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Watches Posted On:
August 18, 2019

Stock #
TM 7118
Ball Watch Co. Hampden
18S 15J
BALL'S STANDARD
MKD SUPERIOR GRADE
Nice Original Dial
Good YGF Case
Fully Marked Movement
Rare 15 Jewel Early Example!
Very Few Made
Rare 18S Ball Hampden!
Serial #
454768


  Circa 1887, this is a beautiful and very rare 18 Size 15 Jewel Ball Hampden!
I have seen pictures and read about them but until now I've never actually seen one.

A friend asked me to sell this for him, to which I gladly accepted! These were made in 15 and 17 Jewel Models, this is the earlier 15 Jewel Model which by what I was able to find and talking to the seller is much harder to find, and better quality. Marked Ball's Standard and Superior Grade On Movement. Only a few were marked this way, production is estimated to be less than 300 total, probably less than 100 like this were made.

1887 Ball-Hampden 15J Ball Standard "Superior Grade" 18S Pocket Watch. Low Serial Number 454768. This watch has been authenticated with all matching numbers. It is keeping dead accurate time. It is Lever Set Pendant Wind, It has been completely serviced and a NOS mainspring installed. It is in a Heavy Antique Round Bow Keystone JBoss 14K Guaranteed 25 year Gold Filled Case with Unmarked Dust Cover. The Original Webb C. Ball Porcelain Dial is in excellent condition with 2 small hairlines. One is between the sub seconds dial and the center hole. The other is from the center hole running up to just under the 12. You really have to look close to see them. I mention them because they are there, not because you can see them!

All the covers including the front bezel are hinged and work perfectly! It also has a NOS Glass Crystal. The demaskeening looks great. The Teske Regulator looks perfect. No rust here! The lettering is still nice and sharp. The black inlay is all there intact. If you have any technical questions please ask.

Has a small spot (see link) on movement by serial number, overall you can see how nice it looks. This one's fully serviced and ready to show and enjoy! When you pull this big boy out of your pocket, you will definitely be the center of attention. There'll be no mistaking what it is! Superior Grade Hampden Ball Railroad all the way!

Rare Ball Hampden "Superior Grade"......$2397.00

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Watches Posted On:
August 11, 2019

Stock #
TM 7109
Hamilton 16S 21J
"992B"
Model "A" Hamilton Case
Railway Special Porcelain Dial
Runs & Times Good
LATE SUMMER BLOWOUT PRICED!
Serial #
C21191


JFS

  Circa 1941, Lever Set, Adjusted to Temp. and 6 Positions, Double Roller, Elinvar Hairspring, RR Grade/Approved, this is a nice 992B. Features an original Hamilton Model #A YGF Case, first model movement, and an original double sunk porcelain Railway Special dial in nice condition.

Case... on this watch is a Hamilton Model #A Case, also referred to as the "pimple" case. It is in good condition. Shows very lite wear, still shows well, as evidenced by the pictures. Really shows off this 992B well! Original YGF Model #A Case!

Dial... is an original porcelain Railway Special dial. Bold numerals. One lite line above subsecond bit. Shows very well. Has the beautiful correct blued spade RR hands.

Movement... also shows very well on this one. Features tuxedo damaskeening, Fully marked. First model. Running perfectly.
Folks, this is another one of the most sought after, desirable configurations for the 992B. The factory cased 992Bs are getting much harder to come by, prices are escalating on them, and this one has that much scarcer porcelain railway special dial everyone wants. Look around, see if you can find a 992B this nice in this price range.
Another great watch you can't go wrong with! Especially at this summer blowout pricing...Very nice Hamilton 992B giveaway priced at only...........$239.00

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Watches Posted On:
August 9, 2019

Stock #
TM 7031
Hamilton 16S 21J
"992B" RR Special From 1946
LN Model 10 Hamilton Case!
Rare Porcelain 537 Dial
Very Little Use
Last Year For Case & Dial
Hard To Find 992B
Serial #
C150950


JFS

  Circa 1946, Lever Set, Adjusted to Temp. and 6 Positions, Double Roller, Elinvar Hairspring, Gold Center Wheel, RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful condition 992B fitted with a very scarce near mint Model 10 Case. It also has an ultra rare porcelain #537 Railway Special Montgomery Dial in mint condition. Super hard to find dial and an original combination you never see.

Case... on this watch is a Hamilton Model 10 Case. It is in excellent plus condition. No wear thru. Tight Bow. Case numbers match. 1946 was the last year this case was made. This case screws on and off effortlessly, no cross threading as you'll see on a majority of them. One of the finest examples I have seen.

Dial... is a scarce 537 porcelain montgomery dial. Blind Man Numerals. This Railway Special porcelain dial model was the scarcest option as well as the last year for this dial. I haven't had a mint 537 dial like this in many many years. This one had to have been put up very early on to look so nice. You can't lose on a watch in this condition, these will always accumulate in value, especially this one with it's one year only history. Has the beautiful black spade RR hands as well. Remember, this was 1946, WW2 had just ended and Hamilton had a shortage of parts, so they used what they had. I believe this is exactly how this beauty came out of the factory in 1946. Nice domed Glass crystal.

Movement... also shows like new on this one. Serial number specs out to 1946 production. All Correct! Running perfectly. Take a look at this beauty.
Folks, this is one of the most sought after, desirable configurations for the 992B. Another great watch you can't go wrong with! Especially in this condition...Beautiful 1946 Hamilton 992B with last year Model 10 Case and #537 Porcelain Montgomery Railway Special Dial In Like New Condition...........$585.00

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Watches Posted On:
August 8, 2019

Stock #
TM 7001
Illinois 16S 21 Jewel
The "A. Lincoln"
Adjusted 5 Positions
Original Illinois Monty Dial
Scarce Important Railroader
Serial #
4239414


  I'm doing whatever I have to...including selling at or close to cost to get affordable nice railroads to you this summer! Here's a 16S A. Lincoln with a beautiful Montgomery Dial!

Circa 1923, Lever Set, Marked Adjusted to Five positions, 21 Jewels, RR Grade/Approved, this was one of Illinois higher grade 16 Size Railroads being produced at the time...The 16 Size 21 Jewel "A. Lincoln".

Case... is a Dueber 20 Yr case in very good condition. Nice crown and bow....New Glass Crystal. Nice engine turned back. It's a beauty!

Dial... is an Illinois porcelain double sunk Montgomery dial. Couple small lines, one off 4. Triple matching original Illinois plum hands.Nice original monty dial.

Movement... is fully marked as stated above. It is the scarcer Bunn Special grade 2 wheel version. Good condition, black lettering still standing out as when new.
Folks, finding an A. Lincoln of any size is becoming difficult, one with a nice montgomery dial is tough. Good running order.
Folks, here's an excellent example of a very tough to find Illinois Railroad watch. This is a very important and scarcer Illinois railroad, named for our president, with low production. These are an excellent investment, and this one as you can see is super clean. You'll be glad you own this one down the road, especially at this giveaway price........$274.00

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Stock #
TM 7025
Hamilton 16S 21J
The "992" Railroad
Beautiful YGF Fancy Case
Mint Bold Boxcar Dial
Excellent Movement
JUST SERVICED & RESTORED
Beautiful 992 Railroad
Serial #
1245795


JFS

  Circa 1915, Lever Set, Adjusted to Temp. and 5 Positions, Double Roller, RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful 992 that we just fully restored!...cased in a like new Philadelphia Victory case with a beautiful fabcy back. Features a perfect double sunk Hamilton boxcar dial, and second model movement all in beautiful condition.

Case... on this watch is a Philadelphia Victory Yellow GF Case. It is in excellent condition with a stunning engine turned back with shield. Screws off and on smooth and flawlessly. Glass domed crystal. Beautiful Philadelphia French Bow Case!

Dial... is the marked Hamilton double sunk bold boxcar version with Hamilton in block. Perfect...No Hairlines! Matching Hamilton blued steel hands. Beautiful perfect original Hamilton boxcar dial!

Movement... is a real beauty on this one. Check out the picture. Features second model damaskeening, Fully marked. This watch has just been fully serviced by us and a new "no break" mainspring installed. Running perfectly.
Folks, this super clean Boxcar Dial, nice movement, and stunning case really set this watch off. This combination really shows well! For $289 it's a buy in this condition and fully serviced...
Beautiful Fully Restored & Serviced 992 in all around excellent condition for under $290? You got it...Only at Time Machine!.........$289.00

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Watches Posted On:
July 25, 2019

Stock #
TM 7108
Hamilton 16S 23J
"The 950" Railroad
Gold Train Model
WGF Fancy Mainliner Case

Mint Boxcar Dial
Museum Quality Movement
Like New Thruout!
Serial #
1625782


JFS

  Circa 1919, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 positions, double roller, motor barrel, gold train, RR Grade/Approved, this is a very nice low production Hamilton 950 with a solid gold train! This high grade timepiece also features a mint original Hamilton porcelain boxcar dial, and a beautiful Mainliner White GF Fancy Back Model Case! This is arguably the finest railroad configuration in a Hamilton...you'd certainly be hard pressed to imagine better. It's a beautiful example of a 950, folks, all original. Don't miss this one!

Case... is a 14K J Boss Mainliner white gold filled fancy back case in excellent condition with an engine turned monogrammed back shining like new. Shows no wear thru, looks never to have been actively carried. These 14K white gold filled cases are getting very hard to acquire in this condition. Nice crown and tight bow, beautiful hi dome glass crystal.

I believe this case and dial to be the one the watch was delievered in...all components are like new! Down the road these original ones will command top dollar, especially ones this nice. Beautiful 14K J Boss Mainliner White GF Case.

Dial... is original Hamilton porcelain boxcar dial. Also has the aquamarine blued spade railroad hands. No hairlines can be seen on this fine example. Mint Original "Boxcar" Railroad Dial.

Movement...is fully marked as stated above and in excellent crisp condition as seen in the picture. Fitted with the gold train. Beautiful Damaskeening! Lettering still looks new. To find one any better you'd truly have to have a time machine. Running very well, has been completely checked and timed.
Folks, this was Hamiltons best in a 23 Jewel Railroad Watch in 1919, and produced in very low numbers. They were carried by upper echelon railroad personnel who demanded accurate timekeeping, as they were out of reach price wise for the railroad man working the line. It is all original, and one of the most desirable and hardest to find Hamilton Railroads! Has all the most desirable features as well...What a look!

These are an excellent investment, especially an all original one that looks like this, and one of the most beautiful railroads you'll ever own. Will be the highlight of your Hamilton Railroad Collection. Judge this one for yourself, and, like me, you'll have to agree it's well worth owning. You'll not likely find a better example at any price. I have this priced to sell. Rare 950 in all original condition...very fairly priced at.........$749.00 

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Watches Posted On:
July 16, 2019

Stock #
TM 7107
Hamilton 16S 21J
The "992" Railroad
Hamilton Model #2 Case
Hamilton Boxcar #519 Dial
All Original 1928 992!
Serial #
2517724


JB

  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, 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 it's original yellow gold filled Hamilton Model #2 Bar Over Crown Case...All original from 1928! Features the correct original double sunk 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 10K Model 2 Yellow Gold Filled Case. Serial # on case is #0506464, which shows 1928 production! It is in excellent condition, shows really well. Marked Hamilton Railroad On Crown. Plain polished back. Nice and Crisp Model 2 Case!

Dial... is the desirable marked Hamilton double sunk blind man boxcar(BM) #519 version. These dials are tough to find nowdays. Perfect, no hairlines, 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. 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 6,468 992s were shipped in this 10K Yellow 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 the Boxcar #519 original Hamilton dial and very crisp original yellow gold filled model #2 case...Wow!
Only....$299.00

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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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