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Watches Posted On:
August 13, 2018

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Stock #
TM 7028
Elgin 16S 21J
"B.W. Raymond" 478 Railroad
Really Nice Example
LN YGF "Streamline" Case
Beautiful Dial
Last 478 Run From 1943!
Serial#
42213257


JFS

  Circa 1943, Lever Set, this beautiful RR Grade/Approved BW Raymond features the 21 Jewel 3/4 plate 478 Model Movement done in nickel. Also marked "Temperature" on bottom as these later ones were, this was one of their last 478 movements made, coming in 1943 in the middle of WW2 so it is also historically significant. Approved by all rail lines...Elgin's best selling railroad watch!

Also features an original porcelain signed Elgin "Star" dial in nice condition, one spider at 4 that cannot be seen.

Also features a very crisp "Cased and Timed By Elgin" Original Model #3056 Yellow GF Streamline Case! Case is extra nice, beautiful tight original bow, as new crown, one of the finer condition pieces like this I've seen.

Plain polished back looks great...It's a beauty all round! These were carried by railroad professionals who demanded accurate timekeeping. Good Running order, has just been fully checked and timed. Movement still like new as well...beautiful thruout!

This is in one of if not their last run of 478s.

Folks, these last 478s equipped with the "Streamline" Case are becoming one of the hardest to acquire in the Elgin line, and seldom appear looking this nice, and in a Streamliner case in such good condition. Imagine the GIs heading west to report for duty on the Santa Fe Line in 1943 and asking the conductor what time it was. More than likely he would have pulled this Streamline 478 out and told you. Neat Historic Americana here! Look it over carefully, and I'm sure you'll agree it's a fine one.
Beautiful Elgin 478 21 Jewel B.W. Raymond...3056 Streamline Case...priced to sell at only.......$299.00

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Watches Posted On:
August 12, 2018

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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Watches Posted On:
August 2, 2018

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:
Available NOW


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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