18 size 21 jewel open face lever-set pocket watch with movement marked Flachs Railroad Special and with double-sunk enamel 24 hour dial marked E. A rare and very attractive high grade Canadian railroad private label; E. Thomas, Ontario was an official railroad watch inspector for the Pere Marquette Railway and for the Michigan Central Railway.Watch is housed in a 25 year gold-filled Union Watch Case Co. Case with attractive floral engraving detail to its rear. Movement serial number is 286202. Running but balance motion is a bit sluggish after a full wind and I think likely this movement hasnt seen a servicing in quite a long time. Very nice looking movement with excellent color and luster.
Dial faces up very well but has some flaws including a light outer chapter hairline at 7:30, a very light hairline across its center section, some scattered mild surface scratches, some perimeter scrape in areas under the case bezel and some partially patched edge chipping under the case bezel in a few areas. Case has a good overall in hand look and feel though is showing moderate wear with reduced engraving detail, and case bezel leaves a tiny sliver of space to the band along the left side when closed. Glass crystal is in good condition though has a few small finish imperfections near center. Please check out my other items this week for more great watches and watch related items for sale.- Check out the NAWCC! The NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) is a group that has a 65 year history, a terrific online message board for collectors, and the NAWCC puts on many watch and clock shows across the United States every year. I've been an NAWCC member since 1991 and recommend it to every collector of watches or clocks.
The item "HAMILTON FLACHS RAILROAD SPECIAL 21J 18S CANADIAN PRIVATE LABEL POCKET WATCH" is in sale since Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "fhwatch" and is located in Dunbarton, New Hampshire.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.