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IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN SOLID 18 KARAT GOLD AND RECENTLY SERVICED 1953
STOCK NUMBER # IWC6600------As many serious wrist watch hounds know. That probably one of the top 10 watch houses is still to this day the famous International watch "Schaffhausen" model from Switzerland. This is a prime example and just serviced by our in house watchmaker and cleaned to perfection, as the last scan will show you a perfect motion balance wheel. The case is hallmarked for 18 karat solid gold on the inside of the back of this snap in case, and it is stamped on the inside of the rim where the back of the case fits in. The IWC factory even went as far as stamping an 18 karat stamp on the back of the lug at the 1 o'clock position. Needless to say I tested the case and without a doubt all spots are 18K. This case is without personal engravings and it is 44mm long and without the crown it is 36mm wide. The dial is nice and clean and the hands are original to this piece. The case serial number is 1,332,951. The movement is an International Watch caliber 89 and there are 17 cleaned ruby jewels and each and every part of this movement has been inspected for wear by our watchmaker and it is a perfect time keeper indeed as one should expect from such a high end Schaffhausen wrist watch. The serial number for this movement is 1,328,821 which tells me this manual wind IWC Schaffhausen was produced at the Swiss factories in 1953 and still to this day ticks a strong beat! The band on this piece is 18mm in width never on a wrist not a bend.
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LONGINES EXTRA LARGE ORIGINAL TRENCH WATCH ENAMEL DIAL AND SERVICED "MATCHING CASE AND MOVEMENT SERIAL NUMBERS" ULTRA RARE 1915
STOCK NUMBER #LONG4125--------I have for sale an incredible extra large all signed and well serviced Longines Swiss trench watch and dated to the year 1915 I kid you not and the condition is to brag about! This case has swinging lugs and from lug to lug this Longines signed extra large nickel case is 54mm long. Without the lugs this Longines case across without the gold crown is 38mm so again it is huge. The case is a snap in back and the hinge is fine. Please note! The case and movement both have the exact same serial numbers so proof this is an all original piece not recased. The serial number for both the movement and case is 3,205,415 and again dates this piece to 1915 from the Longines Swiss watch factories. The movement is a well serviced caliber 15.26 (I have many parts for this model all Longines factory!) and there are 15 ultra clean and inspected jewels. One wind of the crown and this Longines enamel dial and original hand wrist watch takes off in a perfect motion. Again this is large not so easy to find Longines and quite frankly the enamel dial is in awesome condition for it's age.
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CARTIER "ROADSTER" STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC GMT HAND AND ORIGINAL BOX 2005
STOCK NUMBER #CARTIER500-------I have for sale a fully serviced and in nearly perfect condition genuine authentic Cartier "roadster" model and it is fully automatic with a quick set date so no need to go around and around. This is an all stainless steel case. From lug to lug this Cartier signed "Tonneau" style case is 47mm long and wide not including the original Cartier carbonchon crown it is 41mm. The crystal is sapphire and perfect not a flaw. The back of this steel screw in case is with a serial number and it reads 74782xxx and the case reference number is 2722. Notice there is a G.M.T hand on this roadster Cartier and yes the dial is factory original never altered nor touched including the hands and case. The movement is in pristine running condition and it is well serviced. this is a Cartier caliber ETA factory 2893-2 with 21 clean and inspected jewels. There is a Cartier box that is included. The band is leather and signed on the leather band and fold over clasp. This is a sterilized band and it is better than 90% condition. The era for this gem is mid 2000 and does keep great time.
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN 18 KARAT GOLD AUTOMATIC AND SERVICED 1961
STOCK NUMBER#IWC120-------- As you can see this is an original factory fresh dial from the International Watch factory. This is a solid 18 karat gold signed "I.W.C." case and with no personal engravings at all to be found. The hands are IWC original and light up well at night. Please notice the crown has the IWC "fish" logo as it is original to this 18 karat gold automatic I.W.C Schaffhausen model wrist watch. From lug to lug this 18 karat solid gold IWC Schaffhausen is 43mm long and wide not including the Fish I.W.C crown it is 35mm. The case serial number is on this 18 karat gold snap in back reads 1,644,958. The movement is in perfect order as it has been fully serviced to the hilt with never a short cut taken. This is a wonderful automatic caliber C.853 with 21 clean and inspected jewels. The serial number for this I.W.C Schaffhausen is 1.672,330 and this serial number tells me it is from the year 1961 and again well maintained indeed. The band is genuine Alligator and never worn new old stock and expensive as such a rare wrist watch deserves the best. All original will this piece come to you in and well serviced as mentioned.
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TISSOT GENUINE FACTORY "BULLS HEAD" CHRONOGRAPH RARE FIBREGLASS SIGNED CASE AND SERVICED! 1973
STOCK NUMBER # TI350------This is an amazing find indeed. I have for sale a well serviced and well maintained Tissot signed Chronograph and it is a genuine Bulls head model with a high grade minty chronograph movement signed Tissot and made for Tissot by the Lemania Swiss factory. Thi is a signed ultra light fibreglass Tissot case and it is factory correct and original. The crystal is factory original and buffed to perfection as it needed to be original for this piece so I worked on it and worked on it until it is extra clear and polished in the most proper fashion. The dial is perfect and the hands are factory Tissot for this model and original. The bezel insert rotates bi directional and slips easily as it has been greased properly. The band is leather and crisp new not a bend to be found. This is a Tissot signed double register chronograph movement and it is a caliber 872 and again made by the Lemania factory for Tissot. The serial number for this beauty is 2,506,xxx. From top to bottom this Tissot is 38mm and cross it is 38mm. I must say I have never seen such a clean movement and odd ball piece in a long time. It is well serviced and keeps great time. Produced in 1973 and the case reference number is 40754.
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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 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.
| 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 3arks, sterling, gold, Assay's office stamps, year of production stamps, it's all here in this book and it is once again a must.
Many thanks to Mr Hugh Padgham, record producer (U.K) for such artists as David Bowie, Sting, Sir Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, etc, and the list will go on and on...
He had his ROXXX serviced in the UK, but it came back to him in less than perfect order, and the beautiful dome acrylic crystal was gone; The Watch company that serviced it basically said "too bad"( by law I can't give out details). He then contacted me here at Darlor, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and went on to send his very expensive ROLXX to me, 2 weeks later Hugh had his favorite ROLXX on his wrist. The compliments we received from Mr Padgham were worth publishing on my page as my way of saying thank you, as he really is a special, good will person. What a gentleman, and genuinely nice, which goes a long way with me.
I deal with a large number of Hollywood productions, and many, many movies here in Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver. I have had coffees with A list actors, even lunches with many many top people in the film industry, as well as the amazing prop managers, and we chat about watches (can't give out the names not allowed to publish) . We are also proud to have as clients Lawyers, Doctors, Accountants, Engineers, Pilots, Politicians, Bus drivers, Nurses, etc, and even other watchmakers, as sometimes there are repairs beyond their capacities so they turn to me, since I love a challenge!
Out of the many, many people I have met and dealt with, famous or not, Hugh really sticks out. Still to this day, with 18 years dealing in this business, when a complete stranger sends me a vintage, rare, expensive ROLxx diver wrist watch in complete faith, it amazes me, and I thank goodness people do send their timepieces with confidence. Hugh was amazed it came back exactly as he wanted, even though he thought it impossible, he had to call me right away and tell me how amazed he was. As I told Hugh, this is what we do, if we can't do it right, no matter how much work goes into the piece, we will not charge.
So here you have it, 6500 miles by FedEx to my lab in complete trust like 1000's of other transactions from all over the world; Boston, Los Angeles, Viet-Nam, Hong-Kong, New Zealand, to Argentina we have serviced pieces from almost every corner of this world, and we will continue to do so.
So thank all of you for the support over the last 19 years, we will continue to do our very best for all of you.
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