Guda Watch by Aureole Watch Company

imageVintage Mens Watch – Guda 17 Jewels Military Incabloc Antimagnetic Swiss Watch – Looks Great and Works Fine.

Almost too much bang for the buck.

WINDS…SETS…RUNS…KEEPS TIME…

This is a 1940s Military Style Vintage Men’s Swiss Watch. This authentic vintage Guda 17 jewels military style men’s watch has the following desirable features:

Hand winding
Stainless steel Military style case in superb condition
White Dial, crisp and clean, some wear
Raised sliver color hour markers
12 3 6 and 9 are numerals, the others are batons
Red center second hand
Rare and unusual Swiss brand
Water resistant
Shock resistant
Incabloc
Antimagnetic
Unbreakable mainspring

The watch movement is signed: Seventeen 17 Jewels Swiss POF (POF is the import code of the Aureole Watch Co.)

Size: 31mm diameter x 40 mm lug to lug
16 mm lug width

The crystal has a crack by the two and four, as seen in the photos, but is perfectly usable. The price of this watch takes this into account. The watch overall is in outstanding vintage condition.

This vintage men’s watch is furnished with a new old stock Lion Head striped nylon watch band.

Swiss made

Aureole Watch Co was created in 1868 by Philidor Wolf in La Chaux-de-Fonds, produced some of its own movements. It specialized in quality lever-watches, but also produced chronographs, ultra-slim watches and repetitions. It then moved into the wristwatch market by combining in-house calibers with high-end design and well-finished cases. The models followed one after the other over the decades, particularly in 1932 with one of the first wristwatches to have the date in an aperture (rectangular watch case, date at 12 o’clock). This concept of course is now widespread. From 1933, Aureole offered water-resistant, steel watches. At the time of the Second World War, in 1941 the company was handed over to Lutz et Burkhardt. In 1948 it was taken over by Marcel Choffat who relaunched it with new talent. During this “hip renaissance”, it produced up to 400,000 pieces a year in 1968.

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Waldman Watch

imageVintage Men’s Watch, Waldman Swiss Watch, Black Dial Watch, Two Tone Watch, Running, Hand Wind, Military Style Case, Red Sweep Second

No one you know has a watch like this one!

• Size – 33mm across not including crown x 41 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Stainless Steel Case, Black Dial, Silver Color Trim, Red second Hand
• Circa – 1950
• Movement – Swiss Made Manual Wind Jeweled Movement
• Band – Handsome new old stock vintage JB Champion genuine lizard calf
• Maker / Distributor – Edward A. Waldman Company, Switzerland.
• Remarks – Handsome military style black and silver color watch. Scarce maker. Date function working fine.

Edward A Waldman, importer of Swiss Watches, 516 Fifth Avenue, New York. Mr. Waldman was born in 1918 and died in 2013. In 1946, he founded the Edward A. Waldman Co., importers of quality Swiss watches. An exceptional businessman, he built the business into a leading supplier of watches for department and jewelry stores, retiring after more than 40 years in business. This is more information about Waldman Watch Co. than you will find elsewhere.

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Pierce Watch

High Grade Swiss Watch. This watch was popular with U.S. Airborne forces in WW2. Advertising for this watch in the 1940’s said: “For men of action on our fighting front or home front ……. Truly waterproof, truly shockproof, truly airtight…… Not affected by air pressure in drops from high to low altitudes.”image

This handsome watch features:
– Silver color case with some wear
– Stainless steel back
– Back attached by screws
– Gold color dial, black chapter ring, two tone dial
– Sub second hand
– Swiss made Pierce hand wound 17 jewel movement.
– Made in Switzerland

The Manufactures des Montres & Chronographs Pierce S A, was established by Leon Levy Freres in 1883. The brand was founded in Bienne, Switzerland – it is one of the centers of the Swiss watchmaking. The company continues in business, today.

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Sellita Watch, Military Style

Really great Military Style design. Rare Swiss Maker. image

• Size – 32 mm wide x 40 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Stainless steel case
• Circa – 1950s
• Dial – White with Bauhaus Hour Markers, red sweep second
• Movement – 17 Jewels Swiss made automatic
• Band – Faceted Stainless steel vintage Topps gate style expansion band
• Maker / Distributor – Sellita Watch Company
• Remarks – A handsome Bauhaus Style mid century modern watch from a highly respected maker. Functions beautifully. The dial has patina.

Founded in 1950, Sellita is an independent Swiss company specialized in assembling Swiss Made mechanical automatic watch movements.

 

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1946 Hamilton Lester, Grade 982, 19 Jewel Wristwatch, 14k Gold Filled, Art Deco, Rectangular

imageThis is a high grade American made Hamilton rectangular Art Deco style watch from the 1940s. Named the “Lester”, this is a fairly tough to find model. It’s in impressive original condition, and the 19 jeweled manual wind caliber 982 is running strong. This watch comes on a vintage gold filled Speidel twist type band. The dial is original, made in sterling silver with applied 18k solid gold numerals. A charming traditional watch.

Handsome Hamilton, classic and gorgeous.

• Size – 37 mm x 23 mm
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – 14K Yellow Natural Gold Filled bezel and case back
• Circa – 1946
• Dial: AGN dial with solid 18K gold numerals
• Movement – 19 Jewels, Grade 982
• Inside Case back signed – Hamilton W Co, Lancaster PA, 14K Gold Filled, S548331
• Band – Speidel

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Vintage Men’s Watch, Mulco Swiss Made, Lorton Watch Co, Hand Winding, Military Style, 17 Jewels, Runs Keeps Time, Scarce, Hard to Find

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Size – Diameter 31.8 mm (not including crown) x mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Nickel chromium plated, stainless steel back
• Circa – 1939
• Dial – Pearl color, full chapter ring, signed: Lorton, 17 Jewels, Mulco, Antimagnetic Water & Shock Resistant
• Inside case back signed – Mulco SA, Made in Switzerland
• Movement – MULCO, SWISS, 17 Jewels, MOP
• Band – black leather
• Maker / Distributor – Made by Mulco Watch Company, Mulco S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse, Switzerland (founded in 1936); Lorton is one of their brand names copyrighted in 1937.
• Remarks – Extremely hard to find, excellent and rare late 1930s gent’s fine Swiss Watch of the World War II era. The MOP import code indicates it was destined for the USA market.

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Vintage Elgin Watch, Gold Plate Bezel, Round Case, Calendar Watch, Automatic Watch, Self Winding, 1950s Mid Century Modern Retro Watch

photo 1Classic and timeless design.

– Winds, Sets, Runs and Keeps Time
– Size – 33 mm diameter
– Circa 1950s
– Elgin Men’s Wristwatch
– Calendar window
– Swiss Made
– Waterproof*
– Self-Winding / Automatic
– Gold plate bezel. Silvery dial
– Date window at the 3 position
– Raised gold Mod hour markers
– Mod hands
– Gold plate vintage Speidel twist type band

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Waltham Swiss Watch, Mid Century Modern, Bauhaus Style, Gold Plated Case, Manual Wind Watch

photo 4 (2)This is a very handsome watch on the wrist. It has a bold presence, with restrained elegance and timeless appeal. You will enjoy wearing it and adding it to your collection. All in all, as you can see, the vintage aesthetic condition of this watch is excellent.

The Waltham Watch Company, also known as the American Waltham Watch Co. and the American Watch Co., produced high quality watches for 107 years, from 1850 to 1957. A Swiss subsidiary continued in business (and does to this day). This Swiss made Waltham is a superb example of what made Waltham watches the watch of choice for generations. A highly collectible vintage watch in outstanding cosmetic and working condition.

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Rare Cartel Swiss Watch, 17 Jewels, Military Style

Vintage Men’s Watch, Rare Cartel Swiss Watch, 17 Jewels, Military Style, Doctors Watch, Stainless Steel, Full Chapter Ring, Red Sweep Second

Fabulous, Scarce World War II Era Military Watch with early center sweep second hand.

• Size – 30 mm wide x 35 mm lug to lug
• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Stainless steel, parchment color dial
• Circa – Late 1930s to early 1940
• Movement – 17 Jewels
• Band – Black leather, alligator pattern, stainless buckle
• Maker / Distributor – J G Girod
• Remarks – Extremely rare and hard to find Cartel Watch. Handsome WWII era watch. Crystal is worn but usable. Luminous hands and markers with a red second hand. Case has the screw down back for water resistance. This watch works great keeps good time. Some scratches from use.  This watch is offered for sale.  Follow the link below.

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Vintage Mens Watch, Wittnauer Wrist Watch, Art Deco, Rectangular Case, 10K Gold Filled, Guilloché Two Tone Dial, Sub Seconds

photo (3)Fantastic Swiss Watch with handsome guilloché dial and dramatic flared lugs. A classic rectangular watch with heirloom quality.

Like traditional hand finishing, guilloché is a design technique in fine watchmaking, turning timepieces into art pieces. Guilloché is used on dials and, occasionally, cases and case backs. It is the engraving of detailed repeated patterns or moiré surfaces for a distinctive decorative effect.

Wittnauer, is a Longines-Wittnauer Product. Longines-Wittnaur watches are among the most prized timepieces in the world. Albert Wittnauer came to America from Switzerland in 1872. He was 16 and already knew watchmaking. He joined his brother-in-law J. Eugene Robert’s watch importing business. Soon two of Wittnauer’s younger brothers and his sister arrived in New York, forming what became the Wittnauer company. Robert was already importing watches. Eventually they added a Wittnauer-brand to their company’s lines.

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