Monday, April 30, 2012

VINTAGE GERMAN MADE JUNGHANS BUBBLEBACK RETRO MEN'S WRISTWATCH







BRAND/JENAMA : VINTAGE JUNGHANS GENTS DRESS WATCH
MODEL : DRESS RETRO
MOVEMENT/ENJIN : In house Junghans 17 Jewels Manual Winding Cal.93/1  Movement
ORIGIN/BUATAN : JUNGHANS GERMANY
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1960's
CASING/KEMASAN : CHROME PLATED TOP & STAINLESS STEEL BACK. 32mm w/o CROWN X 34mm LUG TO LUG
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, RED SWIPE SECOND
DIAL: TWO TONE CREAM/BLACK  and RAISED BATON MARKERS
BEZEL: CHROME PLATED
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, MOVEMENT & CASE BACK
BAND/TALI :
 NEW BROWN LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 220mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 32mm WITHOUT CROWN X 34mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT TESTED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION
PRICE/HARGA:RM470 (NEGOTIABLE))
SOLD RM




Junghans Uhren GmbH is Germany's largest watch and clock manufacturer.
The first radio-controlled wristwatch
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The company is located in Schramberg, Baden-Wuttenberg. On 15 April 1861 Erhard Junghans created the company „Junghans und Tobler“ together with his brother-in-law Jakob Zeller-Tobler in Schramberg
The company began to produce wristwatches in 1927. Beginning in the 1950s, the virtuoso designer Max Bill created clocks and watches for Junghans and the relationship lasted many years. A remarkable example of his work is a wall clock he designed in 1956/57 that is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York). In 1962 Bill also created mechanical wristwatches for Junghans – impressive timepieces, not only for their aesthetic design, but also their precision.
In the late 1980s, Junghans introduced the first radio-controlled table clock on the world market. In 1990, the first radio-controlled wristwatch followed, called the MEGA 1. In 1995 Junghans presented the ultimate combination of the solar powered watch with ceramic housing and solar-powered technology. Currently, Junghans is developing with the Japanese clock maker Seiko a globally oriented wristwatch, which automatically sets the local time in respective time zones.
Junghans is a well-known brand in Europe

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE LONGINES TANQ RETRO DRESS GENTS WRISTWATCH










BRAND/JENAMA : VINTAGE LONGINES TANQ GENTS DRESS WATCH
MODEL : DRESS TANQ
MOVEMENT/ENJIN : Longines Manual Winding Cal. 18 L/1 17Jewels Swiss Movement
ORIGIN/BUATAN : Longines
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 4512
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1960's
CASING/KEMASAN : GOLD PLATED 20 MICRON TOP & STAINLESS STEEL BACK. 32mm w/o CROWN X 34mm LUG TO LUG
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SWIPE SECOND
DIAL: THREE TONE GOLD/BROWN/BLACK WITH WOOD PATTERN and RAISED BATON & DIAMONDS CHIP MARKERS
BEZEL: GOLD PLATED 20 MICRON
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 ORIGINAL GOLD PLATED BRACELET WITH ORIGINAL LONGINES BUCKLE FIXED TO THE CASE and FIT 8" WRIST
LUGS SIZE: 24mm
BAND WIDTH: 245mm
LENS/CERMIN : HARDLEX MINERALCRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 32mm WITHOUT CROWN X 34mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT TESTED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION - COMES WITH ORIGINAL WITTNAUER BOX AND SERVICE PAPER
PRICE/HARGA:RM950 (NEGOTIABLE))
SOLD RM
BRIEF HISTORY OF LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCHES
As soon as Ernest Francillon opened a small manufacturing plant, which started to produce the following year, the story of Longines started in 1866. Francillon, who was the grandson of Auguste Agassiz (a pioneer of Swiss horology whose name appears on wrist and pocket watches of high-quality), learned his trade at his grandfather's watch assembly shop, the "comptoir". He would finally become director of the shop, but this thirty-two-year old man got acquainted with the limits of the comptoir and the areas in which he would be more likely to have a better production.
The first Longines watches arrived in America in 1868. A few years later, Longines was awarded a gold medal for precision and reliability at the Universal Exposition of Vienna. To prevent himself from imitation, Francillon decided to trademark the dials on his watches with a winged clepsydra and the word "Longines".A clepsydra is an ancient device which measured time by marking the regulated flow of water though a small opening. Looking carefully at the centre of the Longines trademark a small box that represents this device is seen.
The company eventually departed from this procedure fairly quickly because there are several Longines watches that do not have the logo. In 1889, Longines provided five chronometers to the Italian explorer Luigi Amedeo, who did his best to reach the North Pole. His failure is hardly noted in history books, but the mark Longines'illuswtrious history as the watch choice by explores and adventurers.
In 1904, Longines furnished chronometers to a U.S. naval exploration of the North Polar Region. Unfortunately, Robert E. Peary was the first to reach the North Pole in 1909. Longines, unfortunately, missed the chance to be part of that event. At the beginning of 1900s, Longines started to express an interest in gentlemen's wrist watches and joined other Swiss makers which showed the same interest as well.
The Longines Co. states that the first wrist watch was cased in 1905. The first wrist chronographs to appear in the sports market were seen in 1910s. Moreover, Longines produced military watches for World War, some of the, with pierced shrapnel covers, "demi-hunter" cased varieties, and others for being used at sea and in the air.
Around 1920 - 1930s the golden years for Longines started. The factory had a remarkable growth from 20 to 2.500 workers, who produced more than 122.000 pieces every year. Longines would be recognized as the constant and steady companion of many pioneering aviator in a decade that aeroplanes and airships were recognized as military and exploration tools of great importance. Aeroplanes started to experience several problems such as magnetism, moisture, low temperatures, issues which had to be overcome right away. And Longines was acquainted with theses issues after having experienced the Artic cold temperatures. It was during this era that Longines would produce its most famous two wrist watches -- the Weems and the Lindbergh models. (The Lindbergh is also referred to as the Hour Angle Watch.) In 1930, Admiral Richard E. Byrd would arrive to the South Pole for the first time. His trips would always find him with a Longines on his wrist.
The A. Wittnauer Co. would become the exclusive sales agent for Longines in1880. This relationship lasted for the next 114 years. In 1936, the Wittnauer family sold A. Wittnauer Co. and renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co. the name became so pervasive that some people think that the watches are synonymous. But, of course, they are not. Their movements are distinct and not interchangeable with one another.
World War II and beyond
The company began to produce military issue watches during the Second World War. Most of these watches were for the European forces. In 1994, Longines and Wittnauer parted company, and Swiss giant SMH, which holds title to Hamilton, Omega and Tissot, got the name.
Chronographs
The company started to show its affinity with sporting events during the 30s and 40s, producing a lot of unusual types of chronographs. Many were manufacturer with Longines's own movement, unlike the rest of the companies which would rather buy chronograph from other companies. Therefore, the Longines chronographs, those which were produced from the 20s to the 50s are highly prized and have their own separate niche in the collecting world.
The best of Longines's chronograph movements was said to be the Caliber 13 ZN. It was first released in Longines' 2-register models, but was later adapted for use in its 3-register models. The following chronographs would show movements made by Valjoux and others. These are not recognized nearly as collectible as the chronographs with Longines' own movements.

AUTHENTIC GLASHUTTE SPEZICRON AUTOMATIC GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)









BRAND/JENAMA : GLASHUTTE 
MODEL : RETRO
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB SPEZICRON 22 RUBIES GLASHUTTE GUB AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT CAL.1607
ORIGIN/BUATAN : GERMANY
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 016488
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1970's
CASING/KEMASAN : WHITE GOLD PLATED & STAINLESS STEEL BACK 
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND, NON QUICK DATE
DIAL: GREY - PATINA RETRO
CROWN: UNSIGNED WHITE GOLD TONE
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 NEW GENUINE RED LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST
HIDDEN LUGS SIZE: 20mm
BAND WIDTH: 20mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 42mm WITH CROWN X 44mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITIONAND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: (SOLD TO MR KAY FROM KUALA LUMPUR)
MARKET VALUE FOR THIS PREOWNED TIME PIECE IS RM1500
LISTING: RM990  SOLD:RM700

Brief History of Glashutte Watches

Glashutte Original was created in 1845, when the German master watchmakers, Ferdiand Al Lange, Julius Assmann, Ludwig Strasser, Johannes Durrstein, Adolf Schneider, Strasser and Rohde, Ernst Kassiske settled in the region of Glasshutte. These master watchmakers were awarded various gold model at the world exhibition and international competitions, thus creating the foundation and reputation of watching making industry of Glashutte. In 1878, Moritz Grossmann founded the German School of Watchmaking, hence building groundwork for more skillful watchmakers in the region of Glashutte and transforming the region into a reputed symbol of watchmaking excellence.
In the beginning of World War II, the watch manufactories in Glasutte was still in the production of military watches for the Navy and Air Force. Later, in the last day of War World II, Glashutte was bombed from the sky and the factories were badly destroyed. The reminding unaffected factories merged and found the VEB Glashutter Uhrenbetriebe under the rule of East German state.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

VINTAGE AUTHENTIC GALSHUTTE GENTS WRISTWATCH







BRAND/JENAMA : GLASHUTTE 
MODEL : DRESS
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB 17 RUBIES GLASHUTTE GUB MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT
ORIGIN/BUATAN : GERMANY
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 896477
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1970's
CASING/KEMASAN : GOLD PLATED & STAINLESS STEEL BACK 
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND, NON QUICK DATE
DIAL: CREAMY YELLOW - RETRO
CROWN: UNSIGNED GOLD TONE
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 NEW GENUINE RED LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST
HIDDEN LUGS SIZE: 20mm
BAND WIDTH: 20mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 44mm WITH CROWN X 37mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITIONAND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: RM1300 (NEGOTIABLE)
MARKET VALUE FOR THIS PREOWNED TIME PIECE IS RM2,000LISTING: RM SOLD:

Brief History of Glashutte Watches
Glashutte Original was created in 1845, when the German master watchmakers, Ferdiand Al Lange, Julius Assmann, Ludwig Strasser, Johannes Durrstein, Adolf Schneider, Strasser and Rohde, Ernst Kassiske settled in the region of Glasshutte. These master watchmakers were awarded various gold model at the world exhibition and international competitions, thus creating the foundation and reputation of watching making industry of Glashutte. In 1878, Moritz Grossmann founded the German School of Watchmaking, hence building groundwork for more skillful watchmakers in the region of Glashutte and transforming the region into a reputed symbol of watchmaking excellence.
In the beginning of World War II, the watch manufactories in Glasutte was still in the production of military watches for the Navy and Air Force. Later, in the last day of War World II, Glashutte was bombed from the sky and the factories were badly destroyed. The reminding unaffected factories merged and found the VEB Glashutter Uhrenbetriebe under the rule of East German state.

VERY RARE COLLECTION - AUTHENTIC VINTAGE AGE TENOR DORLY COFFIN TD-30 RETRO GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)



VERY RARE COLLECTION - AUTHENTIC VINTAGE AGE TENOR DORLY COFFIN TD-30 RETRO GENTS WRISTWATCH

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1970's
MODEL: STENOR DORLY COFFIN TD-30
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACCRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: SWISS AUTOMATIC 25J MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: BROWN
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND DATE
HANDS/JARUM: NONE 
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: NONE
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
BEZEL: SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
LUGS: 24mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 36mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 44mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINAL CROWN





STRAP/TALI: BLACK LEATHER BAND 
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: FULL LENGHT 8.5"
CONDITION: WORKING AND KEEPING TIME, EXCELLENT CONDITION
MY PRICE/HARGA :  (SOLD TO MR SHEIKH FROM PJ)
LISTING RM990 SOLD RM650

The coffin-style Tenor Dolly Jump Hour is one of the coolest designs featuring a robust Tenor-Dorly 1393 calibre. The TD1393 movement is more complicated than an average automatic direct read from the 1970's but the various designs available prove that it must have been pretty popular among watch producers. It was sold under different brands such as Tenor-Dorly, TD, Waltham, Technos, Sempertalis, Dynasty or even the top-shelf Universal Geneve. Gunmetal or blackchrome versions are uncommon and have been very likely custom modified.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

VERY RARE NEW OLD STOCK - AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SPACEMAN audacieuse T20 RETRO GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)



VERY RARE COLLECTION - AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SPACEMAN audacieuse T20 RETRO GENTS WRISTWATCH

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1970's
MODEL: SPACEMAN audacieuse
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACCRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: SWISS AUTOMATIC 25J MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: RED
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND DATE
HANDS/JARUM: ORANGE CENTRE SWIPE AND WHITE/RED MINUTE & HOUR HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: YELLOW BOX
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
BEZEL: SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
LUGS: 24mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 42mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 34mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINAL SPACEMAN CROWN
STRAP/TALI: ORIGINAL SPACEMAN STAINLESS STEEL BAND WITH ORIGINAL SPACEMAN CLASP
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: FULL LENGHT 8.5"
CONDITION: WORKING AND KEEPING TIME, EXCELLENT CONDITION
MY PRICE/HARGA : SOLD TO TUAN SHEIKH SAIFUL FROM PJ
SOLD RM1250

BRIEF INFORMATION ON LEMARQUAND SPACEMAN RETRO WRISTWATCH 

Andre LeMarquand is one of the biggest designers of the XXth century. His “Spaceman” is a cult item for all collectors. Designed as an astronaut helmet – a tribute to the first landing on the moon – it was shown to the public in 1972 at the famous Basel Fair by the Catena watch company. It was a hit almost like the Swatch 10 years later and as a unisex watch it was worn in the colorful 1970’s by men and women. The watch was so popular that even more known companies ordered them with their logo on the dial (Fortis, Jules Jurgensen, Zeno). Andre LeMarquand is until today creating his watches is his small family factory in Bulle, Switzerland and his shops are located in the USA, Arab Emirates and Russia. Read more about LeMarquand on the company website.

The Spaceman not only contains the highest grade 17j. or selfwinding 25j. AS movements but also the materials are very high quality. The case is made of durable light fibreglass which was used in the 1960/70’s almost exclusively in the spaceindustry. The strap is made of semi-leather durable material called Corfam® by Dupont, which was used on astronaut spacesuits. It’s almost like leather but is very strong yet remains elastic and comfortable. The movement has a detachable stem and is taken out through the glass, while the strap is held in the case with a chromeplated steel ring with a color mask
THIS IS MY PERSONAL COLLECTION - RETAIL PRICE FOR THIS PREOWNED IS GBP750.00

Sunday, April 22, 2012

AUTHENTIC SECTOR B650 MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH






BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC SECTOR 3 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1990's -
MODEL: B650
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: 17 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 7750
DIAL COLOR: BROWN - SNAKE SCALE PATTERN
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SECOND, DATE, 3 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH, DATE AT 3:00
HANDS/JARUM: LUMINOUS HOUR & MINUTE HANDS AND RED CHRONO HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: LUMINOUS ARAQBIC MARKERS
CASING : STAINLESS STEEL 
LUGS: 20mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 38mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: -
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINALNSIGNED CROWN
STRAP/TALI: ORIGINAL SECTOR STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WITH ORIGINAL SECTOR CLASP
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED MODEL, NO BOX AND NO PAPER
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED
PRICE: (SOLD TO MY BUDDY FROM SUBANG)

BRIEF HISTORY OF SECTOR WATCHES
Sector is a watch company that mixes Italian design with Swiss watch expertise and was started in 1973. During the 1980’s Sector grew in popularity and became a leader on the Italian sports watch market. Sector is all about sports watches and particularly extreme sports. During the 1980’s en 1990’s, Sector sponsored athletes who were taking part in extreme challenges. Lately, Sector doesn’t focus just on extreme sports anymore but sports in general so they can reach more public. However, Sector will always be a sports watch and is not meant for casual or business use. It’s designed for people who live an active and busy life who are looking for a watch that looks good, has great features, is robust and stands against extreme conditions.

Sector Group, a renowned Italian watch company that blends Swiss watch expertise with Italian design, was started in the year 1973. By mid 1980's, it turned into a prestigious name and is currently a leading name in the Italian sport watch-making industry. The group's movement started by the way of Sector brand, which in the 1980s dominated the Italian watch market. At some point in the same period, the Group invigorated the Philip Watch brand.
Sector Group initiated a tactic of diversification in early 1990s by launching the brands Chronostar and MoDe. The group got hold of the consent to make "Roberto Cavalli timepieces" in March 2000. Subsequent to the acquisition of the venture Opera, it achieved the license for "Valentino" in October 2002. It wrapped up union with the Benetton Group for the brands Sisley and United Colors of Benetton in 2003.
Sector Group possesses a strong set-up of production partners, commercial offices and distributors all over the world. The early and mid 1980s could well be termed as the golden era for Sector brand of watches. The account of this noteworthy brand commenced in the same period. The brand took its voyage to all evocative and distant spots on the earth linked through grand and tremendous sporting events. Sector is producing watches for people by way of an optimistic approach to life and for those persistently motivated to surpass themselves in everyday tests. Chiefly, Sector puts forward a broad assortment of sports watches. The amount of appreciation its watches receive, is the outcome of unremitting research in design and immense consideration to quality.
Never make a mistake to think of it as an ordinary sports watch producer. Rather, it is a trendy sports watch maker that tenders top feat and innovative design without knowing any limits. Being a world beater in the sport category, it initiated a unique plan from the world go. It formed an association of the topmost athletes to bring reputation to its brand. This policy has paid an immense dividend over the years. It has kept this policy into the practice from very inception to make further innovation in its products with the help of these super sportspersons. Sector's each model could easily be termed as a towering timepiece of assured superiority and consistency. Even in the most intense circumstances, it has stood the test of time and emerged victorious. Almost all Sector watches are "up to date" and jagged in design of mark Swiss Quartz or Automatic movement.
The use of steel and titanium makes it highly water resistant. The Sector watch models which have brought glory to the company are: the stylish 130 series, the Expander 135 series, the lively Expander 750 series and the Expander 950. Sector Watch Company follows an astonishing viewpoint labeled as "No Limits.' It is an exclusive approach to life that Sector endorses and rejoices. From the time of 1989, Sector has devoted sources to completely shore up the ventures of athletes from an assortment of intense disciplines in sports. The Sector "No Limits Team" is the outcome of this great viewpoint.