In the late 1950′s, the Elgin Watch Company was not selling as many watches as they had in the past. Their solution was to design some innovative watches. This is one of them. The Lord Elgin Chevron design from 1957 is a direct read watch, also called a jump hour watch. Instead of hands, the hours and minutes are displayed in a small window, and every sixty minutes the hour marker “jumps” to the next number. The case is 14k gold filled. The 21 jewel movement has recently been serviced and keeps good time. There is a small dent on the case as seen in the picture. This is a very collectable watch.
From the Elgin Watch Company comes this 16S pocket watch. It was produced in 1930 or 1931. The case is nickle silver. The Roman numeral dial has very little sign of age. It is a 7 jewel movement that is stem would and set.
The Illinois Watch Company produced a great number of watches in the early years of the twentieth century. Their very best (and most expensive) products had movements that stood out from the others with special names like “Bunn Special,” “Santa Fe Special” and “Sangamo.” This is one of those great watches, a Sangamo, made in 1905. The 16S movement is marked “21 Ruby Jewels,” another sign that this was a very high grade movement. The movement is adjusted for temperature and 6 positions. It is a lever set, stem wound watch in a 25 Year case. The dial is double sunk and I can detect only 2 hairline cracks.
This Waltham watch was produced in 1903. It has a 17 jewel movement and is a 16S. It has a 20 year case. The single sunk dial is in pristine condition. The case shows signs of wear. This is a stem wind and stem set watch.
From the American Waltham Watch Company comes this nice 14S pocket watch made in 1918. This is a 15 jewel movement in a 25 year gold filled case. The dial has a few hairlines. This watch is in overall very good condition. The watch is stem wind and set.
Here is a very nice pocket watch produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1921. It has an A. Lincoln 16S movement. It is adjusted to 5 positions, has gold jewel settings, and is lever set. This is a Railroad grade watch. The face is clean with only a couple of hairline fractures. The case is silverode.
This is a Hamilton Pocket Watch produced in 1939. It has a 17 jewel, 12S movement that is running strong. The case is 14k white gold filled. The dial has gold toned numerals (it’s a Hamilton, so the numerals are most likely 14k gold) applied to a silver toned face, giving the watch a really nice appearance. The face does show signs of age, but not enough to consider a restoration.
Here is a very nice and clean Illinois Pocket watch from 1923. It was sold as the Autocrat grade in a 14k gold filled Wadsworth case. This watch has a 17 jewel movement that has just been serviced and it is running well. The 12S movement is marked Adonis.
From 1951 comes this Lord Elgin Vintage Watch. The 14k gold filled case measures 35.30mm x 22.5mm, not including the crown. The two-toned dial is in excellent condition with its applied, raised gold Arabic numerals and star markers. The fancy hooded lugs are quite unusual on this watch. The crystal is in excellent condition. The band is Italian genuine lizard. The case shows some wear, but it’s barely noticeable.
Here is a nice looking Benrus Watch. It’s a good thing that a picture is worth a thousand words, because I don’t know a lot about this watch. It is most likely from the early to mid forties. It has a 17 jewel movement and the case is 10k gold-filled. It has a very nice ostrich skin band. Don’t forget to click on the watch to enlarge the picture.