Jakob Josef Mauritz Breitschmid was a watchmaker in Lucerne in 1854, as his business bloomed he hired an apprentice named Eduard Jakob Gubelin who eventually married his daughter Bertha and then bought into Breitschmid's business. In an attempt to improve their situation Breitschmid and Gubelin moved their shop to a location were royalty and the upper classes were frequent visitors. The rest, as they say, is history. Today Gubelin is a name that is world famous. We are delighted to be able to offer a rare rectangular E. Gubelin in a stainless steel case with its original finish dial. Purists please take note! Take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos to see how wonderful this dial is. It displays a very interesting minute track with contrasting border and a large seconds bit. The unusual hand shape completes the package. The fifteen jewel movement is in pristine condition and our master watchmakers have it winding, running, and keeping time to an amazing standard that is as good as factory new. The Swiss really knew how to make a fantastic watch and this is the proof of the pudding. The stainless steel case is in very nice condition showing only minor wear for a piece of this vintage. Attached to this cool watch is a very interesting period band that carries the Art Deco theme around the wrist. If you are looking for a rare watch circa 1930 then this may be the one for you! Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.

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Price: $2675
Year: 1930
SKU: W2712
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 Don't cry for me....I have a really cool Gentleman's Cyma watch!  Its chrome case measures 38mm in diameter. The manual wind movement has 15 jewels and is in perfect condition.  Don't know about Cyma?  Then let's hear from the company itself:

Behind the brand of Cyma

1862-1902

"Fusing timeless elegance with contemporary flair, Cyma timepieces are the descendants of a long tradition of watchmaking that stretches back one-and-a-half centuries. The name Cyma has its roots in the French word “cime”, meaning “summit”, which, in turn, is derived from the Latin word “cyma”, meaning “a shoot”. It is a name that reflects not only the company’s constant striving for perfection but also the inextricable link with its birthplace in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland.

Initially, it was the harshness of the climate in the high valleys of the Jura – buried for more than half the year beneath deep snow and frequently cut off from the outside world – that gave rise to watchmaking activity during the long winters of isolation. During the 18th century, the efforts of the region’s industrious and ingenious inhabitants gradually led to the establishment of fully-fledged workshops for the design and manufacture of watches, and by 1780 watchmaking had developed into a process involving 30 distinct operations.

Inheritors of the horological gene that pervades the Jura, the two brothers Joseph and Theodore Schwob decided in 1862 to set up their own watchmaking company, Cyma, focusing much of their attention on avant-garde mechanical production techniques. Indeed, with its ongoing achievements in technical innovation, Cyma was one of the companies that made Neuchâtel the renowned centre of the watchmaking industry it is today.

Some 30 years later, the brothers went into partnership with a businessman called Frederic Henri Sandoz who had created a new watch company in Le Locle, another cradle of fine Swiss watchmaking. By this time, Cyma had established itself as a pioneer in the manufacture of intricate repeater watches, high complications and chronographs. The daily production was 150 pieces."

1903-1929

"From the early 20th century onwards, the company received numerous awards, notably for its prowess in extra-slim watches. In 1903, it was awarded the coveted chronometer certificate issued by the Neuchâtel Observatory for its invention of a new extra-flat lever movement fitted inside a pocket watch. Two years later, Cyma introduced the calibre 701 with a thickness of just 3.85mm – a remarkable achievement for the time. In recognition of its watchmaking feats, the company won first prize at the World Fair in Brussels in 1910.

Output, meanwhile, had risen significantly, with some 2,500 movements being assembled daily in the workshops. From 1915, Cyma’s highly skilled designers and technicians were elaborating shock-resistant movements of unparalleled strength, along with the first waterproof models, which were finished to an equally high standard.

During the 1920s, the company was at the forefront of component interchangeability, which enabled its workshops to produce watches on a much bigger scale. By 1929, Cyma boasted the biggest workshop in Europe and employed 2,000 people to assemble 4,000 watches a day. In the same year, the company received first prize at the International Barcelona Exposition."

1930-1959

"While men’s watches still accounted for the lion’s share of the business, in 1930 Cyma made an early foray into the ladies’ market with the Captive. It quickly became known for its elegance and precision, and was adopted by the legendary French writer, Collette, who was then at the height of her fame. She described the watch in her characteristic style: “It is a captive in the most romantic sense of the word... it is bought and sold. Sensitive and compliant, it yields if you handle it masterfully, revealing its face, divulging all its secrets, and each surrender simply adds to its charms...”

In 1943, Cyma unveiled its first automatic wristwatch, endowed with a 420 calibre featuring a unidirectional rotor. This presaged the ‘Autorotor’ 485 calibre of 1957.

The brand’s reputation was further enhanced with innovative products such as an eight-day mechanical alarm clock with single winding key (1945), the Sonomatic alarm clock (1957), and the gold Time-O-Vox alarm clock watch, which received official chronometer certification in 1956. The latter was the only one with the pleasant timbre of that period to ally a 464 calibre,12 1/2 inch, with a single barrel and small second."

Wow quite a history, and this is quite a watch.  It is all original and has a great looking patina on the original finish dial.  Our head watch maker has the movement running like the proverbial top.  This will be a reliable timepiece for many years to come.  It is an oversize (38 mm in diameter) for its era, circa 1950.  The understated elegance of the watch makes it a straight forward timepiece, but take a look at the double lug configuration in the "Zoom-In" photos it has a lingering reminiscence of the Art Deco Era.  Once you don this watch no one will be in doubt as to the vintage look it exudes.  Our famous one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.  Don't miss it!

 

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Price: $1495
Year: 1950
SKU: w2924
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This Ladies Gruen Wristwatch is what we would call a "Transitional" watch.  It was designed to be worn as a ladies pocket watch, or as a wristwatch.  This was just after the turn of the last century when the manufacturers were not sure how the "New" idea of wearing a watch on your wrist would be received.  It is small enough to wear on the wrist, or on a chain, or on a watch pin.  The bow swivels to accommodate whatever configuration a lady might choose.  Gruen quality is, of course, in full force with the 15 jewel movement that is winding, setting and keeping time just as it did over 100 years ago.  The plain polish, yellow gold-filled case is in great condition measuring 25mm in diameter by 34mm bail-to-bail, by 9mm thick (including the crystal).  The blued steel hands are pierced in a diamond shape and provide a nice contrast for easy reading.  The dial bears all the character and patina of a true antique...it just looks great!  We have fitted it with an unusual new/old stock suede band that has metal findings for attaching to just this kind of timepiece. The overall effect is quite striking and the result is a watch you will not see on anyone else's wrist.  If you are searching for a real antique watch that is off the beaten path, then this may be the one for you.  Our one year warranty for parts and labor will assure you when you make the purchase.

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Price: $695
Year: 1910
SKU: w2987
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Trabant is a name that one normally does not associate with watches but with the minimalist East German Car that was made between 1957 and 1990 with essentially the same formula. It was nicknamed the "Spark Plug with a Roof." This particular Trabant which means "Satellite or Companion" in German is a military wristwatch that although small in size is rather rare in its numbers. Just like Trabant (the car) it is a very utilitarian watch that has a solid pin lug configuration that accepts a feed-thru band as many military watches do. The case which measures 28mm in diameter, by 35mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick is made from a combination of Stainless Steel & Chrome. It is a 15 Jewel, gilded movement, with a very unusual and intriguing spiral design shock protector between the case back and the movement....I've never seen another one like it! The black dial, for night ops, has the original lume in the hands and dots at the chapters, but it no longer glows-in-the-dark. The hand in the seconds bit (at the 6 o'clock position) is blued steel and is not apparent in the photos but it is there, and original to the watch. The Trabant Watch was a product of Karl Trabant of Fischer & Trabant in Pforzheim, Germany. Our head watch maker has lovingly restored the movement to keep time just as it did back in 1936 when it was first pressed into service. We have fitted it with an olive drab, 16mm military band from the period to complete the look. If you have a smaller wrist or simply want a very unusual military watch for a very small investment then this may be the watch for you! 

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Price: $750
Year: 1936
SKU: w2513
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Elgin produced watches in Elgin, Illinois (a Chicago suburb), for over 100 years. They were the largest and most prolific of the American manufacturers and the "Lord Elgin" was their premier product. It was produced in 19, 21, and 23 jewels. This particular gentleman's Elgin is a 23 jewel top of the line dress watch that is very cool watch in more ways than one. First the 23 jewel movement is a thing of mechanical beauty and second the silvered dial is a stunner due to the fact that there are diamonds set at all the even numbered chapters. If you take a look at the "Zoom-In" photos you can see the diamonds are set in small triangular dishes that are white gold and this amplifies the fire coming off the gems. Thirdly the case is solid white gold in great condition. In short this is one killer wristwatch from the 1950s. The case is 14k solid white gold measuring 33mm in diameter by 39mm lug to lug, by 9mm thick, and is running like the proverbial top. It takes an 18mm band and we have fitted it with a sleek black genuine croco band that shows the watch off to its best advantage. This handsome timepiece is in fantastic original condition and just waiting for a man's wrist to adorn. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, so that you may buy with confidence.

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Price: $2200
Year: 1952
SKU: w2594
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Made in Budapest, Hungary, circa 1900, this fabulous, enameled easel clock is the perfect Art Nouveau desk clock. It is key wind, and key set, from the rear. The Swiss movement winds, sets, and runs just as it did over 100 years ago. The gilded tendrils that form the case work are indicative of the age as they embrace the hand painted panels that depict three "putti's" hovering above an enthralled couple in a sylvan glade. The enamel work is exquisite and undamaged. We constantly search for high quality examples of the enameler's art...especially from the Art Nouveau period...and they are few and far between. As an added bonus, the dial is Mother-of-Pearl that provides a great shimmering background for the "blued steel" hands. If you are desirous of a really nice enameled Art Nouveau clock this may be the one for you. Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $2250
Year: 1900
SKU: CL142
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Carriage Clocks were designed to travel with the owner, back in the day when travel by carriage was the most luxurious form of transport. When your servants were packing up the household necessities in order to re-locate to the country house you would always take your "Carriage Clock" along, not only as a reliable timekeeper but as a status symbol. Many of the carriage clocks were large devices that required a hefty hand to tote but this miniature is an easy one to carry and/or display. Standing slightly taller than 3 inches it has all the features you see in much larger clocks. The movement boasts a "Platform Escapement," a Porcelain Dial with Roman numerals, and Louis XIV Gold Hands. It is key wind, key set from the rear and it is encased in beveled glass on all sides. This is a great clock in near perfect condition that has been lovingly restored. Needless to say our head clockmaker has it running like a proverbial top. Don't miss it!

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Price: $1250
Year: 1915
SKU: CL439
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This an Illinois 6 size solid gold, multicolor, pocket watch measuring 40mm in diameter that conjures up images of the Victorian era when American watchmaking was in full bloom! It is a size that either a man or a woman could wear. The engaving is beautifully executed in solid 14K green, rose, and two colors of yellow gold. The center cartouche on the front lid is pink gold and displays the stylized initials "OA". Around the cartouche are five floral depictions in all the gold colors. Notice the fine lines of engraving still visible in the background even after all of these years; a sure sign that this watch has been lovingly cared for since 1891 when this watch first saw the light of day. The inner lids are all marked with the U.S.Assay mark of 14K solid gold and the dust cover tells the name and address of the original owner. Many times we never know who owned these beauties, but that is not the case here. It's original owner is enshrined on the inner lid for all subsequent owners to see. We are, after all, only caretakers of these magnificent timepieces for future generations. We have some customers that are continuing this tradition for the next generation to marvel at...you could join them with the purchase of this watch! The back lid has a shell-edged cartouche that displays a beautiful diamond set into the lid center. The porcelain dial with Roman Numerals is pristine carrying the "Illinois" name in a fanciful border just below the 12 o'clock position. There is a sunken seconds bit at the six o'clock position and the watch is set by means of a lever at the 4:45 position. All-in-all this is one heck of a solid gold timepiece from a stellar American company. The movement is a 15 jewel engineering marvel that we have fully restored to run superbly and our famous one year warranty will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $2895
Year: 1891
SKU: PW1465
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The Hamilton "Piping Rock" is one of those iconic watches that transcend the ordinary.  The Piping Rock, with its sleek design and handsome looks, would likely be included in almost every “short-list” of “must have” vintage watches – both American and or Swiss. Its classic lines and conservative symmetry make the Piping Rock as striking today as it was when first introduced in 1928.  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.

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Price: $3895
Year: 1948
SKU: w2960
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Tiffany is, of course, legendary for choosing only the finest examples of the horological art from the great houses of Europe. While they never manufactured their own clocks and watches, they choose only the highest quality to represent their name. This is one of the most spectacular examples of an elegant desk clock that we have ever had the pleasure to own. It is an eight day sterling and enamel desk clock with an articulated head, with a fifteen jewel movement by Concord.  Once you see it in-person you realize that it is such an attractive piece that you cannot resist holding it in your hand.  It is evocative of the Roaring Twenties and the enamel work is exquisite. The dial center is executed in a guilloche pattern (engine turning) with a covering of transparent purple enamel that emanates from the dial center. The chapters are on a separate ring with a dark ground and gold Arabic Numerals with minute dots that makes the time of day easily readable. The "Cathedral" style hands hold lume in them like a stained glass window and they still have a faint glow in the dark.  The central case body is also guilloche with purple enamel, as is the flare at the base junction. This all sits on a white marble base that makes it quite stable on your desk. The clock's head is articulated just below the 6 o'clock position so that you can tilt it back at a convenient angle for easy viewing. The very edge of the base bears the Tiffany hallmark and the Sterling Silver mark. The overall height of the clock is 6" by 3.25" at the base diameter, and displaying a 2.25" dial.

It is just spectacular...and it can be yours.  Our one year warranty for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence.

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Price: $3250
Year: 1927
SKU: CL454
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Movado is a Swiss manufacturer known for its Museum Watch. Designed in 1947 by Bauhaus-influenced artist Nathan George Horwitt, the watch dial has a very simple design where the dial is defined by a solitary dot at 12, symbolizing the sun at high noon, but Movado also made some very nice solid gold dress watches that are of superior quality...this is one of those.  It is an 18k Solid Gold, gentleman's wristwatch that is "Chronometer" rated, indicating that it has passed rigid standards for accuracy.   It is, in fact, at the pinnacle of mechanical watches in a world where few qualify for this mark.

Some Movado watch models have Esperanto names such as Bela ("beautiful"), Belamodo ("beautiful fashion"), Fiero ("pride"), Brila ("brilliant"), Linio ("line"), and Verto. The company's name means "movement" in Esperanto. 

This Movado has the high grade, 28 jewel "Kingmatic" movement with the model name just above the 6 o'clock position indicating that it is an automatic (self-winding) watch.  Another neat thing is that has a date feature at the 3 o'clock position. The case which measures 36mm in diameter, by 41mm lug to lug, by 8mm thick, is 18k Solid Gold which is a beauty to behold....it is a very handsome watch!  To gild the lily we have fitted it with a luxurious dark brown genuine crocodile band that really suites it.  Here is a solid gold watch, in a nice size case that is a top quality performer for a very reasonable price when you compare modern watches of the same quality but at twice the price.  This would be a great watch to wear "In The Heat of the Night"!"  Our one year warranty will allow you to buy with confidence. 

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Price: $2675
Year: 1965
SKU: w2933
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If you were a resident of Lucerne, circa 1888, you might have noticed the opening of a new watch and jewellery store in your town for that was the year that Carl-Friedrich Bucherer and his wife Luise opened the family business.  It didn't take long before the Bucherer name was synonymous with quality and luxury.  When they were established in Lucerne they branched out to other Swiss cities and tourist destinations.  Once Americans brought back some of their treasures from their trips abroad the name was on the lips of others who wanted to partake.  By 1977 the third generation of the family was in charge of this flourishing enterprise. In 2013 Bucherer celebrated their 125th jubilee by opening the world's largest watch and jewellery store in Paris. In 2017 there was the addition of four more boutiques in London.  Today Bucherer values its partnership with Rolex as one of its most important.  They also value their reputation for high quality timepieces. As a case-in-point take a gander at this very nice 25 jewel, automatic, day/date in a yellow gold-filled, cushion shaped case with screw-down stainless steel back for wearing longevity.  It is circa 1968 with a silvered dial that sports very dramatic gold block markers contrasted by rectangular blunt end hands and a central sweep second hand. The day/date feature is at the three o'clock position and it has a gold frame that delineates the feature.  The case measures 34mm wide, by 39mm lug-to-lug, by 10mm thick.  We have fitted it with a 20mm croco-grain brown band that suits the watch perfectly.   It is fully restored and warrantied for one year for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.

 

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Price: $985
Year: 1968
SKU: w2982
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If you visit our site often you already know that Elgin was the largest maker of watches in the world.  You probably also know that their watches were wonderfully engineered and very reliable.  Another thought that we have is that there are many, many parts still available to restore any watch in their line.  This bodes well for keeping these watches running for generations.  This particular Elgin was made in 1947 and, even back then, it was not the normal configuration.  It has what we call a "hooded lug" meaning that the portion of the case that stretches between the lugs somewhat obscures the end of the band, thereby creating an integrated look.  The whole lug configuration on this Elgin is quite elegant, not only in the way the band attaches, but also in the way the lugs are attached to the main case body.  When you look at the Zoom-In photos you will see that there is a space between the band attachment and the case body.  You will also see two stylized gold balls that hold it in place with clear space between them.  The yellow gold-filled case measures 29mm in diameter, by 40mm lug to lug, with a thickness of 8mm. The case houses a 17 jewel movement that is as clean as a whistle. The silvered dial is a beauty and it displays a nice size seconds bit at the six o"clock position. Our head watch maker has it winding, setting, and keeping time like the day it was made and our one year warranty, for parts and labor will allow you to buy with confidence!

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Price: $650
Year: 1947
SKU: w2369
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There are quite a few vintage ladies wristwatches available in the market but very few as nice as this one.  It is a Longines, 15 jewel, platinum, diamond encrusted, 1920's tonneau shaped beauty.  The case measures 15mm in width, at its widest (without the crown), by 10mm at its narrowest, by 40mm lug to lug, by 6mm thick.  It sports 36 diamonds in the bezel and lug attachments with an additional 28 in the articulated lugs.  The photo really can't do it justice because the fire coming off of this watch is just phenomenal!  Not only is it decorated with all these diamonds but it also has beautifully engraved case sides, middle, and back.  To add to its unique look, both lugs are articulated so that they conform to the shape of your wrist.  The cord band is a classic attachment that can be perfectly sized to your wrist.  Even the crown has an engraved flower center to complete the overall effect of this stunner.  Longines, as you may already know, is one of the giants in the vintage market and everything they turned their hand to was stellar.  If you are looking for that unusual gift for yourself or a loved one then this may be the watch for you.

We have only one. So don't let it slip away!

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Price: $3875
Year: 1926
SKU: w2985
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The Waltham Watch Company, also known as the American Waltham Watch Co. and the American Watch Co., produced about 40 million watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses, time fuses, and other precision instruments between 1850 and 1957.

Before the Waltham Watch Company went out of business in 1957, it founded a subsidiary in Switzerland in 1954, Waltham International S.A..  Waltham International SA retains the right to the Waltham trade name outside of North America, and continues to produce mechanical wrist watches and mechanical pocket watches under the "Waltham" brand.

This watch is one of those Swiss timepieces made under the Waltham name circa 1965.  It is a very nice 17 jewel, square watch in a yellow gold-filled case with a stainless steel back for wearing longevity.  The case measures 25mm in width (without the crown), by 38mm lug-to-lug, by 11mm thick.  Although this is a gentleman's watch it would look great on a ladies wrist as well.  The "Incabloc" designation that you can see just below the center of the dial refers to a type of "Kif" spring that gave the watch a certain amount of shock resistant ability.  The seconds bit displays the "gun-site" demarcations that was popular in this era.  The hands are Dauphine Style and they set the tone for a really nice watch with great style.

Our watchmakers have it running, winding, and keeping time just as it should and our one year warranty will allow your purchase to be trouble-free.

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Price: $725
Year: 1965
SKU: w2371
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Bulova was a very prolific Swiss company that made great watches for which there are many parts still available. These were well designed not only from a cosmetic perspective but also from an engineering stand point. This is a really nice watch that, although it was designed for a gentleman's wrist, would look great on a ladies wrist was well. It is a 21 jewel, in rose gold filled case, with a rose gold dial, blued steel stick hands, and a seconds bit at the 6 o'clock position. The case measures 21mm wide (not including the crown), by 34mm lug to lug. A very nice, elegant watch that will give you years of service and our one year warranty for parts and labor will give you the confidence you need when purchasing a vintage wristwatch.

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Price: $750
Year: 1946
SKU: w2342
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 Bulova was a watch company that was huge in the American market from the early parts of the last century right thru modern times.  They advertised in all of the national media and made watches with Swiss movements that were real workhorses.  Bulova was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Joseph Bulova (1851 – November 18, 1936), an immigrant from Bohemia. It was reincorporated under the name Bulova Watch Company in 1923, and became part of the Loews Corporation in 1979 and was sold to Citizen at the end of 2007.  This particular Bulova was made circa 1971 and it contained all of the improvements to date that Bulova incorporated into their watches.  This one has a "Whale" logo on the dial which indicates that it is well sealed again the invasion of moisture and dust.  It has a screw-down ring that compresses the case back against a gasket which provides a very effective barrier.  The case top is heavy yellow gold electroplated (as marked on the case back) while the back is stainless steel for wearing comfort and longevity.  It is a real nice, classic, manual wind, round watch that will give service for years to come at a reasonable price.  The case measures 32mm in diameter (an American quarter measures 26mm) by 38mm lug to lug.  The dial has a silvery gold cast to it that is very attractive.  The dial chapters are slender bar markers with double bars at the 12, the 3, the 6, and the 9.  Just above the 6 o'clock position is the "Whale" logo while the Bulova name is just below the 12.  It runs, sets and keeps time just as it did back in 1971 and it can be yours!

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Price: $895
Year: 1971
SKU: w2389
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The A. Wittnauer Co. was the exclusive sales agent for Longines starting in 1880, initiating a marriage that would stand the test of 114 years. In 1936, the Wittnauer family sold their interests and the brand was renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co., a name that became so burnished in the public lexicon, that most people assume Longines and Wittnauer watches are one and the same. In fact, they produced different movements that were very individual to their brand.  Wittnauer was a Swiss company that made very nice watches, and this one is exceptionally nice displaying an unusual "Charcoal Dial".  It is a seventeen jewel, with a round white gold-filled case that measures 36mm in diameter (without the crown), by 39mm lug to lug, by 7mm thick.  We have fitted it with an 18mm, dark brown, croco grain band that suits it to a "T".   It is in excellent running condition and is representative of watches made in the late 1960's.  You will go "Ape" over this watch!  Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence!

 

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Price: $650
Year: 1968
SKU: w2467
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The Wittnauer Co. had a longstanding relationship with Longines that endured until 1936.   We think that the brand is one that is often overlooked, but this is a big mistake because they made very nice watches like the one we are offering here.  The Wittnauer family sold their interests in 1936 and the brand was renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co., a name that became so burnished in the public lexicon, that most people assume Longines and Wittnauer watches are one and the same. In fact, they produced different movements that were very individual to their brand.  Wittnauer was a Swiss company that made very nice watches, and this one is no exception. It is a seventeen jewel, rectangular case, with stepped lugs.  The yellow gold-filled case (with a stainless steel back) measures 27mm in width (without the crown), by 38mm lug to lug, by 8mm thick.  It takes a 16mm band and we have fitted it with a very nice dark brown, handmade, Louisiana crocodile beauty.  The case sides are very slightly curved to give it a tonneau appearance and it has a seconds bit at the 6 o'clock position that is a recessed square shape.  The Arabic Numerals are applied gold that stand proud of the silvered dial surface.  The gold baton hands complete the look.  Made in 1950 it exemplifies the age.  Our watch makers have it well within factory specs so that it winds, runs, and keeps time just as it did circa 1950.  Our one year warranty will assure you of years of reliable service.

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Price: $895
Year: 1950
SKU: w2615
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It is not often that we have both a stainless "Air Flight" and a gold plated "Day/Night" in stock, and even rarer when we have a stainless steel "Day/Night" as well, but we are currently having a streak of good luck! These don't walk in the door every day, so we were delighted to find this killer "Day/Night" wristwatch. As a result we now are offering two of these interesting watches for sale. This one, made circa 1960, has a stainless steel case and our other listing (w2653 on this site) has a yellow gold-filled case.  It measures 36mm in diameter, by 42mm lug to lug, by 10mm thick, and is in excellent condition. The movement is a "precision" 17 jewel movement with a jump-hour function that changes the markers from black to green as the time of day transitions from day to night. At six pm the entire dial changes from the black numerals, used for easy daytime reading, to green luminous numerals, which once glowed in the dark for nighttime reading, but have since lost their glow. This watch has the same movement as the "Air Flight" and functions the same way, but instead of a numeral change, the markers change. We have fitted it with a very nice 18mm lizard grain band. This unusual piece would be the star watch in any collection due to it's condition and unusual features. Remember all of our timepieces come with our famous one year parts and labor warranty.

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Price: $2450
Year: 1960
SKU: w2618
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