Chase Swiss Watch – Men’s Military Style

imageVintage Mens Watch, Geraldy SA, Swiss Watch, Chase, 17 jewels, Swiss Made, Guilloché Dial, Military Style, Incabloc, anti-magnetic, water resistant, running

Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time

This is a rare, fine and unusual watch, circa 1940’s. Made by the Geraldy Watch Company SA, of Switzerland, imported to the USA by the highly regarded Chase Watch Company of Manhattan. It features a military style case design, red sweep second hand, nicely knurled crown, and a cream color guilloché dial. You will not find another one of these CHASE watches for sale, and may never come across another. All original parts except for the vintage band. This amazing watch is priced to sell fast.

This heirloom quality wrist watch is easy to wind up, and to set the hands. The watch shows patina commensurate with is age. The crystal is solid. The watch has been furnished with a red, white and blue striped vintage nylon band; the underside of the band is navy blue.

➲ MEASUREMENTS
30 mm diameter x 38 mm lug to lug

Geraldy watches were part of the L. Henry SA / Alco / Geraldy SA group, made in Lausanne, Switzerland, since 1823, continuing in business today. Chase Watch Corporation of Manhattan, New York, was a noted Importer of fine Swiss watches in the 1930s-1950s.

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Tavannes Art Deco 1930’s Steel Rectangular Watch

imageTavannes Watch, Swiss Made, Stainless Steel, Long Case, Rectangular, Sub Seconds, Stainless steel, silver dial, patina, raised hour markers

Size – 23 mm wide x 38 mm lug to lug

• Working Condition – Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time
• Color – Stainless steel bezel and case, silver dial with mellow patina, raised golden hour markers
• Circa – 1930s
• Movement – Swiss Made manual wind
• Band – Stainless steel expansion, vintage
• Maker / Distributor – Tavannes Watch
• Remarks – Handsome 1930s Tavannes long case watch, Art Deco Appeal. Case closes with four specially milled small screws.
Probably 1938 17J cal 365k, case has stress fractures at the 12 end lugs, as if someone was impatient in trying to unscrew the back, see photo. Case serial number is: 8755-58

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Wittnauer by Longines Men’s 17 Jewel Art Deco Watch

imageVintage Men’s Watch – Wittnauer by Longines Men’s Swiss Watch / Fancy Art Deco Square 10K Gold Filled Curved Case – 17 Jewel 9WN Movement.

Stunning, attractive 1950 Wittnauer 9WN rectangular timepiece with art deco details.

A high quality men’s wristwatch from Wittnauer by Longines. The watch has a square face with raised yellow gold bars for the chapters and a sunken subsidiary seconds dial at the six o’clock position. Best of all is the highly-desirable rectangular fancy 10K yellow gold filled case. Movement is signed: AXA / WITTNAUER WATCH CO. / 9WN / SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS / UNADJUSTED. Back of case is signed: WITTNAUER NEW YORK GENEVA MONTREAL / WADSWORTH 10K GOLD FILLED. Furnished with a handsome vintage 14k gold filled Kreisler band.

Winds, Sets, Runs, Keeps Time. This watch is an absolute delight to wear.

Simple personalization on the 10k gold filled back, A.K to R.J. also dates the watch to 12-25-50. Please see photo.

➲ MEASUREMENTS
25 mm wide excluding the crown x 34 mm lug to lug

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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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Hamilton Vantage Bill Blass 1970 Unisex 17 Jewel Watch

imageHamilton Vantage Bill Blass Watch, Brown Gingham Check, Rectangular Gold Plate Bezel & Hands, Brown and White Dial, 17 Jewels, Vintage

This watch is unusual, original, exciting, special, and in outstanding vintage condition.

History: The 1970 fall line of watches from Vantage, a product of the Hamilton Watch Co., was previewed to the press June 26, 1970, in New York City. Designed by Bill Blass, the watches were all made with 17 jewels movements to work as beautifully as they look. …”. And as mentioned in a Christmas Shoppers Ocala, Florida, newspaper article from Nov. 17, 1970: “Great news, the popular new Bill Blass collection of super timepieces designed exclusively for Hamilton-Vantage has just arrived…Select from such great styles as Basket weave, Swinger, Stockpage, Square Bangle, MacBeth, Columbia and Canterbury”. Bill Blass designed this Vantage Hamilton line with a unisex vision in mind. Long before the smart watches of today, in 1970, Bill Blass designed this gorgeous classic. Read the history below. Unisex Design. The watch has two “mod” yellow gold tone hands, hour and minute. Yellow gold plate “museum modern” style. The dial is brown and white gingham check or plaid. The back is signed: VANTAGE BILL BLASS BASE METAL.

Fitted with a brand new 26mm deBeer Brown Ballistic Nylon UTC Military One-piece Dive Watch Band Strap, with tag. What a great look!

These Hamilton Vantage Bill Blass Watches are exceedingly rare and hard to find.

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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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