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Antique & Estate Watches

This unique collection of rare and unusual Wrist & Pocket Watches, created during a period, when craftsman "took pride in their work". Even now 100 to 200 years later, these exceptional timepieces are ticking away, a testament to their exceptional quality.

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After 49 years in the fine jewelry field, I have retired and closed our retail operation. Thus you will find exceptional LOW prices on our remaining inventory. These items are being sold at and BELOW manufacturing COST. Once these items are sold, there will be no others available at these prices.

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  HOWARD

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Pristine Condition

Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Small ding in the case

Grade 9.4

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# Est-261                                       14-K YG

Circa     1912     Circa

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Movement # #1,175,965

The HOWARD name falls into a specialized category of a very desirable and collectable pocket watches.

This is a "Swing-Out" case and movement (See the additional pictures of how it opens with its hinged case). It is in pristine condition, 14-K yellow gold case, 17-jewel movement, size 14. The gold case is very clean, with only one small slightly noticeable ding in the case. The movement is extremely clean, recently cleaned and in excellent running order. The porcelain dial is 99% crack free, With only a few very small cracks around the second hand (See the additional pictures).

Though almost 100 years old, its pristine condition and it appears as if it were only a few years old.

" Very Collectable"

Only $1800.

Was $1800.

Now Only $900.

 

Extremely Rare

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Cracks in dial

Grade 9.2

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#1953                                            Coin Silver

Circa     1889     Circa

U.S. Watch Co.

Waltham

Extremely Low Movement # #14687

Size 14 ~  Coin Silver ~  Case 2"

This early pocket watch, created in the early years of American time pieces, is an absolute amazing find.

This pocket watch was created 1898 with its LOW Number of 14,687 that indicates its manufacturing date during the third year that US Watch Co had been producing their pocket watches.

The case and movement is in excellent condition. There are fine hair-line cracks in the dial, but it in no way affects its running condition. As a matter fact, keeping this original dial, is tremendously important for the integrity of this exceptional time piece. Now a century and a half after its creation, it still running and keeping excellent time.

Its circa, rarity and condition, qualifies it as "Museum Quality". An ideal choice for any serious collector of rare time pieces.

"Extremely Rare"

Only $1500.

Was $1500.

Now Only $750.

Very Very Rare

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Cracks in dial

Grade 9.3

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#1603                                              14-K G.F.

Circa     1892     Circa

U.S. Watch Co.

Waltham

Low Movement Number #105787

Size 16 ~  G.F. ~  Case 2-1/8" ~ Lever Set

This magnificent and rare "Lever Set" 14-K G.F. pocket watch took very little effort on my part to bring it back to its original  state, since it was in excellent condition. There is one "fine hair-line" crack in the dial between "12:00 and 3:00", but being the original dial, one would not want to change and or repair this minor defect "It is part of its history". The movement and case are in excellent condition, you will find very small engraved initials in the center of the back of the case, they appear to read "ALB", and are hardly noticeable. A bit of history to be treasured and preserved for future generations.

"Very Very Rare"

Only $1200.

Was $1200.

Now Only $600.

Very  Rare

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Some wear on the back cover

Grade 9.4

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#1885                                              14-K G.F.

Circa     1867     Circa

Hampden Watch Co.

Movement Number #347781

Size 16 ~  G.F. ~  Case 2-1/8" ~ Lever Set

Created just after the Civil War ended this exceptional Leaver Set pocket watch, is in excellent visual and mechanical condition. The dial is clean and crack free and its case is dent free. The back cover does show some wear from almost 150 years of usage, though the case has been re-plated. Hampden pocket watch's were crafted in Springfield, Mass., have long been desired by any serious pocket watch collector. It would be an welcomed addition for any collector.

"Very Rare"

Only $1575.

Was $1575.

Now Only $787.

Extremely  Rare

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Excellent

Grade 9.4

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#1887                                         Coin Silver

Circa  1870's   Circa

Montgomery Ward Co

"20th. Century"

Made by Seth Thomas

Size 16 ~  C. S. ~  Case 2-3/16"

A true "collector watch", that is not often seen. This early Montgomery Ward Co. "20th. Century" pocket watch, was one of the primary items that helped to create the huge success of Montgomery Ward Company.

Created in "Silverine" (Nickel Silver-Coin Silver), stem set, size 16, #2552068. A true "collectable watch" that few people have in their collections. The dial is pure white and crack free, the crystal is also scratch free and the case is in very good condition. Its visual and running condition is excellent.    

"A Remarkable Find"

Only $495.

Was $495.

Now Only $247.

Rare

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: The case is a bit worn, initials engraved on the front cover.

Grade 7.8

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#1144                                              14-K G.F.

Circa     1889     Circa

Elgin National Watch Co.

Movement Number #3605575

Size 16 ~  G.F. ~  Case 2-1/8"  ~ Lever Set

Well over a century old, and this pocket watch is still keeping excellent time.

This lever set, size 16 pocket watch, is in beautiful condition for its age, a few very small dents in the case (that are hardly noticeable). There is wear in the engraved design on the case, but this is acceptable due to its age. The dial is crack free and the crystal is scratch free.

A exceptional find, that is an excellent addition to your collection, or an good choice when starting an antique pocket watch collection.

" Very Rare"

Only $595.

Was $595.

Now Only $297.

Extraordinary

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Cracks in dial, case a bit worn

Grade 8.2

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#1146                                        14-K G. F.

Circa     1894     Circa

Elgin National Watch Co.

Movement Number #5639240

Size 20 ~  G.F. ~  Case 2-1/8"

So well crafted is this exceptional pocket watch, that it has been running through the 1800's, 1900's and here in the 2000's its still ticking away. The watch case is 14-K gold filled with a screw on back cover, and a "stem set" for setting the time. Some of the back design is worm from the case and the dial does have a hair line crack running from the "11:00 to the 6:00" area of the dial. Its running and visual condition is excellent. A bit of history to treasured and to be pass down to the next generation.

" Very Rare"

Only $995.

Was $995.

Now Only $497.

 

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Overall Grading Scale

 10 to 1, with 7 being average for its age  Note: Excellent

Grade 9.8

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#Est-112                                         14-K G.F.

Circa   1900   Circa

American Waltham

Movement #9776922

Size 3/0 ~  G.F. ~ Case 1-7/16"

Hunting Case Watch,  the overall condition is excellent, except that there are a few (very fine) cracks in the dial. As you view the additional pictures, you will see how well the condition of this rare beauty from the past is. Detailed "Engine Turned" design pattern in the case, quality of work no longer seen today.

I truly enjoyed the time that I spent, refurbishing this treasure, knowing that there are not many collectable pocket watches left in prime condition. Being over 100 years old, it is a prime example of an period when quality was the primary factor in one's work, and why they are still running over a century later.

"An American Beauty"

Only $395.

Was $395.

Now Only $197.

  

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