Every watch that we sell is thoroughly restored. 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. It's always financially smarter to buy the best watch that you can afford rather than going broke trying to repair a non-running clunker.
NEW! Here's a perfect dress carry watch - a two-tone Hampden in a gold display case. This 17-jewel pendant-set 12-size Model IV is marked Special on the movement and and carries a very unusual and matching "17-Jewel Special" signature on the double sunk dial. The blued light spade hands are correct for this model and the Dueber case looks to be original to the movement. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
Seth Thomas made roughly 66,000 of their 18-size Model 5 in all jewel counts, starting in 1893. This fully restored two-tone pendant-set 17-jewel Grade 281 has very bright gilding and an intact regulator, a correct set of blued spade and poker hands, and a flawless Arabic dial. The gold-filled display case has a tight French bow, a sharp crown, and matching NOS glass crystals - perfect for an everyday carry watch. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
The 16-size Burlington watches were made by the Illinois Company in several different jewel counts. This freshly-serviced 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. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
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 fully restored 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. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
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 serviced 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. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
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. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
The Hampden Watch Company was formed from the ashes of the Mozart and NY Watch Cos in 1877. This restored 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. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
The Illinois Watch Company was founded in 1870 as the Springfield Co, continuing until Hamilton took over in 1927. This fully-restored 17-jewel lever-set Model 6 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. Shipped FREE anywhere in America.
The most important tool to a watchmaker is a quality staking set. The box on this Moseley set has been refinished and the anvil plate was re-faced. The centering tool and grabber are included along with 20 stumps and 70 stakes, which have all been trued, checked for breaks, and demagnetized. Buyer to pay actual shipping costs.
Show off your best pocket watches on these sturdy stands! Each one can hold up to an 18-size open-face or hunting watch. Quantity of 6, shipped anywhere in America.