Great Barley Twist, Jenny Lynn time strike clock

3,800

78" high x 30" wide x 15" deep. Jenny Lynn's face has eagle wings, which means well being and good luck to the home it graces. The clock face, weights, and pendulum are matching brass. The barley twist columns taper as they ascend. Carved of dark oak. A wonderful and important, time piece, with a mellow time strike.


Art Nouveau Clock Statue

875

Art nouveau clock statue. Just a very beautiful French piece, in excellent condition. 11' x23".signed "Larue" the clock runs well and keeps good time. The bell sounds off at the top and bottom of the hour. Porcelain face.


Skeleton Clock

1,900

This is a rare and great skeleton clock with a fussee chain driven movement. Superb workmanship. Very old. Original excellent condition, even the velvet covered pedestal is in great shape. Original elliptical shaped glass dome. 10" x 14" 8 runs about two weeks on a winding, keeps accurate time.


French Swing Arm Clock

11,500

39" French swing arm clock. This is a genuine properly signed Albert Ernest Belleuse Carrier bronze, in the form of a beautiful and shapely young lady. The clock is a fine and rare French time/strike movement. Carrier was born in France 1824 and died 1887, so this piece is over a century old, and is in great condition with the patina in excellent condition. Carrier's bronze works bring from $18,000 to $150,000.


Antique Bronze Cherub Ball Clock

1,650

Here is a rare and beautiful bronze Cherub ball clock. Measures 13" x 8" this piece is over a hundred years old and runs perfectly for 8 days. Has alabaster, and bronze. A very similar Cherub clock sold at Fontains auction house on Nov. 2nd 2001 for $2000. This beauty is priced to sell much less.


New Haven Banjo Clock

750

Here for your consideration is a very nice New Haven Banjo clock. Has the 8 day movement with time and strike. Measures 40" high x 10" wide. Has its original finish with papers on the back and runs well.

The New Haven Clock Co. In Connecticut was incorporated February 7, 1883 by Hiram Camp. By 18860 the firm employed 300 men and 15 women and was the largest clock manufacturer in the world.


Antique Chelsea Desk Clock Paperweight

375

This is an antique Chelsea desk clock. It is brass, very heavy in weight so it could also be used as a paperweight on top of a desk. Runs for weeks on a single winding and is very accurate. May have been a railroad piece or perhaps used in a scientific or automotive application. It measures 3 inches in height, the base is 4 x 3.5 inches, the face of the clock is 3 inches in diameter. The clock runs excellent. Truly a rare and excellent time piece from the great Chelsea Clock Company $375

The History of Chelsea Clock
Spanning more than a century, the saga of the Chelsea Clock Company is one of American clock making lore. Since the company's founding in 1897, Chelsea's master craftsmen have been designing and meticulously crafting some of the world's most exquisite time machines. The epic story of Chelsea Clock is one of survival amid the turbulence of war and doldrums of economic decline. Fire, depression, and counterfeiters have all threatened its very existence. Yet, the ingenuity, finely honed skills, and the commitment to perfection of its dedicated clockmakers enabled Chelsea to weather the most trying of times.

Early on, the United States military discovered the exceptional accuracy and reliability of Chelsea clocks and adopted them widely. Railroads, too, soon depended on them, while Rolls Royce and other automobile makers adorned their dashboards with Chelsea clocks. Meanwhile, customers of fine jewelry houses, including Tiffany's, cherished Chelsea time machines for their simplicity of design and functional elegance. For more than a hundred years, the resonant chime of a Chelsea has been bringing pleasure and peace of mind to people around the globe. Indeed, these timekeeping masterpieces are often presented as gifts to some of the luckiest people in the world, and are treasured by the generations that inherit them.


Sessions Arts And Crafts Wall Clock

775

Here is a very nice and all original properly signed sessions wall clock. Runs 8 days with time strike movement that keeps good time. Measures an whopping 32" x 18" wide and retains it's original patina over the natural fumed oak.


Junghans Mantle Clock

595

Here for your consideration is a high quality Junghans Westminster mantle clock, Circa early 1900's and is a great looking clock. Has that good old high quality heavy brass movement built to last. The clock runs and keeps time and the Westminster chimes work as do the strike on the hour. Case is nice but needs someone to make it a part for the feet. What is there does keep the clock level. Original beveled glass on the door. Dial is nice, 2 adjustments on the face. 1 is for adjusting clock speed for keeping time, the other adjusts the chimes to silent and also changes the chimes. 4 notes on the 1/4 hour, 8 notes on the 1/2 hour, 12 notes on the 3/4 and full PLAYS 16 note Westminster on the hour and then counts off the hour. Movement signed Junghans in a star, 8.14 D.R.P.a. Germany 160 Dial also signed Germany at the bottom. 11 1/2" wide by 13 1/2" tall by 7 1/2" deep. Nice early clock. Includes the key and pendulum. 12b18b5d.a beautiful clock that is functional and fills the room with a wonderful melodic sound. Priced to sell.


Chelsea Boat Clock

350

Here for your consideration is a very nice official U.S. Navy ships clock made by the Chelsea Clock Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The Chelsea Clock Company was known for their fine high grade precision clock movements which the U.S. Navy required. Many clock cases were made of bakelite so they would not corrode on the salty high seas as is this beauty. Also the ports in the back all seal with the flick of a lever. I just had this beauty serviced and is ready to go for another 50 or 60 years. This clock has quite a provenance. As we all know, John F. Kennedy was commander of a PT boat 109. In fact, a movie was made from the episode when Kennedy allowed his PT boat to be in harm's way and cut in two by a Japanese gun boat. General MacArthur recommended that JFK be court marshaled for dereliction of duty. Because of his powerful father, Joe Kennedy, JFK was actually decorated instead of thrown in the brig. Isn't that a pistol? Well the provenance is that this very clock was mounted on the bulkhead of JFK's previous PT boat. The clock still has the bulkhead fastener hardware on the back, so this clock was actually viewed and perhaps even wound by president John F. Kennedy. Also has the second bit. Aside from any historic or personal value, it is a real collector's piece that keeps perfect time. This is a nice conversation piece that is actually functional as well. Measures 9" x 3" deep. There is a Chelsea Clock Company Society of people, as these fine old clocks are known as the perhaps the best ever made American clocks. They of course have precision hair spring movements and are collectible, unlike the newer electronic clocks. Nonetheless, I would discount it for $350 plus $20 shipping and insurance. Hope you can give it a good home.


Rolex 47 MM

3,875

47mm chronometer Rolexlever pre 1920 pocket watch movement
Fine 47mm steel watch with high Quality chronometre movement by Rolex, 17 jewels, very good condition. WRISTWATCH, pre 1920.

CASE: new - custom made, hand-crafted, stainless steel, build specialy for this wonderful movement. Two glasses in front of and at the back. Case in super condition.

DIAL: new restored dial with arabic hours numerals. Signed: Rolex. Steel blued hands.

MOVEMENT: HIGH quality, manual winding, stripe decorated, wheel gold screw balance, signed: Rolex lever swiss made. . . . . , dating the watch pre 1920 as per company production records. This mechanism/model being a registered design by Rolex.
Movement in good working condition, clean, great keep time.

SIZE : 47 mm(not counting the crown), 57 mm long(lugs to lugs).

BRAND: leather, 22 mm.

The watch is in a working order, condition good. All mechanisms are professionally serviceable new oiled and adjusted.

This beautiful, unusual wristwatch can serve as a perfect gift or a valuable addition to anyone's rare watch collection! Over time, the price of this timepiece will only increase!

We check all our items old 80-100 years with different professional watchman before selling.

The items sold are definitely original but we can not guarantee 100% authenticity for EVERY PART of secondhand items because these items are not brand new.

So please read the description very carefully as we state which parts are NEW & which are ORIGINAL. To clarify

all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time.

We DO NOT sell any Replica/Fake watches.


48mm Patek & Philippe chronometer

11,850

If you like big and beautiful and showy and a superb time keeper and a great antique watch, over a century old, this PATEK, PHILIPPE is for you.

CASE: new - custom made, hand-crafted, stainless steel, build specialy for this wonderful movement. Two glasses in front of and at the back. Case in good condition.

DIAL: original porcelain dial, with Rom. hours numerals, very good condition, very beautiful, signed: Patek Philippe & Cie / Geneve. Original blued breguet hands.

MOVEMENT: is manual winding high quality, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, signed: Patek Philippe & Cie / Geneve. . . serial number 104409. , dating the watch circa1895. Movement is quality chronometer in good working condition, clean, great keep time.

SIZE : 48, 8 mm(not counting the crown), 57 mm long(lugs to lugs).

BRAND: new, leather, 22 mm.

The watch is in a working order, condition very good. All mechanisms are professionally serviceable new oiled and adjusted.

This beautiful, unusual wristwatch can serve as a perfect gift or a valuable addition to anyone's rare watch collection! Over time, the price of this timepiece will only increase!

We check all our items old 80-100 years with different professional watchman before selling.
The items sold are definitely original but we can not guarantee 100% authenticity for EVERY PART of secondhand items because these items are not brand new.
To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time.
We DO NOT sell any Replica/Fake watches.

History

The Company's Beginnings

On May 1, 1839 in Geneva, Patek and Franciszek Czapek established a business under the name of "Patek and Czapek". Czapek, a professional watchmaker, was also a soldier in the Polish National Guard. Given their ties to the Polish community-both were involved in the Polish Independence movement and members of the "Association of Polish Emigrs in Switzerland"- Patek and Czapek had probably known each other for some time. The earliest records place Czapek in Geneva on July 31, 1832, although it is possible he arrived a year earlier. Not long after that date, he established a watchmaking enterprise with a certain Mr. Moreau, called "Czapek and Moreau". Through Cza-pek, Patek met first Moreau, and then Moreau's niece, Marie- Adelaide Thomasine. The two became engaged, and three months short of their wedding date, Patek, Czapek, and Moreau signed an agreement establishing a new company.

Moreau and Patek each invested 8, 000 Swiss francs in the company, Moreau held no official responsibilities, while Patek was responsible for the ac-counting and management. Czapek, who contri-buted tools and most likely some early machinery, was responsible for production.

Paragraph five of their agreement allotted him 100 francs monthly, in addition to his share of the profits.

During the first 14 months Patek and Czapek ran the company alone, possibly with the help of one or two workmen. They purchased unfinished movements from various companies specialized in the manufacturing of raw movements, sent them to a case maker to be cased, and then finished them in their shop. Up until July of 1840 Czapek finished all movements by himself. The company then hired one or two watchmakers to speed up the finishing process and to help cope with the delays, a problem they apparently faced in 1840. As Patek put it: "Being afraid of sustaining a loss in this new for me field, a loss which I have experienced before in the trade, I was as cautious as possible. I demanded that until July 1, 1840 all watches to be finished by Czapek himself, it lowered the expenses but also caused delays. The business allowing, two months ago (July, 1840) I increased the number of craftsmen. . . " Their workers, he specified elsewhere, were paid by the piece.

The earliest watches were signed Patek, Czapek & co. until 1845 when Czapek left the partnership. Several years later the company was joined by French watchmaker, Jean Adrien Philippe, who later became the inventor of their famous stem-winding and hand setting mechanism, a modern and reliable concept. From May 1845 to January 1851 the firm was known as Patek & Co; Philippe lent his name to the company in 1851 when he became a full partner. Among the reasons for their initial success was the high standard of watch making and practicality of Philippe's new stem-winding system. In the early years of partnership.

Queen Victoria of England herself was already a client. From the middle of the 19th century, Patek Philippe assumed a leading role in the Swiss watchmaking industry by raising the standards of workmanship and time keeping through the introduction of technical improvements (the free mainspring, the sweep seconds hand), in addition to implementing improvements to regulators, chronographs, and perpetual calendar mechanism. As early as 1867 the Paris Exhibition, Patek Philippe displayed watches featuring functions that were to become the standard for complicated watches at the beginning of the 20th century; namely a perpetual calendar, a repeater, and a chronograph with split-seconds.

The two most complicated watches of all time were made by Patek Philippe. The first, made for Henry Graves Jr. New York, was completed at the beginning of the century, and the second, the Caliber 89, the world's most complicated watch, completed in 1989 (hence the name) to mark the firm's 150th anniversary. In 1932, Patek Philippe changed hands, and its new owners became Charles and Jean Stern. Today the third generation of this family sill owns and manages the company. Shortly after Second World War, Patek Philippe established an electronic division, and in the 1950's the company pioneered quartz technology, filling several patents and winning multiple awards. Today, Patek Philippe SA, Geneve, is still a family company, owned jointly by its president, Mr. Henri Stern, and his son and Vice President, Mr. Philippe Stern. The firm has traditionally made complete timepieces, watches and clocks, employing craftsmen who are master-watchmakers capable of designing and finishing the most complicated watch movements.

Other specialists such as goldsmiths, chain smiths, enamellers, jewelers, and engravers complete the firm's manufacturing capabilities. Although Patek Philippe is rightly famous of the leading manufacture of mechanical horology, the firm is also the forefront of the industry as producers of industrial and electronic timekeepers, with its highly accurate master-clocks installed in power stations, hospitals, airports, and other public buildings and factories. The firm clientele has included many of the famous figures across history, including royalty such as Queen Victoria, as well as distinguished scientists, artists, authors and musicians, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlotte Bronte and Tchaikovsky. Today, clearly most of the firm's production consists of wristwatches, but Patek Philippe retains the ability to produce pocket watches, and clocks to order, from highly complicated movements to those decorated with enamelled miniature paintings and engravings. The company continues to patent new inventions and improvements in horology and plays an important role in maintaining the quality, prestige and reputation of the Swiss watchmaking.


Omega Watch

1,475

Here is a big and beautiful antique Onega watch. Art Deco and with a lot of flash. A real man's watch with the see thru to the mechanical movement. This watch is hugh 49 MM not including the crown.

Condition:
used, runs well, good time keeper

Brand:
OMEGA, SWITZERLAND

Movement:
SKELETONIZED BOTTOM PLATES

Gender:
Men's

Type:
Luxury

Style:
HALF-SKELETON WATCH

Case:
ORIGINAL SILVER CASE

Band Material:
GENUINE LEATHER

Dial:
NEW CUSTOM MADE, BLACK DIAL

Age:
Vintage CIRCA. (1920)

BRIEF MAIN INFORMATION

MOVEMENT:
The authentic signed by Omega movement is 100% ORIGINAL from 1920.

The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced.

DIAL:
NEW steel enameled dial with VISIBLE MOVEMENT

CASE:
ORIGINAL silver case signed by Omega.

WATCH CRYSTAL:
The gently domed ACRYLIC CRYSTAL is in excellent condition.

SHIPPING: Worldwide - FREE.

Louis Brandt started researching and developing pocket watches in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail would foreshadow the watches that would later carry the Omega name. Brandt continued making watches there until 1877, when he formed Louis Brandt & Fils company with his oldest son, Louis Paul. Louis Paul and his brother Caesaer moved the company to Bienne two years later. It remains there to this day.

Innovators in every way, the Brandt brothers were the first swiss watch makers to use the divided assembly line. Allowing quality watches to be mass-produced, this process also allowed the prices of the watches to be moderated as efficiency improved. The company went through several name changes through the years--Louis Brandt & Frere (1891), Louis Brandt and Frere-Omega Watch Co. (1903), Omega, Louis Brandt & Frere (1947), and Omega Ltd in 1982. Through all of this time and through all of the name changes, the pride in quality of workmanship remained in the Omega watch.

While accessible to the general public, the Omega watch has an outstanding history. Omega first mass-produced the pocket watch in 1894. By 1902 Omega introduced the first wrist watch. Omega has been the proud official timer of no less than 21 Olympic Games. Omega watches were designated the official watch of American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts. The Omega watch was the first watch to be worn on the moon. Neil Armstrong made that the case in 1969, and later by all Apollo crews.

Inside is a clean manual wind and higher-grade ENGRAVED lever escapement movement with BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING. The movement that is signed OMEGA - 6, 451, 597. This serial number dates this watch to 1925 as per published production numbers. The caliber number 40. 6L. is stamped below the balance wheel, always difficult to see!

This beautiful wristwatch has the ORIGINAL movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch.

It comes complete with a new 20mm black alligator style high quality strap genuine leather with matching chrome steel buckle for a most excellent look.

Diameter (with crown): 53. 00 mm
Diameter (without crown): 49. 00 mm
Watch crystal diameter: 43. 00 mm
Thickness: 14. 00 mm

This rare watch winds and set smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time.

Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.


Vacheron Watch

1,950

Very large watch, super fine movement, keeps excellent time, big and beautiful eye catcher.
VACHERON CONSTANTIN Antique 1911 Sterling Silver Large Watch
TRIPLE SIGNED, PORCELAIN DIAL, SERVICED MOVEMENT

Offered here is a rare antique watch VACHERON & CONSTANTIN.

DIAL: This gorgeous, men's timepiece features a handsome authentic porcelain dial, featuring a antique filigry gold hands, black emanel Arabic numerals. In excellent-very good condition (no chips, no cracks, no restorations - please look at the pictures). Signed "VACHERON & CONSTANTIN GENEVE".

The lugs are in great condition while the large antique winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly.

CASE: The four piece sterling silver case that provides with two-hinged back lids. Converted from pocket watch. Signed "VACHERON & CONSTANTIN GENEVE", some swiss sterling silver hallmarks with serial number #214818 (this serial number and silver hallmarks repeat on the inner case lid). In excellent-very good condition (have some small scratches).

MECHANISM: Opening this inner back lid reveals a routinely serviced and high quality, manual wind, screwed settings lever escapement movement with red Ruby jewel settings that is signed Signed "VACHERON & CONSTANTIN GENEVE" with serial number #343847.
This beautiful watch has the Original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.

Measures:
Case size from lug to lug 71 mm
Diameter (with crown): 56 mm
Diameter (without crown): 46 mm
New dome plastic glass diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 9 mm

The short history of Vacheron Constantin:

The Once and Future King

One of the greatest names in Swiss watchmaking, Vacheron & Constantin is the archetype of the Prestige Swiss Watch Company. Vacheron & Constantin, along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, make up the classic Trinity of 20th century Swiss watch brands. With a customer list in their Golden Book that reads like a veritable World Who's Who of the past two and a half centuries, Vacheron and Constantin's pedigree and recognized brand cachet is without question. That they have maintained their position at the apex of the watchmaking firmament throughout their existence, across the years and spanning the generations, makes their reputation all the more impressive.
To understand the glory that is Vacheron & Constantin, knowledge of their history and past achievements is necessary. Since their earliest days, the Vacheron name has been synonymous with fine watchmaking. The name has been well regarded by the cognoscenti and the industry insiders, always spoken with a degree of reverence and respect.
Set amidst the backdrop of the European Age of Enlightenment, Revolution, and the chaos of social and political upheaval, Vacheron & Constantin's story parallels that of the history of the modern Western World. It is an interesting and worthy history indeed.
Watchmaker's Workshop in 18th Century Geneva
Christophe De Ziegler, Geneva Kunsthistorisches Museum
Vacheron and Constantin's origins can be honestly traced back to 1755, when the 24 year old Jean-Marc Vacheron joined the ranks of the Cabinotier of Geneva. Cultured, well read, and a respected member of the intelligentsia of the time, young Jean-Marc quickly established a reputation for producing timepieces of the highest grade. Vacheron's reputation extended to the Royal Courts of Europe, where their creations impressed even the Court Timekeeper and Royal Watchmakers.

Timeline:

1755 Jean-Marc Vacheron hangs up his own shingle
pocketwatch from 1760 signed J. M. Vacheron
The company's own archives contain nothing about its first 60 years, starting as they do in 1810 with letters signed by Jaques-Barthelemy Vacheron. In fact, most of the information about the company from Jean-Marc Vacheron's founding in 1755 to 1810 are derived from referent secondary sources, including documents and references from the public record. For centuries, until the discovery of the Jean-Marc Vacheron contract of 1755, even the company itself held 1785 as its founding date.
1785 company name ownership, name changed to Abraham Vacheron-Girod
1810 company name ownership, name changed to Vacheron-Chossat, under Jacques Barthelemy Vacheron
1819 critical event in the history of the company - Francois Constantin, previously with J. F. Bautte, joins the company in a sales and "marketing" capacity. He coins the phrase which becomes the company slogan, Faire Mieux si possible, ce qui est toujours possible - Do better when possible, and it is always possible!
During this time, there is a second quality range signed variously as Abm Vacheron a Geneve or Chossat & Cie; lesser models were signed Abraham Vacheron
1825 First Jumping Hour pocketwatch produced by Vacheron
1830 representation in New York by Jean Magnin; in New Orleans by Brey
1839 Georges-Auguste Leschot joins Vacheron, and begins design and development work on precision machines for production
1844 Cesar Vacheron joins the company
1845 Vacheron becomes an OEM manufacturer, supplying movements to other companies
1854 Jean-Francois Constantin took over as sales director after death of Francois Constantin
1864 Vacheron and Constantin agency opened in US
1867 company ownership, name changed to "Cesar Vacheron & Co"
1869 company ownership, name changed to "Charles Vacheron & Cie"
1870 Laure Vacheron-Pernessin, Catherine-Etiennette Vacheron take over running of the company, name changed to "Vve. Cesar Vacheron & Cie"
1877 The company name is formally and permanently changed by charter to "Vacheron & Constantin, " regardless of ownership changes
1880 Maltese Cross logo registered; the origin of this symbol is the tension spring regulator
1910 First VC wristwatch
1928 VC Grande Complication pocketwatch produced
1938 after years of close cooperation, LeCoultre takes a partial ownership position, and a Jaeger-LeCoultre marketing alliance is formed.
Jaeger's Swiss sales organization were moved into the VC business address in Geneva
1940 George Ketterer, through SAPIC, takes a majority shares position in VC. Ketterer was Managing Director at SAPIC, which was the holding company for Le Coultre, Jaeger-Le Coultre, and a majority shareholder of VC; he was also a Manager in VC. There was a Ketterer in charge at VC - either George or his son Jacques - until 1987.
1940-1950's VC's operational role became etablisseur to LeCoultre's manufacture
1944 The caliber 2003 is announced - 1. 64mm thinnest manual wind in history - by AP, and VC participates in a similar announcement.
1946 AP ships the finished Ultra Thin based on the cal. 2003 (AP company literature, No. 1, 2000)
1950's US importer was VC-Le Coultre, which was itself a division of Longines Wittnauer Watch Co
1955 VC 200 year bicentennial -
VC releases Ultra Thin announced in 1944 as a 200 year anniversary piece. Vacheron claim several advanced features not claimed by AP for the cal. 2003, including unique escapement and regulator innovations, which allowed for the elimination of shock protection and the elimination of adjustment normally required after cleaning and lubrication.
VC presented to Bulganin (Soviet Union), Eden (Great Britain), Eisenhower (USA), Faure (France)
1965 George Ketterer left Jaeger LeCoultre and went to head VC, thus separating the LeCoultre ownership connection.
1967 thinnest ever full rotor auto movement of 2. 45mm - 21 kt rotor mounted on beryllium-bronze rails that rested on ruby rollers on the outer edge of movement, rather than on a center bearing, allowing for less point friction and lower overall height. (AP also claims this milestone - ref: No. 1, 2000 - cal 2120)
Piaget produced the 12P at 2. 3mm in 1959, but it was with micro-rotor.
1969 George Ketterer died, succeeded by Jacques Ketterer, his son
1979 Kallista - most expensive watch in the world - $5, 000, 000
1987 Jacques Ketterer died. Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia, Harvard MBA, and avid watch collector, became majority shareholder, who then folded VC into the holding company Investcorp. There are those that would argue that VC stagnated during this phase.
1987/88 Claude Daniel Proellochs becomes CEO
1996 Johann Rupert and his holding company, Compagnie Financi?re Richemont AG, through its 70% shareholding of the Vendome Luxury Group, takes over ownership of Vacheron & Constantin. The buyout is announced in 1997, preceded by the introduction of the Overseas, new luxury sport line
1998 DGA wholly acquired to become an in-house manufacture for Vacheron Constantin

ABOUT WATCH: EXCELLENT working, rare, vintage and collectible


Rolex 7205 Band

450

Vintage Rolex "7205" Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Watch Band 19mm

Description:
Model_Rolex 7205 End Piece#:60
Band width: 19mm
Fits Models- 6694, 1500, 1501, 1505, & Vintage Daytonas
Band length- 13 links with 2 straight end pieces (6. 7 inches/175mm)
Band Material_All Stainless Steel


51mm Patek & Philippe Chronometer

13,850

Founded in 1839 Patek Philippe is considered the pre-eminent name in the Swiss watch world. It is still family owned and operated to this present day. With more than 70 patents to its credit Patek Philippe enjoys complete independent freedom which has lead to the manufacture of what most critics consider the finest Swiss watches produced today. Patek Philippe is still the only manufacture that crafts all of its mechanical movements according to the strict specifications of the Geneva Seal. Considered one of the only manufacturers to create timepieces that are a true investment and consistently appreciate in value, it is said you do not own a Patek Philippe, you are simply watching over it for the next generation.
Here is a superb watch made by PATEK&PHILIPPE perhaps the best time keeper and finest movement of all time. If you like big and outrageous, this century old watch is for you.
51mm Patek & Philippe chronometer circa 1915 pocket watch mvt serial#180537
Fine 51mm steel watch with rare movement by PATEK, PHILIPPE & Cie / Geneve made for the american market, serial number 180537, chronometer, very good condition. WRISTWATCH, circa 1915.
condition, very beautiful, signed: Patek Philippe & Cie / Geneve.

MOVEMENT: is manual winding high quality, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, signed: Patek Philippe & Cie / Geneve. . . serial number 180537. , dating the watch circa1915. Movement is quality chronometer in good working condition, clean, great keep time.

SIZE : 51 mm(not counting the crown), 72 mm long(lugs to lugs).

BRAND: new, leather, 22 mm.

The watch is in a working order, condition very good. All mechanisms are professionally serviceable new oiled and adjusted.

This beautiful, unusual wristwatch can serve as a perfect gift or a valuable addition to anyone's rare watch collection! Over time, the price of this timepiece will only increase!

We check all our items old 80-100 years with different professional watchman before selling.
The items sold are definitely original but we can not guarantee 100% authenticity for EVERY PART of secondhand items because these items are not brand new.
To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time.
We DO NOT sell any Replica/Fake watches.


History





The Company's Beginnings

On May 1, 1839 in Geneva, Patek and Franciszek Czapek established a business under the name of "Patek and Czapek". Czapek, a professional watchmaker, was also a soldier in the Polish National Guard. Given their ties to the Polish community-both were involved in the Polish Independence movement and members of the "Association of Polish Emigrs in Switzerland"- Patek and Czapek had probably known each other for some time. The earliest records place Czapek in Geneva on July 31, 1832, although it is possible he arrived a year earlier. Not long after that date, he established a watchmaking enterprise with a certain Mr. Moreau, called "Czapek and Moreau". Through Cza-pek, Patek met first Moreau, and then Moreau's niece, Marie- Adelaide Thomasine. The two became engaged, and three months short of their wedding date, Patek, Czapek, and Moreau signed an agreement establishing a new company.

Moreau and Patek each invested 8, 000 Swiss francs in the company, Moreau held no official responsibilities, while Patek was responsible for the ac-counting and management. Czapek, who contri-buted tools and most likely some early machinery, was responsible for production.

Paragraph five of their agreement allotted him 100 francs monthly, in addition to his share of the profits.

During the first 14 months Patek and Czapek ran the company alone, possibly with the help of one or two workmen. They purchased unfinished movements from various companies specialized in the manufacturing of raw movements, sent them to a case maker to be cased, and then finished them in their shop. Up until July of 1840 Czapek finished all movements by himself. The company then hired one or two watchmakers to speed up the finishing process and to help cope with the delays, a problem they apparently faced in 1840. As Patek put it: "Being afraid of sustaining a loss in this new for me field, a loss which I have experienced before in the trade, I was as cautious as possible. I demanded that until July 1, 1840 all watches to be finished by Czapek himself, it lowered the expenses but also caused delays. The business allowing, two months ago (July, 1840) I increased the number of craftsmen. . . " Their workers, he specified elsewhere, were paid by the piece.

The earliest watches were signed Patek, Czapek & co. until 1845 when Czapek left the partnership. Several years later the company was joined by French watchmaker, Jean Adrien Philippe, who later became the inventor of their famous stem-winding and hand setting mechanism, a modern and reliable concept. From May 1845 to January 1851 the firm was known as Patek & Co; Philippe lent his name to the company in 1851 when he became a full partner. Among the reasons for their initial success was the high standard of watch making and practicality of Philippe's new stem-winding system. In the early years of partnership.

Queen Victoria of England herself was already a client. From the middle of the 19th century, Patek Philippe assumed a leading role in the Swiss watchmaking industry by raising the standards of workmanship and time keeping through the introduction of technical improvements (the free mainspring, the sweep seconds hand), in addition to implementing improvements to regulators, chronographs, and perpetual calendar mechanism. As early as 1867 the Paris Exhibition, Patek Philippe displayed watches featuring functions that were to become the standard for complicated watches at the beginning of the 20th century; namely a perpetual calendar, a repeater, and a chronograph with split-seconds.

The two most complicated watches of all time were made by Patek Philippe. The first, made for Henry Graves Jr. New York, was completed at the beginning of the century, and the second, the Caliber 89, the world's most complicated watch, completed in 1989 (hence the name) to mark the firm's 150th anniversary. In 1932, Patek Philippe changed hands, and its new owners became Charles and Jean Stern. Today the third generation of this family sill owns and manages the company. Shortly after Second World War, Patek Philippe established an electronic division, and in the 1950's the company pioneered quartz technology, filling several patents and winning multiple awards. Today, Patek Philippe SA, Geneve, is still a family company, owned jointly by its president, Mr. Henri Stern, and his son and Vice President, Mr. Philippe Stern. The firm has traditionally made complete timepieces, watches and clocks, employing craftsmen who are master-watchmakers capable of designing and finishing the most complicated watch movements.

Other specialists such as goldsmiths, chain smiths, enamellers, jewelers, and engravers complete the firm's manufacturing capabilities. Although Patek Philippe is rightly famous of the leading manufacture of mechanical horology, the firm is also the forefront of the industry as producers of industrial and electronic timekeepers, with its highly accurate master-clocks installed in power stations, hospitals, airports, and other public buildings and factories. The firm clientele has included many of the famous figures across history, including royalty such as Queen Victoria, as well as distinguished scientists, artists, authors and musicians, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlotte Bronte and Tchaikovsky. Today, clearly most of the firm's production consists of wristwatches, but Patek Philippe retains the ability to produce pocket watches, and clocks to order, from highly complicated movements to those decorated with enamelled miniature paintings and engravings. The company continues to patent new inventions and improvements in horology and plays an important role in maintaining the quality, prestige and reputation of the Swiss watchmaking.


Tiffany Watch

4,975

TIFFANY & CO.

CHRONOGRAPH FUNCTION

really a big watch

UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE
VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SKELETON WATCH CA 1910's
VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK

This gorgeous, men's watch is a very handsome specimen and features a 60 minute checkered outer track border with silver enamel five minute Arabic numerals, elegant silver main Roman numerals, steel Breguet-style hands and "sweep" sub-second dial with 60 second outer chapter and steel seconds hand. The dial has a centre red enameled steel hand for the chronograph function Signed TIFFANY & Co - NEW-YORK in silver enamel lettering below the 60.

Makes a wonderful gift that can be worn every day, a real conversation piece which keeps very accurate time and will last a lifetime and beyond. A keepsake to be one day given to one's son and beyong. A great price and true very good value.

It is a registered design model that features a three piece CHROMED STEEL CASE that provides with glass cover of back lid. This watch was converted from pocket watch. The case, new custom made, fantastic, build specially for this excellent movement. The new winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The case is signed TIFFANY & Co on the lateral bezel.

Mens SO COOL AND HUGH, REAL MAN'S WATCH ! 1910 TIFFANY & Co. - NEW-YORK Vintage Watch SKELETON CHRONOGRAPH "stop watch"
SKELETON QUALITY ENGRAVED WATCH by TIFFANY, CHRONOGRAPH

This is a "NAIL SET" watch so you don't pull the crown out to set the time. Instead, you press the little button near the crown IN and then move the crown to set the hands, releasing the button once you're finished. It's easy, so don't worry about getting the hang of it!

It is fitted on a new 22mm black alligator style genuine leather strap with chrome steel buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.

Diameter (with crown): 56. 00 mm
Diameter (without crown): 49. 00 mm
Watch crystal diameter: 43. 00 mm
Thickness: 19. 00 mm

This rare watch winds and set smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time. All chrono functions work perfectly, buttons work very smooth.

Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812 -1902)

In the year 1837, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany and John F. Young opened Tiffany & Young (now known as Tiffany & Co), with $1, 000 borrowed from Tiffany's father. They started at a broadway opposite Manhattan 's City Hall Park. They start selling stationery and a variety of "fancy goods, " including costume jewelry. Unlike other stores of the time, Tiffany featured plainly marked prices that were strictly adhered to, sparing the customer the usual practice of haggling with the proprietor. This made Tiffany & Co branding as a prestige product in the market. Tiffany also departed from the norm by insisting on cash payment rather than extending credit or accepting barter.

In 1841 Tiffany and Young took on another partner, J. L. Ellis, and the store became Tiffany, Young & Ellis. (Now known as Tiffany & Co) By 1845 the store was successful enough to discontinue paste and begin selling real jewelry, as well as the city's most complete line of stationery. Silverware was added in 1847. In addition to these main items, Tiffany's also start selling watches and clocks, a variety of ornaments and bronzes, perfumes, preparations for the skin and hair, dinner sets, cuspidors, moccasins, belts, and numerous other sundries, including Chinese bric-a-brac and horse and dog whips.

With such a simple concept and attitude in selling silver products, Tiffany & Co made their way to the world and thus creating a prestige brand name of Tiffany & Co today.

If you have been collecting watches for a while I think you're going to appreciate the following CHRONOGRAPH. One could argue that the word "RARE" gets tossed around a bit too easily on eBay but I think this is one case where the moniker is well deserved. I am happy to offer for sale this beautiful amazing large skeletonized dress marriage watch that dates to ca 1910's and decorated with the HIGHEST QUALITY ENGRAVING. It was made by the "TIFFANY & CO. "


Pocket Watch Key Holder

125

Here is a very rare and unusual antique item for those watch collectors, that held the Pharaohs keys, a vintage pocket watch key stand and is a wonderful piece of vintage native Rewa Rewa ( honeysuckle ) with wonderful grain that was made with a repousee bronze/brass Pharaoh in the center and two chambers that hold the pocket watch keys, please view the pictures to see the great detail on the Pharaoh, underneath the base there are what look like jade ball feet and this fine stand would look unique sitting on a desk to display fine pocket watch keys with your pocket watch collection, only the stand for sale as the keys are just to display it.

This fine stand measures 12 cm in length x 5. 5 cm wide and is just over 2 cm in height, I have tried several different pocket watch keys on the stand and they all fit very well and look great displayed


Tiffany Clock

375

Here is a signed TIFFANY clock that is lighted. Measures 11' x 5" and is a 8 day time strike with a sweet sounding bell. Good glass and is a nice nite lite as well. Albeit it is signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK, I am not sure about its authenticity so selling Cheap. has been cleaned and runs well and complete.


Waterbury Clock

250

Here is a nice WATERBURY time / strike 8 day crystal regulator clock. Measures 4. 5" x 3" x 2. 5" dated DEC. 25, 1890. rUNS WELL, WITH KEY


Chelsea Clock

165

Here is a nice CHELSEA time only clock. Runs well, good time keeper Measures 5" X 4"Beveled glass with a very slight chip shown in pic#3.


Chelsea clock

195

Here is a nice CHELSEA clock. Unusual, tapered. Keeps good time, 8 day. 6" x 3. 5" x 3".


Bea Hive Clock

275

Here is a unusual CHELSEA bea hive clock. #78168. MEASURES 5. 5" X 3. 5" runs well, good time. Workmanship is suburb.


French Clock

450

Here is a really nice French Cherub ball clock. Keeps good time. Measures 12. 5" high x 8" x 4" ball. $450 with key.


Ladies Gold Rolex Watch #69178

9,975

ROLEX LADIES 18K GOLD WITH QUICK SET DATE.
The watch keeps great time, in excellent condition showing very little wear. The 18 K solid gold watch band shows very little wear. The bezel is ringed with high caliber high pedigree sparkley diamond's.
ROLEX has long been known as the standard or the industry in beauty and precise time keeping. Never needs winding, completely automatic, the watch winds with arm movement. This 18 K solid gold ROLEX watch sold new for $32, 700. 00. Christmas is just around the corner. This gift will make her LOVE you forever. Selling for greatly reduced price of $9, 975. 00