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Fine & Rare Railroad and Chronometer Pocket Watches for Sale
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All of our pocket watches here have been hand selected for their technical prowess, rarity, condition and good working order. These pocket watches are special and represent the very best of American manufacturing, some going back over 100 years. All movements are in-house calibers. Finish, jewels and adjustments are all considered. All have their original porcelain dials that have no cracks or hairlines. All are guaranteed to be housed in their original case and contain their original components. Pocket watches of this grade would cost thousands of dollars to manufacture today; and would retail for several thousands more. These watches make a whimsical, historic and affordable gift or addition to a fine collection. Furthermore, when selecting these fine watches, I choose ones that have evidence of actual service history instead of pocket watches that were never used as their intended purpose. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Rare Official Military Issue Waltham Pocket Watch all Original in Pristine Condition Size 16s
Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch 14k GF Sought After Caliber 992 Vintage 1920s
Antique 16s E.Howard Series 11 Railroad chronometer all original 1917 21 jewels
Up for sale is a beautiful 16 size E. Howard Series 11 Rail Road chronometer in the original gold filled Keystone extra case. This all original watch was made in 1917, and has 21 jewels!
Movement: This watch runs well and keeps good time. The Rail Road grade movement has 21 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions and temperature. This movement is all original and in great condition.
Dial: The original dial is in really great condition.
Case: The original gold filled Keystone extra case is in good condition, just showing normal pocket wear and with some slight dents on the back. The front cover screws on and off as it should; the back flips out and so it is important to pull out the stem first to avoid damage. This is a really nice watch!
This watch is ready to carry or display.
Waltham Premier Vanguard 23 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Size 16S
B. Haas Neveux & Cie., Geneve Swiss, No. 59340 vintage 1918. Fine 18k solid gold and enamel, ultra thin keyless dress watch.
In house nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered matte guilloché dial, outer polished chapter ring with custom lettering, outer calibrated minute track, engraved circular case, back cover with engraved sunburst motif enhanced with floral and swags, surrounded by a blue enamel border, front with blue enamel border, both bezel and back rim with leaf motif, sapphire-set crown, case and movement signed by maker, dial is unsigned. 45mm diam. Loop on opposite side of crown.
AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING ON OR AFTER JUNE 20, 2014
Two similar previous sales found in the past two decades; one by Antiquorum in 1992 at approximately $9,000USD and the other at Christies in 2013 at approximately $5,000 USD for an average price of $7,000 USD. URLs below will bring you to these sales records:
Vintage Illinois Bunn Railroad Size 16S 21 Jewel Rare 3-Hinge Highly Decorated Pocket Watch
Case Manufacture: Chicago Watch Case Co.
Case Serial #: 1348474
Case Diameter: 50.5 mm
Case Height Over Bow: 69.6 mm
Thickness: 15.4 mm over crystal
Weight: 100.2 g's entire watch
Markings On Inner Cover: C.W.C.Co., Star Moon Logo, Warranted Cresent 25 Years
Description - Condition :
Beautiful designed CWCCo. signed yellow gold filled open face triple hinge case.
My opinion Chicago Watch Case made the best cases out there.
It does have light vintage carry and use scratches which is common with a watch of its age.
Has initials on back dust cover inside -see pictures
No initials on outside cover.
Very nice detail with some wear.
The bow is tight and stands on it's own.
The crown has good fluting for winding and setting the watch.
The front and rear covers open and closed as designed hinges are good.
The case is in great shape for being old and vintage, it is nice & clean and has a beautiful shine.
Nickel with a bright ray damaskeened finish, Nice and clean looking.
It has red ruby gold cased screw down jewel sets, and gold drive train with black filled lettering.
Open face stem wind and lever set movement, It winds and sets as designed.
The balance wheel is flat and true with a nice swing.
The dial and hands:
Bright white porcelain Illinois signed beautiful designed Red Dot double sunk 12-hour dial.
Comes with black Arabic numerals and red dots on five minute markers.
Stick markers for minutes.
New old stock cobalt blue spade hands for hour and minutes.
Sub second dial at the 6 o'clock position that sets the dial off just right.
New old stock thick glass crystal, nice has one very small chip on outer rim at 6 o'clock.
Vacheron & Constantin Military Chronograph WWI Army Corps of Engineers Very Rare
The case of this pocket watch is 900 fine silver and in excellent condition. The dial is also very clean apart from the dissipated lume on the numerals - no hairlines or cracks. In many cases you find this watch with all its lume gone and in most cases incorrect replacement hands due to the fear of the radioactivity of the lume used at the time. Of course, any type of radioactive material on this watch is no longer radioactive due to the age and posed no risk. The hands still have nearly all their lume and still have a blue hue to them. The case number is 241034, the movement number is 384852, and the movement is a 20-jewel movement with a straight line lever escapement and a 19 lignes size. Very high end column wheel chronograph made in-house by Vacheron. The earlier serial numbers as pointed out in many studies of this watch were likely outsourced to Nardin because V&C was not prepared for such a large order. This piece is a true V&C movement. There is high-end gold gilding on this entire movement, not specified as a requirement of the order, but a very expensive nice touch by Vacheron. Quite nice, this watch will certainly give you bragging rights. Appraised values for this rare bird with all its original parts, I've seen up to $20k in mint condition by a couple certain high-end auction houses. While others that have been modified through the years can be had for $2-3k. This piece is all original and in excellent condition to boot which is extremely hard to find.
The pocket watch chronograph measures 52 mm wide, 65 mm from the crown to the bottom, and 14.5 mm thick.
The document in the pictures details the order for the time only version of this. So they ordered both the chronographs and time only pieces of similar specs. I've not been able to find the doc copy of the chronograph order. If anyone out there has it feel free to send it to me. Thanks!
Vacheron & Constantin Army Corps of Engineers Chronometer Time Only Version for Sale
Dedicated articles about this watch
heritage.vacheron-constantin.com/en2/heritage/XX#1918-Corps-of-Engineers-pocket-chronographVacheron Heritage Site
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Hamilton Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Caliber 992 Gold Filled Double Hinged Reverse
Rare Hampden Grand Dueber Size 20s 17 Jewel Adjusted Chronometer Grade Pocket Watch
Antique Railroad 18s 21J Rockford King Edward Pocket Watch - Rarest 10/10 on a 10 pt. Scale; 350 Total Production
Chronometer & RR Grade Hampden Watch Co. Springfield MA 20s Very Early ca. 1885
Hamilton 21J 992B 16s RAILWAY SPECIAL, 6 Pos. Adj. Railroad Pocket Watch, Ca.1965 Model 15
Vintage 1911 Elgin Veritas 23 Jewel Railroad Pocket Watch Montgomery Dial
Howard 12s Vintage 1917 Double Hinged Case Near Mint Extra-Thin Pocket Watch 3 Adj. 17j
Vintage 1942 Hamilton Official Military Issue Chronograph WWII Model 23 Military Navigation Pocket Watch and Original Marine Box
High Quality Vintage Chains and Fobs
Vintage 1920s Pocket Watch Clasp Chain Very Cool Design Brass 15.5"
Vintage 1940s Gold Filled Pocket Watch Chain with Real Moss Agate Fob - Rare
Antique Vintage 1900 Heavy and Rare Chain Design 14" T-bar Style Pocket Watch Chain
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