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WALTHAM "G.T. DIAL" UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR POCKET WATCH PERFECTLY SERVICED WHITE GF RAILROAD CASE 16 SIZE 1924
STOCK NUMBER# WALTHAM340-------I have for sale a perfectly serviced "Vanguard" grade, model 1908 pocket watch from the American Waltham watch factory near Boston Mass. This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set railroad pocket watch movement and one of the best produced at their factory. Across this white gold filled case is 53mm. The back is a screw in and with a mirror finish no personal engravings at all. The case on the inside of the back is signed "N.A.W.C.co" and the serial number is 465,253 and it is 14 karat white gold filled "King" and a patent railroad model case. The hands are thick railroad spade pieces and for this model. The dial is a military piece as it is marked "G.T" at the top of the sweep second circle and not many produced with this dial so really hard to come by. The wind up and down hand at the 12 position is to indicate how much time on the pocket watch is left so you know when to wind it. This is again a model 1908 grade, Vanguard movement with 23 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice all jewels are in solid raised gold jewel settings. The checkered damskeen pattern is crisp and excellent. This is a "Lossier" terminal hairspring which translate to less positional errors and indeed this is a fact. I have changed the main spring in this 16 size movement and as it has been service properly this piece keeps within a second or two in 24 hours all 6 positions as marked on the barrel bridge. The serial number for this serviced gem is 24,568,845 which places this "GT" dial up and down pocket watch to the year 1924. As clean as can be and keeps once again better than railroad time!
ILLINOIS "SANGAMO" 21 JEWEL SCEPTER CHROMED CASE 16 SIZE FULLY SERVICED MODEL 5 1908
STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS325------- I have just fully serviced this 16 size Sangamo Illinois pocket watch and I did install a new main spring. This is a model 5 with 21 jewels and a run of only 500! Across this chromed railroad case is 52mm and no personal engravings at all. The case is signed "Scepter" and the serial number is 0,242,065. The dial is gothic style and railroad approved double sunk. This is an enamel dial with a few lines here or there but not Earth shattering as the scan shows you clearly. The hands are medium spade railroad pieces and mint. The serial number for this 16 size stem wind and lever set railroad pocket watch movement is 2,042,358 which tells me this gem is from the year 1908 and proudly produced at the Illinois watch factory in the USA. This is a double roller model and adjusted to 6 positions and temperature. The chain is included and really a top shelf piece from the Illinois factory. On a closing note, please notice all jewels are in screw down solid gold jewel settings and the damskeen pattern is crisp and sharp.
ILLINOIS 23 JEWELS 18 SIZE BUNN SPECIAL STEM WIND LEVER SET RAILROAD MOVEMENT & SEE THROUGH GF CASE GOTHIC DIAL 18 SIZE PERFECTLY SERVICED! 1912
STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS320------- A spectacular timepiece is right here in front of you. this is a top of the line Illinois pocket watch Bunn Special" with 23 ruby jewels and each jewel has been inspected and cleaned of coarse. This is a see through case so you can see the 18 size stem wind and lever set movement function safely and securely in this gold filled case which is 55mm across. Both sides have glass crystals. The dial is an Illinois "Gothic" enamel double sunk railroad dial and the hands are thick Illinois railroad pieces. I will add there are a few lines in this original dial though not Earth shattering at all but must be mentioned. The 23 jewels are all in solid gold screw in settings and perfect. This Illinois "Wavy" damskeen design is crisp and sharp and just stunning. The serial number for this 18 size Bunn Special movement is 246,705 which dates this piece to the year 1912. I have serviced this gem as always the proper way with a new mainspring so expect a true railroad time keeper indeed. This is a grade "Bunn Special" and a model 6 and a part of a run of only 300 produced. One wind of the crown and off it goes to a perfect rotation of the balance wheel as it is that clean ;-)
WALTHAM "U.S ARMY A.C" VANGUARD MODEL UP AND DOWN WIND INDICATOR 16 SIZE PERFECTLY SERVICED AND HARD TO FIND 1931
STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM125-------A "Blue Moon" piece indeed is here for sale and it is a great time keeper indeed as I have like all pieces here at Darlor serviced this gem properly with a new Waltham 1908 mainspring. This is a rare movement as it is an up and down wind indicator marked "U.S. Army, A.C" just under the balance wheel as the scan shows you clearly. This is a 3 piece gold filled case and across it is 52mm. Signed on the inside of the back of the case it reads "Keystone, Victory" and the serial number is 4,888,060 as well there are no personal engravings on this case and the crystal is semi domed and made out of glass. The dial is double sunk enamel with a line or two but truly not Earth shattering at all. The hands are vanguard Waltham pieces and excellent as you can see. There are 23 clean and inspected jewels to this 16 size stem wind and lever set piece and notice please all jewels are in solid gold press in settings. Even the center wheel is casted in solid 10k gold! This one has it all and the damskeen pattern is near perfect. This piece meets Army standards and it is timed to 6 position and temperature. In civilian life this is the top of the line genuine railroad model pocket watch from the year 1931 as the movement serial number 27,443,585. This piece is a run of only 1000 pieces from the USA Waltham factory near Boston Mass. Again keeps perfect time and serviced perfectly with the "Army movement!
SOLD in 24 hours!!!!
ELGIN B.W. RAYMOND 23 JEWEL MOTOR BARREL, BOX & PAPERS COMPLETE SET SERVICED 1938
STOCK NUMBER# ELGIN44280------- This I assure you will not find at Wal-Mart!!
I have for sale a fully restore near perfect Elgin 16 size motor barrel "B.W.Raymond" model and it really is pristine as the scans clearly show you. The box and warranty card serial numbers match this 16 size Elgin movement so it is complete and no fooling around, This item even has the soft pouch that it was sold with. Across this Elgin gold filled singed case is 50mm so again it is a 16 size stem wind and lever set model. The case serial number is 93,042 and signed 10K gold filled. The crystal is glass and perfect no personal engravings on the mirror finish back. The dial is perfect not a flaw and enamel needless to say as well as these original hands. Please notice the motor barrel on this top of the line Elgin movement and large barrel jewel has been inspected and held in by a large solid gold bushing screwed into place. The entire train (wheels) are in seated screw down gold jewel settings. The serial number for this 16 size 23 jewel movement is 37,754,832 which places this serviced gem to the year 1938 USA factory made. This really is the best of the best. This is a model 15 and grade 540 of only a run of 1000 pieces for this 1938 pocket watch. As mentioned this is a lever set stem wind genuine railroad pocket watch and as I write down the description it sits in front of me ticking up a storm with a beautiful swing of the balance as it has been serviced properly of coarse. As clean as can be with all the "bells and whistles!".
HAMPDEN NEW RAILWAY 21 JEWELS THICK GLASS CRYSTAL WELL SERVICED AWESOME BOXCAR ENAMEL DIAL 1915
STOCK NUMBER#HAMPDEN4800-------I love the thick glass crystal on this genuine railroad pocket watch. The glass crystal is aprox 5mm high! Across this railroad case is 53mm so it is a 16 size stem wind and lever set model. The case is clean and it is signed "Derby" with the serial number 3,725,975 and produced in Sherbrooke Quebec Canada east of Montreal 1.5 hours by car in the Eastern townships. The dial is double sunk railroad grade with bold thick Arabic box numbers. The hands are mid spade railroad pieces and original for sure. The movement is a stem wind and lever set, model 5 with 21 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice the jewels are all in raised solid gold jewel settings and the "wavy" damskeen pattern is crisp and beautiful. The serial number for this movement is 3,326,282 which places this America made piece from Canton Ohio to the year 1915. They really got this one right didn't they!
NEW COLUMBUS RARE 2 TONE MOVEMENT AND SIGNED ENAMEL DIAL. WELL SERVCIED 18 SIZE AND JUST SIMPLY STUNNING! 1900
STOCK NUMBER # COLUMBUS850-------This is a super clean and well serviced piece with a new mainspring and glass crystal. Across this gold filled 18 size case is 55mm. The case is signed "Columbia" and the serial number is 33,400. The dial is enamel and notice it is signed "New Columbus, 17 jewels" which is really hard to find. The hands are fancy tips and for this movement for sure. This is once again a fully serviced 18 size stem wind and lever set Columbus movement and there are 17 clean and inspected jewels all which are cased is solid screw down jewel settings. The damskeen pattern on this new Columbus movement is two tone and very crisp and clean as the scans show you. The serial number for this gem is 363,821 which places this in house American made Columbus pocket watch to the year 1900. Clean, beautiful and keeps excellent time indeed.
ILLINOIS 23 JEWELS 16 SIZE BUNN SPECIAL 60 HOURS TYPE 111 RARE AND PERFECT ENAMEL BUNN SPECIAL DIAL THIS PIECE IS MINT!!!!!! 1929
STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS80-------As good as it gets when it comes to Illinois Railroad grade pocket watches and this piece is flawless with a perfect and I mean mint enamel 60 hour Bunn Special dial! This is a 16 size piece and across this case is 56mm. The is a 3 piece 10 karat gold filled case and signed "Illinois model 28 by the Keystone case company with the serial number 9,715,004. The crystal is mint and thick glass. The dial again is mint 100% perfect not a flaw and rare I say this. The hands are Illinois thick railroad spade pieces and for this model type 3 movement and it is a grade 14 from the Illinois factory. This was a run of only 1000 pieces and I am certain not many out there in this minty condition as the scans can't lie! This is a motor barrel Bunn special 60 hour movement and it is a double roller model with 23 clean and inspected jewels. Please notice all jewels are in raised solid gold screwed in jewel settings. The damskeen pattern is crisp. On the barrel bridge it is written "Adjusted 6 positions and Temp". The serial number for this rare piece is 52,40,878 which tells me this Illinois 60 hour Bunn special was produced at the Illinois Watch factory in the year 1929. As clean as can be and keeps perfect time in 6 positions as I have serviced this rare piece with T.L.C ;-)
SOLD!!!! in 5 days!!!!
ILLINOIS 23 JEWELS 18 SIZE BUNN SPECIAL PERFECTLY SERVICED , SWING OUT GOLD FILLED CASE IMPECCABLE CONDITION! RUN OF ONLY 400 PIECES ! 1912
STOCK NUMBER # ILLINOIS4000-------This is a super clean piece and serviced the proper way so rest assured it does in fact keep railroad time. This is a swing out gold filled case and across it is 55mm signed "Keystone watch case, J Boss, 25 years extra" and the serial number is 6,629,961. The dial is double sunk railroad and gothic Arabic numbers with red increments of 5 minutes on the outside as the scan shows you. The hands are medium spade railroad pieces. The crystal is glass no flaws at all it is perfect. The movement is with a beautiful wavy damskeen pattern and crisp. This is a model 6 and only a run of 400 so not so easy to find as a matter of fact rarer than the 24 jewel model! this is a Bunn special 18 size and the serial number for this stem wind and lever set railroad piece is 2,409,062 which places this piece to the year 1912. Notice please that all inspected 23 jewels are all in large solid gold jewel settings and screwed down. A few winds of this crown and off it goes to keeps fantastic time. On a closing note there were only 400 produced in this run so again not so easy to come by ;-)
WALTHAM "ICONIC" C.P.R BEAVER CANADIAN RAILROAD POCKET WATCH ROLLED GOLD CASE PERFECTLY SERVICED 16 SIZE 1913
STOCK NUMBER# WALTHAM28770-------Here is another museum watch with a C.P.R Beaver shield. C.P.R stands for "Canadian Pacific Railroad" and produced for C.P.R and brought in by Vern Pickersgill out of Winnipeg Manitoba way back when. This is a 16 size 20 year gold filled case and quite clean at that! Across it is 50mm so it is a 16 size once again and stem wind lever set. This is a model 1908 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. Notice all jewels are in raised screw down jewel settings. The center wheel is solid gold and . The serial number for this scarce movement is 19,030,462 which dates this Waltham pocket watch CPR movement to the year 1913 100 years old and runs like day one as it has been serviced the proper way and of coarse a new mainspring installed! On the barrel bridge it is etched "5 positions". Please be assured this piece keeps railroad time with ease.. The hands are Waltham thick spade pieces and the enamel dial is double sunk and a Canadian model as it has the inner 13-24 Arabic numbers and super clean with a faint line or two as well this is a Canadian enamel double sunk dial with the inner 13 to 24 Arabic numbers. The crystal is glass and flawless. A really iconic piece and a must for any Railroad collector.
SOLD ;-) ....To a genuine retired C.P.R engineer in B.C.
WALTHAM "INCREDIBLE FIND" CANADIAN RAILWAY TIME SERVICE POCKET WATCH GOLD FILLED DISPLAY CASE 1ST RUN OF ONLY 100! 1897
STOCK NUMBER# WALTHAM2010-------Another museum piece for sale and serviced as always the proper way never a short cut taken and only added a new Waltham mainspring for this model 1883 "Canadian Railway time Service" piece. This is a display case and made of gold filled material. Across this piece is 55mm and with both sides having perfect glass crystals. This is an 18 size stem wind and stem set first generation movement with an original Waltham double sunk early railroad dial with a line or two not Earth shattering though they are there. The hands are thin railroad Waltham spade pieces and for this model. This CRTS model is part of the "Appleton & Tracey" family and out of this first run there are only 1000 produced and 200 CRTS, and of coarse the other 800 are stamped Appleton & Tracey. The serial number for this 17 jewel movement is 7,453,834 which places this American made marvel to the year 1897 yes 1897! Notice please all jewels have been inspected and are in seated solid gold jewel settings. Even the screws are flashed gold though the scans don't show them well enough. In 30 years as a certified watchmaker I have had only 4 of this Canadian highly sought after pieces as they are truly very uncommon to hit the market though here you have it serviced properly and keeps amazing time indeed ;-)
WALTHAM 23 JEWEL MODEL 1892 "UNIQUE" WALTHAM FACTORY DIAL AND SERVICED PERFECTLY, DIAMOND END STONE 1904
STOCK NUMBER# WALTHAM4200-------I will start by saying this unique Waltham factory dial has flaws though clean and totally original and really not a common piece at all and if your a true collector then you know this. I have for sale a 23 jewel model 1893, 18 size Waltham serviced pocket watch and in a sterling silver super clean case. Across this pocket watch is 58mm so it is an 18 size indeed. The case is signed "A.W.C.Co, sterling" and the serial number is 971,818. There is a name engraved on the inside of the back of the case and can be removed once bought. The hands are medium thick spade railroad hands and the crystal is glass not a flaw. This is a model 1892 movement as mentioned prior, and there are 23 clean and inspected jewels. The jewels are all in solid gold raised settings and perfect at that! The damskeen pattern is brilliant and notice the micro rotor had a solid gold regulator "Star". On the balance cock there is a genuine diamond end stone and as well under the dial there is a diamond end stone or a "cap jewel" as some call it. The serial number for this movement is 14,000,234 which tells me this gem was made at the Waltham American factory in the year 1904. Serviced the proper way so expect a great time keeper indeed.
WALTHAM "C.P.R BEAVER" 18 SIZE POCKET WATCH PERFECTLY SERVCIED BEAUTIFUL GOLD FILLED CASE ONLY 500 PRODUCED 1892
STOCK NUMBER# WALTHAM1260-------Another CPR Beaver Waltham pocket watch restored by Darlor Watch and it is a beauty! This is an 18 size by American standards and across this gold filled case is 55mm. The case is super clean and with a crisp design on the back. The serial number for this gold filled "Fortune" signed case is 198,193. The dial is a double sunk enamel Waltham factory dial and nearly perfect no kidding with original hands and new glass perfect crystal. This is an 18 size model 1883 movement and only 500 produced in this run. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this movement and all the jewels are in screw down solid gold jewel settings. The serial number for this movement is 5,741,437 which tells me this rare bird was produced in the year 1892. Serviced properly you may expect a great time keeper. As clean as can be and not a common pocket watch as the "C.P.R Beaver" shield is highly collectable.
ON HOLD ;-)
ELGIN 23 JEWELS , 18 SIZE "VERITAS" MOTOR BARREL, MODEL FIRST RUN, COIN SILVER SWING OUT HUGE CASE, MOVEMENT SERVICED PROPERLY CIRCA 1900
STOCK NUMBER# ELGIN1260-------This is the first generation Elgin Veritas with the original "Red" Elgin signed enamel double sunk dial. The hands are original and I did replace the glass crystal and it is flawless. This is a big coin silver case with a gold inlay of a choo-choo train on the back. Across this coin silver case is 60mm and signed "A.W.C.Co, Coin", and this erial number for this swing out 18 size case is 356,685. I must mention that this original Red Elgin enamel dial is almost perfect no kidding! There are 23 inspected Ruby jewels to this Elgin Veritas model and it is a class 89, model 8 first run of 2000 pieces produced. The motor barrel has been inspected and a new main spring installed. Notice the jewels are all in raised solid gold jewel settings and the damascened pattern is crisp. The serial number for this 18 size Veritas is 8,400,812 which places this rare bird to the year 1900. As clean as can be and again serviced with never a short cut taken.
HAMILTON 950B AMAZING ALL OVER CONDITION GOLD FILLED SIGNED CASE IMPECCABLY SERVICED 23 JEWELS 16 SIZE 1950
STOCK NUMBER# HAMILTON77770-------As good as one can expect from a 72 year old American made pocket watch as the 950B model is simply the best of the best and in Museum condition. This Hamilton 950B has been restored to perfection and not a stone left unturned. This is a 16 size stem wind and lever set railroad grade pocket watch and it is a model 6 from the Lancaster PA Hamilton factory. Across this gold filled case is 50mm and again signed on the inside with the serial number K-317,112. The dial is enamel and nearly perfect with a tiny line at the 12:30 position and 2:45 and when I tell you tiny I truly mean you can hardly see it and from 12 inches from your eyes it can't be seen though there and must be mentioned. The hands are original and the glass is perfect. This is a signed Hamilton 950B movement with 23 clean and inspected jewels and each jewel is flawless and oiled only with the proper mobious oil. The serial number for this 16 size top of the line railroad pocket watch 950B is S-8233 which places this model 6 movement to the year 1950. There were only 2900 produced of this run and I will say again it is well serviced and keeps dead on time.
WALTHAM "ICONIC" C.P.R BEAVER CANADIAN RAILROAD POCKET WELL SERVICED 16 SZ, 1910
Darlor Watch is a top notch seller and then some. The shipping was fast, the item was securely and safely packed, and the tracking provided quickly. The item was as advertised, with the photos being completely accurate representations of what I received. The watch functions flawlessly, and it's clear total attention was given to the service and restoration. I will most certainly be buying more items from this seller.
MATHEW RYXXXX USA
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.
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 28 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.
ILLINOIS "BUNN SPECIAL" MOTOR BARREL 60 HOUR ! 21 JEWELS DISPLAY BACK RAILROAD CASE WELL SERVICED 1927Hi 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.
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 ;-)
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.
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!
OMEGA "LOUIS BRANDT" ULTRA ULTRA RARE 18 SIZE 23 JEWEL POCKET WATCH "LOANER COIN" AND WOODED BOX 1 OF A KIND!!! 1910
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.
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.
ROCKFORD RARE 16 SIZE UP AND DOWN INDICATOR FULLY SERVICED STUNNING ENGRAVED CASE 1910
STOCK NUMBER# ROCKFORD950--------
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.
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 ;-)
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Dr Robert Thomaxxx New Jersey USA
(Feel free to publish my accolades to you)
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
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)
PS I can email you the entire article with pleasure just Email me firstname.lastname@example.org
LONGINES 23 JEWEL EXPRESS MONARCH (PRIVATE LABEL DIAL AND MOVEMENT) SERVCIED RARE 18 SIZE RAILROAD 1910
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
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.
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 2,476,990. 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 21,554,87 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.
For years and years I wanted an up and down Waltham pocket watch as my Grandfather owned one when he worked for C.P.R and he would let me wind it up and on a side note he knew Mr Kushnir well .
I am amazed how well this pocket watch works! I have had this piece now for two weeks and still keeps perfect time, Thank you for selling this piece to me.
I will pass this one down for many generations to come.
Sincerely Robert G Williston B.C Canada
Yes Peter Kushnir and myself were best friends and sadly he passed away aprox 5 years ago and so did copious amounts of knowledge went with him as he was a master's master watchmaker, though he did pass much skills onto myself which has put me over the top and i still miss him and his deep Ukrainian accent.
Be well an healthy in this new year
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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.
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.
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.
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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!!!!!