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IWC INTERNATIONAL WATCH SCHAFFHAUSEN ALL STAINLESS STEEL ALL ORIGINAL 1952
STOCK NUMBER #IWC5--------I have for sale a just freshly serviced, timed and regulated genuine IWC and it is with the factory original dial never altered nor touched. The hands are original and the case is spotless signed IWC for sure. From lug to lug this IWC case is 43mm long and wide not including the IWC crown it is 35mm. The back is a stainless steel snap in back with no personal engravings at all to be found. The case serial number is 1,241,790. The movement as mentioned is perfectly serviced and it is an IWC Schaffhausen caliber 89 with 17 clean and inspected Ruby jewels. This is needless to say a manual wind piece and keeps amazing time. The serial number for this IWC Schaffhausen is 1,242,761 and this serial number dates this gem to the year 1952. The leather band is 18mm in width never worn not a bend crisp. Well serviced and original will this genuine IWC Stainless steel signed IWC wrist watch come to you in :-)
LECOULTRE GOLD FILLED FUTURE-MATIC POWER RESERVE AWESOME CONDITION AND SERVICED 1955
STOCK NUMBER # LEC600-------I have for sale as you can see a stunning condition Museum quality LeCoultre "Futurmatic" time piece and the scans tell you the entire story as how clean this piece truly is. Not one stone has been left unturned when it can to cleaning and adjusting this stunning vintage important LeCoultre wrist watch. The case is clearly signed 10 karat gold filled and from horn lug to horn lug it is 45mm long and wide it is 35mm. Please notice this Futurmatic has a slider made of Nickel on the back and when pushed NOT LIFTED to the center of the back of the case and turn the nickel crown the hands will change then when you slide it NOT LIFT the nickel crown to the end of the case and turn the crown the hands will change to the time you want. This case is signed "LeCoultre" and in amazing condition with a back that has a mirror finish and no personal engravings at all. The dial is factory original never touched not altered. The hands are gold flashed and LeCoultre. The crystal is acrylic new old stock not a flaw not a scratch. I have just cleaned, oiled and regulated this LeCoultre bumper automatic caliber 497 and let me tell you, it is a killer clean time keeper. The serial number for this beauty is 1,003,xxx and this indicates it was produced at the Jaeger LeCoultre Swiss factory in the year 1955. The band is expensive never worn not a bend at 18mm in width. If you notice to the left of the dial there is a red and black marker in a circle with a small indicator hand and this tells you how much time you have on your watch before it will stop and simply known as a power wind or wind indicator. On the right is a regular sweep hand that ticks of f the seconds. Again this is a super clean piece and well worth to have on your wrist indeed. On a closing note this is a hacking watch so when you slide the back side crown to the center the watch will stop, when you slide it out to the neutral poison the watch will restart up perfectly.
WESTBURY ROSE GOLD FILLED VALJOUX 72C 3X CHRONOGRAPH DAY, DATE, MONTH AND SERVICED A BEAUTY!!!!! 1955
STOCK NUMBER # WEST51-------Wow wow OH WOW! a genuine factory dial Westbury triple chronograph day, date, month and it is in amazing condition with a stunning Westbury crushed velvet box!. Thi sis a rose gold filled case with a stainless steel snap in stainless steel back and please notice how clean this case is with no personal engravings at all to be found. From lug to lug this Swiss made Westbury is 45mm long and wide not including the crown it is 36mm. The hands are original and the dial is in awesome condition and signed "Swiss" under the 6 position. The sweep hands starts, stops and fly's back perfectly to 12 pm with a click of a button. The day flips over at 12 pm sharp as well as the date. On the opposite side of the crown at the 8:30 and 10 O'clock position there are to little buttons and when pushed the 8:30 button on the side of the case moves the original red arrow day hand one day and when you push the little button at the 10 position at the side of this rose gold filled case the month turns over perfectly to the next month. This is a Valjoux 72C movement for the Westbury Swiss watch company which may not mean much to most people but the Valjoux 72C was used in the Rolex reference case 6036 and if this movement was signed Rolex it would be worth 100's of thousands but it is signed Westbury (same quality as the Rolex same movement!) and lol as you see the price is in this world not the next!. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this Valjoux 72C movement and indeed it is serviced and cleaned the proper way with never a short cut taken. The era for this Westbury is mid 1950's and runs like day one as a serviced complicated watch should. The band is 18mm in width never worn. This is a classic piece for any gentleman to wear or for investment as this is a rare bird and clean. with a Westbury crushed velvet box, this piece should be snapped up and tucked away for Xmas as it is that special not a sales ploy here or gimmick but the truth!
MINT NEW OLD STOCK NEVER TOUCHED TRIPLE CHRONOGRAPH DAY AND DATE AUTOMATIC VALJOUX 7750 2009
STOCK NUMBER #VAL1--------Wow here is the "Rabbit out of the hat!". This is pre retail in the original package straight for the ETA Swatch group (Valjoux) factory. This Valjoux 7750 movement was only opened a few days ago and let me tell you it keeps chronometer time indeed. This is a 7750 Valjoux movement triple automatic chronograph with a quick change day and date so no need to go around and around. The case is mint not a flaw not a scratch with sapphire crystals back and front out of the factory wrapper and the dial as well. The hands are original and mint never touched. The chronograph pushes are mint new old stock and original tot his case. The winding crown is a screw down piece. Even the rubber case gaskets were in original Vaseline factory envelopes. There are 25 ultra prefect and clean jewels to this Valjoux chronograph and even though this piece is direct from the ETA/Valjoux factory I examined this piece before it went on my timing machine. This is a big big case and all stainless steel. From lug to lug this piece is 50mm loooong and wide not including the screw down crown it is 40mm. The height of this monster is 12mm. The band is high grade Italian leather and 20mm in width. You cannot get newer than this and in perfect order will it come to you as we have the one year no questions asked warranty. On closing note the leather high grade band is 22mm in width never worn not a bend.
CONCORD "SARATOGA" HARDLY WORN TRIPLE CHRONOGRAPH QUICK-SET DATE BOX AND BOOKLETS A FIND INDEED! 2005
STOCK NUMBER #CONCORD50--------I have for sale an amazing time keeper by the
Concord Swiss factories. This is an all stainless steel many times signed case
with both front and back sapphire crystals Checked and verified). This is the "Saratoga" model
Please notice there are two extra links, card, box and care booklet included. I
can also tell you this triple chronograph has hardly been worn if a dozens
times at best. The date is a quick set so no need to go around and around. The
dial is black and mint, the hands are factory original and mint as well. The case is
brightly polished stainless steel and in 9.5 out of ten condition all over. The
head of this Swiss made Concord automatic piece is 47mm long and wide not
including the signed crown and signed slide down bar over the crown it is
40mm. The height of this piece is aprox 13-14mm. The case reference number is
14.h7.1892, The case serial number is 1,310,261 as well the case reads "5
ATU (very well water proof) , Water resistant". The movement is fully automatic
and the oscillating weight is signed Concord for sure as the scan shows you.
This movement has been serviced and on my Witschi timing machine shows an utmost
top performance. This automatic Concord movement is a caliber 2894-2 with 37
ultra perfect and inspected jewels. The bracelet is signed as the scans show you
and there are 2 extra links as mentioned before. On this Concord "Saratoga"
model band there are 12 links and this is a double fold over hidden clasp. The
crown has a bar signed Concord over the top and you simply pull out the bar after the "D" and it will lift it to a
180 degree angle so you can pull out the crown
and set the quick set date and the hands to the proper time you need. A perfect
timepiece to have or for that special some one who simply deserves the best. On
a closing note the hands are ultra bright in the night.
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN "BIG PILOT" 7 DAY POWER RESERVE ALL ORIGINAL BOX PAPERS AND SELLING INVOICE ORIGINAL BAND & CLASP
STOCK NUMBER #IWC20------I have one of the most sought after IWC
Schaffhausen wrist watches and it has been worn less than a dozen times as it
was from one owner. This is not for a faint of heart as this all stainless
steel case is heavy and extra large at 58mm long and wide not including the
screw down crown it is 46mm across. The back is a screw in stainless piece and
the case reference number is 5002, the case serial number is 2,890,894 and i
believe it is from the year 2006 as IWC later serial numbers area bit hard to
trace but I am probably right on the year of production. This is an in house
certified wrist watch from the IWC Schaffhausen factory. The dial is original
and mint , flawless in all over condition. The hands are factory never altered.
The crystal is a perfectly polished factory sapphire piece and again mint! The
date at the 6 position is a quick set so no need to go around and around one
pull out of the crown and the date turns over perfectly. Pull the crown out to
the second position and the hands will turn in a perfect motion as well. This is
a fully automatic wrist watch with a 7 day power reserve and as you can see on
the right side of the dial there is a power reserve hand for a fully wound 7 day
supply of power. This movement is a caliber 5011 with 44 perfect ruby jewels and
adjusted to 5 positions so it is a chronometer wrist watch and indeed has been
tested for such. The dust cover under the screw in stainless steel back insures
this movement will be free of micro dust and this is why it was a breeze to
clean and regulate as it is in perfect working order. All the paper work, box,
outer box and the bill of sale are all included in this prestigious IWC "big
pilot" automatic wrist watch. I must say the band is gently worn and original to
this time piece and as you see the stainless steel clasp is signed and correct.
Nothing has been added or removed to this IWC Schaffhausen big pilot wrist watch
and from one owner.
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IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN AQUATIMER AUTOMATIC GENTLY WORN A FEW TIMES WITH BOX IMPECCABLE 1976
STOCK NUMBER #IWC10------Here I have for sale an all original I.W.C Schaffhausen "Aquatimer" fully automatic wrist watch and well serviced. This is the real deal all original with a sapphire crystal, original black mint dial, original hands case and water tested to 250 meters in my genuine water proof testing tank (Omega). This IWC is an important piece for collectors and for investment as it is that clean and rare. This case is with a brushes stainless steel bezel and with a scre in stainless steel back and please notice the IWC submarine on the back. the case serial number is 20,14,276. From lug to lug this stainless stele IWC signed case is 45mm long and wide not including the original IWC signed crowns it is 42mm wide. the movement as you can see is in immaculate condition and just freshly serviced to the hilt!. This is an automatic IWC caliber 8541-B and each and every jewel has been checked and oiled in the most proper fashion. The movement serial number is 2,037,707 and this Swiss made IWC Schaffhausen was produced at the IWC Swiss factory in the year 1976. This is a one owner wrist watch and all paper work that I have will be with this piece for proof. This is a gently worn piece and in museum quality condition as well it is rare and is priced accordingly. More scans available with pleasure for the asking as well we are here for good questions about this piece 450-458-0656 EST time please 9-5
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BREITLING "SUPER OCEAN COLT" STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC AND SERVICIED BOX AND PAPERS 1998
STOCK NUMBER #BR40------I have or sale a freshly well serviced genuine
authentic Breitling "Super Ocean Colt" with The outer box, inner box, papers
,booklet and the original sales paper dated 1998. This is an all stainless steel
case and signed stainless steel bracelet. The crystal has a line or two and it
is a Breitling fitted piece and original to this Breitling Super Ocean Colt
model and the dial is factory fresh never touched. The rotating bezel indeed
turns with a click at each step and very clean. From lug to lug this large
Breitling is 48mm looooooong and wide not including the Breitling signed crown
it is 40mm so again this is a large Breitling automatic wrist watch. The hands
light up perfectly in the dark and the date is a quick set so no need to go
around and around. The case reference number is A17040 and the case serial
number is 18,506. This Breitling bracelet is with 14 links and two end pieces. The two end pieces are both signed "861A" which is correct and the clasp as the
scan shows you are very crisp and signed "registered model Breitling" and there
are two diver fold over clasps hidden under the signed "Breitling1884" buckle.
The movement is a chronometer time keeper and it is a fully automatic with a
quick date as describe above so again no need to go around and around to change
the date, pop the crown once and turn the crown and watch the date snap over
perfectly. This is a Breitling automatic caliber 2824/2 and there are 25 pure
and examined jewels to this automatic Breitling wrist watch movement. There are
no personal engravings on this case anywhere to be found. With the box and
papers and original sale bill tells you this watch was well taken care of for
the 12 years or so.
| A lot
of people wonder why jewels are so important,
well simply if to you had a metal post going through a metal hole after a few years or so the hole would wear out and become a bit oval which will affect the watch, if you put a jewel in this hole with a bit of high grade oil and put a metal post into the hole it will keep it's shape forever!
ZENITH "EL PRIMERO " AND RECENTLY CLEANED AND SERVICED! RARE WATCH FOR SURE , YEAR 1969
STOCK NUMBER #ZENITH6600-----1969 is the year this genuine Zenith automatic El Primero wrist watch was produced and it is a rare bird indeed. This movement was also used in the Daytona Rolexes years gone past. "El Primero" means in Spanish "The First" as in the first automatic chronograph date watch produced. Case reference is A-178 the dial is a "Bordeaux" 100% original never touch Zenith dial. Please notice the date is at the 5 position. This case is with a sapphire crystal back and of coarse the sapphire crystal is flawless. This Zenith case is with a screw down water tight crown. The total length not including the generic steel bracelet is 46mm long and without the screw down crown it is 40mm wide so indeed it is a man's size piece. The hands are also original and never touched at all. The movement is clean and serviced as it does keep incredible accurate time. There are 31 clean Ruby jewels to this El Primero movement and as the see through sapphire crystal shows you it is automatic as indicated before. All functions click and coordinate perfectly and the sweep hand flays back to 12 pm perfectly and right down the middle. This movement is a fast beat at 36.000 vibrations, incredible isn't it!. The metal bracelet is nothing special but I feel it compliments the watch and again it is unsigned. This one is all good indeed and a highly sought after time piece.
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The new caliber 3019 "EL PRIMERO" was presented to the press by ZENITH, January 10, 1969 while the competitor project will wait until on March 3. In its version of origin. . The history of El Primero which had stopped in the years quartz failed according to the legend to be completed at the end of the Seventies and it would be thanks to a clock and watch maker of ZENITH, disobeying the orders of the American owners of the time. El Primero could have one second chance when after ROLEX was interested in El Primero at the end of the Eighties and ensured ZENITH an order book which justified to start again manufacture of it. If ZENITH in addition diffused some specimens of its caliber to some re-elected marks, it is the crowned brand which was the engine of the revival. ROLEX wished to make modifications to this caliber of high technology to adapt it to the schedule of conditions of its model DAYTONA but ZENITH fell under the continuity of the challenge launched in 1962 and improved its mythical movement by making it profit from new technologies of production and by continuing some the developments. which indeed, acquired the mark in its clock making pole in 1999 in particular with dimensions of Tag Heuer is engaged in the daring industrial bet to start again ZENITH whose growing old image did not emphasize the quality of the watches of the mark. ZENITH had the knowledge to make clock making but encountered difficulties of letting it know. It was necessary moreover to invest in the production equipment if not neglected by the preceding owners at least insufficiently developed since a generation in front of an increasingly hard competition. Conscious of having acquired a jewel of the clock industry, LVMH required of Thierry Nataf to take up the double challenge on the one hand, to vacuum-clean the image of ZENITH and to reposition the brand and on the other Tourbillions, Open models, power reserve indicator, big date, split second are the complications which came to transform, supplement and perfect this movement of exception. The clock and watch makers of ZENITH could not have anticipated that the brand would be able someday to give a new life to its caliber El Primero. Imagination is without limits. El Primero is today on the front of the scene of which it dominates the family of the chronograph calibers. With its 30 mms in diameter for 6,5 mm of thickness and only 7,55 mm for the version with triple day of the month with instantaneous jump, this movement with column wheel is one of most powerful on the market. It does not include less than 354 parts including 227 different in the most complicated version, has 41 screws and 31 rubies, and requires more than 50 points of lubrication. The caliber requires nine months of work in cumulated time, request for 5 to 50 operations per part, imposes 50 millings of various dimensions on the side of the bridges. Twenty clock and watch makers are put at contribution for a movement and not less than 18 metals are employed. The EL Primero remains the only movement able to measure short times with the tenth of a second. Its "split second" version is its last great evolution but certainly not the last, and its history seems to have beautiful days in it. any way you look at it , nothing fits gently on ones wrist as an old watch.
WORLD HALLMARKS BY WILLIAM B. WHETSTONE AND ASSOCIATES 2ND EDITION ULTRA IMPORTANT FOR THE COLLECTOR A MUST!!!!!!!
STOCK NUMBER #BOOK------As a general rule I never give out free advertising on my pages unless it pertains information second to none for the collector or pertaining to horological items and this book fits the bill in all ways you could possible imagine. This is a hard cover book with 380 pages packed with important information with most world hallmarks from the 1700's to present date, many many countries are involved and it took five years to complete. I have know Bill Whetstone since god only knows when lol !. From beginning to end it was his passion and here it is. If you have a hallmark it is in this book and can guide you to proper information that you will NOT find anywhere else. The price is 250.00 USD and well worth it as far as I am concerned and as you see I bought one from Bill and I can now trace rare late 1700's and 1800's pocket watches by , the case hallmarks on the inside of the case, i.e., town marks, port of entry marks, sterling, gold, Assay's office stamps, year of production stamps, it's all here in this book and it is once again a must.
As you can see I do not look like your average slumped over watchmaker rather at 51 years of age I have many many many more years to enjoy my passion of watch making. Here at Darlor I have a passion for life, family, hockey (since I was at the age of 8) and a deadly passion for Horological restorations. My mother would tell you, at Christmas time I would get a Tonka truck and 20 minutes later it was in 100's of pieces all over the living room floor as I had to know how it works, difference between then and now? Then I would leave it all scattered all over the floor, now I put it all back together again better than it was before, my calling at age 8? you bet it was! (my mother still shakes her head at me lol) nothing turns my crank more than a phone call from a fellow watchmaker in the U.K, Australia, USA etc, that wants to send a time piece to me that he gave up on. I still wake up early in the morning to start the days work, and sometimes not until late at night do I finish. Until the final result is what my client expects of me and my company it doesn't go any where until it is perfect. I have been a watchmaker now for over 15 years (full time) and we do specialize in chain fusee pocket watches, vintage model Rolex, Omega, Patek, Vacheron and I even love Bulova, Gruen, and complicated early chronographs from Landeron, Valjoux, Venus even (Gulp) Pierce. I have had the honour to restore pocket watches dating all the way back to 1700. We work with insurance companies to settle insurance claims, and we do many, many restoration projects for Museums from around the globe. Our list of clients range from World Ambassadors, to world famous actors and actresses, Politicians, CEO's of the automotive world in Detroit, Noble peace prize winners, cartoonists with world wide publishes under their belt, world famous author's, Doctor's, Lawyers, Business men and women, and the list will go on and on. You can see our time pieces in such movies as the Bone collector with Denzel Washington, Lucky Number Sleven Josh Harnet, Lucy Lu, the burned out Hamilton watch in the morgue scene was done by us to make it look like it went through the fire. We supplied watches to the movie Beyond borders with Clive Owen, Anglia Jolie, and many others that I am not allowed to publish. I have been privileged to talk to world leaders about restoring their family heirlooms, and as well, I have had the honour to restore pieces from local people like you and I , in other words EVERYONE is treated the same here at Darlor, with NO exceptions, regardless of your profession, race, color or language... and you have it in hard copy. I restore the chain in a chain fusee, and repair crown wheels to the point each tooth is perfect for the next click of the cog in the next wheel. I collet and stud hairsprings when parts are not available from our 5000 non colleted and non studded hairsprings from flat to Breguet (we overcoil ourselves if necessary) . Case work is another specialty of mine. Repairing broken off lugs, buffing cases, removing deep flaws and scratches. We make stems from scratch and staffs, if needed, but we also have in stock 40,000 staffs and stems for most brands of wrist and pocket watches. We have main springs by the thousands and still in perfect order. When I first started out years and years ago, no one would help me. I would ask people in the trade where may I get this part? where can I get that part, and all responded the same "I don't know" and they would turn their back on me. No one would sell me parts for watch or pocket watches and they all tried to triple the price on me when they decided to sell me, so to counter react I went around the United States and Canada for years and looked for parts, not watches. I bought as many old jewellery and watch shops as I could for the parts in such places like Iowa, Colorado (love Castle rock) a large purchase in Nevada, many in Ontario Canada, here at home in Quebec, New Brunswick, Vermont, Georgia, Lansing Mich, Boston Mass, New Hampshire and so many many places and 100's of thousands of miles all these years later. If the phone would ring Friday with a good potential buy out, I would run to the bank, fill the SUV with gas and off to Illinois would I go an hour later... lol I once made a trip near Chicago Illinois and there was soooo much material I drove back home, unloaded, slept 5 hours and drove back (11 hours) for the second load, this is a passion for sure. Now 15 years later I have 1500 sq feet wall to wall documented parts for almost every Swiss, American, German brand watch and pocket watches you can imagine, funny thing? now all the people that wouldn't help at the beginning and laughed behind my back now call me for parts and technical questions they need answers for and no hard feelings have been harboured by me at all. We (if I may boast) probably have more vintage Omega parts (1900 to 1960) for Omega watches, all factory and identified and stored away safely in a nice dry spot. :-) than Omega it 'self!. I met in the late 1980's a friend of mine Steven Oltuski (deceased) ( owner of Northern Time) from Toronto (org NYC) and he from the get go helped me and sent me to the right people, where I could get info, best place to get certified for watchmaking etc, which still to this day I remain grateful and humble to this person. To work on ones family heirloom one must have patience and sometimes just stare at the open watch movement for an hour and examine by loop or microscope how each and every wheel and cog turns, examine both stones on the pallat hitting the escapement wheel, examine the roller jewel swinging between the pins on the pallat, so much to examine and then after I know the problem (s) I start the piece. Again this is my life's work and passion . We open many many watches on our web pages so you know what you are getting We welcome any questions about your time piece or one you may see on our pages but please we do not give out values other than what you see on our pages.
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Dear Darryl, May-14-2012
Thank you very much for donating a beautiful gold pocket watch for our special Gala Evening which took place recently.
Due to your kind generosity, we were able to collect 53 beautiful door prizes to distribute to our guests that evening. Your donation truly made it very special and memorable for our guests.
Thank you once again for your contribution, which in turn, helps us to help our kids, youth and adults who need our assistance for them to be creative and to be proud of who they are and who they can become.
ICI par les artsxx
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