint term in a different fashion. The piece is not like new but there are few flaws or signs of wear. Some mild pocket wear or smoothness. A little tiny bit of wear on the underside of the solid gold bow. The crown is in superb shape with little wear at all. The Roman numeral porcelain dial has a high quality F.O.E personalized paint job which I believe is the Fraternal Order of Eagles. There are three faint hairlines. The massive gold case is properly marked and has no dents, dings or scratches. The lids and the dust cover open and close properly. The acrylic crystal is a replacement. This fantastic 18 size American gold watch dates to about 1887 and has a gorgeous movement. Sometimes these watches have plain ugly movements as they are purchased for the cases. Notice the blued screws, gold jewel settings and fancy regulator. It has been fully serviced oiled and timed and is keeping excellent time. Measures 55 mm wide. {$2695} {$2275} SALE Item #4208 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 14k Yellow Gold Ladies Pendant Watch Chain

Description: EXCELLENT condition. No kinks or problems or wear to speak of. Very long. Used around the neck and to hold a pendant or small ladies gold pocket watch. Watch usually tucked into a shirt or blouse pocket. Over 10 grams total weight. {$149} Item #4254 SOLD

Title: Investment Quality Multi-Color Box Hinge 14k Gold E. Howard Hunter

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Savvy pocket watch collectors know that early E. Howard watches are very rare in their original cases. The master gold smiths and case makers at Western Watch Case Co. or W.W.C. Co. manufactured this exquisite multi-colored gold case. It is in superb condition with only minor signs of light wear. The front cover is strong and opens perfectly at 90 degrees. The cartouche is unsigned. The back has a big fat white diamond and it snaps perfectly in place and is without flaw as is the cuvette/dust cover. It weighs over 150 grams with the movement and the large bow is the original gold bow and shows light wear on the underside where the owner's watch chain attached. The fancy flowers, leaves and other decorations on the outside of the case are blue, dark yellow, green and pink. The N series movement is extremely attractive with its raised cupped gold jewel settings and blue screws, some of which hold the settings in place and is running strong, keeping good time. The original dial is perfect as are the original hands. Measures 55 mm wide. {$6495} Item #4229 SOLD

Title: Heirloom Quality Waltham "Ruby" w/14k Repousse Case

Description: NEARMINT condition. Easily MINT except for the small hairline at the bottom of the porcelain dial. Gold pocket watches always have gold bows and the underside of the bow is a good place to check for wear (spot where chain is attached). None on this watch. The snap back and cuvette (dust cover) must be opened with a case opening tool and where these tools are used is another good place to look for wear. You can see a few superficial marks in these two spots. The small lip at the edge of the back and dust cover. Engraved on the inside lid or cuvette is "Emma Weaver, Jan 26, 1906". Otherwise we find pristine mint condition. No wear at all on the outside of this remarkable hand crafted yellow gold (14k US Assay) open face case. It was made by the famous E. Howard gold case maker W.W.C. Co. Rather than carved with sharp tools this style of decoration is hand hammered from the inside out. It is extremely rare and desirable in any gold piece. Watch, jewelry or otherwise. This is a ladies watch and is classified as a 6/0 size. Sometimes referred to as "jewel series". The movement is the best Waltham made for this size watch and you can see the efforts in the gold jewel settings which are held in place with screws, a cap stone on the staff and expertly polished and chamfered plates and bridges. Nice demaskeening or decorations on the movement also. The watch keeps superb time with next to zero error in all positions according to timing. Original glass crystal. Set and wound by the stem/crown. Measures 30 mm wide (not including the crown) x 13 mm thick. {$575} Item #4221 SOLD TO SE

Title: Extra Nice 18 size 23j Waltham Vanguard in Original Period Sterling Case

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Gorgeous movement with highly detailed etching/demaskeening on the full nickel plate with a sunken balance. Gold screws on the balance with a gold star wheel regulator. Diamond cap or end stone over the balance staff. Raised gold jewel settings with gold screws. Little wear on either the movement or the double sunk porcelain dial. No hairlines or flaws. The sterling silver case is original and in great shape also. This is a "swing out" open face case. One must unscrew the bezel, pull the crown out one click and the movement swings out of the bowl shaped case. Nice original extra large bow. Original glass crystal. Original blued hands are 99%. Case 80%. Dial 98%. Movement 96%. Sweet watch in rare 23j version. Measures 57 mm wide (larger than normal 18s case). {$480} Item #4356 SOLD TO RCR

Title: South Bend "227" Rail Road Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Gorgeous 16s American made pocket watch with extra fine South Bend 21 jewel movement. It features cupped gold jewel settings held in place with screws, highly damascened nickel plates, double roller, adjusted to time and temp., solid gold center wheel, screw balance, swan's neck style micro meter regulator and original nice porcelain dial (one hairline). Lever set, three piece screw back screw bezel gold filled case. Measures 49 mm wide. {$299} Item #4406 SOLD

Title: Fancy Ladies Elgin Hunter Cased Pocket Watch, Circa 1899

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This pretty little watch was given to Edna Thacker over 100 years ago. It is in fantastic condition with a beautiful gold filled case which is highly engraved and has an open cartouche on the front. The Roman numeral porcelain dial is perfect with no flaws or signs of age. The 15j guilt movement is very attractive and runs like a top, keeping good time. Measures 36 mm wide 10 mm thick. {$245} Item #4332 SOLD TO HP

Title: Gorgeous 18s Elgin BW Raymond, 19j w/Mint Porcelain Dial

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. This is another one of my favorite American made watch movements, especially for the money. This watch is worth the price just for the mint double sunk porcelain dial. Just finding a perfect dial like this is special as collectors will always pay top dollar for them. There are no scratches, no nicks nor even a flaw from manufacture. The blued steel hands are perfect too. The Wadsworth 20yr gold filled case has a screw on back with initials and a screw on bezel which has the original thin beveled glass crystal. It has a small nick on the bezel and no other wear or damage. No wear-through or signs of it. But my favorite part is the stunning 19j BW Raymond movement. The exposed balance has very good motion and keeps excellent time. There are raised solid gold jewel settings which are held in place with screws. Fancy gold lettering and lots of nice demaskeening add more beauty. In addition we see a large jewel with cupped gold setting and three screws on the mainspring barrel. Also we see a diamond end or cap stone over the balance staff and a fancy micro-meter regulator. It is marked safety barrel and adjusted to 5 positions. Don't pass on this sweet timepiece for this price! Large, measuring 55 mm wide (not including the crown) or 18s American. {$390} Item #4354 SOLD TO RG

Title: Beautiful 14k BW Raymond Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. Sweet piece. Solid yellow gold with fantastic fancy hand carved front and back lids. Open cartouche (place for initials) on the front. Dial is double sunk, porcelain and perfect. It has large bold black Arabic numerals and blued steel hands, all original. Case is extra nice and would be mint except for signs of opening where a knife blade is used. On the lip area of the back cover and the cuvette or dust cover which is the second lid under the back lid. Other than that, there is no wear or age that I can see. It has been serviced once according to service marks, in 1956. 1920's vintage. Extra fine and beautiful Elgin BW Raymond movement is RR grade when in an open face (rules did not allow hunter cased watches for RR service). This movement features a solid gold train (gears inside), sold gold jewel settings which are held in place with screw and are raised/cupped. It has gold lettering, fancy demaskeening (etching on the nickel plates) and gold screws on the balance. This is a lever set watch which means you open the front lid and pull a small lever at two before turning the crown to set. This lessons the chance that the crown could accidentally be turned changing the time. Measures 48 mm wide (16 size American). {$995} Item #4352 SOLD TO GF

Title: Rare 1907 Multi Colored Pink Dial Waltham Hunter Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. These watches (colored porcelain dials) are so hard to find in good condition. One of the first types along with fancy gold cased hunters to specifically collect as many manufacturers offered fancy multi-colored dial watches. This fantastic pink dial does have some very faint hairlines which look new, not dirty, old or noticeable very easily. The 17j American made Waltham movement has fancy decorations and jewel settings which are held in place with tiny screws. Cool gold star shaped regulator too. It runs fine and keeps good time. The gold filled case is nice with no damage or many signs of age, like smoothness or pocket wear. It is fairly crisp. This is the most desirable type of fancy type, a stem wound and stem set (not a lever set) hunter. Almost 100 years old! A 16 size measuring about 50 mm wide . {$690} {$590} SALE Item #4298 SOLD TO WS

Title: Unusual and Heavy 18k Waltham Hunter Serviced

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This is a 16s movement in a Swiss case. Not normal for American watches but not un-heard of. Very heavy (120 grams total) and well made with a little pocket wear. Overall in fantastic condition. See close-up photos. Perfect porcelain dial and extra nice looking Waltham "PS Bartlett" 17j movement which has been fully serviced, oiled and timed and dates from about 1919. Measures 52 mm wide x 14 mm thick. {$1075} Item #4207 SOLD TO MG

Title: Extra Fine And Rare Heavy 14k Waltham Hunter, Circa 1875 Serviced

Description: NEARMINT condition. Boy o' boy this is a real beauty. Sometimes we find really old gold pocket watches in extra nice condition but rarely are they as well built as this piece. I am referring to the engine turned gold case which is a custom made case and would have been selected by the buyer at the jeweler's store with the Crescent Garden movement added after the case was shipped from St. Louis. The firm is William Loeffel and the work is more in line with what you might see on a very expensive Swiss manufacturer like Jules Jurgensen. It is heavy with thick lids. They are made to open at exactly a right  90 degree angle and work perfectly with the front lid opening with the aid of a spring. Push on the crown to open the engine turned front cover. It has a fancy cartouche with the initials JB. It is perfectly centered and has fancier hand engraving than we usually see. The back cover opens to expose the cuvette, or dust cover which has two holes for keys to wind and set this old watch. The dust cover has an engine turned perimeter and Joseph Boka lightly and professionally engraved in the center. The 3/4 plate Model 14 Waltham movement was made in America and dates to 1875. It has 11 jewels, a screwed bi-metallic balance, a single roller, blued screws and dust pipes on the winding and setting arbors. It is in nearmint condition and has been fully serviced, oiled and timed, keeping excellent time. The original single sunk porcelain dial is mint with no scratches or hairline cracks. The hands are original. The glass crystal is perfect and original. This watch is very heavy weighing over 3 and 1/2 ounces. There are 60 grams of gold in the custom case. This is a 14 size but it is as large as a 16 measuring 52 mm in diameter x 15 mm thick. {$1275} {$969} Item #4114 SOLD TO HW

Title: Beautiful 14k White Gold Hamilton Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. Nearmint solid gold case. Nice original dial is about 95% and the cool 19 jewel movement about 85%. It has raised solid gold jewel settings which are held in place with screws, jeweled mainspring barrel, a Breguet hairspring, adjustments to five positions and a solid gold train. Rare low production number American made high grade timepiece in solid gold. One star rarity in Shugart price guide. Books high. Measures 45 mm wide or 12 size American. {$399} Item #4328 SOLD TO DS

Title: 104 Year Old Small Ladies Waltham Pocket Watch With Roman Numeral Dial

Description: VERYGOOD condition. This is a nice looking 0 size Waltham which is marked A.W.W Co., Waltham Mass on the movement. A bit unusual with a perfect single sunk porcelain dial. No hairlines or damage. The original glass crystal has scuffs. Pendant/stem set and keeping good time. Gold filled case has initials in fancy script on the back. Measures 34 mm diameter x 10 mm thick. {$119} Item #4120 SOLD TO HP

Title: Beautiful 14k "0 Size" Elgin Hunter Cased Pocket Watch, Circa 1901 Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. This outstanding heirloom quality time piece is the type of watch we seldom find and it is the type of watch which always demands a premium price. It is solid gold with engine turned front and back covers. It is in nearmint condition excluding a very tiny ding on the bottom edge of the back cover and a couple of small cracks in the dial. The ding is the size of a pin head and really too small to see in a photograph. The hairline cracks are visible in our close-up photos. Click on the image to the left. The porcelain dial has Roman numerals, blued steel hands and is original. The spring loaded front cover opens easily and at the expected 90 degree angle. It has a cartouche with the letter "B" engraved into it.  The gorgeous  American made movement dates the piece to about 1901 and has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. It has gold jewel settings which are held in place with screws. the one near the winding wheel is cupped or raised. This watch is a little bit larger than a quarter and measures 35 mm wide. It is rare to find a solid gold hunting cased watch in this condition.  {$475} {$369} Item #4117 SOLD TO HW

Title: Beautiful 14k Antique Pocket Watch Chain

Description: This type of chain, with a "T" bar was meant to be affixed on a vest or overall, through a button hole. The condition is good but not like new. The links do not have a lot of wear at the contact points but you can see some on the clasp which is marked 14k. The weight is just over 9 grams and this piece is probably about 50 to 65 years old or older. Measures  13.75 inches long. {$225} Item #4115 SOLD TO HP

Title: Nice 15j Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Original porcelain dial without a single mark, hairline or scratch on it. It is in mint condition and was made in 1910. It runs good and keeps pretty good time. Nice nickel screw back and screw bezel case. The original glass crystal does have quite a few light scratches and scuffs. This is a 16 size pocket watch and measures about 55 mm wide. {$99} Item #3800 SOLD TO DH

Title: Illinois White Gold Filled Dress Watch

Description: GOOD condition. Christmas special! Nice white gold filled piece in decent shape (will look pretty sharp to a novice eye or in person). Three piece case with American made 17j movement. Little edge wear on case. Metal dial is nice too. Runs fine. Stem set and wind (easiest type). Measures 44 mm wide. {$99} Item #4420 SOLD TO RP

Title:  Waltham Navigation Stop Watch

Description: The piece measures  mm wide (not including the crown) x  mm long x  mm thick. $25    Item #1984 SOLD

Title: Gorgeous 100+ Year Old Elgin 3-Finger Bridge Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD/EXCELLENT condition. Made in about 1900 this is a very nice watch in excellent condition overall. The open face style case is gold filled and appears to be original to the watch as there are no other case screw marks except the ones holding the movement in place. The hand engraved and tooled back has a small dent, which can also be seen on the cuvette or dust cover. The glass crystal may original. The double sunk porcelain dial is extra nice with a small chip on the edge near the two but no hairlines or scratches or damage otherwise. It looks wonderful. Best of all is the attractive 17j American made Eglin grade 246, three-finger bridge movement with its gold jewel settings, which are held in place with screws and the fancy gold script. Pendant/stem set, not lever set like many of this era. It is keeping very good time according to the timing machine, showing less than 10 seconds error per day. This is a 16s pocket watch which measures approximately 50 mm in diameter. {$269} Item #4121 SOLD MM

Title: Exquisite Sterling Silver and Multi-color Gold Waltham Hunter

Description: VERYGOOD condition. A gorgeous silver hunter case signed C.W.C.Co. , Waltham Mass along with Sterling. Some mild pocket wear or smoothness but overall one of the nicest in this material I have seen recently. Extra large Arabic numerals stand out nicely on the original mint porcelain dial. Waltham made beautiful movements and this 15j 3/4 plate American made movement is no exception. Note the demaskeening or etching on the plates, a solid gold center wheel, gold jewel settings held in place with screws, fancy star regulator and cap stone on the balance. The gold crown is original and in good shape. It is over 100 years old dating to 1903. This is a stem set and stem wound (easiest to use) watch with Waltham USA on the dial (a bit rare). Measures 51 mm wide or a 16 size American. {$545} Item #4319 SOLD

Title: Rare Solid Gold Vintage Pocket Watch Chain

Description: . It is becoming more and more difficult to find vintage gold chains and this style in particular with its long open links is a bit unique. Both ends are clasps and a large circle is attached to add a pocket watch. This could be used on a belt loop opposed to a vest. It is in very good condition with not too much wear between the links and no damage on the clasps. Both clasps are marked 14k. Vintage piece from the 1920's or earlier. Measures about 14 inches long x 4 mm thick (links). It weighs almost 16 grams. {$275} Item #3574 SOLD DH

Title: One of a Kind 14k Elgin w/Fancy Dial and RICE Logo

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. This large 14k yellow gold Elgin has a fancy dial (some faint short hairlines) and a unique RICE logo case. Elwood Rice wrote "A Tribute to Business Character" in 1930 which commemorates  an award and honors given to George and Fred Gruen for outstanding business character.  It was the first award of its kind and was given to the Gruen company on its 10th anniversary as a member of the Rice Leaders of the World. The club consisted of businesses which were financially secure and conducted affairs in an ethical manner. The publication can be found in the rare books section of the Cincinnati Public Library. Footnote Lee C. Thank you Lee! Good condition with no dings or scratches. The crown does show wear on the top portion. The high grade 17j Elgin movement is adjusted (marked on plates) and dates to about 1916. About 85 grams weight for the whole watch, most of which is the gold case. Measures 44 mm wide x 51 mm long x 10 mm thick. {$1175} Item #4233 SOLD TO BC

Title: Unusual Early Gold Pocket Watch w/Rare Compass Fob

Description: GOOD condition. This is a nice solid gold (hallmark illegible) Droz Brothers (Swiss) open face key wind, key set pocket watch. Nice tapered bar style (typical triangular plate design) movement runs pretty good but for a watch this old don't expect much accuracy. Solid gold dial is hand carved. Cool American looking emblem on back. Original bulls eye crystal. Super rare onyx stone compass on chain. Priced $50 over cost for customer appreciation! Measures 47 mm wide  {$450} Item #4443 SOLD TO CR

Title: 23j Elgin Veritas w/Outstanding Large Train Case

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Sweet watch with one of a kind train engraving on the back. Extra large and heavy with the original oversized bow. Period coin silver screw back and screw on bezel in good shape with a large thick glass crystal. Double sunk porcelain dial does have two or three hairlines and damage around the subsidiary seconds bit. The hands are about 80% showing discoloration in the right light. Rare extra fancy 23j movement features a 3/4 plate, jeweled mainspring barrel, ruby jewels held with cupped gold settings, diamond end/cap stone, micro-metric regulator and gorgeous demaskeening. 18s American or measures 58 mm wide x 22 mm thick. {$449} Item #4405 SOLD

Title: Beautiful 14k Elgin Hunter Cased Pocket Watch Circa 1885

Description: EXCELLENT/NEARMINT condition. This is absolutely a gorgeous timepiece from long long ago and it is in superb nearly new condition. The American made 15j lever set Elgin movement is in good running condition and is getting checked over by the watchmaker. Porcelain dial. Solid gold, highly engraved case. Measures 43 mm in diameter or a 6 size, American. {$475} Item #3860 SOLD AC

Title: 14k Yellow Gold Hamilton 916 Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This is a great looking dress watch in solid 14k gold. The color leans toward green which is a rare jewelry grade of gold. It is heavy with over 22 grams of gold just in the case. These watches are a bit nicer than other gold American watches in that the cuvette (dust cover) had a real fancy engraving. No dents or dings and few scuffs. Mint dial and hands. Runs great at the 17j, adjusted to 3 positions movement has been fully serviced, oiled and timed. This is a 14 size watch and has fancy flowers engraved on the back. It measures 49 mm wide (not including the crown) x 10 mm thick. {$369} Item #4119 SOLD MO

Title: 21j Hamilton 992B Railroad Grade Pocket Watch

Description: EXCELLENT condition. With nice pocket watches we prefer to grade them in three parts. Dial, movement and case. The gold filled, screw back case is pretty nice with no wear through to brass. There is a small ding on one side and it is not the original RR case the movement came it. The dial is new and in perfect condition. The movement is the best part of this package as it has no rust or corrosion and does not show much use or wear/cleanings by watchmakers at all as there are few scratches if any and little to no burr marks on screw heads. It is a real pleasure to look at and runs really well, keeping good time according to our timing machine. The glass crystal is in good condition with a few scuffs here and there. For one of the most popular and collectible American watches of any kind this is a great bargain. Measures 50 mm wide. {$329} Item #3799 SOLD RJR

ilfergchra.jpg (9020 bytes) Title: Very Rare Illinois "Cosmopolitan Watch Co." Ferguson Dial Pocket Watch

Description: I have never seen this variation of pocket watch before. It is an Illinois, model 6, grade 64. Cosmopolitan Watch Co., "The Accurate Timekeeper" 17 jewels, adjusted and railroad grade. It is lever set with a Ferguson dial which I have a picture of in the close-ups section. I think it is a reproduction. It is a painted dial and since I have no experience with authentic Ferguson dials I cannot say that this is correct. Never the less, this is a rare movement. It is two-toned in color and unlike any other I have seen. The silveroid case is average. It runs and keeps reasonable time. The case is silveroid and in average condition.  {$375} Item #1589 SOLD

Title: 16s Illinois Getty Model Pocket Watch with Cool Case

Description: GOOD/VERYGOOD condition. Fired glass (porcelain) dial is double sunk with chips near 5 and on the subsidiary seconds bit. Some hairlines too. Very unusual case which is only signed Othello. Extra fancy three finger bridge Illinois Getty model movement looks extra nice although there are a few spots on the mainspring wheel. This is a lever set timepiece. Stem wound.  {$149} Item #4297 SOLD

Title: Rare Ben Franklin Illinois Serviced

Description: This rare piece has 17 jewels and dates to about 1907. It has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by a MASTER WATCHMAKER. It is marked adjusted, 17 jewels and Ben Franklin, USA. There is some light corrosion on the whip spring and a couple of screws. The Illinois dial is porcelain and double sunk. It is nearly flawless with a small, very light group of hairlines between the 9 and 10. These are barely visible to the naked eye. This is a lever set, 18 size watch. The case is 14K gold filled and in good condition with light pocket wear on the back. There is a cuvette or dust cover which snaps in place perfectly and is in excellent condition. The hinged back and bezel also snap on perfectly tight. The case is thick and fairly heavy, not thin.. {$525} Item #2156 SOLD BB

Title: Beautiful 100yr Old Illinois Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. If you ever wanted an affordable antique pocket watch in good condition this would be it. It has a gorgeous 25 year (the length of time the case manufacturer guaranteed this case to last without wear through of the gold) gold filled and engine turned (on the back) open face case in excellent condition. It has its original glass crystal, which does have a little chip out of the edge, near 10, which you can barely see, and the original double sunk porcelain dial with no hairline cracks. This is a lever set watch, which means that setting the time requires opening the bezel at one using the small lip and pulling the lever out to setting position. See the close-up photos by clicking on the image to the left. Then turn the crown to set. It has nice Breguet style moon hands and an uncommon Getty, Model 5 hand wound American made movement. Getty models are known for only one visible winding wheel and the characteristic crescent moon shaped click, seen next to it. Any family or collector would be proud to own this extra nice Circa 1905 Illinois pocket watch. It runs great, keeping good time. It is a 16 size or measures 52 mm wide x 15 mm thick. {$249} Item #4118 SOLD DS

jj193518ka.jpg (7578 bytes) Title:  Very Rare 18K "Bow Set" Jules Jürgensen Minute Repeater  SERVICED

Description: The finest pocket watch we have seen here at the site this superb example of Swiss watch making has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by a MASTER WATCHMAKER. It is fully marked on all lids. The JJ signature is seen on the front lid. I'll add a close-up of it. Also, all 18k hallmarks. Signed No. 106 on the case in three places. Inside front cover, inside back cover, outside on the hinged gold cuvette which has an engine turned border and patent 1867, January 15 , inside of the cuvette and on the movement. This authenticates the case as original to the movement. The movement is highly jeweled. I count 31. The engine turned front and back covers have mostly worn smooth. There was some light work done on the front cover hinge. Not noticeable except to a trained eye. The front cover spring is tight and it opens to 90 degrees. The single sunk porcelain dial is signed and mint except for one sub-millimeter sized chip at about the 3(on the very edge and difficult to see even with a 10X loupe). The movement looks very good with a minimum number of light scratches and burr marks on screw heads. It functions like a dream. At 3:17 you will hear 3 "hour" gongs followed by one "quarter" gong followed by two "minute" gongs. The minute gongs increase to three as soon as the subsidiary seconds hand passes 12. Extraordinary! The watch is set by moving the bow down toward the dial. With light pressure one can then set the time using the crown. This is a VERY HEAVY piece.  18 Size(52mm) $12,500  Item #1935 SOLD SP

Title: Rare 18k Jules Jurgensen Hunter Serviced

Description: These watches normally go to the large auction houses like Sotheby's, Christies and Antiquorum where the price, after buyers premiums, can be quite high. This piece is fully signed. More specifically, the case matches the movement. Serial number 7082 stamped on all lids and on the movement. The cuvette or dust cover is stamped Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen and No. 7082. The inside of each lid (3) is stamped with an 18k hallmark and F. Schneiler, Bowery NY. Of course the movement is marked Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen and has the serial number. Extra nice condition excepting some pocket wear on each of the outside lids, some light scuffs on the cuvette and some faint hairlines on the signed dial. This rare piece has been fully serviced, oiled and timed by a MASTER WATCHMAKER. It is a key wind/key set watch and the key is included. Both front and back lids open to a perfect 90 degrees and the spring is very strong on the front lid. {$1991} {$1489} Item #2771 SOLD

Title: South Bend #291 Pocket Watch w/Montgomery Dial

Description: GOOD condition. This is a 16 size pocket watch with a beautiful high grade American made movement and a rather worn and cracked rare dial. It is double sunk and porcelain. The 1-60 around the outside is the rare part and called a Montgomery dial. There are chips near the lever and the center pinion in addition to numerous hairline cracks. Plain Philadelphia watch case company silverode screw bezel, screw back open face case. Glass crystal. Best part of this watch is the gorgeous three quarter plate movement. It is marked adjusted, 17 jewels and Ind. USA. Beautiful demaskeening which is unusual in the American pocket watch genre. Runs good. The notoriously under priced Shugart book has these priced from $250-$400 (mint). Measures 52 mm in diameter or a 16 size American. A great watch for the money! {$199} Item #4395 SOLD TO AF

Title: Hard to Find Waltham Chronograph Pocket Watch

Description: VERYGOOD condition. Very rare and hard to find. American made high grade complication (chronograph). In addition to telling time this watch will time 60 seconds using the long chronograph hand on the center pinion. Normal seconds on the subsidiary bit at six. Lever set, snap on bezel, back yellow gold filled case is nice with one ding. Original glass crystal and porcelain dial. Stop watch/chronograph feature works fine. This is an American watch in size 14 and measures 54 mm wide or about a 14s American. {$480} Item #4357 SOLD

Title: Beautiful Waltham Hunter Cased Pocket Watch Serviced

Description: EXCELLENT condition. This is a one hundred year old (circa 1905) yellow gold filled Waltham hunter in size 6 (medium size) with its original 7 jewel movement (American) and perfect porcelain dial. This is a stem wind and stem set watch like most. The outside covers, front and back are highly engraved and also have an engine turned background. The front opens when you push down on the crown as it has a spring in the hinge area. The back snaps in place as does the protective "cuvette" or dust cover. The case is not nearmint but it is pretty nice, especially for this price! Fully serviced, oiled and timed by the watchmaker and ready for years of sentimental pleasure. Measures 42 mm wide. {$229} Item #4132 SOLD TO TT

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