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Watches Posted On:
October 12, 2018

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Stock #
TM 7046
Rockford Watch Co 16S 17J
Rare "COSMOS" Model
Grade 575..RR Grade
Very Few Made
Beautiful White GF Case
Unique "Umbrella" Hands
Beautiful Damaskeening
Serial #
580566


JFS

   Folks, this is a very rare Rockford Cosmos Model...Double Marked Dial & Movement! This is the only one I have ever had in here in almost 25 years...they are THAT hard to come by!

Circa 1902, lever set, RR Grade, here's a beautiful Rockford Watch Co. COSMOS in it's original Sceptre Whire GF case with a highly polished back to show and enjoy...Beautiful Timepiece! Has the original Cosmos dial with one line at 3 that has survived looking fantastic, fitted with unique matching "umbrella" Crescent hands, and a beautiful 17 Jewel movement with gorgeous damaskeening and all gold screws and regulator!

These were made by Rockford and the quality shows thru. I believe all were sold to a jeweler in Michigan, and these rarely surface. Around 200 or less were ever made. It's all original. In good running order, has a nice glass crystal, I timed this and it's good to go. Would make a great gift, or a unique add to your collection.

As I say I've never had one and this one is in remarkable condition.

Top book in 2018 is $515.00 on this one.

Rockford Cosmos with a beautiful and quite rare original dial, gorgeous movement, and a knockout Sceptre 20 Yr Case... Stunning Example at a great price.......$289.00

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Stock #
TM 1582
Waltham 18S 17J
PS Bartlett TWO TONE
TT Model 92 Movement
Nice Big Boy Case
Scarcer Waltham TuTone!
Serial #
16038869


  Circa 1907, Lever Set, Marked Adjusted, two tone movement, sunken balance, Marked 17 Jewels, RR Grade, this is one of Waltham's most beautiful Model 92s...The 17 Jewel P.S. Bartlett Two Tone Movement! This was one of the the pinnacles of Waltham's railroad efforts in my opinion...built like a tank...able to withstand severe railroad applications. Very few 17J Model 92s had the two tone movement...as good as they get!

Case... is an Keystone "Big Boy" 4-5 Oz silverode case with a village scene on back. Case looks great. Thick Glass Crystal. Beautiful 18S RR Case

Dial... is double sunk Waltham with Fancy Arabic numerals. This is the only correct dial for these two tone Bartletts. It is perfect. 112 years old and ready for the next 100+ years...and it will be around...even long after that!

Movement... has the beautiful sunken balance, damaskeened starburst regulator, beautiful screwed down gold jewel settings. Rare Two Tone P.S. Bartlett Model. Running and timing well. It looks great, ready to show carry and enjoy.
Folks, this, in my opinion, was one of Waltham's most beautiful movements.

Take a look at that gorgeous movement!

If you're wanting a scarce 17 Jewel Two Tone in your collection, this is certainly one to consider. I'll put this up against any American watch ever made...and you'll certainly get no argument from a knowledgeable collector...as being one of the best. Beautiful 18S 17 Jewel PS Bartlett 1892 Two-Tone at a great price!.......$259.00

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Watches Posted On:
September 10, 2018

Stock #
TM 1579
Elgin 18S 21J
Grade 252 Father Time
Beautiful Nickel Movement
Stunning Wadsworth YGF Case
Super Clean & Nice!
Scarce 18S Railroad
Serial #
8833663

  Folks, I'll be posting some super nice railroads over the next few days, here's one of them. If you want a nice one at a fair price, check this one out.

Circa 1899, LS, Marked adjusted, RR Grade/Approved,this is a super nice Father Time with a beautiful nickel movement in the much scarcer 18S version!

Case... is a gorgeous quality Wadsworth 20 Yr Referee YGF RR Style case, with screw front and a plain polished back. Like new crown and bow. Nice glass crystal. These quality 18S cases are getting much harder to find and prices have gone way up, I was fortunate to have found this. Super nice case!

Dial... is original double sunk with couple very light hairlines that can't be seen otherwise perfect clean condition. Looks great as you can see. Matching original blued Elgin railroad hands really set this off well.

Movement... is also like new on this fine timepiece. This is the 18 Size Grade 252 Full Plate Model. It features a high grade regulator, marked adjusted as these early ones were. Watch is actually adjusted to 5 positions for RR use. Running nicely, has not been serviced. One of Elgin's most beautiful, highly damaskeened movements.
Folks, here's your chance at an extra nice scarcer 18 Size Father Time in a beautiful Wadsworth RR case, with a like new movement at a very good price. True Railroad Watch from 1899!.......$345.00

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Watches Posted On:
September 5, 2018

Stock #
TM 1573
Elgin 18S 21J
The "# 349" Railroad
Beautiful Nickel Movement
Excellent Original Dial
Gorgeous Case..Priced To Sell!
Serial #
11819586


  Circa 1904, Lever Set, Marked "Adjusted" (5 Positions), RR Grade/Approved, this is a scarce Elgin #349 with a beautiful nickel movement and an excellent double sunk original dial!

Case... is a Keystone Silveroid Railroad Case with a beautiful plain polished back. This is one of the finest condition cases like this I have seen. This also features a "hooded" bezel. Nice Crown which matches perfectly and a tight bow. Glass Crystal. Case is period style to the watch, looks great!

Dial... is original double sunk railroad dial with large bold arabic numerals and red 5 minure markers. One lite line by 1 that wont show up and cannot be seen except with a loupe. Original correct dial for this time period. Very, very tough to find an 18s dial like this still in nice condition like this. Beautiful correct blued hands as well. Super Clean Dial and Hands!

Movement... is still like new on this fine timepiece. It features a high grade regulator, marked adjusted on regulator. Has the earlier black lettering which is much harder to find. Running along nicely, has not been serviced. Another of Elgin's most beautiful, highly damaskeened movements.

Folks, here's your chance at an extra nice #349 in a quality Keystone case, with a near mint dial and like new movement at a giveaway price...super nice thruout!.......$269.00

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Stock #
TM 1572
Hamilton 18S 17J
The "925" Hunter
Nice Example!
Excellent Serviced Movement
Excelsior 20 Yr YGF Case
Perfect Original Dial
Serial #
145210


  Circa 1901, LS, Adjusted to positions, RR Grade, here's a good one for you Hamilton collectors or someone just wanting a good quality fully serviced 18S Hunting Case watch to carry...nice example!

Case...is an Excelsior 20 Yr YGF Hunter in good condition. Nice tight bow and crown. Hinges open and closes properly and snaps right open as it should. Case shows a little wear but as you can see still looks good. 18S Hunter Cases in good condition that function well such as this example are getting hard to find and expensive. Shows off this 925 nicely!

Dial...is the original porcelain correct single sunk bold Roman dial marked Hamilton Watch Co as it should be for 1901 issue. Perfect...No hairlines!. Shows well as you can see. Beautiful blued hands and the correct dial for this watch. Beautiful Roman Dial!

Movement...is like new on this beauty. Features beautiful damaskeening. Starts right up and has good motion, has just been serviced and a new mainspring as well. Just a clean no excuses Hamilton 925 that would make a fine addition to your collection...or a good one to carry. Lot of watch for the money here, Folks.
18S...Hunter Case...Hamilton...Fully Serviced...for under $300?
Yup, right here at Time Machine...Nice Hamilton 925!
......$289.00

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Stock #
TM 7027
Waltham 16S 17J
The Grade "635"
Beautiful Fancy Dial
Gold Fleur 'De Lis Hands
Keystone Pyramid Bow Case
Gold Screws...Running Well
JUST FULLY SERVICED
Nice Watch..$169..Hurry!
Serial#
18101464


   Circa 1911, Pendant Set, Fancy Dial & Hands, Adjusted, here's one of the better deals we've ever offered!...a beautiful Waltham Fancy Dial Grade 635 Model 1908...Fully Serviced...for only $169! In clean condition with a beautifully damaskeened 17 Jewel high grade nickel movement sporting all matching gold screws and screwed down jewel settings, marked adjusted, and an original porcelain Waltham Fancy Dial in beautiful condition with matching Gold Hands...Wow! Dial has a couple very hard to see lines and caseback has a few ripples but overall looks great!....Watch runs strong and keeping good time, has just been cleaned and a new mainspring installed. (A $145 Retail Value) Same quality as their railroads costing many 100's more...Won't last, so hurry!....$169.00

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Stock #
TM 1570
Elgin 18S 21J
The "No. 348" Railroader
Beautiful Nickel Movement
Stunning YGF Fancy Case
Scarce Lo Production Hunter!
Serial #
11185449


  Circa 1904, LS, Marked adjusted, (5 Positions) RR Grade/Approved,this is a rare Elgin #348 true railroad hunter with a beautiful nickel movement and a crisp YGF fancy hunter case! These are really hard to find, folks, I've had less than 5 in almost 10 years! The brother to the #349, it's a true railroad in hunter form. Check it out carefully, you'll not get many opportunities at one...

Case...is a really nice yellow gold filled Philadelphia 20 Yr fancy hunter case. Uninitialed shield on front, engine turned on rear, nice and crisp. Opens and closes properly, hinges super tight, just a beauty. Nice crown and bow, Glass Crystal. Looks Great on this watch! Just a honey of a case here.

Dial... is original Elgin double sunk roman dial. Perfect, no hairlines that I can see. Nice original blued hands. Perfect Original Railroad Dial!

Movement... is still like new as well on this fine timepiece. It features a high grade regulator, marked adjusted. Running along nicely and timing well, has not been serviced. Another of Elgin's most beautiful, highly damaskeened movements.

The 348 was made only 3 years, 1903-05, and only 3698 were ever made, very low production for an Elgin.
Folks, here's your chance at an extra nice rare #348 in a beautiful hunting case, running well, with an extra nice movement...specially priced at only.......$599.00

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Stock #
TM 4395
Illinois 12S 21 Jewel
Grade 274
Adjusted 3 Positions
Tutone Metal Dial
Open Diamond Hands
Running Order..$99!
Serial#
4379862


   Here's a running Illinois 21 Jewel Grade 274 in a Keystone open face metal case with Tuxedo Back and a two tone Illinois Dial with "Open Diamond" Hands for only $99!

Circa 1923, Pendant Set, RR Style Case, here's a 12 Size Illinois Grade 274. In clean condition with a nice nickel movement featuring all gold screws, nice Keystone case. Watch sets and runs out good, could probably use a cleaning. Make a nice watch to carry. So you're getting a 21 Jewel Illinois in running order for only 99 bucks....Doesn't get any better......$99.00

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

J Boss YGF Case..From 1908
JUST COMPLETELY SERVICED
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!

I wasn't satisfied with the way this was running so we took the entire watch apart, completely cleaned it, installed new mainspring, polished all jewels as well as the staff and all pivots, and now it is running and timing flawlessly and I will stand behind that work 100%.

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 and all the work that was done. Don't miss it at this price! Nice 21 Jewel No. 105!......$299.00

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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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