The Lord Elgin was the pinnacle of the Elgin Wristwatch line and they were made in 19, 21 and 23 jewel versions.  They were simply the best the factory could produce and they have stood the test of time...no pun intended.  This particular Lord Elgin is a very nice 21 jewel that is housed in a yellow gold-filled case with a faceted crystal that articulates like a roof with the peak traversing the width of the watch from the 3 o'clock position to the 9 o'clock position.  It measures 23mm in width, by 37mm lug to lug, by 9mm thick, and it takes a 16mm band.  We have fitted it with a nice dark brown croco grain band.  The yellow gold-filled case bears a personalization on the back that says "Dick Charles 6-'43".  A mid 1940's treasure that is running, winding, and keeping time just as it did back in 1943.  The lugs protruded in a stylized "U" shape from the main case body for a unique look.  Now take a look at the spectacular dial.  The main portion is a rich gold but this is set off by a narrow silvered chapter band bearing the minute markings.  It also has an inset seconds bit, at the 6 o"clock position, that mimics the shape of the case.  This is a great looking watch that can be worn by a man or a woman, even though it started life as a gentleman's watch.  It is a great watch for not much moola...don't miss it!  It comes with our one year warranty for parts and labor.

 

 

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Price: $775
Year: 1943
SKU: w2365
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Surely....... you have heard of Helbros...no?  Helbros was a household name in America until the 1970's! They were a company that started by assembling Swiss movements made by other companies and they competed directly with Hamilton and Bulova for the American watch buyer. Today Helbros is owned by Jules Jurgensen. They provide a very affordable and good value proposition for the entry level buyer. Helbros made some watches themselves but were much more of an assembler/marketer than a manufacturer. This is the reason that you can find movements in their cases that came from Switzerland, Germany, and France. The good news for the buyer today is that all of their movements were solid, well engineered, timepieces that one can buy at a very attractive price point. This particular Helbros is a very attractive seven jewel, yellow gold-filled, tonneau shaped wristwatch with a stainless steel back for wearing longevity.  The case measures 29mm in width, by 35mm lug to lug, by 9mm thick.  We have fitted it with a brown 16mm snake grain band that seems to suit it to a "T".   This is a great "entry watch" into the world of vintage wristwatches for a modest investment.  Our head watch maker has lovingly restored it to the same performance level it had back in 1936.  Our one year warranty will allow you to buy this one with confidence!

 

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Price: $695
Year: 1936
SKU: w2397
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Hamilton, the best American manufacturer of wristwatches, made the "Russel" model back in 1951 and the classic styling of the watch has made it a popular watch ever since! The case is yellow gold-filled with an articulated set of lugs that allow the case to curve at the lugs to whatever your wrist configuration is.  The dial is a wonderful two-tone that really catches the eye.  The case measures 28mm wide, by 40mm long, by 8mm thick, and it has a very nice Caliber 987-A 17 Jewel movement.  We have fitted it with a 16mm dark brown lizard grain band that looks great!  Our head watchmaker has it winding, setting, and keeping time just like it did when I was in knee pants!  The Sterling Silver dial with 18k gold markers has a silvery finish that is all original. It has a great looking Art Deco Roman Numerals at the chapter positions and a seconds bit at the 6 o"clock position. The hands are blued steel and they really complete the look. Here's an elegant Hamilton that comes from the best manufacturer in America that will allow you to experience their great engineering and wonderful design.  Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.  This one can be yours!

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Price: $895
Year: 1951
SKU: w1673
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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 as well.  It is a 17 jewel, in a yellow gold-filled case, with a very pale blue dial, gold stick hands, and a seconds bit at the 6 o"clock position that mimics the overall case shape. The case measures 21mm wide (not including the crown), by 42mm lug to lug, by 7mm thick.  What's unusual about this one is the lugs.  They are centrally located, taking up about one third of the case width, and they hold a cord band thru a central hole.  The watch still has its original brown leather cord that gives it a great vintage look.   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.

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Price: $725
Year: 1941
SKU: w2384
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 Tiffany is, of course, legendary for choosing only the finest examples of the horological art from the great houses of Europe.  While they never manufactured their own clocks and watches, they choose only the highest quality to represent their name.  This is one of the most spectacular examples of an elegant desk clock that we have ever had the pleasure to own.  It is an eight day sterling and enamel desk clock with an articulated head, with a fifteen jewel movement by Concord.  Once you see it in-person you realize that it is such an attractive piece that you cannot resist holding it in your hand.  It is evocative of the Roaring Twenties and the enamel work is exquisite.  The dial center is executed in a guilloche pattern (engine turning) with a covering of transparent purple enamel that emanates from the dial center.  The chapters are on a separate ring with a dark ground and gold Arabic Numerals with minute dots that makes the time of day easily readable.  The "Cathedral" style hands hold lume in them like a stained glass window and they still have a faint glow in the dark.  The central case body is also guilloche with purple enamel, as is the flare at the base junction.  This all sits on a white marble base that makes it quite stable on your desk.  The clock's head is articulated just below the 6 o'clock position so that you can tilt it back at a convenient angle for easy viewing.  The very edge of the base bears the Tiffany hallmark and the Sterling Silver mark.  The overall height of the clock is 6" by 3.25" at the base diameter, and displaying a 2.25" dial.

It is just spectacular...and it can be yours.  Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $3250
Year: 1927
SKU: CL454
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 One of our all time favorite brands here at Father Time Antiques is the Omega brand, and this Omega is no exception.  Made circa 1959, this stainless steel Seamaster Omega "Bumper Automatic", is in excellent running condition and is a very handsome watch as well. The seventeen jewel movement is running, winding, and keeping time just as it did when new.  Make sure you take notice of the "Zoom-In" views where you will see the pink gold plating that Omega coated its movements with to prevent oxidation for a hundred years.  This is one of their hallmarks. The silvered dial gives it an elegant appearance when played off the high polish silver hash markers at the chapters, with a double bar at the 12. The dial turns down in a smooth curve as it approaches the bezel and as the light plays on the surface the dial, and you wonder why this watch is not on your wrist.  The stainless steel, screw back case is in near perfect condition and bears none of the gouges that one normally sees on a watch of this age.  The case measures 35 mm in diameter (without the crown) by 44 mm lug to lug, by 10.6 mm thick. Take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see what we mean.  The 17 Jewel "Bumper" Automatic movement is equally as nice and our master watchmakers have it running, winding and keeping time just as it did back in 1959.  We think that this is a classic look that Omega did so well.   If you are tired of the giant over-sized monsters that are common fare today and you want an elegant precision timepiece then this may be the one for you. It has its original Omega marked brown leather band with its matching original Omega logo buckle.  These rarely survive in this condition, so don't miss it!  All of our timepieces are covered by our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.

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Price: $3695
Year: 1951
SKU: w2956
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 Benrus watches are often underestimated. They made really nice watches, as you can see here, but are often overlooked in favor of more expensive watches. We think this is a tragedy since Benrus watches are great looking and well-made. This particular Benrus has a round Yellow Gold-Filled case, measuring 32 mm in diameter (not including the crown)  (an American quarter measures 24 mm in diameter) by 43 mm lug to lug.  This nice case houses an even nicer 17 jewel movement that is in great condition.  Now take a look at the dial, it is a Black Dial classic that has gold Elongated Stick Hands and stick markers at the chapters with great looking Art Deco Numerals at the twelve and the six.  It also sports a very nice large Seconds Bit at the six o'clock position with "gunsite" markers, and how about those lugs...very dramatic! The tri-color bar beneath the Benrus name is an indication of quality.
This particular Benrus is indicative of iconic mid 1940's American wristwatches. Yes, it was someone's prized possession but very gently used over its lifetime,and now our master watchmakers have restored it to like-new performance. It is running, winding, setting and keeping time like the day it arrived on these shores from Switzerland. This is a fully restored and warrantied watch that you can buy for very little dough.  This is a gentleman's watch that would look great on your wrist. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence!

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Price: $850
Year: 1942
SKU: w2183
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 The A. Wittnauer Co. was the exclusive sales agent for Longines starting in 1880, initiating a marriage that would stand the test of 114 years. In 1936, the Wittnauer family sold their interests and the brand was renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co., a name that became so burnished in the public lexicon, that most people assume Longines and Wittnauer watches are one and the same. In fact, they produced different movements that were very individual to their brand.  Wittnauer was a Swiss company that made very nice watches, and this one is no exception.  This particular model has what is termed a "Hooded Lug" where the band end is hidden under a cover that extends between the lug surfaces.  This is a neat feature, but what makes it even more spectacular is the rilled case sides and the charcoal grey, textured dial with white gold, applied arrowhead markers and numerals.  The case is white gold filled with a stainless steel back for wearing longevity and comfort.  The 17 jewel movement is winding, setting, and keeping time just as it should, and is in excellent condition.  Now take a look at the segmented expansion band in the "Zoom-In" photos.  It has black leather inserts in six of the segmented portions of the band for a very unusual look.  This is a gentleman's watch from the 1940's, but it would also look great on a lady who wants something just a little bit different.  Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence.  This is a great looking watch...don't miss it.

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Price: $1495
Year: 1943
SKU: w2464
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Every once and awhile a watch crosses our path that we have never seen before.  That is certainly the case here.  This is an Eloga Bracelet Watch.Yes, we have had this brand before, but never this configuration, and that is because it is a custom designed watch made from ladies slide chain slides that adorned the slide chains for ladies pendant watches from the late 1890's.

The company had its origins in 1917 when Fritz and Hans Spahr started a watch-making concern in Lengnau in Berne, Switzerland - an very bold step in the midst of the First World War. During this turbulent period of history the Swiss watch-making industry continued to gain headway both qualitatively and quantitatively, and the timepieces produced by the Spahr brothers under the name Eloga gained in prestige.

Fritz Spahr junior became managing director after his father retired, and with the support of his uncle he displayed the necessary courage and perseverance required to build a new factory in 1941, in the dark days of the Second World War. Built near the train station in Lenglau, the premises were ultra-modern and met the demands of the increasingly sophisticated manufacturing methods.

It was not long before the younger Spahr’s solid training, professional skills and experience contributed to the growth and diversification of the company’s production of wrist watches. He mastered to perfection artistic and scientific timepieces, from sophisticated and sumptuously adorned ladies’ watches to high-calibre and complex sporting men’s watches.

It was in this era that the trade press named Eloga as one of the leading specialists in sports watches, with the diver’s model receiving particular acclaim. Fritz Spahr junior continued to guide the company with his customary brilliance and foresight until his premature death in 1965.

A Woman at the Helm

His widow, Grety Spahr, next took over the company’s reins, expertly shouldering all her husband’s responsibilities. With the help of daughter Gisela a new day dawned for Eloga watches, with the women offering more feminine and graceful Eloga watches. They ultimately launched the production of luxury watches for a more sophisticated European clientele.

Eloga, the Diamond watch

Allowing their imaginations free rein, the Eloga women designed and created innumerable elegant Eloga watch designs, from diamond-studded brooch watches to bracelet jewellery, like the one we are presenting here, containing a concealed timepiece. Eloga watches fascinated women across Europe and over the Atlantic and the emergence of infinitely more varied and daring designs garnered many adherents in the prestigious world society. The company moved ahead by using high-grade diamonds and other precious gems. Eloga became acclaimed for its unique collection of jewelled watches, while the longevity and reliability means that an Eloga timepiece is truly of timeless value.

When Father Time was first getting started, Circa 1979, it was the fashion for ladies to collect Victorian Slides and have them made into bracelets.  During Victorian times ladies wore small pocket watches on a chain around their neck and the chain had a small slide that the owner could move up or down the chain to adapt to different collar configurations.  This is where these slides came from.  Some fashionable woman at Eloga  wanted to combine the look  of the Victorian Slide Bracelets to give this watch a unique appearance.  This is the result. The Eloga movement is from the mid 1950's.  The unique combination of these two styles have made a truly stunning and unique watch.  It is also unusual because it is all 14K solid gold.  There were many gold-filled slides but not too many 14K solid gold ones so the original hunt for these slides must have taken a long time. Take time to notice that the slides contain an amythest, a cabouchon coral, a ruby, a tiger's eye, 2 cameos, two emeralds, two garnets, and 4 seed pearls....what more could you want? The icing on the cake however is the spring loaded enameled gold cap that makes the watch into a hunting case (where the dial is hidden under the lid). It also has a unique framework around the watch head that sports 4 blue sapphires.  The owner would lift the beautiful enameled portrait lid to reveal the watch dial.  Once the time was discerned the lid would snap back into place covering the dial and the bracelet would be displayed with no hint of the watch evident.  Quite dramatic!  If you or your loved one wants something unique then this may be the watch for you.  One one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $3895
Year: 1955
SKU: w2668
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 Wow, what an unusual Ladies Rose Gold wristwatch.  It is what we would call "Retro" today.  During the 1930's the Art Deco style was in full bloom and there are a few examples of rare watches that appear from time to time.  This is a perfect example.  Make sure you take a look at the "Zoom-In" views of this beautiful case.  The shot of the side view tells the story perfectly.  The case swoops up from the base to a plateau that holds 7 rubies at the top and at the bottom of the dial.  On top of each of the lugs themselves there are three diamonds, and, as if this is not enough, the entire case is 18k solid Rose Gold with a matching, beaded, Rose Gold band. The case measures 12 mm in width (not including the crown) by 38 mm lug to lug, by 10 mm thick.  Now take a look at the crystal...it follows a perfect curved arch that amplifies the look of the silvered dial.  In addition to all of this the Roman Numerals on the dial are mirrored gold.  The 15 jewel Swiss movement is performing perfectly and our one year warranty will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $3250
Year: 1940
SKU: w1770
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Elgin's heritage in the manufacture of watches is legendary and they made many serviceable watches for every walk of life.  This particular Elgin has a bit of wear at the case corners (easy to see in the photo but not apparent in-person) but it is very inexpensive.  Our watch maker has it winding, setting, and keeping time just as it did when it was first sold circa 1936.  It has an original two tone dial with a silvered chapter rectangle that is centered by a gold square and a gold seconds bit.  The yellow gold filled case measures 25 mm in width (without the crown), by 32 mm lug to lug, by 12 mm thick.  The movement is a seven jewel, 3/4 plate, nickel movement that is ticking like the proverbial top.  It also has its original yellow gold-filled expansion band that completes the look.  It is such a bargain that I think you should consider gifting it to someone who has deserved it this year!

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Price: $575
Year: 1936
SKU: w2351
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You probably already know that "Automatic" (self-winding) watches are in demand, especially these early ones.  Autos always command more money because they are more complicated and have more working parts in them.  This Thorsen Auto is not a well-known brand here in America, but it is a reliable watch for not much dough.  The Chrome & Stainless Steel case measures 35 mm in diameter, by 40 mm lug to lug, by 12 mm thick.  Make sure you notice how interesting the dial is.  It is hard to see in the photos but if you look carefully at the side view you will be able to discern the interesting texture that it has.  It has rays that spread out from the center of the dial for each chapter.  These rays are separated for each segment and then just below the chapters there is an arcade that edges the rays emanating from the dial center, separated by small dots of lume (no longer glowing).   The hands are silvered with lume at their centers (no longer glowing) and it has a silvered central sweep second hand.  The watch looks great and it has its original finish.  Just below the dial center it is marked "Waterproof" and "Shockproof" and then, finally, at the bottom of the dial it is marked "Swiss".  This would be an excellent entry watch for someone who is just getting their feet wet with vintage watches.  Its not expensive, its good looking, and a piece that will serve its owner for years to come.   Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence.

 

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Price: $895
Year: 1948
SKU: w2737
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The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment to have been used in all of NASA’s manned space missions from Gemini in the mid-1960s to the current International Space Station program. And, in 1969, when astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface - the second human being ever to do so - he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional. From that moment on, the timepiece became known as The Moonwatch, the first watch worn on the Moon.  First introduced in 1966 and made for many years in varying configurations, Omega was unaware that NASA had selected the "Speedmaster" for their space mission until one was spotted on the wrist of Edward White during his Gemini IV space walk. In later years Omega discovered that the "Speedmaster" had qualified for all manned space missions at which point the "First Watch Worn on the Moon" inscription was added. This particular watch is an "Omega Speedmaster Pro Mark III" circa 1972 which is one of the later iterations of the Speedmaster Professional. Omega used a 22 jewel, caliber 1040 movement in this watch that is an automatic. The movement was based on Lemania’s caliber 1340. Later on, Omega did a chronometer certification for this movement as well and labeled it as caliber 1041. The Speedmaster Mark III is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it is a very large and heavy chronograph that really makes an impression.  The case shape is referred to as the "Darth Vader" because of similarities in its profile.  We think that this watch will garner stares and questions whenever you wear it.  The two subsidiary dials show constant seconds, elapsed hours, and a twenty-four hour indicator (for military time) in combination with the constant seconds dial.  Elapsed minutes are shown on a separate hand that is centrally mounted and it has a distinctive airplane wing-like cross member that indicates the elapsed minutes on the chapter ring, and, finally a date window in the 3 o'clock position.  What else could you want?  The watch measures 41mm in diameter, by 52mm lug-to-lug, by 16mm in thickness (an American quarter measures 26 mm in diameter). The dial, case and movement are all properly signed and it has its original stainless steel bracelet to boot.   Talk about a like-new great looking workhorse-of-a-chronograph...this is it! It is one of the nicest Professional Mark III, Automatic, Speedmasters we have ever had...don't miss it!

The stainless steel case and stainless steel band are in excellent condition - as the pictures reveal. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year parts and labor warranty so that you may buy with confidence!

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Price: $3850
Year: 1972
SKU: w2977
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 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 handsome rectangular case houses a very nice 17 jewel movement that our head watchmaker has running like a top.  The case is yellow gold-filled and it measures 27mm, by 8mm thick,  by 37mm lug to lug.  The case is in good shape showing only minor wear.  The two-tone silvered dial is very unusual because it is contrasted a yellow chapter column, Roman Numerals at the even chapters, a seconds bit that echos the case shape and by gold baton hands. There is a scratch at the 10 o'clock position but it is after all the original dial. It sports a snake grain band that completes the look.  For a watch made Circa 1947, it is a real winner, for not much dough. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $695
Year: 1947
SKU: w2331
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This watch is a perfect example of the direct competition between Hamilton and Elgin. Hamilton actually made a watch that looked almost identical to this one - called the "Justin". Interestingly, this watch was made before the "Justin"  This was a real progressive design for the late 1940's. Could it be that Elgin spurred the ultra modern designs that Hamilton initiated in the 1950's?  Well, you can bet that Elgin was doing their best to keep Hamilton at bay! This watch reflects that fact. This is a watch to be admired for it's cosmetics and its quality, 19 jewel, "Shockmaster" movement. The case has an elegant, hooded lug, that is very distinctive. The yellow gold filled case measures 35mm long by 27mm wide. The watch is in excellent condition and the dial is original. So, what more could you want from an Elgin from this era? If you're an Elgin collector you'll want this one! Our warranty guarantees that the watch is precisely as we have described it, that it is in good running condition, and ready for your wrist.

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Price: $695
Year: 1947
SKU: W2278
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 No you are not seeing double, we are very lucky to have two of these outstanding Omegas

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment to have been used in all of NASA’s manned space missions from Gemini in the mid-1960s to the current International Space Station program. And, in 1969, when astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface - the second human being ever to do so - he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional. From that moment on, the timepiece became known as The Moonwatch, the first watch worn on the Moon.  First introduced in 1966 and made for many years in varying configurations, Omega was unaware that NASA had selected the "Speedmaster" for their space mission until one was spotted on the wrist of Edward White during his Gemini IV space walk. In later years Omega discovered that the "Speedmaster" had qualified for all manned space missions at which point the "First Watch Worn on the Moon" inscription was added. This particular watch is an "Omega Speedmaster Pro Mark III" circa 1970 which is one of the later iterations of the Speedmaster Professional. Omega used a 22 jewel, caliber 1040, ref.176.002 movement in this watch that is an automatic. The movement was based on Lemania’s caliber 1340. Later on, Omega did a chronometer certification for this movement as well and labeled it as caliber 1041. The Speedmaster Mark III is certainly not for the faint-hearted, as it is a very large and heavy chronograph that really makes an impression.  The case shape is referred to as the "Darth Vader" because of similarities in its profile.  We think that this watch will garner stares and questions whenever you wear it.  The two subsidiary dials show constant seconds, elapsed hours, and a twenty-four hour indicator (for military time) in combination with the constant seconds dial.  Elapsed minutes are shown on a separate hand that is centrally mounted and it has a distinctive airplane wing-like cross member that indicates the elapsed minutes on the chapter ring, and, finally a date window in the 3 o'clock position.  This Mark III has the desirable dark blue dial that you can see in the "Zoom-In" views.  The subsidiary dial at the 9 o'clock position is half light blue and half light grey for ease of reading.  The elapsed time hand has a bright orange tip that makes it look like a jet plane and the recorded hours sub dial is a high contrast silver.  The watch measures 41mm in diameter (without the crown), by 52mm lug-to-lug, by 16mm in thickness (an American quarter measures 26 mm in diameter). The dial, case and movement are all properly signed and it has its original stainless steel bracelet to boot.   Talk about a like-new great looking workhorse-of-a-chronograph...this is it! It is one of two of the nicest Professional Mark III, Automatic, Speedmasters we have ever had...don't miss it!

The stainless steel case and stainless steel band are in excellent condition - as the pictures reveal. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year parts and labor warranty so that you may buy with confidence!

 

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Price: $4250
Year: 1970
SKU: w2980
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 Seth Thomas was a very famous maker of clocks in Massachusetts and they garnered a great reputation for excellence and quality.  However, many folks do not know that they also had their name on a line of Swiss made wristwatches.  By 1968 Seth Thomas and General Time were amalgamated and essentially using the Seth Thomas name but all the product was coming from Switzerland.  This particular watch is in great shape.  It has a 10k yellow gold-filled case with a stainless steel back for wearing longevity.  It measures 31mm in diameter by 40mm lug to lug, by 12mm thick.  The dial is a silvered two tone that is in excellent condition, and all original.  The movement is a seventeen jewel automatic that is running perfectly.  As you can see in the "Zoom-In" photos the case back tells you that it is water and shock resistant, anti-magnetic, and automatic.  This is a lot of watch for not much dough.  It is fully restored and warrantied for one year for parts and labor so that you can buy with confidence.

 

 

 

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Price: $750
Year: 1968
SKU: w2091
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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 the "Lord Elgin" was their premier product. It was produced in 19, 21, and 23 jewels versions. This particular Elgin is  their best a 23 jewel beauty that is very cool watch in more ways than one.  First the 23 jewel, caliber 770 movement is a thing of mechanical beauty, second the "Wedge" shaped asymmetrical case is very striking, and third the stylized "arrowhead" markers are very unusual with a double "Arrowheads" at the 12 and forth the jet black dial is very handsome.  If you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos you can really appreciate how nice it is.   You will also notice the seconds bit has a "Cross Hair" delineation that suits the whole look.  In short this is one killer wristwatch from the 1960s.  The case is white gold filled measuring 34mm at the top tapering to 22mm at the bottom, by 34mm lug to lug, and is running like the proverbial top.   This handsome timepiece is in fantastic original condition and just waiting for a man'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.

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Price: $2295
Year: 1960
SKU: w2500
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Gruen watches are top quality and this one is a cut above many of their other watches. It's unusual appearance is due to two factors.  The slender profile and rose-colored dial combine to give a unique Art Deco look to a easy-to-carry timepiece. It is also very thin for its era and, because of this, is classified as an "Opera Watch". This designation signified that it was easy to carry in a tuxedo vest while in attendance at the opera. It is a fifteen jewel, Caliber 381 thoroughbred movement in a yellow gold-filled case with stylized gold hands and a seconds bit at the 6 o'clock position.  The case measures 39mm in diameter by 51mm from the bottom of the case to the top of the bow, by 8.5mm thick.  It also sports a oblong bow and a great original dial with gold applied numerals, Circa 1939. This Gruen is very unusual and scarce and it can be yours. Fully restored and warrantied. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.

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Price: $995
Year: 1939
SKU: pw1431
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This Chesterfield is a Swiss Pocket Alarm from the 1950's that is in great condition.  It is housed in a chrome case that open to provide an easel stand for the watch so that you can put it on your beside table.  The case measures 53mm in diameter by 72mm from the bottom of the case, to the top of the bow.  The dial diameter is 40mm.  The numerals and the hands have that aged lume color that only comes with care and age.  The pointed arrow, blued steel hand, indicates the time for the alarm to sound and is set by a knob at the rear of the watch.  We have removed the bell, which fills the entire case back to show you what great condition the movement is in.  The idea was that not only did you have a pocket watch to carry for time during your busy day, but you also had an alarm that could awaken you at the start of your day....all in one watch!  This great looking watch is running, winding, setting, and sounding the alarm just like it did over 67 years ago.  Our head watch maker has assured me that it is in perfect running condition and the one year warranty that we give you will allow you to sleep at night....until the alarm sounds!

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Price: $750
Year: 1950
SKU: pw1657
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