Changes last made, Changes last Jan-22, 2024
What is a "micro regulator"
The micro regulator is the thin steel arm over the balance ( the big wheel that goes back and forth, back and forth) that can adjust the hairs spring to be longer, to make the watch go slower, or to make the hair spring shorter, to make the pocket watch go faster, a very important piece to have. There are many different styles of a micro regulator, but they all do the same function.
ILLINOIS SWING OUT GOLD FILLED CASE PRIVATE NAME FRED PIEPER COVINGTON KENTUCKY AND SERVICED 1903
STOCK NUMBER #ILLINOIS6400------I have a pocket watch with a private name and I found the person on line which is rare so there is much history to this Illinois produced pocket watch for a Mr Fred Pieper in Covington Kentucky. This is a swing out gold filled case and across it is 52mm so it is a 16 size stem wind and lever set pocket watch. The case is signed "Wadsworth , reference, warranted, 25 years" and the serial number is 4,586,193. The back is with a mirror finish and no personal engravings at all. The dial again is signed Fred Pieper etc, as well as the movement as mentioned prior. This is a double sunk enamel dial and with a line or two though not bad at all as the scans show you clearly. The hands are Illinois thick spade pieces and the crystal is glass not a flaw. The movement is a beautiful Illinois 3 finger bridge and it is a model 5, grade 186 movement and only a run of 200! Please notice all 17 clean and inspected jewels are all in solid gold seated screw down settings and the thing Geneva damskeen pattern is super clean. The serial number for this half moon click 3 finger bridge is 1,693,098 which tells me this gem was produced at the Illinois USA factory in the year 1903. As clean as can be with a new mainspring and keeps great time for sure :-)
Frederick Robert Pieper was born on 5 June 1896, in Ohio, United States, his father, Bernhard Pieper, was 28 and his mother, Elisabeth Kreke, was 23. He lived in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 2, Kenton, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 19 November 1946, at the age of 50
E. HOWARD 16 SIZE SELLING WOODEN BOX SAPPHIRE PALLAT STONES WELL SERVICED GOLD FILLED SWING OUT SIGNED CASE 1908
STOCK NUMBER #HOWARD14------Firstly this is the correct box for this series 2 model 1905 E.Howard pocket watch though this box is not original to this piece but again it is for this model for sure and it is included indeed. This is a gold filled E Howard signed gold filled swing out case and the serial number is 2,164,747. Across this case is 54mm and there are no personal engravings on this case. The crystal is glass and perfect brand new. The dial is enamel and near perfect, I hate using the word mint though I don't see any flaws on this Howard signed enamel dial. The hands are thin railroad piece and for this model. The checkered damskeen pattern for this 16 size E Howard movement is excellent, crisp and sharp. This is a model 1905 movement and I have serviced this piece and of coarse installed a new main spring. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this series 2 movement. Notice please all the jewels are in raised solid gold jewel settings. There are 3 factory adjustments to this E Howard movement and the serial number for this movement is 913,105 which tells me this gem was produced in the year 1908 and a run of only 600 were produced. The pallat (fork) are with sapphire stones which are low grade diamonds. This is a high quality piece and made in the USA of coarse!
ROCKFORD 118 SIZE GOLD CHOO CHOO BACK COIN SILVER LARGE CASE WELL SERVICED MOVEMENT PRIVATE NAME ON DIAL 1883
STOCK NUMBER #ROCKFORD325------This Rockford pocket watch is a brilliant piece indeed. This is a huge coin silver swing out case and signed "Waltham Coin" and the serial number is 70,122. Across this monster case is almost 60mm and must be 4 0r 5 ounces of silver as it is that big. The crystal is glass and perfect. Now for the good part lol, The train on the back is not worn! it is prob 90% excellent and crisp. The dial is from the Rockford factory though has a private name and it reads "I.G Dillon, Wheeling W.Va". Dillion's was a famous early dept store that sold Vacheron watches and only high grade Rogers Sterling silver sets etc. This is no different as this is a Rockford top of the line movement model 4 from 1883! There are 15 clean and inspected jewels to this nickel finished Rockford movement and yes it is a stem wind and lever set model. The serial number for this gem is 194,508 which tells me this piece was produced only 8 years after the factory opened as this piece was produced in the year 1883 as mentioned prior and keeps amazing time as I have serviced this Rockford with a new mainspring and it really is a small piece of history you can enjoy!
ILLINOIS "WASHINGTON WATCH" 12 SIZE "ARMY & NAVY" MOVEMENT GOLD FILLED HUNTER MODEL WELL SERVCIED 1909
STOCK NUMBER # WASHINGTON60--------This particular pocket watch was part of a run of only 500 though only 20 produced and signed as "Army and Navy" and here is such an example. Across this 12 size hunter model Illinois factory" Washington Watch" is 50mm so easy to carry in a vest or pants pocket. The case is signed "C.W.C.Co, Trade Mark" and the serial number is 1,746,854. The lid pops open perfectly and the crystal glass, never cheap plastic. The dial has changes though clean and original. I have restored this 12 size Washington Watch to perfection and a new mainspring was installed for sure. Only mobious oils used on the 19 jewels as they are perfect and inspected of coarse! Notice the jewels are all in seated screw down gold jewel settings. This is a grade 273, model 2 and from the year 1909. Next to the ratchet wheel on the barrel bridge it does read "Army & Navy". the serial number for this 12 size movement is 1,749,314 and again from the year 1909. On a closing note this is a stem wind and stem set model.
ILLINOIS "5TH PINION" KEY WIND OR CROWN WID MODEL 1 POCKET WATCH COIN SILVER HEAVY CASE AND WELL SERVICED 19885!
STOCK NUMBER #ILLINOIS6330--------I can tell you the scans do not do justice to this Illinois pocket watch from the year 1885. As clean as can be and properly serviced with a new old stock Illinois mainspring. The hands are thick railroad pieces and the crystal is glass not a flaw. The dial is excellent with a few faint lines and I mean faint. Across this thick and heavy coin silver case is 55mm so it is an 18 size for sure. The case is signed "A.W.C.Co, coin silver". The serial number for this open face gem is 74,583. Now for the good part, In the movement you have normally , escape wheel, 3rd wheel, 4th wheel and center wheel, In this Illinois mode l3 grade 101 you have a "fifth pinion" that allows you to wind this pocket watch with a key and or crown and not common at all. I can also tell you there are 11 clean and inspected jewels to this Illinois pocket watch. This piece is a run of only 100! yes only 100 no errors on this fact. The serial number for this Illinois movement is 275,652 which places this piece to the year 1885 and a few winds of the key or the crown and off it goes to keep great time. A key and chain are added at no extra cost.
ILLINOIS PRIVATE "J.W BOONE, ATLANTA GA" SIGNED ENAMEL DIAL PERFECTLY SERVICED 16 SIZE 17 JEWELS YEAR 1900
STOCK NUMBER #BOONE(ILLINOIS)1670--------A super clean interesting Illinois enamel dial signed "J.W Boone Atlanta Ga". The enamel double sunk dial does have a few issues at the 11 position and 7 spots though very clean indeed. The hands are Illinois thick spade railroad pieces. The crystal is glass and not a flaw perfect! This gold filled case across is 50mm so it is a 16 size piece. This case is signed "Duber warranted Gold Filled" and the serial number is 10,601,179. Please notice the "Half moon" click which is found on a few Illinois pocket watch movements. The movement is with a beautiful "wave" damskeen design and written adjusted on the barrel bridge. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this gem and this is a stem wind and lever set from the 1:30 position. The serial number for this Illinois movement is 1,519,812 which tells me it is from the year 1909 all factory in house produced in the USA. As this piece has been serviced the proper way expect a great time keeper. On a closing note there are no personal engravings on this case.
HOWARD, SERIES 6, GOLD FILLED SIGNED CASE ENAMEL DIAL 23 JEWELS 12 SIZE MOVEMENT WELL SERVCIED, YEAR 1912
STOCK NUMBER # HOWARD1670-------As clean as can be is this perfectly serviced E.Howard pocket watch and it is a 12 size series 6 model 912. The case across is 48mm and this is a thin case so can fit into a vest pocket with ease! The case serial number is 1,006,718. The dial is enamel and very clean with bold Roman numerals. The hands are Howard spade railroad pieces and the crystal is glass not a flaw. The movement is indeed with 23 clean and inspected jewels. This is a stem wind and a stem set movement. Under the balance it does read "adjusted 5 positions". The serial number for this double roller balance wheel pocket watch movement is 1,203,953 which tells me this American made E.Howard was produced in the year 1912.
ROCKFORD 16 SIZE GOLD FILLED HUNTER CASE WELL SERVICED 1904
STOCK NUMBER #ROCKFORD865------This is a freshly serviced Rockford made in the USA in the year 1904. The case is a hunter model and it is gold filled . This case is signed "Keystone Watch Case" and the serial number is 6,707,260. Across this case is 52mm. The dial is enamel and very clean wit ha few faint lines. The hands are thin spade and the hunter crystal is glass. This is a stem wind and a stem set model 3 Rockford movement and it is a grade 610 which tells me it was produced with 7 jewels and all jewels have been inspected and cleaned properly. The serial number for this movement is 646,872 which again tells me it was produced at the Rockford factory in the year 1904. A few winds and off it goes to keep proper time indeed.
COLUMBUS "NORTH STAR" COIN SILVER CASE WELL SERVCIED 1891
STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM66520------I have for sale a fully serviced Columbus pocket watch and it is a stem wind and stem set 18 size movement. Made in the U.S.A at the Columbus factory in the year 1891. This case is coin silver and across it is 56mm and no personal engravings. The serial number for this case is 320,204 and signed "A.W.C.Co". The dial is very interesting with the Arabic numbers in fancy script closures. The dial has a few faint lines but not Earth shattering at all. The hands are thin railroad pieces and of coarse like all my pocket watches this crystal is glass and flawless. The movement is well serviced and there are 15 clean and inspected jewels and signed "North Star" on the barrel bridge. The serial number for this 18 size Columbus movement is 218,528 which again places this stunning piece to the year 1891 :-)
WALTHAM 16 SIZE GOLD FILLED CASE IN CASE RARE INDEED AND WELL SERVCIED
STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM66520------Very different for sure. I have for sale a fully serviced 16 size 17 jewel Waltham pocket watch with a gold filled case in case arrangement as the scans show you clearly. This is a gold filled outer shell with an inner gold filled movement holder ring that fits into the outer shell. The case is signed 6586 "Imperial" and extra clean. Across this case is 54mm. The dial is double sunk railroad quality and with spade railroad hands. The movement is a model 1899 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. Notice the jewels are all in raised solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this Waltham 16 size stem wind and stem set model is 25,256,576 which tells me it was produce din the year 1926 and runs like day one as the movement is that clean!
ELGIN SERVCIED 18 SIZE IN SHIPPING METAL CONTAINER CANADIAN ENAMEL DIAL REALLY DIFFERENT! 1896
STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN3447------This is a different piece for sure. This is an 18 size stem wind and stem set movement with a Canadian enamel 24 hour dial and this railroad spade hands. The container is brass plated nickel and with the two side covered in the original glass discs. The movement has been cleaned and serviced properly and there are 7 clean and inspected jewels to this curiosity piece. The serial number for this movement is 6,949,037 which tells me this piece was produced in the Elgin USA factory in the year 1896. Over 122 years young and keeps great time indeed. Across this metal shipping case is 50mm so again this is an 18 size movement.
WALTHAM 16 SIZE BARTLETT MODEL 1908 17 JEWELS AND WELL SERVCIED 1909
STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM270-------I have for sale a newly serviced Waltham made in the USA pocket watch and it keeps awesome time indeed. This is a 16 size piece and across this gold filled case is 50mm and it comes with a new old stock glass crystal. The case is signed " Fortune A.W.C.Co" and the case serial number is 849,812. The enamel dial has a few lines and the price reflects this as it is a double sunk Canadian 24 hour dial with gold hands which is unusual. This is a model 1908 and it is a stem wind and a stem set model with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The serial number for this Bartlett model 1908 Waltham is 17,113,089 which tells me it was produced in the year 1909. Clean and keeps great time once again ;-)
HOWARD SERIES 3, 18 SIZE IMPECCABLY SERVCIED MOVEMENT KEY WIND AND KEY SET FROM THE BACK IN A GOLD FILLED CASE 1862
STOCK NUMBER # HOWARD99960-------I have for sale a Howard pocket watch from Roxbury Mass South of Boston Mass and it was produced during the "American Civil War" in the year 1862. Needless to say the case is not original to this piece but really compliments this serviced movement to no end. Across this gold filled clean case is 58mm so again it is an 18 size by American standards. The case is signed "guaranteed Essex Columbia", "20 years" and the case serial number is 766,733. The dial is enamel with a crack around the trim but for an Enamel dial form 1862 I am more than please with the all over condition. The hands are thin railroad style and the crystal is glass and not a flaw. This is a super clean and serviced properly 18 size series "3" movement and it is an 18 size. This piece is a key wind and set from the back and both notches turn smoothly. There are 15 clean and inspected jewels and all are perfect. The low serial number for this series "3" Howard movement is 3,866 which agian tells me it is from the year 1862 and keeps time indeed as it is that clean. When you push down on the crown the lids pops open to a perfect 90 degree angle.
KF SALESMAN SAMPLE OF CALIBER 260 POCKET WATCH NEW OLD STOCK AND CLEANED! 1949
STOCK NUMBER # KF90-------This is a really neat and different piece as it is Swiss made at the K.F factory and it is a 12 size by American standards and across it is 44mm. The salesman gave this out to their best customers as a sample. This piece was perfect never used as it truly is new old stock. Even the acrylic crystals are factory original. This 260 K.F movement has been serviced and runs perfectly. Era for this neat piece is 1949.
WALTHAM 16 SIZE PS BARTLETT 17 JEWELS GOLD FILLED CASE IMPECCABLE CONDITION AND SERVICED PROPERLY 1914
STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM9660-------As the scans show you this P.S Bartlett Waltham movement is near perfect mint condition. This is a 16 size pocket watch and it is a stem wind and stem set piece. The dial is double sunk enamel and the hands are Waltham thin spade piece. The crystal is glass and perfect. The back is a screw in gold filled piece with no personal engravings. The case is signed "Keystone Watch Case" and the case serial number is 9,298,024. The movement is with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The movement agian is nearly flawless as it is over 100 years old! The serial number for this Waltham pocket watch movement is 19,005,215 and this number tells me it was produced in the year 1914. Super clean, serviced and ready to be worn every day!
ILLINOIS PRIVATE NAME ENAMEL DIAL 17 JEWELS 3 FINGER BRIDGE AND SERVICED 1898
STOCK NUMBER # CHAS300--------I have for sale a gold filled case Illinois 17 jewel 3 finger bridge movement and it has been properly serviced for sure. This case is gold filled and across it is 53mm so this is an American 16 size pocket watch open face. This is a lever set and stem wind pocket watch and the 3 finger bridge is a not a common movement. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels and the serial number for this clean movement is 1,313,090 which tells me this pocket watch was produced in the year 1898. The dial is a private name and it reads "Chas L Giering, Middletown N.Y". The hands are open end and from the Illinois watch factory. The dial is a double sunk piece and very clean for it's age. The case has a nice homemade pattern on the back and with no personal engravings. This piece has been cleaned properly and serviced with the utmost care possible so expect a good solid time keeper ;-)
HAMILTON 18 SIZE STEM WIND LEVER SET POCKET WATCH GOLD INLAY CHOO CHOO TRAIN CASE AND SERVICED 1905
HAMILTON 12 SIZE GOLD FILLED SIGNED CASE MODEL 912 AND SERVICED 1938
STOCK NUMBER # HAMILTON8270-------Just freshly serviced is this Hamilton gold filled size 12 pocket watch and it keeps great time for sure. As this is a 12 size it is only 46mm across and thin so it can be worn in a pants or vest pocket for sure. This is a Hamilton gold filled signed case and the back is hinged. The case serial number is 825,747. The dial is metal and factory Hamilton. The hands are open spade and from the Hamilton factory. The movement has been well serviced and it is a 17 jewel caliber 912 from the year 1938. Please notice the jewels are all in solid gold jewel settings. This is a a stem wind and a stem set piece. There is a personal engraving on the back of the case.
WALTHAM 12 SIZE RIVERSIDE 19 JEWELS AND WELL SERVICED GOLD FILLED CASE 1908
ELGIN PRIVATE LABEL ENAMEL DIAL 17 JEWELS 18 SIZE AND SERVICED 1906
HAMPDEN COIN SILVER CASE HUNTER MODEL IN AN OPEN FACE CASE 18 SIZE AND WELL SERVICED 1914
ILLINOIS 16 SIZE "TIME KING" 19 JEWELS STUNNING 2 TONE MOVEMENT GOLD FLASHED SCREWS AND SERVICED 1920
HAMILTON WHITE GOLD FILLED 12 SIZE MODEL 912 AND SERVICED 1939
E.HOWARD WHITE GOLD FILLED SIGNED CASE WOODEN SELLING BOX & PAPERS AND SERVICED 12 SIZE 1917
BURLINGTON (ILLINOIS) 16 SIZE 19 JEWELS SERVICED POCKET WATCH 1901
HAMILTON MODEL 912, 12 SIZE SERVICED POCKET WATCH
WALTHAM GOLD FILLED AND FULLY SERVICED 15 JEWELS
IMPORTANT CANADIAN POCKET WATCH.
ELGIN KEY WIND "B. W. RAYMOND" EARLY SERIAL NUMBER COIN SILVER CASE AND SERVICED
AMERICAN & CANADIAN POCKET WATCHES Pg. 1 Pg. 2 Pg. 3 Pg. 4
AMERICAN & CANADIAN POCKET WATCHES Pg. 6 Pg. 7
RAILROAD POCKET WATCHES Pg. 1 Pg. 2 Pg. 3
GOLD POCKET WATCHES Pg. 1 Pg. 2 Pg. 3
SWISS & EURO POCKET WATCHES Pg. 1 Pg. 2
SMALL CLOCKS Pg. 1