This Elgin National Watch Company timepiece, circa 1902, contains one of the finest railroad-grade pocket watch mechanisms available in the day: a solid nickel, 23 ruby jeweled "Veritas" with solid gold jewel settings; gold train and jeweled motor barrel. Offered in a period presentation box.
Historic, early WWI era men's Waltham wire-lug wristwatch in sterling silver "J. Depollier & Son" marked case; fitted with correct, period canvas strap and buckle. Offered in period English presentation case. Circa 1914.
Exuding strength and grace, this sterling silver World War I trench watch with desirable – and we believe original – shrapnel guard in solid sterling silver is absolutely magnificent. Featuring a porcelain dial, stained-glass hands and custom-fitted with a period-correct black cordovan strap!
Wonderfully early 18 size pocket watch by Hamilton Watch Company, featuring a gorgeous double-sunk porcelain dial, extra-fancy blued hands and a solid nickel, 21 ruby jeweled movement and expressive damsaskeening. Offered with heavy yellow gold-filled railroad-grade chain and unusual gold-ore fob. Circa 1917.
Exceedingly rare, completely original oversized WWI Elgin trench watch. Measuring a full 38mm in diameter, this silveroid timepiece is one of the largest examples of the era. Featuring a correctly re-created black cordovan strap and matching buckle; Circa 1918
Both stunning and historic, this WWI era black-dialed timepiece, housed in a solid sterling silver integrated shrapnel guard case and fitted with a correctly re-created strap of the era is a work of tactile wrist art. Circa 1918.
Stunning in its presentation; important on several levels, this 1920 Hamilton 992 railroad-grade pocket watch features an original Montgomery dial; 20 year J. Boss railroad case; gold jewel settings and a correct factory box with cotton bag.
A stunning timepiece, this early solid sterling silver Rolex Trench wrist watch with its original movement; hallmarked, flex-lug case and what appears to be its original sunburst metal dial with Roman numerals is, in a word, magnificent. Custom-fitted with a correct two-piece black cordovan strap and matching sterling buckle. Circa 1923.
Ladies and Gentlemen, when we speak of fine timepieces, we often lapse into superlatives – "rarest," "best," "cleanest" and "most stylish." In the case of our timepieces, these accolades all happen to be quite accurate. This is the quality for which we are known and certainly the benchmark for Deitrich Gruen.
Pristine and powerful, this completely original men's 1928 Elgin wristwatch with factory bracelet band is just the timepiece to transport you back to the bright lights, sloe gin and fast-talking women of the Jazz age.
Men's exceedingly crisp, handsome 14 size Elgin "Gentlemen's" enameled pocket watch in white gold fill; accompanied by matching chain and fob embossed with female figure. Offered in a period presentation box. Circa 1928