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Watches Posted On:
September 29, 2019

Stock #
TM 1634
Waltham 18S 21J
Beautiful 21J "Vanguard"
Scarce Movement Marking
"21 Ruby Jewels"
Diamond End Stone
Gorgeous Wadsworth Case
Waltham's Best!
Serial #
10028507


RP

  Circa 1900, Lever Set, Adjusted to 5 positions, sunken balance, Diamond End Stone, Marked 21 RubyJewels, RR Grade/Approved this is one of Waltham's most beautiful Model 92s...The 21 Jewel Vanguard! This was the pinnacle of Waltham's railroad efforts in my opinion...built like a tank...diamond end stone...able to withstand severe railroad applications. This is a "real world" railroad built for exacting timekeeping....as good as they got!

Case... is a Wadsworth Referee 20 Yr YGF with a plain back. No wear, nice crown and tight bow, screw on and off as smooth as it gets, still shows almost new. Beautiful top of the line Wadsworth French Bow Case!

Dial... is double sunk Waltham with Arabic numerals. Perfect...No hairlines. Beautiful correct blued hands. As good as it gets.

Movement... has the beautiful sunken balance, gold starburst regulator, diamond end stone, beautiful screwed down gold jewel settings. Much scarcer marked "21 Ruby Jewels" example! Running and timing well, and has just been checked. It truly looks new, one of the nicest I've seen.
Folks, this, in my opinion, was one of Waltham's most beautiful movements. If you're wanting a Model 1892 21 Jewel Vanguard in your collection, this is certainly one to consider. I'll put this up against any railroad watch ever made...and you'll certainly get no argument from a knowledgeable collector...as being one of the best ever made. I have this priced very fairly considering the condition and scarcity of the movement, and it is a nice railroad watch. Beautiful 18S 21 Ruby Jewel Vanguard at a great price!.......$349.00

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Watches Posted On:
September 27, 2019

Stock #
TM 7131
Hamilton 16S 21J
The "992" Railroad
Early Damaskeened Model
Nice J Boss WGF Case

Beautiful 4 Ft Dial & Hands
Excellent LN Movement
Running Well
Beautiful 992 Railroad..$185!
Serial #
830807


JFS

  Circa 1910, Lever Set, Adjusted to Temp. and 5 Positions, Double Roller, RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful early 992 at a great price!...cased in a beautiful J Boss 14K White GF Case with a plain polished back. Features a near perfect double sunk Hamilton 4 Foot dial, and first model movement all in beautiful condition. Running perfectly.

Folks, this super clean 4 foot Dial and hands, nice movement, and J Boss case really set this watch off. This combination really shows well! For only $185 it's a super buy in this condition...
Beautiful Early 992 in all around excellent condition for under $190? You got it...Only at Time Machine!.........$185.00

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Watches Posted On:
September 22, 2019

Stock #
TM 7126
Elgin 16S 21J
"B.W. Raymond" 478 Railroad
Beautiful Movement
Marginal Minute Monty Dial
GGF Elgin 14K Case
Very Nice BWR!
Serial#
30926059


JFS

  Circa 1927, lever set, gold train, this beautiful RR Grade/Approved BW Raymond features 21 Jewel 3/4 plate Model 478 Movement

Also marked "adjusted 5 positions", approved by all rail lines...Elgin's best selling railroad watch! Additional features include an original porcelain Marginal Minute Montgomery Dial in excellent condition, one like at 11, original deep blued hands, and a beautiful and quite scarce Elgin 14K Double Stock Green Gold Filled Case with a beautiful fancy Tuxedo Back! Case shows very little wear, nice crown and bow, and still looks great as you can see. These Cases in this good of condition and in green gf are almost impossible to find nowdays. These were carried by railroad professionals who demanded accurate timekeeping. Good Running order. Movement shows beautifully...nice thruout! Very nice package here!

I've priced this one to sell quickly...first come first served!

Look it over carefully, and I'm sure you'll agree it's a fine one, and a steal at this price.
Nice, 21 jewel B.W. Raymond with a scarce green gf case and Monty Dial from 1927 priced to sell at only.......$239.00

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Stock #
TM 7130
Waltham 16S 23J
Vanguard Wind Indicator
Beautiful RF #3C YGF Case
Mkd Vanguard 23J Dial
Lossier IT Hairspring
LN 1926 Vanguard WI..$739!
Serial #
27322935


JFS

  Circa 1926, LS, Adjusted SIX positions, RR Grade/Approved, here's a beautiful Waltham 23 Jewel "Vanguard" with the wind indicator option in a gorgeous like new Waltham RF #3C Case! Case is marked 10K Keystone Victory as seen in pics and is in like new condition front and back, double slotted lever cuts at 1 and 11 to accomodate this Waltham movement as it should be...this was one of the factory cases made for Waltham. Case shows like new! Tight bow. Gorgeous Tuxedo Back with engraved embellishments. Glass Crystal. This is a Keystone made for Waltham Model RF #3C Case. This one also features a beautiful original porcelain double sink WI dial in excellent condition. Signed "Vanguard 23 Jewels" on dial. One lite line at edge by 58 that can't be seen in the picture. This one also features a beautiful movement, lever set of course, marked "Vanguard", "23 Jewels", and "Adjusted SIX Positions". Also marked "Lossier Inner Terminal Hairspring" which is I believe impervious to temperature change. Truly like new movement. Fully checks out to RR specs. Movement also has the beautiful screwed down gold center wheel jewel. Running well, has been checked by us and is timing great. Really one you can wear, display and show, and at a great price! Now is the time to buy yourself a Wind Indicator, prices are at their low, and if you want one of the best for your collection, you'll never find a better one than this, especially at this low price...I've sold ones like this for up to 1400.00!

Outstanding 23 Jewel Vanguard Wind Indicator with a near mint original dial and a beautiful Keystone RF #3C YGF Case..Collector Quality Indicator at a price you'll like!.........$739.00 

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Watches Posted On:
September 19, 2019

Stock #
TM 1624
Elgin 18S 19J
"The B. W. Raymond" 240
Beautiful Star Case
New Montgomery Dial
Workin' Man's RR Watch
Serial #
14494030


JFS

  Circa 1909, LS, Adjusted 5 positions, Marked Safety Barrel,, RR Grade/Approved, this is a high grade 19J BW Raymond in a stunning Star Nickel Case. This one is all business, and one of the top picks of the common "railroader" during the pre-WW1 period.

Case... is a Star Watch Co. screw back and bezel case. RR Style, plain back and beaded edge bezel. Case is like new! Glass Crystal. Beautiful Case!

Dial... is a newer Elgin Montgomery dial with bold Arabic Railroad numerals, shows as new, no defects. Triple matching spade hands.

Movement... also shows nicely on this fine timepiece. This one is all business as evidenced by that motor barrel. Diamond End Stone. Adjusted to 5 positions. Running along nicely and keeping good time. One of Elgin's most beautiful, highly damaskeened movements. These are uncommon nowdays, and sell quickly when they do surface due to their fine workmanship, and undervalued pricing. Book has this one at $425, which even at that I feel is too little for this RR Icon.
Folks, here's your chance at an 18 Size 19J "Motor Barrel" BW Raymond Grade 240...the "Workin Man's RR Watch...Beautiful Case and Montgomery dial...at a giveaway price!......$239.00

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Stock #
TM 1631
Waltham 18S 23J
Beautiful 23J "Vanguard"
Model 1892 Movement
Diamond End Stone
Nice Original Dial
AW Co Coin Case
Bargain Priced!
Serial #
10584191


JFS

  Folks, this Vanguard has a lot going for it...including the low price!

Circa 1901, LS, adjusted 5 positions, sunken balance, diamond end stone, RR Grade/Approved, this is one of Waltham's best Model 1892s...their top of the line...the 18 Size 23 Jewel Vanguard! This was one of the pinnacles of Waltham's railroad efforts in my opinion...Built like a tank...diamond end stone...able to withstand severe railroad applications. This is a "real world" railroad...as good as they get.

Case... is an "AW CO" Signed "Big Boy" Coin Silver RR Case with a really nice crown and bow. Plain polished. New "Bull's Eye" Glass crystal as well.

Dial... is double sunk Waltham with Arabic numerals. Couple minor lines shows very well and is also the original dial to the watch. Triple matching hands retain their beautiful blue hue. Very Nice Model 1892 dial.

Movement... has the beautiful sunken balance, gold starburst regulator, diamond end stone, beautiful screwed down gold jewel settings. It is in excellent condition. Running and timing well, and has just been fully checked by us including that impossible to find Bull's Eye glass crystal.
Folks, this, in my opinion, was one of Waltham's most beautiful movements. I'd put this top of the line Vanguard up against any railroad watch for severe duty use as well as timekeeping ability.

If you're wanting the top model 23 Jewel Model 92 Vanguard in your collection without spending a fortune this would certainly be one to consider. I'll also put this up against any railroad watch ever made...and you'll certainly get no argument from a knowledgeable collector...as being one of the best railroads ever made...and at this special price with all these features will not be here long.
Waltham's Best...A Very nice 18S 23 Jewel Vanguard...True Americana!.......$259.00

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Watches Posted On:
September 15, 2019

Stock #
TM 7128
Elgin 16S 7J
Grade 291 From 1916
Nice Porcelain Dial
Great Lookin' YGF Case
Marked Double Roller
Serial#
19751720


  Circa 1916, Here's a beautiful Elgin Grade 291 in a really nice yellow gold filled 14K Star 20 Yr case with a plain back and Pyramid French Bow! The Movement is a beautiful seven jewel with railroad type regulator and signed "double roller"! Matching blued "moon" hands. Running order. Case alone worth more than my asking price for the whole watch!
Nice Elgin in a beautiful Star YGF Pyramid French Bow Case you don't often see at a blowout price! Only.....$79.00

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Stock #
TM 1628
Seth Thomas 18S 15 Jewel
"Trainmens Special"
Locomotive Dial
Two Tone Movement
Elk On Case!
Running Order..$99!
Serial#
1068866


JFS

   Here's a neat old Seth Thomas "Trainmens Special"! Features a #10 Locomotive and Coal Car on dial marked trainsmens special above subseconds, a beautiful two tone movement, and a large Elk standing on caseback! Has a few hairlines on dial but still shows well.

Watch winds, sets and runs out good, has not been serviced or timed. Glass crystal. Make a nice watch to carry. So you're getting a nice Seth Thomas with quite a lot of features in running order for only 99 bucks... Neat Old Trainmens Special!......$99.00

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Watches Posted On:
September 8, 2019

Stock #
TM 7122
South Bend 16S 21J
Grade 229
"The Studebaker"
Nice Montgomery Dial
Beautiful Gibraltar Case!
South Bend's Finest!
Serial #
584899


JFS

  Circa 1910, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 Positions, gold screw down jewel settings, Marked Grade 229 and "The Studebaker", RR Grade/Approved feast your eyes on this beauty...the beautiful 229 "The Studebaker"!

Case... is a Gibraltar yellow gold filled RR Style case with a beautiful etched back with a bird in flight. Very light carrying wear. No extra case screw marks so I'm thinking this is probably the original case. Glass crystal further compliments this beauty. Nice Case!

Dial... is original South Bend double sunk bold Arabic Montgomery Dial. Couple very lite hairlines none of which is readily seen except thru a loupe. No damage or repairs on this beautiful dial. This is one of the RR Style dials most collectors prefer with this watch, as well as being original to it. To find this rare South Bend RR Dial in decent shape like this one is unusual, as the dials were all prone to cracking easily. Beautiful South Bend Bold Arabic Montgomery Railroad Dial!

Movement... as stated above is definitely the unique part of this timepiece. It is a very scarce Grade 229 "The Studebaker" marked movement, and quite hard to find! Movement is one of the most beautiful South Bends ever made, was one of their highest grades. Looks like new! Running well, and has been checked and regulated by my watchmaker. Beautiful "The Studebaker" 229 21 Jewel Movement!

Book on these continues to move upward, the last book of 2018 has it at $685-$1285-$1540 low to high. This one definitely falls in at the higher end condition wise. Folks, here's the "best of the best". Won't last long, so act quickly on this one, especially at this price! Only At Time Machine...Beautiful Signed Grade 229 "The Studebaker"...very clean...for your 16S South Bend Collection!........

$595.00

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Watches Posted On:
August 28, 2019

Stock #
TM 1623
Hamilton 18S 21J
The "940" Railroad Watch
RARE FULLY MARKED VARIANT
Bold Original Dial

Stunning Silver Case
Highly Unusual Example
Serial #
454395


JFS

  Circa 1905, LS, marked "Adjusted 5 Positions", "double roller", 21 Jewels, also marked "940", RR Grade/Approved, this is an unusual very early variant marked model Hamilton 940! I've never seen one marked like this before! in a beautiful silver swing out case. If you don't have a 940 in your collection, here's your chance at a scarce never before seen variant!

Case.... is a Crescent 1/2 Moon marked part silver case. Case in beautiful condition with a crisp crown and Gold Dust Cap...has a glass crystal, and tight bow. One of my favorite 18S railroad cases.

Dial... is original double sunk glass enamel Hamilton dial with correct bold Arabic numerals. Small flake at 7. Triple matching original blued steel hands. Shows very well. Nice original double sunk dial.

Movement... is like new on this 940. It is an early fully marked variant marked "21 Jewels", "940", "Double Roller" and "Adjusted 5 Positions" but markings are in different placement than the later fully marked version.

Early double roller example. I've never seen one with this low of serial number marked double roller, all were unmarked in this range, but not this one!

Running well, starts right up and has good motion. No service history. Really one of Hamilton's most beautiful, highly damaskeened 18S movements! Folks, here's your chance at a highly unusual variant marked 940.
Very nice example at a great price!

Don't miss this one at only.....$289.00

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Watches Posted On:
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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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