Category: pocket watch

Lon Chaney, who was known as the “Man of a Thousand Faces” because of his work in such films as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Phantom of the Opera” is seen here in a makeup-free shot consulting his pocket watch.

This Elgin National Watch Company timepiece, circa 1902, contains one of the finest railroad-grade pocket watch mechanisms available in the day: a solid nickel, 23 ruby jeweled “Veritas” with solid gold jewel settings; gold train and jeweled motor barrel. Offered in a period presentation box.  

Wonderfully early 18 size pocket watch by Hamilton Watch Company, featuring a gorgeous double-sunk porcelain dial, extra-fancy blued hands and a solid nickel, 21 ruby jeweled movement and expressive damsaskeening. Offered with heavy yellow gold-filled railroad-grade chain and unusual gold-ore fob. Circa 1917.

The Hamilton Pocket Watch – adored by railroaders and collectors the world over; treasured by those who know fine timepieces and hoarded by collectors; without question, Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pa. has emerged as one of the finest watch houses ever to build a timepiece. Hamilton produced this ad for its 940 movement in 1911.

Lovely Art Nouveau Longines poster, circa 1910.

Magnificent 21 ruby-jeweled Illinois “60 hour Bunn Special” railroad pocket watch with pristine porcelain dial, featuring its original matching numbers box, papers, cloth bag and cotton packing. Simply wonderful! Circa 1927.

Factory cutaway illustration of an 18 size Veritas 23 ruby-jewel pocket watch, displaying its astonishing intricacy, circa 1903. That year, Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company, while Elgin had been producing precision time.

Factory cutaway illustration of an 18 size Veritas 23 ruby-jewel pocket watch, displaying its astonishing intricacy, circa 1903. That year, Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company, while Elgin had been producing precision time.

American Waltham Watch Company “Seaside” pocket watch, circa 1905. A crisp, engine-turned Victorian hunter case can be carried as either a man’s or ladies timepiece.  Offered with a matching Victorian slide chain; presented in a period box.

American Waltham Watch Company “Seaside” pocket watch, circa 1905. A crisp, engine-turned Victorian hunter case can be carried as either a man’s or ladies timepiece.  Offered with a matching Victorian slide chain; presented in a period box.