This is the Gentleman's Bulova "CK" Accutron "Cushion Case" with a date feature at 6 o'clock! We have only had one of these with this dial configuration after 37 years in business, and this one is particularly nice. Made circa 1971 it is the epitome of a manly and progressive wristwatch that was cutting edge technology for that decade. The story is told that in the 1960's the American Government wanted to keep this technology out of the hands of the Russians so they asked Bulova to keep it a secret a little longer since we were using this very accurate timekeeper in our space program. When you take a look at the informational pamphlet that Bulova put out to introduce this new idea to jewelers and watchmakers it has a very space age, cutting edge look (for the day). In the pamphlet it is explained that the seconds are parsed into very discrete segments by the vibrations of a small tuning fork at the heart of the movement. Bulova advertised it as the "Watch that Hums"! The general public was very much into innovative and stylish watches and Bulova made this very interesting Cushion Shaped Watch to meet the demand. Many times these are badly beat up since they were used extensively...but not this one. It is in fantastic near mint condition and our watchmakers having it humming along just like it did when it came from the Bulova factory. Like all Accutrons, that are Cal.218, it is set by the crown at the 4 o'clock position, but it is unusual because it has a day/date feature at the 6 o'clock position.. What's really special about this one is the larger size of this Accutron measuring 35mm wide, by 42mm from lug to lug, and how about that fantastic two-tone colored dial. It is in fantastic condition and humming just the way it did back in 1971. It could be humming on your wrist! We warranty all of our watches for one year for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
In 1891 the brothers Albert and Gustav Stolz established their watchmaking manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland. They were former students of Henri Sandoz, director of the Tavannes Watch Co. and heading for great things in the watch world. Their first, of many gold medals, was obtained at the 1902 Paris International Exposition...and they were off to the races. By 1904 they were 15 strong and already making their own ebauches (movement blanks). As they grew in experience and expertise there were many wonderful watches coming off the line. None was more iconic than the "Chronodato" that we are presenting here for your approval. It is the ultimate pilot's tool watch. Not only does it have the day of the week displayed in a small window beneath the center of the watch, but there is also a corresponding window just below the 12 o'clock position that displays the month. The date is indicated by a red-tipped arrow hand as it points to a 31 day track just outside of the minute track. For the pilot the most important thing was the elapsed time that the chronograph would indicate for a landing approach. By depressing the pusher at the 2 o'clock position he could start the central sweep second hand and then read elapsed time on the subsidiary dial at the 3 o'clock position. Once the landing was accomplished the pilot would push the upper button again to stop the sweep second hand and then he would push the button at the 4 o'clock position to reset the sweep hand and the accumulated time on the sub dial. The sub dial at the 9 o'clock position is a constant seconds that runs continuously. The Chronodato model was introduced by Swiss watchmaking power house Angelus in 1942. This was the world’s first chronograph with a full calendar (day-date and month) and due to these features, it became highly popular among consumers. So much so, in fact, that the line was in production for roughly 10 years. In the 1950’s, however, the Chronodato model was replaced by the amazing Chrono-DatoLuxe family, which lacked the month display but had a moon-phase and a big date instead. It was produced in stainless steel, gold plated and solid gold versions with different dial variations. Our watch is the gold plated "Chronodato" with a stainless steel back for wearing longevity. Yes, this watch has it all, and a nice size to boot measuring 37 mm in diameter, by 48mm, lug to lug. The all original silvered dial is in fantastic condition showing only minor imperfections. The movement is a 15 jewel, cal.217 which our watch makers have running perfectly. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
Omega, Omega, Omega! As you can probably tell we here at Father Time are smitten with the Omega brand! Everything they put their hand to was highly engineered and beautifully designed. This particular "Omega Oversize", a 39mm diameter, rose gold filled, manual wind wristwatch is a case in point. Not only does it have a handsome silvered dial that is housed in a sleek rose gold filled case, but it contains a beautiful 15 jewel, caliber 265 movement. Now take a look at the "Zoom-In" views and you will see that it has elongated "Arrow Head" markers at the chapters, with Arabic numerals at the 12 o'clock position, and triple bar markers at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. The most unusual thing about this watch is its size. This is the only 39mm Omega in this style that we have ever had the pleasure to own. The case measures 39mm in diameter by 42mm lug to lug (an American Quarter measures 24mm). You can find large Omegas up to 36mm, if you are lucky, but once you cross that barrier you are in rarefied air and, in an age of giant watches, the vintage watch takes a back seat, with a few exceptions...like this one! The current fashion trends towards out-sized watches that look like tuna cans strapped to the wrist and, while fashion is always changing, we think that this watch bridges the gap in a very elegant way. It is big enough to make a statement, but it still fits under your shirt cuff. Back in the day when the vintage watch was only a baby the idea was to fashion a great looking watch that was elegant but unobtrusive while being worn. A watch that did the job year after year with great panache. This is just that sort of timepiece!
When you remove the back lid you will discover a beautiful 15 jewel, movement that is a real workhorse, which is as accurate as the day it left the factory in Switzerland. The movement bears the pink gold plating that is an Omega trademark for corrosion resistance that lasts 100 years. This watch was made circa 1950 and it is a real classic. You really couldn't ask for a nicer watch to wear on a daily basis and, with the silvered dial and the fantastic rose gold case , a watch that will look great for decades. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence. Grab this one while you can!
The Hamilton "Piping Rock" is one of those iconic watches that transcend the ordinary. Many say it is the quintessential American Watch. It was issued in three successive iterations. The very first one was issued in 1928 and had a slightly more bulbous look. It was very popular, but there were issues with the articulated lugs. One of the more interesting facts about the Piping Rock is that it was presented to the 1928 World Series Champion New York Yankees since it was the trend to present watches rather than rings at that time. Each watch was engraved on the side opposite the crown with the name of the recipient. Because the 1928 team had some famous players like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, these watches command royal sums.
After a long period of unavailability, the Piping Rock was re-introduced in 1948. When this iteration was designed, the case became more angular and the lugs were re-designed to be stronger but still with a slight articulation in order to curve to the wrist. The dial has only a minute track and sub-seconds register. The roman numerals for the hour markers were defined by a black enamel band applied directly to the case. The final re-issue is a modern one. Hamilton released the Registered Edition in 1983. The company produced two types of this models, one in 18K gold plate and a second in white gold. The company produced them in white gold and embossed the back to honor the 1928 New York Yankees.
Our watch is the 1948 version in solid yellow gold. Make sure you look at the "Zoom-In" views to really appreciate this special timepiece. Everything about this wonderful watch calls to your sensibilities like one of the ancient sirens of mythology. Careful you don't shipwreck on the "Piping Rock". If you are a Hamilton collector this is a must have, and this one is in wonderful condition showing only very minor wear to the inlaid enamel. The 17 jewel, Cal. 747 movement is in fantastic condition and it produces a timing pattern on our Vibrograph (timing machine) that is near perfection. The case, executed in solid 14K gold, is very handsome and unusual. You will not regret this acquisition and our one year warranty will assure your satisfaction.
Yes, this is the amazing, legendary Omega 300 Man's Automatic and what's special about this watch is not only the performance but the overall way cool vintage look that it has.
As an old auctioneer used to say when he got to the piece in the auction everyone was waiting for..."Raise your sights Ladies and Gentlemen". We here at Father Time Antiques certainly feel that way about a wonderful Omega "300" that we just acquired. The "300" Diver's Watch was first introduced in 1957 and then went through several iterations. The second generation was produced between 1962 and 1969. This "300" is from 1968, and has a 24 jewel automatic, Caliber 565, that is as nice an Omega movement as we have had in one of these desirable timepieces. The color of the lume on the dial, the hands, and on the rotating bezel is a nice, aged, mellow tan. It is a wonderful vintage look. The "300"s of this vintage came with either "Straight Stick Hands" or "Broad Sword Hands" like this one. Omega tells us that the 165.014 and the 165.024 were fitted with the "Stick Hands", but our watch, the 166.024, with date, was fitted with "Broad Sword Hands" and is most desirable. Because these were working diver's watches they almost always had lots of dings and scratches, because they were constantly being used. Ours, however, came to us with only minor scratches and very light wear. These watches today are highly sought after and have become a hard-to-find rival to the Rolex Submariner 5513. It bears all of the correct markings on the dial, case interior, exterior, and bezel. It even has its "SC" mark on the interior of the case back indicating that it is the proper case for a "300" with a Seconde Centre (a central sweep second hand). When all is said and done this is a watch to proudly wear for a lifetime of great timekeeping! Don't miss it...it is only the second one we have had in the last ten years! Make sure you look at the "Zoom In" photos so that you can see how clean the movement is and also notice the Omega Logo crown, and wonderful case condition.
The stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter by 47mm from lug to lug. It has a rotating bezel that is still in very nice shape, as is the stainless steel case. The original finish dial is about as good as they get and it bears all of the correct markings for this vintage, circa 1968. The "Broad Arrow" hands really make the look complete. The date window at the three o'clock position displays the date while the bold markings on the bezel clearly announce the ten minute intervals that are so important to diving. We have fitted it with a minimally stitched leather band for a great vintage look. Yup, it doesn't get much better than this! Remember all of our timepieces come with a one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
Tissot has been a luxury brand since its founding in 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland. They have been revered for their quality since day one and have been a brand that has stood the test of time. We don;t see too many ladies Tissot Wristwatches but when we do we acquire them because their quality is superior. This one is not only an 18k Solid Gold watch but it has a very unusual "Slotted Lug" that allows the band color and texture to peak through. This was De Riguer circa 1969 when this beauty came to the United States from Switzerland. It is an elegant size measuring 17mm in diameter, by 23mm lug to lug, by 6mm in thickness (including the crystal). The silvery dial is accented by the faceted edge crystal. This has the effect of sparkling like a diamond just at the perimeter of the dial. The entire look is very unusual. The movement is a manual wind, 17 jewel gem that is winding, setting and keeping time just like it did back in 1969 when it headed for our shores from Switzerland. If you have been looking for a special ladies vintage wristwatch then this may be the one for you! Remember all of our timepieces come with a one year warranty for parts an labor.
We here at Father Time Antiques are very lucky in that we currently have two Hamilton "Top Hat" diamond dial watches! It is rare for us to get even one within a ten year period. The case is 14K solid white gold and measures 38mm long by 25mm wide. It has a dramatic diamond dial markers with diamond encrusted numerals at the cardinal points. Additionally it has a row of 5 diamonds just above and 5 diamonds just below the dial opening. This is really a spectacular statement on the wrist!
Hamilton made some very dramatic looking watches in the 1950s and this one is exceptional for its era, circa 1954. The diamond dial Hamiltons were just spectacular in their appearance and very "Art Deco"in their design. Notice the diamond filled 12, 3, & 9 and the slash set diamond markers with solid white gold bezels at all of the other chapters. The unusual case measures 38MM lug to lug, by 25MM wide by 9MM thick (including the crystal). This is what is called a "Hooded-Lug" where the band actually goes up under the case edge however this style with the "Diamond Dial" is usually called called a "Top Hat" which refers to its dress watch heritage. The case lugs are segmented on top of the lug attachment in a nice "Art Deco" configuration. You will know that you have something special on your wrist when you strap this one on. The case is 14K solid white gold and in excellent condition. Our master watch maker has this watch winding smoothly, setting easily, and keeping time like the day it left the Hamilton factory at Lancaster, Pa . The movement is a 22 jewel caliber 770 that is a joy to see as the balance wheel oscillates. If you have been waiting for an unusual and intriguing diamond dial this may be the watch for you! Don't let it get away...we have only one! Don't forget all of our watches come with a one year parts and labor warranty.
One of our all time favorite brands here at Father Time Antiques is the Omega brand, and this Omega is no exception. Made circa 1959, this stainless steel Seamaster Omega "Bumper Automatic", is in excellent running condition and is a very handsome watch as well. The seventeen jewel movement is running, winding, and keeping time just as it did when new. Make sure you take notice of the "Zoom-In" views where you will see the pink gold plating that Omega coated its movements with to prevent oxidation for a hundred years. This is one of their hallmarks. The silvered dial gives it an elegant appearance when played off the high polish silver hash markers at the chapters, with a double bar at the 12. The dial turns down in a smooth curve as it approaches the bezel and as the light plays on the surface the dial, and you wonder why this watch is not on your wrist. The stainless steel, screw back case is in near perfect condition and bears none of the gouges that one normally sees on a watch of this age. The case measures 35 mm in diameter (without the crown) by 44 mm lug to lug, by 10.6 mm thick. Take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see what we mean. The 17 Jewel "Bumper" Automatic movement is equally as nice and our master watchmakers have it running, winding and keeping time just as it did back in 1959. We think that this is a classic look that Omega did so well. If you are tired of the giant over-sized monsters that are common fare today and you want an elegant precision timepiece then this may be the one for you. It has its original Omega marked brown leather band with its matching original Omega logo buckle. These rarely survive in this condition, so don't miss it! All of our timepieces are covered by our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.
Elgin was the largest manufacturer of Pocket Watches in the World. They were in business for 100 years from 1864 to 1964 in Elgin, Illiinois and they produced millions of watches over that time. The ones that were housed in Multi-Color Gold Cases, however, are scarce. This is one of those rarities! The 14k solid yellow gold case is adorned with different colors of solid gold to highlight and accent the case adornment. Red (or rose) Gold, Green Gold, and Yellow Gold are carefully applied and then engraved to form all of the design work that is proud of the case surface. On one side we see a large (unengraved) cartouche that awaits your family initial. It is surrounded by a foliate design that is quite handsome. On the other side we can see the most amazing scene that is engraved with perfect precision depicting an intriguing landscape framed by encircling birds. The case itself, apart from the multi-color adornments, is quite handsome. It has domed drum lids with coin-edge engraving and a fancy engraved case band. The overall effect is stunning and its condition shows that this wonderful Elgin was only brought out for special occasions as there is very little wear. The movement is a 13 jewel, 3/4 plate, lever set, nickel movement that is running like the day it left the factory back in 1889. The porcelain dial is beautiful in its simplicity and it displays Blued Steel Hands, Roman Numerals and a seconds bit at the 6 o'clock position. This is a six size watch that can be carried by a man or a woman, but whomever wears it will be sure to get the attention of anyone who sees it...it is a spectacular timepiece...don't miss it! Remember all of our watches are fully restored and warrantied for one year for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence!
This is a gentleman's "Oyster Perpetual " two-tone model that is exceedingly handsome because it has a perfectly aged "Tropical" Dial! This is a dial that due to exposure to sunlight, as one would expect in the "Tropics", has a perfect patina that can only come with age and very even exposure. This is an extremely desirable look and highly sought after. No, the watch has not been exposed to water, just sunlight which has caused this wonderful effect over the many years of exposure. The watch is circa 1955 and is just plain beautiful in it's simplicity. The dial patina, the stainless steel chapter markers, stainless case, solid gold bezel, and stainless "Oyster" band all add up to more than the parts. Rolex really knocked it out of the park with this watch. This is a watch with great quality built-in, and a look that gives it a very kool appearance. It exhibits a 26 jewel, automatic movement that is a virtual trouble free performer. The photos just cannot do this watch justice. Can you tell that we here at Father Time think this one is a real winner? The dial has the classic Gold Rolex Logo Crown. The applied hour markers have a beautiful silver polish that has aged right along with the dial. The Rolex name is under the 12 followed by the marking "Oyster Perpetual" indicating that it is waterproof and automatic. Just above the 6 is the mark "Superlative Chronometer " which is a quality indication, and beneath that the "Officially Certified" rating. The gold crown has the classic Rolex crown logo which screws down smooth and tight to the case. The case lugs and band are a bushed matte finish in stainless steel which is contrasted by the fluted solid gold bezel. The case measures 36mm in diameter, not including the crown, by 44mm from lug tip to lug tip (for reference an American Quarter measures 26mm in diameter). I'll be amazed if we have this watch long. It is in the best mechanical condition and looks fabulous on the wrist. Running like new and fully warrantied for a year. Don't miss it!
"Someday My Prince Will Come" ...and today is the day. Father Time has had the pleasure to own several Rolex "Prince" models over our 37 years in the business, but this is the earliest one we have ever acquired. The Rolex Company was in the hands of Aegler and Wilsdorf when, on August 26th, 1926, a patent was filed with the Swiss Patent Authorities. About a year later on October 1, 1927, it was granted patent number 120849 for the movement that came to be called "The Prince". Only four years later "Jack" celebrated his 21st birthday and guess what his present was.....A Rolex "Prince"! This is that very same watch... and what a handsome watch it is. The 9 karat solid gold case measures 20mm wide by 40mm long and is in fantastic, original condition and still bears the dedication to "Jack" on the back. The original patent described one of the main advantages of the watch which was that it enabled the use of a much larger, and therefore, more visible seconds hand. This was accomplished by placing the barrel for the mainspring at the opposite end of the case from the balance wheel. This allowed for a larger barrel, and balance wheel. This not only meant that the watch could run longer because it could contain a larger mainspring but, with a larger balance wheel, it could be more accurate and reliable. Two facts that proved to be true. The larger balance wheel additionally used solid gold screws to add mass and thereby momentum for a more accurate timepiece. The "Prince" proved to be one of the most accurate wristwatches of its era. These are also sometimes called "Doctor's Watches" due to the fact that doctors used them to take pulses because they could easily see the larger seconds bit. These beauties are getting harder and harder to find in good condition and are very scarce in the condition of "Jack's" watch. The movement is a 15 jewel workhorse that is adjust to temperature, isochronism, and six positions. The gold case has brushed portions above and below the twelve and the six respectively, while the case sides are high polish. This contrast gives the watch a very elegant look and, coupled with the spectacular dial, makes for a fantastic piece of "Wrist Art". The watch still has its original "Rolex Logo" crown and its 9 kt gold buckle (rarely seen). The movement, dial, case, and crown are all signed and proper. Our head watchmaker has it winding, setting, and keeping time just as it did for Jack back in 1931. It can have a new life on your wrist! In short everything about this watch beckons you to acquire it. Remember our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with complete confidence.
We here at Father Time love the Gallet brand for a couple of reasons. First they are a great brand that has the honor of being the oldest wristwatch manufacturer in existence and, secondly, they always made handsome watches that have a real utility without being gauche. The founder, Humbertus Gallet, who resided in Geneva was making timepieces in 1466. In 1864 Gallet opened the first outlet here in Chicago, and by 1885, Gallet became the first purveyor of wristwatches made exclusively for mass consumption. By 1914 Gallet had won the Grand Prize in the Chronometer category at the Swiss National Exhibit in Berne, and by 1915 Gallet was supplying hand held and cockpit mounted timepieces to the United Kingdom during WWI. This particular Gallet is a very clean two register chronograph displaying constant seconds and a 45 minute recorded time sub dial. It is in a stainless steel case, measuring 34mm in diameter by 44mm lug to lug, that houses a spotless 17 jewel, Valjoux 7733 movement. The silvered Tachymeter Dial is in great shape and is contrasted by Lumed Blued Steel Hands, Blue Mile Gradations, and Lumed Arabic numerals. If you had a watch like this in the cockpit you were one lucky pilot. Our watchmakers have it winding, setting, and recording time just as it did circa 1960, when it left Switzerland. I might add that this is the only Gallet in this configuration that we have ever had the pleasure to own in our 37 years in the business...don't miss it! Our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence.
This Le Coultre is an automatic watch with a winding indicator window just below the 12 o'clock position so that you can refer to the amount of reserve time you have on your mainspring. It is in excellent condition in every regard! Just look at the case and dial, they are in great condition. The case is yellow gold-filled and it measures 33mm in diameter by 40mm from lug to lug. This watch represents the pinnacle of watch making, circa 1951, at Le Coultre, long before Jaeger came around! Yep, they could compete with any watch company in the business at this time and you can see why! This is a watch with a technical complication that adds a new level of service for the consumer and, because it is a "Bumper Automatic" every motion of your wrist (while you are wearing it) winds the mainspring. You can visually see what power reserve you have at a glance. The dial is just beautiful in its simplicity and is complimented by the arcaded seconds track and the red sweep second hand. It's subtle yet provocative! Ha! Our watchmakers have it timed to a very fine standard and it is keeping time like the day it was made.Remember all of our watches come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may purchase a watch from us with complete confidence. Don't miss this fine example of the watchmakers art!
Gruen was a premier watch manufacturer, and was perhaps, one of the companies that you wanted to emulate if you were in the business of making wristwatches. Everything they put their hand to was first rate. They were the inventors of the "Curvex", a revolutionary curved watch from the late 1930s. Gruen held the patent on the curved movement but they also made made fine timepieces that contain flat movements. This Gruen is one of those. It has the round timeless shape and silvered "Pie Pan" dial that makes it an ageless classic This is a clean, and very handsome Gruen that has hardly been worn. The yellow gold-filled and stainless steel case measures 35mm in width, by 44mm, lug to lug, a very nice size for its era circa 1955. It has a spectacular satin silvered dial with Arabic numerals at the cardinal points and "Stylized Arrowhead" markers at the other chapters. The "Dauphine" hands give this watch great eye appeal and makes it a real winner! The movement, which is just as nice as it was when it left the Gruen factory, is a 17 jewel, "Precision", manual wind, workhorse that will give you a lifetime of service, provided that you take care of it. Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will give you the peace of mind that this wonderful Gruen wristwatch will perform just as good as it did back in the 1950s.
Orvin is a name that you probably don't know, and for good reason. This was a trade name that was owned by Sears Roebuck & Co. so that they could import Swiss Watches under a name that was exclusive to them. The good news for us today is that you can purchase an Orvin with Swiss accuracy and engineering at a price that won't break the bank. You will have the secure knowledge that it is a timepiece that could cost twice as much with a more well-known name on the dial. It is essentially a "Jeweler's Contract" watch, and this one is very nice. Not only is it solid 14K gold but it is a full rotor Automatic that has a winding indicator complication. As you rotate your wrist during your busy day the Oscillating Weight" rotates and "automatically" winds your mainspring for a very smooth delivery of power in the sweet spot of the mainspring. The 14K solid gold case measures 35mm in diameter by 42mm lug to lug. The seventeen jewel movement is in near mint condition and is winding, setting, and keeping time just like it did back in 1960 when it left Switzerland bound for our shores. This is a fantastic buy for some lucky soul and, with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor, you may buy with confidence!
If you are a regular visitor to our site you know that we love the Omega brand and so we are delighted to be able to offer this spectacular Omega Chronograph in a hard to find configuration. Note the gold dial and the Tachymetre markings on the dial edge, these are to be found in many chronos, but what is unusual here is the date window at the 9 o'clock position, just within the constant seconds sub dial. This "De Ville" model is in fantastic original condition and it still has its Omega Logo Crown! The 17 jewel (caliber 930) movement is spotless and running perfectly. It winds and sets like "butta"! The gold filled case with stainless back measures 41mm lug by 35mm in diameter. What's not to like here...nothing. If you want a really nice chrono from one of the best brands out there then this may be the watch for you. Our one year warranty insures that you will not have to worry.
Howard was at the pinnacle of the watch world, back in the day. It was the Rolls Royce of watches, with all the bells and whistles, and this Howard is no exception. This is an E. Howard which means that it is a Howard that was made post 1902 after Keystone acquired the Howard name.
The Keystone Howard watches were only sold as complete watches that were cased and timed at the factory. The evidence of this is beautifully engraved inner case lid that bears the Howard name and their Boston location.
In 1912 their best watch sold for $350.00 (a lot of money back in the day) and total production of that watch was only 300. Today the Howard name is very sought after and when you see one as nice as this, in all original condition, and 23 jewel (their top grade) to boot, you may have to hook your drool cup up over your ears.
This particular Howard was a presentation piece from 1924. It has an engraving on the case band (the narrow portion of the case middle) that reads: "L.H. Dunning P.E.R." (one one side) and " From the B.P.O.E. No. 1430 - 1924" (on the other side). You would never know that the engraving is there until you inspect it at a closer range. It is very cleverly done. Not only does the engraving mark this as a presentation watch, but it also nails down the presentation year 1924. The good news about this being a presentation watch is that it has had very little use and/or abuse. Many times these watches were kept in their case, or a drawer, and only taken out for special occasions...hence very little wear. Such is the case here. The case is 14K solid gold with a "book hinge" that allows the movement to pivot outwards for service. It measures 47 mm in diameter, by 60 mm from the case bottom to the top of the bow, by 10 mm in thickness. The dial is silvered metal with a very nice patina and pencil thin "Art Deco" Arabic numerals and an inner arcade ring just above the Howard name. The cartouche on the case back bears the monogram of the original owner (great for provenance) and the movement is a 23 jewel (Howard's highest grade), finger bridge beauty that is adjusted for temperature, position, and isochronism....it is just spectacular! Make sure you look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see how wonderfully executed this movement is. Remember all of our watches come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.
Hamilton is a legendary American Brand, but by the time this Hamilton was made, circa 1960, they were importing Swiss movements that were then cased and timed at the Hamilton factory in America. This Hamilton has an ETA 822, 17 jewel, automatic (self-winding) movement, with date, that is in pristine condition. The stainless steel case measures 35mm in diameter by 40mm from lug to lug and it is in great condition. The silvered dial turns down at its edges to give it a smooth sleek look. The chapters are executed with applied stylized markers that are articulated in three planes with the 12 o'clock marker being slightly wider. The date window has a elegant frame at the three o'clock position and there is a delicate sweep second hand that ticks off the passing time. If you would like an automatic watch for everyday use at a good price, then this may be the one for you! Fully restored and warrantied for one year.
As you may know we here at Father Time Antiques are very fond of the Omega brand, and this one is no exception. Made circa 1967, this yellow gold-filled Seamaster Omega Automatic (self-winding), with date, is in excellent running condition and is a very handsome watch as well. The seventeen jewel, automatic movement is just spectacular and it is running, winding, and keeping time just as it did when new. Take a look at the "Zoom-In" views and you can see the pink gold plating that Omega coated its movements with to prevent oxidation for a hundred years. This is one of their hallmarks. The brushed silvered dial gives it an elegant appearance when played off the gold bar markers delineating the chapters. Make sure you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see what we mean. The 17 Jewel "Bumper" Automatic movement is equally as nice and our master watchmakers have it running, winding and keeping time just as it did back in 1967. The yellow gold filled case Measures 43mm in diameter by 40 mm lug to lug. If you are tired of the giant over-sized monsters that are common fare today and you want an elegant precision timepiece then this may be the one for you. We have paired it with a croco grain leather band that gives it a unique and distinct look. All of our timepieces are covered by our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.
I cannot remember a time in our 37 years in the business that we have had such a nice LeCoultre "Memovox" let alone two of them (see next listing). Both of these listings are what we call New/Old Stock or NOS. This designation means that these watches were never sold and that they remain in pristine, like new condition. This "Memovox" has a 17 jewel movement and it is housed in a yellow gold filled case with a stainless steel back that measures 33mm in diameter (not including the crowns) by 40mm from lug to lug. Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer based in Le Sentier, Switzerland, that dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century, and was founded by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833. Their watches are some of the most sought after timepieces in the vintage market and there are many collectors whose attentions turn to the acquisition of a nice LeCoultre "Memovox" when a nice one appears. We just such a watch for you here, circa 1956.
The "Memovox" was first introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre circa 1950/51 employing the manually wound Calibre 489. ... The name "Memovox" is a composite of two Latin word, Memor (remembering) and Vox (voice), meaning "the voice of remembering," an apt choice for a timepiece that "remembers the time". While we are quite jaded today by all the electronic devices that will tell us the time that was not so back in the 1950's when alarm watches were quite the innovative personal possession. Make sure you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to get the real feel of the beauty of this wonderful watch. You set the inner alarm dial by pulling out the crown in the two o'clock position and rotating the crown counterclockwise. You would position the triangular indicator opposite the time that you wished to have the alarm sound. You would also wind the spring that causes this effect by using this same crown. The crown that winds the timekeeping mainspring is in the 4 o'clock position and it functions like any other manual wind watch. What unusual about this watch is this fabulous rippled marker configuration and the fact that it is in the best condition that you can possibly hope for. Don't forget all of our timepieces are warrantied for one year, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.