Monday, June 27, 2011

VERY RARE! AUTHENTIC GIRARD PERREGAUX REGULATEUR (REGULATOR) GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)








BRAND/JENAMA: VINTAGE GIRARD PERREGAUX REGULATEUR GENTS WRISTWATCH

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS

CIRCA/TAHUN: 1950's

MODEL: REGULATOR

CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC CLEAN / ACRYLIC BERSIH

MOVEMENT/ENJIN: SWISS GIRARD PERREGAUX 17 JEWELS MANUAL WITH REGALATEUR COMPLICATION MOVEMENT

DIAL COLOR: SILVER TONE WITH TWO LARGE REGULATEUR SUB-DIAL FOR HOUR AND MINUTE

FUNCTION/FUNGSI: REGULATEUR

HANDS/JARUM: GOLD TONE & RED CENTER

MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: 60 AND 12

CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL

LUGS SIZE: 18mm

MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 32mm DIAMETER WITH CROWN and 36mm LUG TO LUG

DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -

CROWN: GOLD PLATED/ SADUR EMAS

STRAP/TALI: NEW GENUINE BROWN LEATHER

SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"

EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION, VERY RARE, DISCONTINUED MODEL & HARD TO FIND

PRICE/HARGA: (SOLD TO TN SHEIKH FROM PJ)

RM2300

THE BRIEF HISTORY OF GIRARD PERREGAUX WATCH

The history of this prestigious Swiss manufacturer can be traced back to Jean-Francois Bautte, the famous Geneva watchmaker. Though orphaned at a very young age, the young man confronted life with determination. In 1791, by the time he was nineteen, Jean-Francois Bautte had learnt several trades, acquired the education which his modest background had denied him, and begun making his first watches. It would not be long before his name became familiar to the royal courts of Europe. A master watchmaker of rare talent, Jean-Francois Bautte was also an astute "industrialist" and businessman with a brilliant, imaginative and generous character. He is credited with creating the first genuine ultra-thin watches and the truly visionary concept of the Manufactory as a producer of high-quality timepieces.

Unfortunately, Jean-Francois Bautte did not have a successor or heir to take over his company when he retired. The problem of what to do with the company was quickly solved when a merger was arranged with another watch manufacturer. In 1854, Constantin Girard married Marie Perregaux. As both came from watchmaking backgrounds, it seemed perfectly natural to use both names when they formed their own company. So it was that the Girard-Perregaux brand was born, in 1856.

More than just a famous watchmaker, Constantin Girard was also a patriot committed to the republican cause and always ready to devote time and energy to his beloved town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Only a few years were needed to establish a reputation that spread as far as the New World. His technical and aesthetic masterpiece, the "Tourbillon Sous Trois Points d'Or" (translation: Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges), was unquestionably the greatest achievement of a life largely devoted to the research and development of the art of watchmaking. This amazing pocket watch won Girard-Perregaux two gold medals at the Paris Universal Exhibitions in 1867 and 1889, and is considered one of the most desirable mechanical watches ever made.

The tradition of innovation initiated by Jean Francois Bautte has been perpetuated to the present day by Girard-Perregaux. Throughout its long history, the Manufactory has made a number of exciting and innovative contributions to the world of watchmaking. Foremost among these is the concept of the wristwatch. Although a few pocket watches had already been modified to be worn on the wrist, Girard-Perregaux was the first watchmaker to produce this kind of timepiece in a series, around 1880.

In addition, Girard-Perregaux has developed several revolutionary movements, the most notable of which have been the Gyromatic, the high-frequency mechanical movement that has become collectible in their own right, as well as the quartz movement, whose frequency of 32,768 Hertz has become the universally accepted standard. In fact, it was Girard-Perregaux's innovations in the realm of quartz timekeeping that allowed it to survive the Swiss watch industry's economic crisis during the 1970's and 1980's.

Although Girard-Perregaux did not thrive during the 1970's and early 1980's, unlike other Swiss watch companies, Girard-Perregaux not only survived fully intact, but emerged even stronger than before and fiercely determined to continue producing high-quality mechanical timepieces using in-house movements. At a time when many prestigious Swiss companies were looking to outside suppliers for their raw movements, Girard-Perregaux simply would not compromise quality to improve the bottom line.

The company's massive efforts to upgrade their factory, while training a new generation of master watchmakers to produce the highest quality wristwatches, was clearly a gamble but one which paid off handsomely when consumers re-discovered the pleasures of wearing traditionally hand-finished mechanical timepieces.

Girard-Perregaux's master watchmakers continued their efforts in the early 1980's. After extensively studying an original model acquired at auction, the watchmakers revived the expertise, which had originally created the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges pocket watch. To make a replica of this marvel, however, they had to think in modern terms and re-design all the components. Although computers would prove helpful in the design phase, the watchmakers nonetheless had to re-learn all the traditional crafts and skills that had died along with the masters.

In 1991, on the occasion of its 200th anniversary, the company achieved the amazing feat of adapting the technology of the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges to a wristwatch version. Several variations have been produced since then. These watches, which are completely handmade in Girard-Perregaux's workshops, are amazing works of mechanical art, and the Three Bridges, which are cast in solid gold, are stunningly beautiful to behold. Some six to eight months of continuous work are needed to produce such a watch, with the House's most talented senior watchmakers meticulously crafting each component by hand, assembling the movement, testing the complicated mechanism and finally casing up the completed movement in a massive gold or platinum case. As of this writing, only 20 such Tourbillon wristwatches have been produced to date.

Needless to say, watch lovers around the world quickly took notice of the company's amazing comeback, and the company capitalized even further on its newfound success by obsessively dedicating itself to the production of wristwatches of the highest quality at extremely competitive prices. Moreover, in 1993, Girard-Perregaux signed a co-branding arrangement with the celebrated Italian car manufacturer, Ferrari, which has yielded a remarkable line of sporty chronographs.

Along with the Ferrari chronographs, the company's other popular models include the Vintage Men's automatic, which features an in-house Girard-Perregaux 3000 self-winding calibre; the Chronograph 9000, featuring a refined self-winding movement which can be viewed through a sapphire-crystal back; and the Olympic Chrono 1992, which boasts an in-house Girard-Perregaux chronograph movement.

In summary, Girard-Perregaux offers one of the highest quality wristwatches available in the contemporary watch marketplace. Best of all, these watches can be obtained at very favorable prices for collectors.


AUTHENTIC RARE LARGE ENGGIST BY ZENO BASEL JUMP HOUR WRISTWATCH (SOLD)










BRAND/JENAMA : ENGGIST OVER LARGE JUMP HOUR BY ZENO BASEL

MODEL : JUMP HOUR
MOVEMENT/ENJIN : Manual 17 Jewels Swiss Movement
ORIGIN/BUATAN : Swiss
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : -
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1960's
CASING/KEMASAN : GOLD PLATED TOP & STAINLESS STEEL BACK
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : JUMP HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND AND DATE AT 3:00
DIAL: DARK GREY
BEZEL: GOLD PLATED
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL,CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST
LUGS SIZE: 20mm
BAND WIDTH: 120mm
LENS/CERMIN : HARDLEX ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 41mm WITH CROWN X 45mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT TESTED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION
PRICE/HARGA: (SOLD TO TUAN SHEIKH FROM PJ)
LISTING: RM1,300.00 SOLD:700

HISTORY OF ENGGIST WRIATWATCH AND ZENO BASEL

It begins in 1868 with watchmaker Jules Godat, the founder of a small pocket watch manufacturing company (Godat & Co.) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, located in the heart of Swiss watch manufacture. He produced, in very small quantities, fine pocket watches featuring solid silver cases and lady pendant watches. He built a small factory, which was taken over in 1920 by the company, A. Eigeldinger & Fils.

The family business, Eigeldinger, specialized in wrist watches for the army. They produced watches in stainless steel, silver, gold and platinum, with mechanical movements up to 43mm. They assembled different guaranteed horology. Their registered brands were ZENO, STRAND and SOLVEX. The son of the owner, Andre-Charles Eigeldinger, introduced Zeno. The name was influenced by the Greek philosopher, Zeno, and comes from Zenodopolus, which means "Gift of Zeus."

The first ZENO watches were made in 1922. Each piece was marked with a Swiss cross on the back of the casing. The company has since continued to innovate watch manufacturing techniques. In 1949, the ZENO watches were exhibited for the first time at the Swiss Watch Fair in Basel.

In 1966, wholesalers Dr. Peter Atteslander and Eric Enggist bought the rights to ZENO. ince then, The comapany also produced wristwatches under the brand name of ENGGIST, family name of Eric Enggist. The Enggist watch concentrated on Extra Large Jump Hour. The Zeno Brand later sold to Mr. Felix W. Huber in 1973.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE KING SEIKO SPECIAL HI-BEAT 28800bps RARE ROMAN DIAL GENTS WRISTWATCH











Japan SEIKO automatic watch "KS 5621-7000" in 1972

Rare blak dial of 5621 KS.

Movement: 5621A, SEIKO, Automatic Winding, 25 jewles

Case material: Stainless Steel

Case diameter: 35 mm

Dial: Rare Roman Marker, Original, signed "JAPAN 5621-7010T.

Glass: Replaced new (genuine parts), fine.

Crown: Original, siagned "KS".

Band: Used, Bambi made [Japan made].

Condition: Used, it was serviced, it runs well, keeps good time.

PRICE: RM1800 (NEGOTIABLE)

For practical, everyday use, it would be advisable to have the movement cleaned and oiled.


HISTORY OF SEIKO WATCH

In 1924, the first watch under the name Seiko was produced. Seiko also has the honour of producing the first quartz watch in the world under the name Astron. Thus by this fact only, one can get a basic idea of the rank of Seiko watches in the world of wristwatches. When this watch was first introduced, its cost was more than that of a medium sized car. However, this watch was a breakthrough in technology and set a new standard, which is being followed to this day
.

Seiko brand watches were originally produced by two different Seiko Corp. subsidiaries. One was Daini Seikosha Co, Ltd (Kameido,Koto-ku, Tokyo) and the other was Suwa Seikosha Co (Suwa-shi, Nagano). Two different companies produced one brand in order to improve technology through severe competition and to hedge the risk. Splendid watches were produced at both companies because of this tough competitionand this system proved efficient at hedging the risk.. If either company experienced production problems the other company could compensate by increasing production. Eventually Daini Seikosha Co, Ltd. changed it its company name to Seiko Instruments Inc. and Suwa Seikosha Co.

In 1985 Seiko and orient watches set up a joint factory, which produces millions of watches each year. Seiko watches are known for their reliability and accuracy in time keeping, which is why their watches have been used for official time keeping in major sports events and the Olympic Games, which is also an honourable rank for the company.

The company produces different lines of watches of which, the most famous are Seiko 5, Grand Seiko, King Seiko and Credor. Collectors, due to their high esteem and unique features, treasure these watches as prized possessions. Seiko mechanical watches are especially considered as prized possession by collectors. When it comes to Seiko classic watches, the older a watch, the more precious it is.

Prior to 1960 most people believed Swiss watches were the highest quality and Japanese watches were inferior. Seiko believed they were capable of producing watches of the same quality as the Swiss. In fact, they had already made two high-quality examples, Crown and Chronos . The Grand Seiko and King Seiko is the result of their beliefs. Who made it? Daini Seikosha and Suwa began discussions under the suggestion of their parent company, Seiko. It was decided that Suwa would produce the first Grand Seiko (GS) and King Seiko (KS) by Daini. The birth of GS and KS was followed by the success of the Tokyo Olympics and Seiko's victory at the astronomical observatory Concours.

SOLD - nEW OLD STOCK VINTAGE SEIKO DELICA HI-BEAT GENTS WRISTWATCH











Japan SEIKO automatic watch for ladies (unisex) "DELICA" in 1974
"2415-3030"
Movement: 2415A, SEIKO Kameido factory, Auto Winding, 23J, 28800bph
Refer to below about SEIKO Movement.http://www.tokeifan.net/siryou/seikomvt.htm
Dial: Original, signed "JAPAN 2415-0200S".
Case diameter: 24 x 34 mm
Case material: Stainless Steel
Glass: Original, Acrylic fine.
Crown: Original
Band: Origianl, signed "SEIKO".
User's manual: Japanese + English
Condition: Old stock, it runs well, keeps good time. mint condition.
Price: SOLD TO TN SHEIKH FROM PJ (ESTIMATED CURRENT VALUE USD800 = RM2400)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

MY VINTAGE ARTDECO COLLECTION SERIE B

1.SWISS SOLAR EX-ROLEX ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM1200)



























2.SWISS BENRUS ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM250)



3.SWISS ZODIAC ARTDECO 17 JEWELS
(RM800) HOLD BY SHEIKH



4.SWISS BRUNER MASTER BILT ARTDECO 7 JEWELS (RM400)





5.SWISS WALTHAM ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM380)





6.SWISS MONARCH ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM600)






7.SWISS SOLAR EX-ROLEX ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM400)



8.SWISS LORD ELGIN ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM200)



9.SWISS LONGINES-WITTNAUER ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM700) HOLD BY SYED





10.SWISS LONGINES-WITTNAUER ARTDECO 17 JEWELS (RM800) HOLD BY SHEIKH