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HAMILTON1920
HAMILTON1920

HAMILTON 992 GENUINE REPAIRED FERGUSON ENAMEL DIAL AWESOME 14 KARAT GF RAILROAD CASE EXTRA FINE AND WELL SERVICED MOVEMENT 1926

STOCK NUMBER# HAMILTON1920-------Firstly the only flaw to this entire stunning railroad pocket watch is the enamel "Ferguson" dial has been repaired and has lines. It is clean and done properly but there and must be mentioned, as well the price has been drastically reduced for ONLY this reason as this is a great timepiece! This is a 14 karat white gold filled case with three initials on the screw in back. The crown has the bar over the top so this is a stem wind and lever set pocket watch railroad case. The crown if you look at the scan is signed "Hamilton railroad". The case is in near perfect condition and signed "Wadsworth Quality" and serial number is  0,269,293". Across this 16 size case is 52mm. The hands are thick Hamilton railroad spade pieces and the crystal is glass and flawless. I have serviced this in house factory 992 Hamilton railroad movement to perfection with a new Hamilton factory mainspring. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this gem and notice all jewels are in solid screw down jewel settings.  Even the center wheel is solid gold and the pallat stones are genuine sapphires! As high grade as can be. The serial number for this stem wind and lever set model 2 movement is 2,415,181 which tells me this piece was produced in the year 1926. Keeps railroad time for sure. The chain is a nice add on and strong and compliments this case for sure..

875.00 USD

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ILLINOIS6780
ILLINOIS6780

ILLINOIS "RARE" WHITE GOLD FILLED SIGNED CASE BUNN SPECIAL 21 JEWELS SERVICED THE PROPER WAY 16 SIZE 1925

STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS6780------This is not an easy Bunn Special case to acquire as it is 14 karat white gold filled and near perfect all over condition without any personal engravings. Across this Bunn Special model 29 case is 53mm and with a perfect glass crystal. The dial is an enamel "Montgomery" double sunk railroad approved and near perfect, no chips at the lever no lines at all. The hands are Illinois spade railroad pieces and original to this Bunn special movement. The case serial number is 8,464,045 and signed once again Bunn special model 29, 14 karat white gold filled. The movement is a stem wind and lever set model and with 21 clean and inspected jewels. The entire train (wheels) are casted in solid gold. All jewels I may want to mention are in raised solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this 16 size Bunn special is 4,602,055 which tells me this piece is from the year 1925 and it is a model 9 all in house produced at the Illinois  watch factory in the year 1925 in Springfield Illinois (not too far from Chicago).

775.00 USD

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ILLINOIS9160
ILLINOIS9160

ILLINOIS 60 HOUR BUNN SPECIAL 21 JEWELS SIGNED BUNN GOLD FILLED CASE WELL SERVCIED  1926

STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS9160------I have for sale a super clean and serviced the proper way Illinois 60 hour Bunn Special with 21 clean and inspected jewels. This is a gold filled Bunn Special Model 14 case with no personal engravings. The case is excellent and the serial number is 7,082,747, 14 karat gold filled. The dial is enamel and double sunk railroad indeed. There is one itty bitty line on the dial and I mean minuscule at that. The hands are Illinois thick railroad spade hands. The crystal is glass and not a flaw. I will tell you This is a once again a perfectly serviced 60 hour Bunn Special and with 21 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice the entire train (wheels) are casted in solid gold. The jewels are in raised solid gold jewel settings. This is a double roller , Breguet over coil hairspring and perfect. On the barrel bridge it does mention  "Motor Barrel 21 Jewels, Adjusted temperature and 6 positions" so it is a high grade genuine railroad model. This is a 16 size type 3 model 14 and it is a stem wind and a lever set operational system. This is a beautiful piece, cleaned and will fit into any pocket with ease.

850.00 USD

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WALTHAM55
WALTHAM55

WALTHAM RARE SALESMAN SIGNED SAMPLE SEE THRU CASE, 1903 23 JEWEL VANGUARD LOSSIER TERMINAL  16 SIZE RAILROAD MOVEMENT , YEAR 1915

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM55------I have for sale a fully serviced railroad approved Canadian enamel dial pocket watch and it's a beauty! This is first of all a genuine salesman sample signed "Waltham Watch" on both sides nickel case with two glass perfect crystals. Across this genuine Waltham singed case is 51mm so it is a 16 size stem wind and lever set model. The dial is again enamel and near perfect. Notice it has the inner "13 to 24" Arabic numbers and this is for the Canadian railroad system as the American market only has 1 to 12 numbers. The hands are Waltham thick spade railroad pieces and original. The movement is a model 1908 and signed "Vanguard". There are 23 perfect jewels and all in raised solid gold jewel settings. Even the center wheel is solid gold! This is a Lossier terminal hairspring so less positional errors! The balance cap jewel is a genuine diamond and on the main plate you will find one as well. The damskeen pattern is crisp. The serial number for this gem is 20,038,132 which tells me this Waltham Vanguard was produced in the year 1915. A stunning piece fo Railroad and Americana history ;-)

900.00 USD

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HAMILTON9890
HAMILTON9890

HAMILTON 992E  " BEAUTIFUL ALL OVER CONDITION SIGNED CROWN WELL SERVCIED GOLD FILLED CASE 1939

STOCK NUMBER# HAMILTON9890-------I have for sale a fully serviced the proper way rare Hamilton 992E, 16 size model stem wind and lever set. You can clearly see the pallat plate (fork) is signed "Elinvar" which is not common. This is a basic 992 model and "jazzed" up to a much higher quality. The Geneva stripes on this movement are wider than the regular damskeen Geneva stripes on the 992 model. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this gem and all are perfect. Please notice the center wheel jewel is in a raised solid gold  jewel setting while the others are all in seated solid gold screw in settings. Even the center wheel itself is casted of solid 10 karat gold. The serial number for this movement is 2,643,760 which places this fine piece to the year 1939. The hands are Hamilton and near perfect and the factory melamine dial is near perfect as well. The crystal is glass and not flaw. There is an engraving on the back of this case not deep though it is there and can be removed if needed to be safely. Across this 16 size case is 50mm.

700.00 USD

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#DARRYLATBENCH

Anthony D Lesser C.W.

 

 

FOR 27 YEARS NOW I HAVE BEEN SERVING THE PUBLIC, JEWELLERY STORES AND OTHER WATCHMAKERS IN RESTORING TIMEPIECES. AS I TRULY LOVE MY PROFESSION I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE 27 YEARS HAS GONE BY SO FAST SO QUICKLY, SEEMS I HAVEN'T WORKED A DAY IN MY LIFE LOL!  AND ONLY TO THE FACT THAT I CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO WORK EACH AND EVERY DAY, TRULY A LABOUR OF LOVE.

 

WE WARRANT AND STAND BY EACH REPAIR AND SALE WE MAKE HERE AT DARLOR WE WILL ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF OUR CLIENTS THE OLD FASHION WAY....PROPERLY AND WITH RESPECT.

HAMILTON41330
HAMILTON41330

HAMILTON 992B  "RARE 2 TONE  ENAMEL CANADIAN RAILROAD DIAL MINT MINT MINT!"  PERFECTLY SERVICED TOP SHELF CONDITION! 1946

STOCK NUMBER# HAMILTON41330-------As clean as can be with a perfect mint new old stock enamel 2 tone rare Canadian railroad system dial and I mean M>I>N>T! This is a Hamilton gold filled signed case as the scan shows you clearly. There are no personal engravings on this case and the screw in back is with a mirror finish. The serial number is K,080,687. The crystal is glass and not a flaw. Across this Hamilton signed gold filled railroad case is 52mm so it is a 16 size indeed. This is a lever set and stem wind 992B genuine railroad movement with 21 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice the jewels are all in raised solid gold jewel settings and all are perfect. This is a double roller balance with an over coil Breguet hairspring and the over coil is exactly 2.5 in height from the hair spring main coils. The cap jewel on the escape wheel is perfect as well as the pallat. The serial number for this super clean movement is C-140,200 which indicates this piece was produced in house at the Hamilton watch factory in Lancaster PA. There is a chain made of rope material and belt attachment to this railroad Hamilton pocket watch. Again this dial is perfect and just a really clean incredible piece. On a closing note this is the original case to this movement which is nice.

750.00 USD

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BUNN6030

ILLINOIS "BUNN SPECIAL" MOTOR BARREL 60 HOUR !  21 JEWELS DISPLAY BACK RAILROAD CASE WELL SERVICED 1927

Hi Darryl,

 
The Illinois Bunn arrived today and I couldn’t be more pleased. It is an absolutely beautiful piece. Love the glass back so I can see the inner workings. Marvellous! And the wooden box/ display case is a nice added touch. It’s going to be a Father’s Day gift from my wife and son. 

 
Frank

HAMILTON455
HAMILTON455

HAMILTON " RAILWAY SPECIAL"992B ENAMEL DIAL 16 SIZE GENUINE HAMILTON SIGNED RAILROAD GOLD FILLED CASE 1943

STOCK NUMBER# HAMILTON455-------Fully serviced the proper way is this Hamilton "Railway special" 992B pocket watch. This is a signed case and gold filled. The serial number for this Hamilton factory case is K-035,426. The back is with a mirror finish and no personal engravings. Across this 16 size case is 52mm. The dial is enamel and repaired at the 3 to five positions as it is a double sunk original enamel Hamilton dial. The hands are railroad Hamilton pieces and the glass crystal is perfect. This 992B Hamilton high grade movement has been serviced with the utmost of care and cleaned the proper way. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this stem wind and lever set railroad pocket watch movement and please notice all jewels are in pressed in solid gold jewel settings. The center wheel is casted in sold gold and perfect. The serial number for this 992B Hamilton movement is C-79,337 which tells me it was produced at the Hamilton Lancaster PA factory in the year 1943. A few winds of the stem and this pocket watch takes off in a perfect motion and for sure keeps railroad standard time ;-)

875.00 USD

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#ILLINOIS6690

#ILLINOIS6690

ILLINOIS SANGAMO  21 JEWELS PRIVATE NAME ENAMEL DIAL GOLD FILLED RAILROAD CASE IMPECCABLY SERVCIED 1908

STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS6690-------firstly this is a double sunk enamel dial with issues, it is a private name piece and I tried to look it up but to no avail I can find this fellow's name. This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set high grade Illinois pocket watch signed "Sangamo " adjusted 6 positions, temperature and isochronism. This is a double roller Breguet hair spring balance wheel and notice please the entire train is solid gold. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this Sangamo pocket watch and all the jewels are in seated screw down solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this gem is 19,36,813 which tells me this is a model 5 movement. This is a "Cashier" gold filled railroad case and across it is 52mm made in Canada in Sherbrooke Qc. The serial number for this clean case is 3,721,771. There are initials on the back screw in cover. This piece was produced at the Illinois factory in the year 1908 as the serial number 1,936,813 tells me so.

775.00 USD

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WALTHAM995
WALTHAM995

WALTHAM "C.P.R.  BEAVER" 18 SIZE COIN SILVER GOLD INLAY CASE IMPECCABLY SERVCIED AND NOT COMMON   1898

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM995------As the scans show you this is a super clean and serviced the proper way "Canadian Pacific Railway, Beaver" pocket watch and in awesome condition. The case is coin silver (.800 pure) and across it is 56mm. This case is signed "A.W.C.Co" with a Maltese cross, serial number is 403,687. The Horse and rider are solid gold inlay and very clean indeed. The dial is double sunk and made of enamel. Notice this is a Canadian dial as it has the inner "13-24" Arabic numbers. The hands are Waltham spade railroad pieces and the crystal is glass not  flaw. Again I have serviced this C.P.R movement with T.L.C so the end result is an excellent time keeper. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this gem and the jewels are all in solid screw down solid gold jewel settings. The damskeen pattern with the C.P.R Beaver shield are crisp and sharp. The serial number for this 18 size stem with and stem set movement is 8,858,497 which tells me it it was produced in the year 1898 at the Waltham factory near Boston. This is a model 1883 and a prime rare example of American know how!

1850.00 USD

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WALTHAM2020
 

WALTHAM 18 SIZE 21 JEWELS VANGUARD MODEL 1892 DUAL TIME ZONE HANDS DIAMOND END STONES WITH GOLD CHOO CHOO ON THE SWING OUT BACK 1907

 

SOLD ;-)

 
 #HAMILTON360

BALL  HAMILTON 999P ( MODEL 1)  21 JEWEL GOLD FILLED HAMILTON SIGNED CASE PERFECTLY SERVCIED WITH GOLD FILLED CHAIN AND FOB 1938

STOCK NUMBER #BALL-HAMILTON360-2------I have for sale a freshly serviced the proper way a Ball official pocket watch and made for Hamilton" and excellent condition as the scans show you clearly. Across this case is 53mm. This piece is signed "Hamilton watch CO, 10K gold filled, Lancaster PA".  The serial number is K-,166,559 model -1. Notice there are no personal engravings on this case. The dial is enamel and near excellent indeed. The hands are med Ball Hamilton railroad hands and the crystal is glass not a flaw to be found. The movement again has 21 clean and inspected jewels and all the jewels are in solid gold settings. Please notice the center wheel is solid gold. The "Swirl" damskeen is sharp and crisp. On the barrel bridge it does read "Official Standard" , "5 positions adjusted". The serial number for this Ball Hamilton is B-646,985 from the year 1938. As clean as can be and ready to keep proper railroad time! Oh this is a stem wind and lever set for sure ;-)

ON HOLD;-)

 
BRANDT300

OMEGA "LOUIS BRANDT" ULTRA ULTRA RARE 18 SIZE 23 JEWEL POCKET WATCH "LOANER COIN" AND WOODED BOX 1 OF A KIND!!!    1910

 

 

SOLD ;-)

PEROIA10
PEROIA10

 

PEORIA "RAILROAD" POCKET WATCH VERY SCARCE AND SERVICED PROPERLY ONE OF A KIND ALMOST! 1896!

STOCK NUMBER# PEROIA10-------Please notice this enamel Peoria dial does read "for Railway Service" just like the movement so it is an original piece and please keep in mind this enamel dial is orignal from the year 1896. The middle case and two case bezels back and front are gold filled and across this display case is 55mm across so it is an 18 size by American standards. The hands are fancy pointer hands and original to this Peoria movement and dial. The crystal is glass and perfect on both sides. This is a stem wind and a lever set genuine movement and with 15 clean and inspected jewels.  Notice the jewels are all in large raised solid gold jewel settings. This is an "antimagnetic" signed barrel bridge and it also reads "For Railway Service" just like the dial as mentioned prior. A few winds of this crown and the balance takes off in a perfect motion. The serial number for this early Peoria movement is 15,256 which again tells me it was produced in the USA in the year 1896....yes 124  years later and keeps great time indeed! and railroad used for sure in the American railroad systems way back when.

1375.00 USD

PEROIA10

WALTHAM1680

WALTHAM1680

WALTHAM 18 SIZE C.P.R. "BEAVER" MODEL 1883 178 SIZE STERLING SILVER CASE IMPECCABLE ALL OVER CONDITION AND WELL SERVICED 1901

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM1680-------Absolutely stunning and beautiful is this near perfect model 1883 "Canadian Pacific Railroad "Beaver" crest pocket watch and I mean super clean indeed! This is a sterling silver case and it is an 18 size. Across this Sterling Silver case is 60mm across and the glass crystal is flawless. This case is signed "Keystone Watch Case, Sterling Warranted, 925 Fine" and the case serial number is 4,119,260. This Sterling case is excellent with no personal engravings. The dial is double sunk and yes it is flawless not a scratch to be found and it is a Canadian enamel dial as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers. The hands are original and again perfect no rust no discolouring. This model 1883 C.P.R movement is serviced the proper way with never a short cut taken. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels and each jewel is in a screw down seated solid gold jewel settings. Even the screws are gold flashed! The serial number for this stem wind and a stem set model is 11,047,420 which tells me this piece was produced in the year 1901 at the Waltham factory in Waltham Mass. This FOB is a gold filled with a  working Compass and with a gold filled chain at 320mm long or 12 inches and strong indeed. A stunning piece that should be carried each and every day.

1850.00 USD

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ROCKFORD950
ROCKFORD950

ROCKFORD RARE 16 SIZE UP AND DOWN INDICATOR FULLY SERVICED STUNNING ENGRAVED CASE   1910

STOCK NUMBER# ROCKFORD950--------I have for sale a wonderful hard to find Rockford made in the USA 16 size wind indicator and all functions are in perfect order. This is a "Duber" signed  10 karat gold filled ornate case with small initials on the back. Across this case is 51mm. The serial number for this case is 11,474,050. This is a Rockford signed enamel dial with a few lines here and there but not  Earth shattering. The hands are Rockford and the crystal is glass not a flaw to be found. The movement is fully serviced the proper way with never a short cut taken. This is a 16 size stem wind and stem set piece and there are 17 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice the jewels are all in screw down seated solid gold jewel settings. This is a Model 5 and grade 665 and produced in the year 1910 at the American Rockford factory. The serial number for this 16 size damskeen movement is 833,018. Really this is a hard piece to find in service condition and as mentioned the wind indicator that tells you when to wind the watch is in perfect order. 2 year warranty applies on all timepieces so wear with no worries.

1900.00 USD

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BALL660
BALL660

BALL POCKET WATCH "WALTHAM" GOLD FILLED RR CASE 16 SIZE AND SERVCIED 1909

STOCK NUMBER# BALL660-------I have for sale a Waltham Ball pocket watch and it is an "Official Standard Trade Mark" model. This Ball movement has 17 clean and inspected jewels All jewels are in solid raised gold jewel settings and even the center wheel is solid gold.  The serial number for this serviced piece is  B-237418 and it is a Waltham model 1899. Produced at the Waltham factory for Ball in the year 1909. The dial is with a few lines and price has been adjusted. The hands are proper Ball railroad pieces and the crystal is glass. The case is gold filled and very clean. Made by the Derby case factory and the serial number is 4,113,137 and 52mm across with no personal engravings at all. Well serviced and keeps railroad time for sure.

675.00 USD

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HAMILTON13560
HAMILTON13560

HAMILTON 992B CANADIAN ENAMEL DIAL 16 SIZE GENUINE HAMILTON SALESMEN SIGNED NICKEL CASE BACK AND FRONT 1952

STOCK NUMBER# HAMILTON13560-------This is a find for sure. Just freshly serviced properly and with  26 years of skill is this 992B Hamilton pocket watch. This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set at the 1:15 position so indeed it is a genuine railroad piece and used on the Canadian railroad systems as it has the inner 13 to 24 Arabic numbers. This is a double sunk dial and clean with a line or two but not Earth shattering at all. The hands are Hamilton medium spade pieces and both crystals are perfect and made of glass.  There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this 992B movement and all jewels are in solid gold jewel settings. On the barrel bridge it is written Adj Temp and 6 positions. This is a double roller balance wheel with a Breguet over coil hairspring. The serial number for this 992B Hamilton pocket watch movement is C-386,505 which tells me this piece is a model 5 and made in the year 1952. As clean as can be and keeps awesome time for sure, way within railroad standards. Please enjoy a two year warranty and with  pleasure to do so. Across this signed Hamilton nickel salesman case is 52mm.

875.00 USD

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ELGIN16110
ELGIN16110

ELGIN 23 JEWEL 18 SIZE "VERITAS" MODEL WITH A PERFECT CASE SHOWING A DOGGY  WELL SERVCIED 1900

 STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN16110---------This is as near mint as one can possibly get as the case is near perfect condition with a crisp picture of a "Hound" in the pointing position. This is an 18 size by American standards and across this gold filled case is 55mm. The case is signed "Fortune, A.W.C.Co" and the serial number is 582,406/08. The dial is double sunk with a few small flaws that are under the bezel and a small line or two but not very noticeable nor Earth shattering at all. The hands are Elgin railroad pieces and the crystal is glass and perfect. The movement I have serviced to perfection with a new Elgin main spring. The balance cock is with a a solid gold engraved plate and the entire train is casted in gold. This is a 23 jewel model Veritas and all the jewels are in raised solid gold jewel settings. Of coarse this is a stem wind and lever set genuine railroad pocket watch for the American railroad system. This is an Elgin grade 214 and a total run of only 2000 as well this is from the first run. The serial number for this double roller model is 8,401,119 which tells me this piece was produced in the year 1900 yes 120 years of age and looks and runs like off the assembly line all those years ago.

900.00 USD

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HAMILTON1414
HAMILTON1414

HAMILTON PERFECT IMPECCABLE ENAMEL DIAL 16 SIZE MODEL 950 23 JEWELS SIGNED HAMILTON CASE THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!!!! 1920

STOCK NUMBER #HAMILTON1414-------This is a gland slam piece! 100 years ago this Hamilton 950 23 jewel motor barrel piece was produced at the Lancaster PA factory and I tell you with the Veritas of words, this piece is just simply smashing! Not a flaw on this factory Montgomery enamel dial as in no lines no cracks not a blemish! The hands are medium grade railroad pieces and I did install a new glass crystal. Across this case is 50mm. This is a white gold filled case 14 karat and signed as the scan shows you clearly. There are no other screw marks as this is the original case for this Hamilton 23 jewel 950 movement. This case has a serial number and it is 421,382. The outside of the back of this case have initials and done perfectly at that. The damskeen pattern on this 950 movement is perfect and it is written on the balance cock "Adj 5 positions". This is a 23 jewel motor barrel as mentioned and the movement is a stem wind and lever set genuine high grade railroad pocket watch. The serial number for this perfectly serviced movement is 1,575,307 and of coarse this is a double roller model. The motor barrel has been inspected and I installed a new Hamilton 950 main spring. The bow on this 14 karat white gold filled Hamilton signed case is fixed. This is 1 of 400 produced in this run and it is a model 3 and from Aug-06 1920. Amazing isn't it...100 years ago and it is truly impeccable.

1950.00 USD

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ELGIN1414
ELGIN1414

ELGIN 'B.W. RAYMOND 19 JEWELS, UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR 16 SIZE AWESOME PERFECT ENAMEL DIAL FLAWLESS SIGNED BW RAYMOND CASE 1918

 NUMBER # ELGIN1414---------102 years ago this B.W Raymond rolled off the Elgin assembly line and "WOW!!!!" is all I can say. This is a perfect dial not a flaw not a scratch not a line! The hands are this Elgin railroad pieces and the crystal is glass not a flaw as well. This is a 3 piece gold filled signed B.W.Raymond case and the serial number is 52mm wide so it is a 16 size by American standards. The case serial number is 9,653,415.  This is of coarse a stem wind and a lever set at the 1:15 position. The wind indicator hand at the 12 position on the dial works perfectly as I have cleaned and serviced this Elgin up and down perfectly with never a short cut taken. This is a double roller balance wheel and it does read on the movement "19 jewels adjusted 5 positions". This is a model-15, class 98,  grade 378 and produced in the year 1918. The serial number for this super clean movement is 20,077,688. The back of this gold filed case is with a mirror finish and again all over condition for this Elgin up and down is incredible. On a closing note there are 2 initials inscribed on the inside of the back of this B.W Raymond Elgin case.

1600.00 USD

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ILLINOIS13345
ILLINOIS13345

ILLINOIS "BUNN SPECIAL" 21 JEWELS 16 SIZE WELL SERVICED AWESOME GOLD FILLED CASE 1923

STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS13345---------Just a super clean Illinois Bunn special genuine railroad pocket watch in a gold filled inner dust cover railroad pocket watch case. Across this gold filled case is 53mm so it is a 16 size railroad stem wind and lever set. The case is signed "Nawco, Security, Railroad model" and it is 10K gold filled. The dial is an enamel double sunk American dial with fancy Arabic script. There are a few lines but not Earth shattering. The hands are thick railroad spade pieces and for this model. The crystal is glass and perfect not a flaw. The movement is in pristine working condition and keeps railroad time for sure. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels and notice please all the jewels are in solid gold jewel raised settings. Even the center wheel is solid gold! This is a double roller Breguet hairspring model with a safety center pinion. On the train bridge it does read "Adjusted Temp and 6 positions". The serial number for this model #9 Illinois Bunn special is 4,400,830 which places this Illinois railroad pocket watch to the year 1923. Cleaned and serviced the proper way will this gem come to you in ;-)

750.00 USD

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HAMILTON5

HAMILTON5

HAMILTON "IMPERIAL CANADA" 18 SIZE MODEL 922 COIN SILVER CASE GOLD CHOO-CHOO ON BACK 1900

STOCK NUMBER # HAMILTON5---------Here's a rare bird! This is a Hamilton model 922 "Imperial Canada" model and serviced the proper way for sure. This is an 18 size stem wind and lever set at the 2:330 position. The dial is enamel with a chip at the lever which is hidden by the bezel and must be mentioned. The case is coin silver (.800 pure) and with a solid gold choo-choo train on the back. The case serial number is 329,884 and signed "A.W.C.Co". Across this coin silver gold train case is 60mm. The dial is signed Imperial and less the small chip at the lever it is in terrific condition. The hands are fancy end thin Hamilton factory pieces. The crystal is glass and perfect. There are 15 clean jewels to this model 922 18 size Hamilton pocket watch. The serial number for this Hamilton 922 model is 102,074 which tells me it went to the "finishing" room in the year 1900 June 30th to be precise! This is a well serviced and cared for piece as it is 120 years of age and runs like off the assembly line. On a closing note this is a swing out case which is another reason why the movement is so clean.

775.00 USD

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WALTHAM3770
WALTHAM3770

WALTHAM 18 SIZE 23 JEWEL  DIAMOND END STONES WELL SERVCIED GOLD CHOO CHOO ON BACK OF CASE 1903

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM3770-------I have for sale a freshly serviced Waltham 18 size stem wind and stem set Vanguard model 1892 pocket watch and it keeps railroad time for sure. This is a Silveroid case with a solid gold choo-choo train on the back. Across this 18 size case is 60mm so it is a large size. The case serial number is 932,273 "A.W.C.Co". The dial is double sunk railroad enamel and in excellent all over condition. The hands are thin spade railroad piece and the crystal is glass. This movement is a model 1892 with 2 diamond end stones for both pivots on the balance wheel. Notice the raised large solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this Vanguard 23 jewel movement is 13,000,002 which places the year of production at the Waltham Watch factory to the year 1903. A few turns of the crown and the movement balance wheel takes of fin a perfect motion. This piece was a run of only 1,001 movements so not easy to find.

800.00 USD

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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

 

My compliments to you Darryl !

 

This item arrived like Fort Knox. Condition is breathtaking.

This Riverside has lost or gained only 1 second in 3 days!!!

I will be your "New" loyal client for many years to come please be assured.

With Admiration,

Dr Robert Thomaxxx New Jersey USA

(Feel free to publish my accolades to you)

 
HAMILTON10064

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

70 years old ?

Impossible !  it's too clean and runs to well.

I am more than pleased with my new  American made pocket watch.

Thank you Darlor Watch

Sven  GuntXXXX

Sweden

#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.

ON HOLD ;-)

 

#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

 

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#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.

ON HOLD ;-)

 

#WA44550

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

STOCK NUMBER # WA44550-------

SOLD ;-)

 

#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.

 

#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

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#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

 

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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.

ON HOLD :-)

 

#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

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#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 ;-)

775.00 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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