It’s not often that one can carry a piece of history in one’s pocket. You certainly could with this very early, untouched Pre-Civil War era, key-wind American Waltham Watch Company pocket watch in rare solid coin silver case hand-crafted by Hulse and Sease; housed in what we feel is its original presentation box, circa 1860. Offered with 1857 half-dollar believed to have been worn during the war.
Early and impressive men's 18 size, 23 ruby-jeweled hunter-cased Hampden "Railway Special" railroad grade pocket watch featuring a magnificent high-grade movement, porcelain dial and handsome yellow gold-filled case. Fitted with heavy gold-filled chain sporting a solid gold 25 year fob given by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Offered in a custom-fitted presentation box.
One of the most desirable railroad-grade pocket watches made in America, this 18 size, 24 ruby-jeweled Illinois Bunn Special is housed in a crisp yellow gold-filled case and presented in a custom-made burled walnut presentation case. Circa 1902.
Rare and extremely desirable men's WWI era oversized Waltham "Trench" watch made for the British market, in an early Dennison sterling silver screw back-and-bezel case. Correctly hallmarked and fitted with a handsome, re-created pigskin strap with buckle, circa 1914.
Rare and extremely desirable men's WWI era oversized black-dialed "Trench" watch made for the British market, in its original screw-back Dennison waterproof case. Correctly hallmarked, retaining a pigskin strap of the period. We are happy to custom fit a correctly recreated two-piece strap in black cordovan at no additional charge if the client so desires, circa 1917.
Astonishing, historic WWI-era military wire lug Tavannes Signal Corps. wristwatch. This exceedingly rare military example features a period 24 hour porcelain military dial, stained glass hands and a hinged-lug case. Fitted with one of our correctly re-created two-piece straps in black cordovan, with matching sterling buckle.
Exceedingly rare, completely original oversized WWI Elgin trench watch. Measuring a full 38mm in diameter, this "6" size silveroid timepiece is one of the largest examples of the era. Featuring a correctly re-created two-piece black cordovan strap and matching buckle. Circa 1919.
Stunning and important men's WWI era "Transitional" wristwatch by Elgin National Watch Company with all the correct and rare elements: solid sterling construction; heavy reeded crown; military enamel dial, correct movement, and of course, a 45 degree orientation on the wrist. Circa 1919.
Men's stunning, fully restored early Deco Gruen wrist watch marked "Watch Specialties Co." in sterling silver with magnificent restored dial, stained glass hands and custom-fitted cordovan strap. Offered in a bespoke presentation box, circa early '20s.
Considered one of the most desirable American-made wrist watches, the Illinois "New Yorker" the very tactile embodiment of the Deco Movement. This example, in white gold fill, features an original dial and factory enameling. Circa 1929