Longines Art Deco Swiss Watch – This is a very handsome example of a mid 1930s Longines watch

LonginesVintage Men’s Watch – Longines Art Deco Swiss Watch – This is a very handsome example of a mid 1930s Longines watch

Size: 28 mm wide; 39 mm lug to lug
Working Condition: Winds. Sets. Runs. Keeps Time.
Color: Gold filled
Circa: 1935
Movement: Longines Watch Co Swiss Seventeen Jewel 10L.
Band: Black padded leather band with gold color buckle.
Maker/Distributor: Longines Watch Company.
Remarks: It is a round dial watch with a square Art Deco structural frame and lugs. Quite special. The watch was worn by a man I call the “original” of the Monopoly Man. I know this from research I did based on the inscription on the back: “Presented to John R. Hollinger / by Atlantic City Forrest #11 T C L October 7-35” This is a Masonic inscription, T C L means Atlantic City Forest #11 Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

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Vintage Men’s Watch – Jean Perret Geneve 17 Jewel See Thru Swiss Watch – Art Deco Gold Color – Exploding Numbers in Clear Chanel – Clear Back

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Vintage Men’s Watch – Jean Peret Geneve 17 Jewel See Thru Swiss Watch – Art Deco Gold Color – Exploding Numbers in Clear Chanel – Clear Back

Fabulous in every way!

• Size – 32 mm wide x 40 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Gold Tone and Clear Back Case
• Circa – 1950s
• Movement – 17 Jewels
• Band – Vintage Red Leather
• Maker / Distributor – Jean Perret Geneve
• Remarks – Fantastic Swiss Watch with very special clear view back.

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John Alden Military Style Stainless Steel Watch – 17 Jewels with Fabulous Stainless Steel Wire Expansion Band

johnaldenVintage Men’s Watch – John Alden Military Style Stainless Steel Watch – 17 Jewels with Fabulous Stainless Steel Wire Expansion “Slinky” style Band.

• Size – 32 mm wide x 40 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Stainless Steel
• Circa – 1940s
• Movement – 17 Jewels Swiss made
• Band – Fabulous Stainless Steel Wire Expansion “Slinky” style
• Maker / Distributor – Harper Watch Company, NYC
• Remarks – This is a very handsome WWII era military style watch. Antimagnetic; Incabloc. Very cool vintage wire stainless steel band is comfortable and amazing.

John Alden watches were made by the Harper Watch Company, of New York City, an importer of Swiss watch movements that were cased in the USA.

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Orator Watch by Schild and Co SA – 1940s Art Deco Swiss Wrist Watch – 17 Jewels – “Stop” Model – Fancy Teardrop Lugs

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Orator Swiss Watch “Stop” Model

Size: 28mm wide x 42mm lug to lug
Working Condition: Winds. Sets. Runs. Keeps Time.
Color: Stainless Steel
Circa: 1940s
Movement: 17 Jewels Schild and Co AS 1080 Hacking feature; Swiss Stripes (Geneva stripes)
Band: medium brown new old stock alligator pattern genuine leather
Maker/Distributor: Orator Watch by Schild and Co SA
Remarks: Military grade movement with hacking feature (a feature that causes the watch to momentarily stop when the crown and stem are pulled out to the setting position. A very desirable feature for military and timing applications). This movement’s hacking feature stops the escapement wheel (most hacking mechanisms stop the balance wheel).

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Dufonte by Lucien Piccard Liberty Coin Style Swiss Watch – 17 Jewels

LibertyCoinWatchVintage Men’s Watch – Dufonte by Lucien Piccard Liberty Coin Style Swiss Watch – 17 Jewels

• Size – 33 mm wide x 40 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Natural Yellow Gold Electroplate
• Circa – 1960
• Movement –17 Jewels Swiss
• Band – Speidel twist type gold plate
• Maker / Distributor – Dufonte by Lucien Picard Swiss
• Remarks – Extremely rare vintage watch in elegant luxurious style, based on the design of the $10 gold Liberty US coin from 1894. Excellent coin-inspired dial with the stars serving as the hour markers. Coin-edge gold plated case and stainless steel back cover.

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Mickey Mouse Chronograph, White Glove Pointing Hand, 3 Sub Dials, Hour, Minute, Seconds, Lorus by Seiko, Disney Watch

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1988 50th Birthday Mickey Mouse Watch
Made by Lorus a division of Seiko
Size is: 38 mm wide x 42 mm lug to lug
Sets, runs, keeps time
In great vintage condition – see photos
Dial model number: V654-8150 R 2
Case back serial number: V654-8050

This is a hard to find and eagerly collected model.

A ultra rare Lorus Mickey Chronograph. Extremely collectible men’s Lorus Mickey Mouse watch. Precision analog-quartz movement. Features an easy to read white dial in a plastic 38 MM case with plastic crystal.

A rare find in very nice condition, Mickey Mouse Chronograph, center sub dial has Mickey ready to count the seconds with his hand, other sub dials count minutes and hour of the day; this chronograph features see-through hands to allow better views of the dial.

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Boulevard Avia Hidden Lugs Rectangular Art Deco 10k Gold Filled Watch

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What a handsome Art Deco watch from Boulevard / Avia, featuring a desirable square 10k yellow gold filled Lapwell case, a silvery white dial, handsome blued steel hands (3), a charming sub seconds dial, and fancy, stylish hidden lugs, or as they are sometimes called, hooded lugs. The dial of the watch is signed Boulevard and Swiss. The watch is powered by a quality 17 jewels Avia Swiss movement.

The watch is furnished with a vintage Kreisler 14K gold filled gate-style expansion band, probably the one that was sold with the watch when it was new.

Some history: The manufacturer of Avia watches was Degoumois & Cie In Neuchatel, La Chaux De Fonds and the date of registration is 1910. Up until 1910 timekeeping was primarily based around pocket or fob watches. Avia became an innovator in the development of the wristwatch. The US importer/distributor of Avia was M.A. Mead & Co. of Chicago, Illinois. The Boulevard, M.A. Mead & Co., Chicago Ill. Metal dial “Boulevard” was trademarked on 2/7/1922 by Mead. Lapwell cases were also used by Boulevard Avia as well as by these other high end Swiss makers: Glycine, Normandie, Banner, Wittnauer, Armand Duval, and Gotham. Lapwell Watch Case Corp was located in Greenvale, Long Island, NY.

For more information see: BOULEVARD AVIA

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Rytime Watch – Do You Have the Rytime?

Vintage Mens Watch – Rytime Military Style AS 1287 Swiss Watch – WWII Era “Service Watch” – Chrome Steel Case

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This is a great survivor from the WWII era. We are not sure if it saw combat but we know from the designation on the back that it was intended to be a “Service Watch”. This Rytime by Fairfax Watch was imported to the USA from Switzerland. It has a steel case, a mellow yellow dial, skeleton hour and minute hands, a red sweep second hand and a full chapter ring. The illuminated style numerals do not glow now, but they once did. The dial is signed RYTIME / WATERDUST PROTECTED INCABLOC / 17 JEWEL / SWISS. The dial has patina and the case shows wear as you might anticipate in a 1940s era watch.

The movement that powers this watch is a very good Swiss made movement. The movement was used all throughout the 1940s, so it is not a surprise that it is in a military style watch that is signed “Service Watch” on the back of the case.

Various examples of other well known Swiss brands have used this AS 1287 movement including 1940s Olma Watches and Musette Watches

The AS 1287 was made with 15 and with 17 jewels; this is 17. It has a 40 hour power reserve 40, meaning that when new a full wind would have kept the watch runing for 40 hours if you forgot to wind it. The AS 1287 movement is signed Fairfax Watch Co 17 Jewels.

The case back is signed: SERVICE WATCH / CHROME PLATED BASE METAL / STEEL BACK / INCABLOC / WATERPROTECTED ANTIMAGNETIC / 23087 / 10 (IN A CIRCLE)

Size:
32 mm in diameter not counting the winding crown
40 mm lug to lug

The watch is furnished with a new brown alligator pattern genuine leather band and staihless steel buckle.

RYTIME was a contraction of the words “Right Time” (say the two words fast and you will get it, as in “Do you have the rytime?”). Clever! Rytime was part of the Fairfax Watch Company. The Fairfax name was a trademark of the E. M. Rosenthal Jewelry Co., a Washington DC based jewelry and watch importer and wholesaler; among their other brands were Ellicott Watches.

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Welsbro Military Style Stainless Steel Swiss Watch – 17 Jewels

Vintage Men’s Watch – Welsbro Military Style Stainless Steel Swiss Watch – 17 Jewels – White Dial – Red Sweep Second Hand

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Welsbro watches are good quality 17 jewel movements that were bought from one of a few Swiss watch movement manufacturers (such as AS or ETA). The cases are also good quality, being either stainless steel, gold plated, or solid gold, usually with a very well-thought-out design offering tremendous style. The company was headed by Samuel Weissman, Sylvia Shapiro and Florence Weissman, doing business as Weissman Watch Co., Welsbro Watch Co. and Weisco Watch Co., 20 W. 47th St. (1943), NYC. We believe Mrs. Weissman did much of the selection of case designs and she had a very good eye for elegant and unusual cases. This makes vintage Welsbro Watches stand out on the wrist.unnamed[2]

This mid century modern vintage men’s watch has a military style that is immediately recognizable and very popular with collectors. The round stainless steel case provides harmony and style to the crisp white dial signed “Welsbro 17 Jewels Antimagnetic”, with Arabic numerals and a red sweep second hand. The lugs are integral with the case, making a sleek appearance. The stainless steel back is attached with four screws and is signed “ID Watch Case Co / Wearever / Stainless Steel Back” The high quality construction provides peace of mind for a life time of wearing and handing on as an heirloom. This handsome watch from the delovelyness collection shows perfectly with any wardrobe choice, from formal to casual.

Details: Working Condition: Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time Movement: Welsbro 17 Jewels Bezel: Round stainless steel Case Back: Stainless Steel Size: 32 mm wide x 38 mm lug to lug Band: Vintage brushed stainless steel gate style expansion type.

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Antima 15 Jewels Art Deco Swiss Watch

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This early to mid 1930s Art Deco vintage men’s watch has a streamlined modern style that immediately sets it apart from the competition. The rectangular stainless steel case provides balance and symmetry to the handsome two-tone dial signed “Antima 15 Rubis” (meaning 15 jewels), with handsome Arabic numerals, and a rectangular sub seconds dial. The sides of the case are straight, while the lugs are angled downward to help the watch hug the wrist. The case back is made of the same high quality stainless steel as the bezel. The high quality construction provides peace of mind for a life time of wearing and handing on as an heirloom. This handsome watch from the delovelyness collection shows perfectly with any wardrobe choice, from formal to casual.

Details:
Working Condition: Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
Movement: Antima 15 Jewels
Bezel: Rectangular, stainless steel, fixed lugs
Case Back: stainless steel signed “Fond Acier Inoxydable 14309”
Size: 22 mm wide x 38 mm lug to lug
Band: Vintage Lion Head nylon one piece woven strap with silver tone buckle

A very special watch from a smaller, highly regarded Swiss maker of fine timepieces. Antima is located in Biel-Bienne, the heart of the Swiss watch industry between Geneva and Zurich. Swiss watch production has no peers, and from its foundation in 1919 Antima has grown up within the vicinity of other famous regional watch companies. Antima and Antimas were trade marks from Karl Antmann (also known as: “Antima” or “Montres Activa” or “Scala Watch”) from Bienne. He was active beginning in about 1923 until 1966. Activa (1923), Algir, Antima Uhren (1923), Antimas, City Bravur, Scala, and Utila. All of these brands are very hard to find. Currently, Antima watches are under the ownership of Fossil.

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