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 (circa 1967)
We are pleased to offer this opportunity to acquire an outstanding Seamaster reference 135.011.
This iconic watch is available for sale from the Brave Collectables business listing on eBay and has the eBay item number 153607835614.
This particular OMEGA 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 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.
It is in exceptional condition and has travelled well through the decades, lacking the minor scrapes and dings so often collected along the way. It has not been polished and this is reflected in the images.
HELVETIA MANUAL WIND – 9 CARAT GOLD
We are pleased to be offering this stunning, solid gold HELVETIA watch with centre seconds dial for sale within the U.K. only on our eBay business listing. It has the eBay item number 1534 5639 7300 with a “Buy it Now” price of £675.00 or the option of trying for a best offer.
The watch has been fully hallmarked for 9 carat gold and dates to the 1960’s. It is in overall good vintage condition and has clearly travelled well on its journey through the decades. The case and acrylic crystal show a minimal level of wear that is best seen under magnification. 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 and shows the benefit of previous services. “Helvetia” was originally a trade name of the General Watch Company who were based in Switzerland and were formed by Louis Brand in 1848, the founder of Omega. The General Watch Company was reported to be the largest manufacturer of watches in Switzerland towards the end of the 1800’s.
Modern time travel is not without its risks however, and this 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 watch is attached to a new, quality leather alligator 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 (CIRCA 1945)
This fine TISSOT automatic “bumper” watch is in good condition and is currently keeping time well. It has the movement serial number 1666019 which dates it to a production year of 1945.
It is being offered for sale within the U.K. only on our eBay business listing with a “Buy it now” price of £833.00 or make an offer with “Best Offer”. The eBay item number is 154073307062
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 marking.
The watch is attached to a brand new quality leather crocodile grain strap by Darlena
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 machined polished and accordingly shows a range of minor scuffs associated with a vintage time-piece. Previous case markings have been conducted with care although some marks are visible, best seen under magnification, on the lip edges of the opening.
The watch is provided with an attractive quality rose-wood box to keep it safe and secure.
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 through 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.