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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.
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IWC ORIGINAL REDONE DIAL 14 KARAT SIGNED CASE AND WELL SERVICED A REAL BEAUTY!!! 1943
STOCK ITEM # IWC7800-----I have for sale a stunning genuine signed case, movement and dial Schaffhausen wrist watch from the "International Watch Company" factory in Switzerland and it really is a beauty. This is the original dial to this piece and has been refurbished in the most proper manner and beautifully at that! This is a signed 14 karat gold case as the scan shows you clearly. from lug to lug this signed IWC case is 40mm and wide less the crown it is 33mm. The hands are original and the crystal is acrylic and perfect. The case serial number is 1,072,356 and with no personal engravings at all as the snap in back is with a mirror finish. this is a manual wind caliber 83 movement with 15 clean and inspected jewels. The serial number for this IWC movement is 1,027,272 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1943 during world War 2. This timepiece is not large rather an elegant size. A few winds of the crown and this movement starts up perfectly. The band is new genuine leather at 18mmin width between the lugs.
RARE CANADIAN R.C.A.F MILITARY PIECE AND IN ALL OVER IMPECCABLE ORIGINAL CONDITION! 1942
STOCK NUMBER # WALTHAM9040-------I have for sale an original dial, case and never touched hands Waltham Canadian R.C.A.F military world war two wrist watch and the all over condition is terrific! The is R.C.A.F signed case is 40mm long and wide less the original steel crown it is 32mm. the case serial number is "Keystone 553,880. All the military markings on the outside of this screw in back are correct, sharp and easy to read not worn out at all. The dial is factory original never touched never altered. This is a military Waltham movement and it is a caliber 6/0 42 with 31,183,101 which places this near perfect R.C.A.F military watch to the year 1942. There is even an inner dust cover and another reason why this movement is so spotless. The band is 16mm in width and can be changed for a regular leather band at no extra cost. As good as it gets for a military wrist watch for 1942!
IWC "DIRTY DOZEN" FACTORY ORIGINAL DIAL AND WELL SERVICED MILITARY PIECE 1949
STOCK NUMBER # IWC90000------This is not an IWC case rather it is a custom piece and made to fit this genuine IWC caliber 89 center sweep movement and factory original IWC "Dirty Dozen" dial and hands. I can say this is a 3 piece all stainless steel case and from lug to lug the total length of this custom case is 43mm long. Across less the large steel crown it is 35mm. The dial once again has never been molested , touched or altered, it is in the same condition as it left the factory back in 1949/50. The hands I did re lume and now they are bright at night and the exact same patina as the original as I am very careful of this fact. The movement again is a caliber 89 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The serial number for this movement is 1,206,740 which gives me the date of 1949/50. This movement has been taken apart and cleaned the proper way so expect a clean running military (non broad arrow) movement and dial in a generic perfect fit case. There are a slim and select few movements with the military broad arrow to the center wheel bridge and this one does not have it. Saying this, over the years 95% of all caliber 89 movements have been serviced and parts exchanged and swapped out for new old stock parts so in my point of view I am ok with this piece being sold as a generic case and a genuine caliber 89 International Watch movement. After the war they did have these pieces still with the broad arrow case but non broad arrow signed center wheel bridge so it is correct not forged at all. If this case had the markings with the broad arrow then you would expect to pay 12,000 USD or more with ease. So here is your chance to own a piece of military history at a way affordable down to Earth price with a 2 year warranty ;-)
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The Dirty Dozen is the name of a movie from the 1960s, depicting the misadventures of 12 fictional soldiers during the Second World War. It is also, in watch collecting circles, the name given to a group of 12 watches worn by those who actually fought in it – specifically, British soldiers. They were commissioned by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) during World War II, and while they may not be as highly rated as other military watches when they are presented individually, as a set, they become some of the most collectible – specifically (but not exclusively), by British collectors. The British military had always been equipped with the most contemporary timekeepers of their era, from the marine chronometers of Harrison, John Arnold, and other horological pioneers, which gave the Royal Navy the essential ability to reliably determine longitude at sea, to "unbreakable glass" wristwatches advertised by Smiths watches during the First World War. But, when Great Britain declared war on Germany in 1939, few local watch companies could compete with Switzerland’s greater production capabilities, and those still in the business of making components were asked to focus their efforts on building military parts for the Air Force and the Navy.
Switzerland would export large quantities of watches and pocket watches during WWII, to both the Allied Forces and the Germans, but these were civilian market orders which pre-dated the war. The MoD thought these were not suitable to the needs of British soldiers, and decided to place an order for custom-built wristwatches. These needed to be accurate, reliable and durable, which in watch making terms meant they had to be regulated to chronometer standards, and also be waterproof and shockproof.
The watches also had to have a black dial, Arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, luminous hour markers, a railroad minute track, a shatterproof crystal, and a stainless-steel case. Powering them would be 15-jewel movements, measuring between 11.75 and 13 lignes.
Twelve companies would fulfill this brief: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex.
JAEGER LECOULTRE ROSE GOLD FILLED CASE MEMOVOX ALARM WATCH EARLY MODEL AND WELL SERVICED 1950
STOCK ITEM # LEC4400-----I have for sale a perfectly serviced Jaeger LeCoultre wrist watch and it is an awesome red gold filled case. From tear drop lug to tear drop lug this LeCoultre case is 40mm long and wide it is 36mm. The back is a snap in with no personal engravings. The case serial number is 591,478. The dial is excellent and the hands are red gold color as they are a perfect match to the red gold filled case and the hands are original indeed. The movement is a very early caliber 489 and as the serial number for this 19 jewel movement is 902,xxx, this tells me it is from the year 1949/1950. Swiss made from the Jaeger LeCoultre factory. This memovox has once again been perfectly serviced the proper way so when you set the alarm to go off at 12 pm ...it will go off perfectly and it is really loud. This is a rare piece as the case is awesome and the early none signed 489 movement is or was produced for a short period before it was stamped 489 or 489-1. The band is 18mm in with leather and not a bend new indeed.
UNIVERSAL GENEVE MILITARY ERA SERVICED TIMEPIECE 1943
STOCK NUMBER # UNIVERSAL680------- Here I have a military era Universal Geneve stainless steel cased wrist watch and just freshly serviced. This is a Universal Geneve signed case and from lug to lug this case is 41mm long and wide not including the crown it is 33mm. The dial is factory original and the hands have the original luminous still intact which is rare for sure. The crystal is perfect and the back is in water tight condition with a few lines as the scan shows you. The case reference number is 20,507 and the case serial number is 1,055,302. The movement is a 13 ligne Swiss standard size and it is a Universal caliber 267 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The dust cover is in awesome condition and when over the movement and the back screw in case is in place it keeps micro dust off the movement and this is the reason this movement is so clean and the fact it is recently serviced by me. The band is 18mm in width never worn not a bend. Clean and a very good solid time keeper.
GIRARD PERREGAUX GOLD FILLED ALARM WATCH WELL SERVICED 1960
STOCK ITEM # GP920-----Here is a super clean original Girard Perregaux alarm watch and it is LOUD! The case is signed and gold filled on top with a steel back held on by a wide screw down firming ring. From lug to lug this signed GP case is 40mm long and wide it is 35mm. The dial is factory original and quite clean. The hands light up well at night and original to this GP alarm movement and dial. The movement is well serviced with never any short cuts taken. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this alarm GP movement. The serial number for this movement is 1,109,503 which tells me this alarm piece was produced in the year 1960. The band is leather at 18mm across and not a bend never worn. The top crown changes the alarm disc and sets the time for the alarm to go off. The bottom crown sets the time and winds up this manual wind movement.
POLJOT (POLE-YAUGHT) SIGNED "MAKTANM" RUSSIAN CHRONOGRAPH NEVER WORN N.O.S WITH PAMPHLET AND BOX
STOCK NUMBER # PO625------I have for sale a never worn never on a wrist
Valjoux movement Russian double register chronograph with the date aperture at
the 6 position. From lug to lug this stainless steel case is 48mm long and wide
less the large mint crown it is 43mm so this is a nice size piece for sure. The
back of this case is stainless and it is a screw in back. The case reference
number is 1599 and still has the plastic protector shield on it. The entire
Maktanm timepiece is perfect and again never out of it's box. The crystal
is thick glass and flawless as well as the hands and mint dial. The movement is
super clean and keeps excellent time for sure. This is a Valjoux Swiss movement
made for the Poljot Russian factory and there are 23 clean and inspected jewels.
This Poljot caliber for this movement is P-3133 and the Valjoux number is 7733.
The serial number for this a movement is 10,213 and produced in the year 2000.
The leather band is 20mm and leather never worn. The box is perfect and
simulated cardboard alligator.
HAMILTON 14 KARAT GOLD AND MANY DIAMONDS ON THE DIAL WELL SERVICED 1947
STOCK NUMBER#HAM120-------- I have for sale an amazing Hamilton manual wind wrist watch. This is a tested diamond dial and rare at that!. The case is a snap in back and with no personal engravings at all. From lug to lug this 14 karat gold tested case is 42mm long and wide not including the crown it is 23mm. The dial is beautiful and crisp in condition. The diamonds are large and in 14 karat white gold settings. The hands are original and in excellent condition as well. I want to mention there is a small indent on the case near the or below the 5 position it isn't earth shattering but must be mentioned. Just because it is marked 14 karat gold I tested every case to be certain and indeed this case is a strong 14 karat gold. The movement is in brilliant functioning condition and keeps amazing time. There are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this Hamilton 980 caliber movement. The year of production for this Hamilton gold and diamond dial wrist watch is 1947 and again it is tested and well serviced. This piece comes with a nice felt closing box and outer case as well. The band is 18mm in width never worn not a bend crisp new indeed.
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BULOVA RIGHT ANGLED CURVED CASE GOLD FILLED AND SERVICED 1938
STOCK NUMBER #BULOVA4180 --------This is a fully serviced piece right angle Bulova gold filled wrist watch This Bulova signed case has no personal engravings to be found. This case is 40mm long and wide not including the crown it is 26mm wide. This is a two piece snap in back case with a mirror finish on the back. The case serial number is 8,653,763. The movement is a manual wind caliber 8AL with 17 clean and inspected ruby jewels. The crystal is perfect and the era for his art deco piece right angle case Bulova is 1943. Well serviced and it is a killer time keeper indeed. The hands are original and the dial is perfect not a flaw. If you look at the first scan you will see the case is angled as in a driver's watch style, very few were produced like this and again in nearly perfect condition! If you notice on the movement there is a small symbol of a "half Moon" this is the code Bulova used to tell the year this movement was produced and it indicates 1938!
PRAESENT "LEMANIA 1270 RARE" MOVEMENT 2 REGISTERED SERVICED CHRONOGRAPH STUNNING PATINA DIAL
STOCK NUMBER # PRA300------ I have for sale a rare Lemania movement caliber 1270 used by Omega and other high end Swiss world war 2 watch factories and highly sought after for this design and performance. This a chromed top with a stainless steel screw in back. On the inside of the back of this case it reads " 254,NCA" and there are no personal engravings. The dial is stunning and with a perfect patina change and factory original never touched at all. The hands are excellent and original to this Lemania movement signed dial "Praesent". The movement is just freshly serviced with never any short cuts taken. This is once again a Lemania caliber 1270 double register chronograph movement with 17 extra fine and inspected jewels. If the main bridge was signed Omega this piece would be more than 2500 USD. The pushers are both taken apart, cleaned and re greased properly so the action for the chronograph is in perfect order and yes the sweep hand stops and fly's back to 12 perfectly. The band is 16mm in width never worn. This case is 41mm long and wide less the crown it is 34mm. The crystal is acrylic and perfect ;-)
BOLIWA RARE 2 REGISTER SERVICED CHRONOGRAPH EXTRA CLEAN MOVEMENT! 1962
STOCK NUMBER # BO100------Just freshly serviced and keeps great time is this Swiss made double register chronograph form the company "Boliwa". This company is a distributor for Valjoux, in other words they had 5000 cases made, 5000 dials and ordered 5000 Valjoux Swiss made chronographs and put them all together to form the "Boliwa" factory and sold them to stores in France and Argentina or anyone that would buy the minimum amount. The case is all stainless steel with no personal engravings at all to be found. From lug to lug this chronograph case is 45mm long and wide not including the crown it is 40mm. The case reference number is 14012/1 and again extra clean. The dial is factory original and the rotating bezel has been re greased and cleaned so it slides bi directionally in a perfect manner. The hands have been re lumniated and light up brightly at night. The movement is a Valjoux caliber 7733 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. Each piece has been inspected cleaned and then lubricated in the proper spots so the sweep hand clicks to go, clicks to stop and returns perfectly to 12 pm. The chronograph pushers were taken apart cleaned, greased and then re assembled so they push in perfectly to start the chronograph functions. The year of this Swiss made piece is 1962 and the band is 20mm in width never worn mint ;-)
TAG HEUER SIGNED MOVEMENT MINT NEVER WORN TRIPLE CHRONOGRAPH AND SERVICED MINT! 2005
STOCK NUMBER # TAG100------Never sold , never on a wrist never in a show
case, it is new old stock never worn! This is a large all stainless steel case
with a screw in clear stainless steel back and needless to say no personal
engravings. From lug to lug this heavy Heuer wrist watch is 48mm long and wide
not including the crown it is 42mm. Both crystals are perfect and flawless to
say the least. The dial is unsigned and perfect. The hands are mint and light up
well in the dark. The date and day wheels are quick set so when you pull out the
crown to the first position and turn the crown up the day wheel changes
immediately and when you turn the crown down towards the 6 position the date
wheel changes automatically so you never need to go around and around. This is
an automatic Valjoux7750 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. I had this piece in
my water proof chamber and it is A-OK as well timed to perfection. The band is
dark green leather and 20mm made in Austria. This one has it all and right off
the Swiss Valjoux production line and onto my pages no middle man no retail
outlet straight and direct from the factory mint :-)
MARS GOLD FILLED AMAZING ALL OVER CONDITION AND SERVICED ALL SWISS FACTORY ORIGINAL 1939
STOCK NUMBER # MARS10------I have herd of the "upside down" Mars movement
(Made by the Gallet factory) but I never had the pleasure to own one before and
well now I have ;-). This is a gold filled case and ladder original gold filled
bracelet and it is adjustable to fit any size wrist. Please notice on the dial
the "sweep" hand is on top, and the name "Mars" is above the Six position and
this is ultra rare no kidding around truly. The case from lug to lug is
32mm long and wide not including the crown it is 22mm. The crystal is indeed
original and made of glass and very very clean. The dial is factory original
never molested nor altered. The case is signed "Cashier 14 K Gold filled Extra".
The movement has an extra large barrel so I am short of saying that the movement
is a 60 hour power reserve. There are 15 extra fine inspected and clean Ruby
jewels. The caliber for this manual wind Mars wrist watch is 28.20 and there is
NO info on this piece. I have gone through my extensive library and I came up
with nothing so it is a rare piece. The back of this case is a snap in with no
personal engravings at all as it is with a mirror finish.
POLJOT (POLE-YAUGHT) RUSSIAN CHRONOGRAPH "VALJOUX" MOVEMENT 1978
STOCK NUMBER # POL6------Here I have a well serviced Russian name "Poljot"
black factory original dial wrist watch and just serviced indeed. This is an off
rose gold colour top with a snap in signed stainless steel back. From lug to
lug this double registered Poljot chronograph is 45mm looong and wide not
including the crown it is 42mm so it is a nice big piece. The crystal is
original and so are the factory hands. The case serial number is 426,280. Now as
you know Poljot is a Russian watch company but they have inside this Russian
signed 23 jewel movement a Valjoux Swiss manual wind piece and again I have
serviced this movement so the sweep hand fly's back perfectly to the 12
position. The band is 18mm in width never worn crisp brand new. This piece was
produced in the year 1978 and keeps great time for sure ;-)
TURLER SWISS DOUBLE REGISTER CHRONOGRAPH IMPECCABLE MOVEMENT 1963
STOCK NUMBER # TURLER500------First of all let me tell you this is a very large men's size wrist watch at 48mm long and wide not including the crown it is 38mm wide. The dial is more than excellent and the hands are original. The acrylic diving crystal has not a flaw at all. There are no personal engravings on this case and the back is a screw in stainless steel piece. This Turler case serial number is 23758.9 and tested to 200 meters and not a leak. This is a double register chronograph and made for the Turler Dept stores in Switzerland by the Landeron watch factory as it is a Landeron caliber 248 movement with 17 sparkling clean ruby jewels. As you can see this movement is nearly new old stock in condition and the case is quite clean. This bezel is fixed and quite clean..."fixed" means it will not move it is solid on the case. The band is 18m in width steel mesh never worn as well it comes with a leather band that will be included. All complications are in perfect order and the sweep hand fly's right back to 12 pm crisp and sharp. Again this is a big size piece and well serviced :-)
GRUEN LONG COIN SILVER TRENCH WATCH & ENAMEL DIAL 1934
STOCK NUMBER # GRUEN1000------Here's another rare bird from Darlor watch restorations. This is a coin .800% pure silver cased Gruen Guild movement and the dial is enamel and nearly excellent. The case is different and scarce. Long this case is 42mm with the wire lugs. Without the crown it is 33mm wide. The hands are original to this piece and the crystal is glass. The case serial number is 161 and signed Swiss and hallmarked. The movement is a 1930's Gruen and it has 15 jewels. Again I must tell you this is a first for me to have a Gruen in such a different case. This piece can be worn by both male and female as it is the perfect size. This one is art-deco, Swiss made and a manual wind piece with no personal engravings on the back of this case. Did you know that Gruen supplied Rolex with movements from this era so you now know that this is a high grade Gruen and it is keeping excellent time.
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