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Movado, wrist watch with 17 jewels calibre 205, gold plated  and ss back, c.late 1950s.

Movado, 1950'lerin sonu, altın kaplama, 17 taşlı kol saati.

 

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Bulova, gents wrist watch, 23 jewels, self winding movement  stamped with 10 BOAC, 10k rolled gold plate bezel, stainless steel back, inscribed with the date letter L9,which is for 1959.

Bulova, 23 taşlı, 10BOAC modeli, erken dönem otomatik saatlerden, 10k beyaz altın kaplama, erkek kol saati, 1959 yılına tarihlenmekte.       

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Uno wrist watch, silver case. Case bears Glasgow import hallmark, date letter "g" for 1929 and makers mark as well. DBS monogram must be of Dimier Brothers. Movement is marked Uno. On the front plate it is incribed AS 554 and Ebauches SA monogram. 15 jewelled, anchor escapement movement has been finished by Dimier Freres Company and marketed in the UK. AS calibre mark shows the watch made by Adolf Schild whose initals AS used as his factory's name from 1896. In 1926 Schild started to collaborate with John Harwood and manufactured watches for British market. But in the back case makers mark has been carved as DBs. I suppose these marks are for Dimier Freres (Brothers) of Switzerland. This company once produced watches for Far East, then they sold watches for English market. According to P. Priestley, in "Watch case makers of England", Dimier Brothers were registered to both London and Chester assay offices. But we do not have a list of Glasgow makers and I can estimate Dimier Freres were also registered to Glasgow assay office as DBs, and finished ebauches bought from Adolphe Schild-Hugi and sold them through the English market. EBAUCHES SA was set up by AD. Michel, FHF and Adolf Schild (AS) companies in 1926. The company took over ETA SA in 1932. Dial: Enamel and arabic hour markers with red 12 and sub seconds chapter ring.

Uno kolsaati , 15 taşlı, çapa eşapmanlı, 1929 tarihlidir. Ham mekanizma AS 554 modelini ve Ebauches SA monogramını taşır. Mekanizma Dimier Freres firması tarafından işlenerek İngiltere pazarına satılmıştır.

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LIMIT,Swiss made trench watch. Movement is 15 jewelled, anchor escapement with breguet hairspring and screwed balance wheel. Back plate is adorned with Geneva stripes. Dial: Enamel, radium hands, arabic hour markers and arabic sunken sub seconds chapter. Case is 0,925 Swiss silver and imported to the UK by George Stockwell & Co. Hallmarks: .925 for silver purity, triangle for Birmingham import hallmark, lowercase "t" for 1918, G S monogram for London base importer George Stockwell & Co. A neat WWI military trench wrist watch. Limit brand was established in 1912 and the watch movements Limit brand employed were produced in Switzerland. At the time when the company was initially  set up its headquarters were located in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK. This trench watch is powered by Revue Thommen, calibre 30 movement.

Limit markalı siper saati, 1918. Mekanizma: 15 taşlı, çapa eşapmanlıdır. Mine kadranlı, gümüş kasalı ve kadran ve mekanizma menteşelidir. I. Dünya Savaşı'nda subay ve askerler tarafından kullanılan erken dönem kol saatlerindendir. Kadran minedir.

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 Silver Trench watch, hallmarked for 1918. Movement: AS 23 ,15 jewels, bridge style plates, anchor espacement with screwed balance wheel. Dial: Enamel, arabic hour markers and red 12. Sunken sub seconds chapter ring. Silver hallmarks: London, 1918 , AGR initials are for Arthur George Rendell who were the importers of Swiss watches from 1907.

AS 23 mekanizmalı siper saati, 1918. Gümüş kasalıdır, 15 taşlı, çapa eşapmanlı mekanizması vardır. Arthur George Rendell tarafından İngiltere pazarı için İsviçre'den ithal edilmiştir. Mine kadranı, kırmızı 12 rakamı ile askeri saatlerin ve kol saatlerinin ilk örneklerindendi 

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Elgin Deluxe Gents Wrist watch 1947. Movement: 17 jewels, adjusted to 4 positions, breguet hairspring, calibre 624 manufactured in the USA. According to serial numbers it dates to 1947. Case: Marked as Wadsworth, 10k goldfilled, and tinned in Elgin factory. The dial has been replaced with an original unused one in 2008.

Elgin Deluxe Erkek Kolsaati, 1947.Mekanizma: 17 taşlı, 4 pozisyona ayarlı, 624 kalibre numaralıdır. Kasa Wadsworth yapımı 10k altın dolgudur ve Elgin fabrikasında mekanizmaya monte edilmiştir. Kadran eskidiği için orijinal ve kullanılmamış bir kadranla değiştirilerek yenilenmiştir(2008).

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DOXA wrist watch circa  1940-1946. Dial: arabic numerals, centre sweep second hand. Movement: ETA ebauche from ETA 1081 family finished by DOXA calibre 1147. Incabloc, nailed balance wheel with micrometric regulator. 17 jewels. Case: All stainless steel.

DOXA kol saati, yakl.1940-46. Göbekten saniyeli, arap rakamlı. Eta 1081 ailesinden bir ebauche üzerinde kendi 1147 kalibresi uygulanmış 17 taşlı, incabloc mekanizmalı, mikrometrik regulatörlü bir mekanizmaya sahiptir. Kasası çeliktir.

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ERAX wrist watch c.1940s. Movement: 17 jewel, incabloc, an ebauche of ETA 520U family, finished by Era Watch Company. Dial: Arabic numerals chapter ring and center sweep second. Case: 0.925 k solid silver made by E.S. Feinstein of New York, stamped F initial with sterling. For reference please see. Silver hallmark : sterling with the F initial of E.S. Feinstein of New York. Company: Era Watch Company was the part of C. Ruefli-Flury & Co. Christian Ruefli-Flury. established his watch making company in 1884 in Bienne(Biel). Edox was the brand name of the company. In 1921 upon the death of the founder the company passed to R. Kaufmann-Hug. and the first wrist watches were begun to manufacture. Era & Viso Montres name was registered in the US in 1925 and Era Watch Company bears the registration date 1945. The company as a family own enterprise is still active in the watch making business from 1983 with the brand EDOX. Reference: click here. 1 2

ERAX kol saati 1940-1946. Era Watch Company tarafından yapılmıştır. ETA 520U ailesinden bir ebauche'un Era Watch Company tarafından modifiye edilmesiyle üretilmiştir. 17 taşlı, incabloc, göbekten saniyeli bir mekanizmaya sahiptir. Arap rakamlı kadranı 19540'lara ait olduğunu gösterir. Kasası 0.925 ayar gümüştür, kasa A.B.D.'de New York'ta Feinstein & Co. tarafından üretilmiştir. ERA Watch Company Edox Watch Company'nin yan kuruluşudur.

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Tellus wrist watch, ca.1935-1943. Dial: Black with arabic numerals and sunken subseconds dial. Propeller shaped hands. Case: stainless steel. Movement: High grade Cortebert calibre 499 movement. 15 jewels. Anchor (ancre) escapement. Adorned with Geneva stripes on the back plateType: military. Tellus watches (Montre Tellus S.A) was founded by Wilhelm Ulrich in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1926. Today the brand name has been reestablished. Please see for the reference and the history of Cortebert watch manufacturers: Perseo.

Tellus kolsaati. Yakl.1935-43. Siyah kadranlı, arap rakamlı ve saniyesi alttandır. Mekanizması Cortebert, 499 ham kalibresinden Tellus şirketi tarafından işlenerek üretilmiştir. Çapa eşapmanlı, 15 taşlı, çivili balans çarklı bir mekanizmaya sahiptir.


                                                      

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Trench watch made by FHF (Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon), 1915 or earlier. Case: Silver, London import hallmark, .925 silver purity seal, and "t" date letter for 1915, and AGR importer initials for Arthur George Rendell who were the importers of Swiss watches from 1907. Movement: Gilt brass bridge plate, 15 jewels, anchor escapement. Dial: Black enamel dial, arabic hour markers and sunken subseconds dial. Black dial is a siginificant indication that this wrist watch must have been in use of a pilot during the WWI. Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF).  History: Fontainemelon Watch Factory (Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon) located in a small town Fontainemelon near Neuchatel, Switzerland. The firm was established by François and Julien Humbert-Droz with the partneship of Isaac and David Benguerel in 1793. In 1816 first factory building was erected. Upon his marriage with Melanie Humbert Jacob Robert-Tissot became the partner of the company. He later established a new factory with name of Robert & Cie . A new steam engine was planted in the factory so as to increase the manufacture, and at the end of the 19th century electricity begun to use. The name of the factory was given as Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon and it was re-established as a limited company. In 1926 FHF (Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon) was one of the three companies establishing Ebauches S.A. For reference please click here.

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Tissot Stainless Steel Case Wrist Watch 1936. Tissot was founded in 1853 by Charles-Felicien Tissot and his son, Charles-Emile at Le Locle in Switzerland. After spending time in New York, Charles-Emile, developed unique marketing approaches which led to him visiting Russia some 52 times. His travels were rewarded, as Tissot was Russia's watch of choice until the revolution in 1917. To ensure survival at Tissot, Charles-Emile and his son Paul modernized the factory, making the production of watches more efficient. Paul refined production even more and in true family tradition broke into other foreign markets. Tissot has exuded a sense of originality and innovative forms to their watches, from the very beginning until present time. Tissot has followed the policy of creating quality watches at realistic prices. In 1930 Tissot launched its anti-magnetic watch, first of its kind. The Tissot navigator watch was another first, a self winding watch with universal calendar.there is a tradition of cooperation between Omega and Tissot since 1930, when Paul Tissot-Daguette formed the joint marketing organization SSIH (Societé Suissepour L'Industrie Horlogère). But the technical cooperation was restricted to parts, and just one movement type, which was a genuine Tissot design. References : 1, 2

This Tissot wrist watch has calibre 20 and serials are 653723 on the movement and dates the watch back 1936. It is 24mm wide 32 mm long, considerable small one, and has a stainless steel (acier inoxydable and staybrite, a trade name for stainless steel in 1920s to 1930s) case. The silvered dial has arabic chapter ring and sunken subsidiary seconds dial at 6 with a blued steel minute hand. The movement is 15 jewel anchor escapement with Breguet hair spring and nailed balance wheel.

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Tissot Wrist Watch, calibre  27-2T, early 1950s. Tissot calibre 27-2T, 16 jewel, screwed balance wheel, centre seconds movement. Serials are erased but it dates to early 1950s. The dial is almost immaculate and raised numbers and markers, baton hands are in good condition, but chrome plated case has brass showing partially in a tiny area where the previous owner's complexion touched the case around 9 o'clock.

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Laco Art Deco Wrist Watch c.1935-1940.  The firm Laco was established by Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel in Pforzheim (Germany) in 1920s. The firm soon became a company manufacturing its own calibres and an international brand just before WWII. Please click here to find the history of Laco Watch Company. This wrist watch has a rectangular stainless steel case. The movemen can be reached from the hinged back case. The dial has an arabic chapter and red 12 resembling the military watches. It has a subseconds dial at 6 o'clock with a blued steel minute hand. Hour and minute hands are also of blued steel and luminious as well as the arabic chapters. The dial has been professionally restored by Kirk dial of Seattle. The movement is a matching rectangular Laco calibre 580 (Durowe F) with 16 jewels, and has anchor escapemet, bimetallic and nailed balance wheel and gilt plates. Dimensions: 19x25.75 mm and and it has 18000beats per hour. Case dimensions : 41x22mm.

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Bulova Military Wrist watch, 1943. A WWII period hand wound military wrist watch which was actively in service during the war. It has a black dial and arabic chapters, seconds hand is at 6, hands are in propeller style. Both hands and numbers were once luminious. Movement is protected by a protective ring, it has a calibre 10 AK and date symbol (+) for 1943. 15 jewels movement has breguet hair spring and screwed balance wheel. Case is all stainless steel, and by Richmond which is "water & dust protected" as it is stated on the screwed case back. The watch is  33mm in diameter excluding  crown, and it perfectly is in running condition. 

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ARISTO CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH (AKA ARISTO FLIEGER CHRONOGRAPH)CIRCA 2004.ARISTO was founded in 1907 by Julius Epple at Pforzheim, former capital of jewellery and watchmaking in Germany. After three generations of family business it was sold to the trust-company UTW - Uhrentechnik Weimar and liquidated a few years later. In 1998 ARISTO was re-established by Hansjorg Vollmer.  ARISTO today manufactures mechanical military inspired watches and chronographs with cases and bracelets from the parent company Ernst Vollmer GmbH & Co. and parts from the WPG Group.  All movements are imported from Switzerland to make the perfect combination of German designed and manufactured cases and bracelets with Swiss made movements. This chronograph wrist watch has the inspiration from WW2 Luftwaffe Pilot's watch, housing the movement in a titanium case, the dial is mat black with bold and big luminous numbers and dial marks.  The Superluminova luminosity bright and strong.  It has a flat scratch resistant sapphire crystal, the black dial and propeller style hands, and Arabic chapters and three indicators at 12, 9, and 6. Day and date counters at 3. Numerals, centre seconds indicators and hands are luminous. Winding and setting crown is a screwed one. This watch has been operated by Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement with 25 jewel count. Dimensions: 45x39mm including lugs and excluding crown. The company Vollmer does not produce Aristo chronograph watches today, but automatic and manual wind watches in pilot/aviators' style, and the company has employed this chronograph design in producing automatic chronos under its company name Vollmer recently, as far as I know. References: For Aristo company please click here , For Valjoux 7750 movement image please click here. Update: In November 2010, during the service it has been diagnosed the threads of back case were erroded, I contacted the maker Aristo Uhren and the case maker but I had no returns from these makers, therefore it is evident that the customer service of Aristo Uhren is a real displeasing! I must admit I shall never buy from these makers!...I changed the case with a decent 316L stainless steel case which I purchased from Switzerland, with a tachymeter bezel and sapphire crystal display back in late November, 2010.

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DIXI MILITARIA INTERARMS TWO REGISTER CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH 1970s. There is no information about the brand DIXI. However it is apparent that it was a Swiss company. The watch has a cushion shape stainless steel case with a black on white numerals rotating bezel which is resembling the divers watches. The dial is in mother-of-pearl white color. There is a tachymeter ring on the dial rim, and it is adorned with metal hour markers. Hands are polish metal with luminiscent traits. Second hands is in orange color. There are two sub dials, one is at 9 o'clock reserved for moving seconds, the other is at 3 o'clock reserved for 30 minutes. The movement is Valjoux 7733, 17 jewels, anchor escapement, mono metallic balance wheel with flat hairspring and it has a JM initials underneath the balance wheel as well as 773 and Valjoux emblem. Over the years the chronograph manufacturers improved on their own and each other's designs. Frequency: 18000b/ph, power reserve:45hours. In 1939 Landeron came out with the pioneering calibres 47 and 48.  Valjoux produced the 13 ligne ratchet wheel calibre from 1946, and also made 175,000 copies of the 1948 Venus 188 cal. up to 1973.  The Valjoux 7730 (14 ligne, 6mm high) was produced until 1967.  However, much more successful were the 7733 (with 30 minute or 45 minute subdials), the 7734 (with date), and the 7736 (with 12-hour subdial) made between 1969 and 1978.  Almost 2 million of these movements left the factory, destined to tick away merrily in watches made by such names as Hamilton, Helbros, Le Jour, Memosail, Wittenaur, and Breitling.Ref:1, 2.

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GLASHUETTE SPEZIMATIC WRIST WATCH, made in GDR 3rd quarter of 1975.  Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB)  was an East Germanconglomerate formed in 1951 from the watch companies based in Glashütte. This included A. Lange & Söhne, founded in 1845.

Dial: Pearl white. Arabic hour chapters at 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. The rest is hour markers. Hours, hands are luminious. The date window is at 3 o'clock.

Case: Chrome plated, case back is s/steel, inscribed: Made in GDR, GUB, 41, serials: 172390, wasserdicht, stossgesichert, boden edelstahl. 

Movement: Calibre GUB 75 (06-26), automatic with 26 jewels, centre sweep second, 18800 b/ph. This calibre was produced between 1964-1980 in 1858466 pieces. The same calibre without a date function was numbered calibre 74. This is movement is one of the best and wellknown calibres which was produced by Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe.

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PERY WATCH CO. WRIST WATCH Early 1940. Pery Watch Company established by Moise Dreyfuss in Péry at Biel, Switzerland in 1865, continued watch making in the 20th century and employed such other brands as Sigma and Rotary. Sigma is still a living brand name of the company. This wrist watch was manufactured in the first half of 1940s and imported to the USA and it bears US import codes SOW which was once used by Seeland Watch Company, indicating that this watch was imported by famous Seeland Watch Company's US office. The dial is in greyish silvered color with a decent patina, and it has blued steel stick shape hands, Roman numerals and raised gold hour dots, and sunken subseconds above 6 o'clock. The case is all stainless steel, the movement is high quality, manual wind,bridge plate, anchor escapement ,17 jewelled, screwed balance wheel and chrome plated. The lugs are in fancy art deco style. The movement is anti magnetic and has  shock absorbing facility.  Dimensions: 34x42.5mm

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Wrist watch branded HERMA, ca. 1948. Herma is a brand which was employed by Petolat Freres & Anguenot. This company was located at Villers le Lac, Besançon, France. In the early 20th century the firm changed its name to Anguenot Freres. The company was sold to Matra Horologerie in 1981, which produces airplanes and cars. This wrist watch bears the name Herma. The is all stainless steel. It has a sub second hand above six o'clock. And beige dial has been designed a double sunken dial. The hour chapter has hour markers and arabic numeral at 3, 6, 9, 12 o'clock. The movement is a French make, Cupillard 233 base 15 jewels, swiss anchor escapement, chrome plated and engraved, screwed balance wheel movement which reflects the voge and style of the 1940s. It is an new old stock watch and likely kept unused in a watchmaker's hub. Reference1. Reference2.

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RE Watch Chronograph, 1970s. This chronograph wrist watch was cased by R. Eichmüller in Munich, Germany. It has date indicator at 3 o'clock, manual wind chronograph, 15 minutes, cam switched sub second, date setting is carried out by reverse winding. Luminious hour markers. The movement manufactured by Ebauches Bettlach (Grenchen, Switzerlend) and marketed by Sorna Watch Company. The movement employs pin lever escapement after Roskopf, and bears caliber EB 8420 with 17 jewels. It is in mint and running condition.

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Mauthe wristwatch, circa 1955, Germany.  Mauthe made its fame with its very well designed clocks. However the firm produced wristwatches and in house movements, starting from post-war era till its closing in the second half of 1970s. This w/watch has a gold plated case with s/steel back. It is powered with Mauthe 1002 movement. Specs of the movement: Manual wind, centre seconds, 17 jewels, swiss lever escapement, setting lever with pin, 18000 b/ph, 36 hours power reserve. Dial: black, Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and triangular hour markers. Gold and luminous hands. Back case is stamped with VW (Volks Wagen) logo. This watch was given to one of VW customers who made his/her 100000km with no major overhaul. VW started this reward in the second half of 1940s and kept on through 1960s. It is also stated that these watches were also given to the customers who had their cars moved for 25 years by VW. In all aspects this is a rare watch. Click on the thumbnail to see the other images of the watch.