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#BRANDT1

OMEGA BRANDT ULTRA RARE CANADIAN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH PRISTINE ENAMEL DIAL WELL SERVCIED! 1905

STOCK NUMBER # BRANDT1-------There are none more pure than this "Louis Brandt" model DDR 23 jewel Canadian railroad model pocket watch. This is truly the one to break your Piggy bank for!This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set genuine Omega Louis Brandt "DDR" pocket watch and it is in awesome all over museum condition. This case is gold filled and it is a railroad case at 52mm across. The crystal is glass and flawless. The hands are Brandt pieces and med spade railroad. The case is signed "Derby , Sturdy, Made in Canada". The serial number for this case is 5,003,248. The dial is enamel and 99.99999 % perfect!  Not a flaw not a line not a crack it is new old stock factory fresh and yes hard to believe but it is the truth! Even with the bezel off there are no lines nor flaws. The movement again is a stem wind and a lever set at the 1:15 position. There are 23 perfect inspected jewels and all jewels are in high raised solid gold jewel settings. Even the balance cock end stone on both plates are genuine Diamonds! The damskeen pattern is crisp and not worn.  On the train bridge it is marked "adjusted 5 positions" ,"safety Pinion , 23 Jewels". The serial number for this Omega Louis Brandt DDR model is 2,584,853 which places this Museum piece to the year 1905. This is a motor barrel and as you can see the jewel for the barrel center is surrounded by solid gold. This is a Breguet hair spring double roller model. I have tested this piece on my Witschi timing machine and the time keeping is definitely remarkable! Please notice this piece is to be sold with the outer presentation box....again a rare find in awesome all over condition. On a final note , this is a Canadian model as the perfect enamel dial has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers and it is a scarce perfect Montgomery piece. This is really the one to purchase for collect ability and more important an investment and yes it can be worn each and every day indeed ;-)

SOLD in 5 days!!!!!!

   

#HA182650
#HA182650

HAMILTON SIGNED CASE MODEL 950B CANADIAN 24 HOUR DIAL, 23 JEWEL POCKET WATCH WELL SERVCIED 1952

STOCK NUMBER # HA182650-------I have for sale a very clean and well maintained all these years Hamilton 23 jewel model 950B...the "top Dog" when it comes to railroad pocket watches produced by the Hamilton Lancaster PA watch factory. This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set railroad piece and the case is signed "Hamilton Railroad  Model". The case is a 3 piece gold filled  Hamilton signed case and the serial number is 1,071,458. The dial is excellent and it has the Canadian inner 13-24 Arabic numbers and the hands are railroad Hamilton hands. The crystal is glass and not a flaw and there are no personal engravings on this case. The movement I have just cleaned the proper way and all 23 jewels have been inspected and cleaned then oiled properly. This is a motor barrel model as the 4 screws indicate this fact and it is a double roller balance wheel. On the center wheel bridge it does read "Adj 6 pos" and this is for "adjusted 6 positions". All the jewels I would like to mention are in raised solid gold jewel settings.  The serial number for this superb and cleaned Hamilton 950B is S-13,878 which tells me it was produced in the year 1952. Across this 16 size Hamilton 950B is 51mm so it will fit comfy in a pocket for sure.

1975.00 USD

 

 #HA182650 #HA182650 #HA182650#HA182650

#ELGIN44420

#ELGIN44420

ELGIN 21 JEWEL "FATHER TIME RARE RARE RARE EXOTIC ENAMEL DIAL  16 SIZE AND WELL SERVCIED  1919

 STOCK NUMBER #ELGIN44420------- Just a super clean ultra rare inner 12 hour enamel dial and this is a dial I have only seen once or twice before in 23 years. This is a 16 size genuine railroad pocket watch and it is signed "Father time". This is a stem wind and a lever set model and it is a model "15" with a production run of only 1000 pieces. This Elgin is a grade 454 with 21 clean and inspected jewels and all the jewels are in seated solid gold jewel settings.  On the barrel bridge it is written" Adjusted 5 positions" and it is a double roller balance wheel for sure. The serial number on this 16 size Father time is 22,086,106 which tells me it was made in the USA Elgin factory in the year 1919. This is a gold filled case with a screw in back and with a mirror finish so no personal engravings at all. The dial once again is ultra rare and quite clean with a few small lines and hard to see at that. The hands are thin stick as the hour hand is red and the minute hand is blued. The crystal is glass and flawless. This case is signed  "fortune Gold filled" and the case serial number is 1,982,930.  Again this is a rare piece and served the proper way with never a short cut taken ;-)

875.00 USD

      #ELGIN44420

#HAM990

#HAM990

BALL WATCH BY HAMILTON MODEL 999 18 SIZE AND WELL SERVCIED 1907

 STOCK NUMBER #HAM990------- Just freshly serviced is this Ball pocket watch and produced by the USA factory of Hamilton in Lancaster P.A for the Ball Watch company in Cleveland Ohio. This is an 18 size by American standards and with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The pallat jewels are Sapphire pieces. Please notice all jewels are in seated solid gold jewel settings. Across this case is 56mm and it is a base metal case and signed "Illinois watch Case". The serial number for this case is 1,529,099. The dial is enamel and with a few lines. The hands are medium thick spade pieces and the crystal is glass with no flaws at all. This is a double roller balance wheel as well a double roller model.  The serial number for this Hamilton Ball watch model 999 is 488,068 which dates this piece to the year 1907. I have inspected each and every piece so expect a great time keeper. This is a stem wind and a lever set model.

975.00 USD

     #HAM990 #HAM990

#ELGIN107040

 ELGIN ULTRA RARE 21J VERITAS UP AND DOWN RARE COIN SILVER BOX CASE IMPECCABLY SERVICED 18 SIZE MOVEMENT 1911

Darryl,
I want to thank you for this outstanding piece of history. With its heavy coin silver case and perfect dial with up down indicator, I canít stop staring at it. It must have belonged to an executive in the railroad business. As you had promised, it keeps perfect time.

Itís comforting to buy this investment from such an honourable man. I believe you when you said that youíve never worked a day in the 23 years youíve been in the business because you love what you do. I look forward to meeting you over a nosh in Chicago.


 Dr Bruce H, USA
 

 

#ELGIN77790

#ELGIN77790

 ELGIN GOLD FILLED ELGIN SIGNED CASE BW RAYMOND MOVEMENT MODEL 571 AND WELL SERVCIED   1947

 STOCK NUMBER #ELGIN77790------- I have for sale a pristine running BW Raymond Elgin movement and it is a model 571 with 21 clean and inspected jewels. This piece is adjusted at the factory for 8 adjustments so it is a high end quality piece. The serial number for this 16 size stem wind and lever set piece is  J (45) 374,511 and this serial number tells me it was produced at the Elgin USA factory in the year 1947. The case is signed "Elgin" and the case is gold filled. The serial number for this railroad genuine Elgin case is 62,297. The dial is enamel and nearly perfecta well as the blued railroad thick spade hands. Across this 16 size railroad Elgin BW Raymond case is 50mm. The crystal is glass and perfect. I have serviced this piece to perfect and indeed well into Railroad time. A chain and pouch will be added no charge.

750.00 USD

 #ELGIN77790 #ELGIN77790

#WALTHAM55930
#WALTHAM55930

WALTHAM  C.P.R. "BEAVER" 2 ZONE HOUR HANDS WELL MAINTAINED AND FRESHLY SERVCIED 18 SIZE JUST PLAIN AWESOME!!!  1901

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM55930-------This is an amazing find and well serviced and keeps railroad time indeed. I have for sale a genuine C.P.R. Beaver crest pocket watch and it is an 18 size with a double hour time zone hand. This is also a see through back so you may enjoy watching this brilliant movement work with it's beautiful well preserved damskeen pattern. From side to side this gold filled genuine railroad pocket watch worn case is 56mm. The dial is double sunk made of enamel and it is a Canadian dial as it does have the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers. The movement is a Waltham  model 1883 and there are 17 clean and inspected jewels and notice all jewels are in solid gold screw in jewel settings. The serial number for this movement is 10,586,336 and it is a stem wind and and stem set model. This model is a low production run and both glass crystals in perfect. I did remove both crystals so you can get a true view of the movement and dial without hiding any flaws. I will mention though this dial is 98 per cent perfect with an itty bitty line and I do mean itty bitty at the 6:45 edge and it is probably only 3mm short. Circa for this genuine high grade Canadian railroad model is 1901 and again well serviced the proper way.

1900.00 USD

 

#WALTHAM55930 #WALTHAM55930

#HAM9950

#HAM9950

HAMILTON  16 SIZE 952 MINT MOVEMENT AND MINT DIAL GOLD FILLED RAILROAD CASE AND PERFECTLY SERVCIED  1919

STOCK NUMBER # HAM9950------Use a microscope on this factory genuine enamel dial and you will NOT find a line nor a crack as it is perfect! I have for sale a pristine dial and movement Hamilton high grade model 952 with 19 clean and inspected jewels and please notice they are all in solid gold jewel settings. The damskeen pattern on this 952 motor barrel movement is perfect. This is a double roller model with a Breguet over coil hair springs well adjusted to 5 positions. This is a genuine railroad pocket watch and again high grade. The case is gold filled and across it is 52mm and it has the bar over the crown. The case is signed "Wadsworth 14K Gold Filled". The serial number for this case is 0,225,978 and there are no personal engravings on the back of this case. The crystal is glass and flawless. Again this dial is perfect with Hamilton medium spade railroad hands. This is a stem wind and a lever set model  and the lever is at the 1:15 position. The serial number for this 16 size Hamilton movement is 1,625,851 which indicates to me this piece was produced at the Lancaster PA Hamilton watch factory in the year 1919.

1200.00 USD

  #HAM9950 #HAM9950 #HAM9950

#WA11990
 

 

WALTHAM 16 SIZE 23 JEWELS VANGUARD MODEL 1908 DOUBLE NECK CASE REGULATOR AND WELL SERVCIED WHITE GOLD FILLED 1920

STOCK NUMBER # WA11990------ I have for sale a fully serviced model 1908 Waltham genuine railroad Canadian model pocket watch and it is signed "Vanguard". There are 23 clean and inspected jewels and all jewels are in raised shiny solid gold jewel settings. Please note the center wheel is sold gold. This is a double roller model with a Breguet 2.5 over coil hairspring. On the barrel bridge it does read 5 positions and the serial number is 23,100,398 which tells me it is from the year 1920 and of coarse made in the USA! The dial is factory Waltham enamel and made for the Canadian market as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers and has been repaired at the 5:30 area. This is a white gold filled case and it is a 16 size as across it is 50mm. The crystal is glass and perfect. This is a stem wind and a lever set model as again it is a genuine railroad pocket watch. The back is a screw in and perfect with no personal engravings. A few winds of the double neck regulator case crown and it takes off perfectly!

ON HOLD ;-)

# HA33440

 

# HA33440

HAMILTON 992B GOLD FILLED RAILROAD CASE SIGNED HAMILTON AND WELL SERVCIED 1942


STOCK NUMBER #HA3340--------I have for sale a fully serviced genuine railroad pocket watch from the Lancaster PA Hamilton watch factory and even the case is signed "Hamilton Lancaster" and for this 992B railroad grade movement so it is a complete piece indeed. Across this gold filled Hamilton signed case is 52mm across. The back is with a mirror finish and needless to say no personal engravings at all. The case serial number is 1,364,572. The dial is enamel and it is for the Canadian market as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers. The dial has a small repair on top of the 7 position next to the sweep hand, small but it is there and must be mentioned. The hands are med to thick railroad approved pieces and the crystal is glass not cheap plastic. The 992B movement is well serviced and serviced the proper way for sure. there are 21 ultra clean and perfect jewels to this 16 size stem wind and lever set piece. The jewels by the way are all in solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this perfectly running piece is C-79493 which tells me it was produced in 1942. This is once again a serviced genuine railroad watch of high quality!

750.00 USD

   

   # HA33440

#WA92250
 

 

WALTHAM 16 SIZE 23 JEWELS MINT ENAMEL CANADIAN DIAL, STEM WIND LEVER SER AND WELL SERVCIED 1941

STOCK NUMBER # WA92250------ Here is a perfect enamel Canadian model 24 hour dial and I mean flawless! This is a 1 6 size American Waltham pocket watch and across this gold filled railroad case is 50mm across so easy to fit into a pocket as it's not bulky at all. The case is signed "Empress Sturdy" and the Case is made in Canada. The serial number for this case is 4,215,393. The hands are thick railroad pieces and the crystal is glass. The back is worn and no personal engravings. The movement is a stem wind and a lever set piece with 23 pressed in jewels. This is a model 1912 and produced in the year 1941 during world war 2.  The serial number for this 16 size serviced Waltham piece is 30,847,404. A few winds of the crown and this piece takes of perfectly.

SOLD :-)

 
#UN7705

ULYSSE NARDIN EUROPEAN RAILROAD GENUINE POCKET WATCH IN STUNNING ALL OVER CONDITION 1935

Hi Daryl-

 
A quick note to say that I received the Ulysse Nardin and absolutely love it.  Itís extraordinary timekeeper, w/i 5 seconds per day after 80+ years!

 
Best regards-
Jeff

 

#HAMP7705
#HAMP7705

 

HAMPDEN "NEW RAILWAY" RARE RARE SIGNED NICKEL "DUBER HAMPDEN" SALESMAN'S CASE 1893!

STOCK NUMBER # HAMP7705-------I have for sale a freshly serviced stem wind and lever set genuine railroad pocket watch in a very scarce genuine "Duber Hampden" Nickel salesman case with two glass crystal sides which is correct so the salesman would be able to display the movement with ease to the prospective customer. The dial is double sunk and stunning with elongated Roman numbers and red outer 5 minute increments and indeed it is enamel and nearly perfect! The hands are medium spade railroad hands. The movement as you can see is very clean and with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The jewels I may want to add are in solid gold jewel settings. This is an 18 size piece and again perfectly serviced for a nearly perfect time keeper. The serial number on this full plate 18 size movement is 882,092 which tells me it is from the year 1893. What a unique piece this is and keeps railroad time for sure ;-)

700.00 USD

   #HAMP7705

#WALTHAM1015
#WALTHAM1015

 

WALTHAM RARE "CPR BEAVER" CANADIAN RAILROAD MODEL POCKET WATCH 16 SIZE AND WELL SERVICED 1906

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM1015-------I have for sale a fully serviced the proper way a  rare Canadian model Waltham pocket watch with the genuine C.P.R Railroad "Beaver" shield and it is genuine. This is a Waltham model 1908 size 16 jewels.  The dial is a double sunk enamel Canadian 24 hour enamel dial and near perfect as well as the thick spade railroad hands. The crystal is glass and flawless. Across this solid Nickel case is 53mm. The case is signed "Illinois Watch Case" and the case serial number is 555,861, On this 1908 16 size Waltham CPR Beaver movement the center wheel is sold gold as well as the raised gold jewel settings. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this gem and it keeps railroad time for sure. This is a rare piece and with a 2 year warranty. The serial number places this gem to the year 1906 and in all over excellent condition ;-)

1600.00 USD

 #WALTHAM1015  #WALTHAM1015#WALTHAM1015

#VERITAS60

ELGIN 23 JEWEL SCARCE VERITAS UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR SERVICED WITH A GOLD FILLED DOUBLE NECK CASE REGULATOR  1910

SOLD ;-)

# HA33320
# HA33320

HAMILTON 16 SIZE RAILROAD MODEL 992 DOUBLE ROLLER 21 JEWELS  AND WELL SERVICED  1934


STOCK NUMBER # HA33320-2------I have for sale a genuine railroad Hamilton model 992 with 21 clean and inspected jewels and all the jewels are in solid gold jewel settings as well the center wheel is solid gold! This is a stem wind and a lever set 16 size piece. The serial number for this double roller model is 2,545,555 which places this piece to the year 1934. The case is gold filled and it is a swing out model and signed "Philadelphia watch Case". The case serial number is 8,907,04. The dial is enamel and railroad grade as it is a double sunk piece. The hands are Hamilton thick railroad spade pieces. A few turns of the crown and the balance takes off perfectly. The crystal is glass and not a flaw as well there are no personal engravings on this case.

675.00 USD

   # HA33320

 
#HOWARD380

#HOWARD380

E.HOWARD GOLD FILLED HUNTER 23 JEWEL MODEL "JEWELLED BARREL"  RARE PIECE !!!AND SERVICED 1910

STOCK NUMBER # HOWARD380-------I have for sale a fully serviced the proper way E Howard 16 size hunter model and it is a series "0" movement. Across this gold filled case is 52mm. The case has no personal engravings and signed "Illinois watch case Elgin" and the case serial number is 3,047,442. When you push the crown down the lid pops right open properly. The dial is enamel and double sunk with a repair are at the 9 position and aprox 6mm wide, hard to see but must be mentioned. The hands are Howard spade pieces and for this model. The crystal is glass and flawless. This is a 16 size stem wind and stem set railroad model and this is a 23 jewel model with the barrel bridge jewelled which is not common at all. Under the balance bridge it is written "special adjustment, 5 positions and temperature". The serial number for this E.Howard 16 size piece is 1,077,226 which tells me it was produced in the year 1910.  This is one of the best produced from the E Howard factories near Boston Mass. Serviced, extra clean and a few winds of the crown and the balance wheel takes right off in a perfect motion.

1500.00 USD

  #HOWARD380#HOWARD380#HOWARD380

#BALL885

#BALL885

BALL WALTHAM 16 SIZE SIGNED BALL GOLD FILLED CASE AND SERVICED 1933

STOCK NUMBER #BALL885------As clean as can be is this Ball Cleveland Ohio Waltham pocket watch and it keeps railroad time of coarse! This is a gold filled signed case and across it is 54mm. This case serial number is 7,826,682 and as the scan shows you it is signed "Ball Model".  The dial is enamel and excellent as well as the thick spade railroad hands. The crystal is glass and not a flaw. The movement is a stem wind and stem set piece with 17 clean and inspected jewels with Sapphire pallat stones. The jewels are all in gold jewel settings and the center wheel is solid gold. The movement is well serviced and a nice "Swirl" damskeen design. On the train bridge it is marked "commercial Standard trade mark". Circa for this Waltham Ball pocket watch is 1933.

825.00 USD

    #BALL885  #BALL885#BALL885

# HAMILTON33305

# HAMILTON33305

HAMILTON 992E GOLD FILLED BAR OVER SIGNED CASE CROWN WELL SERVICED   1936


STOCK NUMBER #HAM33305--------The difference between this 992E and the 992 model is this model 992E has a solid gold center wheel and on the pallat bridge below the balance wheel it is marked "Elinvar" as well notice the damascened striping on this 992E is much wider than the 992 so it makes this piece that much harder to obtain. This is also a bar over the Hamilton signed crown model railroad case. Across this gold filled case is 53mm so it is a 16 size pocket watch. This gold filled case is with a mirror finish and with initials on the back of this screw in case.. The serial number for this railroad case is 0,969,937 and signed  Wadsworth. The hands are railroad med grade spade hands and the glass crystal is perfect not a flaw. I have cleaned and oiled this 992E 16 size Hamilton to perfection so expect a great time keeper. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this model and they are all in gold jewel settings. This is a stem wind and a lever set model. The serial number to this 16 size Hamilton 992E pocket watch is 2,602,295 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1936. Please not the inner "Red" Arabic" number track on this enamel dial as it is for the Canadian railroad system here in Canada and highly sought after. Clean and serviced and ready to go:-)

875.00 USD

   

 # HAMILTON33305# HAMILTON33305  # HAMILTON33305

Elinvar was an earlier French development by Ch. Ed. Guillaume, and c.1930 Hamilton bought the right to the exclusive American right to use Elinvar. However, they soon discovered that it had some serious problems in addition to its much-touted advantages. Primarily, it was softer than steel hairsprings, resulting in more sluggish motion and poor isochronous qualities, particularly in larger size watches such as 16-size railroad watches. It was easily damaged if not handled with great care by watchmakers and was known to sag, causing position errors or worse, and there were claims that some of its characteristics changed with aging. Hamilton's experience with the original Elinvar quickly told them that they needed to find something better, and that was Elinvar Extra, introduced c.1940., initially on the all-new railroad grade 992B and special WWII timepieces, and eventually to all Hamilton domestic production.

#WALt7390

#WALt7390

WALTHAM DIAMOND END STONE 23 VANGUARD MODEL RAILROAD POCKET WATCH GOLD FILLED SWING OUT CASE    1909

STOCK NUMBER #WALT7390------I have for sale a model 1908 Waltham 16 size genuine railroad pocket watch and it is in a gold filled swing out case with a stunning engraving on the back of this case crisp and sharp. This case is signed "Cashier" and the case serial number is 1,039,540. The crystal is glass and perfect. The double sunk railroad enamel Waltham dial is excellent and the medium spade railroad hands hands are original and clean. This is a 23 jewel Vanguard Waltham factory produced movement and the balance cap jewels are both genuine diamonds so you know this is top quality. The center wheel is cast of solid gold and notice all the jewels are all in raised gold jewel settings. This is for sure a double roller model and adjusted to 5 positions as written on the barrel bridge. The two tone damskeen pattern is crisp and sharp. The serial number for this piece is 17,095,604. The year of production for this Vanguard model 1908 is 1909 from the Waltham mass factory.

775.00 USD

     #WALt7390#WALt7390

#HAMILTON9130

HAMILTON 16 SIZE 992 MOVEMENT RARE RED INNER ARABIC CANADIAN DIAL SIGNED HAMILTON CASE AND SERVICED 1915

Hi Darryl, just wanted drop you a lone and tell how happy I am with my watch. It's been one month since I received it and along with being in pristine condition it works flawlessly and keeps perfect time. Always a pleasure to deal with you.

Thanks

David  Sent from my iPad

Dave Manvexxxx [dfmanvxxx@gmail.com]

#BALL7040

BALL "HAMILTON" MODEL 99 21 JEWELS SIGNED BALL CASE NEAR MINT MINT MINT!!!! SERVICED 1907

Darryl,
 
Just a note to confirm my Ball Hamilton arrived to my door today as promised, itís quality only exceeded by my personal experience of your customer service.
 
Thank you, and Best Regards
Vaughan Billxxx  B.C Canada

#ILLINOIS120


#ILLINOIS120

ILLINOIS SIXTY HOUR  21 JEWELS BUNN SPECIAL MINTY GOLD FILLED  RARE  1928

STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS120-------First of all I love to point out flaws right off the bat and on this original enamel Illinois double sunk dial the "8" has been repaired and the price has been adjusted for this. Other than this you have a beauty for sale and it is an Illinois Bunn Special 21 jewel motor barrel. A very high grade and very desirable indeed to own. The case is gold filled and across it is 53mm. The crystal is glass and perfect and the hands are Illinois factory spade railroad hands. The case is with initials on the crest and it is a screw in back. The case is signed "Keystone Watch Case" and the case serial number is 7,963,975. This is a genuine Railroad case as it has a neck micro regulator right under the crown and this will help adjust the winding stem so the action will always be smooth and correct. This is an Illinois Bunn special motor barrel model and the 21 jewels are all in solid raised gold jewel settings.  On the barrel bridge it reads "adjusted temperature and 6 positions". This is a double roller balance wheel and this is a 16 size movement and it is a lever set and stem wind railroad pocket watch movement. The serial number for this gem is 5,166,178 and this tells me it was produced at the Illinois factory in 1928 ( Just bought by the Hamilton factory one year prior). This piece is super clean and just freshly serviced the proper way ;-)

900.00 USD

#ILLINOIS120 #ILLINOIS120

#BALL550

BALL "9999B" HAMILTON 16 SIZE RARE 21 JEWEL POCKET WATCH AND WELL SERVICED. 1942

STOCK NUMBER # BALL500-------

The watch has been running flawlessly!  With my usage and carrying style, it gains two seconds a day  which is outstanding!  That is better than my Rolex.
It is now sitting on my desk here at work ticking happily away.  The included chain / knife fob has come in very handy; thank you.

I thoroughly enjoy owning and using this fine watch.  I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

Again, thank you.

Jim Stanxxx, D.P.T., O.C.S.
Owner, Big xxxxxTherapy
P.O. Box 1xxx
Blue xxxxxxx, CA

#WALT6660


#WALT6660

WALTHAM 18 SIZE "C.P.R. BEAVER"  1892 MODEL POCKET WATCH WITH RARE "VERN PICKERSGILL" ENAMEL DIAL

STOCK NUMBER # WALT6660-------I have for sale a very limited produced "C.P.R Beaver" shield Waltham pocket watch and it was made for the Canadian Pacific Railroad...."C.P.R". The case is gold filled and across it is 57mm. This case has no personal engravings at all and it is signed on the inside of the back of this screw in case "Fortune Gold Filled" and the case serial number is 1,301,531 and as you can see this case is in immaculate all over condition. The dial is a genuine enamel "Vern Pickersgill" 24 hour Canadian west coast dial and also very limited in production. The hands are thin to medium Waltham spade railroad hands and the glass crystal is perfect not a flaw. Now for the good part, this is a watch movement that was very limited in production like the Vern Pickersgill dial that sits on this 1892 model movement. This is a genuine authentic model 1892 "C.P.R." Beaver shield piece with 17 clean and inspected jewels and it does read on the barrel bridge "adjusted 5 positions" which is a railroad grade must! Oh I forgot to mention the Vern Pickersgill dial is double sunk which is also a railroad has to be feature. This is an 18 size pocket watch stem wind and lever set at the 2 position. Every cog, wheel, jewel and the balance complete have been inspected and all pieces and all part serial numbers match on both plates so rest assured this is the real deal. The serial number for this Waltham CPR 18 size model 1892 piece is 20,000,285 which tells me it was produced at the American Waltham factory at Waltham Mass in the year 1914 and for sure keeps great time. I must stress this is a rare piece and not common.

2250.00 USD

  #WALT6660

#WALT5700

#WALT5700

WALTHAM "845" MODEL 1892 , 21 JEWELS AND SERVICED COIN SILVER CASE   1909

STOCK NUMBER # WALT5700-------This is a big piece and well serviced just a month ago. I have for sale an 18 size stem wind and lever set caliber 1892 and it is a model "845". This is a coin silver large case and across it is 58mm. There are no personal engravings on this case. The dial is a Canadian double sunk enamel piece and I say Canadian as it does have the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers as the America dials only have 1-12. The hands are thin Waltham spade railroad hands and the glass crystal is perfect not a flaw. The movement has a stunning damaskeened pattern to it and again well serviced. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this 18 size Waltham pocket watch and they are all in gold jewel settings. The serial number for this Waltham railroad movement is 17,163,255 which dates this pocket watch to the year 1909. On the barrel bridge it reads "adjusted 5 positions". This is a clean piece and comes like all my timepieces with a 2 year warranty parts and labour unless dropped of coarse ;-)

775.00 USD

#WALT5700

#ELGIN120


#ELGIN120

ELGIN FATHER TIME 21 JEWELS 16 SIZE AND SERVICED GOLD FILLED CASE 1920

STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN120------Notice this gold filled case is signed "Elgin R.R." under the crown and not a common case at all. This is a genuine Railroad pocket watch and as the scans show you it is in more than excellent condition. Across this gold filled Elgin R.R. signed case is 50mm.The back is with a mirror finish and it is a screw in back. There are no personal engravings on this case. The serial number is 6,121,767 and signed "S.W.C.C.o, Gold filled".  The dial is enamel and clean in condition with a few lines. The hands are Elgin thick spade hands and the crystal is glass not a flaw to be found. The movement is a signed "B.W. Raymond movement and it is a railroad pocket watch for sure. The serial number for this wide stripe damascened movement is26,530,225 which tells me it was produced in the USA in the year 1923 and keeps amazing time for sure. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this movement and they are all in screw in solid gold jewel settings. Even the center wheel is sold gold. This is a quality piece and again well serviced with never a short cut taken ;-) Oh this is of coarse a stem wind and lever set pocket watch and it is adjusted to 5 positions as written on the barrel bridge.

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#WALTHAM60
 WALTHAM60

WALTHAM VANGUARD LOSSIER MODEL  16 SIZE UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR WELL SERVICED ALL ORIGINAL   1926

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM60-------First things first, this is the genuine original enamel dial and it is not perfect with lines but clean and crisp is this Waltham original up and down dial and the price has been adjusted for this fact as the rest of this Waltham Vanguard is excellent and a dynamite time keeper. This is a gold filled case and it is a railroad case at 52mm across. The crystal is flawless and glass. The hands are thick Waltham railroad spade and the sweep had is a Vanguard model hand. The case is signed "Cashier A.W.C.Co" and the case serial number is 3,721,801. This movement is in sparkling clean condition as it has been freshly serviced with each and ever spoke, wheel, cog, jewel inspected then cleaned to perfection. There are 23 pure and inspected jewels to this Vanguard Lossier model pocket watch from the Waltham USA made factories near  Boston Mass. The jewels if you look will be in raised gold jewel settings and even the center wheel is solid gold!. On the barrel bridge it reads "Adj 6 positions" so again this is a genuine Canadian railroad up and down Vanguard pocket watch as the inner 24 hour Arabic markers tells me it is and was used on the Canadian railroad system. This is a stem wind and lever set at the 11 pm position and as it sits in front of me and I am writing down this small essay, it ticks away like Mozart to my ears!!! The back of this case is a screw in and there are no personal engravings at all to be found on this case. On  closing note the serial number for this Vanguard serviced wind indicator 16 size pocket watch is 25,342,557 from the year 1926

1500.00 USD

WALTHAM60

#WALTHAM20
#WALTHAM20

WALTHAM  "VANGUARD " UP AND DOWN DIAMOND BALANCE JEWEL----> RARE REPLACEMENT UP AND DOWN DIAL   1911

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM20-------Rarely but it happens, a conductor / engineer will drop his watch, it can also fall off the chain and many other reasons may be why the dial cracked, chipped and the watch then needed to be cleaned and free from any debris that could stop the cogs and wheels from keeping perfect time. The engineer would then at the next stop where the county certified railroad pocket watch person would be stationed at, the dial would be replaced and a new one would be sent ASAP but until then the "replacement" dial would be put onto the pocket watch and given back to the conductor or engineer. I have such a piece right here and freshly serviced, oiled and timed to perfection. The dial is a genuine Waltham factory replacement dial made for the American railroad system and as you can see the wind window is very different from the enamel wind window. This is a highly sought after dial and with the perfect operation movement it is a killer piece and multi times on the rare side. These days it is soooo easy to use the word rare but when I tell you "Rare"........ it is!. This dial is NOT made over seas, not made in a cave near Zimbabwe but factory original Waltham. This is a gold filled railroad case and across it is 50mm and this case is gold filled signed "Star Watch Case". The serial number for this case is 8,307,127. This is a Waltham 16 size stem wind and lever set wind indicator model 1908 movement and there are 23 closely examined and inspected ruby jewels. I will tell you both the balance cap jewels are made of genuine diamonds. Make note of the center wheel is solid gold and there are two caps on the  pallat and the escape wheel, held down by screws. The rest of the perfect ruby jewels are all in raised gold jewel settings and perfect!. On the barrel bridge it is written "adjusted 5 positions". The serial number for this genuine railroad pocket watch is 18,037,501. This is the most popular of all Waltham wind indicators as it is a "Vanguard" series and as the scan shows you it is in pristine running perfect order. The crystal is glass not a flaw and the hands are totally original. On a closing note there are no personal engravings on this case to be found. Serviced, rare dial and ready to go ;-)

1600.00 USD

 

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A fun little bit of pocket watch history...

If you were in the market for a watch in 1880, would you know where to get one? You would go to a store, right?
Well, of course you could do that, but if you wanted one that was cheaper and a bit better quality than most of the store watches, you went to the train station!
Sound a bit funny? Well, for about 500 towns across the northern United States, that's where the best watches were found.
Why were the best watches found at the train station?
The railroad company wasn't selling the watches, not at all, but the telegraph operator was.

Most of the time the telegraph operator was located in the railroad station because the telegraph lines followed the railroad tracks from town to town. It was usually the shortest distance and the right-of-ways had already been secured for the rail line. Most of the station agents were also skilled telegraph operators since that was the primary way that they communicated within the railway system. They would know when trains left the previous station, and when they were due at their next station.
It was the telegraph operator who had the watches. As a matter of fact, they sold more of them than almost all the stores combined for a period of about 9 years.
This was all initiated by a telegraph operator  known as "Richard". He was on duty in the North Redwood, Minnesota train station one day when a huge crate of pocket watches arrived from the East.
No one ever came to claim them. So Richard sent a telegram to the manufacturer and asked them what they wanted to do with the watches. The manufacturer didn't want to pay the freight back, so they wired Richard to see if he could sell them. So Richard did. He sent a wire to every railway agent in the system asking them if they wanted a cheap, but good, pocket watch. He sold the entire case in less than two days and at a handsome profit.
That started it all.
He ordered more watches from the watch company and encouraged the telegraph operators to set up a display case in the station offering high quality watches for a cheap price to all the travelers.
It worked! It didn't take long for the word to spread and, before long, people, other than travelers, came to the train station to buy watches. Richard became so busy that he had to hire a professional watch maker named "Alva" to help him with the orders.
And the rest is history as they say. The business took off and soon expanded to many other lines of dry goods. Richard and Alva left the train station and moved their company to Chicago -- and it's still there.
YES, IT'S A LITTLE KNOWN FACT that for a while in the 1880's, the biggest watch retailer in the country was at the train station.
It all started with a telegraph operator: Richard Sears and his partner Alva Roebuck!
Bet You Didn't Know That!!!
Now that's History!!!!!



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