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Gallet Rare Regulator Dial Decimal Chronograph, All Original, 15j, c.1935
 

Early and rare, this Gallet two button chronograph has the very collectable regulator dial and an early 15 jewel movement and was a special purpose chronograph. The large sweep hand in the center of the factory original silvered dial is on a 1/100 minute register, with 30 minute elapsed time sub dial at 6:00 and real-time dial at 12:00. This was a specialty chronograph and useful for scientific and industrial applications to measure events to the fraction of a MINUTE, so an event may take say, 2.75 minutes instead of the customary 2 minutes 45 seconds. 34mm stainless steel snap back case signed by Gallet with original oval pushers and crown, all in excellent condition with no damage or personalization and only light use showing. Inside beats a Gallet 15 jewel movement that is running properly with all functions working as they should and keeping good time. New black croc grain leather strap.

Item #G406647
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Omega Sterling Silver Tonneau with Enamel Dial, Extra-Fine Cond., c.1927
 

Superb early Omega men's sterling silver tonneau cased wrist watch from the "Roaring 20's." Original sterling silver Omega snap back case with no scratches or damage measures 28mm x 39mm with 17mm wire lugs. Back snaps on securely. Factory original white enameled dial with sunken sub seconds signed Omega and Importe de Suisse is mint condition with no cracks, scratches or prolems. Original blued steel 'moon' hands. Powered by the original Omega 15 jewel Swiss movement that is crisp and clean and keeping good time. Early Omega's are difficult to find and rarely seen in this condition. Fitted with a new black leather strap.

Item #O594450
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Gubelin Solid 18k White and Yellow Gold and Enameled Art Deco Men's Watch, c.1923 in Mint Condition
 

Stunning Gubelin art deco solid 18 karat white and yellow gold barrel cased early men's wristwatch with chased and enameled bezel in absolutely mint, factory original pristine condition. The exquisite art deco chased and enameled yellow gold bezel and hinged back give a wonderful contrast to the solid 18k white gold solid lugged center case. 27mm x 37mm with 16mm solid lugs. The factory original two toned dial mirrors the white and yellow gold case colors and is as fresh and beautiful as the day it left the Gubelin factory 90 years ago. Black minutes register surrounds the golden numerals track with black deco numerals over the silvered dial with sub seconds at 6:00. Original Breguet moon hands in blued steel in mint condition. Inside beats the original Gubelin 15 ruby jeweled high grade in-house movement that is freshly service and operates flawlessly, keeping excellent time. Original mineral glass crystal is flawless. Fitted with a new Hirsch black leather strap. The condition of this watch is like new, inside and out. It has clearly been seldom if ever worn and well cared for over the past 90 years.

This exceptional Gubelin is the most beautiful example of art deco craftsmanship we have ever seen. This watch is an original work of art of the highest quality and equal to anything from Cartier or Tiffany at the time. This watch was only sold through Gubelin's two existing stores in Switzerland at that time and would have been made in extremely limited numbers. You will likely never see another.

Item #G578k203
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Stauffer Large 15k Solid Gold Swiss Demi Hunter, Mint Pristine Condition c.1914
 

Investment grade Stauffer (IWC forerunner) high grade Swiss flip top early men's wrist watch in pristine as-new condition. Swiss made hallmark solid 15Kt solid yellow gold 35mm triple hinged case with wire lugs is signed CN for Charles Nicolet, who were the early case makers for IWC. This is not an adapted pocket watch but a factory original very early purpose made men's wrist or "trench" watch of the highest quality. The heavy gold hunter case cover has a small window at the center making it possible to read the time without opening the case to reveal the dial and giving much more dust, water and damage protection to the watch. Black enameled Roman Numerals with minutes track are mint with no enamel loss or damage. Oversized push button onion crown flips the front cover open to reveal the full porcelain dial with no cracks or hairlines. Top grade SS & Co (Stauffer) Swiss made gilded pin set movement that is as crisp and clean as the day it left the factory, is freshly serviced and winds, sets and runs like new. The back is clean and free of any dents, scratches or personalization. Inside is a solid 15Kt cuvette with the original owners inscription & is dated 1914. Both crystals are original and perfect. Fitted with a new Hirsch brown leather 12mm strap. Made very early in WWI and one of the earliest factory men's wrist watches, this was a very high quality and expensive item in it's day. Very rare and beautiful and virtually unworn mint condition.

Interestingly, the inscription is apparently from one lady to another and the watch was evidently not gifted to a man, although it is definitely a large sized man's watch. The inscription is very touching and intriguing and was given for "very loving services" in her "time of weakness." dated in Edinburgh (Scotland), Feb. 1914.

Item #S579786
$4,250.00
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Longines Men's Large Early Solid 14k Gold Watch and Bracelet Extra-Fine+ Condition c.1928
 

Superb 14 karat solid gold Longines with integral solid gold mesh long length bracelet from the roaring 20's. The factory original and untouched Longines signed gold dial with black numerals and sub seconds at 6:00 is clean and damage free and shows a light even patina under strong light. Original Breguet style blued steel moon hands. Original gold crown. New plexi crystal. Large 34mm solid 14 karat gold double hinged case with no damage, scratches or personalization. Hinges are tight, Cuvette is also solid gold. Hinged bezel and both rear covers snap closed snugly. Serial numbers of case and movement match, insuring a completely factory original Longines. Original Longines signed 17 jewel Swiss movement is bright and clean and keeping good time. Factory original solid 14 karat gold mesh bracelet in a generous 8 inch length and 14mm width, with tight integral hinges and secure clasp. This bracelet is just outstanding with no kinks, bends, snags or damage whatever. This fine Longines has been worn very little over the last 80 years and was well cared for. Large for the times with an unusually long bracelet and very rare in this condition. Weighs in at a hefty 52.4g overall.

Item # L463715

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Movado Ermeto Moon Phase Triple Calendar Manual Wind, Near Mint, c.1950
 

Ermeto's are just so hard to find in decent original condition where the leather covers have not shrunken away from the case edge or been torn or damaged. This example is in superb original condition. Beautiful brown genuine crocodile leather cover is snug fitting and in wonderful mint condition. Factory original white and silvered two tone dial with gold applied numerals and minute register surrounding the 31 day date register with windows for day and month and moon phases. Dial is crisp and clean and pristine. Gold filled case with easel stand and chain loop. Case is excellent with no damage, scratches or personalization, it closes snugly and is clean and straight. We did not get a photo of the pristine original Movado Swiss movement that is bright and clean and keeping very good time with all pushers and complications working properly. Factory original crown. This is a manual wind Ermeto that does not wind the watch when opening and closing. These were available as an option later in the Ermeto line to provide a more reliable purse or pocket watch with fewer parts to go wrong, the automatic winders almost always needed to be hand wound anyway. Fitted with the factory original braided leather watch chain with button clasp in excellent condition.

Item # M537K483
$2,350.00
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Vintage Milber by Berman Solid 14k White Gold Case and Bracelet 17j. c.1960's
 

This is a very crisp and clean vintage solid 14 karat white gold Milber (Berman) men's wristwatch with solid 14k bracelet. High grade Swiss 17 jewel manual movement signed Berman with gold capped rubies. Very attractive classic and heavy white gold case with fancy lugs measuring 22mm X 35mm. Original untouched white dial with yellow gold applied numerals, yellow gold hands and sub seconds. Fitted with the original solid 14 karat white gold solid link bracelet with very secure clasp that will fit up to 7" wrist. This is a high quality watch with a great 'platinum look' and in mint condition with very minimal wear. Heavy white gold bracelet with mid sized watch for the man with a smaller wrist and suitable for the lady too by todays fashions. The case and bracelet are both hallmarked and weigh a hefty 42.2 grams without the movement. That's 1 1/3 oz. of solid gold and over $1,500.00 melt value at this time. Very high quality watch running strong and keeping good time.

Item # 515246M
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Elgin Star Porcelain Dial Blackjack Pershing model Sterling Cushion Case 15 Jewel, Near Mint Condition, c.1920
 

Excellent "BlackJack Pershing" model of the very collectable Elgin star dial series that were introduced toward the end of WW1 and came in three case variations to honor the commanders of the French; Marshall Foch, the English; Lord Kitchener, and the Americans; Gen. Pershing. The full sized sterling silver cushion case measures 31mm x 38mm with oversized military winding crown and early 16mm spring bar lugs. This case is just beautiful with no scratches or damage and the whole watch appears to be in near mint condition. The black porcelain dial with sub seconds at 6:00 is mint with no cracks, chips or hairlines. Original hands set and military crown. The movement is a high grade 15 jewel with micro-metric regulator and dates to 1910. This movement is unusual for a military watch of the time as most were cheaper 7 jewel movements and this indicates the original purchaser wanted the very best watch he could get. The movement is crisp and clean, freshly serviced and keeping good time. Fitted with a new black genuine lizard 16mm strap (not pictured.)

Item #E566218
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Rolex Tudor Oyster Prince Automatic Large Rose Black Dial, Original Near Mint, c.1963
 

All factory original Tudor Rolex small rose Prince OysterDate automatic c. 1963. 34mm x 41mm Rolex Oyster case ref. #7974 in solid surgical stainless steel with original screw down crown. Near Mint original and gorgeous matt black dial with applied stainless steel large rose logo, hour batons and hands. Dial is immaculate but for a few flakes of paint under the bezel at 3:00 is not visible when worn. Movement is immaculate high-grade 25-jewel full-rotor automatic Tudor-signed movement that is freshly serviced and keeping good time. Original scratch resistant crystal is scratch free and clear. Rolex signed watches have a movement designed and manufactured in-house by Rolex where as the Tudor line has an ETA ebauche which is a basic movement frame by ETA which is then completed and finished and regulated to Rolex specifications at the Rolex factory by Rolex. The Tudor line was created by Hans Wilsdorf at the end of WW2 when he saw a market for a more modestly priced Rolex and for the buyer who wanted a dependable waterproof Rolex quality watch but who didn't want to flaunt their Rolex or pay twice the price for the Rolex logo on the dial. Fitted with a new black alligator grain padded leather strap. Very collectable Rolex Tudor and perfect for everyday wear.

Item # RT603535
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Movado Solid 18 karat Rose Gold Triple Calendar, All Original, c.1940
 

Solid 18 karat rose gold Movado triple calendar from the war years in extra fine condition with it's factory original two-tone dial. These are very difficult to find in decent original condition and in the 18k not the 14k case. The solid gold Movado signed case measures 32mm x 39mm and is superb with no dents, scratches, personalization or damage to case or back. Back snaps on snugly. Original rose gold crown. Very handsome original two-toned dial is excellent and shows only the lightest of age under close scrutiny around 2:00 and the sub seconds dial. Day and month windows at 3:00 and 9:00 and date register around circumference of dial. Sub seconds at 6:00. Original solid gold hands and applied Arabic numerals. Original Movado 15 jewel Swiss movement is bright and clean and freshly serviced and is keeping good time with all calendar functions and pushers operating properly. Fitted with a new 16mm brown crocodile calf strap.

Item # M486915
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Girard Perregaux Swiss Gyromatic with Original Regulator Dial, Very Rare, Extra-Fine Condition, c.1967
 

Very cool Girard Perregaux Gyromatic with factory original black regulator dial in a large size 37mm x 43mm screw back waterproof all stainless steel case with hooded crown. We have never seen this model before. Brushed stainless steel case with polished bezel and hooded crown is in superb condition with no scratches, damage or personalization. Screw-on back with Girard Perregaux cartouche. Excellent factory original black regulator dial that shows the hour on the top register, minutes on the bottom register and center sweep seconds and is signed "Girard Perregaux, Gyromatic". Original GP signed Gyromatic auto movement is very rare in a regulator style watch and this movement is bright and clean and keeping excellent time. Perfect for daily wear and a real attention getter. Fitted with a new 18mm black padded leather Eddie Bauer strap.

Item # GP476698
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Early Key wind and set Pocket Watch in Extra Fine Condition, c.1875
 

Superb condition large 18s 56mm key wind and set pocket watch with mint white porcelain dial. Solid nickel case with hinged bezel, back and Cuvette. The case and movement show no signatures or other identifying makers marks but we believe this is an American made watch, though it could be Swiss or English. The high quality jeweled full plate movement is crisp and clean and bears only the one million plus serial number and the patent date of May 11th, 1875. It is running well and keeps good time. The white porcelain dial is without chip or hairline with black Roman numerals and single sunk sub seconds at 6:00. Bow is snug and secure and all covers snap shut smartly. Hinges are great. Key wind and key set by hands. A beautiful old watch from the era of the Old West, this would be perfect for the wild west shooter or re-enactor.

Item #PW492258
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Waltham Men's 15j Gold Filled Cushion, Extra-Fine, c.1920
 

Here is a clean all original Waltham with a higher grade 15 jewel American made movement in a gold filled cushion case. The large 31mm x 38mm heavy gold filled cushion case is in excellent condition with no brassing, heavy scratches or damage. Back snaps on snugly and is signed "Wadsworth Referee 20 years." Original crown. Factory original silvered dial with single sunk sub seconds and original luminous material (no longer glows) is clean and problem free and has gracefully aged to a light honey tone. Original hands set with some of the original luminous paint still in evidence. Inside it the original higher grade 15 jewel American made movement that is crisp and clean and keeping good time. Fitted with a nice tan genuine snake skin 16mm strap.

Item #W591123
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Gruen Guild WGF 15 jewel Men's Cushion, Extra-Fine Original, c.1925
 

Completely factory original large Gruen Guild in outstanding condition from the 'Jazz Age' c.1925. Large 31mm x 39mm white gold filled classic cushion case with 17mm springbar lugs and snap back is really excellent with no scratches, damage, dents or personalization. Original crown and clear mineral crystal. Factory original silvered dial with luminous (long expired now) numerals and single sunk sub seconds at 6:00. Original hands still have their original luminous paint in tact. Dial is minty and clean with no distractions or problems. Running on it's original Gruen Guild 15 jewel high quality Swiss movement that is clean and keeping good time. Fitted with a new 17mm black leather reptile pattern strap.

Item #G593999
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Movado Ermeto in Hammered Sterling Silver Auto Wind c. 1929
 

Excellent condition all original early Movado Ermeto pocket or purse watch with the self winding mechanism that winds the watch each time the case is pulled apart to read the time. Movado first came out with the Ermeto in 1926 and this is an excellent very scarce early example. Factory original gently aged square white dial with gold applied numerals and blued steel hands (hands may be an early replacement set.) Beautiful solid sterling silvered case with a heavy dimpled surface that looks like hammered silver that opens and closes and winds the watch smoothly. Original Eidelweiss crown. Powered by the original Movado 15 jewel Swiss movement that is serviced and keeping very good time. Completely original extra fine condition inside and out.

Item # M602352
$875.00
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Stauffer Borgel Hermetic Cased Sterling Silver Men's Trench Watch, Extra-Fine Condition, c.1915
 

High grade Stauffer and Son early Borgel hermetic cased trench watch. This was an early attempt to keep moisture and dirt out of the new wristwatches in the trenches of WW1. The sterling silver case is made in two parts with no removeable back. The movement is attached to the screw-on bezel and is removed by pulling the spring loaded crown out to unscrew and remove the movement. 33mm x 38mm with 12mm wire lugs. Original white porcelain dial with single sunk sub seconds and the original luminous paint still in tact on dial and hands. No cracks or hairlines. Inside beats the original high grade Swiss 15 jewel pin set movement by Stauffer and Sons that is crisp and clean and keeping good time. This would have been an expensive high end military watch in its day and has survived in remarkable condition. Fitted with a new black pigskin strap.

Item #SB590461
$975.00
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Longines Solid 14k Gold Bubble-Back Automatic with Long Lugs, Mint Original Condition, c.1958
 

Beautiful solid 14 karat gold Longines men's dress watch in all factory original mint condition. The stunning, heavy, solid yellow gold screw down bubble back case has no scratches, damage, wear or personalization. 34mm x 44 mm with 18mm between the long elegant lugs. Factory original silvered dial with solid gold applied numerals and batons and logo with solid gold hands with sweep seconds. Original clear crystal and solid gold signed crown. Inside beats the original crisp and clean 17 jewel Swiss Longines automatic movement that is running strong and keeping very good time. Fitted with a new padded black leather strap.

Item # L550640
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Rolex Tudor Early Model Small Rose, Solid 9k Gold, Mint Original Condition c.1946
 

This is an all-original, solid gold 100% Rolex first-year production Tudor with the original Rolex caliber 59 manual movement and NOT the later ETA movement. During W.W. II Rolex saw a market for Rolex quality watches but at a more modest price. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, responded in 1946 with the first models of the Tudor line of Rolex watches. The earliest Tudor's used in-house Rolex movements and the next year, in 1947, they started using ETA ebauche's which were built to Rolex specifications and finished, timed and cased at the Rolex factory.

Factory original white dial with solid gold applied numerals and batons and signed Tudor and Shock Protected with small rose-in-shield logo is clean and beautiful. Solid gold hands with sweep seconds. Solid 9 karat gold Rolex Tudor signed snap back case is superb with no scratches, personalization or damage. Full sized at 34mm x 41mm with 17mm between the lugs. Inside is a spectacular Rolex factory original in-house caliber 59 manual wind 17 jewel Swiss movement that is as crisp and clean as the day it left the factory in 1946. Recently serviced and keeping excellent time. Fitted with a new, very high quality brown German made Di-Modell genuine Teju lizard strap. This is an all factory-original authentic and very collectable Rolex at a fraction of the cost of the same watch with the Rolex name printed on the dial.

Item # RT548535
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Bucherer Large 65 Jewels Solid 18 karat Yellow Gold Automatic with Date, Extra-Fine Condition, c.1969
 

This is a very special solid 18 karat yellow gold automatic with an unprecedented 65 ruby jeweled movement from Bucherer, a highly respected Swiss maker and dating to the late 1960's. During this era, many high-end Swiss makers were vying for the prestige of making the most highly jeweled mechanical movement. At 65 jewels, this movement has more than twice the number of rubies required to minimize friction and wear in all places needed for maximum performance. The rest of the rubies are not really necessary at all and many are placed solely for the purpose of holding the bragging rights to the most highly jeweled movement and have no practical function, really. Bucherer later lost those bragging rights to several other makers who put up to 100 jewels in their movements but still, this is a very unique and totally remarkable watch. Movement is bright and clean and keeping good time. This extraordinary movement is housed in a large 36.5mm x 44 mm 18 karat solid yellow gold case which is lightly used and still in beautiful extra fine condition with no scratches, dings or damage. Original solid gold crown but the stem has been very slightly hit and you can feel it when the watch is wound or set but it is not a problem and does not interfere with the proper use or operation of this fine watch. The factory original yellow gold dial with gold applied batons and date window at 3:00 is signed with the company logo and "Bucherer, 65 Jewels, Swiss Made." The dial shows a minor ding near 3:00 from a previous service which is only visible under magnification, and some light dust particles. Original solid gold hands set with sweep seconds. Original crystal with one or two very light scratches near the edge which are not really noticeable and could easily be polished out if desired. Overall a very beautiful and remarkable dress watch. Fitted with a new black genuine crocodile 18mm strap.

Item # B579554
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Elgin Square Cushion with Engraved Enameled Fancy Dial, 7j, Extra Fine, c.1919
 

Very special Elgin from the end of WW1. Large square cushion nickel case measures 32mm x 40mm with 16mm early springbar lugs. Original crown and glass crystal. Case shows light use with some ripple to snap-on back and crude initials. Superb and very scarce silvered metal dial with art neveau engraved dial with black enamel accents and numerals. Sunken Sub seconds at 6:00. Dial is factory original finish with light soiling but shows beautifully with a great antique look. Inside is the original Elgin 7 jewel movement that has been serviced and is keeping good time. Overall condition is excellent. Fitted with a new tan pigskin strap as when new.

Item #E597156
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Omega Seamaster Deville Day-Date in 14 karat Solid Gold with Original Box, Mint Condition, c.1975
 

This 1975 Omega Seamaster De Ville in 14 karat solid gold is in stunning, near perfect condition and comes with its original box. The factory original gold dial is clean and flawless with gold applied hour batons with onyx inserts as well as applied Omega symbol and day/date at 3:00. Signed SIX times on the buckle, case, crown, crystal, dial, and movement. This large, heavy gold Omega Seamaster measures 34.5-mm wide not including the signed crown x 40.25-mm from lug tip to lug tip. Powered by the factory original and immaculate 17-jewel cal 1020 automatic movement with quick set day and date and hack-set feature, which stops the movement when setting the time to allow precise time setting and synchronization. It winds, sets, and runs smoothly and is keeping good time. It is furnished ready to wear with a new padded alligator grain leather strap with matching signed Omega gold plated buckle as well as it's original Omega box.

Item # O480755
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Tradition Swiss Alarm 17j Mechanical with Date, New-Old-Stock Mint, c.1970
 

Men's large all stainless steel NEW OLD STOCK double crown 17 Jewels Incabloc ALARM watch. Original beautiful satin silver dial in mint condition. Dial signed "Tradition,17 Jewels, Alarm, Swiss Made, Incabloc." Date at 3:00. Upper crown operates red tipped alarm hand. Lower crown for winding and setting time and date. Alarm operated by winding crown and then gently pulling out and rotating counter clockwise to desired time and leaving crown in "out " position. Turn alarm off by pushing crown in. Alarm Function working properly with nice loud cricket sound. Large solid stainless steel case in new condition with a couple of minor tool marks. 36mm x 41mm. Screw down back signed "Alarm, Swiss Made, All Stainless Steel, Water Resistant, Shock Resistant, Antimagnetic." 17 Jewel Swiss mechanical movement is running like new and keeping good time. Fitted with new crocodile pattern brown leather 18mm strap.

Item # Item # T482126
$495.00
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Paul Garnier Hydepark 17j Square Stainless Steel NOS c. 1970
 

Nice big contemporary quality Swiss mechanical men's watch that in brand new old stock, never sold and never worn. Nice big 29mm square solid stainless steel case with silver satin dial signed Paul Garnier 17 jewels. Inside is an excellent quality Swiss 17 jewel manual wind movement from Hydepark watch co. that is clean and keeping good time. A great watch for any man to have in his top drawer for dress or everyday wear. Classic good looks and reliable timekeeper. Fitted with a new black lizard calf 19mm strap.

Item # PG604072
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Elgin Men's Cushion with Fancy Porcelain Dial 7j. Nickel, Extra-Fine, c.1925
 

Elgin large cushion cased wrist watch with fabulous pink on white porcelain dial with gold inlay and black Arabic numerals and minutes track. Single sunk Dial with sub seconds at 6:00 is mint original condition with no hairlines or damage. 33mm x 38mm nickel case with 18mm spring bar lugs is clean with no scratches or damage. Back snaps on snugly. Inside is an original Elgin 7 jewel lever movement from 1897 that is clean and keeping good time. Original glass crystal is perfect. Original blued steel hands are corrosion free. Original crown shows minor wear. The c.1897 movement and the porcelain dial were re-cased in 1925 and this was a common practice done both at the factory and by local watchmakers working with movements and dials originally intended for ladies pocket watches and adapted to fill the demand for wristwatches after WW1. Fitted with a black lizard grain 18mm strap. This is a nice Elgin with a great antique look in a large size for the time and a large width strap, all in excellent condition.

Item #E592145
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Baylor Men's Chronograph, bi-compax 17 jewel Gold Filled, Near Mint, c.1968
 

Late 1960s Baylor two-register Swiss chronograph that is in near mint condition. The case is yellow gold filled with a stainless steel screw down back with no wear thru or deep scratches. 38mm x 44mm with 20mm lugs. Original crown, pushers and crystal. Factory Original finish light honey toned dial with chronograph seconds and 45 min. elapsed time indicator and tachymeter scale. Original gold hands are clean and corrosion free. Inside beats the origianl Landeron caliber 149 Swiss 17 jewel movement signed by Baylor and is freshly serviced and keeping good time. Fitted with a new tan leather padded leather strap.

Item #B598292
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Benrus Blue Enamel Bezel Engraved White Gold Art Deco Watch, Restored, c.1930
 

Very cool art deco Benrus in white gold from c.1930. Large reinforced 14k white gold tank style case with fancy engraved corner lugs with black enamel applied for contrast and a blue enamel bezel with white gold numerals. This watch was Benrus' answer to the Bulova Lone Eagle which commemorated Charles Lindburgh, but with the blue enamel bezel. The case is considered by most collectors as solid gold even though it is "supported by metal" which simply means it's mostly gold, as in not plated or filled. One or two flea bites in the blue enamel are not noticed without magnification. The hinged snap back case is in good condition with some tool marks from opening the back over the years but still in good condition and very serviceable. 28mm x 36mm with 17mm spring bar lugs. The Silvered dial has been carefully restored and looks like new as do the blued steel hands set. Inside is the original Benrus 15 jewel movement that is running strong and keeping good time. Fitted with a new Hirsch black lizzard grain strap.

Item #B596370
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Leonidas (Heuer) One Button Regulator Dial Chronograph c.1939
 

Very scarce and all original Leonidas (by Heuer) one button chronograph with the highly collectable regulator dial from the mid to late 1930's. Pristine factory original silvered dial is untouched and in mint condition showing very light aging. Sunken constant time dial at 12:00. Blue telemeter scale and black Arabic numerals for chrono seconds around the outside of dial and blue tachymeter snail scale at center. Signed Chronographe Leonidas Swiss Made. Sunken accumulated 30 minute chrono dial at 6:00. Original blued steel hands are mint. Stainless steel snap back case with chromed bezel is excellent and measures 33mm x 40mm x 10mm. The crisp and clean 15 jewel Swiss movement is unsigned, guaranteed original to the watch and is identical to the Heuer model of this watch. This movement is running well, keeping good time and all chronograph functions are operating properly with hands snapping back to zero smartly. Fitted with a new alligator print black leather 14mm strap.

Item # 799309L
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Bulova Men's X-Long Hinged Lug GF 21j, near mint, c.1938
 

Very scarce extra long cased Bulova with hinged lugs and high grade movement from the prewar depression years. Measuring 23mm wide by 48mm long, this hinged lug tonneau is about as long and narrow as they come and is very scarce and collectable. The 11mm hinged lugs are rare and in excellent condition. The 10k gold filled case is excellent with no damage, heavy scratches or wear through. The factory original finish white dial is clean and unmolested with gold applied art deco numerals and sub seconds at 6:00. Original crown and crystal are excellent. Inside we find the original high grade American made 21 jewel cal. 7AP movement that is crisp and clean, freshly serviced and keeping good time. Fitted with a new brown genuine lizard 11mm strap that will fit up to a max. 7 3/4" wrist.

Item #B600196
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Tavannes Swiss Solid 9k Gold Trench Style Watch with Porcelain Dial in Superb Condition, Novices Cup 1920 Presentation, c.1917
 

This early Tavannes wristwatch is quality throughout. Made for the English market, with a large 34mm solid 9 karat gold case with screw-on back and bezel, which was much harder to produce than the snap on backs and bezels and was very effective at keeping dust and moisture out of the movement. Original solid gold 12mm wire lugs are clean and straight with no repairs. Original solid white gold contrasting crown shows use and is spring-loaded, needing to be pushed IN to wind. Engraved on the back; "Novices Cup 1920" and hallmarked inside back for London, 1917. Original glass crystal with a couple light scratches, very hard to see. Original white porcelain dial is excellent and does have a half-moon hairline at 4:00 which you really have to be looking for to see. Original blued steel hands. Inside is the original, high grade, 16 jewel Tavannes movement adjusted to 4 positions with jewels set in screwed chattons. Working perfectly. This early men's wrist watch is built to the standards of the finest pocket watches of the time and would have been quite expensive. This watch was worn and lovingly cared for by it's original owner, clearly a prized possession. Fitted with a new brown padded leather Hirsch Wild Boar strap in men's length.

Tavannes (or Cyma) was one of the finest Swiss watches made at this time, and were as good as, or better than any Rolex, Longines, or Illinois of the day. They are very high quality early Swiss watches and one of our favorites.

Item # T552333
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Movado Ermeto Pocket-Purse Watch with Automatic Wind and Two-Tone Round Dial, All-Original Extra Fine+ Condition, c.1940
 

Here we have a superb Movado Ermeto pocket or purse watch with the self winding mechanism that winds the watch each time the case is pulled apart to read the time. Scarce two-tone round dial produced during the 1940's war years. Black genuine reptile skin cover is in excellent condition with no tears, stains or damage. Mint stainless steel case with easel stand for bedside or desk. Sweep seconds hand and original luminous filled hands that exactly matches the luminous material on the Arabic numerals. The luminous material has long since lost it's glow and there is a small amount of loss in the minute hand. Sweep seconds are rare on Ermeto's. The dial on this watch changes color as it catches the light and is just stunning. Two tone bull's-eye dial with silvered square frame is factory original finish and looks as clean and beautiful as when new. Original Eidelweiss crown. Powered by the original Movado 15 jewel Swiss movement that is serviced and keeping very good time. Completely original and minty condition inside and out.

Item # M561311
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Paul Garnier 17j Automatic Mans Diver date NOS c.1968
 

Brand new old stock men's large 38mm diver automatic with date and BI-rotational bezel. We found several of these at a jeweler's auction and they are excellent quality Swiss automatics, perfect for daily wear. Solid stainless steel screw back cases, 38mm x 47mm. Black BI-rotational bezel around factory mint black satin dial with stainless hands and hour batons, signed Paul Garnier 17 jewel Automatic with a great looking scuba diver on the dial. Rated when new to be water resistant to 10 atm or 100 ft. 17 jewel Swiss automatic is serviced and running strong and keeping excellent time and will give many years of good service. Fitted with a new black calf 19mm strap. New old stock never sold never worn, they still have the factory sticker on the back.

Item # PG605107
$395.00
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Rolex Tudor Precision, Early Model Tudor with Rare Spider-Lug Oyster Case and Bull's-eye Dial, Extra Fine Original, c.1946
 

Here is a very special item for you Rolex fans. A first-year production all factory original Rolex Tudor with a spectacular two-toned and textured bull's-eye dial and stainless steel Oyster case with screw-down crown and exotic lugs and the early in-house Rolex caliber 59 movement. We have never seen this Rolex dial before. The factory original dial has ribbed sunburst texturing in black areas and silvered time track with gold applied batons and showing only a couple of minor age spots. This is a very rare and unusual Rolex dial and a classic 1940's design. Solid stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with exaggerated lugs and Oyster screw-on back is in super condition with no damage, personalization or excessive wear evident. Original gold hands with aged lumen and red sweep seconds hand. The Rolex signed screw down crown sits about 1mm out from the case when screwed down and the stem barrel has probably been replaced with one a tad too long. It works as it should and is not objectionable and we have left it as found. Inside beats a spectacular in house Rolex factory 17 jewel manual wind caliber 59 movement that is crisp and clean, freshly serviced and keeping good time. Fitted with a new Hirsch Rainbow 18mm strap in black lizard (not pictured.) A very cool and collectable 1940's Rolex Tudor in overall excellent condition.

Item # RT549485
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Rolex Tudor Prince OysterDate Automatic with Linen Textured Dial and Rare Hands Set, All Factory Original, Near Mint Condition, c.1967
 

All factory original Tudor Rolex Prince OysterDate automatic c. 1967. 34mm x 41mm Rolex Oyster case ref. #9050 in solid surgical stainless steel with original screw down crown. Absolutely Mint original and gorgeous linen textured dial with applied faceted markers and framed date at 3:00. This Prince Oysterdate also sports a very attractive, high visibility, original Ranger style hands set. Movement is immaculate high-grade 25-jewel full-rotor high-beat automatic Tudor-signed movement with quickset date that is freshly serviced and keeping good time. Original scratch resistant crystal with Cyclops window over date is scratch free and clear. Rolex signed watches have a movement designed and manufactured in-house by Rolex where as the Tudor line has an ETA ebauche which is a basic movement frame which is then completed and finished and regulated to Rolex specifications at the Rolex factory by Rolex. The Tudor line was created by Hans Wilsdorf at the end of WW2 when he saw a market for a more modestly priced Rolex and for the buyer who wanted a dependable waterproof Rolex quality watch but who didn't want to flaunt the Rolex logo dial or pay twice the price for the Rolex logo on the dial. Fitted with a new brown padded leather strap but we will change the strap to one of your own choice if preferred. Very collectable Rolex Tudor and perfect for everyday wear.

Item # RT569430
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Rolex Tudor Prince Small Rose OysterDate Automatic Stainless Steel, Mint Condition, C.1959
 

All factory original Tudor Rolex small rose Prince OysterDate automatic c. 1959. 34mm x 41mm Rolex Oyster case ref. #7966 in solid surgical stainless steel with original screw down crown. Absolutely Mint original and gorgeous silver satin dial with applied faceted markers and framed date window with all original luminous material intact (no longer glows.) This Prince Oysterdate also possesses its very attractive original & un-retouched dauphine hands. Movement is immaculate high-grade 25-jewel full-rotor automatic Tudor-signed movement with semi-quickset date (by repeatedly moving the hands between approximately 9PM & Midnight, one can rapidly advance the date) that is freshly serviced and keeping good time. Original scratch resistant crystal with Cyclops window over date is scratch free and clear. Rolex signed watches have a movement designed and manufactured in-house by Rolex where as the Tudor line has an ETA ebauche which is a basic movement frame which is then completed and finished and regulated to Rolex specifications at the Rolex factory by Rolex. The Tudor line was created by Hans Wilsdorf at the end of WW2 when he saw a market for a more modestly priced Rolex and for the buyer who wanted a dependable waterproof Rolex quality watch but who didn't want to flaunt the Rolex logo dial or pay twice the price for the Rolex logo on the dial. Fitted with a new brown padded leather strap. Very collectable Rolex Tudor and perfect for everyday wear.

Item # RT562609
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Kelbert Early Waterproof Tanq in Solid Stainless Steel, Extra-Fine, c.1943
 

Very cool and one of the earliest waterproof rectangular or tank shaped cases we've seen. The movement sits in a solid block of stainless steel which is inserted up into the stainless steel case and seals against the crystal with two screws from the back. From the looks of the clean factory original dial and the crisp clean original Kelbert movement inside, it was a sound design. Nice big 28mm x 36mm tank all stainless steel case is is superb condition with no scratches or damage. Factory original dial in a pale honey tone with gold leaf trim and Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 with the original hands in blued steel. The original luminous material is an exact color match between the dial and minutes hand but for some reason the hour hand fill has yellowed over time. The dial is signed Kelbert Waterproof Antimagnetic Shockabsorber. Original crystal is clean and clear. Kelbert signed 17 jewel manual wind movement is clean and corrosion free and is keeping good time. This is a very high quality military watch and we were told by the estate that it was worn through WW2 by a U.S. Naval Officer. Fitted with a new brown lizard-calf 18mm strap. Very cool.

Item # K576060
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Rotary Men's Big Skeleton Automatic, New-Old-Stock c.2001
 

Brand new old-stock Rotary skeletonized automatic with it's original box and papers, never sold, never worn. Nice big 37mm x 45mm gold filled case waterproof to 3 atm. White see-through dial with Roman numerals and black moon hands with sweep seconds. 21 jewel Myota automatic movement is completely skeletonized and the entire operation of the watch is visible through the mineral crystals on both front and back. Original unworn black leather alligator pattern 18mm strap and Rotary signed buckle. Fascinating to watch, very practical for daily wear and a handsome attention getter.

Item # R575131
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Elgin Men's 15j Sterling Silver Cushion Case with USA Military Dial, Restored to Mint Condition, c.1923
 

This is an accurately restored example of a men’s Elgin military style sterling silver cased watch that bridges the gap between the wire lug W.W.I era and the art deco watches that would dominate the market by the end of the 1920s. While it looks similar to a watch from the Great War it was made in 1923 and it has two distinct differences from earlier models. First is that the dial is enamel finished over metal, not porcelain enamel and second is that it was designed for a strap/band that uses spring bars, not a fold-over strap for solid wire lugs. Full sized sterling silver cushion case measures 32mm x 38mm snap back with original oversized military style crown. The case is superb with no scratches, damage or personalization. White enameled metal dial has been meticulously restored to its factory original appearance. It is complete with a 60 minute outer track border, aged brown (to mimic radium but safe) Arabic numerals, original blue steel spade style hands and a recessed sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer chapter. Signed ELGIN USA below the 12. New old stock flawless glass crystal. Inside we find a clean, Fifteen Jewel manual wind movement (Caliber 464, 3/0 Size) signed ELGIN, U.S.A - 15 JEWELS with serial number #26,527,174 which dates the watch to 1923. It has been freshly serviced by us and is running strong and keeping good time. Fitted with a new 16mm tan genuine pigskin strap in men's length and the original sterling silver buckle. Be sure to save that if you switch straps.

Item # E555408
$825.00
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Hamilton L.L. Bean Sportsman's Triple Register Day-Date Chronograph Valjoux 7750 Automatic with Stainless Bracelet, Mint! c.1980
 

This is a special sportsman’s chronograph commissioned and signed by L.L.Bean from the 1980’s. Charcoal black dial with gold sub dials for constant seconds, elapsed minutes and elapsed hours. Day and date at 3:00. Domed sapphire crystal is virtually scratch proof and has minimal reflection due to it’s convex curvature. Uni-directional ratcheted bezel with gold trim. All surgical stainless steel case and bracelet in a special finish that is non-reflective and very tough. Men's length original stainless steel bracelet with now stretch or wear. L.L.Bean wanted a sportsman’s chronograph that would be tough, reliable, waterproof and shockproof, great looking, and as non-reflective as possible to avoid spooking game. This is a nice big watch at 38.5mmx45mmx13mm. Overall mint condition with only a couple of small tool marks on the back, the watch has just been serviced.

Item # H138360
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Large Omega Beautifully Aged and Toned Two-tone Dial, All Original, Near Mint Condition, c.1956
 

The factory original two toned dial on this Omega has acquired the most beautiful golden speckled patina over the years which is very rare and desirable and is a perfect compliment to the large graceful 18k gold over stainless steel Omega case. Large 36mm x 44mm case with graceful 18mm lugs is excellent with one or two very minor nicks but no scratching, wear through or damage. Stainless steel hermetic snap back is crisp. Original signed crown. Flawless crystal. Movement is Omega's manually wound, sweep second caliber 284, with 17 jewels that is crisp and clean and keeping very good time. Fitted with a new brown leather period strap.

Item #O509397
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Breitling Premier 797 Chronograph with Rare Spider-Lug Stainless Steel Case, Near-Mint Original Condition, c.1947
 

This stunning Breitling Premier 797 postwar chronograph is in completely original mint condition and in a very scarce stainless steel Breitling case with exaggerated bent-knee lugs. Factory original finish silvered bi-compax dial with just enough faint patina and age to verify it's originality under magnification. Signed Breitling Premier and Swiss Made with tachymeter around outer dial. Original blued steel hands show a couple of spots of age under magnification. Spectacular solid stainless steel case with very scarce and unusual spider or bent-knee style lugs in fabulous condition with no engraving, scratches, wear or damage. 36.4mm x 47mm. Crisp original flat stainless steel pushers and crown. Inside is the original 17 jewel Venus cal. 175 movement signed Breitling Premier that is bright and clean and freshly serviced, keeping good time. Fitted with a new brown padded leather strap that looks great on this very scarce and collectable Breitling Premier 797.

Item # B547820
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