Voted Forbes magazine's "Best of the Web" consecutively since 2000. Exquisite 21 ruby jewel 992 Hamilton. Railroad Pocket Watch circa 1905 - SERVICED.
In the nearly two decades Strickland Vintage Watches has been providing works of horological arts to clients, one of the most frequently asked questions is What constitutes a fine watch? It's a great question, one upon which we've expounded at length over the years. No one maker has quantified the answer.
Fortunately for those of us who collect and curate, fine watches have been crafted by various makers over the last few hundred years. However, when it comes to the quintessential pocket watch, combining excellent timekeeping with resilience, beauty and the romance of history; one particular group of timepieces emerges as most impressive: American railroad watches.Apparently the art world has taken note: The panache of these mechanical marvels seems to be growing exponentially. Fine American railroad watches are being appreciated, collected and carried by discerning patrons around the world and the better examples are, quite simply, disappearing into the either of museums, collections and private hands.
Chief among the great American railroad watchmakers is Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While they have venerable peers, Hamilton produced exquisite works of horological art that, while yet underappreciated, are quickly being seen for what they are: Brilliant. For example, this exceedingly uncommon 21 ruby-jeweled "992" railroad pocket watch by Hamilton is a thing of beauty.From its perfect, ultra-rare "Adjusted for Railroad Service" porcelain dial fired in Hamilton's own kilns to its hypnotic mechanism, it is a joy to behold. Such achievements elicit deserved reverence. Take a moment to admire this American classic. Look at the images and study how it was constructed. Notice the polish; the beauty; the elegant symmetry of the thing. Those of you who have asked me over the years: What constitutes a fine watch? I encourage you to continue to appreciate such fine things. Soak up their influence when you can; study them and all things about them; hold them, listen to their beating hearts if you can.
If you feel moved by their beauty, make them yours. And when you're admiring them; don't rush. As many of our fine buyers and repeat clients know, each day we offer a smattering of things we've picked up here and there, many fine watches and pieces of jewelry that for one reason or another we'll not be offering on our Web site some new old stock! Watches this week include a'20s ladies antique watch or two,'30s Deco pieces, a'40s military style wristwatch, and fine Retro stainless steel wristwatches that are representative of a style thats becoming all the rage; as well as gold rings and vintage wire lug examples perfect for restoration.
Coming up are sterling silver wristwatches and a few items dug out of the workbench drawer of a retired watchmaker or two. Don't know anything about wristwatches? Have no idea about your grandfather's railroad pocket watch? We're one of the Web's largest vintage wrist and pocket watch dealers and are delighted to answer any questions you have about the timepieces we offer or those heirlooms you're unsure of.
We extend a heartfelt invitation to see our other offerings and stop by to find out what's next! You may reach us Monday through Saturday from 10 a. We take great pride in our images and item descriptions and are careful to note as much about an item as we can.
If you have a question or would like to see the image of an item at another angle, we are happy to accommodate you. Please check our feedback; we try to be as accommodating as possible.Strickland Vintage Watches is a member of the. National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. We invite you to find out more about us by clicking on our ME page! The item "Exquisite Hamilton 992 Railroad Pocket Watch withExceedingly Rare Dial SERVICED" is in sale since Wednesday, August 31, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "strickland_vintage_watches" and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.