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Men's 1940 Gruen Veri Thin Watch in 14k Rose Gold

$1495

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Astonishingly graceful, this WWII era Gruen "Veri-Thin" in solid 14k rose gold is the perfect harmony of form and function. Offered in a period Gruen Bakelite presentation case. Circa 1940

Men's 1941 Gruen Curvex

$1295

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Handsome men's late Deco/Pre-War era Gruen Curvex – cleaned, oiled, calibrated with stretch band. Offered in a presentation box, circa 1941.

Men's 1942 Bulova Medical Officer's Wrist Watch

$995

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Bulova "Medical Officer's" wristwatch in rose-gold fill with high-grade 17 ruby-jeweled movement and center-sweep hand for timing pulses. Circa 1942

Men's 1942 Hamilton Navy Wristwatch

$1295

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Men's Hamilton WWII issue 987S wrist watch with correct reproduction of a Navy blue one-piece canvas strap. A fine, restored example that is cleaned, oiled and ready for service.

Men's 1944 Paul Breguette Solid Gold Watch

$1295

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A monument to the days when a man was judged by the watch on his wrist; this oversized, solid gold "Paul Breguette" is a platinum-dialed, horned-lugged British classic! Circa 1944.<

Ladies' 1945 Lucien Piccard Presentation Cocktail Watch

$2750

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Given by legendary Hollywood director Henry Koster to one of his assistants, this unusual, solid 14k gold wristwatch by Lucien Piccard is simply exquisite. Engraved "To Teresa/With Thanks/Henry Koster." Circa 1945

Men's 1945 Olympic Watch Co. Chronograph

$995

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Magnificent men's WWII era, dual-register "Olympic" chronograph in a "Machine-Era" snap-back case. Complete with its original, un-restored tri-color dial and "spear" hands – a handsome timepiece for someone of undeniably fine taste.

Men's 1946 Benrus Watch in 14k Rose Gold

$995

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Tony, extremely desirable men's '40s era Benrus dress wristwatch in solid 14k rose gold, housed a period Bakelite presentation box.

Men's 1950 Elgin A-17A Aviator's Wristwatch

$795

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Outstanding example of Aviator timekeeping, this Elgin A-17A is both exceedingly handsome and accurate. Circa late WWII; Cold War era.

Men's 1950 Gruen Curvex in 14k White Gold

$1795

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An extraordinary watch for an equally extraordinary client, this flawless, solid 14k white gold Gruen "Curvex" – with its contrasting jet-black dial – is fitted with a black crocodile strap and offered in a period Gruen factory box. Circa 1950

Men's 1950 Elgin 14k Gold Shockmaster

$1650

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Men's '50s 14k yellow gold "Flying Saucer" Elgin Shockmaster wristwatch. Over the nearly 20 years we've been dealing in vintage timepieces, one of the many good questions we've been asked is "What constitutes a fine wristwatch?"

Men's 1951 Elgin 50 Millionth Watch in 18k Gold

$4995

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Almost mythic in its rarity, this Elgin "50 million" wristwatch, commissioned in 1951 to celebrate Elgin's manufacture of its 50 millionth jeweled movement, is a triumph of American watchmaking. Offered with box, original booklet and price tag.

Men's 1953 Omega 18k Gold Oversized Automatic Watch

$3795

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Exceedingly handsome, oversized 18k Omega bumper automatic wristwatch in its original clamshell box with papers. Fitted with a matching gold Omega buckle and genuine alligator strap. Circa 1953

Men's 1954 Gruen One Button Doctor's Chronograph

$3495

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Men's Gruen '50s-era stainless one-button Physician's/Doctor's chronograph watch

Men's 1954 Lord Elgin Dress Watch in Box

$1495

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Brilliant men's "Lord Elgin" dress wristwatch from the Golden Era of American watchmaking - new-old-stock - with original box, strap and tag; Circa 1950s

Men's 1955 Lord Elgin Atomic Style Case

$1250

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Exceedingly rare men's 21 ruby-jeweled Lord Elgin wristwatch with "atomic" styled case and 1955.