Category: pocket watches

Oh to have the treasures on the dressing table of this Gibson Girl featured in a Swiss jeweler’s ad, circa 1900

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.

Wonderful Elgin Watch Company graduation advertisement from the Ladies Home Journal, dated June 1927.

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.

Lovely period Art Nouveau illustration extolling the virtues of an Elgin watch. This era saw the rise of the “wristlet” or early wrist watch for ladies.

Wonderful Longines poster created by renowned artist Leonetto Cappiello featuring Father Time, circa 1911.

Astonishingly original, ultra high-grade Waltham 23 jewel “Vanguard” pocket watch with “up-down” wind indicator, in original Waltham presentation boxes.  Circa 1935.

Astonishingly beautiful ladies late Victorian solid silver “hunter-case” Racine pendant watch by Gallet with matching enameled ribbon pin in period presentation case, circa 1890

Rest in Peace, Doris Day (1922-2019). Photographed in 1948 for Life magazine by photographer John Florea .

Italian watchmaker’s shop on the Lower East Side Manhattan, New York, circa 1910.