​​​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.

$365 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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  An Elgin 16-size Father Time

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$225 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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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.

  A 16-size Elgin with a Fancy Dial 

$275 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

$395 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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  A Rockford 16S Hunting Watch

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$435 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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The Rockford Watch Company was formed in 1875, selling mostly to the railroad workers on the three rail lines that ran through the town. This 15-jewel Grade 584 fronts a flawless Arabic dial and correct light spade hands, cased in an unusual Silverode hunter with a typically recessed lever. The hinges are tight, both the cuvette and the shield are blank, the crown is sharp, and the crystal is NOS glass.        

New!  Seth Thomas made roughly 66,000 of their 18-size Model 5 in all jewel counts, starting in 1893. Seth Thomas Research has logged just three private labels from Colorado, including this pendant-set 15-jewel Grade 159 with an unusual blank Arabic dial and a set of correct blued spade/poker hands. The Fahy's nickel-silver case has been converted to display with NOS glass crystals and a new crown.      

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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  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.   

$245 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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  A Handsome 18S Elgin for Carry 

  A Moseley Staking Set

  A PL Two-Tone M5 Seth Thomas

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​​  A Two-Tone Model 6 Illinois

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.        

$395 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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$395 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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Every watch that we sell is thoroughly restored.  

 

 Timepieces For Sale

$235 shipped anywhere in the continental USA

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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.      

​​New!  The Illinois Watch Co 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.     

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  A Hamilton 974 w/ 4-Foot Dial

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​​​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. 

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.     

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$395 plus packaging and shipping costs

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