Wednesday, November 28, 2012

COLLECTORS' ITEM - SEIKO ONE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)




This is the classic Seiko One Button Chronograph 45889 Cal.5719A  
The FIRST Seiko Chronograph introduced in 1964 for Tokyo Asia Games, the Seiko chrono manual one button 21 jewels caliber 5717-8990, the watch was produced to celebrate the technical achievement of the Japanese industry in advance of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Stainless steel all with the Seahorse case back, waterproof 30M. Outer diver's rotating bezel. 100% authentic and in excellent condition. The watch runs keeping time and all functions are in working condition. This watch was produced in the same year 1964 using different cal. 5719A without date disc.





MOVEMENTORIGINAL AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT, Cal. 5719A, Twenty One (21) Jewels Chronograph Mechanism.is running well. The chrono is set, run and reset to zero
METALSolid Stainless Steel Case and Case back.
CASE 'n SIZEORIGINAL FACTORY CASE WITH ORIGINAL . .Width: 37 mm excluding crown; length: 45mm from lug to lug. Thick: 18mm with bezel.
DIAL/MINUTE CHAPTER RING/HANDSORIGINAL SEIKO 45889 DIAL AND HANDS
STEM/CROWNORIGINAL STEM ORIGINAL UNSIGNED CROWN
CRYSTAL/Retainer RINGOriginal Hardlex Crystal with minor scratches
Crystal is attached with crack-free ORIGINAL CRYSTAL-RETAINING RING NOT glued.
Rotating BEZEL 'n INSERTORIGINAL BEZEL RING WITH AFTERMARKET  BEZEL INSERT.
BRACELET/STRAPIt comes with aftemarket TROPIC STYLE BLACK LEATHER   strap. FAT SPRING BARS are used in this watch as Seiko diver should come on fat spring bars.
SERIAL NUMBER470535 which dates production back on JULY 1964. She is 49years old.
WATER RESISTANCENot Stated
PRICE: Personal Collection but willing to let go if reasonable price offered - SOLD TO MR HEW FROM AUSTRALIA

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE LE JOUR CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH











BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SWISS LE JOUR CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's
MODEL: CHRONOGRPAH
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACCRYLIC 
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: SWISS LANDERON CAL. 248 17 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING CRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: CHAMPAGNE - PATINATED
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS/JARUM: SILVER TONE LUMINOUS HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU:UNIQUEUNIQUE RAISED SILVER TONE ARABIC WITH TACHYMETER
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
LUGS: 18mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 38mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -S/N 332 21 SWISS MADE
CROWN: ORIGINAL SS/ KELULI
STRAP/TALI: GENIUNE BLACK LEATHER BAND/TALI KULIT HITAM
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT
CONDITION: VINTAGE, ALL CRONOGRAPH WORKING AND SET TO ZERO. HARD TO FIND, COLLECTOR ITEM
PRICE/HARGA(PERSONAL COLLECTION) 

Le Jour Watches was produced under private label by CUANILLON Cie années 60 BienneHEUER - Années 60 HEUER LEONIDAS SA Bienne. Although Le Jour started trading in 1965, they aren’t a particularly well known brand. They had a number of solid looking chronograph models over the years with good quality Valjoux movements, but seemed to slip into obscurity during the 1980′s.
One of the Le Jour models which you still see from time to time is this PVD coated chronograph which bears more than a striking resemblance to a model by Heuer Pasadena

Monday, November 26, 2012

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE PHILIP WATCH GENTS WRISTWATCH











BRAND/JENAMA : ORIGINAL PHILIPWATCH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MODEL : VINTAGE
 MOVEMENT/ENJIN :PHILIPWATCH 17 RUBIES MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL.50
ORIGIN/BUATAN : SWISS
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 520-42
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1950's
CASING/KEMASAN : BASE METAL TOP & STAINLESS STEEL BACK
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SUB-SECOND AT 6:00
DIAL: CREAM
CROWN: UNSIGNED SS CROWN
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 NEW GENUINE BROWN LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 18mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 36mm W/O CROWN X 44mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: RM650 (NEGOTIABLE)
MARKET VALUE FOR THIS PREOWNED TIME PIECE IS RM2500
LISTING: RM1450  SOLD:RM
ISTING: RM SOLD:


HISTORY

Swiss made and Italian design merge to create exclusive
Philip Watch models.
Founded in 1858
By the Swiss Community in Italy with the name Philippe Watch, the brand has always represented the finest in Swiss watch mechanisms and technology united
with Italian flair and design, creating products of exceptional quality with elegant, timeless style.
1923
One of the first official registration documents of the "Philippe Watch" trademark filed at the registry of Naples dates back to this year.
1930
Philippe Watch becomes one of the first companies in the world to make wristwatches, on a market then characterised exclusively by pocket watches.
1947
La The brand has become so famous and respected that an agreement is stipulated with Patek Philippe to change the name to Philip Watch. In fact, thanks to their technical quality, Philippe Watch timepieces are often associated with this prestigious watch maker.
HERITAGE
TASCA
Stainless steel case.
PRESTIGE
CARIBBEAN
Screw-down crown and case back
1960s
The creation of Caribbean 1000, a true technical revolution in scuba diving watches thanks to its monoblock case, waterproof to 1000 metres.
1980s
The Seahorse model is a huge success as a classic-sports watch, with its unique knurled ring, demonstrating the brand’s amazing ability to develop new design elements.
Today
Philip Watch continues its great tradition, faithful to its values.
View latest version of Philip Watch at Philip Watch Official Website

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ORIGINAL GLASHUTTE SPEZICHRON HI BEAT 28,800 GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND/JENAMA : GLASHUTTE 
MODEL : RETRO
 MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB SPEZICRON HI BEAT 22800 GLASHUTTE GUB 22 RUBIES AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT CAL.11-27
ORIGIN/BUATAN : GERMANY
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 067719
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1980's
CASING/KEMASAN : STAINLESS STEEL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND, NON QUICK DATE
DIAL: TWO TONE DARK/LIGHT BROWN
CROWN: UNSIGNED SS CROWN
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 NEW GENUINE DARK BROWN 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: RM1450 (NEGOTIABLE)
MARKET VALUE FOR THIS PREOWNED TIME PIECE IS RM2000
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.

HISTORY OF GLASHUTTER UHRENBETRIEB (GUB)

Compares the pictures of Glashuette Original movements in older catalogues with those printed in the recent ones, the different movement designations are immediately evident: The older watches are equipped with the movement cal. 10-30, whereas the newer ones have the cal. 39. However, aside from the drastically improved optical finish, the two movements seem to be the same: the same wheels and the same screws seem to be located in the same places on both movements. So where are the differences that justify that new designation, or is this just a try to cheat, to pretend a new movement where there is none?

When the communist German Democratic Republic found its end as a souvereign state, the state-owned “Glashuetter Uhrenbetrieb” (GuB) was busy developing a new selfwinding movement. Solid it should be, and efficient. Before the works could be finished, the company was sold to the French movement manufacturer France Ebauches SA. This company tried to save itself from bankruptcy by means of German know-how and the cheap labour in Eastern Germany. The new selfwinding movement should compete with the Swiss movements produced by ETA, and was therefore developed specifically with a high momentum and maximum universality in mind. Before the short-time owner of the Glashuette watch manufactory had to develop a new movement, they found already a good movement in Glashuette: In 1978, the V.E.B. ("Volkseigener Betrieb" = People's owned company) Glashuetter Uhrenbetriebe (GUB) brought out their last completely new construction, the cal. 11-26, dubbed Spezichron.

This Spezichron was modernized in several steps under control of first the France Ebauches, then the Treuhand-Anstalt, and finally of Heinz W. Pfeifer, until it found its way as cal. 10-30 into the new watches of Glashuette Original. Under control of the Treuhandanstalt, which, from 1990 to 1994, took over the former East German state-owned companies and sought to bring them into the private sector, the movement cal. 10-30 was completed and used in a new and very cheap line of watches after 1993.

The Spezichron cal. 11-27 movement was the successor of the popular "Spezimatic", which was produced from 1964 until 1980. Compared to the Spezimatic, the new Spezichron was smaller and faster: 28,800 A/h, while the Spezimatic only had 18,000. With that movement, the East German GUB could compete with the common movements of Swiss origins. The Spezichron was solid and accurate. Additionally, a version with weekday display was made; it was designated cal. 11-27.

Yet there were plans for more complications, which could not be based on the trusted 10-30 movement; a new development was necessary. However, it was neither economically feasible nor desirable to have completely new cases and dials produced for the new base movement. Therefore, the starting point of the effort was the condition, that the new movement had the same dimensions, as well as the location of important parts, such as the winding stem, must be the same as in the old 10-30. Additionally, the planned new complication modules should have enough space on the movement’s front.
All elements of the 10-30 movement, which were tried and reliable, were taken over into the new construction, above all the complete escapement was transferred. Even these parts were refined, however, with the addition of a swan neck adjustement, for example. The result of the development was the new cal. 39 movement, which from the outside, looked like the old 10-30. Yet of the originally 130 parts, only 17 remained unchanged. The new movement had more jewels, a better adjustment, and, above all, a better ability to wear additional complication modules.

With the 10-30, every module had to be autonomous; that means, that each module had to consist of an upper an a lower baseplate, so that the final movement had four plate layers. The new cal. 39 movement was constructed in a way that its upper baseplate could serve as the lower base of the module, resulting in a “sandwich” of only three plate layers. This saves space which can be used for more complicated modules.
Finally, the optical qualities of the new movement were drastically improved: skeletonized rotor, finely grinded wheels, angled plates and teeth, the decoration work entirely done by hand. In spite of the still solid base of a movement designed to compete with the ETA-workhorses, the Glashuette Original cal. 39 without doubt is one of the finest selfwinding movements on the market.

The cal. 26 movement found in the watches of UNION/Glashuette, is based on that cal. 39 movement, but is changed in two essential ways: It consists of 12 parts less than its GO counterpart (mainly in the fine adjustement area), and its decoration is mostly machine-made. This saves a lot of money and enables UNION, to offer fine inhouse movements in well-made, competitively priced watches.

This movement was the successor of the popular "Spezimatic", which was produced from 1964 until 1980. Compared to the Spezimatic, the new Spezichron was smaller and faster: 28,800 A/h, while the Spezimatic only had 18,000. With that movement, the East German GUB could compete with the common movements of Swiss origins. The Spezichron was solid and accurate. Additionally, a version with weekday display was made; it was designated cal. 11-27.

A year later, in 1994, the company was bought by Heinz W. Pfeifer, and immediately the cal. 10-30 was thoroughly revised in order to equip high-class watches. More than 60 changes were made, until the movement, which internally was designated cal. 10-30/2, was used for the then new “Klassik”-line. However, the movement’s potential for refinement was exhausted. It was used in all self-winding Glashuette Original watches, including the chronographs, which added a chrono module to the base movement.
Yet there were plans for more complications, which could not be based on the trusted 10-30 movement; a new development was necessary. However, it was neither economically feasible nor desirable to have completely new cases and dials produced for the new base movement. Therefore, the starting point of the effort was the condition, that the new movement had the same dimensions, as well as the location of important parts, such as the winding stem, must be the same as in the old 10-30. Additionally, the planned new complication modules should have enough space on the movement’s front.

AUTHENTIC NEW IN BOX PHILIP WATCH PRESTIGE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND/JENAMA : ORIGINAL PHILIPWATCH PRESTIGE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MODEL : VINTAGE
 MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SWISS VALJOUX 21 JEWELS AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT CAL.7750
ORIGIN/BUATAN : SWISS
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 82 43 901 016
CIRCA/TAHUN : 2010
CASING/KEMASAN : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL 
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SUB-SECOND AT 9:00, 3 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH, QUICKSET DATE AT 3:00
DIAL: BLACK
CROWN: SIGNED SS CROWN
BEZEL: -

MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI : NEW GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST

LUGS SIZE: 21mm
BAND WIDTH: 21mm
LENS/CERMIN : SCRATCH FREE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 40mm W/O CROWN X 45mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: 100M
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: RM3650 (NEGOTIABLE)
MARKET VALUE FOR THIS TIME PIECE IS GBP1,590 (RM8000)
LISTING: RM3650  SOLD:RM
ISTING: RM SOLD:


HISTORY

Swiss made and Italian design merge to create exclusive
Philip Watch models.
Founded in 1858
By the Swiss Community in Italy with the name Philippe Watch, the brand has always represented the finest in Swiss watch mechanisms and technology united
with Italian flair and design, creating products of exceptional quality with elegant, timeless style.
1923
One of the first official registration documents of the "Philippe Watch" trademark filed at the registry of Naples dates back to this year.
1930
Philippe Watch becomes one of the first companies in the world to make wristwatches, on a market then characterised exclusively by pocket watches.
1947
La The brand has become so famous and respected that an agreement is stipulated with Patek Philippe to change the name to Philip Watch. In fact, thanks to their technical quality, Philippe Watch timepieces are often associated with this prestigious watch maker.
HERITAGE
TASCA
Stainless steel case.
PRESTIGE
CARIBBEAN
Screw-down crown and case back
1960s
The creation of Caribbean 1000, a true technical revolution in scuba diving watches thanks to its monoblock case, waterproof to 1000 metres.
1980s
The Seahorse model is a huge success as a classic-sports watch, with its unique knurled ring, demonstrating the brand’s amazing ability to develop new design elements.
Today
Philip Watch continues its great tradition, faithful to its values.
View latest version of Philip Watch at Philip Watch Official Website

Friday, November 23, 2012

AUTHENTIC LUXURIOUS SEIKO SPRING DRIVE GMT POWER RESERVED GENTS WRISTWATCH





















MOVEMENTORIGINAL SPRING DRIVE MOVEMENT Cal. 5R66A, 
METALSolid Stainless Steel Case and Case back.
CASE 'n SIZEORIGINAL FACTORY CASE WITH ORIGINAL . .Width: 43mm excluding crown; length: 49mm from lug to lug. Thick: 13mm with bezel.
DIAL/MINUTE CHAPTER RING/HANDSORIGINAL SEIKO 5R66-0AJ0 DIAL AND HANDS
STEM/CROWNORIGINAL STEM ORIGINAL CROWN
It Comes With Date Wheel.
CRYSTAL/Retainer RINGOriginal Seiko Sapphire Crystal 
Rotating BEZEL 'n INSERTNone
BRACELET/STRAPIt comes with Original Seiko 34L5-B-C Stainless Steel Bracelet strap.FAT SPRING BARS are used in this watch as Seiko watches should come on fat spring bars. (Never been used, kept in the box)
SERIAL NUMBER670048 which dates production back on July 2006 She is 6 years old but look like new
FUNCTIONS72 hrs Power Reserved, GMT, Quickset Date, Water Resistant 10 BAR
PRICE: retail preowned RM19,000++ but this is my personal collection but willing to let go if the price offered is reasonable


Brief Information on Seiko Spring Drive Wristwatch 


The Spring Drive is a watch movement that was developed by Seiko Epson through collaboration with Seiko Instruments and Seiko Holding. Up-to-date, it is the only commercially available wristwatch embedded technology capable of truly creating a continuous movement of the second hand, instead of the traditional beats per time unit as seen in quartz or mechanical watches.
It uses a mainspring, barrel, automatic winder and stem winding like in a mechanical watch to store the watch energy. The conventional escapement is replaced with a device that Seiko calls a Tri-synchro Regulator to regulate the unwinding of the mainspring. The regulator controls the use of the three forms of energy used in the Spring Drive mechanism; the mechanical power of the mainspring, the electrical energy generated from this mechanical power, and the electronicmagnetic energy that governs the rotation of the glide wheel. The energy produced by the glide wheel is used to power a control circuit and quartz crystal oscilator, which in turn regulates the electro-mechanical braking of the glide wheel.
The glide wheel's speed is sampled 8 times per second (i.e. each time it makes a complete revolution around the regulator) and compared with the reference quartz signal by the circuit. A variable braking force is continuously applied to regulate the glide wheel's frequency. This is the only movement with a time-only feedback (or phase-locked) loop in existence today.
The Tri-synchro Regulator's innovations result in a watch where the hands glide instead of ticking as in a conventional mechanical or quartz watch. This is because the movement never stops as in a traditional escapement, it is slowed to the proper speed by the brake. The movement is specified to 1 second accuracy per day. However, 1-2s per week is commonly reported by owners.
The movement is used on the Spring Drive International collection and in some watches of Grand SeikoCredorGalanteIzulAnanta and Prospex series. Complications include moon phase, power reserve, chronograph, sonnerie, GMT and calendar functions. These watches are fairly expensive, with the least complicated models costing several thousand dollars. The top of the line is the Credor Minute Repeater in rose gold priced at 33 million yen (over $400,000 USD) and can be considered a grand compilation.