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Watches Posted On:
June 10, 2018

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Stock #
TM 7010
Hamilton 16S 21J
The "992" Railroad
Hamilton Model #2 Case
Mint Bold "Boxcar" Hamilton #519 Dial
All Original 1928 992!
Serial #
2525524


RP

  Folks, I'm going to offer some authentic 1925-1937 Hamilton 992 and 992Es cased in their original Hamilton Railroad Model Cases! These are getting very hard to find all original like this, and I would like to help preserve these for future generations to admire and collect like we have done. Some will be literally one or just a few that were shipped in certain model and color cases by year, this is a fascinating part of Hamilton railroad collecting, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Circa 1928, Lever Set, Adjusted to Temp. and 5 Positions, Double Roller, RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful 992...in a white gold filled Hamilton Model #2 Bar Over Crown Case...All original from 1928! Features the correct original double sunk Bold Boxcar #519 dial, and second model movement. These are about gone from the marketplace, everyone is parting them out, grab this one while you can!

Case... on this watch is a Wadsworth 14K Model 2 White Gold Filled Case. Serial # on case is #0363785, which shows 1928 production! It is in excellent condition, very crisp engraving. Marked Hamilton Railroad On Crown. Plain polished back. Stunning Hamilton White GF Model 2 Case!

Dial... is the desirable marked Hamilton double sunk bold boxcar #519 version. It looks flawless. These dials in this condition are tough to find nowdays. Beautiful blued Hamilton hands, all original and correct, just as you'd want it.

Movement... looks like new on this one. Check out the picture. Features tuxedo second model damaskeening, Fully marked. Per factory records, this one went to the finishing room at the Hamilton factory on Dec. 20, 1928, and was probably shipped out the same week for the Christmas Gift Giving Season. This watch has just been fully checked by us. Running perfectly, has not been serviced.

Folks, this original 1928 Hamilton Bar Over Crown Model is an important piece of railroad history. Hamilton Factory records (see link below) show 4,151 992s were shipped in this 14K White GF Model 2 case in 1928. It's my belief these should be preserved. Get this original beauty and pass it down to future generations.

Beautiful original 1928 992 with a perfect Boxcar #519 original Hamilton dial and a gorgeous original white gold filled model #2 case...........$429.00

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Stock #
TM 7009
Ball Watch Co.
16S 23J
"The Ball Illinois"
Gorgeous Pattern Back Case
Excellent Condition Movement
Investment Grade Illinois Ball
Serial #
B801820


JFS

  Circa 1931, LS, Adjusted Temp. and 5 Positions, Motor Barrel, 23 Jewels, RR Grade/Approved, here's an opportunity you'll never see again...

Near Museum Quality Illinois Ball At An Outstanding Buy In Price! This very desirable Railroad has an as new condition Yellow GF Ball ORRS Stirrup Bow Case with a beautifully engraved pattern back and beautiful blued correct triple matching Illinois Ball hands. This is one of the finest examples I've seen of this beauty, and as you know I've had a few thru the years. Think hard on this one, folks...it's an excellent investment at this low price in my opinion.

Case... is a Keystone 10K YGF marked Ball Official Railroad Standard Model with beautiful original fancy pattern back with uninitialed chevron. Feast your eyes on that gorgeous back! No wear showing at all, and certainly no wear thru, this one was very carefully carried, and then put up, this beauty obviously spent the majority of it's life in a bank vault. Like new Ball ORRS Model Case with beautiful fancy pattern back!

Dial... is the original Illinois Ball dial. Perfect...No Hairlines! Little bezel rub on edge at 8 under magnification. Correct 3X matching original blued Illinois Ball hands show very nice, and correct "balled" subsecond hand as well.

Movement... is in near mint condition. No scratching on the motor barrel, as nice an example as I've seen. Fully marked and running well.
Folks, these top condition Illinois Balls such as this sold for $3800-$4200 just a few short years ago. Values have come down on these, and I was able to buy this at an outstanding price! This is your opportunity to salt one back at a one time price you'll never see again for one like this. If you can put this one back down the road you will definitely see appreciation on your investment all while enjoying and showing this top condition grade Illinois Ball.

The near mint ones such as this are getting impossible to find at any price. Right now is your perfect buying opportunity for this one!

This one would be a definite asset to any Illinois or Ball collection, and I know of no others in this nice of condition currently available at any price.

Near Mint Ball Illinois..One Time Buying Opportunity At An Outstanding Price!......$2650.00

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Watches Posted On:
June 8, 2018

Stock #
TM 7007
Hampden 16S 21J
The "No. 105"
Beautifully Damaskeened Movement
Nice Original DS Dial

J Boss YGF Case..From 1908
Serial #
2708379


  Circa 1908, Lever Set, Adjusted to 5 Positions (marked), RR Grade/Approved by all Rail Lines in 1908, Here's another of Hampden's finest...The 21 Jewel No. 105! This Railroad was Hampden's best in the 21 Jewel 16 Size! They were made specifically for railroad duty.

This one also has a really nice 14K J Boss 25 Yr case and a beautiful dial.

Case... is a J Boss 14K 25 Yr YGF case with a plain polished back. Really shows off the beautiful movement nicely! No wear evident. Nice Crown and Bow. Screws off and on smoothly. Beautiful J Boss Case!

Dial...is an original double sunk porcelain enamel Dueber Hampden Dial with arabic numerals. Couple lite lines not readily seen. Shows very well as you can see. Beautiful 3X matching original blued hands.

Movement...is another of Hampden's top quality grades...The "No. 105". It features a beautifully damaskeened movement, fully railroad adjusted, in excellent condition. Twenty One Jewels. Gold Lettering. Fully Marked...see for yourself! We just fully checked and adjusted this one and it is running and timing well. Here's a chance at the one of the better railroad watches Hampden had to offer as well as at a great price considering the nice condition it is in. Don't miss it at this price! Nice 21 Jewel No. 105!......$259.00

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Watches Posted On:
May 30, 2018

Stock #
TM 7004
Waltham 16S 21J
Crescent St. Model 1908
Stunning Boxcar Dial
Unused J Boss Fancy Case
Like New Thruout!
Serial #
22041278


JFS

  Circa 1918, here's a beautiful high grade Waltham with a near NOS J Boss Case in as new condition! This one too has all the bells and whistles and also features a high grade 21 jewel movement with the starburst regulator! This is the later 1908 model. It came out of an estate collection, he obviously collected only the best quality as you can see.

The J Boss Model 10K Yellow GF Case appears unused, complete with original factory sand marks!

Unbelievable find, absolutely the finest 21J Crescent St I've ever had. I am very proud to be able to offer such a beauty. It's in like new condition! This one too fairly screams "railroad". New high domed glass crystal. Stunning super clean hairline free boxcar dial, and that drop dead gorgeous case. One very small edge chip by lever. If you want one of Waltham's best American Railroad Watches...In a NOS J Boss Case with a beautiful dial thick original blued hands and beautiful movement...running and timing well...this is it. Beautiful 1918 Model 1908 21 Jewel Waltham RR with a rare near mint locomotive case, and a boxcar dial...don't wait on this one...it will not last!........$349.00

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Stock #
TM 8091
ZAFTRA T-37 Military
Limited Edition Of 75
Mechanical Wind
17 Jewel Manual Movement
Blue Dial/Gold Bezel
Camo Boxes and Manual
SS Case/TT Case/Bezel
2 Left....$99
Ref #
ZT002BLU


  Here's the remarkable Zavtra done with a Blue Dial and a Gold Rotating bezel! Everything else is the same as the Black one. The Gold Bezel and that deep blue dial really sets this one apart...a full blown combat watch that's ready for a night on the town!
Only 75 of each dial color were all that were ever made,
I have only a few here and all the remaining stock of these manual wind marvels.

This watch has been discontinued, and will never be made again.

This is not one to be missed at this low price, folks.

Folks, if you buy only one wristwatch this year, this would be the one to own! Here at Time Machine we are very proud to offer this to you and unlike a lot of sellers you know we'll be here after the sale...we'll stand behind them...we always have.
Not many of these available, so don't miss out. Reserve your "Zavtra" Now!

SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE! Beautiful Blue Dial/Gold Bezel Zavtra "T-37"!

BACK IN STOCK...ONLY A FEW AVAILABLE!   $99.00

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