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An Early Hamilton

 Hamilton's 18-size Grade 926 debuted in 1895 at SN 5101, making this gorgeous watch only the 20th movement off the production line. It's an all-original 17-jewel example that's been fully restored and in fantastic shape with a correct double-sunk dial and matching light spade hands.


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A M92 Crescent Street w/ Gold Chain

$575.00
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American Waltham's Model '92 debuted in 1894, combining a superb design, close tolerances, and exceptional materials to produce one of the best watches of the railroad era. Their legendary Crescent Street was one of the seven named grades to make up the Model 92 family, which was initially marketed as the Vanguard. This gorgeous 21-jewel example is an uncommon pendant-set variant, and it looks to be an entirely original example. Completely restored and thoroughly cleaned, it comes equipped with the trademark gold star regulator and gold smokestack jewel settings to help retain oil. The correct  Arabic double-sunk dial with the cursive signature has a couple of light hairlines behind matching spade hands. The 25-year gold-filled Wadsworth case was converted to display with new glass crystals, and it comes with a matching gold chain with a swivel snap and T-bar. 

 

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A Two-Tone M5 Seth Thomas

$549.00
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Seth Thomas's pendant-set mechanism for their 18-size models debuted in the 17-jewel Grade 281, well after Charles Higginbotham's 1891 patent application, with the final production design looking nothing like his rough drafts. They first appeared in the second serial number block somewhere around SN 229800 and continued until the final trade catalog in 1913. This gorgeous two-tone example has been fully restored and comes with a rare set of blued hardware against a dazzling pattern, fronting the correct #1227 pressed Arabic dial behind matching blued spade-and-poker hands. The 20-year gold-filled Providence case is in great shape with a sharp crown, a tight bow, a glass crystal and a blank shield on the back.

 

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A Columbus Hunter in Coin Silver

$495.00
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 27-year-old German-born Dietrich Gruen started the company in Columbus, Ohio in 1874, finishing Swiss-made movements for several years and receiving a patent for the invention of the safety pinion. This 18-size 15-jewel hunter with the Gothic signature is fully restored and ready to carry, complete with gold jewel settings and a full set of blued plate screws. The flawless matching dial has the slightly less-common Arabic numerals behind blued open morning-glory hands, and the 3-oz coin silver case is in excellent condition with a blank shield on the front, tight hinges, strong lid and lift springs, covers that close securely, a glass crystal, and a sharp crown.

 

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A Gilt-Package Model 5 Rockford

$365.00
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The Rockford Watch Co began production in 1875, as workers in the new factory on the Rock River in Illinois turned out watches using tooling from the failed Cornell Watch Co. Their 16-size Model 5 was a three-finger-bridge design, available in both lever and pendant-set in a variety of patterns and jewel counts. This 17-jewel pendant-set Grade 685 is in fantastic cosmetic shape, with all of its factory jeweling intact, a stock dust band, and a full set of gilt hardware, including the regulator assembly. It was just completely restored with a thorough cleaning and a new alloy mainspring, and fronts a correct double-sunk dial with a small chip at the center and matching blued spade hands. The 20-year gold-filled Windsor case looks to be original and has a new crown, new crystal, and on the back is an unusual motif of a rider leading a spare mount.

 

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A Very Early Hamilton 926

$595.00
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 The Hamilton Watch Co was incorporated in 1892 from the remnants of the Aurora, Lancaster, Keystone, and Adams & Perry companies, named for the Scottish attorney who founded the Pennsylvania town of Lancaster, where the factory was located. Their 18-size Grade 926 was introduced to the public in 1895, a couple of years after the debut 936. It was blocked starting at SN 5101, making this gorgeous watch only the 20th movement off the production line at SN 5121. It was one of a very few standard grades to be offered with three separate hardware packages of plain, polished gilt, and blued steel. This all-original 17-jewel example is fully restored and in fantastic shape with a correct double-sunk dial and matching light spade hands, and the Crescent gold-filled clamshell case has tight hinges, a sharp crown, and a new beveled glass crystal.

 

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A First-Run Model 1 Rockford

$449.00
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The Rockford Watch Company's debut movement in 1875 was the key-wind 18-size Model 1, oriented for a hunting configuration and blocked from SN 1 up to 114000, when production ceased. This delightfully untouched 7-jewel example with SN 25094 is completely restored and looks to be an entirely original combination, with all of its factory jeweling and hardware intact, and ready to carry with a new alloy mainspring. The full-signature dial is correct, as are the matching swelled and blued light spade hands, but the best part is the 4-lid offset-hinge hunter case with coin silver markings but with an unusual gold plating on all interior surfaces, a sharp crown/pusher, and an NOS glass crystal on the hinged bezel.

 

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An Early Key-Wind National

$375.00
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The National Watch Co was founded in Illinois in 1864 as the Civil War raged by several prominent Chicago investors, including mayor Benjamin W Raymond, and officially re-named the Elgin Watch Co in 1874. This fairly early 11-jewel key-wind Model 1 dates from around 1872, just as President Ulysses S Grant was finishing his first term in office. It's a Grade 57 GM Wheeler, looks to be an entirely original combination, was just completely restored with a thorough cleaning, and fronts the correct National Watch Co dial with Roman numerals and matching blued spade hands. The Keystone case is in great shape for being nearly 150 years old, with a blank dust cover, a tight bow, snug outer covers, and a new glass crystal.


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A First Model Hamilton 992

$425.00
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Hamilton's first-model 992 was introduced in 1903 as the company's most popular 16-size railroad watch with a total production of some 300,000 movements before the end of World War I, carrying a pattern that mimicked their workhorse 18-size 940. This beautiful freshly-serviced 21-jewel lever-set example is adjusted to five positions, and has the two-screw crown wheel and gold jewel settings. The original 4-foot dial has some hairlines behind matching blued spade hands, and the crisp Illinois nickel-silver case has a sharp crown, a tight bow, and a new beveled glass crystal. 

 

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A Triple-Signed Illinois Capitol

$225.00
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The Illinois Watch Co's first incarnation was the Springfield Watch Co, organized in 1870 by a group of local businessmen with a startup capital of $100,000. This 16-size pendant-set bridge Model 7 dates from World War I and looks to be an entirely original combination. It comes equipped with 17 jewels and a gold adjusted gear train, and was just serviced with a thorough cleaning. It fronts a correct double-sunk Arabic dial with light hairlines and a set of plum heavy spade hands. The Illinois case would make an excellent display candidate, or stay with the factory railroad motif on the back. The bow is tight, the crown is sharp, and the beveled glass crystal is brand new. 

 

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