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!
Tid bit of info for you :-)
Ever wonder what a cap jewel is or an "Inca bloc" shock system is all about?"
A cap jewel you will find on both sides of the balance wheel staff (pivot) and this piece (cap jewel) is under a very small spring that closes down on the jewel but lets it float a little so if G-d forbid you drop your watch the balance staff that fits right underneath it will move up and down a fraction so it will not snap as the cap jewel is held in by the small inca bloc spring as mentioned just before. You have a small friction jewel just under the cap jewel and this small friction jewel has a hole in the center and this is where the balance staff goes into, to keep the balance straight and the cap jewel is flat on the balance staff side and rounded on top so the Inca bloc spring keeps a it snug in place but will let it move a fraction of a mm to give the staff protein from falls. Without an Inca bloc system on both plates of the balance if the watch is dropped there is no give and the balance will snap in half and you are looking at a major repair job.
ALL WILL BE SHIPPED WITH A TRACKING NUMBER SAFE AND SOUND WITH A 2 YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED UNLESS DROPPED.
HAMILTON SOLID 10 KARAT GOLD MICRO ROTOR THIN O MATIC AND SERVICED 1963
STOCK NUMBER #HAMILTON880------I have for sale a fully serviced Hamilton "thin o matic" micro rotor solid 10 karat gold wrist watch and it is a great time keeper indeed. This 10 K karat solid gold case is signed and from lug to lug this Hamilton gold case is 38mm long and wide not including the signed gold crown it is 34mm. The dial is factory original and so are the Hamilton hands. The case serial number is 42781 / 956,461 and indeed signed Hamilton. The movement is spotless and just serviced. This Hamilton micro rotor automatic movement is with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The movement caliber is 620 and agian well maintained all these years so it was a pleasure to restore. The era for this beauty is 1963 and the leather band is new never worn at 18mm in width. American name and well serviced will this Hamilton gold wrist watch come to you in.
18 KARAT SOLID ROSE GOLD DOUBLE REGISTERED CHRONOGRAPH AND WELL SERVICED 1945
STOCK NUMBER #SULTANA50------Here we have a well serviced solid 18 karat rose gold Swiss chronograph and it is a double registered as the scan shows you. There is an inner brass cuvette so micro dust will stay off the movement to keep it clean. The case is in nice condition with a mark here or there as it is from the year 1945. From lug to lug this chronograph is 41mm and wide not including the crown it is 36mm. The dial is original and never altered or touched. The hands are from the Swiss factory of Sultana and quite clean. The back is well hallmarked and it is a snap in. This is a Landeron 49 movement with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The Landeron Swiss chronograph factory supplied over 100 watch distributors as this Sultana being one of them. This piece is well serviced and keeps accurate time as well the sweep hand starts, stops and fly's back to 12 in a perfect motion with the two buttons on either side of the winding crown. The band is 18mm in width ever worn not a bend. This is a very clean piece with an original dial and all functions are in perfect order once again ;-)
SWISS MADE PRIMM 18 KARAT GOLD NEW OLD STOCK WRIST WATCH QUARTZ...MINT!!! 2007
STOCK NUMBER #MB10000------Never on a wrist mint pristine and in perfect order indeed. This is a solid 18 karat gold case and mint once again never worn. from lug to lug this 18 karat gold case is 37mm long and wide it is 25mm and this does not include the stone cabochon crown. The crystal is perfect and the dial and hands are pristine. The year of production is 2007 and the name Primm is a registered private name here in Canada. This is a slim elegant piece and fully inspected of coarse.
LUCIEN PICARD 14 KARAT SOLID WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND DIAL WELL SERVICED 1969
STOCK NUMBER #LUCIENPICARD100-------As the scans show you this is a well serviced Lucien Picard manual wind movement as it is in new old stock condition. This is a solid 14 karat white gold case and it is signed and tested for sure. From lug to lug this Swiss gem is 40mm long and wide not including the crown it is 34mm. This is a slim piece and very elegant for sure as the scans show you. The case bezel is with a nice engraved pattern. The dial has a bit of patina change and there are 7 certified clear genuine diamonds. This is a factory Lucien Picard dial never altered to touched. The case serial number is 960,193 and the case reference number is 511-LP-42. There are no personal engravings on this case as it is a basket case which means this is a one piece solid engraved 14 karat white gold case. When the crystal is removed and the male and female stem are separated the movement will come out but! let your certified watchmaker do this for you please. The movement is a Lucien Picard signed caliber 42 with 17 extra clean and inspected ruby jewels. The movement serial number is F.66985 and again well serviced and keeps great time like a new old stock Swiss watch should. The band is 18mm in width never worn not a bend new and crisp.
ACCUTRON BULOVA 14 KARAT GOLD TONNEAU CASE 1977
STOCK NUMBER #ACCUTRON7900-BB------A wonderful Tonneau style 14 karat solid gold Accutron awaits a new home right here!. This case is very clean and in nice condition. The crystal is perfect and the dial is a nice mid shade grey. The case is 40mm long and 33mm wide and please notice the crown is at the 4 position for a nice different look. The case is tested for 14 karat gold and it is indeed as such. This is a heavy case and probably close to 20 grams of solid gold. The hands are original and the date and day change perfectly at 12 pm sharp. The case serial number is J525765 and as the bottom scan shows you there is a personal engraving on the back and it dates this piece to the year 1977. But the year of production for this Bulova Accutron is 1972. The movement is super clean and really hummmmmmms up a storm as any good serviced tuning fork Accutron would. This is a caliber 2182 and indeed it is super clean and in perfectly serviced condition. The band is leather at 18mm in width and excellent. This is a really different Tonneau Accutron and the case is a solid 14 karats!
ETERNAMATIC 18 KARAT GOLD AND FRESHLY SERVICED
STOCK NUMBER # ETERNAMATIC8000------ This is a fully serviced ball bearing Eternamatic rotor wrist watch and clean is the word indeed. The case is 18 karat solid gold and extra clean. the dial original and in solid clean condition. The hands are original and the crystal not a flaw. This case is 41mm long and without the Cabochon stone crown it is 33mm wide. The case reference number is 744 and it is signed Eternamatic on the inside of the back of this snap in case. The movement is freshly serviced and it is a caliber 1456U with 21 jewels. !1968 is the year of production for this 18 karat gold Eternamatic. This is not an easy piece to find as most were capped gold or stainless steel. But at Darlor we find what others can't and here is a cleaned serviced prime example!. On a closing note the band is leather and 18 mm in width.
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