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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you visit our site often you already know that Elgin was the largest maker of watches in the world. You probably also know that their watches were wonderfully engineered and very reliable. Another thought that we have is that there are many, many parts still available to restore any watch in their line. This bodes well for keeping these watches running for generations. This particular Elgin was made in 1947 and, even back then, it was not the normal configuration. It has what we call a "hooded lug" meaning that the portion of the case that stretches between the lugs somewhat obscures the end of the band, thereby creating an integrated look. The whole lug configuration on this Elgin is quite elegant, not only in the way the band attaches, but also in the way the lugs are attached to the main case body. When you look at the Zoom-In photos you will see that there is a space between the band attachment and the case body. You will also see two stylized gold balls that hold it in place with clear space between them. The yellow gold-filled case measures 29mm in diameter, by 40mm lug to lug, with a thickness of 8mm. The case houses a 17 jewel movement that is as clean as a whistle. The silvered dial is a beauty and it displays a nice size seconds bit at the six o"clock position. Our head watch maker has it winding, setting, and keeping time like the day it was made and our one year warranty, for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence!
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.
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!
The American Waltham Company was one of America''s earliest makers and the second largest after Elgin in terms of production. They held forth first in Roxbury and, in later years, Waltham, Massaschusetts. After many different owners, directors, and name changes they settled on "The American Waltham Watch Company, (later just Waltham).
This American Waltham pocket watch is in a large 18 size Silverode (nickel & copper amalagam) case, measuring 58mm in diameter by 85mm from the case bottom to the top of the bow, by 22mm thick. It has a fantastic fancy dial that features two butterflies in the center of an arcaded chapter ring. Although there is a hairline between the 12 and the 5 it is till a fantastic sight to behold. The case is in great condition and has that wonderful luster of an aged timepiece. You will notice that the stem goes in at the three o'clock position rather than at the 12. This is what we call a "Sidewinder". The movement which our watchmakers have performing beautifully, is a seven jewel, full plate, gilded ,movement circa 1893.
Once you hold it in your hand you know that this is definitely a hefty man's watch. Take a look at the dial and notice how nice it is even after 124 years. The large seconds bit is sunken and every second is delineated along its perimeter. The case is a "Swing-Out", screw bezel workhorse that will last for another 124 years, easy. All-in-all this is a very nice, very early, stem wind from a legendary company. It can be yours! Remember all of our timepieces come with a one year warranty so that you may buy with confidence.
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!
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.
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.
An alarm in your watch? Really? Yep, it was a big deal in the 1950's. Just set it and it would chirp like a cricket when it was set to go off! You may have heard of the Rolex "President" and you may be aware of how watch companies are in a constant search for celebrity endorsements to promote their products, but long before this was a fact of life Vulcain was known as the "Watch of Presidents" . Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Harry Truman were all Vulcain owners. Vulcain had its beginnings way back in 1858 in Switzerland, but their claim to fame was born in 1947 when they developed, perfected, and brought to market their "Cricket Alarm Watch". This is one of their famous "Cricket Alarm Watches". Vulcain had succeeded by solving the problem of incorporating a striking mechanism within the small space of a wristwatch case, while still allowing it to be heard and felt on the wrist. Today every manner of electronic device can ring and alert you, but back in the day this was an absolute marvel. I remember my uncle, who was a hot shot salesman, coming home one day with a "Cricket" on his wrist and all of us kids crowded around to get a glimpse of it and to hear it go off. It was magic! Today these watches are sought after for their novelty and great engineering. This particular Vulcain Cricket" made between 1958 and 1961 is one of the nicest ones we have ever had, and all original as well. Make sure you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see how nice it looks from every angle. The case measures 34mm in diameter (not including the crown), by 42mm lug to lug. by 12mm thick. You will notice that there is a long hand with an arrowhead tip at its end; this is the alarm indicator. You simply set that hand by depressing the alarm pusher at the two o'clock position and then rotating the crown until it indicates the time you wish it to sound. Once the alarm goes off you can stop the alarm by, once again, pressing the pusher and then you may re-set to a new time if you desire. The case is yellow gold-filled with a stainless steel back and the back has sound apertures so the alarm is easily heard as well as felt. The silvered dial has applied gold markers that give it a classy look...unfortunately it is also quite hard to photograph...but I can assure you it is a beauty. When you can see it in-person it is stunning. This Vulcain "Cricket" is as nice as it can be... and it can be yours! Our watchmakers have this 17 jewel marvel perfectly restored mechanically and it comes with a one year warranty for parts and labor. This will assure you flawless performance with a watch you can own for a lifetime.
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.
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 344, "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!
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.