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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
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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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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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Gruen Simple and Elegant Solid 14 Karat White Gold with 4 Genuine Diamonds in Completely Pristine Mint Condition, c.1928
 

Here is an excellent example of a ladies “Cartouche Model 186” timepiece, set within a finely engraved 14kt Solid White Gold & Diamond case and dating to ca 1928. Beautifully engraved art deco rectangular case with a high quality diamond (Gruen only used the best) at each corner. Very understated and elegant. 15mm x 27mm. The white dial with black Arabic expanding numerals is in clean and beautiful condition with clean and very visible blued steel hands. Inside we find a clean and higher-grade Fifteen Jewel Gruen movement that is signed GRUEN GUILD, SWISS – FOUR 4 ADJ., FIFTEEN 15 JEWELS with the caliber number “155” stamped below the balance wheel. The inside of the case lid is stamped GRUEN 14K CINCINNATI – 155/66 with case reference number below. Please note how the mechanism’s caliber number (155) is repeated on the case lid while the 66 is the dial model number. We have just serviced this fine movement and it is operating properly and keeping good time. Fitted with a new padded black leather strap.

Item # G585443
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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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Waltham Ladies 14k White Gold Chased Oval 17 jewels c.1928
 

Immaculate all original American Waltham ladies high grade 'flapper's' engrved solid gold watch from 1927. Stunning solid 14k white gold is beautifully engraved with wire lugs and original crown with no scraches or damage. Over 6 gr. of gold in case and clasp. Factory original white dial has aged so gracefully it's stunning. Inside is the original higher grade 17 jewel Waltham that is bright and clean and running like new. Still on it's original black ribbon band with matching 14k gold snap clasp. Will fit up to 6 1/2 inch wrist and in the day, ladies just bought a length of ribbon and hand stitched the ends for their wrist bands. We can fit a modern leather buckle strap if you prefer. Beautiful heirloom.

Item # W612125
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Illinois Ladies 18k White Gold Chased Cut Corner 17j, All Original, Superb, c.1926
 

Beautiful ladies art deco high quality Illinois wristlet from the Jazz Age in solid 18k white gold. Wonderful 18mm x 32mm solid 18 karat white gold cut corner case with case, bezel and back is in excellent condition. Crown is replaced. Stunning original applied yellow gold on white art deco dial is rare. Original blued steel cathedral hands. Inside beats the original higher end American made 17 jewel movement that is crisp and clean and freshly serviced, keeping good time. Fitted with a black cord bracelet but we will gladly fit a good leather strap of your choice for free or we have a beautiful matching filigree 6" stretch bracelet available at additional cost.

Item #I610105
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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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Elgin Ladies Big Antique Art Neuveau Engraved 15j Solid 14 karat White Gold Watch and Bracelet In Original Box, Extra-Fine Condition, c.1919
 

Stunning all factory original ladies antique Elgin in solid 14 karat gold with it's original solid gold filigree stretch bracelet and in it's original box. Large sized for it's day at 24mm x 32mm solid 14 karat white gold wire lug case with intricate engraving on bezel, sides and back with tonneau shaped case around a round bezel with an inset square cut corner dial within. Factory original untouched white dial with maroon (or lavender) Arabic numerals and square minutes register, signed Elgin. It shows some age but is still quite presentable and very attractive. Original gold crown and round glass crystal. Original quick disconnect spring expansion bracelet is also solid 14 karat white gold with delicate spider-web design on links. Will fit wrist from 6 1/4 inches and expands up to 8 inches, should fit most women today. Inside is the original Elgin high grade 15 jewel movement that is freshly serviced and working properly, keeping good time. This beautiful heirloom is still in it's original hard cased box with fitted velvet interior which is in excellent condition. A very rare and beautiful ladies antique wristlet.

Item # E386205
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Benrus Solid 14k Engraved White Gold with Blue Enameled Dial and Genuine Diamonds and Sapphires, Near Mint, c.1925
 

This is a rare and beautiful high-end top quality ladies solid white gold engraved art deco Benrus from 1925 with blue inlaid enamel dial, two high quality genuine diamonds flanked by four genuine blue sapphire baguettes. All factory original and in mint condition. The original silver and inlaid blue enamel dial is in pristine condition and without flaw. It features geometric enameled designs, a 60 minute outer track border, black enamel painted numerals and original blue steel Spade-style hands. It is signed BENRUS below the 12 and “Swiss” below the 6. The solid 14 karat white gold case is beautifully engraved on bezel and sides with secure snap back and no personal sentiments and measures 17mm x 29mm with solid 11mm wire lugs. The matching crown appears to be a replacement and would probably have originally been crowned with another blue sapphire and is the only thing on the watch that is not factory original. Inside is the original Benrus 15 jewel with 4 adjustments movement that was the best available in it's day to match the superb high-end quality of the case and dial. It is freshly serviced by us and runs, winds and sets properly and is keeping very good time. Fitted with a new navy blue leather strap that perfectly compliments the sapphire and enamel work and will fit a wrist of 6"-7 3/8". A beautiful investment quality heirloom ready to be worn and cherished for generations to come.

Item # B518433
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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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Elgin Ladies Solid 14 karat White Gold Engraved and Enameled Art Deco 15j Cushion, All Original Superb Condition c.1926

 

This is a really sweet heirloom art deco ladies high quality solid gold Elgin from the Jazz Age in totally factory original condition. The 14 karat solid white gold cushion case has wonderful art deco engraving and black enamel inlay on the case and bezel with no enamel loss or damage. 24mm x 26mm with 14mm wire lugs. No scratches, damage or personalization. Original gold crown and clear glass crystal. Factory original white dial with yellow gold applied numerals and the clean original blued steel hands, pristine and clean, never restored or touched. Running on it's original high grade Elgin American made 15 jewel movement that is crisp and clean, freshly serviced and keeping good time. A great antique Elgin to wear and enjoy and pass on as a treasured family heirloom. Fitted with a new black Hirsch Reptile strap.

Item #E588174
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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 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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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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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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