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  A Scarce 18S M0del 4 Rockford

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Hamilton's lever-set variant of the 16-size 974 constituted only about 25% of total production, and this very clean example has both a 4-foot dial and a two-screw crown wheel. Dating from around WWI, it was just serviced with a new mainspring and a full set of correct hands, and still has its original dust band. The sterling silver case has a blank shield on the back and a new beveled glass crystal.       

  A 16-size Elgin with a Fancy Dial 


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  A M83 Waltham Crescent Street 

  A 17-jewel Waltham Grade 225 

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​​​The Aurora Watch Company was formed in 1883 and made roughly 100,000 watches before failing in 1890, when the equipment was sold to Hamilton. This exceptional 11-jewel variant still has all of its original jeweling and screws, including the upgrade regulator. It's fronted by a correct single-sunk dial and blued spade hands, and housed in a Silverode display case with new crystals and a tight bow.          

​​​The total production of Rockford's scarce Model 4 was only six runs, all of them made before 1890. This fantastic 15-jewel Grade 47 has the square on round pattern, a full set of blued screws, and looks to be an original combination. The DS dial is both correct and flawless behind morning-glory hands, and the Fahy's coin silver case is still in great shape with a tight bow, sharp crown, and a glass crystal.     

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Here's a true railroad watch - Elgin's Father Time. Roughly 60,000 of them were made over a 5-year period starting in 1917, and this lever-set 21-jewel example has gold jewel cups, gilt inlay in the plate engravings, and a full set of matching hardware. The bold Arabic dial is flawless behind the blued spade-and-poker hands and the gold-filled display case has a French bow and NOS glass crystals.

The Illinois 16-size lever-set 706 railroad watch had all the bells and whistles - a gold-plated gear train, 17 jewels in gold settings, a full gilt hardware package, a steel escape wheel, and it was adjusted to four positions. The double-sunk Arabic dial has an edge chip at the upper seconds chapter behind heavy plum hands, and the gold-filled display case has a French bow and matching NOS glass crystals.

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  A Scarce Hampden Grade 108

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  A First-Run M3 Seth Thomas

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  An 18-Size 11-Jewel Aurora

The movement is cleaned and timed, incorrect parts are replaced, and its mainspring is tested. The dial is whitened, all the hands are blued, and the case is degreased in an ultrasonic bath.   

  An Illinois 706 w/ Gilt Package 

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  A Handsome 18S Elgin for Carry 

​​​Not many watches could match Waltham's 18-size M83 Crescent Street for ease-of-service, durability, and pure eye candy. Holding a patent date of 1883, this 15-jewel pendant-set example has one of the turbine patterns with gold jewel settings and blued screws, a flawless double-sunk dial, and matching fleur-de-lis hands. The nickel-silver display case has new beveled glass crystals and a new crown.        

Hampden's 16-size Grade 108 was available in two different styles - the common Model 7 and the rare bridge Model 5. This 17-jewel pendant-set Model 5 is in fantastic shape with gold inlay on the plates and a quilted checkerboard pattern, and is fronted by a flawless double-sunk dial and blued hands. The Wadsworth 20-year gold-filled case has a sharp crown, a French bow, and a new glass crystal.

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The new 18-size Seth Thomas Model 3 replaced the Model 1 in 1888, with roughly 40,000 produced in all variants, and this 7-jewel Grade 33 is from the very first run. This lever-set gilt example carries a full set of blued hardware, a correct single-sunk porcelain Roman dial and blued thin spade hands. The nickel-silver display case has a sharp crown, a tight bow, and matching edge-less glass crystals.        

  A M7 Rockford with Intact L/P

$375 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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Every watch that we sell is thoroughly restored.  

 

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​​​The Rockford Watch Company had several designs that set them apart, including the 18-size Model 7 and its dual Lever/Pendant set mode. This 11-jewel Grade 66 has an intact L/P switch and a full set of blued conical hardware, the single-sunk dial has an edge repair at the lever and matching spade hands, and the heavy nickel-silver display case is perfect for daily carry with glass crystals and a new crown.   

​​​Here's a perfect dress watch - an Elgin with a fancy dial and matching Louis XIV hands. The 7-jewel pendant-set Model 7 has a very pretty pattern on clean plates and is running well after a thorough cleaning. The Arabic radial dial has a hairline at the 20-minute-mark, and the gold-filled Keystone swingcase is in great shape with light even wear, a thick glass crystal, and a blank rear shield. 

  An Elgin 16-size Father Time

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​​​Elgin's 18-size Grade 43 was the first one in their new Model 5, which debuted in 1886, putting this 11-jewel pendant-set example at around 1894. This very handsome piece is perfect for daily carry with a new alloy mainspring and blued screws. It fronts a flawless Roman dial behind matching swelled hands and is housed in a nickel-silver display case with a chain guard and a thick glass front crystal.      

​​​American Waltham's slim 12-size Model 1894 was offered to the public just before the turn of the century and makes a perfect carry watch. This fully jeweled pendant-set example is fronted by a correct double-sunk dial with a single hairline and blued light spade hands. The unusual 25-year gold-filled Mutual case has a fantastic rendering of a ship on the back, a new crown, and an NOS glass crystal.      

  A Hamilton 974 w/ 4-Foot Dial

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$225 shipped anywhere in the continental USA