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  A Hamilton 974 w/ 4-Foot Dial

​​​There is no more important tool to a watchmaker than a quality staking set. The box on this Moseley set has been stripped and refinished, and the anvil was polished and the anvil plate was re-faced. The centering tool and grabber are included, along with 20 stumps and 70 stakes, which were polished out to remove old corrosion scars. The tips have all been trued, checked for breaks, and demagnetized.

​​  A Display Model 3 Hampden

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​​  A Two-Tone M5 Seth Thomas

  An Elgin 16-size Father Time

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$395 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

$575 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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​​The Illinois Watch Company was founded in 1870 as the Springfield Co, continuing until Hamilton took over in 1927. This 17-jewel lever-set example has an uncommon two-tone diamond pattern with an inboard regulator, a single-sunk Arabic dial with hairlines, and correct spade-and-poker hands. The handsome and heavy Silverode display case has a sharp crown, a tight bow, and NOS glass crystals.     

  A First-Run M3 Seth Thomas

  A Two-Tone M83 Waltham ATCo

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.   

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  A Handsome 18S Elgin for Carry 

  A Moseley Staking Set

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$365 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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Pocket Watch Repair and Restoration

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The Seth Thomas Co made roughly 66,000 of their 18-size Model 5 in all jewel counts, starting in 1893. This early pendant-set 17j Grade 281 (pendant-set debuted at SN 228,301) has a bright gilded pattern found only in the first two SN blocks, a correct set of spade/poker hands, and a flawless Arabic dial. The Keystone nickel-silver display case has a tight French bow, a sharp crown, and matching crystals.    

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$395 plus packaging and shipping costs

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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.       

Show off your best watches! $4 each, five piece minimum, shipped anywhere in the USA.

$275 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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​​New!  The 16-size Burlington watches were made by the Illinois Co in several different jewel counts. This 21-jewel lever-set bridge Model 9 looks to be an original combination, with a gilded gear train, a double-sunk Montgomery dial with light hairlines, and a correct set of plum hands. The gold-plated case is nearly untouched with the brushed Butler finish intact on the back and a new glass crystal.       

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.

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$245 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

​​  A 21-jewel Illinois Burlington

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.        

$295 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

Every watch that we sell is thoroughly restored.  

 

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$395 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

​​​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.      

$395 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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The Hampden Watch Company was formed from the ashes of the Mozart and NY Watch Cos in 1877. This 18-size Model 3 is an ideal daily carry watch, with its 17-jewel Adjusted gear train, solid gold jewel settings, bright gilt plates, blued screws, and the upgrade Teske regulator. The Roman-numeral dial has some light hairlines behind blued hands, and the nickel-silver display case has glass crystals.

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Waltham's 18-size Model '83 Appleton, Tracy & Co was made in several finishes, including flashed gilt and acid-etched, but very seldom in two-tone. This 17-jewel pendant-set example has the polished steel hardware package and very bright gilding behind a flawless Arabic dial and blued light spade hands. The nickel-silver display case has twin beveled NOS glass crystals, a new French bow, and a new crown.     

​​  A Two-Tone Model 6 Illinois

$225 shipped anywhere in the continental USA