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|Welcome to TIME MACHINE'S Hunter Category! Here you will find some of the RAREST and most desirable RR Grade Watches ever made!! These are all Railroad Grade Watches in Hunter form. Produced in very limited numbers prior to the requirements being stiffened, very few of this calibre exist today. If you want the rarest of the rare, check back from time to time. There's something about a Genuine Adjusted Railroad Watch in Hunting Case form that sets them apart from the rest...Enjoy!|
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|Stock # |
| Elgin 18S 21J |
The "No. 348" Railroader
Beautiful Nickel Movement
Stunning YGF Fancy Case
Scarce Lo Production Hunter!
| 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.
|Stock # |
| Elgin 18S 17J |
Scarce Grade 164 Hunter
2 Year Production
Beautiful Case & Movement
RR Grade..From 1896
Nice Example..Priced Right!
| || Circa 1896, Lever Set, Adjusted to positions (unmarked), RR Grade/Approved, in this time period, this is a very nice 18S Elgin Grade 164 Hunter! They don't come much cleaner or nicer, folks..check this one out! |
Case... is a beautiful B&B Royal 20 Yr Hunting Case in extra nice condition. Beautiful engraved front and back, shows very nice. This was the creme of the crop in gold filled hunting cases back then! Opens and closes perfectly, looks fantastic as you can see. Tasteful personalization on dust cover. These 18S Hunter cases in this condition are really tough to acquire anymore, and cost dearly when you do find one as you know. This one is priced right! Beautiful Survivor! Nice B&B Royal Hunting Case!
Dial... is original Elgin glass enamel double sunk RR dial with Arabic numerals. No imperfections noted. Nice Original Double Sunk Railroad Dial!
Movement... is Elgin's Grade 164 BW Marked Adjusted. Running well. Two Year Only Production (1895-96) and only 5000 ever made! Beautiful nickel plates and unusual font lettering show as new. This would have been accepted on all rail lines in 1896. Very nice Grade 164 Movement!
|Stock # |
| Elgin 18S 21J |
The "Veritas" Gr 274 Hunter
Ultra Rare Railroader!
Beautifully Damaskeened Movement
Mint Original Roman Dial
Solid Gold Train Gears
FULLY SERVICED & RESTORED
| || Folks, this is a very special timepiece. Absolutely one of the finest railroad hunters ever produced! Great investment opportunity! |
Circa 1901, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 positions, RR Grade/Approved, in this time period, this is a very rare 18S Elgin 21J Veritas Hunter with the Grade #274 Movement! It has also just been completely taken apart, cleaned, all jewels polished, new mainspring installed, and new enameled movement lettering done! It's ready to collect, enjoy and watch appreciate, folks..check this one out!
A Little History on the 18S Grade 274 3/4 Plate Hunter...
15 yr J Boss Plain Polished HC in great shape opens and closed properly shows a little side wear at bottom...front and back no wear thru as you can see. Tight Bow, good crown. New Glass crystal fitted as well. Nothing was left out so it would be ready for you to show off and enjoy
DS correct roman dial looks perfect, nice hands.
3/4 Plate Movement is stunning! Running flawlessly, if you want one of Elgin's finest 18S Hunters, first year for this model as well as the highest jeweled Elgin 18 Size Hunter made here is a fine example of one.
Price on this beauty is only $649, and well worth that considering the full restoration that has already been done. Stunning Veritas "274" 21 Jewel Hunter!
Folks, if you collect these beautiful Elgins, this would definitely belong in your portfolio as well. There were lots of nice timepieces in the Pre-WW1 era. None were any nicer, finer built, or better quality than this Veritas! To come onto one fully reconditioned this clean is a treasure! Beautiful 21J Elgin #274 Veritas Hunter with Full Restoration...Has It All!.......$649.00
|Stock # |
| Hampden 18S 15J |
The John C. Dueber Special
Marked "Special Adjusted"
Rare Fancy Dial
Fancy Engraved Dueber Case
Scarce RR Grade/Approved Hunter!
| || Circa 1889, Lever Set, Special Adjusted to 5 Positions (unmarked), RR Grade/Approved by all Rail Lines in 1889, Here's a very scarce John C. Dueber Special! This Special Adjusted Railroad Hunter was Hampden's best in the 18 Size in 1889! They were made specifically for railroad duty. In that class, they had to be good...scarce Hi End Hampden! |
Case... is Dueber fancy engraved hunter case. Has one of the fasnciest engraved dust covers I've ever seen. Front and back fully engraved with bouquets. Engraved sides. Nice glass crystal. Very crisp! Beautiful 18S RR Hunter Case
Dial...is an original single sunk porcelain enamel Fancy Hampden Dial with Roman numerals. It looks perfect! Two Tone Gold and black features adorn this beauty. Rare to find a perfect 18S Hampden Fancy Dial like this! Original spade railroad hands.
Movement...is another of Hampden's top quality grades...The "John C. Dueber Special". It features a beautifully damaskeened Movement, fully railroad adjusted, gold Teske Railroad Regulator, in good condition. Running well, has not been serviced or timed. Mr. Dueber was the head of Hampden Watch Co. He wouldn't put his name on anything less than the best. Only 5100 of these Model 3s were made, and only 1000 in this run. Very low production railroad hunter! Here's a chance at the one of the best railroad watches Hampden had to offer in 1889...Fully loaded with a killer case and a fancy dial...The John C. Dueber Special Hunter!......$585.00
|Stock # |
| Waltham 18S 21J |
The Model 1892 845
Railroad Approved Hunter
Beautiful Fancy Hunting Case
Nice 1892 Dial
Scarce Model Hunter!
Priced To Sell!
| || Circa 1906, LS, Adjusted 5 positions, 845 Model Movement, RR Grade/Approved, this is another one of Waltham's most desirable movements...and one of their scarcest...the Model 1892 "845" 21 Jewel Hunter! We have just completely checked and serviced this beauty and it is now ready for you to show, carry, and enjoy! These 845 Hunters only come along once in a blue moon, so take advantage of this opportunity to own a scarce one! |
Case... is a Muhr Co YGF hunter case with gorgeous fancy front and back. It is in excellent condition, no wear thru. Really shows off this one nicely! Correct for the time period. Beautiful Hunting Case!
Dial... is the correct Roman Double Sunk railroad dial signed Waltham. I can't see any lines at all...looks great. New Glass Crystal. Super Clean Waltham RR Hunter Dial.
Movement... is super nice wheels look great. It has the beautiful gold starburst regulator, beautiful screwed down gold jewel settings. Marked 21 Jewels and adjusted to 5 positions. and she's been checked by my watchmaker new glass crystal installed and running great! Ready for your collection...Winds as smooth as butter. Beautiful clean example of a 21 Jewel 845 RR Hunter.