First, and most importantly, Omega is a great brand that has endured the test of time. Oversize Omegas, like this one are very desirable and we constantly look for great examples. This one came from a private collection of a gentleman that took really good care of his possessions. It was a model made for the South American market and is a size rarely seen in North America. Not only is this Omega an oversize, measuring 38mm in diameter (not including the crown) by 44mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick, but it also sports a perfectly aged, silvered dial that is still in great shape showing only minor age spots. The large seconds bit takes up all the space between the 6 o'clock position and the center of the dial (very large indeed). Most of the oversize Omega's we find had their start south of the equator, since this was not a size marketed to North America in any great numbers. The 15 jewel, manual wind movement is in great condition and is running like a top. Our head watchmaker has completely restored this beauty so that it is winding, setting, and keeping time just like it did back in the day, circa 1947. The stainless steel case assures you of many, many years of wear without looking worn. The silvered dial will garner the admiring looks of your friends and acquaintances and our one year warranty for parts and labor will assure you of trouble free performance. Why not own an interesting and historic Omega....it could be yours!
Elgin was the largest watch manufacturer in the World, and when this Solid Gold, Elgin, Multicolor Hunter was made, circa 1918 in Elgin, Illinois, they were dominating the Pocket Watch Market. Their popularity was due to the fact that they made a very reliable and accurate timepiece for a reasonable amount of money. This one is a 16 size, box hinge, that was carried traditionally by men as it was the standard size for everyday use.The case is a 14k, solid gold, multi-color, box hinge, beauty that was the pinnacle of solid gold pocket watches. On the solid gold case lids you can see yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and green gold in a fantastic foliate design (on the front cover) and a multi-color "Stag" in the center of the back lid. With the addition of the classic white porcelain dial it makes for a winning combination! The movement, which is as clean as a whistle, is a 3/4 plate, 17 jewel, nickel movement, an engineering marvel, that is running perfectly. The Porcelain Dial is in excellent condition and is a good contrast for the blued steel, spade style hands. Also take note of the bow. It is what we term a "Stirrup" bow that was very desirable. The case measures 48mm in diamter, by 66mm top to bottom, by 12mm thick. Remember all of our timepieces come with our one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
Gruen was a premier watch manufacturer, and was perhaps, one of the companies that you wanted to emulate if you were in the business of making wristwatches. Everything they put their hand to was first rate. They were the inventors of the "Curvex", a revolutionary curved watch from the late 1930s. Gruen held the patent on the curved movement but they also made made fine timepieces that contain flat movements. This Gruen is one of those. It has the long tonneau shape and silvered two-tone dial that makes it an ageless classic This is a clean, and very handsome Gruen for not much moola. The yellow gold-filled case measures 20mm in width, by 46mm, lug to lug. The seconds bit, at the 6 o'clock position, has a surround that echos the actual case shape with great panache. It also has a spectacular two-tone silvered dial with applied gold Arabic numerals at the chapters. The "baton" hands give this watch great eye appeal that makes it a real winner! The movement, which is just as nice as it was when it left the Gruen factory, is a 17 jewel, "precision" workhorse that will give you a lifetime of service, provided that you take care of it. Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will give you the peace of mind that this wonderful Gruen wristwatch will perform just as good as it did back in 1937!
Would you like a real nice gentleman's Omega, fully restored, and at a great price! If so, then this may be the watch for you. As you can probably tell we here at Father Time are smitten with the Omega brand! Everything they put their hand to was highly engineered and beautifully designed. This particular Omega "Automatic" is a case-in-point. Not only is it a handsome, silvered dial watch in a sleek yellow gold filled case, but it houses a real nice 17 jewel, caliber 550, "Bumper" automatic (self-winding) movement. Now take a look at the "Zoom-In" views and you will see that it sports gold bar markers at the chapters, with a set of Arabic numerals at the 12 o'clock position, and it has its original logo marked crown, a large seconds bit at the 6 o"clock position, and great looking "Teardrop" lugs. The case measures 34mm in diameter (an American Quarter measures 24mm) by 40mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick. The yellow gold-filled case is in great condition and it has a screw-down case back. These screw-down cases are a really nice because they prevent debris from entering the watch case thru a case back seam. Our watchmakers have serviced the movement and report that it is as accurate as the day it left the factory in Switzerland. The movement bears the pink gold plating that is an Omega trademark for corrosion resistance that lasts 100 years. This watch was made circa 1954 and it is a real classic. You really couldn't ask for a nicer watch to wear on a daily basis and, with the gold filled case, a watch that will look great for decades. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence. Grab this one while you can!
Girard-Perregaux is a high-end Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. It is situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and is a part of the Sowind group, a subsidiary of Kering. Their watchs have always been beautiful to behold and are well made. This particular Girard Perregaux is no exception. It is the kind of dress watch that slips easily under a french cuff and sits unobtrusively on the wrist. Executed in 14k solid gold, the case measures 32mm in diameter by 36mm lug to lug, by 8mm thick. Notice the "Seahawk" designation just above the 6 o'clock position, this is the indicator that the watch is very well sealed against moisture and dust. The silvered dial is beautiful in its simplicity and easy to read. The Roman Numerals give it a very different and elegant look. Yes, this is a very nice watch that we have fitted with genuine black lizard band that suits it well. If you want a great looking Swiss dress watch from 1961, then this may be the one for you!
Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest, most prolific of the American manufacturers, and the "Lord Elgin" was their premier product. It was produced in 19, 21, and 23 jewels. This particular Elgin is a 21 jewel beauty that is very cool watch in more ways than one. First the 21 jewel movement is a thing of mechanical beauty and, second, the minimalist dial has a great patina due to perfect aging, third the applied gold Arabic markers are located at the cardinal points, and forth the curved & rilled lugs are very handsome. If you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos you can see the evenly aged patina on the silvered dial that gives it a very desirable vintage look. You will also notice that there is a symbol just below the Elgin name and this means the watch is fitted with an unbreakable "Durapower" mainspring....quite a feat back in the day. In short this is one killer wristwatch from the late 1940s. The case is yellow gold filled measuring 22mm in width by 34mm lug to lug, by 8mm think, and is running like the proverbial top. Also notice how nice the small seconds bit is at the 6 o'clock position. We have fitted the watch with a great looking alligator band, but the crowning glory is the original box and hang tag and Elgin booklet. This handsome timepiece is in fantastic original condition and just waiting for a man's or a woman's wrist to adorn. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.
This is a gentleman's 17 jewel Rolex Oyster watch. The case is all stainless steel that measures 34mm in diameter, by 41mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick, and it is in pristine condition. Rolex's Oyster line is what made the company famous and one look at this watch will tell you why., the design is a classic! This watch was made in 1961 and it could not be in better condition. It looks like it was just taken out of the showcase to show a customer. The case has a smooth polish bezel that is gleaming. The bezel compliments a wonderful silvered dial that is centered with a blued steel sweep second hand. The stainless steel case sports an original stainless steel Oyster band that is as nice as the watch itself. I know I've said this before but the photos really do not capture the elegance of this piece. I think that it is the classic look of this straight forward stainless steel Rolex that makes it compelling. Like all of Rolex's Oyster wristwatches this one has a fantastic movement that will give a lifetime of service. The previous owner was meticulous in his care for the watch and he was thoughtful enough to keep the original box, hang tags, price tag, warranty paper, and original booklet. Our watchmakers have it running like new so that you can wear this watch on a daily basis with complete confidence. Remember we warranty all of our timepieces, parts and labor, for a full year. James Bond would be happy to wear this one to the casino. You might catch a glimpse of it when he raises his martini to his lips and his sleeve slides down to reveal this killer watch!
This is one of the "Art Deco" 17 Jewel, open face, Howards that was made circa 1924. It has an original box and papers that are from the era but do not match exactly the serial number. My guess is that there were two watches purchased and the boxes got switched at some time in the past because the serial numbers are so close. Never-the-less it is an original box, with original papers. It is a 12 size (measuring 46mm in width by 59mm from the case bottom to the top of the bow), white gold filled, "Extra" case (the thickest gold filled case made) and the case condition is wonderful. Our head watch maker has it winding, setting, and keeping time just as it did back in the 1920's. What really makes it really sing, however, is the "Art Deco" silvered dial. It is just a thing of beauty, that is doubly accented by the pierced, blued steel hands, the engraved pendant, the stylized numerals, and the unusual bow shape. This fabulous case contains a Series Seven that is in pristine condition. Howard has a sterling reputation for quality and this watch is no exception. We warranty all of our timepieces for one year, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence. It can be yours.
Howard was the Rolls Royce of American Pocket watches at the end of the 1800's and they were the standard by which all other companies were measured. The Boston based E. Howard & Co. introduced the first "quick beat" train to American Watchmaking, and were also the first company to produce, and market, a stem winding watch in the U.S. as well as the first to adjust timing to all 6 positions. Yes, they were an amazing company who led the American Pocket Watch onslaught with great panache. By 1902 Howard was purchased by the Keystone Watch Case Company and they carried on the great Howard tradition. Their watches were marked "E. Howard Watch co. Boston U.S.A. All their watches were cased and timed at the factory and came as complete watches only, unlike the earlier Howard company who contracted with as many as 23 different companies to fabricate cases for them. The production was terminated in 1930 after having made only about 650,000 complete watches. If you compare this total with Elgin who made roughly 55,000,000 over 100 years of production time you can see why the Howard watch is scarce today. This particular Howard is as nice as they get for a twelve size, open face Series Seven, 17 jewel. It sports Breguet style, blued steel, "Lunette" hands (including the second hand), Roman Numerals, a porcelain dial, and a wonderfully simple, plain polish case that was the thickest gold filled case made. The "Extra" designation that you can see on the interior of the case back lets the user know that it is guaranteed to wear permanently. Gold filled cases were rated in terms of years of wear provided. This is a yellow gold filled case that is real classic. Normally one can see the year designations of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years inscribed on the case but rarely the term "Extra' which meant it was the thickest amount of gold that could be used while still having the more rigid base metal on the interior of the case. Very, very few of these cases were made since it was a very costly proposition to produce one. Add to all of this the fact that the case is a "book style swing-out" case in fantastic condition. We think that this watch was rarely used over its lifetime and you only have to look at the tiny beaded rim on the case covers to see what we mean. The beading is still beautiful in its simplicity. This may be your chance to own a Howard that is easy to carry in modern clothing, stunning in its appearance, and in fantastic running condition. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
There were many Swiss pocket watches made but very few that had the good looks of this Coventry Sterling Silver, open face, key wind and key set gentleman's watch. It was made circa 1887 and it is still in fantastic condition. Maybe it was only used for special occasions or it was simply lovingly cared for. What ever the reason it is all the better for us today. The sterling silver case measures 50mm in diameter, by 18mm thick and it looks great. The hinges for the front bezel and rear lid are solid rose gold and the case band (middle) is what we call a coin edge design so that you can grip it quite easily. The back lid opens effortlessly with the push of the button on the pendant revealing the winding hole and the original owner's name, John Carver. This watch was made for the English market and it bears all the correct hallmarks for purity, maker's mark, and date. The watch was made in Coventry by Adam Burdess and it is a high quality fusee, tip-out, movement which displays the most spectacular silver dial that is adorned with mulit-color gold embellishments. Make sure you look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see how intricate the dial design is. Roman Numerals surround the textured dial center where you can see a foliate arrangement in multi-color gold. This is a nice size gentleman's key wind pocket watch that you will be proud to wear and sho off. We have only one...don't miss it!
Bulova was a very prolific Swiss company that made great watches for which there are many parts still available. These were well designed not only from a cosmetic perspective but also from an engineering stand point. This is a really nice watch that, although it was designed for a gentleman's wrist, would look great on a ladies wrist was well. It is a 21 jewel, in rose gold filled case, with a rose gold dial, blued steel stick hands, and a seconds bit at the 6 o"clock position. The case measures 21mm wide (not including the crown), by 34mm lug to lug. A very nice, elegant watch that will give you years of service and our one year warranty for parts and labor will give you the confidence you need when purchasing a vintage wristwatch.
The 1930's exhibited a heavy influence of Art Deco design that was sprinkled throughout the watch world and, if you were an "in the know" gentleman, you would have purchased a great looking Deco design for your wrist. This cushion shaped Elgin is just such a watch at a price that won't sap your funds. We offer it here today as an affordable watch with a design that has stood the test of time. Notice the two-tone silvered dial with a copper colored minute track that skirts the dial perimeter with Deco Arabic numerals at the 12, 2, 4, 8, and 10, while the other chapters are represented by copper colored dots with black enclosures. The seconds bit, at the 6 o'clock position echoes the overall case shape. The case which measures 29mm wide by 10mm thick, by 37mm lug to lug has a yellow gold filled top (matching the hands) and a stainless steel back for wearing longevity. The fifteen jewel movement is running like a top and is good to go for another generation to appreciate. We have fitted it with a dark brown lizard grain strap that suits it perfectly. Remember all of our watches come with a one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
If you are a regular here at the Father Time site you already know that we believe that Hamilton was the best manufacturer in America. Not only were they the best in terms of total quality they were also very competitive. In the late 1930's and early 1940's the watch company designers were focused on making slightly larger and longer wristwatches. The rectangular shape was in style and there were many riffs on this theme. This particular Hamilton "Donald" is one of the real classic looks in solid yellow gold that they produced in 1941. Its solid gold case measures 28mm in width by 36mm lug to lug. The silvered dial sports applied gold Arabic numerals, gold "dagger" hands, and a brown lizard band with a 14k solid gold buckle completes the look. The nineteen jewel gold medal movement, caliber 981, is in pristine condition and is winding, setting, and keeping time just as it should. This is the kind of dress watch that you can own for a lifetime...don't miss it!
The Illinois Watch Company had its beginnings in several other incarnations starting in December of 1870 at Springfield, Illinois. The two founders were John Whitfield Bunn and John C. Adams. They started the Springfield Watch Company by attracting several other investors until they had amassed the princely sum of $100,000.00 which in those days was no small task. William B. Miller was to be their first secretary as they started production and a journey over what was to be a bumpy financial road. By 1877, after some difficulty, the company was reorganized and renamed the Illinois Springfield Watch Company and Erastus Newton Bates was chosen to lead them out of the financial difficulties they had encountered, but by July of 1878 they were once again faced with a re-organization and the named changed once again to the Illinois Watch Company, the final iteration that we know today. The chief executive was Jacob Bunn Sr. (1814-1897) and he was an all round entrepreneur with his fingers in finance, newspapers, land development, coal, banking, railroads, wholesale groceries, politics and even the manufacture of rope. The Bunn brothers, John & Jacob, were close friends with Abraham Lincoln and whose political career was financed and managed by them. The growth of the enterprise grew steadily from this point on under the management of the Bunn brothers. The fortunes of the company were starting to rise and by 1880 they had over 400 employees up from 260 in 1879, and ultimately 1200 at their apex. Production was up as well from 33,285 in 1879 to 47,065 by 1880. Just ten years later they could boast offices in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. With the advent of the Railroad Commission, in 1893, Illinois became one of the leading forces behind the design and manufacture of the highly accurate railroad timepieces that became world standards for accuracy and reliability.
This particular Illinois is quite handsome. It is a 12 size, 17 jewel (adjusted nickel movement), Art Deco watch housed in a chrome open face case that is beautifully engraved on the case bezel, bow, and back edge with a great looking Deco design on the back. There is a cartouche that is un-engraved and awaiting your family initials. It has a tick glass crystal that protects the silvered dial. At the 6 o'clock position there is a large seconds bit and all three blued steel hands have pierced ends. All-in-all this is a wonderful watch in great running condition that can be yours. If you are longing for a very accurate, high-grade, everyday pocket watch then this may be the one for you. It is fully restored and warrantied for a year for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
We here at Father Time see a good many Elgin watches that were made over the 100 years that they were in business. In almost every instance we can restore these wonderful timepieces to the timekeeping ability that Elgin originally intended them to have...a testament to their quality. Elgin ca n certainly be proud of what they accomplished because they had an excellent product that has stood the test of time.
This Elgin is one we can heartily recommend. It is a twelve size, open face, Art Deco model that is white gold filled with an engraved fancy bow, blued steel pierced hands and an engraved silver plated metal dial. It dates from 1925 and we have the original box for it. For all you bleeding hearts out there this one has had an aftermarket set of bleeding hearts hand painted on the dial at the 3:30 and 8:30 positions. This just adds eye appeal to a wonderful watch that is easy to carry in modern clothing. The case middle shows the fancy engraving that is present in the bow and the back cover has three Art Deco Initials engraved within a centrally located diamond shape...very much in spirit with the era. What a great looking watch...all fully restored and warrantied for one year. Don't miss this one!
Longines has been a mover and shaker in the watch world since its inception in Saint-Imier, Switzerland in 1832. Founded by Auguste Agassiz, Longines has been a steady beacon for timekeeping. This watch is representative of their quality and robustness in the market. It was made circa 1972 and executed in brushed stainless steel case, with a charcoal dial and applied stainless steel bar markers at the chapters, and a date window at the 3 o'clock position. The model is the "Conquest" Automatic (self winding) with a central sweep seconds hand. The case measures 37mm in width by 40mm lug to lug and it sports a minimally stitched, 18mm, textured, brown leather band. The movement is a 25 jewel workhorse that will give you great service for generations to come. This is a model we have never had the privilege to own before, due to its scarcity in the market. What really caught our attention, other than its great looks, is the pristine condition of the case, dial, and movement. This is as nice as it gets...what a handsome watch...and it can be yours. Remember all of our watches come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
Hamilton was, without a doubt, the best maker of Pocket Watches in America and many of their wonderful timepieces are still being used everyday. This particular Hamilton is a scarce configuration in that it is an asymmetrical shaped case that contains a round movement. The case is white gold-filled mesuring 44mm tall, by 41mm wide (at its widest), by 21mm (at its narrowest). It is 10mm in thickness. This is a twelve size open face, 17 jewel, adhusted, nickel movement with a double roller. Now if you don't know what any of that refers to, just harken to the fact that it is a bit above the average pocket watch in looks, quality, and performance. It has a rigid bow that is very nice, as is the case decoration. The back sports an engraved cartouche ("JC") and the hands are stylized blued steel that complete the Art Deco theme. Made circa 1926 this watch was very much in vogue. It is an elegant gentleman's dress watch that could also be employed for everyday use. Our one year warranty will allow you to purchase without the worry of restoration.
This is not your ordinary open face pocket watch it is an American Waltham "Chronometer" rated fine timepiece. The "Chronometer" designation is reserved for only the top quality watches that are able to pass a stringent set of parameters. Waltham gave it the name "Victoria". The 18 size, yellow gold filled case measures 53mm in diameter (not including the stem and bow) by 18mm thick and was made made circa 1894. It is a seventeen jewel, highly accurate, nickel plated movement with a safety pinion, a micrometric regulator, marked "adjusted", and with a handsome damaskeeing pattern on the movement plates. The double sunk, porcelain dial exhibits elongated Roman Numerals and a red five minute track just on the perimeter of the minute track. There is a seconds bit at the six o'clock position and the original hands are gold Louis XIV style. The case shows some signs of loving use over the years but is still very handsome. The case back has an un-engraved shield that awaits your family initials. This is truly a fine timepiece from one of America's finest manufacturers that really deserves the "Chronometer" designation. If you are searching for a really great pocket watch in a large man's size then this may be the one for you!
This is a Swiss Leber (made by the Harper Watch Co.) 17 Jewel manual wind wristwatch from the late 1950's that is in great condition. If you are looking for a very presentable everyday wristwatch that will not break the bank, then this may be the one for you. It has a great looking dial with unusual "Arrowhead" markers at the cardinal points and a pair of beautiful "Dagger" hands with a central sweep seconds hand. The case is all stainless steel (measuring 32mm in diameter by 38mm lug to lug) which is great for everyday wearing and it is resistant to magnetism and shock. You will notice that it has a dial designation that refers to the "Unbreakable" mainspring that was a fairly new feature in the 50's. It also has its original expansion band, but it can take a nice leather, lizard, or croco band just as easily. It is winding, setting and keeping time just as it should. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow to make this your own without worry. It can be yours!
Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest and most prolific of the American manufacturers and everything they turned their hand to was well made and as a testament to their prowess there are many Elgins still ticking away today. This gentleman's Elgin is one of them, and what a handsome case and dial configuration it has. This is what we call a "Tonneau" case due to its shape. It houses a seven jewel movement that our head watchmaker has running like a top. The case is a three part, yellow gold filled and it measures 28mm at its widest by 22 at its thinnest, by 37mm lug to lug. The case center shows off some fancy engraving that carries the theme of the engraving on the case front. The silvered dial is very nice and is contrasted by very stylized blued steel hands. It sports a black lizard band that completes the look. For a watch made Circa 1932 it is a real winner. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.