Saturday, August 11, 2007

Watches For Sale

As a collector I have acquired examples of watches over many years that took my fancy for one reason or another. I do not buy to on-sell watches. From time to time my collecting ‘bent’ changes. These days I have narrowed my collection into two streams, one of which is Omega Constellations and the other is of the 'Big Five'. Naturally, I am not off-loading any of my treasured Constellations, as, after twenty-odd years of collecting them, it would be a prospect too shocking to contemplate.

If you are interested in any of the watches please email me. Also feel free to contact me for additional information at

Pictures of casebacks and movements are available on request.

Shipping from Australia is secure and reliable. All watches will be securely packed and shipped registered airmail unless otherwise requested. Fedex is also an option. Customs declarations will be styled in a fashion that protects the contents of the parcel.

As in any distance transaction, the bona-fides of the parties to the transaction are important. I will require proof of address, and I will give it; I will require evidence of integrity, and I will reciprocate. I will not ship to Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand or the former Eastern Europe, and I am loath to ship to Italy using postal services.

Click on the pictures for large scans of the watches.

1950s Doxa Grafic

A rare Doxa Grafic hand wound 16 jewel calibre 104 movement.

This was one of my project watches. Movement dissembled, cleaned and oiled 2005. The dial has been professionally refinished to exact factory specifications.

Electroplated chrome case, serial numbers 10408-3/6070966. Diameter (without crown) 31x35 mm. Crystal is in good condition and the movement has been fully serviced.

The Grafic caused a sensation when it was released in the 1950s. Its Bauhaus styling was highly distinctive at a time when watch cases were round and small.

Price $295.00 USD Payment by bank wire or by arrangement. Shipping and insurance extra.


Early Movado Museum Watch

Manual winding, rarer model with date at 1200. ETA movement 2562. Thin bezel and stepped bevelled edge case back Gold filled case and back.

The case measures 37.5mm x 33mm. The dial is black with a bevelled edged window at the 12:00 position which displays the date. Signed "Movado Swiss" at the bottom edge. The gold hands are very thin and long. The back of the case is flat in the centre with a stepped down bevelled outer edge, and is marked "14K G. Filled"

A newer black leather band a has been fitted. The watch functions well and keeps good time. It is in good condition, however there are some slight nicks and scratches on the back. This watch is an earlier version of the watch style that was very famous in the late 70s and 80s. See scan of advertisement dated 1969. The watch was fully overheauled and oiled in July 2006.

Price USD $345.00 Shipping and insurance extra. Payment by bank wire or by arrangement


Late 1960s Rado Manhattan Automatic

A vintage Rado Manhattan wristwatch. Rarer model that features ETA automatic movement. Keeps excellent time; stainless steel case dial ,date day wiindow , non- original band and 36mm lug to lug. Original dial that has aged quite well.

Perhaps the most recognisable of vintage Rado automatics is the Manhattan line, the focus of a cult following amongst Rado collectors. The case is in need of a polish.

Of the brand’s radical and funky designs, this is the most distinctive and perhaps the most often copied, a recent example being the rectangular models of the Seiko S-Wave collection. Fully dissembled, cleaned and oiled in November 2005.

Price USD $325.00  Insurance and shipping extra. Payment by Bank transfer or by arrangement


Uncommon Vulcain Skeletonised Watch

Fine vintage skeletonised Vulcain from the late 1960s/early 1970s with MSR mechanical movement. 35mm(w/o crown) with polished chrome case.

Original skeletonised front and back provides view of manual wind movement.The DIAL is fully skeletonised and signed Vulcain. Watch running well. Serviced in 2006.

There are two very small areas of brassing on the bezel that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

These models rarely surface

Price USD 350.00


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Chromachron Tian Harlan Rare 1970s Octagonal Mechanical Watch

Rare and all-original 1970s mechanical version of the famous Chronochrom designed by Tian Harlan. Watch signed and manufactured by Jean Perret, Geneva.

The 17 jewel movement works well. The case is 35mm in diameter and 9 mm thick. Gold Plated over stainless steel, the watch is New Old Stock, never having been worn.

The name Chromachron stems from the Greek; Chroma means colour and Chronos time

Tian Harlan is the artist sculptor best known for his Color/Time clock tower sculpture at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Munich. So popular was the idea in the 1970s of a watch that ended what Harlan called the "dictatorship of exact time", that rock stars, doyens of art and theatre, movie stars and other members of the social elite purchased them.

Harlan's Chronomachrons were worn amongst others by Mick Jagger, Ringo Star, Max Bill, Charles Aznavour, Carlo Levi and even by members of Iron Butterlywho wrote the Chromachron song!

USD$175.00.  Insurance and shipping extra. Payment by Bank transfer or by arrangement


Eternamatic 2000 Automatic c.1970

A stylish Eternamatic 2000 automatic wristwatch. It dates from around 1970. It is signed on the dial Eternamatic 2000 swiss. It is in very good all original condition.

The dial and glass are very clean. It has a date window at the three o'clock position with a quick-set date facility. The movement is signed Eternamatic 21 rubis and is very clean. The watch runs well, keeping good time. It is 34mm across the case. It has a modern brown leather strap.

The case number is marked 5599261 on the exterior case and is marked 454T on the interior case. The serial number is 5957221

USD $225.00. Shipping and insurance extra. Payment by bank draft or by arrangement


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Zenith El Primero Cal 3019 PHC. (1969) World’s first automatic Chronograph watch.

Thirty-One jewel automatic column wheel chronograph movement fully signed inside and out - case back, dial, movement, bracelet, and crown. The large tonneau shaped case shows minimal wear. Original, signed Zenith bracelet.

Time keeping is excellent with all chrono functions operating properly and a perfect zero reset. Case back is clean with serial number PA 5303 sharp and legible. The movement is marked 3019 PHC with the normal rotor markings ‘Zenith 31 jewels Swiss Made’. 

This is the movement that also powered the Rolex Daytona for many 

The watch was restored to factory specifications by the factory. Watch was fully dissembled, overhauled and serviced with genuine parts by the manufacturer in 2006 (Receipts will come with the watch). The dial shows only a couple of tiny blemishes on the subdials and all printing is still crisp, clear and complete. The watch is 100% authentic with all parts genuine

Price $USD 2150.00 OBO plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer


Rare Breitling Bulls Head/Pupitre 1970s New Old Stock Chronomatic Calibre 11.

Stainless Steel mint automatic blue grey dial with 30 minute register at 12:00, date at 3:00, 12 hour register at 6:00, signed winding crown at 6:00, pushers at 11:00 and 1:00 positions, 42 1/2 x 45 1/2mm bull head case. 17 jewels watch with a frequency of 19800 A/h and power reserve of 42 hours, the cal.11 was the world’s second automatic chronographs. In 1969 the Breitling firm participated in the joint development of an "automatic chronograph" a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding. The watch, a sensation for the Swiss watch industry, became known as the "Chronomat." As part of the "Chronomat-Chrono-Matic" series, some 300,000 were produced including a variant automatic model for sailors known as the "Super Ocean." It was beaten by the Zenith El Primero 3019 to the title of first automatic chronograph by a matter of months. This watch uses a micro rotor under the dial (which is why it is not visible when case back open.)

You may notice some tiny marks around the rim where the caseback meets the case of the watch. This is a small amount of residue from the old gasket.

This Breitling dates from before August 1979 when the almost 100-year old Breitling firm was closed after Willy Breitling's death earlier that year. Case Reference: 2117, case serial number 1370478. Overall condition of dial: New Old Stock. Overall condition of movement: Excellent. Retail price around the A 3000.00 - 4500.00 for a mint example. Have seen a British jeweller asking 3000 pounds and a Swiss dealer asking 4590 USD.

Price $USD 1350.00 ONO plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer


Patek Philippe 18k Solid Gold Ultrathin Watch Ref 3512 Calibre 175 Circa 1975

Patek Philippe model 3512 ultra thin manual wind in yellow 18k gold. Case number 324xxx -3512 and movement serial number 1139xxx. Production of reference 3512 started in 1974. A similar watch is published in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by Martin Huber and Alan Banberry, 1998 Edition, p. 201.

Cal. 175 stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Crown is properly marked with the Calatrava cross

The watch is 100% genuine and comes with an extract of authenticity from Patek Philippe in Geneva. Its on a Patek strap with a gold buckle. Also included is a Patek inner and outer box set. Judging from the condition of this watch, it was rarely worn.

Pictures of case back and movement available.

Price $USD 4250.00 plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer


Universal Geneve 1960s Polerouter Date Cal 218-2

Universal Geneve Polerouter Date Steel & Gold Wrist Watch. This watch is in very good condition. Automatic movement with date indicator at the 3 O'clock. Central sweeping second hand. Gold cap with 18K Gold inner bezel and dial. Original Universal Geneve Crown. Watch is from the 1960's.

The successors of the inaugural Polerouter cal. 215 are the cal. 218 and 218-2 (date). Introduced arround 1960, it replaced all calibers of the type 215. The movement thickness was reduced to 4.7 mm owing to the integration of the date function. The movement has the same micrometric adjustment of the balance spring as the cal. 215 (chronomètre). Furthermore, it featured several innovations of the automatic winding system. For example, on 30th January 1957, Universal Genève lodged an application for Patent No. 330900, referring to a further development of the winding mechanism.

This watch was fully overhauled in 2006 for a cost of 380.00. The watchmaker commented in the excellent condition of the watch overall and this piece will give much service for many years.

Price $USD 595.00 plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Lip Roger Tallon Rare 1970s NOS Mach 2000 Automatic Watch

A rare new old stock when purchased by me, LIP France blue dial Mach 2000 automatic wristwatch. Watch is working well and functions properly. Quick-set date works well and this watch is near showroom mint. Most of these watches are powered by quartz movements and rarely do you find the automatic version of the watch for sale and even more raraely in such excellent condition.

Case diameter is 31mm x 39mm and lug width is 20mm. The watch has the original band.

The most famous of the LIP 1970s designer watches are the rectangular and asymmetrical Mach 2000 watches designed by Roger Tallon, the designer of the TGV, France’s high-speed train. Apart from their shape, the most distinguishing feature is the large, spherical winder in the top-right corner of the case. The watches were originally in black or grey, and the crowns are often vibrant pop-art colours such as red, yellow or blue.

This watch is Featured on page 73 of the Pieter Doensen book and on page 157 of the Lip book "Des heures a Conter” by Marie-Pia Auschitzky Coustans

Price $USD 675.00 plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Girard Perregaux 1962 Overhauled Seahawk Manual Wind Watch

This is a very handsome example of the Girard Perreguax Seahawk in excellent condition. The GP Seahawk is truly an all-time classic. This watch, being Girard Perregaux's most popular watch model, is still in production today and is an expensive contemporary timepiece.

The dial of this watch is immaculate and handsome. It has a very clean and sharp presentation with classic baton hour indices and Dauphine hands. Note the applied GP logo. The YGF steel case is in excellent condition and has a very low profile that wears quite nicely. The case measures 32.5mm in diameter. Note the teardrop, faceted lugs. A new crystal and a new leather band have been fitted. Case is finely polished. The high-quality hand wound movement is signed GP and is very clean. It has recently been overhauled and is keeping very good time

The watch has an inscription on the back ‘ James S Smith 16 years –1962- Thompson Aircraft Tire Corp.’. While some collectors baulk at inscriptions, I believe they give a watch character and provenance.

Price $USD 395.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Girard Perregeaux 1960s 25 Jewel Gyromatic

This is a Girard Perregaux gold plated 25J automatic Gyromatic watch has Girard Perregaux marked on the inside case and Girard Perregaux 25 Jewels Gyromatic marked on the movement. Has GP marked on the crown. Serial number: 3109132 The width of the watch without the crown is about 33mm and about 41mm length from top to bottom lugs. Snap on case back
The movement was completely dissembled, cleaned and oiled in August 2006. The winding pinion and back gasket were replaced.

GP invented a unique free-drive which acts like a clutch or coupling, called "Gyromatic".
While they had Gyromatic movements before 1957 (as stated on their site and in their literature), it seems some of the earlier movements had problems (because they changed the base calibres several times). The Gyromatic has become collectible in its own right.

Price $USD 325.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement


Blancpain 1950s Rare 14K Solid Gold Watch Manual Wind

Blancpain 14K Solid Gold Mens Watch. This Swiss manual wind watch is 14K gold, in good condition and running well. Dial and crystal are very good,and a new band has been fitted. Case back/serial number is 400070 and reads 14K. On the17 jewels movement is stamped “Swiss Made”, “Blancpain, Switzerland”, “Rayville SA”, “Unadjusted”.

The caseback is marked WBO, and it appears that, as was the custom of the time, movements and dials were imported into the US and the case was furnished by the agent/importer. This was a widespread practice at the time, designed to avoid excessive duty on complete watch ensembles.

This is an early and very collectible Blancpain, a company that commands high prices for its new watches. This in-house movement and case with fancy lugs is rare. The movement was made in the factory while the widow of the last Blancpain was running the company, which she ran successfully until her death sometime in the 1960s.The factory stopped production entirely in the 1970s, and only the name and the old factory building survived when Jean-Claude Biver, an Omega executive, purchased the name 18 years later. Various watchmakers’ inscriptions appear on the inner caseback, the earliest legible date of service being 1958.

Price $USD 495.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Omega Geneve Dynamic NOS SS 1970s Cal 1012

Omega Dynamic automatic. Oval shaped, highly polished case 41.3 x 36.3 in dimension without crown. Watch is 100 percent authentic with correct hands for this type of dial. The Dynamic 1 models ST 135.003 with a calibre 601 movement and the automatic date ST 166.0039 cal 565 were released in 1967/68. The 17 jewel non date version was cal 613. Other calibres followed with cal 752 in 1968 ST 166.079(day date), Cal 1481 ST166.0107 (21 jewels) in 1972, Cal 1012 - 23 jewels in 1973 (ST166.0187, and cal 684 (24 jewels) ST 566.0073 in 1974.

This watch has a calibre 1012 movement housed in case number 166.0175. According to information provided by Jean-Luc Miranda of Omega Museum this is an authentic Dynamic with an automatic calendar movement of cal. 1012, 23 jewels, with central sweep-second hand. This watch style replaced the former Genève Dynamic references ST 166.0039 AND 166.0107. International Collection : 1974-1975

The computer designed ergonomic dial was designed to fit the contours of the wrist. Its elliptical shape results from an advanced study of the anatomy of the wrist and specifically the oval zone on which the wristwatch rests. Self-winding movement. Monocoque case, hermetically sealed crystal assuring water-resistance to 30 m. Dial in harmony with the decidedly functional look of the watch for easy legibility of the hour, the minute and the second thanks to concentric time "zones" and contrasting coloured hands. A new approach to the bracelet was incorporated into the design: a single piece screw-in into a circular groove under the case by a steel ring; cut in Corfam, a porous synthetic material pierced with 30 aerating holes; widened near the case to fit firmly and comfortably on the wrist. Crown integrated to the case in order not to break the aerodynamic line which inspired this famous model's name.

Price $USD 525.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement

Omega Geneve Dynamic with date. Stainless steel Case in special ergonomic shape 41.3 x 36.3mm (Crown excluded) , original crown blue and silver dial. Custom made Leather strap from Taikonaut.

This watch has a calibre 1012 movement housed in case number 166.0175. This watch style replaced the former Genève Dynamic references ST 166.0039 and 166.0107. International Collection : 1974-1975.  NOS showroom stock that was then held in jewellers safe for 30 years

Price $USD 395.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement


Cortebert 1950s Mens TCDD Railway Watch

Manufactured for Turkish Railroad Company (TCDD) Cortebert Railroad watches are a railroad watches classic. They sometimes have blue, pink & white or occasionally green dials.

The watch has the train relief, Turkish flag and TCDD logo on the caseback. Swiss manual winding movement, 17 jewels branded Cortebert and in good condition. The watch was completed dissembled and serviced in May 2006

The case diameter measures: 34mm without crown

Price $USD 225.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Ernest Borel 1960s Kaleidoscope Cocktail Watch

An excellent condition men's Ernest Borel kaleidoscope cocktail 17-jewel ETA movement wristwatch with front and back crystals. This watch has little use if any and works well. The diameter exclusing the crown is 33mm. This watch is marked on the case by a repairer 6-67-90 and has the calibre number 1311 under the balance

Eminently collectible novelty watch with a good quality movement

Borel used a lot of Felsa movements in the 1960s and later also Valjoux movements The company also used Girard-Perregaux and Aubert movements for their more expensive watches.. In 1946 Borel was the 2nd largest producer of certified chronometers in the world. The cocktail watch is one of the companiy’s signature brands.

Price $USD 225.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Jaeger le Coultre 1960s 18k Solid Gold Monocoque Case Calibre 885 Watch

1960s mint condition Jaeger LeCoultre classic style slimline watch. Solid 18K yellow gold monocoque case signed inside E 20001 which is the model number. Gold original dial with applied 3, 6 9 and 12 markers and gold Jaeger LeCoultre logo at 1200.

Jaeger LeCoultre Caliber K885 manual wind movement Signed 4x on the Dial, Case, Crown and Movement . It’s a 17-jewel movement serial number 1742890. Specifications: Round hand wind; Direct centre second; Chamfered plates and bridges; 17 Jewels - Spirotor "Kif Flector" shock absorber, screwless balance diameter 10.84mm that operates at 18,000 beats per hour. Excellent condition of dial and good functioning movement. Engraved number in the back : 999 666 A and the Swiss gold hallmark. The A on the case back denotes that it is solid gold.

The screw on the case back unscrews to a small screw in the case that allows the crown to be removed. Once the crown is removed a special pump is placed over the crown pipe and air is pumped into the watch to pop the watch crystal. The movement is then removed from the front of the case. The movement was completely dissembled, cleaned and oiled in November 2006.

Price $USD 1000.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer SOLD

Jaeger le Coultre 1940s calibre 168A Military Manual Wind Watch

Interesting JLC military watch. The black original dial, with Arabic luminous numerals is in good condition, with initial signs of ageing that doesn’t detract from its aesthetic appeal. Larger case with luminous lance/alpha hands.

The diameter of the watch is 34mm not including the crown and the original Stainless Steel case is in very good condition, with some minor scratches on the back case. Has the number 274023 stamped on the back case, above which is stamped B. It has a Cal. 469A manual movement and is keeping good time.

The Caliber 479 is 12.5 lignes (just over 28mm diameter), and employs 17 jewels . Close examination shows that besides being a beautiful and elegant design, great care has been taken in its functional finishing. The bridges are beautifully striped and gilded, the blued-steel hairspring ends in a Breguet overcoil, and the overall finish of the parts is much smoother and finer than that of comparable Omegas. The anchor alone is a work of art.

Price $USD 595.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Longines 1930s Vintage Weems Wristwatch US Patent 2008730

Rare Longines Weems 17 jewel movement wristwatch in good running condition, Dial reads "Longines Weems U.S. pat. 2008730". The watch also has a name engraved on the case back. It has two crowns, both of which work well. It has an old, possibly the original, band...The Weems, along with the Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch, are arguably the two most famous watches produced by Longines.

Lt. Commander Philip Van Horn Weems, U.S. Navy, taught navigation at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Working with Longines, he devised a wrist watch that could be adjusted for time error. (Correct time was critical to air travel at the time in calculating position, time to destination, full consumption, and so forth). The wearer would rotate the movable bezel, keeping the 60-second mark over the sweep seconds hand, until a minute tone was broadcast over the airplane’s radio (Greenwich Civil Time is broadcast by a radio signal every minute). At that point, the wearer stops turning the bezel (in sync with the seconds hand) and locks it into place with the crown at 2:00. Thus, any deviation from Greenwich Civil Time can be observed and compensated for when making any critical calculations.

Price $USD 425.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Minerva 1945 Calibre 12-12 Hand Wind Watch Sub-seconds

1945 34mm gold plaque top, steel back, triple signed Minerva. Nice bell shaped lugs with fixed lug bars. New crystal, crown and fully serviced calibre 12-12 in-house manufacture Minerva signed movement keeping excellent time. Mint silver refinished dial signed Minerva Gold hands and numbers and large sub-seconds chapter at six.. New black lizard strap.

Minerva vintage watches are a good quality watch - the 12 - 12 being a great workhorse movement - and becoming more collectibe since being taken over by Richemont.

Case back number 677419.

Price $USD 350.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Piaget 1970s Gold-Filled Manual Wind Watch

Vintage ETA movement Piaget with Roman numerals. Gold filled, as opposed to Gold Plated, C shaped case 33mm wide. Watch is in good condition and keeps time. Serviced in 2005.

These watches were manufactured by some of the leading brands to counter the threat of Japanese watches and the quartz revolution in the early 70s. The use of ‘ebauches was designed to keep costs down so as to maintain competition, market share and profitability. This movement has been nicely finished to Piaget’s standards and the watch represents an interesting, albeit turbulent, part of the Swiss watch manufacturing history. The movement is an ETA 2512-1 and has the serial number 34632 on the case back.

Price $USD 395.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.

Ebel 1970s Brisilia Manual Wind Watch

Excellent example of 1970s style from a company that was revitalised by the return of the ‘prodigal grandson’ from the US. The Brasilia was lunched in 1971, one year after Pierre-Alain Blum (grandson of the founder) joined the company and catapulted its fortunes. Original Silver. Tapestery Pattern. Applied Stainless Steel markers & Stainless Steel Baton hands. Movement : Manual winding caliber Ebel 78.

Strap : 20mm blue leather strap with generic steel tang buckle. Condition : Excellent condition without any scratches or dings. Watch running smoothly.

Price $USD 235.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Enicar 1970s Mint Sherpa Star SS Automatic Watch

Vintage automatic ENICAR , Sherpa Star, circa. 1970. SS case, 1 7/16" diameter without crown , dial 1" in diameter. Signed SS waterproof screw-back .. Mineral crystal . Original dial , applied index , date at 12 o'clock . Nicely finished gold tone self winding movement , Enicar in-house AR Calibre 1045, 24 jewels incabloc, is working perfectly . Leather bracelet.

Unusual design typical of the 1970s – chunky and roughly hewn look. Unusual hammered textured case housing. Serial numbers on the external caseback are: 844968 and below that 144-49-01. Interior case back shows model number 2344. Watch serviced in August 2006.

Price $USD 275.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Rarer ORIS 1960s Calibre 461 GP Manual Winding Watch

This watch has had the dial and movement completely overhauled and is in good cosmetic & working condition. The champagne dial is perfect and is stamped "Oris" and "15". The Arabic numerals are raised in gold. The movement is stamped with "15 jewels" and "cal 461". The case measures 33mm (without crown) by 39mm.

The hour and minute hands are in excellent condition and there is a seconds sub register at 6 O’clock. The words "Swiss made" appear under the 6 O’clock position. The crystal is original and has some very light scratching. The case has not been restored, retaining a patina consistent with its age.bThe stainless steel back has the words "Lunette Plaque G", "10 Microns" & "Fond Acier Inox" stamped on it.

Price $USD 225.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.

Zodiac 1970s Olympos Mystery Watch

This Zodiac Olympos has an unusual shaped gold bezel with a stainless steel back. The back has some case opener damage and scratches. Swiss automatic movement is running and keeping time.

Burnished gold metal dial is in excellent condition. Gold "mystery" hour hand is painted on the dial, the whole of which rotates to mark the hour. Second hand has some oxidation. ZODIAC crown. Plastic crystal in very good condition. An ‘ultra-thin case and movement advertised as such in the 1960s.

The markers are actually engraved in the outer ring and the inner dial contains the mystery hour hand. The minute hand turns normally as does the sweep second hand. The dial is signed on the bottom Zodiac Olympos Swiss Made. The case itself is hard to measure as it is asymetrial but it appears to be a full 41 mm. from lug to lug, 37 mm. at its widest point, and approximately 32 mm. at its thinnest point. The case on the top has a light texturing, except for the bezel, which is smooth. The crown is original and signed with the Zodiac Symbol. The inside of the case back is signed Zodiac Ltd. LELOCLE with the number 701-918. Serial number is on the external case in between the 1200 lugs: 1316915

Identical watch being offered at for $399.00

Price $USD295.00 plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Zodiac 1970s Sea Wolf Automatic Date Dive Watch

An early 1970s Zodiac Sea Wolf automatic dive watch with 35mm stainless steel case especially water tested to twenty atmospheres. The dial is outstanding original silver with an outer orange minute track. It has orange and black hands. The movement is automatic Zodiac seventeen jewel with date. This Super Sea Wolf is becoming very popular, and this is one of the more rare dial design and colour schemes. Has the serial number 1891026 at the 6 O’Clock position between the lugs.

The watch is in really good condition. The dial and hands are near mint. The crystal is scratch free. All stainless steel case. The crown is marked Zodiac. When purchased the watch needed the setting tension adjusted.. Hacking feature works well.

According to Zodiac experts, you would find the Zodiac Sea Wolf in almost every dive locker, including the Navy SEALs and the UDT. The Zodiac Sea Wolf is discussed in the book "Military Timepieces" written by Marvin E. Whitney. Watch fully serviced in December 2006. Comes with a stainless steel band.

Price $USD 375.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Vulcain Cricket 1970s Gold-Filled Watch

Classic men's Vulcain Cricket wristwatch with alarm. Overall condition is good with no major scratches, dings or dents It is a very clean watch & runs strong.. The crystal is clean, new quality leather strap. The watch has a chunky 1970s case and is powered by the in-house Vulcain movement which has stamped MSR 52 Vulcain Watch Fy.

These alarms are very loud and robust, setting by turning the normal crown after pushing in the button at two. The hands/time sets by pulling out the crown and turning backwards or counter clockwise. In addition, the watch winds backwards to power the mainspring and forward for the alarm. An unusual watch,

Price $USD 395.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement. SOLD

Roamer Brevete - 1950s Swiss Vintage Watch

1950s Roamer Brevette with striking dial in very good condition. Rose gold markers and inner bezel. The watch has a stainless steel case and measures around 33mm in diameter. Rose gold hands and arrow second sweep are original. Very attractive case back is signed and registers the numbers 215999 and below 180459. The crown is signed, dial is signed and the movement is signed, making this a fully original good example of a famous brand utilitarian watch.

Price $USD 175.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Longines 1970s Admiral Automatic Cal. 431 SS Date Watch

Longines Admiral Automatic wristwatch. Serviced in June 2006. The watch is distinctively 70s and features 1 25 jewel movement housed in a stainless steel case. Case back refernce number is 8581-1 and the serial number of the movement is 16060166.

The diameter of the case is approximately 40mm making this a fairly chunky piece. The case is in good condition having been polished. It has an original Longines Crown and the case is sgined. The dial is in excellent condition and the 25 jewel calibre 431 movement, serial number 50723128 has just been serviced (June 2006) and is running well.

Overall, a very good representative Admiral from the 1970s that will run indefinitely.

Price $USD 375.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Friday, April 27, 2007

Certina Manual Wind, Sub Second, 1965

Certina calibre 28-10 in-house movement excenter regulator 17 jewels incabloc watch with larger balance wheel. Nicely finished movement. Case numbers 7006 094/ 5247225. Case diameter 34mm gold plated with stainless steel snap case back. Silvered dial with sub seconds, applied logo and markers. Case is in good condition, dial is in excellent condition, and movement is running well.

CERTINA, the sport watch brand of the Swatch Group, has been practising the art of watchmaking since 1888. Today, precision, distinctive design and innovative technology are synonymous with the CERTINA brand as is its DS (Double Security) quality concept which has guaranteed the resistance and robustness of all sport watches made by CERTINA for decades. Today, CERTINA is the leading Swiss sport watch brand in the medium price range. Purchased from Dr Roland Ranfft.

Price $USD 135.00 plus shipping PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Certina ‘New Art’ 1968 Solid 18K Gold Manual Wind Watch

A quality Certina watch with a Calibre 408K 17 jewels in-house movement. The movement has been dissembled and cleaned, oiled and regulated to 10 seconds + - per day. The watch has an original crown and is signed on the dial, inner case, movement and crown. A new crystal has been supplied.

The watch is in excellent condition. It has an 18k monocoque casel. The case system allows for excellent waterproofing. The case back has stamped the serial number 408 3564 68. The watch comes with a black leather band.

Price $USD 375.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Very Rare NOS Lanco 1972 Lanco Astrolon Plastic Mechanical Watch

(sorry about the pics - better pics available on request)

This is the pre-cursor to the Swatch watch and is a fascinating example of horological history. The Astrolon is the first ever fully plastic watch movement and quality examples are extremely rare. This Lanco version of the Astrolon, which appeared in both Tissot and Lanco brands, is new-old-stock, never having been worn. The watch comes with the original issue Hole Perfo strap. There are very minor marks on the case back. The movement is operating flawlessly as the plastic components ensure self-lubrication and little wear.

The case is a rarity in its own right, being chrome with a steel back as opposed to many of the Tissot models which were all plastic. The design of the watch is influenced by Omega’s ‘ergonomic’ designs of the Omega Dynamic and is 39mm from 12 to 6 o’clock and 38mm from 9 to 3 o’clock.

Price $USD 275.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


Rotary 1960s Hand Wound with Gold Top Case

Quality 17 jewel movement Rotary, a mid-level brand popular in the British Commonwealth. Dial is in good condition, as is case. The movement was serviced in 2005. Movement is nicely chamfered and finished. All edges are chamfered or rounded. Functional finish of movement is very good. This watch has seen little use in its 40 years of existence.

Rotary Watches Ltd. was established at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Moise Dreyfuss in 1895. Within several years of establishment family members Georges and Sylvain Dreyfuss began importing Rotary watches to Britain. Rotary later became the official watch supplier for the British Army. The well known “winged wheel” Rotary logo was introduced in 1925 and has since then undergone minor changes in appearance. Going from strength to strength, Rotary is now an international company that sells its watches in more than 35 countries. Presently Robert Dreyfuss – the great grandchild of Moise Dreyfuss – is chairman of Rotary Watches Ltd.

Price $USD 175.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.