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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007
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.
Posted by Desmond at 3:07 AM
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
Posted by Desmond at 2:47 AM
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
Posted by Desmond at 2:39 AM
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
Posted by Desmond at 2:30 AM