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#WALT5180
#WALT5180

WALTHAM 23 JEWEL VANGUARD DIAMOND END STONE AND WELL SERVICED 1914

STOCK NUMBER # WALT5180------  This is a top collector's piece from the Waltham watch factories near Boston Mass. This is the famous Vanguard model 1908 with 23 clean and inspected jewels and please note the balance jewel (s) are of genuine diamonds. Even the center wheel is sold gold! This is a 16 size Waltham genuine railroad pocket watch and it is a lever set and stem wind. The dial is enamel and double sunk with the Canadian inner 13-24 Arabic numbers. The case is gold filled and very clean with no personal engravings. The case serial number is 5,000,650 and signed "Derby". The serial number for this well damaskeened Vanguard Waltham movement is 19,087,430 which places this beauty to the year 1914. The crystal is glass and perfect and the hands are Waltham factory thick spade railroad hands. Please also notice on the movement is reads "lossier inner hairspring terminal". This is just a different way of attaching the hairspring to the balance wheel to ease the error factors of time keeping. This one has it all and I don't expect it to last long no kidding around and in time for "HO HO HO"! A pouch and chain will come with this piece at NO extra charge!

 

775.00 USD  Verified paypal members only

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#HA3030
#HA3030

HAMILTON 16 SIZE 992 MOVEMENT AND SIGNED "HAMILTON" CROWN AND CASE WELL SERVICED  1933

STOCK NUMBER # HA6680------  Just freshly serviced and on my pages is this stunning genuine railroad piece of history you can wear every day. This is a signed case and the crown is signed "Hamilton" and has the secure crown bar over it. The case is gold filled and across it is 53mm so this is a 16 size Hamilton made in the USA pocket watch. The dial is double sunk and enamel and as you can see this is an extra fine dial. The hands are Hamilton factory thick spade railroad hands and the glass crystal is perfect not a flaw. The case is with a mirror finish and no personal engravings at all. This case is signed "Wadsworth quality" and the crown once again is signed "Hamilton".  The case serial number is 0,392,304. The movement is a stem wind and a lever set at the 2 position. This 992 Hamilton pocket watch has 21  clean and inspected jewels and they are all in solid gold jewel settings as well the center wheel is a solid gold. On the balance bridge it does read "adjusted 5 positions" and on the barrel bridge it reads "double roller". The serial number for this a Hamilton well serviced pocket watch is 2,480,165 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1933. One wind of this Hamilton signed crown and the balance takes off that's how clean this movement truly is.

 

775.00 USD  Verified paypal members only

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#WALT45

#WALT45

WALTHAM 21 JEWEL "CRESCENT STREET" GOLD FILLED  WALTHAM SINGED CASE   RAILROAD POCKET WATCH   1926

STOCK NUMBER # WA7190-------I have for sale a Waltham caliber 1908  "Crescent street" model  American made railroad pocket watch and please notice the case is signed "Waltham". This is a 16 size movement and it is a stem wind and lever set. The case is gold filled with no personal engravings at all. The case serial number is 9,375,328 and signed once again "Waltham". Across this gold filled Waltham railroad case is 53mm. The crystal is glass and perfect. This is a double sunk Waltham factory enamel dial and it is a Canadian dial as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers. The movement is well serviced and again it is signed "Crescent Street" with 21 clean and inspected jewels. The jewels if you notice are in raised solid gold jewel settings.  And please notice the center wheel is solid gold. The serial number for this adjusted to 5 positions 1908 caliber Waltham, movement is 25,679,037 and this serial number tells me it was produced in the year 1926. Well serviced and used on the Canadian railroad system. The hands are thick Waltham factory genuine railroad hands and th Little sweep hand is ornate indeed.

750.00 USD

 

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#HA4670

#HA4670

HAMILTON 950B RARE POCKET WATCH SIGNED HAMILTON GOLD FILLED CASE AND WELL SERVICED 1950

STOCK NUMBER # HA4670-------The best of the best when it comes to Hamilton genuine and true pocket watches. This is a 16 size by American standards and it is a stem wind and lever set model. The dial is a double sunk melamine dial and the hands are Hamilton factory. The crystal is glass and perfect. Across this Hamilton gold filled signed railroad case is 53mm. The case serial number is K-329163 and again signed "Hamilton Watch Co, Lancaster PA" just north of Philly. The movement is just taken down tot he plates and serviced with no stone unturned! There are 23 clean and pristine jewels to this Hamilton 950B model movement and as mentioned before it is a stem wind and a lever set model. All the jewels are in jewel settings and raised. This is a motor barrel model and I will also tell you this is an all original piece. The serial number for this Hamilton 950B true railroad pocket watch is S-11965 which places this museum quality piece to the year 1950 and again well serviced for sure. One wind of the crown and off it goes to keeps perfect time ;-) On a closing note the back is with a mirror finish and no personal engravings at all.

2000.00 USD

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#WALT6930

#WALT6930

WALTHAM  CRESCENT STREET "THE THOMAS CO, STURGEON FALLS " WELL SERVICED 1903

 

STOCK NUMBER # WALT6930-------Here we have a beautiful 18 size Waltham pocket watch and it is a "Crescent Street" signed movement and it is an 1892 model. This is a stem wind and a lever set at the 2 position. The dial is very interesting as it is a private dial made for the "Thomas company Bracebridge North Bay, Sturgeon Falls" and this is in the province of Ontario Canada wayyyy up North! This is a 24 hour Canadian model enamel dial and it is near perfect as well as the medium spade hands. Across this nickel Silver case is 58mm and it is signed Illinois Watch case and the case serial number is 0,335,684. This is a stunning full plate movement and it is with 19 clean and inspected jewels. Notice the jewels are all in gold jewel settings. Again this is an 18 size and rather large. The serial number for this serviced Waltham Crescent street is 12,042,987 which places this gem to the year of 1903 at the Waltham watch factory just outside of Boston Mass. The crystal is glass and perfect and not a flaw to be found ;-) To take out the movement from this case you unscrew and remove the bezel then you pull out the crown to the next notch, then at the 6 position you will see a small groove. Slip a dull knife (don't cut your self) lift the groove up and the movement will come out attached to the case. REMEMBER pull out the crown or it will break off.

800.00 USD

 #WALT6930#WALT6930

#HA6680
#HA6680

HAMILTON 18 SIZE 940 GOLD FILLED CASE AND WELL SERVICED 1903

STOCK NUMBER # HA6680------  I have for sale a well serviced Hamilton model 940 18 size pocket watch and this is a stem wind and lever set. Across this gold filled case is 58mm and this is an 18 size for sure. The back of this case is crisp and sharp with hardly any wear at all. The case is signed "Dueber warranted 20 yrs". The case serial number is 7,510,086. The dial is double sunk and enamel in excellent condition. The hands are medium Hamilton spade hands and the crystal is glass and perfect not a flaw. The movement is stunning as it is a full plate caliber 940 with 21 clean and inspected jewels. The jewels are all in gold jewel screw in settings and the damskeen pattern is perfect. The serial numbe for this railroad Hamilton 940 pocket watch is 286,569 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1903 and as it was striped to the plates and serviced, expect a great time keeper ;-)

700.00 USD  Verified paypal members only

#HA6680

#WA2160

 

WALTHAM 18 SIZE MODEL 1892 23 JEWEL VANGUARD  GENUINE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH  1903

STOCK NUMBER # WA2160-------This is the best when it comes to the 23 jewel series model 1892 movements. Crisp and cleaned is this Vanguard model. Striped to the plates and serviced the proper way for sure. This is a gold filled 18 size case and from side to side it is 55mm across. The case is signed "Derby rolled Gold Sturdy" and the case serial number is 4,804,525. The dial is a Canadian model enamel piece as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers and notice there are "Red" increments of five minutes along the edge of this enamel double sunk railroad dial. The hands are Waltham factory medium spade railroad hands and the crystal is glass. This is a model 1892, 18 size Waltham movement and it is a stem wind and a lever set genuine and authentic railroad piece. There are 23 clean and inspected jewels and they are all in raised solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this Vanguard 1892 model pocket watch movement is 16,059,911 which tells me it is from the year 1908. Well serviced and in perfect order indeed ;-)

SOLD ;-) in one week!

#ILL161

 

 

ILLINOIS 161A SIXTY HOUR  21 JEWELS BUNN SPECIAL MINTY GOLD FILLED CASE RARE  1934

STOCK NUMBER # ILL161-------Here is a rare breed.  I have for sale a Bunn special motor barrel 60 hours"161A" and it is in pristine condition as the scans show you. This is a 16 size gold filled case with no personal engravings at all to be found. Across this gold filled case is 50mm and it is signed "wadsworth 10K gold filled". The serial number for this gold filled case is H-666855. The dial is enamel and it is a Montgomery style piece and double sunk in more than excellent condition. I am short calling this enamel dial mint. The hands are medium to thick Illinois spade railroad hands and the glass crystal is flawless.  The entire train (wheels) in this Illinois Bunn Special motor barrel movement are solid gold. The jewel settings in this 161A Bunn special pocket watch are all in solid gold. Under the balance wheel it is marked "Elinvar". On the 60 hour motor barrel bridge it is marked "adjusted to 6 positions and temperature". There are 21 extra fine jewels to this 161A Bunn Special Illinois movement and the damaskeened pattern is perfect. This is a  16 size stem wind and lever set model. The serial number for this 161A Bunn Special is 5,556,655 which indicates to me it was produced in the year 1934.

 

Now for something most of you didn't know...... This gold filled case serial number if you notice starts with an  "H" and the crown under the fixed bar is signed "Hamilton" why you ask is this Hamilton genuine railroad pocket watch case with this rare Illinois Bunn special 161A Elinvar model pocket watch movement? The Hamilton pocket watch company in Lancaster Pa took over the Illinois factory in the 1920's thus fitting this beauty with "their" case. I can tell you this is one of the cleaner 161A models you will find and in pristine working order no doubt!

SOLD in 1 week!!!!!!

 

 

#WA1010

WALTHAM 18 SIZE "CRESCENT STREET" 1892 MODEL POCKET WATCH 21 JEWELS ND SERVICED  1901

STOCK NUMBER # WA1010-------Here is a big beefy Waltham pocket watch as it is an 18 size piece stem wind and lever set. This is a large Silveroid case" and it is  signed "Keystone Watch Case" and the case serial number is 9,133,079 and across this case is 58mm and again 18 size. the dial is enamel and very clean with thin genuine Waltham railroad spade hands. The movement is just cleaned and properly serviced as there are 21 clean and inspected jewels and the jewels are in solid gold jewel settings. Pleases notice the balance stone is a true diamond so there is a lot of quality in this railroad Waltham pocket watch. The serial number for this model 1892 Waltham Crescent Street piece is 10,518,261 which tells me it was produced in the year 1901. Well maintained and keeps dead accurate time ;-)

ON HOLD ;-)

#BALL550
#BALL550

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

STOCK NUMBER # BALL500-------Here I have a scarce and limited produced Ball Cleveland watch made by the Hamilton watch factory and it is a Hamilton basic model 992B. This is a 16 size piece and the gold filled case across is 55mm. As you can see by the scans there are no personal engravings on this "Fortune" signed case. The serial number for this railroad case is 4,809,874. The dial is in excellent condition and it is a rare Canadian enamel Ball watch dial as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers. The hands are med to thick Ball spade hands and the glass crystal is perfect not a flaw. This is  a Variant "2" damaskeened 999B movement as there are three versions of the pattern (Damaskeened) movement, There are 21 clean and extra fine jewels to this movement and they are all in raised solid gold jewel settings. Even the escapement and pallat bridges have solid gold jewel settings and large at that. On the barrel bridge it reads "6 positions adjusted, Ball Watch company, Ohio". And on the other side it reads "Trade Mark Official Standard". The serial number for this Ball Hamilton 21 jewel pocket watch is 1B7687 and the date of production is aprox 1942. This is a stem wind and a lever set movement. This is a stunning piece of railroad history and should be worn as it is fully serviced and all original  and again serviced with respect and T.L.C ;-)

1850.00 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

 #WALT6660 #WALT6660

#WALT5700
#WALT5700

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

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

775.00 USD

#WALT5700

#ELGIN120
#ELGIN120

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

STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN120------Notice this gold filled case is signed "Elgin R.R." under the crown and not a common case at all. This is a genuine Railroad pocket watch and as the scans show you it is in more than excellent condition. Across this gold filled Elgin R.R. signed case is 50mm.The back is with a mirror finish and it is a screw in back. There are no personal engravings on this case. The serial number is 6,121,767 and signed "S.W.C.C.o, Gold filled".  The dial is enamel and clean in condition with a few lines. The hands are Elgin thick spade hands and the crystal is glass not a flaw to be found. The movement is a signed "B.W. Raymond movement and it is a railroad pocket watch for sure. The serial number for this wide stripe damascened movemen tis26,530,225 which tells me it was produced in the USA in the year 1923 and keeps amazing time for sure. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this movement and they are all in screw in solid gold jewel settings. Even the center wheel is sold gold. This is a quality piece and again well serviced with never a short cut taken ;-) Oh this is of coarse a stem wind and lever set pocket watch and it is adjusted to 5 positions as written on the barrel bridge.

775.00 USD

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#WAAL10010
#WAAL10010

WALTHAM VANGUARD WITH SIGNED 23  PRESSED JEWELS VANGUARD ENAMEL DIAL AND SERVICED 1941

STOCK NUMBER # WALT10010-------Here I have a world war 2 era Waltham gold filled railroad pocket watch and as the scans show you it is a 23 jewel model Vanguard and even the enamel dial is signed "23 jewels Vanguard". The case is gold filled and a genuine railroad case. Across this signed "Keystone Victory" case   is 50mm. The case serial number is 494,596. This is a 16 size pocket watch and it is a stem wind and a lever set Vanguard model. The serial number for this 23 pressed in jewel pocket watch is  30,840,491 and this serial number tells me this Waltham was made in the USA near Boston in the year 1941 and keeps great railroad time for sure. On a closing note most "Vanguard" signed dials are melamine which is like a hard putty and used in repros. This is the real dial enamel Waltham factory Vanguard signed piece and it is in more than proper condition. Well serviced and ready to go ;-) oh! yes forget to mention the center wheel is made of solid gold

775.00 USD

#WAAL10010

#WALTHAM44500
 WALTHAM44500

WALTHAM 18 SIZE "VANGUARD 1892 MODEL" POCKET WATCH WITH RARE "VERN PICKERSGILL" ENAMEL DIAL 1907

STOCK NU1BER # WALTHAM44500-------Here is a large beefy Waltham American pocket watch and it's an 18 size in a Silveroid case. Across this big case is 59mm. The case is signed "Silveroid" and the case serial number is 256,000. The back of this case is hinged and very clean indeed as the scans show you crisp and clear. The dial is stunning and it is a Canadian model " Vern Pickersgill dial". Vern Pickersgill was from Winnipeg Manitoba and was in charge of the Western Railroad as a master time keeper and he wanted a dial that was different from the American plain 1-12 Arabic box car number so he had the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers put on the enamel dial and had the 5 minute increments in red put on the outside of the dial to make it easier for multiple time zones as well make the dial exotic in style, as well please notice it is a double sunk enamel piece and quite rare indeed. The hands are thick Waltham spade hands and the crystal is glass and perfect not a flaw at all. The movement is a stem wind and a lever set ,21 jewel , 1892 caliber model Waltham movement and it has been serviced and cleaned properly. There are 21 inspected jewels to this 18 size movement and they are in screw down gold jewel settings.  The serial number for this Waltham 1892 caliber model Vanguard railroad movement is 15,038,791 and this serial number places this piece to the year 1907. Clean uniquely Canadian and and keeps railroad time for sure ;-)

850.00 USD

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#ELGIN630
 #ELGIN630

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

STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN630------I have for sale a fully serviced Elgin American made "Father Time" model and well maintained all these years. This is a 16 size pocket watch and it is lever set and stem wind with an enamel double sunk dial with medium spade railroad Elgin hands. The crystal is glass and not a flaw. Across this gold filed railroad case is 52mm. The case is signed "Derby Rolled Gold Plate". The case serial number is 4,004,105.  The movement is with 21 jewels and they have all been inspected and oiled properly. The serial number for this 5 adjustment "Father Time" Elgin is 23,039,320 which tells me it is from the year 1920. The case is worn as it is a genuine Railroad Engineer model pocket watch and made for the USA :-) Please note the train is solid gold as you can see by the center wheel. On a closing note there are no personal engravings on this case.

775.00 USD

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#ILL20
 #ILL20

ILLINOIS 21 JEWEL BUNN SPECIAL 60 HOUR AND SIGNED GOLD FILLED BUNN CASE  1926

STOCK NUMBER # ILL20------I have for sale a genuine and well serviced 21 jewel Illinois Bunn Special and it is marked on the movement "60 hours". This is a 16 size and it is a stem wind and a lever set piece. This Bunn Special singed case case is 51mm across and gold filled. The case once again is signed "Bunn special Model" and the case serial number is 7,417,817 and there are no personal engravings on this clean case. The dial is enamel and from the Illinois factory. There is a line or two but nothing earth shattering at all. The hands are Illinois spade hands and the crystal is glass not a flaw new old stock. The movement is well serviced and keeps killer time for sure. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels to this Bunn special movement and they are all in gold jewel settings. Even  all the wheels (train) are solid gold. On the barrel bridge it is written "Adjusted temperature and 6 positions". Under the balance wheel it reads "Double roller" and to top all this off this piece is a motor barrel. All in all this is not a common genuine railroad pocket watch it really is top shelf and extra clean and serviced by myself. The serial number for this beauty is 4,848,156 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1926.

975.00 USD

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 #ILL20 #ILL20


#WALT45

#WALT45

WALTHAM 21 JEWEL MODEL 645 GOLD FILLED CASE "CHOO CHOO TRAIN ON BACK"  RAILROAD POCKET WATCH   1914

STOCK NUMBER # WALT45-------I have for sale a Waltham caliber 1908 model 645 genuine American made railroad pocket watch and please notice the choo coo train engraving on the back of this case. This is a 16 size movement and it is a stem wind and lever set. The case is gold filled and it is a swing out case. The case serial number is 2,207,045 and signed "crescent C.W.Co, 25 years warranted". Across this gold filled choo choo train case is 53mm. The crystal is glass and perfect. This is a double sunk Waltham factory enamel dial. The movement is well serviced and again it is signed 645 with 21 clean and inspected jewels. The jewels if you notice are in raised solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this adjusted to 5 positions 1908 caliber Waltham, movement is 19,078,138 and this serial number tells me it was produced in the year 1914. Well serviced and used on the American railroad system ;-)

750.00 USD

 

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#illinois6660

#illinois6660

ILLINOIS SANGAMO  23 JEWELS 16 SIZE WELL SERVICED 1913

STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS6660-------I offer for sale a highly jewelled Illinois Sangamo 23 jewel model pocket watch and it is a true high grade railroad piece used for the American railroad system. This is an enamel dial with lines in it and it has the outer 1-60 number track with each 5 increments in red such as 5,10,15,20,25,30, etc. The hands are Illinois medium spade hands and the crystal is glass not a flaw to be found. Across this gold filled railroad case is 52 mm so it is a 16 size by American standards. The case is signed Philadelphia Watch case company Victory and the case serial number is 4,450,592. The movement again is well serviced and it is a stem wind and lever set model. The 23 clean and inspected jewels are all in gold jewel settings. On the barrel bridge it does read adjusted to temperature and 6 positions and isochronism . The serial number for this Illinois Sangamo pocket watch is 2,519,736 which tells me it was produced in the year 1913 and keeps railroad time for sure. A nice piece with a very high jewel count and well maintained even before I serviced this Illinois Sangamo pocket watch.

 

950.00 USD

 

#illinois6660 #illinois6660 #illinois6660

#HAM340
#HAM340

HAMILTON MODEL 940 18 SIZE GENUINE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH AND SERVICED 1907

STOCK NUMBER # HAM340-------A perfect running serviced Hamilton pocket watch and it is an approved railroad piece for sure. This is a large 18 size pocket watch from the Lancaster PA factories of Hamilton and just freshly serviced. This is a base metal genuine Railroad case and it is 55mm across. This case is signed "Emperor" and the case serial number is 734,219. The dial is enamel and nice extra clean condition. The hands are Hamilton medium spade railroad hands and Hamilton hands they are. The glass crystal is flawless not a scratch nor a mark. The movement is a stem wind and lever set. There are 21 clean and inspected jewels and they are all perfect. This is a Hamilton model 940 and it reads on the barrel bridge "Adjusted 5 positions". This is a very clean piece and the year of production is 1907 and I determine this fact from the serial number on the movement 600,736 :-)

700.00 USD

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#WALT30

 

#WALT30

WALTHAM 18 SIZE MODEL 1892 23 JEWEL VANGUARD  GENUINE RAILROAD POCKET WATCH  1903

STOCK NUMBER # WALT30-------This is a large Waltham model 1892 18 size stem wind and lever set genuine railroad pocket watch and just cleaned, oiled and serviced properly so expect a great time keeper. This case is a genuine chromed railroad case and clean indeed. Across this case is 55mm and and signed "Illinois watch case" and the case serial number is 0,249,178. This a Spartan model Illinois case and please notice there are no personal engravings. The dial is enamel and double sunk as well Quite clean. The hands are Waltham medium spade hands and the glass crystal is perfect. The movement again is a 1892 model stem wind and lever set with 23 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice the balance jewel is a diamond and the jewels are all in raised gold jewel settings. This is a beautiful damaskeened movement and again serviced to the hilt!. the serial number for this 18 size Vanguard 23 jewel movement is 12,589,017 and this number tells me it is from the year 1903 and even though it is younger than "ME"!! it is a great time keeper and warranted like all pieces for a full one year parts and labour for sure ;-)

800.00 USD  VERIFIED PAYPAL ONLY PLEASE NO EXCEPTIONS

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#WALTHAM90

 

#WALTHAM90

WALTHAM CPR "BEAVER SHIELD" POCKET WATCH WITH HORSE ON BACK OF CASE WELL SERVICED 1896

STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM90-------Just freshly serviced and on our pages is this ultra clean and serviced Waltham genuine railroad pocket watch and as you can see it is an 18 size Waltham C.P.R Beaver railroad pocket watch with a pristine and ultra hard to find enamel original dial with the Canadian railroad 13-24 inner Arabic markers. This case is silveroid which is basically a fancy term for 90-95% nickel and 10-5% silver and it is spotless with a well engraved Horse and rider on the back of this screw in back. There are no personal engravings anywhere to be found on this case. Across this case is 55mm and the case serial number is 426,426. The crystal is glass and not a flaw to be found. The movement is a nickel damaskeened pattern model 1883 and according to my original Waltham serial number movement this movement serial number 7,903,431 is correct for this Canadian Pacific Railroad Beaver pocket watch. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels and they are all in gold pressed jewel settings.  This is a stem set and a stem wind model and freshly serviced, oiled and timed to perfection. The year of production for this Waltham C.P.R Beaver is 1896 and indeed it does in fact run like day one out of the factory!.

 

1650.00 USD  VERIFIED PAYPAL ONLY PLEASE NO EXCEPTIONS

  #WALTHAM90

#WALTHAM60
 WALTHAM60

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

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

1400.00 USD

WALTHAM60

#WALTHAM20

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

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

1600.00 USD

 

 

 

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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 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. 

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 and that was the primary way that they communicated with the railroad.

They would know when trains left the previous station and when they were due at their next station.

And 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 arranged by "Richard", who was a telegraph operator himself.

He was on duty in the North Redwood, Minnesota train station one day when a load of watches arrived from the East.

It was a huge crate of pocket watches. 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 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 to help him with the orders.

That was Alva.

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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