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 1860 American Waltham Watch Co. Pocket Watch


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.

Men's 1937 Gruen Curvex 'Majesty' Watch


Exceedingly rare and original men's Deco Gruen Curvex "Majesty" dress watch — measuring an astonishing 52mm long – with original scissor band; offered in a Deco-inspired triangular burled maple presentation box; circa 1937.

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."

Men's 1919 Elgin WWI Era Transitional Watch


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 1928 Illinois Jazz Age Dress Watch


Magnificent men's Illinois Jazz-Age dress wristwatch in white gold fill and enamel - simply spectacular. Circa 1928.

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 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 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 1950 Waltham A-17 Military Watch


Outstanding example of Aviator timekeeping, this Waltham A-17 is both exceedingly handsome and original. Circa Cold War era.

Men's 1929 Illinois Speedway Wristwatch


Magnificent men's Illinois "Speedway" wristwatch in white gold fill and enamel, circa 1929. One of the most prestigious wrist or "strap" watches of its day, this work of art embodies Jazz-Age excellence.

Men's 1917 Misc. Swiss Oversized Silver Trench Watch


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.

Men's 1928 Illinois Marquis Watch w/Box


Magnificent men's Illinois "Marquis" wristwatch in white gold fill — restored and spectacular! Circa 1928.

Men's 1902 Illinois 24 Jewel Bunn Special Pocket Watch


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.

Men's 1929 Illinois Art Deco Wristwatch


Magnificent men's Illinois wristwatch in white gold fill and enamel, expertly restored to its original glory, circa 1929.

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.