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UNIVERSAL GENEVE "AERO-COMPAX" MULTI COMPLICATION TIME PIECE WELL SERVICED 1942
STOCK NUMBER #UNIVERSAL8810--------I have for sale a very rare Universal Geneve "Aero Compax" model chronograph. I will start off by saying the hands are replaced and the pushers are original and a bit worn. This is a 3 piece signed stainless steel case. from lug to lug this Universal case is 45mm long and wide less the crown it is 38mm. The case serial number is 1,027,190 and the reference number is 22530. I did change the crystal and it is proper indeed. This caliber 287 Universal movement is a "day, date, minute recorder, hour recorder , chronograph center return sweep hand. All functions are in perfect order and tested over and over and over again. There are 17 clean and inspected ruby jewels and only proper mobious oil used in all "olive" jewels. The Breguet over coil hair spring is exactly 2.5 over coil and super clean with no rust or residue. I have serviced this piece with much T.L.C and the end result is a great time keeper that keeps time within a few seconds n a 24 hour period. The year of production for this gem is 1942 and Swiss made at the Universal Geneve factory in Switzerland. The bracelet is steel and flexible with brick pattern attachments new old stock never worn. A leather band can be added on at no extra cost. This is an Iconic piece and agian well serviced and from a top Swiss factory :-)
HAMILTON "PACER" ELECTRIC GOLD FILLED CASE RARE AND IN IMPECCABLE CONDITION 2 TONE WHITE AND YELLOW GOLD CASE AND WELL SERVCIED 1957
STOCK NUMBER #HAMILTON44620--------I offer for sale a fully serviced the proper way Hamilton "Pacer" model and as the many scans show you this is a super clean piece with a factory original dial never touched nor altered. This pacer was produced at the Hamilton Lancaster factory in the USA in the year 1957 thus pre curser of the "quartz" era timepieces. This is a 10 karat gold filled Hamilton signed case and the case serial number is S-148120. From lug to lug this two toned case is 45mm and across less the original Hamilton signed crown it is 34mm. As you can see this is a snap in back with a mirror finish so no personal engravings. The movement is super clean and it is a Hamilton 505 movement with clean and inspected jewels. The Swiss stripe damskeen on the movement are crisp with no wear. The band is leather never worn at 18mm in width and padded. This is an iconic piece and should be worn not tucked away as it is an investment piece indeed.
HEUER "TEMORADA" FIBERGLASS WATER PROOF CASE IN AWESOME ALL OVER CONDITION AND SERVCIED PROPERLY 1976
STOCK NUMBER #HEUER15--------I have for sale a pretty much never worn genuine 100% original Heuer "Temporada" 2 register chronograph and again in excellent all over condition. This Heuer signed case is moulded fibreglass with an aluminium bezel and the bezel is 90% excellent condition. On the outside of back this case it is written "Shock resistant, Swiss made, Antimagnetic, Water resistant". The case reference number is 733809. And as the scan shows you on the inside of the back of this case it is written "Heuer Swiss". From lug to lug this case is 42mm. The dial is factory original as well as the hands and acrylic crystal, never touched nor altered. The movement is pristine and it is a signed Heuer 17 jewel piece made by the Valjoux Swiss factory. All 17 jewels have been properly inspected and oiled. The caliber for this double register chronograpgh is 7733. As I have just serviced this piece a few days ago it keeps great time and all functions are proper. The orange sweep hand fly's perfectly back to 12 pm. Produced at the Heuer factory in the year 1976. The nylon two tone band really compliments the dial and case.
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R.C.A.F!!!! RODANIA ULTRA RARE 1 BUTTON CANADIAN MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH WELL SERVCIED ORIGINAL DIAL AND HANDS 1959
STOCK NUMBER #RODANIA40--------I have for sale a freshly serviced Rodania R.C.A.F Canadian Air force time piece and aprox 1959 is the age for this well serviced piece. This is a 2 piece case with a screw in R.C.A.F signed rodania back. There is etching and abrasive rubbing on the back of this case in the middle and must be mentioned. The case reference number is 4449-H and signed Rodania on the inside of the back of this case. From lug to to lug this rodania R.C.A.F case is 45mm long and wide less the crown it is 38mm. This is a 100% factory unmolested dial and the hands still have the original luminous material untouched. The crystal needless to say is changed and and if you will excuse the pun it is "crystal clear!". The movement is signed Rodania on the center wheel bridge and there are 17 clean and inspected jewels to this Venus caliber 175 movement. All parts were inspected then in to our cleaning system then inspected again. Mobious oils and lubricants used and reassembled to what is now an excellent time keeper indeed. The year of production for this Rodania Canadian R.C.A.F 1 button chronograpgh is 1957. The band is rubber with a working compass which I personally thought is a neat idea. A rare piece with military history and all chronograph functions are in perfect order!
LORD ELGIN "ELVIS PRESLEY" WATCH GOLD FILLED CASE DIRECT READ AND WELL SERVCIED 1956
STOCK NUMBER #ELGIN77780--------This is the one to break your piggy bank for! This watch is the same model that Elvis wore for years and has the nick name "The Elvis Watch". They go as high as 3500 USD but I bought this piece well and it has freshly been serviced the proper way and keeps great time indeed. This is a two piece gold filled case and from lug to lug this Elvis Lord Elgin signed case is 36mm long and wide less the crown it is 27mm. The case is a snap in gold filled back with a mirror finish and no personal engravings. The case is signed Elgin on the inside and the case serial number is T-356,733. The clear number discs are aligned properly and click over as they should at 12 pm sharp. This is a manual wind frosted Elgin movement caliber 719 with 21 perfect and inspected jewels. Again this piece has been serviced a few weeks ago (Dec-2018) and on my Witschi timing machine it is a reliable time keeper indeed. The crystal is a new old stock Elgin piece and flawless. The band is a Burgundy Lizard grain and 19mm in width never worn. Again this is your chance to purchase a genuine Elvis Presley Lord Elgin time piece at half price.
ACCUTRON RARE 14 KARAT "INITIO PULSE" DOCTOR'S WATCH TESTED AND SERVCIED DIAL NEAR M.I.N.T FACTORY ORIGINAL ! 1967
STOCK NUMBER #ACC40--------This is probably one of the rarest Accutron by Bulova timepieces. This is a genuine near perfect factory original dial and as you can see it does read "initio, Enumerasad xxpulsus". The hands are original and the crystal has been replaced with a genuine Accutron part so it is all Accutron. The case is tested as well marked 14 karat gold. From lug to lug this 14 karat gold case is 40mm and across less the signed Accutron gold crown it is 35mm. The case serial number reads E-02731.M7 and the "M-7" tells me this is the code for the year of production 1967. The back is held in by a stainless steel Bulova Accutron firming screw down ring so it is water resistant for sure. The movement has a fresh cell and hummmmmmms up a storm indeed. This is a genuine model 2181 with 16 inspected jewels. The band is thick padded Italian leather and 18mm across. The date snaps over with the turn of the crown. To save the battery pull the crown out all the way which creates a short and stop the watch and save the life span of the batter cell. I have changed the back case gasket with a new Accutron part so again this piece is well sealed. Serviced and ready to go ;-)
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HIGH QUALITY PU LEATHER 10 WATCH CASE STORAGE ZIPPER NEW NEVER USED
STOCK NUMBER #CASE100--------I have for sale a high quality p.u. leather zipper watch storage case and as you can see there is room for 10 pieces large or small. This piece is 11 inches long x 3 inches high and 7 inches across. These units come new never opened and in the original box and clear protective plastic bag. this is not a cheap piece rather much quality is here indeed and will last a very long time with a sturdy zipper. Again brand new item ;-)
INTERNATIONAL WATCH COMPANY (IWC) SCHAFFHAUSEN 18 KARAT SOLID GOLD AND IMPECCABLY SERVCIED 1947
STOCK NUMBER #IWC44330--------I offer for sale a fully serviced the proper watch IWC signed 18 karat solid gold case and without personal engravings. This solid 3 piece IWC case is 45mm long and wide less the crown it is 35mm. The back of this signed case is a snap in with a mirror finish. The case reference number is 1,332,951. The dial is factory 100% original and very clean with a bit of patina to it. The hands are original and the crystal needless to say has been changed and fit properly. The movement is a IWC in house factory caliber 88 with 17 clean and inspected ruby jewels. The serial number for this well maintained and serviced manual wind movement is 1,138,292 which tells me it is from the era 1947. As clean as can be and keeps great time for sure. The band is 18mm in width new never worn. A classic design and truly an elegant timepiece.
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 I did change the Center Sweep pinion that holds the sweep hand so the action is smooth as silk as the sweep hand goes around. 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 ;-)
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
UNIVERSAL GENEVE "POLAR COMPAX" CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPGH WORLD TIME ROTATING BEZEL AUTOMATIC AND IN PERFECT ORDER 2004
STOCK NUMBER #UN7111--------I will begin by saying the top of this beautiful
polished wooded Universal box is broken at the hinged and has been
repaired....other than this I have for sale a stunning sapphire crystal
Universal Geneve multi complicated movement with a rotating world time bezel
with a screw down bezel crown to keep it locked into place. This is a fully
original piece with the original thick padded Universal cleaned leather band and
deployment Universal singed buckle. This is a see through sapphire crystal back
that screws in and made of stainless steel as well as the mid case. This is a
Universal Geneve case reference 898.111. This is a Universal Geneve model wrist
watch #12611. Across less the signed crown this large case is 44mm and long from
lug to lug this Universal case is 56mm so it is a manly size piece indeed. The
chronograpgh functions in perfect order and the sweep fly back second hand snaps
back to 12 pm perfectly and flawlessly. The dial, hands and sapphire crystal are
all original and in perfect condition. This is an automatic movement caliber
universal Geneve 98 with 25 clean and inspected Ruby jewels. This piece is 1 of
1000 pieces produced as a "Polar Compax" model. Again this a piece comes with
the certified chronometer papers and all other papers and booklets. This is a
complete piece and all original once again. The leather band has been steamed
sanitized and super clean as it is original soft and supple and has many many
years left ;-).
The Polar Compax GMT Chronograph was made in Limited Editions of 100 units per
dial and strap/bracelet variation (1000 pieces). This model features day, date,
chronograph and GMT functions. The alternate time zones are adjusted via the
crown located at the 9 o’clock position. These functions are powered by the 25
jewel, Caliber UG 98 which is visible through the display back. With historical
significance and a modest price tag,
BREITLING "NAVITIMER" ORIGINAL DIAL CASE AND MOVEMENT WELL SERVCIED INDEED! SPECTACULAR PIECE! 1964
PATEK PHILIPPE 18 KARAT CONVERT WRIST WATCH AND WELL SERVICED AND GENUINE 1970
STOCK NUMBER #PATEK--------SOLD ;-)
A COLLECTOR'S DREAM
One of my friends here in St Catharines Ontario Canada bought this little gold Longines with the box, original sale receipt warranty original match serial number card and booklet.
Dates to 1942 and original sold for 62.50 today the value is well over 750 USD...remarkable isn't it.
As the banks give us next to zero it's nice to see little gems like this hold their value and more!
BREITLING "CHRONOMAT" 18K AND STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC A BREITLING SELLING BOX, WELL SERVICED ALL GENUINE! 1998
STOCK NUMBER #BR550--------I offer for sale a fully serviced triple chronograph Breitling "Chronomat" time piece and it is encase in stainless steel with a solid 18 karat gold bezel as well as the bracelet is stainless steel with 18 karat solid gold inner tracks. This piece does come with a Breitling outer cardboard box and inner hard plastic Breitling presentation box and card. The case is large at 45mm long and wide less the original Breitling crown it is 42mm. The case back is a screw in and the case reference number is D-13048 / 119007, and as you can see clearly it is signed "Breitling" on the inside and outside. The dial is 100% factory never touched as well as the hands. The crystal is mineral and not a flaw. The 18 karat solid gold bezel only rotates counter clockwise which is correct. This genuine Breitling bracelet has a special add on as it does have the factory original 24 hour "side watch" that is quartz so you can keep track of any dual time zone you may be traveling in. There are 10 links and the end piece is signed "chrono / DUOG". As you can also see the fold over clasp is well signed and original to this two tone bracelet. The movement is freshly serviced and it is a Breitling signed 7750 (Valjoux) with 17 clean and inspected jewels. This is an automatic movement and the date flips over perfectly as 12 pm. When you pull the crown out once the date will flip over with the turn of the crown. Pull the crown out a bit further and the time will change with the turn of the crown. This piece is Swiss made at the Breitling factory in the 1998 era. The chronograph pushers operate flawlessly and the sweep hand fly's back to 12 perfectly. This is a heavy piece and really just a beautiful design with the dark blue dial and 2 tone Breitling case.
WELSBRO TRIPLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH SWISS MADE AND WELL SERVICED (IMPORTANT ENGRAVING ON BACK) 1942
STOCK NUMBER #WELSBRO50--------I have for sale a fully serviced Welsbro
movement from the Swiss factory of Landeron. Please notice the inner sliding
button in the crown as this is a rare triple pusher double register chronograph.
The button above the crown when pushed will start the centre sweep hand. When
the bottom pusher below the crown is pushed the center sweep hand will stop.
When the button inside the crown is pushed the red center sweep hand will return
to 12 pm swiftly. The case is chromium and with a stainless steel back and there
is a personal engraving with a bit of providence to it. This Swiss made case is
from lug to lug 42mm long and wide less the crown it is 34mm. I must say
the dial is much better in real life as the photo will not do it justice.
The case reference number is 30,394. This Welsbro signed movement has 17 clean
and inspected jewels and as it has been well serviced and well maintained all
these years, it keeps great time and each and every piece has been inspected
properly never any short cuts taken at all. This Landeron made movement for the
Welsbro factory is from the year 1942. The band is leather at 18mm in width
never worn not a bend ;-)
WITTNAUER TRIPLE CHRONO DAY DAY AND MONTH CHRONOGRAPH AND IMPECCABLY SERVICED 1955
STOCK NUMBER #WIT90--------Striped to the plates and each and every cog, wheel and pivot checked, cleaned then checked again and here is the final result. A great vintage well serviced Wittnauer triple chronograph day, date and month wrist watch in a signed Wittnauer steel 3 piece case. The back is a snap in steel piece with a mirror finish and no personal engravings. From lug to lug this Wittnauer signed case is 44mm long and wide less the crown it is 37mm. As you can see the dial is signed Wittnauer and factory original with patina changes. The hands are clean and the crystal is perfect. The movement is spotless and keeps great time as once again serviced to the hilt. This is a "Wittnauer" signed 17 jewel highly complicated caliber 22C movement with each jewel inspected then oiled properly. There are two square pushers next to the crown on each side, The top one starts the center sweep and and the top one when pushed in again stops the center sweep hand. Then you click the bottom square pusher and the center sweep hand flays perfectly back to 12. On the other side of the case at the 8:30 position is a small rod in a case tube. When you push this rod in the "DATE" arm will advance to the next day along the edge of the dial from 1-31. At the 10 position is another rod in a case tube on the side of the case and when you push this rod in, the month calendar wheel turns over perfectly. This is a highly sought after movement and it is once again striped to the bones and cleaned properly so all functions are warranted to be in perfect order. The band is18mm in width never worn not a bend. so the dial is signed the case is signed and the movement is signed Wittnauer (Longines partnership company) from the year 1955.
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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 a closing note the leather high grade band is 22mm in width never worn not a bend.
| 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!
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.
Anthony D Lesser C.W.
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