with a vintage watch on your wrist or a pocket watch in your vest.
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My Top Picks for Sale Now.
Vintage 1950's Wittnauer Longines Super Compressor Mens Automatic Steel Divers Watch C11KAS 36mm
Rare and Beautiful Vintage 1970's Rolex Perpetual Oyster Date Ref. 1500 with an Automatic cal. 1570
Rare Men's Vintage Early 1980s Piaget Automatic Ultra-Thin Caliber 12PCI in Solid 18k Yellow Gold Ref. 13603
Movado 18k Rose Gold Triple Date Vintage 1950s with Original Box Near Mint | Vintage Watch
Vintage Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster "PACMAN" Extremely Rare, all Original. I recommend reading the description
Vintage 1960's Men's Bulova Oceanographer 200M Divers Watch Submariner Model - Rare
Waltham 1942 Hack WWII US ORD Issued Army/Marine Military Field Watch
* Very Nice Keystone Base Metal Case
* Properly Marked Between Lug "K-W-2"
* 10 Sided Back
* Marked ORD Dept US OF-414409
* New Acrylic Crystal
* Hack Set Grade 10616
* Sweep Seconds Movement
* Serial #31182869
* 16 Jewels
* Premier 6/0 '42
* Unsigned Waltham Black Dial (Proper)
* Original White Lumen Painted Hour And Minute Hands
* Red Arrow Tipped Steel Seconds Hand
* Excellent Waltham Crown
* Watch Is Cleaned And Running Fantastic
* Winds, Sets, Correctly
* Original WWII Khaki Tan Canvas Band (Others Available Ask)
* Fits 6 3/4 To 7 5/8 Inches
* Used In Ground Ops Tactical (Gunnery Etc.)
* A Gorgeous Military Period Piece
Bruen Vintage 1960's Military Style Watch - Very Well Made and Great Patina
Vintage 1942 Hamilton Official Military Issue Chronograph WWII Model 23 Military Navigation Pocket Watch and Original Marine Box
Rare Official Military Issue Waltham Pocket Watch all Original in Pristine Condition Size 16s
Vacheron & Constantin Military Chronometer WWI Army Corps of Engineers Very Rare
Stunning Vacheron & Constantin military chronometer for sale from World War I. This pocket watch was part of an order of 2,000 watches in which an unknown total of the order was delivered that the United States Army Corps of Engineers commissioned from Vacheron & Constantin. The watches had to be made of 900 fine silver, have white dials, have luminous hands and numerals, and keep time within 30 seconds per week. The army ordered these in 1918 and accepted shipments from Vacheron until late 1919. This order was in conjunction with the order for the big brother of this watch, the chronograph. Although the chronograph may be the big brother being a more complicated and expensive watch to make; the chronometer version (this watch) is much more rare with little survivors found in original condition like ours. With the later serial number of this piece (11100) and the cathedral style hands, this piece was made at the middle/later end of the run, most likely 1919. Even better, V&C, not being prepared for this large order, outsourced the earlier pieced to Nardin; but this is a true V&C movement. The hands still have almost all of their radium lume, some of the radium has dissipated over time off some of the hour numerals on the dial; which is not uncommon for pieces that actually saw service use, which this one clearly did. However, the dial is near perfect with very little loss of lume material.
The case of this pocket watch is 900 fine silver and in excellent condition. The dial is also very clean apart from small amounts of dissipated lume on the numerals - no hairlines or cracks. In many cases you find this watch with all its lume gone and in most cases incorrect replacement hands due to the fear of the radioactivity of the lume used at the time. Actually, in most cases, you don't find this watch at all. It is very illusive compared to the chronograph version. Of course, any type of radioactive material on this watch is no longer radioactive due to the age and pose no risk. The hands still have nearly all their lume and still have a blue hue to them. The movement is a 20-jewel movement with a straight line lever escapement and a 19 lignes size. There is high-end gold gilding on this entire movement, not specified as a requirement of the order, but a very expensive nice touch by Vacheron. Quite nice, this watch will certainly give you bragging rights. This watch is difficult to value due to the shortage of comps; however, I gather it's worth more than the chronograph.
The pocket watch chronometer time only function measures 52 mm wide, 65 mm from the crown to the bottom, and 14.5 mm thick.
The document in the pictures details the order for the this time only version. So they ordered both the chronographs and time only pieces of similar specs and it is believed the orders came at the same time. There are many more examples of the chronograph version - so very little is known of this order. It appears very straight forward than what happened in the chronograph order and that V&C had no issue fulfilling this time only version as they did the chronograph; but did so in very few numbers made obvious by the lack of examples.
Vacheron & Constantin Army Corps of Engineers Chronograph Version for sale
Dedicated articles about this watch (chronograph version) .
heritage.vacheron-constantin.com/en2/heritage/XX#1918-Corps-of-Engineers-pocket-chronographVacheron Heritage Site
The Hour Lounge 1
The Hour Lounge 2
Hamilton Railroad Grade Pocket Watch Caliber 992 Gold Filled Double Hinged Reverse
A Marvelous Treat for the Ladies 14k Solid Yellow Gold Wrist Watch with the Best Enamel Work I've Seen
Vacheron Constantin Vintage 1968 18k White Gold ref. 7297 Ultra-thin Square | Vintage Watch
Patek Philippe 3430 Vintage 50s' 18K Yellow Gold Manual Wind Watch Calibre 23-300 | Vintage Watch
Cal. 23-300 is classic in layout, with a barrel bridge covering the ratchet and crown wheel, a curved center wheel bridge, and separate cocks for the fourth and escape wheel. It was derived from the preceding Cal. 10-200 but with many modifications. It is notable in that it is equipped with both an overcoil hairspring and a free-spring Gyromax balance, a combination not found in any other 10 ligne Patek Philippe movement.
This movement is greatly respected today, with many saying it is one of the best hand-wound movements ever produced by Patek Philippe. Carlos Perez said about the 23-300, it "represents both the technical and artistic peak of Patek's 10 ligne handwinds, as the 27-AM 400 was the peak of their 12 lignes."
This is a top quality vintage Patek completely unmolested and a fantastic price. Don't let this pass you by; we all know the vintage Pateks are going up double digits each year. Everytime I sell one, it can not be replaced for the same price...sometimes not even close; and any clean watch with the 23-300 is in high demand.
Very Rare Hamilton Kevin 18k Solid Yellow Gold Hinged Lugs | Very Low Productions Numbers
Swiss Avalon Aviation Watch from the 1940s WWII Period Chronograph Watch for Pilots | Vintage Watches
Eberhard & Co. Pre-Extra Fort Tri-Compax One Button Chronograph Calibre 16000 40mm Case
Vintage Hamilton LL Bean Automatic Chronograph Field Watch Valjoux 7750 With Original Case
Hamilton Automatic Chronograph
Case: matte finish stainless steel, screw back, uni-directional bezel with gold trim, 39 mm
Dial: black, white Arabic numerals, day and date, sub dials for the seconds, thirty minute and twelve hour registers, white alpha hands
Movement: caliber 7750, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, straight line lever, monometallic balance, shock absorber
Metal: stainless steel
Case Info: three body, screw back
Case Width: 39 mm
Watch Movement: caliber 7750, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, straight line lever, monometallic balance, shock absorber
Condition: movement is good and running (in fact I left it on the time-o-graph for 12 hours and it performed better than chronometer standards), dial is superb, case is near mint, light wear to the strap.
Vintage 1950s Girard-Perregaux Pilot's Chronograph Excelsior Park Column Wheel Movement
Hadley-Roma MS2012 Genuine Matte Caimen Crocodile with Contrast Stitching
Hadley-Roma MS821 Genuine Crocodile Flat Remborde
Hadley-Roma MS824 Genuine Matte American Alligator Square Grain
Hadley-Roma MS2025 Genuine Vintage Matte Crocodile Very Cool Look
Stunning Vintage Carved Warrior Tiger Eye Cuff Links in 12k Gold Filled
Vintage Art Deco Modernist Abstract Sterling Silver Square Maze Cuff Links
Measurements: Each square measures 0.875" or 2.2 cm across.
Vintage Sterling Silver Enameled Abstract Modernist Mens Cuff Links
The cuff links do come with box just not sure if the links are original to this box, the links have a very unique abstract design. These would have been very difficult to make and are hand made. These are just awesome modernistic eccentric cuff links. Watch does not come with cuff links.
Vintage High-Quality Sterling Silver Floral Cufflinks and Tie Clip Set
Rose Knot Ring | Andrew Gordon
The Symbology Trio | Andrew Gordon
ROSE KNOT STATION BRACELET | Andrew Gordon
The Love knot with an edge. Love and roses go quite nicely, don't you think?
Sterling silver Rose Knot bracelet available in 4 sizes.
Love Knot Pendant with Matching Chain | Andrew Gordon
The Love Knot, also called the lover's knot, represents endless love, true love, a bond that is connected forever. An original design of the knot in sterling silver by master craftsman James Sutter.
Sterling silver Love Knot Pendant with 18" sterling silver chain.
Also available in 16" and 20" chain
Length-18.4mm Width-18.4mm Depth-4.2mm
Vintage Watches for Sale at AdamVintage
The watch movement, also known as a caliber, is the engine that makes your vintage watch "tick". Actually, unlike a quartz or battery operated watch, a vintage mechanical watch doesn't tick just once per second. When you wind a mechanical watch, you compress a mainspring usually located underneath the bridge(s) of the movement, creating stored energy. In a controlled way, the mainspring slowly releases this energy and makes several important gears turn in a symphony designed to tell the user the time and cause a sweeping seconds hand effect; if there there is a seconds hand. The beauty of a vintage mechanical watch is not just what you see on your wrist; it's also in the movement. The example above is a Hamilton cal 747. The 747 is expertly decorated in Cotes de Geneve and was assembled, machined and decorated by hand by a master watchmaker in the Lancaster, PA Hamilton factory over 60 years ago. Today, these movements are the last survivors of what was once a thriving US industry; one that easily rivaled the Swiss. These movements were made to survive generations when properly cared for. The fact that you can purchase these watches in today's market at prices well below fine modern mechanical watches is truly amazing. If your a man of distinct character, you will surely appreciate a fine mechanism of historic value on your wrist; the idea of batteries in watches will be nothing but a distant memory.
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