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DID YOU KNOW...,
Many of the wrist watches that were brought to North America in the 1940s were signed on the movement "not adjusted or non adjusted" ; This was actually not true as they were (90% of watches imported) adjusted at the Swiss factories, but to show the N American authorities they were "unfinished goods" and get around the "tax law" of those days, it was said this way. So if you see "un adjusted or not adjusted" on the overseas movement of that time period, you can be 90% sure it is adjusted !
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A.S SHIELD SWISS MOVEMENT RAE RARE RARE !!!!! CALIBER NO.1 STERLING SILVER TRENCH CASE IMPECCABLE!!!!1 1905
STOCK NUMBER #TRENCH6060------I have for sale a trench watch with the very first A.S. Shield Swiss movement maker caliber number 1 ! this is a rare movement and the very first pocket watch to wrist watch transitional movement. This piece is in just simply said Museum condition and the clear crisp scans prove this as factual. This is a wire lug sterling silver hallmarked case and from wire lug to wire lug this case is 39mm long and wide less the crown it is 31mm. The case serial number is 109,365 and under is the "number 1" which means this case was produced for the A.S Shield factory for the caliber number 1. The dial is enamel with large Roman numerals and a large red 12. There is a small button at the 4 position on the outside of the case next to the crown. When you push this button in and turn the crown the hands will change to the time you need. The crystal is glass and flawless and the hands are original to this piece. The movement as mention is the first transitional movement caliber N0. 1 by the A.S. Shield factory in Switzerland and keeps ok time indeed. I have cleaned this cylinder escapement movement properly and the end result is a super clean well running timepiece. There are 4 jewels to this movement and they have been inspected and oiled properly. The band is nylon and 10mm wide. Again I can't stress how wonderful this piece is and the all over condition is just simply amazing!
WALTHAM ROSE GOLD FILLED CASE AWESOME FILIGREE ETCHED LUGS MULTI COLORED ENAMEL DIAL AND SERVCIED VERY ART-DECO 1910 ERA
STOCK NUMBER #WALTHAM44490------This is art-deco extraordinaire! This is a rose gold filled case with a see through back and I will tell you both front and back crystals are made of glass not cheap plastic. This lugs I would like to mention are etched filigree and just simply stunning. From lug to lug this rose gold filled case is 40mm long and wide less the gold filled onion crown it is 33mm. The dial is multi colored enamel and in near perfect condition no kidding! The hands are gold Louis the 14th style and perfect as well. The back is see through needless to say and you can see the movement ticking away beautifully and in perfect order as it has been properly serviced with never a short cut taken. This is an "0" size Waltham movement and there are 7 clean and inspected jewels to this Waltham. The band is a vintage never worn Calf skin and 16mm in width. Circa is aprox from the 1910 era and of coarse made in the good ole USA ;-)
LONGINES CUSHION TRENCH WATCH "MATCHING CASE AND MOVEMENT SERIAL NUMBERS!!!!" ULTRA RARE AND SERVCIED 1925
STOCK NUMBER # LONGINES84225------I offer for sale a rare occurrence where both movement and case serial numbers match ! which tells you without a shadow of a doubt this piece is original ! This is a Longines signed cushion case and coin silver (.800%). From lug to lug this Longines case is 40mm long. Wide less the crown it is 33mm. The case serial number is 4,292,024 same as the movement as mentioned prior. The dial is enamel with fancy "Longines" script. The hands are thin spade pieces and original to this piece. The movement as you can see is spotless and serviced the proper way with never a short cut taken. This is a 13 ligne Longines caliber 13.34 with 15 clean and inspected jewels. The band is 20mm in width never worn and it is made of "Crocograin". This is truly a remarkable find and yes keeps wonderful time consider the fact this piece was produced in-house at the Longines Swiss factory in the year 1925. Thi sis a snap in back with no personal engravings.
ELGIN 18 KARAT SUPER CLEAN TIMEPIECE AND WELL SERVCIED 1957
STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN1115------Just a super clean piece and it is an Elgin timepiece with a signed Elgin 18 karat solid gold case. I have tested this case in a few spots and all are 18k positive. From lug to lug this case is 40mm long and wide less the crown it is 33mm. The dial is factory original and superb as well as the original hands. The case serial number is 1168-TL and it is a snap in back with no personal engravings. This is a not a flimsy 18 karat gold case rather it has weight and it is sturdy. The movement is well serviced and ultra clean as the scan shows you. This is an Elgin caliber 889 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. The band is 18mm in width never worn not a bend. The year of production for this 18 karat gold Elgin is 1957. Remember all timepieces are serviced and sold with a 2 year warranty unless dropped so there are advantages from purchasing a timepiece from a certified watchmaker.
ULTRA RARE 1 BUTTON CHRONOGRAPGH BY BREITLING NEVER TOUCHED DIAL OR CASE, FULLY SERVCIED IMPECCABLE RARE PIECE 1940'S
LONGINES STEEL CASE BLUE DIAL AUTOMATIC "HYDRO CONQUEST" ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS JUST SERVCIED 2008
STOCK NUMBER # LONGINES50------This is a fantastic find as this Longines Hydro Conquest model has all the box and papers and warranty card (warranty card is expired). The box and presentation box are all in excellent condition and well kept all these years alter. This is a full size men's Longines all stainless steel case and bracelet. Across this case head is 45mm not included the original Longines screw down crown. From lug to lug this case is 51mm long. The crystal is sapphire and not a flaw. This case is not polished and left as is but ultra sonically cleaned of coarse. The case serial number is on the screw in back and it reads 34,004,619 and the back is crisp with little wear. The dial and snow flake hands are in perfect order no flaws to be found. The stainless steel bracelet has 11 links and two end pieces. On the inside of the fold over clasp the serial number is L-600123790. The movement is a quick set date so no need to go around and around to change the date. Pull the crown out once and turn the crown and the date will change automatically, pull the crown out to the second position and the hands will change. When the crown is out the movement will stop as this is a military feature we call this "Hacking" push the crown in all the way and the movement will start right up properly. The movement is an automatic Longines singed caliber L-633.5 with 25 clean and inspected highly polished jewels. This piece was produced in the year 2008. It really is super clean and in excellent all over condition. The bezel turns clockwise only it is not bi-directional and it has been greased so the turning action is smooth with a click at each position ;-)
LORIE DUO DIAL DOCTOR'S WATCH WELL SERVCIED AND VERY CLEAN SWISS MADE 1939
STOCK NUMBER #LORIE40------Here is a fully restored Lorie Swiss made duo dial doctor's timepiece and it is in excellent all over condition as the scans show you clearly. This is a 2 piece snap in back signed Lorie case and from lug to lug this Lorie signed case is 39mm long and wide less the chromed crown it is 22mm so it is an easy timepiece to wear not small nor big. The crystal is glass and perfect. The hands are clean and the dial is excellent. This is a caliber FF-29 duo dial special movement and there are 15 clean and inspected Ruby jewels as well it is marked on the movement "adjusted with 3 adjustments". I have serviced this manual wind movement and it keeps great time indeed. The band is chromed and can be adjusted to fit most size wrists. This art-deco doctor's watch or duo-Dial as some call it is from the year 1939. Between the lugs it is 14mm in width and we can supply a leather band no extra charge if you so desire.
HAMILTON GOLD FILLED ORIGINAL "PACER" MODEL WELL SERVCIED AND SUPER CLEAN 1957
STOCK NUMBER #HAM505------This is an orignal Hamilton Pacer model electric 505 timepiece. The case is two tone as the lugs are white gold filled and the middle case and snap in back are yellow gold filled. I will mention the dial from the 12 position to the middle to the 6:30 position has a dull patina change, saying this to you, it is factory orignal and never altered never touched. The hands are original and the crystal is a Hamilton replacement piece and made for this Pacer model. From lug to lug this Hamilton Pacer case is 45mm long. And wide less the signed Hamilton gold filled crown it is 32mm. The case on the back is with a mirror finish and no personal engravings. The case serial number is written on the inside and it is S-342,374. This Hamilton inhouse electric original movement was produced at the Hamilton Watch factory in Lancaster PA and made in 1957. This movement has been cleaned and serviced the proper way and needless to say a fresh cell has been added. The band is leather at 16mm in width.
ZENITH MINTY ENAMEL DIAL STERLING SILVER AWESOME TRENCH CASE ALL SIGNED AND WELL SERVICED 1915
STOCK NUMBER # ZENITH9120-------I offer for sale 1915 MINT enamel Zenith signed roman numeral dial with a signed nearly perfect sterling silver Zenith case. Even the movement is high grade with a snail micro regulator balance bridge. This piece is with fixed sterling silver wore lugs and from lug to lug this Zenith signed case is 41mm long. Across less the brass crown it is 35mm. The inner cover is signed Zenith and the case serial number is 2,967,215 and the case reference number is 6489. The case has 2 hinges and both in in perfect order with no personal engravings on this case. The dial once again is a "blue Moon" piece with the large red 12 Roman numeral and the enamel dial is perfect, flawless not a scratch! This is a 15 jewel signed Zenith near chronometer movement and all 15 jewels have been inspected under microscope, clean and oiled properly. Each piece on this 13 ligne size Zenith has been inspected then cleaned then inspected again for a perfect result of a time keeper! The serial number for this Early 1915 Zenith trench watch is 2,113,175. The band is a leather open end piece at 12mm across never worn. This is a stunning piece with rich history behind it.
LONGINES ROSE GOLD 18 KARAT SOLID GOLD AND IN IMPECCABLE ALL OVER CONDITION 1962
STOCK NUMBER #LONGINES92250------I have for sale a fully serviced and super clean original Longines 18 karat rose gold time piece and the over all condition is awesome as the scans show you clearly. The dial is original and clean. The hands are original and the crystal is acrylic with no flaws at all. The case is a 3 piece signed Longines 18 karat rose gold case and from lug to lug it is 42mm wide less the crown it is 35mm. The case is a snap in back with a super clean mirror finish and no personal engravings at all. The case serial number is 7016.12.216. This is a large 30L movement with 17 clean and inspected Ruby jewels. This is a manual wind piece and super clean and well serviced the proper way. The serial number for this large piece movement is 12,012,566. This Longines is an in house Swiss made Longines wrist watch with a brand new leather band of 18mm across between the lugs. This piece was produced in the year 1962.
ZENITH 14 KARAT ROSE GOLD SOLID CASE WELL SERVCIED 1936
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MONTROSE RARE ART DECO STERLING SILVER LARGE WRIST WATCH 1930!
STOCK NUMBER #MONTROSE10------This is a large case Montrose sterling silver case timepiece and even the dial is sterling silver. From end to end this case is a whopping 45mm and wide less the Sapphire carbonchon crown it is 23mm. The case serial number is 333. The dial is with gentle changes as it is original never altered never touched. The hands are original. The movement has been well serviced and it is 15 clean and inspected jewels. The mainspring has been changed and this piece keeps great tine. A few winds of the sapphire stone crown the balance wheel takes off in a perfect motion. The band is chromed and it is adjustable to many size wrists. All in all this is a looong art-deco manual wind timepiece that will be a show stopper in any board room or fancy occasion! On a closing note this piece was produce din Switzerland in the year 1930
ACCUTRON (BULOVA) RARE AND ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL SNORKEL 666 FEET NEAR MINT HARDLY WORN" 1974
STOCK NUMBER #ACC110------I have for sale a total 100% factory original Accutron tuning fork 666 feet with a perfectly operational inner rotating compressor ring. This Accutron diver's watch is in stunning condition as the scans show you. This is all 100% factory original hardly worn. This Accutron crystal is perfect, the dial is perfect, the hands are perfect, the Accutron case is awesome and this tuning fork caliber 2182 movement is serviced with a fresh cell. This is a large case as from lug to lug it is 47mm long and wide it is 43mm. The bracelet is super clean and it is all stainless steel with 12 links and two end pieces and it is original to this piece for sure. The back of this case is stainless steel and it is a screw in with the original and checked rubber gasket. The serial number for this case is 1-9xxxxx 1974 and there are no personal engravings on this case as again factory perfect. On the inside it is marked "781" and this is the case reference number. I took the case apart naturally and lubed the inner rotating ring and all points that needed to be and it turns like butter by the top crown. This is a very hard piece to find an din this condition it is nearly impossible !
GENEVE DUO DIAL DOCTORS WATCH IMPECCABLY SERVICED 1939
STOCK NUMBER #GENEVE40------Here is an amazing find duo dial "Doctors watch" from the 1939 era and Swiss made at the "Manfred" company made for them by the Ebauche watch factory A.S Shield. This is a chromed top with a snap in stainless steel back. From lug to lug this duo dial case is 42mm long and wide less the crown it is 27mm. The dial is super clean and the hands as well. The case has no personal engravings at all. The movement is a Swiss Manfred A.S. Shield caliber 340 with 15 clean and inspected jewels with 2 adjustments so this is a high quality duo dial doctors watch and just freshly serviced. The band is leather and 20mm in width never worn not a bend and made of Lizard. This piece is a great find indeed. The crystal is flawless and this piece once again was well serviced recently ;-)
HAMILTON GOLD FILLED 2 TONE RARE ROULETTE DIAL AND WELL SERVICED 1958
STOCK NUMBER # HAM2920------I have for sale a stunning and exciting Hamilton
2 tone dial wrist watch and not easy to acquire in such clean condition. This is
a gold filled signed Hamilton case and from lug to lug this case is 40mm long
and wide less the crown it is 34mm. The back of this case is a snap in and made
of stainless steel with no personal engravings. On the inside of the back of
this case it is marked "Hamilton Watch Co , Lancaster PA" and the case serial
number is P-012,306. The dial is super clean and the hands are original to this
piece and they have been re lumniated so they are bright at night. The crystal
is flawless and made of acrylic. The movement is an automatic Hamilton caliber
672 with 17 clean and inspected jewels. A few twist of your wrist with this gem
on and the sweep hand takes off perfectly. The band is 19mm in width never worn
and made in France and high grade. This Hamilton "roulette" two tone dial was
produced in the year 1958 and keeps killer time indeed ;-)
WALTHAM RARE RARE BLACK ENAMEL DIAL GRILL TRENCH WATCH, STERLING SILVER CASE AND WELL SERVICED! 1929
STOCK NUMBER #WAL600------This is a rare "bird" indeed with a genuine
trench grill NOT a repro like most on auction sites and other web pages. The
case is Sterling silver and the dial is a black Waltham signed enamel piece with
dark gold Arabic hollow numbers. The hands are original and I re lumniated them
so they are bright at night. Across from fixed wire lug to fixed wire lug this
piece is 38mm long. The grill is made of nickel and in fine condition. The case
is signed once again "Sterling silver, A.W.C.Co" and the case serial number is
1,120,537. The movement is a 3/0 by American standards and just freshly serviced
with 7 clean and inspected jewels. The serial number for the clean damaskeened
American made movement is 26,942,345 and this serial number places this
gem to the year 1929. The hinge on the back of this sterling silver case is
perfect! The band is a replacement nylon piece at 10mm across. This is a
stem wind and a stem set piece by the crown. Just a fantastic piece indeed.
BULOVA ROSE GOLD FILLED "FLIP TOP" SERVICED AWESOME CONDITION 1953
STOCK NUMBER #BULOVA5430------The only booboo on this piece is the dial is
repaired at the 4 position. Hard to see but it is there and must be mentioned.
The case is stunning the movement extra clean and the top of this case "flips
open" perfectly with the push of a button to put your Favourite picture of your
mother in law inside, or your Ex wife or your Favourite IRS inspector or your
favourite watchmaker ;-)...Me!. This case is fully signed and it is a rose
gold filled case. This case is 40mm long and without the signed crown it is 25mm
wide. The crystal is even a four tier piece. It is squared off in 4 to give you
a fantastic effect to this already art-deco piece. The case serial number is
4568573 and signed "Bulova". The case flips open to a perfect 90% degree angle
as the scans show you. The movement is fully serviced as it is a Bulova caliber
8AC with 17 jewels. Circa for this Flip Top Bulova is 1950 (ish). The band is
18mm in width and the burgundy leather band compliments this rose gold filled
case. A stunning cool different wrist watch is yours and fully serviced
with a silly warranty avail, not for the asking but given no extra charge
MOVADO STAINLESS STEEL SNAP BACK LARGE DIAL AND WELL SERVICED 1947
My third watch from Darlor, all have been great.!
Dana Woxxxxxx CT USA
LORD ELGIN 14 KARAT SOLID WHITE GOLD WRIST WATCH AND SERVICED 1951
STOCK NUMBER # ELGIN22900-------I have for sale a stunning just freshly serviced yesterday a Lord Elgin rectangular movement wrist watch in a signed 14 karat solid gold Elgin case. This is a snap in 14 karat white gold back case with no personal engravings. From lug to lug this Lord Elgin gold watch case is 35mm long so it is a boy's size, and across less the white gold filled crown it is 23mm. The crystal is glass and cleaned. The dial has applied white gold markers and the hands are Elgin white gold flashed stick hands. The case serial number is F-283742 and the case reference number is 4510. The movement as mentioned before is fresh off my bench and in perfect order. This is a 21 clean and inspected jewel movement and the caliber is 626 with 4 adjustments so it is a high grade Lord Elgin piece. The serial number for this serviced manual wind Elgin wrist watch movement is a N-79,989. Produced at the Elgin American factory in the year 1951 and the band is 14mm in width padded leather new ;-)
Production Year : 1951
GUINAND ORIGINAL COPPER DIAL 2 REGISTER SWISS CHRONOGRAPH WELL SERVICED 1946
STOCK NUMBER # GU700------I have for sale a fully serviced to the plates
Swiss Landeron chronograph with the trade name "Guinand" which is owned by the
"Delbana" Swiss name brand watch factory. This is a chromed middle case with a
snap in stainless steel back and it is a snap in with a mirror finish and no
personal engravings. From lug to lug this serviced chronograph is 41mm long and
wide less the crown it is 36mm. The dial is factory original never touched nor
altered. The hands are factory original and the crystal is acrylic new. The case
reference number is 320-8. The movement is a Landeron caliber 48 with 17
clean and inspected jewels. This piece was serviced by myself and striped to the
plates and serviced the proper way indeed. The band is 19mm across and never on
a wrist mint. The era for this serviced double register chronograph is
1946 and all buttons and functions are in perfect order for sure ;-)
HAMILTON GOLD FILLED RARE L.E.D WRIST WATCH AND WORKS PERFECTLY! 1977
STOCK NUMBER # HA1001------ Hard enough tot find these, even harder to find
them in good working order, and even harder to find them with the original
selling box , but here I have one for sale. This is a big piece and has a lot of
weight to it. The case across is 35mm and long from fixed lug to fixed lug it is
44mm. The red L.E.D screen is glass and very clean and signed "Hamilton".
There are 13 gold filled links ( a bit of stretch but not earth shattering at
all) and the fold over clasp is also gold filled and signed "H" for Hamilton.
The movement has fresh batteries and the day date, seconds, time, hours etc, all
work perfectly by pushing in the center button until the time blinks, then you
push the top gold button and the time will change to what you need it to be,
simple indeed. The back of this case is a stainless steel screw in with no
personal engravings. The case is signed "Hamilton" and the case serial number is
9,065,376. The movement is a Hamilton signed caliber 915 and again in
perfect working order. The batteries it takes are Renata 301 but please
let your watch maker change them for you as too much pressure to the module will
ruin the L.E.D screen and it won't light up! The year of production is 1977.
Really the coolest piece I've had in a very long time and remember lol! Ho
ho ho is just around the corner :-)
WITTNAUER "WEEMS" SMALL VERSION, GENUINE AND SERVICED STEEL WRIST WATCH 1940
STOCK NUMBER # WITT50------I have for sale a rare stainless steel world war two Wittnauer "Weems" wrist watch with the original rotation bi directional bezel. This is a boys size wrist watch as it is 35mm long and wide less the crown it is 28mm. The back is a snap in and it is with a personal engraving which can be safely removed as it is not deep at all. The dial is factory original never altered nor enhanced as is factory 1940! The hands are also original and the crystal is perfect. The back of this case is signed "Wittnauer" and the case serial number is 332,269. Notice on the dial is does read "US Pat 2008734" and below Wittnauer it reads "Weems". This is a super clean and serviced movement as I stripped it to the plates and inspected each and every part, then through our cleaning process. This is a manual wind Wittnauer caliber 10TS with 15 clean and inspected jewels. The band is 16mm in width leather and never on a wrist not a bend. This is a 1940 Wittnauer and very rare at that. To rotate the bezel you unscrew the top crown and rotate the bezel then tighten the top crown and the bezel will not move.
BULOVA RARE ORANGE DIAL DIVERS AUTOMATIC WATCH "WORLD TIME BEZEL". 1974
STOCK NUMBER #BU8130------
LECOULTRE 1935 MANUAL WIND ,STERLING SILVER CASE AND WELL SERVICED 1938
STOCK NUMBER # LEC40------I have a stunning very art-deco LeCoultre wrist watch and the movement has been serviced to the hilt! This is a manual wind wrist watch with a sterling silver case signed "Cattin-Aubry". The case serial number is 139-V very early indeed. From lug to lug this 2 piece sterling silver case is 40mm long and wide less the crown it is 25mm. The crystal is glass the dial is excellent and the hands original and very clean. This is a manual wind LeCoultre movement and it is a LeCoultre caliber 11-L0 with 17 extra fine and inspected ruby jewels. The band across is 20mm new never worn and it is genuine Alligator Lizard. On a closing not the back of this case was a swing out but the hinge is worn. The year of production is the era of 1938.
HAMILTON APPROVED ELECTRIC RAILROAD WRIST WATCH STAINLESS AND GOLD FILLED AND SERVICED 1961
Keeps great time ,clean dial
Thank you Darlor
William Ovestxxx Wash.
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