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We have just purchased over ....1500 timepieces yes I wrote 1500 all will be sold on our 500 and less pages.... serviced and a 2 year warranty

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BELOW.... I always or most of the time shoot these pocket watches without crystals so you get a TRUE view of the dial and movement so nothing hidden by reflection

WALTHAM5050
WALTHAM5050

WALTHAM VANGUARD UP AND DOWN 23 JEWELS MOVEMENT  "MONTREAL CANADIANS" HOCKEY CREST ON SIGNED VANGUARD CASE, LOSSIER TERMINAL       1913

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM5050-------An absolute stunning and ultra rare signed "Vanguard Waltham gold filled case with the "Montreal Canadians" logo on the gold filled case. As I grew up in Montréal and still to this day play ice hockey for over 53 years now I have grown up with the ole Mtl "Habs" at the Atwater street Montréal Forum and this logo in super clean and riveted onto this signed "Waltham Vanguard" case. This is a 16 size piece so across this gold filled Waltham signed case is 54mm across. The case is also signed by the manufactur and it reads ""C.W.C.Co, Trade Mark, Crescent". The serial number is 1,645,659. This is a swing out case so the bezel is removed by unscrewing counter clock wise. Then you pull out the crown to the far position and there is a lip at the 6 position and when lifter the movement ring will "swing out" to expose the movement. The dial is enamel and double sunk and with a repair at the tip of the 7 position, small but it is there and needs to be mentioned. The hands are genuine Waltham spade railroad pieces and for this piece. The movement is with 23 super clean and inspected jewels and the balance cock has a genuine diamond for the cap jewel. The hairspring is a Breguet over coil with a "Lossier" terminal attachment so there are fewer positional errors to be had and indeed this is a double roller model. Notice please all jewels are in solid raised gold jewel settings and even the center wheel is solid gold. This one has it all and as it has been serviced the proper way so for sure it keeps railroad time no doubt please. The serial number for this Waltham Vanguard up and down movement is 19,105,412 which places this presentation Waltham to the year 1913. Ther crystal is glass and no a flaws. On the barrel bridge it does read "5 positions".

2250.00 USD

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WALTHAM66330
WALTHAM66330

WALTHAM "VANGUARD" 23 JEWELS SIGNED ENAMEL DIAL GOLD FILLED RAILROAD CASE WELL SERVICED 1936

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM66330-------I have for sale a stunning signed enamel factory "Vanguard" dial and marked 23 jewels just like the movement. This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set beauty by the Waltham watch factory near Boston mass in the year 1936. Across this gold filled railroad case is 53mm. The crystal is glass and perfect. The hands are thick Waltham spade railroad piece. The case is signed "Fortune" and made of 10 karat gold filled. The case serial number is 4,009,322 and no personal engravings on the mirror finish back. The damskeen pattern is near perfect and all 23 jewels are in raised solid gold jewel settings and keep in mind all jewels have been inspected. The serial number for this stem wind and lever set 16 size Vanguard is 29,307,606 which again places this piece to the year 1936. Serviced near perfect and keeps amazing railroad time for sure.

725.00 USD

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#WALTHAM93880
#WALTHAM93880

WALTHAM  "RIVERSIDE" SCARCE MODEL 18 SIZE MODEL 1892 GOLD FILLED EXCELLENT CASE AND WELL SERVCIED 1895

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM93880-------This is a hard to find 18 size Waltham model. This is the genuine "Riverside" model 1892. This is a stem wind and a stem set full plate model and the condition is incredible. The case is gold filled with a stunning etching of a "Church on a hill". Across this gold filled case is 56mm and there are no personal engravings on this case at all. This gold filled case is signed "Warranted B&B Royal, 20 years" and the serial number for this case is 6,996,460. The dial is enamel and double sunk as well orignal to this movement with a few lines. The hands are thin spade Waltham pieces and the crystal is glass not a flaw. The movement again has been properly serviced and all 17 jewels have been cleaned and inspected. Please notice the jewels are all in solid gold jewel settings and the center jewel gold setting is raised. This Riverside model 1892 was in low production and as you can see both ratchet and barrel screws are gold flashed.  The serial number for this riverside movement is 7,018,404 which tells me it is from the year 1895 and produced at the American Waltham watch factory. The damskeen patter is crisp and clean. The balance is a double roller with a 2.5 height over coil Breguet hairspring. This piece really is a great time keeper and will be a prize piece to any true collector.

 

800.00 USD

 #WALTHAM93880 #WALTHAM93880

WALTHAM22250
WALTHAM22250

WALTHAM CRESCENT STREET MODEL 1892 18 SIZE LEVER SET AND WELL SERVCIED GENUINE RAILROAD 1903

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM22250-------I have for sale a freshly serviced Crescent street Waltham pocket watch and it is a caliber factory 1892. Across the base metal railroad case is 56mm so it is an 18 size for sure. The case serial number is 496,664 and signed "Emperor". The crystal is glass and flawless. The dial is a Canadian inner Arabic 13-24" piece With 5 minute red increments on the outside. This is a genuine railroad Canadian model dial as the enamel dial is double sunk. The hands are medium spade railroad pieces. This is a stem wind and lever set caliber 1892 Waltham movement and there are 21 clean and inspected jewels. Notice please these clean jewels are all in solid gold jewel settings and the damskeen pattern is crisp in this nickel movement. The serial number for this 18 size Crescent Street is 12,589,525 which tells me it was produced in house at the USA Waltham factory near Boston in the year 1903.

700.00 USD

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WALTHAM84800
WALTHAM84800

WALTHAM VANGUARD 23 JEWELS HUNTER CASE 16 SIZE DIAMOND END STONE AND WELL SERVCIED 1920

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM84800-------I have for sale a hard to find Waltham 16 size Vanguard model 1908 and well serviced and it is a hunter model. This is a gold filled case with no personal engravings. Across this case is 53mm so again this is a 16 size. The case is signed "Dennison , American Waltham Watch Co" and the case serial number is 191,961. This is a rare case as it is signed "Waltham in a fish" and made for the Waltham factory by the English case maker "Dennison" who supplied cases to Rolex, Omega Longines etc during the early part of the 1900's and so forth. Please notice the enamel dial is written "Waltham Vanguard 23 jewels"  with small repairs at the 4 pm and the 6 pm ...small but they are there and must be mentioned. The hands are thick spade pieces and the crystal is glass and flawless. This checker damskeen movement is crisp and sharp. There are 23 clean and inspected jewels to this 1908 model Waltham movement and please notice the balance cock cap jewel is a diamond.  On the barrel bridge it is written "Adj 5 positions". This is a double roller model with an over coil Breguet hairspring. The serial number for this stem wind and stem set model is 23,028,149 which tells me this piece was produced in the year 1920. As it has been serviced the proper way expect a railroad time keeping piece indeed ;-)

1100.00 USD

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HAMILTON10064
HAMILTON10064

HAMILTON 992B SIGNED BAR OVER CROWN RAILROAD CASE ENAMEL DIAL WELL SERVCIED 1950

STOCK NUMBER # HAMILTON10064-------I have for sale a fully serviced Hamilton 992B model 16 size pocket watch and the over all condition is awesome as the scans show you. This is a lever set and stem wind genuine pocket watch. The case has an engraving on the back and the over condition of this "Wadsworth" signed case is near perfect. On the inside of the back of this screw in case it reads "10K Gold Filled" and the case serial number is J-386,242. The crown is signed "Hamilton Watch" and the bar over the crown protects the crown from damage. The crystal is glass and perfect. The enamel dial is double sunk and it is a Canadian dial as it has the inner "13 to 24" Arabic numbers. The hands are original and medium spade pieces. the movement has been well serviced and there are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this beauty. Notice please all the jewels are in semi raised gold jewel settings. On the barrel bridge it does read "adjusted 6 positions". The serial number for this 16 size 992B is C-386,505. This piece was produced in the year 1950 and keeps railroad time for sure. a stunning piece with a beautiful dial

800.00 USD

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#HAMPDEN1950
#HAMPDEN1950

HAMPDEN "SPECIAL RAILROAD" 23 JEWEL "MOTOR BARREL" 16 SIZE IMPECCABLY SERVCIED GOLD FILLED R&R CASE 1917

STOCK NUMBER # HAMPDEN1950-------I have for sale a not so easy to find top of the line Hampden 23 jewel "Special Railroad" model 16 size and it is a stem wind and a lever set. This is a gold filled  genuine railroad case and across it is 53mm. The case is signed "Fortune, Gold Filled, A.W.C.Co, Case Made in Canada". The serial number for this railroad gold filled case is 3,911,370. The back of the is case is with a mirror finish and no personal engravings. The coin edge on both front and back are crisp and sharp. The dial is a double sunk enamel railroad piece and the hands are original. The crystal is glass and not a flaw. The movement is a rare 23 jewel motor barrel piece and notice all the jewels are in solid raised gold jewel settings. Even the center plate for the barrel jewel is sold gold. This is a double roller with a safety pinion so all the the safety features are here indeed. The serial number for this Hampden Special Railway movement is 3,327,487 which places this rare piece to the year 1917.

900.00 USD

 

  #HAMPDEN1950 #HAMPDEN1950  #HAMPDEN1950#HAMPDEN1950

#ZENITH44435
 

ZENITH ULTRA ULTRA PERFECT RARE SIGNED ZENITH CASE 16 SIZE, "RR-56"C.P.R. RAILROAD APPROVED 21 JEWELS NOT A SCRATCH ANYWHERE!!!!!!    1955

 

SOLD IN 48 HOURS !!!!

   

Peter Kushnir Was the master time keeper for C.P.R railroads and recently passed away in Montréal (2018)...He told me the entire story of the Zenith RR as he solely was responsible for bringing this piece into Canada for CPR serviced. I wrote a published article about this model and here is a short part of it and it was approved by Peter himself before he passed away... A master has died but his legend is bigger than life!

Re Zenith pocket railroad extra RR ( a short excerpt from my article)

Peter Kushnir former CPR master watchmaker ordered 1000 Zenith pocket watches and were to be delivered to him in 4 months. He designed with Zenith the movement and the dials were to be 500 pieces Montgomery style enamel and 500 pieces Canadian dials  with the 24 hour inner Arabic numbers and those 24 hr dials were sent to the Canadian west coast under the care of Vern Pickersgill I believe Winnipeg Manitoba.
I just was at Peters place (2018 in Montréal Quebec) and we discussed the "RR-56"over an hour about Zenith and how he designed this movement. This is all in short I will be writing a complete essay shortly on the Zenith RR-56 extra pocket watch..

Cheers to all
Darlor watch... Darryl

PS I can email you the entire article with pleasure just Email me  info@darlor-watch.com

#LONGINES44435

LONGINES 23 JEWEL EXPRESS MONARCH  (PRIVATE LABEL DIAL AND MOVEMENT) SERVCIED RARE 18 SIZE RAILROAD 1910

Hello Darryl,
 
I received the Longines pocket watch yesterday, and I am thrilled with it!  Thank you for offering this special historic timepiece.  It is keeping excellent time.  The box was undamaged.  I appreciate the service that you provide keeping these treasures in fine shape.
 
Any books you recommend on pocket watches?  I am a small collector but also am interested in the technical side of things.
 
Thank you and it was a pleasure to do business with you.  Sincerely, Rod

 

#ELGIN1190
#ELGIN1190

ELGIN UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR 16 SIZE B W RAYMOND SIGNED MOVEMENT CHROMED RAILROAD "CHOO-CHOO" CASE 1917

STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN1190-------Here is a stunning little piece of American railroad history. I have for sale a B.W.Raymond 16 size up and down wind indicator pocket watch. This is a excellent crisp design case and as you can see a train is on the back cover and in near mint condition. Across the case is 53mm. On the inside of the back of this case case it is signed "Illinois Watch Case, Spartan" and the case serial number is 0,955,107. The enamel dial is double sunk factory railroad approved and with the bezel off you can see there are no flaws at all nothing hidden. The hands are medium thick railroad spade Elgin hands and original. The crystal is glass and perfect. The movement has just been freshly serviced and keeps railroad time indeed. There are 19 clean and inspected jewels to this B.W. Raymond Elgin model and notice all  jewels are in solid gold seated jewel settings. This is a double roller balance wheel model with a Breguet over coil hair spring and has been adjusted to  5 positions. The serial number for this Elgin  movement is 20,408,356 which places this gem to the year 1917. The chain  that comes with this up and down wind Elgin is Sterling silver and the FOB is a genuine American silver dollar from the year 1896!!!

 

When the small hand beneath the 12 position is all the way to "0" this means the mainspring is totally unwound and indicates it must be wound to keep this pocket watch going....this was a key feature for the railroads so they could trust their pocket watch would be spot on day and night.

1650.00 USD

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#WALTHAM665
#WALTHAM665

WALTHAM  16 SIZE UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR SIGNED "CRESCENT STREET" IMPECCABLY SERVCIED 1917

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM665-------Just freshly serviced is this Waltham up and down wind indicator pocket watch and the movement is signed "Crescent Street". Across this railroad gold filled case is 52mm with no personal engravings on the back. The case is signed "Keystone, Victory" and the case serial number is 4,888,060. The crystal is glass and perfect not a flaw. The dial is enamel and nearly perfect as well as the railroad spade hands. This is a caliber 1908 movement and agian signed Crescent Street and with 21 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice the jewels are all in raised solid gold jewel settings. This model was adjusted to 5 positions to railroad standards and written as such on the barrel bridge. This is a stem wind and lever set 16 size Waltham movement and the serial number is 20,142,887 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1917.

When the small hand beneath the 12 position is all the way to "0" this means the mainspring is totally unwound and indicates it must be wound to keep this pocket watch going....this was a key feature for the railroads so they could trust their pocket watch would be spot on day and night.

1600.00 USD

 

   #WALTHAM665  #WALTHAM665

#ELGIN66690

#ELGIN66690

ELGIN "BW RAYMOND" UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR AND PROPERLY SERVCIED GOLD FILLED SIGNED BW RAYMOND CASE  1928

STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN66690------I have for sale a fully restored and serviced the proper way Elgin "B W Raymond" model up and down wind indicator and it is a 16 size piece. The case is gold filled and signed "B W Raymond" . The case across is 52mm so again this is a 16 size size Elgin. The case serial number is 8,116,996 made for Elgin by the Wadsworth case factory in the USA. The dial is enamel and darn clean with a few small hard to see lines no cracks. This model is a stem wind and a lever set true railroad movement. The hands are original and thick railroad spade pieces. The crystal is glass and flawless. The movement as mentioned prior is serviced the proper way. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels and please notice the jewels are all in screwed down seated solid gold jewel settings. This is a double roller Breguet hairspring model with true solid gold mean timing balance screws. The serial number for this railroad up and down wind indicator Elgin movement is 31,312,994 which tells me this piece was produced in the Elgin America watch factory in the year 1928. Simply said this is a super clean piece and a genuine railroad model up and down with the original enamel Elgin dial ;-)

When the small hand beneath the 12 position is all the way to "0" this means the mainspring is totally unwound and indicates it must be wound to keep this pocket watch going....this was a key feature for the railroads so they could trust their pocket watch would be spot on day and night.

1650.00 USD

 

 #ELGIN66690 #ELGIN66690

#WA44550
#WA44550

WALTHAM  C.P.R. "BEAVER" MELAMINE DOMINION RR DIAL COIN SILVER SWING OUT CASE IMPECCABLE ALL OVER CONDITION 1892

STOCK NUMBER # WA44550-------I have for sale a genuine Waltham C.P.R ( Canadian Pacific Railroad) Beaver crest model pocket watch with an add on Waltham "Dominion Railroad melamine. I have included the original dial as you can see by the second to last scan. This is a coin silver case in truly outstanding condition and it is a swing out model signed "Waltham Pat..  Coin". The serial number to this impeccable case is 25,153 and there are no personal engravings just a smooth mirror finish. Across this 18 size case is 58mm. The Crystal is glass and perfect not a flaw. The hands are Waltham thick railroad pieces and again a perfect melamine Waltham Dominion RR dial. The movement has been serviced the proper way and when the balance was dropped into position without being screwed down it started to rotate perfectly and yes it keeps awesome time indeed. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this model 1883 18 size piece and the jewels are all in seated solid gold jewel settings. This is a "Safety pinion center wheel" model and the C.P.R Beaver crest is in non worn condition. The serial number for this gem is 5,718,717 which indicates this piece was produced in the year 1892 at the Waltham factory close to Boston mass. This is a stem wind and a stem set model and really is as clean as it looks on your screen as it is in real life. A true keepsake that can and should be worn each and every day. The FOB is included as well as the chain.

2100.00 USD

 

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#HAmilton33370

WE UNDERSTAND "OLD SCHOOL"  CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!  289 241 3151  9 to 5  Eastern standard time pls

 

 

Hallo dear Darryl,   I didn't believe my eyes,  about that torpedo boat watch. You are truly a magician.
I don't know what to say , how to thank you.
Some time ago, i brought the watch to a local watchmaker here in Dorval  Darryl, just to get his opinion if the watch is indeed reparable.
He told me to forget it, he went on and told me that the mainspring had imploded lost its footing so to speak and in the process of the disastrous sudden unwinding, the spring somehow destroyed the safety housing of the main spring , therefore the Anker of the mainspring too had gone to hell in a hand basket so to speak Darryl.
So in all truth Darryl according to that local watchmaker ,without the appropriate new parts, which are not obtainable anymore, the watch was at it's. Point finale.  I wish I could make this here email available to many of your clientele. You repaired this rich in history ,second world war, navigational, Torpedo boat, chronometer. These fine and highly accurate (the latest cry of watch making at the time) chronometers served as the cornerstone in navigation on the high seas for the Americans in there hunt for Japanese warships. so without exaggeration, the life's of the marines depended on these fine outstanding time peaces.
 
Thank you so much Darryl.
And dear Darryl , please let me know what I owe you, I insist.

Greetings to you Darryl,       Klaus.

 

#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 can’t stop staring at it. It must have belonged to an executive in the railroad business. As you had promised, it keeps perfect time.

It’s comforting to buy this investment from such an honourable man. I believe you when you said that you’ve never worked a day in the 23 years you’ve 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.

2200.00 USD

 

#WALTHAM55930 #WALTHAM55930

# HA33440

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


 

SOLD ;-)

  

#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

# 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

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#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

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#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

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#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

#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

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#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

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#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

#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 ;-)

When the small hand beneath the 12 position is all the way to "0" this means the mainspring is totally unwound and indicates it must be wound to keep this pocket watch going....this was a key feature for the railroads so they could trust their pocket watch would be spot on day and night.

 

1600.00 USD

 

WALTHAM62800
WALTHAM62800

WALTHAM "CRESCENT STREET" 21 JEWELS SEE THROUGH CASE BACK WELL SERVICED 1900

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM62800------This is a see through back as this stunning model 1892 movement deserves to be seen. The case is a solid nickel and both crystals are glass and flawless. Across this 18 size case is 60mm. The dial is double sunk and enamel with elongated roman numerals as well a few lines on the dial but not Earth shattering at all. The hands are thick Waltham railroad spade pieces and for this model 1892 movement and dial. This is a stunning classic movement from the Waltham factories as it is again a model 1892 and signed "Crescent Street". The serial number for this piece is 10,031,343 which tells me it was produced in the year 1900 and at the Waltham factory near Boston Mass. There are 21 jewels to this beauty and they have all been inspected and oiled properly. Please notice the jewels are all in solid gold seated jewel settings and the center wheel jewel is solid gold and raised. Well serviced and on the large side indeed ;-)

675.00 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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