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Watches Posted On:
December 10, 2019

Stock #
TM 7141
Hamilton 16S 21J
The "992" Railroad
Hamilton Model #5 Case
Mint Blindman 576 Dial
IN ORIGINAL MATCHING # BOX
Outstanding Condition!
Serial #
2438947


  Folks, I've saved the best for Xmas this year...would make perfect gifts! I'm going to offer some authentic 1925-1937 Hamilton 992 and 992Bs cased in their original Hamilton Railroad Model Cases...This one's in it's original box! These are getting very hard to find all original in this condition, 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 1927, Lever Set, Adjusted to Temp. and 5 Positions, Double Roller, RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful 992...in a very hard to acquire original box including the cloth shipping sack AND with matching numbers...All original from 1927! Features the correct original double sunk BM (Blindman) #576 dial, and second model movement. These are about gone from the marketplace, everyone is parting them out, and one this nice is a treasure...grab this one while you can!

Case... on this watch is a Wadsworth 14K Model 5 White Gold Filled Case. Serial # on case is #44094, which shows 1927 production and matches the number on the box! It is in excellent condition, still has original sand marks on back! Shows beautifully as you can see. Bow and crown show very nice. Hard to find White GF Model #5 Case!

Dial... is the desirable marked Hamilton double sunk blind man (BM) #576 version. These dials are also tough to find nowdays. Perfect...no hairlines. Beautiful blued Hamilton hands that also show well, all original and correct, just as you'd want it and the way it was delivered in 1927.

Movement... also 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 and is running great!
Folks, this original 1927 Hamilton #5 Model is an important piece of railroad history. Hamilton Factory records show very few 992s were shipped in this 14K White GF Model 5 case in 1927, the first year the Model 5 was available.

This is one of the scarcer cases to acquire. And one like this in it's original box is a treasure indeed.

It's my belief the few remaining examples of these should be preserved. Get this original beauty and pass it down to future generations. Beautiful original 1927 992 in it's original box with matching case and movement numbers at a great price...wow........$599.00

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Watches Posted On:
December 7, 2019

Stock #
TM 1637
Ball Watch Co. Hamilton
18S 21 Jewel
"999" Official RR Standard
Nice Ball Dial
Yellow GF Case
Scarce 21 Jewel Movement
Serial #
533952


  Circa 1907, LS, Adjusted Temp. and 5 positions, Marked Adjusted, 21 Jewels, Sapphire Pallets, "999", RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful 18 Size 21 Jewel Ball Hamilton 999 cased in a B&B Royal 20 Yr Yellow GF Case. These 18S 21 Jewel Ball Watches are almost impossible to find, especially in this condition and at this low price, so look carefully at this one.

Case... is a B&B Royal Yellow GF Case. It is in very good condition, Good Glass Crystal. Beautiful plain back nice crown and tight french bow ...NICE CASE

Dial... is original single sunk 18S Hamilton Ball. Dial has a line from 10 to 2 not very noticible also couple by 11 (see dial pic w/o bezel) Matching plum spade Ball arrow hr and min hands. These are near impossible to find in perfect condition. Nice overall 18S Ball dial.

Movement... is fully marked Adjusted, 21 Jewels, Official RR Standard, Double Roller, and 999 as these were. Beautiful "SUN RAY" Damaskeening Unique to this 21J Model. Movement on this one is in good condition and in running order but no service history.

Folks, these 18S Ball watches in nice condition such as this are getting almost impossible to find, especially the 21 Jewel Version. Book is now 700-900-1200 on this one, and this example falls about in the middle range. Selling this nice Ball for less than half of book value! Grab this one now or you'll pay more to own a similiar model later. When you pull this big boy out of your pocket, there'll be no mistaking what it is! Railroad all the way! Nice 18 Size 21 Jewel Ball Hamilton "999" at a great price......$499.00

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Watches Posted On:
December 2, 2019

Stock #
TM 7137
Hamilton 16S 17J
The "972" Railroad
Keystone Pyramid Bow Case
Near Mint Dial
Like New Movement
Great Carry Watch...$179!

Serial #
1379124


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  Circa 1916, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 positions, double roller, checkerboard damaskeening pattern, RR Grade/Approved, this railroad model timepiece features a beautiful LN Keystone railroad case, near mint dial with Arabic numerals, and is marked grade 972 on the movement. This timepiece was fully railroad grade/approved by all rail lines, and was one of Hamilton's more popular railroads due to it's great timekeeping ability. This would make an excellent everyday carrying watch!

Case... is a Keystone Nickleoid Pyramid Bow case with a plain polished back still showing traces of original sand marks. Nice crystal, almost new case, looks great. Ready to carry. Nice crown and bow as well. Beautiful pyramid bow period case!

Dial... is an original single sunk dial in like new condition. One little line at 4 very hard to see. Nice blued spade hands. Take a look, it is stunning.

Movement...is the later pattern of the 972. Beautifully damaskeened and truly in like new condition. Fully marked "adjusted to 5 Positions", "17 Jewels", and "972". Watch has been checked and timed, ready to go.
Folks, here's your chance at a super clean 972 in a nice Keystone case with a near perfect correct dial and like new movement. These are getting really tough to find nowdays. You will look forever and not find one this nice or one this clean...especially at this price! Nice Hamilton 972...Perfect Watch To Carry...don't miss it!......$179.00

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Watches Posted On:
November 29, 2019

Stock #
TM 7135
Illinois 16S 21J
Bunn Special 60 Hour
161A Elinvar Type IIB
Mint 21 60 Dial
Only 5200 Produced
Benchmark Illinois!
Museum Quality
Serial #
5511965


  Circa 1933, LS, adjusted to Temp. and 6 Positions, double roller, motor barrel, gold train, RR Grade/Approved, marked Grade 161A and signed Elinvar on Train Bridge, this is a landmark Illinois Bunn Special Sixty Hour 161A Elinvar Type IIB. It also features a near mint yellow gold filled Coin Edge Model Bunn Special Case, and a beautiful scratch free movement truly like new....feast your eyes on this bad boy...I did whatever I had to in order to bring this here for your viewing enjoyment as well...it's quite the railroad...truly museum quality. Very hard to find near mint Type IIB 161A Elinvar 21J Sixty Hour!

Case... is a Wadsworth 10K yellow gold filled First Model Case with the coin edges. In as new condition, Plain Polished Back still shines like a mirror. Beautiful original Crown and Bow. This was one of the original "cased at the factory" cases that these watches came in. Hamilton made all of the marked grade Bunn Specials (notice the word "Co." is deleted from the Illinois Watch markings on the movement.) You'll search a long time to find a nicer example.

Dial... is original double sunk Illinois bold arabic type dial marked Bunn Special on top and "21 Jewels Sixty Hour" above subseconds. Perfect...No hairlines!This marked 21 60 dial is one of the rarest hardest to find of all Illinois' dials, folks, and this one is as good as they get. Also fitted with a nice thick glass "Bulls Eye" CrystalBeautiful, clean, mint, Illinois Marked 21 60 Dial!

Movement... is Illinois' famous Bunn Special Sixty Hour 161A. It is the Type IIB, marked Elinvar on train bridge and Sixty Hour and 161A on bottom. Also marked Adjusted Temp. and Six Positions, gold train. The movement is in extra nice condition, showing no scratches and/or deterioration. Black lettering still standing out as when new. This is the Type IIB 161E, this one was lowest production and is much harder to find. Only 5,200 of these fine railroads were made. Running well.

Hamilton Watch Co. bought out Illinois in 1928, and continued to manufacture Illinois watches at Springfield, IL, then later at the main plant in Lancaster, PA. This was one of the last watches assembled at the Sprngfield plant in late 1933-early 1934.

Folks, this is about as good of an example of the 21J Sixty Hour 161A as exists today. These are about gone from the marketplace, especially the finest examples such as these, no one wants to sell anything this nice. (This is the nicest I've seen in a long time) If you're wanting one of these for your collection, this would make an excellent choice. These Illinois mfg. by Hamilton are very special watches, sure to keep increasing in value over the years. You'll be awhile finding another like it. I'd put this truly museum quality example up against any other anywhere. If you want simply the best, then this is for you. I was able to get this at a very good price and passing the savings along. Grab this while the market is still down or pay much more later! 21 Jewels Sixty Hour Type IIB 161A Elinvar with a beautiful First Model Case and a mint 21 60 dial!.......$1297.00

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Watches Posted On:
November 3, 2019

Stock #
TM 7104
Rockford 16S 17J
The "Winnebago"
Near Mint Original Dial
Like New Fancy Back RR Case
Running Well
Beautiful Condition Thruout!
Scarce Rockford RR Watch!
Serial #
674798


TC

  Circa 1906, lever set, adjusted to 5 positions, double roller, RR Grade/Approved, here's a very scarce Rockford Winnebago!
Features a YGF 20 Yr Dueber swing out RR case with a beautiful famcy back in like new condition! Nice glass crystal. Original double sunk Rockford dial as well. One miniscule flake at 5. As close as you'll ever get to a perfect dial on this rare bird! Movement is in excellent, crisp condition and truly like new. Marked Winnebago, adjusted 5 positions, 17 jewels and adjusted. Running well, has not been serviced or timed. These Winnebagos are rare, folks. (I see only one of these for every three "The Studebakers") which are also very scarce, so you can imagine how few of these "Winnies" are actually out there!)
This was Rockford's version of that watch! One of the most beautifully damaskeened Rockford movements they made. These typically sell for $400-$500, when they can ever be found. It's been awhile since I've had one. If you're after a collectible Rockford, you won't do much better than this one. At this price, and in this condition, it's an outstanding bargain! Look for yourself! Very Scarce Rockford "Winnebago"........$349.00 

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Stock #
TM 7103
Hamilton 16S 21J
"992" Railroad Watch
Mint Original Dial
Crisp YGF J Boss RR Case
Great Looking Early Movement
Gorgeous Early 992..$259!
Serial #
1002083


  Circa 1912, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 Positions, Double Roller, Motor Barrel, RR Grade/Approved, this is a beautiful early damaskeened Hamilton 992 with an original mint double sunk Hamilton railroad dial and a very crisp J Boss "Long Neck" Gold Filled Railroad Case. This is the "look" everyone wants in a 992, so don't delay...this one is extra nice...beautifully damaskeened!

Case... is a quality period style Keystone J Boss 20 Yr "Long Neck" yellow gold filled case with a plain polished back. Tight Bow. Nice Crown. Nice glass Crystal. Case alone worth $150 or more at today's prices. Nice example!

Dial... is a beautiful Hamilton double sunk porcelain arabic ds dial. It is mint. Hard to find these early ones in this nice of condition like this one. Perfect matching blued Hamilton hands as well!

Movement... is also extra nice! Early First Model that is beautifully damaskeened! Running and timing well.
Folks, this is one of the nicer early 992 Hamiltons you'll find, especially with this case and dial, and getting harder to find in this condition! If you're after one of the better early 992s you can lay your hands on, this would certainly be worthy of your consideration. What a nice timepiece this will make someone, one they'll be proud to own the rest of their life! This will be around 100 years from now. 21 Jewel Early 992 Railroad with a mint dial, beautiful railroad movement, and a stunning 20 yr YGF J Boss case...All at a Great Price!.......$259.00

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Stock #
TM 7083
Waltham 16S 21 Jewel
"Crescent St." RR Hunter!
Beautiful Fancy HC
Nice Dial & Movement

Very Few Made
Serial #
17096123

  Circa 1908, here's a very scarce 21 Jewel Crescent St. Model 1908 Pendant Set Hunter in a beautiful Crescent 25 Year YGF fancy hunter case with engraved front and back and a beautiful original dial to show and enjoy...RR Grade in 1908!

In good running order, has just been checked. I have seen several 16S 23J Vanguard hunters but this is only the second Crescent St I've ever had...the last one was in 2006! That's how few one ever sees out there.

Folks, here's a real sleeper...low production, hi grade, and a hunting case railroad watch that is just never seen...don't pass this opportunity by! Priced very fairly at only.....$439.00

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Watches Posted On:
October 28, 2019

Stock #
TM 7090
Elgin 16S 17J
The "No. 280"
Beautiful Wadsworth GF Case
3 Fingered Bridge Adjusted
Hi Grade Railroad Approved
JUST FULLY SERVICED & MS
Serial#
10126045


  Circa 1903, here's an early, seldom seen #280 railroad grade/approved watch! This one is comparable in quality to the venerable Veritas, having a hi grade regulator, screw down jewel settings, fully adjusted to railroad positions, and gorgeous damaskeening. Quite desirable! This unique model was produced in 1902-1903 only, and fewer than 8000 were made!

Also features the beautiful 17 Jewel 3 FB Model Movement marked No. 280. These have all but disappeared from the market, this is the only one I've seen in quite awhile. Also marked "Adjusted" (5 Positions). Lever Set, RR Grade/Approved.
More features include the original porcelain double sunk dial in excellent condition, with one line that can't be seen save with a loupe. Shows well as you can see. Cased in a handsome Wadsworth Yellow GF 20 Yr Swing Out Case with a gorgeous crown and bow!

It runs very well, has just had a full service, including pivots polished and a new mainspring installed, timed, and is ready to carry and enjoy. Another Elgin Railroad you rarely see that's Extra Nice thruout!
Nice, very scarce #280 Locomotive Elgin from 1903...Priced to Move At Only...$339.00

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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 1606
Hampden 18S 21J
"The Dueber Watch Co."
Beautiful Yellow GF Case
Stunning Dial..LN Movement
RR Grade/Approved

Checked and Timed
Very Well Preserved Hampden!
Serial #
2451775


  Folks, it's always a pleasure when a nice Hampden like this comes in. This one is all original winds and sets like new and has a beautiful condition movement marked adjusted to five positions...don't miss this one!

Case... is a gorgeous Philadelphia Watch Case Co. 20 yr yellow GF case in very good condition. These 18S cases this nice have went thru the roof price-wise. This one is a so nice complete watch I would never part it out. Crown is like new..winds and sets well. Tight original bow. We just installed a new Glass Domed Crystal. Nice original case for this fine gentleman.

Dial... is original glass enamel double sunk Bold Arabic dial with red 5 minute markers. Small flake and one hairline at 5 so minute it can't even be seen. Beautiful original blued spade hands. Really nice, as you can see.

Movement...hails from 1907. Has just been checked by my watchmaker, and needs nothing. Marked The Dueber Watch Co., 21 Jewels, double roller, and adjusted to five positions. These later examples marked like this are not seen nearly as much, and rarely in this condition. Movement is in like new condition as you can see, all snowflake damaskeening and gold lettering still standing out as when new. Running very well.

Folks, if you want a beautiful example of pre WW1 Americana at a great price, here it is! This is a truly unmolested original example that looks to have seen very limited railroad use for a few years then was carefully put up. Hurry on this one, Hampden collectors...Not likely to ever see another 18S this nice at this price.......$239.00

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Watches Posted On:
October 7, 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 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"!

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