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|Welcome to TIME MACHINE'S Ultra Hunter Category! Here you will find some of the FINEST and most desirable RR Grade and Hunting Case Watches In Existence!! I bought out a small collection with about 30 of these in fantastic shape! These are all Like new condition and near museum quality Hunters. Also some Railroad Grade Watches in Hunter form. Very few of this calibre exist today. If you want one of the FINEST hunters you'll ever carry and show, this is the place. When they're gone, they're gone....Enjoy!|
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|Stock # |
| Elgin 16S 17J |
Grade 339 3 Fingered Bridge
Stunning Hi Relief Case!
Beautiful 339 3FB Movement
MUST BE SEEN!
| || Folks, here are some of the nicest, close to mint hunters you will ever have the opportunity to acquire! The dials and movements are every bit as nice as the cases. Here's a High Relief Engraved Elgin for you! |
Circa 1904, Pendant Set, Adjusted to positions, RR Grade in this 1904 time period, this is a very nice 16S Elgin Grade 339 Hunter with the 17 Jewel 3 Fingered Bridge Movement! They don't come much cleaner or nicer, folks..check this one out!
Case... is a J Boss 25 Yr YGF Hunting Case in outstanding condition. Beautiful highly engraved front and back, shows almost new. Lots of different raised engraving patterns going on with this one! Nice Village scene on back. This was the creme of the crop in gold filled hunting cases back then! Beautiful High Relief Engraved Hunting Case!
Dial... is original Elgin glass enamel RR single sunk bold Roman Rail Road dial. One lite line below 29.
Movement... is Elgin Grade #339 Running well, has been checked and timed, will come with timing papers. Shows as new. Has been in the safe a long time. Very nice movement!
|Stock # |
| Elgin 18S 15J |
Grade 316 Hunter
Rare 6 Color Fancy Dial
Beautiful Grade 316 Movement
Stunning YGF Fancy Case
Full Service Just Done
HC With "Sunset" Fancy Dial!
| || Circa 1906, Lever Set, Adjusted to positions, micro regulator, RR Grade in this time period, this is a very nice 18S Elgin 316 Hunter with a rare 6 Color Fancy Dial! I've never seen one like this before...have you?? And look at that heavy engine turned case...They don't come much cleaner or nicer, folks..check this one out! |
Case... is a New York 20 Yr YGF Hunting Case...their best...in extra nice condition. Beautiful heavy engine turned and engraved front and back, uninitialed shield on front, shows almost new. Opens and closes properly, One of the finer 18 Size hunting cases I've seen! Like New Fancy RR Hunting Case!
Dial... is original Elgin glass enamel Fancy Dial with Fancy Arabic numerals. Dial boasts SIX different colors and center is a half and half or "Sunset" type pink top and blue bottom...Wow! I've never seen a fancy dial quite like this. One lite line from center post to top of subseconds that won't show up in pictures. Also fitted with beautiful gold King Louis XIV Hands. What a package...
Movement... is one of Elgin's better grades...the 316. Has a micro regulator is lever set and features some of Elgin's finest damaskeening. Just look at this beauty! Hard for me to to decide what to stare at...the dial or the movement!....Just fully serviced including a new no break mainspring and is running well. Shows as new. Will come with timing papers showing a linear straight line. Truly a railroad grade watch in hunter form! Gorgeous Elgin 316 Movement!
|Stock # |
| Elgin 18S 21J |
The "Veritas" Gr 274 Hunter
Ultra Rare Railroader!
Mint Original Roman Dial
Diamond End Stone
Only 1368 Made
| || Folks, this is a very special timepiece. In over 17 years of collecting and selling, this is only the 3rd or 4th one I've ever seen or had. Absolutely one of the finest railroad hunters ever produced! Great investment opportunity! |
Circa 1903, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 positions, (double marked) RR Grade/Approved, in this time period, this is a very rare 18S Elgin 21J Veritas Hunter with the Grade #274 Diamond End Stone Movement! They don't come any cleaner or nicer, folks..check this one out!
Case... is a CWC 25 Yr YGF Hunting Case in near mint condition. Engine turned with floral engraving front and back. Shows virtually no wear, look at the damaskeening on the front and back and that coin edge side! Stunning and very tight French Bow. Beautiful Case!
Dial... is original Elgin glass enamel RR double sunk dial with Bold Roman Numerals. Perfect! No hairlines noted, no imperfections of any kind! What a neat dial on this one. Irreplaceable. Mint Original Bold Roman Dial!
Movement... is Elgin Grade 274 Veritas, and a beauty. Marked 21 Jewels, adjusted on balance cock and adjusted 5 positions on bottom plate and safety barrel. (motor barrel) Running well. Shows as new. Stunning Veritas 21 Jewel movement! Only 1368 of these beautiful timepieces were ever made.
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 kept better time than this Veritas! To come onto one this clean and scarce is a treasure! These will continue to appreciate in value, especially clean, near mint rare examples like this one. Beautiful 21J Elgin #274 Veritas Hunter with the Diamond End Stone, Gold Train, mint Roman dial and a like new gorgeous case...Has It All, and at a great price for one so nice!.......$OLD
|Stock # |
| E. Howard 16S 17J |
Beautiful Series 3!
Unique Howard Dial
Gorgeous Fancy Case
| || Circa 1904, Pendant Set, Adjusted To Temp. and 3 positions, double roller, RR Grade, this is a beautiful 17 Jewel Series
3! This one is also in remarkable condtion, and features an original Howard dial, and huge ruby jewels. It too has been put up for many years and still looks like new. |
Case... is a J Boss 25 Yr YGF looking pretty much like the day it was made. Signed E Howard & Co Boston" curvette on dust cover. Beautiful engraving front and back with a village scene in shield on back. Unbelievable condition. Glass crystal. Tight as a drum. Fantastic Case to show and enjoy!
Dial... is original Howard single sunk glass enamel dial with beautiful fancy arabic numerals and blue 5 minute markers. Perfect. Original unique "Kite" open diamond hands set it off nicely. Unique Series 3 Dial and Hands!
Movement... is also in beautiful condition. No scratches. Has the huge ruby jewels, railroad grade, running well, and times out good. Excellent condition Series 3 Movement
|Stock # |
| Illinois 16S 21 Jewels |
Rare "A. Lincoln" Hunter!
1 Of Only 1200 Made
Model 7 "Getty" HC Mvmt
Beautiful "Wadsworth" Case
| || Folks, I found quite a few extrordinary pieces in this collection, and here's another best of the best (all these fine hunters are like new and came out of the same collection...once in a lifetime opportunity to own the finest available...don't miss out!) This sweetheart is virtually new. Illinois collectors, this is guaranteed to be the center of attention at any gathering...judge for yourself! |
Circa 1907, Lever Set, marked adjusted to temperature, 5 positions, gold train, beautiful damaskeening, RR Grade/Approved, this is a very rare and beautiful Illinois A. Lincoln Hunter! Complete with a gorgeous like new Wadsworth case with beautiful multi-faceted engraving, it is in "as new" condition! WOW...was all I could say when I saw this beauty! Lincoln himself would have carried this gorgeous timepiece with pride! And why not? Didn't get any better...
Case... is a beautiful like new Wadsworth 20 Yr YGF Case that is 95% or better, lid pops up with authority all hinges open 90 degrees and shut very tightly. Be hard to find a nicer GF case at any price. Beautiful engraving front and rear and uninitialed shield on front. Crisp as they come!. Stunning Case. Glass Crystal.
Dial... is the bold Gothic "Illinois Watch Co" and IS a correct rare Model 7 Dial with all feet present. Perfect...no hairlines. Beautiful plum hands. These Model 7 Getty Gothic hunter dials are almost impossible to find in perfect condition such as this! Just a beauty...
Movement... is also like new as you can see. it's the Getty type with only only 1200 made. Still shows as new, just a really nice example of a pretty rare hunter. I had this checked over and it needs nothing save to be enjoyed and envied by all who see it. We also authenticated the dial and it is running almost railroad time. Meggers valued this one at $600-$700 in 1985 money in the Blue Book. Fully railroad adjusted, and approved for railroad use on many lines in 1907. The epitomy of a railroad hunter. It, as well as the entire watch, appears to have been put up long ago and never used. It's virtually near mint thruout.
Folks, this one too definitely had my tongue wagging (as did all these) when I saw it, and it will yours too....I'm very excited because it's been a long time since I've been able to offer such fine hunting timepieces to you here at Time Machine. Don't lose this wonderful opportunity to own one of Illinois' finest in virtually new condition!
The 21J Model 7 A. Lincoln Hunter!.......$OLD
|Stock # |
| Hampden 16S 17 Jewel |
The "Wm McKinley"
Mint DS RR Dial
Stunning Like New Case
| || Folks, here are some of the nicest, close to mint hunters you will ever have the opportunity to acquire! The dials and movements are every bit as nice as the cases. This Hampden has what has to be one of the the finest fancy cases I have ever seen! The whole watch looks almost new! I need an opener to get the back cover to pop up, it's that tight. Mom tin typed her picture on the inside front cover. "From Mother To Son, July 1921" on dust cover, she spent a few extra dollars to present this to her boy the right way. I don't know that you'd EVER find a nicer GF HC. Outstanding example for your collection! |
Circa 1921, lever set, RR Grade, here's a like new Hampden Watch Co. Wm McKinley Hunter in it's original hunter case with fancy front and back to show and enjoy...Beautiful Timepiece! Has a mint original ds dial signed "Hampden Watch Co.", and a beautiful 17 Jewel movement signed "Wm McKinley", after our president, and also "adjusted", set off with gorgeous "snowflake" damaskeening! Beautiful example! In good running order, has a nice glass crystal, I timed this and it's good to go. Triple signed McKinley with a perfect dial and a museum quality engine turned 25 Yr Case... Stunning Example.........$OLD
|Stock # |
| Elgin 16S 21J |
Father Time Hunter
Ultra Rare Railroader!
Beautiful Grade 373 Movement
Stunning YGF Fancy Case
Only 3000 Made
| || Circa 1911, Lever Set, Adjusted 5 positions, motor barrel, RR Grade/Approved in this time period, this is a very rare 16S Elgin Father Time Hunter with the 21 Jewel Movement! I've seen only a few others before...have you seen any?? And look at that heavily engraved case...They don't come much cleaner or nicer, folks..check this one out! |
Case... is a B&B Favorite 25 Yr YGF Hunting Case...their best...in extra nice condition. Beautiful heavy engine turned and engraved front and back with high relief and a bird in flight, initialed shield on front, shows almost new. One of the finer 16 Size hunting cases I've seen! Like New Fancy RR Hunting Case!
Dial... is original Elgin glass enamel RR dial with Arabic numerals. No hairlines can be seen. Nice Bold Arabic Numeral Dial!
Movement... is one of Elgin's top grade railroads...The Father Time! Marked 21 Jewels and adjusted 5 positions. Running well. Shows as new. Truly a railroad watch in hunter form! Only 3000 of these Grade 373 movements were made in a three year run from 1909-1911! Check out the lever setting at 2...very unusual! Very nice Father Time 21 Jewel Movement!
|Stock # |
|Hamilton 18S 21J|
Scarce Grade 941
Fully Marked Movement
Drum HC W/Papers
Mint Montgomery Dial
Beautiful Railroad Grade Hunter
| Circa 1917, Here's a stunning 18S Hamilton 941 Hunter! It's cased in a gorgeous like new J Boss fancy drum style hunting case emblazoned on front and back. Look at that shield with all the embillishments going on around it! Looks fantastic. Also has the J Boss Case paper in it with matching numbers. This case is definitely original to this watch. This 21 Jewel timepiece would also be RR Approved on most rail lines before 1920 as it met all requirements. Has a mint double sunk correct Hamilton Bold Montgomery RR dial as well. One of the last "script" dials. All correct. The Movement is a nickel full plate 21 jewel that is fully marked and signed "Hamilton Watch Co.", "Adjusted Five Positions", Motor Barrel", "Double Roller", and "21 Jewels". Wow. Doesn't get any better than this. Perfect Glass Crystal. Case opens and closes perfectly. What a showpiece! Good Running order. Folks, these fully marked 941's are not found easily, and a loaded up one like this is a treasure. Here's your opportunity. If you're looking for a quality big Hamilton railroad hunter in near mint condition you can pass down thru the generations that is also very scarce, or want to fill that hole in your Hamilton collection, check this one out! |
18S 21 Jewel Fully Marked 941 Hunter in a knockout drum case....$OLD