VINTAGE GOLD OMEGA 9 CARAT GOLD (circa 1978)
We are pleased to present this exquisite gold OMEGA for sale on our eBay business listing. It has the listing number 1557 3561 7690 and is priced at £1235.00. The watch is included with both of the original boxes and paper work.
The watch is fitted with a tiger’s eye cabochon.
OMEGA (CIRCA 1925)
ART DECO 9 CARAT GOLD (circa 1937)
The great thing about vintage watches is that apart from telling the time, one also acquires a working piece of history. This is particularly true with this piece. In great condition, it carries the gentle abrasions of its passage through time – so much has happened in the world since 1937 – and to think that it was being used through many awesome moments in history.
We have attached some photos. The watch carries the marks of the Chester Assay Office and the date letter “M” which corresponds to the assay year for 1937.
This watch has not undergone any restoration and is more or less original in this respect. The Chester Assay Office closed in 1962 and it is becoming increasingly rare to find items with this assay office mark.
The dial shows age related effects.
The watch is powered by a quality Swiss Made movement stamped “3ADJ” that is running accurately and remains a testament to Swiss watch manufacturing.
The case inner is stamped “Stolkase BRITISH MADE G.A.S.” This refers to George Arnold Stoll, a manufacturer from Birmingham, and who registered his sponsor’s mark at the Chester Assay Office in 1934, a few years before the watch was assayed.
UNIVERSAL GENEVE 18 CARAT GOLD WATCH
This fine, classic vintage timepiece is being offered for sale within the U.K. only from our eBay business listing.
It is priced at £1o69.00 and has the eBay item listing number 1548 9251 4940.
This classic watch draws on its heritage from the heyday of Swiss watch manufacturing. The focus is on functionality and simplicity of design. Its butterfly blue hands contrast well against its off white face and provide flashes of blue when the light strikes them in the right manner, otherwise they appear as black. There are very minor age related flecks on the hands. The watch comes well presented on a black leather strap with an enhanced grain that provides an excellent contrast against the 18 carat solid yellow gold case.
The watch is powered by a manually wound calibre 800 movement with 17 jewels.
The watch is stamped for 18 carat gold on the case inner and the side of a lug.
Like many luxury timepieces, it carries its branding on its face, the case inner and the movement itself.
The case inner carries the Swiss marks for 18 carat gold, including the “Head of Helvetia” which also appears on one of the case lugs. The case back has no personal inscription and has the numbers 18819/1 and 1957099 on it. This indicates the year of manufacture as circa 1958.
The watch comes with a Universal Geneve box which shows some age related wear. The watch has travelled well through the decades and both it and its box appear to have been generally well cared for. The vintage watch does show some minor wear due to normal use visible on the case and acrylic crystal, best seen under magnification.
TUDOR BY ROLEX ( “LONG T” ) (circa 1947)
This extremely rare and iconic piece which goes back to the beginnings of the TUDOR adventure is being considered for sale.
It is powered by a 17 jewel 59 calibre movement. The case inner is marked “ROLEX SA” and carries the number “250”.
OMEGA SEAMASTER 600 Ref. 135.011 – (circa 1967) Wristwatch
This iconic watch may be made available for sale at some stage.
It retains its original stainless steel bracelet and acrylic crystal and is in good working condition. It features a rather unusual combination of gold and black coloured hands and markers set against a satin silvered dial that shows minimum age related patina. It has only minor scuffs visible and has not been enhanced or machine polished.
The movement carries the serial number 25029482 and the reference number is clearly stamped on the case inner.
TAVANNES PURSE WATCH
STERLING SILVER (circa 1929)
We are pleased to offer for sale this solid silver Art Deco purse/miniature desk watch. It is being offered for sale from our eBay business listing and has the item number 1530 4044 3375. It is fully hallmarked and carries the opposed “F” import mark for the Glasgow Assay Office and the date letter “g” which dates it to circa 1929. It has a hallmarked silver case with sprung mechanism and engine turned decoration on the case.
HELVETIA MANUAL WIND – 9 CARAT GOLD WRISTWATCH – SOLD
This stunning, solid gold HELVETIA watch with centre seconds dial has been sold.
The watch is fully hallmarked for 9 carat gold and dates back to the 1960’s. It is in overall good vintage condition and has clearly travelled well through the decades. The case and acrylic crystal show a minimal level of wear. The watch is powered by a 17 jewel movement stamped “H83.1” that is currently running well and that has the regulator bar set close to the mid-point position.
The movement is clean and bright. “Helvetia” was originally a trade name of the General Watch Company which was based in Switzerland and formed by Louis Brand in 1848, the founder of Omega. The General Watch Company is reported to have been the largest manufacturer of watches in Switzerland towards the end of the 1800’s.
This particular watch does have a slight dent on its case back.
The case inner carries the marks of the London Assay Office and the date letter “e” which corresponds to the assay year for 1960. Interestingly enough, “ECW” on the case inner stands for “Elco Clocks and Watches” who were the importers of Helvetia watches into the U.K..
The wristwatch is attached to a new, quality leather crocodile grain style strap and will be supplied together with a rosewood effect, luxury watch box to help to keep it in fine condition.
TISSOT 14 CT GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH (CIRCA 1945) SOLD
This fine TISSOT automatic “bumper” wristwatch is in good condition and is currently keeping time well. Its movement serial number of 1666019 dates it to a production year of 1945. The wristwatch has been sold.
TISSOT are a well established, premier Swiss watchmaking company first established in 1853 in the small town of Le Locle in the Jura region of Switzerland.
The watch is triple signed on its face, its crown and on its calibre 28 automatic movement. The 17 jewel movement is running well and setting and winding as it should.
The face has applied dot and baton hour markers and is in good condition. There is some age related patina and two tiny marks at the 4.00 position above the seconds sub-dial. The second sub dial is in good condition and shows delicate circular machining that catches the light in a striking and attractive fashion. The hands show some age related marks.
The watch is attached to a brand new, quality Italian leather Louisiana alligator grain strap.
The watch has been well looked after over the years and has several service marks on the case inner, with the latest service details being “DJM 07/18”.
The case has not been machine polished and accordingly shows a range of minor scuffs associated with vintage timepieces. Previous case openings have clearly been conducted with care although some marks are visible; best seen under magnification, on the lip edges of the opening.
The watch is provided together with an attractive, quality rosewood box.
RARE LONGINES (CIRCA 1937) WOMEN’S WATCH IN SOLID SILVER
This small, rare and elegant, manually wound LONGINES watch with fixed lugs has the movement serial number 5354049. It has survived a lot of history and significant world events, including the Second World War and is still in remarkably good working condition for its age. It is currently available for sale within the U.K. only, with the eBay item number being 153139276858.
The 15 jewel movement is stamped 8.68Z and is currently running well and keeping time as it should. The regulator bar is set to the mid-point position. The two piece watch strap would fit a wrist circumference of approximately 172 mm.
The inside of the case back is stamped for Sterling Silver. Interestingly enough, it also has the import mark for the London Assay Office, the date letter “B” and the sponsor’s mark “AB” standing for Arthur Baume and Co. clearly stamped on it.
The wristwatch comes together with a quality box to help to keep it in great condition.
FINE ART DECO 18 CARAT WHITE GOLD AND PLATINUM, SAPPHIRE SET WRISTWATCH
(General Interest Item)
This striking cocktail watch manifests pronounced Art Deco style. It is attached to a dark purple leather strap that complements the four rectangular dark blue sapphires set in the bezel.
The watch has a signed sixteen jewel AXA manual wind movement. It is in very good overall condition for its age and is running well.
The watch has an engraved silvered dial (face) with a floral design and Arabic numerals. The word “SWISS” appears faintly at the 6 o’ clock position on the dial. The crystal has some minor scuff marks. The case is marked “PLATINUM TRIM 18K”.
One of the sapphires is missing a little of its surrounding metal – as shown in the photo. below.
The Art Deco period began in about 1915 and lasted into the 1930’s and to some extent the 40’s. It was characterised by a lifestyle which celebrated glamour, life itself and its enjoyment. It manifested itself in many different forms. Forms ranging from architecture – as seen in huge, geometrically stylised skyscrapers, to jazz, to exotic cocktails, fine art, clothing and design; including jewellery and watches.
The Art Deco period was ultimately brought to an end by the devastating economic and social effects of the Great Depression of the 1930’s and the Second World War.
Art Deco items that are still in good condition today, are highly sought after as worthy collectables and taken good care of, should appreciate in value over time.
The case back (above) shows minimal signs of wear and there is no personal engraving which is often a feature of watches from this era.