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Bruce's Vintage Watches

This page is where you find all the watches I have sold since the beginning of this website in 2013. This page automatically updates whenever a watch is sold, so the watches are listed chronologically, from most recent watch sold to the earliest watches sold. If you can't find a certain watch in the store that I've just announced, it's probably because somebody beat you to it, and you'll find it here.

Unlike my competitors, I leave the prices on the watches so you can see what they bought and to see how I stack up against my competition on prices. You can even perform a little market research to see what your own watches are worth. I hope you find this latest function of my website useful!

Stock Number 5825
Cyma Watersport "waterproof" case
Price reduced to $150; was originally $195. All stainless steel case measures 38 mm long lug to lug by 22 mm wide not including the winding crown. The case is in very good condition with some minor pitting on the back. The back is secured to the bezel by means of four screws. The back is engraved "MRG PIALBA."  Pialba is a city in Queensland…More details
Elgin cushion 14kt gold filled case
Was originally $150, then reduced to $100, now to $75. Final markdown, from here goes to eBayAt first glance, I thought this was an Illinois watch because of its close resemblance to the the "Major." However, it's an Elgin in a quality case (all 14kt gold filled) and with a movement with full 17 jeweling. Case is 37mm high lug to lug, by 30mm…More details
Glycine military style watch all steel screwback case
Price reduced to $125; was originally $175. All stainless steel screwback case measures 39mm long lug to lug, by 31mm wide not including crown. Case is mostly excellent with exception of a couple tool marks on back from previous attempts to open with improper tool. Dial is mostly excellent with exception of one small scratch by 9:00. Crown…More details
Stock Number 5822
Gruen Precision 21 Hollywood
Thanks to Mike Barnett and his website,, for identifying this model. It's a "Hollywood," and very distinctive with its raised marker bezel, reminiscent of the LeCoultre "Beau Brummel." 10kt all gold-filled case measures 37mm long, lug to lug, by 25mm wide not including crown. The case is mostly excellent, but for some minor…More details
Stock Number 5821
Ebel early automatic all steel case
Price reduced to $125; was originally $175. All stainless steel case measures 38 mm long lug to lug by 32 mm wide not including crown. Screw back case is in excellent near mint condition. The dial is original and in mostly excellent condition with a light even patina. Couple tiny scratches, most noticeable by the "C" in AUTOMATIC. Crown appears…More details
Stock Number 5819
Girard Perregaux Gyromatic
Was $150; now reduced to $135. All stainless steel one-piece case measures 36mm high lug to lug, by 28mm wide, not including crown. Cushion shape case is in excellent condition. Excellent original dial. Crown and acrylic crystal are replacement. 17-jewel movement winds and sets perfectly, keeps time to 2 min/day or better but not known when last…More details
Stock Number 5817
Elgin 1920s cushion
Was $150; now reduced to $135. White gold filled Illinois Watch Case Co. "Tivoli" cushion case measures 38mm long, lug to lug, by 31mm wide, not including crown and is in excellent condition. Excellent condition white metal dial with large yellow gold Arabic numerals. Glass crystal. Correct crown from the era (probably a replacement). 7-jewel…More details
Stock Number 5808
Ernest Borel Cocktail Watch
Was $195; now reduced to $175. Excellent yellow base metal case measures 41mm long by 32mm wide. Beautiful condition throughout. 17J movement sets and winds properly, and movement just serviced (cleaned, oiled, adjusted) will run to within 2 min/day but not known when last serviced. For better or worse, "cocktail watch" remains the best known…More details
Stock Number 5806
Fortis Round Automatic Gold Cap
Case measures 36mm high lug to lug by 29mm wide, not including crown. Case is all stainless steel, screwback, with a gold cap.  Original dial in excellent condition. Fitted with new winding crown. Crystal is plastic and has a small but deep scratch at 12:00, so I am not going to try buffing that out. 17 jewel automatic movement winds and sets…More details
Stock Number 5804
Elgin giant 6-size WWI Trench Watch
Someone had an old 6-size Elgin pocket watch movement from 1896 (serial number 6254874) and asked their local jeweler to make it into a wristwatch. Lucky for them, Philadelphia Watch Case Co. had just come out with a 6-size case for use in WWI trench watches, so the two were mated. The case back is in pretty rough shape, at least the back which…More details