Ladies' 1930 Elgin Triangle Dial Watch


A triumph of Deco design, this futuristic Elgin features a rare mint-green enameled bezel and triangular dial. Offered in a custom-fitted presentation box, circa 1930.

Men's 1930 Illinois "Guardsman" Dress Watch


Magnificent men's Illinois "Guardsman" wristwatch in white gold fill and enamel in period Bakelite jeweler’s box; fitted with black cordovan strap and period buckle, circa 1930.

Men's 1930 Illinois Beau Royale Wristwatch


Extraordinary men's Deco-era Illinois "Beau Royale" wristwatch in white gold filled with enameled "Aztec" bezel, circa 1930.

Men's 1930 Elgin Jazz Age Wristwatch


Deco-era Elgin wristwatches are always satisfying to study and offer for sale. After all, the Elgin Watch factory was the biggest watch factory in the world, with its own jeweling house, watch college, and observatory stretching across city block after city block in the little town of Elgin, Ill. This progressive company spared no expense in finding the most talented artists and case designers to come up with a look that would set their watches apart from and, ABOVE, the rest.

Anyone unfamiliar with Elgin's flair for design need only take a look at this STUNNING example of Deco horological artwork.

And we mean stunning.

We’ve been in business for 25 years now and had the privilege of seeing thousands of works of horological art produced by Elgin and have never seen this model before. We purchased the piece once-removed from an estate in Manhattan, New York – very fitting for the overall panache of the watch and have done some restoration to return it to its Jazz-Age glory; however, the design of the piece is exactly as we received it.

Measuring approx. 37mm by 27mm wide at the lugs, rare Elgin is obviously a work of Jazz-Age genius, featuring a magnificent and unusual dial with Roman numeral hour track and flexible lugs. It is literal study in Deco philosophy, sporting dreamy geometric lines that give Deco its Aztec "flair,” lending a classic quality to the white gold-filled case. It passes our requirement for art: If one can't stop looking at it and one gets pleasure every time they see it, it's art. This watch is – without question – stunning.

Snap open the back and you'll find another marvel of the era: a well-engineered, fully serviced grade 484 18/0 15 ruby jewel movement keeping time as intended.

This extraordinary watch comes with a custom-made black ostrich strap and matching silver-tone buckle and is housed in a handsome period presentation box

For those who feel the sweet ache of the Jazz-Age longing, this extraordinary timepiece will assuredly make you THE "Man about Town."

Ladies 1931 Elgin Arts & Crafts Watch


An exceedingly rare and strong "Arts and Crafts" case on this ladies Elgin is a remarkable work of horological art, circa 1931.

Men's 1932 Illinois Dress Watch w/Box


Absolutely stunning and rare men's Illinois dress watch from a prominent estate collection; cleaned oiled and calibrated as well as fitted with one of our very own cordovan straps. Offered in a period presentation box.

Men's 1935 Hamilton Dress Watch w/Box


Strong yet ethereal, this marvelous work of art from The Hamilton Watch Company illustrates all that is impressive and magical about the Deco Era. Properly restored and offered in a fetching celluloid presentation case.

Men's 1936 Waltham Dress Wristwatch


Exceedingly handsome and original, this rare men's 49mm Waltham "Curvex" style wristwatch is a testament to Deco pagentry. Offered in an equally handsome period Waltham factory presentation box, circa 1936.

Men's 1940 Movado Military Watch in Stainless


WWII era Movado stainless steel Movado military wristwatch with correctly recreated two-piece canvas/twill strap.

Men's 1942 Waltham Ordnance Watch


Excellent WWII era military wristwatch by Waltham. Completely original and restored, with a correctly recreated khaki strap produced exclusively for Strickland Vintage Watches. Circa 1942

Men's 1942 Elgin Military Ordnance Watch


Extraordinary example of a pre-to-mid WWII military wristwatch; cleaned, oiled, calibrated and fitted with an original WWII era one-piece O.D. green strap. Circa 1942

Men's 1943 Bulova WWII Ordnance Watch


Absolutely WONDERFUL men’s WWII-era original black-dialed wristwatch.

Men's 1944 Hamilton WWII Navy Pilot's Watch


Rare, correct WWII Navy Pilot's Hamilton wristwatch in its original "S" marked military case.

Men's 1944 Elgin Military Ordnance Watch


Original WWII era military ordnance wristwatch by Elgin. Completely original and restored, fitted with a correctly recreated khaki two-piece strap. Circa 1944

Men's 1947 Omega in Oversized Stainless Case


Stunningly sharp men's 1947 oversized stainless steel Omega wristwatch with stunning restored dial is as good as it gets; fitted with a peanut crocodile strap and offered in a period Omega presentation case.

Men's 1950 Bulova Dress Watch w/ Original Band


Stunning, completely original Men's Bulova wristwatch with perfect pearlescent dial, circa 1950.