Monday, February 18, 2013

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE LECOULTRE GENTS MILITARY WRISTWATCH












BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE LE-COULTRE GENTS MILITARY WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC - MINOR SCRATCHES HARDLY VISIBLE
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: VERY RARE VACHERON-LECOULTRE (VXN) 17 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 450/2A- S/N296337
DIAL COLOR: CREAM TONE MILITARY DIAL WITH BULLHEAD 24HRS MARKERS- NICE PATINA
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SWIPE SECOND
HANDS/JARUM: LUMINOUS BROWN BLUE METAL HANDS (NO LONGER LUMED)
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: LUMINOUS ARABIC MILITARY MARKERS (NO LONGER LUMED)
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL/KELULI SEPENUHNYA
LUGS: 16mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 31mm DIAMETER W/O CROWN and 39mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: S/N 238792
CROWN: ORIGINAL CROWN - UNSIGNED
STRAP/TALI: NOS STAINLESS STEEL FLEXIBLE BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 7.5"

DISCONTINUED LECOULTRE MILTARY MODEL... RAREST!
BEAUTIFUL PATINA DIAL, GOOD CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: RM3,000 (NEGOTIABLE/BOLEH DIRUNDING)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF LE COULTRE WATCHES
A brilliant inventor and self-taught watchmaker, Antoine-LeCoultre founded his first workshop in 1833, following the invention of a machine to produce watchmaking pinions. Ever since, the Manufacture Jaeger-Lecoultre has developed constantly around the founder's original workshops.
Surprisingly enough, it was neither a physicist nor an engineer who first measured the micron; it was Antoine LeCoultre, in 1844. He had created watch components that were so perfect no tool could actually detect their degree of inaccuracy. He followed that up by inventing the world's most accurate instrument: the Millionometer, which served as a benchmark for over half a century.
In 1847, LeCoultre created a revolutionary system that was to do away with the need for keys to rewind and set watches. His simple and brilliant solution was a pushbutton that activated a lever to switch from one function to another. It was the first keyless winding mechanism, and the first reliable system that eliminated the need for keys to wind or set a watch.
In 1866, when Swiss watchmaking was still structured around small home-run workshops, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to bring together under one rood the many skills involved in making watches, and installed a steam-driven machine to operate their new tools. LeCoultre & Cie thus became the first Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux.
It was in 1903 when the Parisian Edmond Jaeger set Swiss watchmakers the challenge of producing ultra-thin calibres. It would lead to the Calibre 145, the world's thinnest mechanical movement, measuring no more than 1.38 mm, and the friendship of Antoine LeCoultre's grandson, Jacques-Devid LeCoultre. These two men would give a rise to a range of horological wonders, and eventually the birth of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand in 1937.
In the year 1908, the Manufacture created its first rectangular-shaped calibre in response to the challenge created to miniaturize watches to wear on the wrist. By the "Roaring 20s" (1920s), very small ladies' wristwatches were all the rage, but extreme miniaturization always led to a loss of reliability and precision. The Duoplan brilliantly solved this problem by arranging its parts on split levels. It would lead to the world's smallest movement, Calibre 101. Outdoing the Calibre 145, Jaeger-Lecoultre miniaturized the Duoplan caliber to the extreme, weighing in at barely one gram and comprising of 74 parts. Its record is still unmatched to this date.
Since its founding, the Manufacture has created and produced over 1,000 different calibres in many varieties. Over 200 patented inventions have contributed to the progress of Swiss watchmaking in the field of movements, as well as that of cases, bracelets, dials, and watch functions.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE TAG HEUER 200 "STARFISH" CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)













Mens Classic TAG Heuer 200M Chronograph Automatic WristWatch 740.306 

Description: 
Manufacturer:TAG Heuer 
Movement: Swiss Valjour 7750 Automatic Movement 
Crystal : Sapphire 
Dial: Black
Hand :  Luminous Silver Tone
Marker: Luminous Baton Markers
Case Size: With the crown: 41mm Without the crown: 38mm Lug to lug: 44mm 
Crown: Original (TAG Heuer Logo) 
Band: Original TAG Heuer bracelet 
Band Length : 7.5 inchs (19.3cm) 
Band Width : 20Millimeters Weight : 123.5 grams 
Watch is working and is in excellent condition. 
Comes with Original Tag Heuer Box but No Papers
Price : (SOLD TO MR SAAD FROM SG BULOH)

HISTORY OF TAG HEUER

The TAG Heuer company has its roots in 1860 when Edouard Heuer founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG in St-Imier, Switzerland, patenting his first chronograph in 1882. In 1887 Heuer patented an 'oscillating pinion' still used by major watchmakers for mechanical chronographs.
Formation
TAG Heuer was formed in 1985 when TAG (Techniques d'Avant Garde), manufacturers of high-tech items such as ceramic turbochargers for Formula One cars, acquired Heuer.
On 13 September 1999 TAG Heuer accepted a bid from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. of SwFr1.15 billion (£452.15 million) (US$739 million) contingent upon a transfer of 50.1% of stocks.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE JAEGER LECOLTRE MEMOVOX GENTS ALARM WRISTWATCH








BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE 10K GOLD FILLED LECOULTRE MEMOVOX ALARM GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1970's
MODEL: ALARM - MEMOVOX
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC 
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: LECOULTRE 17 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL.K014
DIAL COLOR: CHAMPAGNE GOLD WITH NICELY DISTRIBUTED PATINA
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND AND ALARM DISC
HANDS/JARUM: GOLD TONE 
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: GOLD TONE BATON MARKERS
CASING : 10K GOLD FILLED
LUGS: 18mm UNUSUAL LOGS LUGS
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 35mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 41mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: 10K GOLD FILLED BEZEL
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: UNSIGNED ORIGINAL CROWN
STRAP/TALI: NEW NON JLC GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 9.5" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED JAEGER LECOULTRE MEMOVOX MODEL... ALARM SET AND LOUD!
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED
PRICE/HARGA: RM3,500 (NEGOTIABLE)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LE COULTRE WATCHES
A brilliant inventor and self-taught watchmaker, Antoine-LeCoultre founded his first workshop in 1833, following the invention of a machine to produce watchmaking pinions. Ever since, the Manufacture Jaeger-Lecoultre has developed constantly around the founder's original workshops.
Surprisingly enough, it was neither a physicist nor an engineer who first measured the micron; it was Antoine LeCoultre, in 1844. He had created watch components that were so perfect no tool could actually detect their degree of inaccuracy. He followed that up by inventing the world's most accurate instrument: the Millionometer, which served as a benchmark for over half a century.
In 1847, LeCoultre created a revolutionary system that was to do away with the need for keys to rewind and set watches. His simple and brilliant solution was a pushbutton that activated a lever to switch from one function to another. It was the first keyless winding mechanism, and the first reliable system that eliminated the need for keys to wind or set a watch.
In 1866, when Swiss watchmaking was still structured around small home-run workshops, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to bring together under one rood the many skills involved in making watches, and installed a steam-driven machine to operate their new tools. LeCoultre & Cie thus became the first Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux.
It was in 1903 when the Parisian Edmond Jaeger set Swiss watchmakers the challenge of producing ultra-thin calibres. It would lead to the Calibre 145, the world's thinnest mechanical movement, measuring no more than 1.38 mm, and the friendship of Antoine LeCoultre's grandson, Jacques-Devid LeCoultre. These two men would give a rise to a range of horological wonders, and eventually the birth of the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand in 1937.
In the year 1908, the Manufacture created its first rectangular-shaped calibre in response to the challenge created to miniaturize watches to wear on the wrist. By the "Roaring 20s" (1920s), very small ladies' wristwatches were all the rage, but extreme miniaturization always led to a loss of reliability and precision. The Duoplan brilliantly solved this problem by arranging its parts on split levels. It would lead to the world's smallest movement, Calibre 101. Outdoing the Calibre 145, Jaeger-Lecoultre miniaturized the Duoplan caliber to the extreme, weighing in at barely one gram and comprising of 74 parts. Its record is still unmatched to this date.
Since its founding, the Manufacture has created and produced over 1,000 different calibres in many varieties. Over 200 patented inventions have contributed to the progress of Swiss watchmaking in the field of movements, as well as that of cases, bracelets, dials, and watch functions.

AUTHENTIC LARGE ROLEX BUBBLEBACK OVERTONNE 6305 GENTS WRISTWATCH (GIFT)






BRAND/JENAMA: HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OVERTONNE "BIG BUBBLEBACK" GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1953
MODEL: OYSTER PERPETUAL OVERTONNE BIG BUBBLEBACK MODEL 6305
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ROLEX 18 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 1235
DIAL COLOR: SATIN FINISH WHITE GOLD DIAL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SECOND AND RED DATE AT 3:00 
HANDS/JARUM: LUMINOUS SILVER TONE DAUPHINE HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: RAISED SILVER TONE BATON MARKERS
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
LUGS: 19mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 38mm DIAMETER W/O CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: 18K WHITE GOLD
ENGRAVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINAL ROLEX 1 STEPS SS CORONATE CROWN 
STRAP/TALI: BLACK LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED ROLEX MODEL... RARE BIG BUBBLEBACK IN MINT CONDITION!
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED
PRICE: RM18,500 GIFT NO LONGER AVAILABLE (NEGOTIABLE)the same model listed in eBay for USD8,889
LIST RM18,500 SOLD:RM0


Rolex 6035 Big Bubbleback is commonly referred to by collectors as "Overttone," which means "Big Egg,"since it has such a thick bubbleback. Rolex in the mid 1950s used to have a red date on the Datejust and Day-Date. This is quite rare to find the Big Bubbleback with solid 18k White Gold Bezel on 100% solid stainless steel case.

A History of Rolex Watches

Hans Wilsdorf founded the company we now know as Rolex in 1905. Born in Kulmbach, Germany in 1881, the company, Wilsdorf & Davies, was based in London. By 1908 it had become one of the leading watch companies in the UK. It was in this year that he coined the name Rolex.
Official Chronometer Certification was awarded to Rolex in 1910 from the "Bureau Officiel" in Switzerland, the first time this had ever been given to a wristwatch. This was to be the first of many accolades awarded to the watch, including the Class A Precision from the Kew Observatory in 1914.
In 1926 the Rolex Oyster was released. It was the first wristwatch to be considered waterproof, proven a year later when the watch was worn by the swimmer Mercedes Gleitze in his successful bid to cross the English Channel. This was beneficial to Wilsdorf whom had sponsored the event and gained considerable exposure for his new Oyster Watch. Wilsdorf recognized the importance of advertising and marketing his creation in order to gain publicity and prestige. 1931 saw the creation of the Perpetual Rotor, a mechanism now seen as the basis for self-winding movements. In the following years Rolex released the first Oyster Perpetual Lady-date (1954) the GMT Master with dual time zone function (1955) and the first Day-Date (1956).
Andre Heiniger took over the company following the death of Hans Wildorf on 06 July 1960. Rolex continued to invent and innovate in terms of technical skill and style throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Sea-dweller (1967) was certified as reaching depths of up to 1,220 meters making it the choice for Professional Divers - a point that was quickly adopted in advertising the model. The Explorer II (1978) and Cosmograph Daytona (1988) were also released to international waiting lists securing Rolex as one of the worlds most prestigious watch brands.

Rolex Dateline

  • 1905 - Hans Wildorf establishes a London firm specialising in the distribution of watches.
  • 1908 - Wildorf coins a brand name in which to sign his creations: Rolex.
  • 1910 - In Switzerland, Rolex obtains the first official chronometer certification ever awarded to a wristwatch.
  • 1914 - The Kew Observatory in Great Britain awards the Rolex wristwatch a CLASS A precision certificate.
  • 1926 - Rolex develops and patents the first airtight, dustproof and waterproof watch - named the Oyster.
  • 1927 - The Rolex Oyster crosses the English Channel unscathed.
  • 1931 - Birth of the Perpetual Rotor, a self winding mechanism later found in every modern automatic watch.
  • 1945 - The Oyster Datejust is invented. The first watch to display the date automatically.
  • 1953 - Rolex has created the diving watch of reference - the Submariner.
  • 1954 - The Oyster Perpetual Ladydate is introduced.
  • 1955 - The Oyster GMT Master is designed making it possible to read the time in any two time zones.
  • 1956 - The Oyster Day-Date is created.
  • 1960 - The so called Bathyscaphe is created and plunges 35,787 feet into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1967 - The Oyster Sea-Dweller is invented - waterproof to a depth of 610 m / 2001 ft.
  • 1971 - The Oyster Explorer II is designed.
  • 1978 - The Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller is tested waterproof to a depth of 1220 m / 4003 ft.
  • 1988 - The first Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with a perpetual rotor.
  • 1992 - A new model is added to the Professioanl range - the Yacht-Master.
  • 2004 - Submariner celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Rolex celebrates with a special commemorative model with a green bezel and unique black dial.

AUTHENTIC MOVADO KINGMATIC DAYDATE BLACKCHRONOGRAPH GENTS DIVERS WRISTWATCH










Watch Description

Brand:                                Movado
Series:                                Kingmatic
Ref. No.:                            MovadA
Gender:                              Men
Condition:                          Preowned
Warranty:                          Expired
Movement:                        Automatic
Power Reserve:                 Not TestedA
Bezel:                                 Fixed
Serial Number:                  Inside backcase
Case Material:                  Stainless Steel
Case Diameter:                 38mm w/o Crown
Case Thickness:                14.8mm
Crown:                                Pull-Out
Crystal Material:               Sapphire
Dial:                                    Black Chrono
Dial Numerals:                   White Arabic
Back-Case:                        Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material:             Black Leather
Clasp:                                 2 Deployment
Buckle Material:               Stainless Steel
Water Resistance:             30 Meter
Price:                                 RM3,500 NEGOTIABLE

THE BRIEF HISTORY OF MOVADO WATCHES

Movado, a company whose name means "always in motion" in Esperanto, began its life in 1881 in a small workshop in La Chaux-de-faunds, Switzerland. Founded by talented watchmaker Achille Ditisheim and his team of six employees, all watches were manufactured and assembled by hand.
By 1899, their hard work and determination had paid off. They were awarded six first-class Official Rating Certificates in their class, and in the following year, they were awarded the Silver Medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

By 1905, the company had settled on its now famous name, Movado, and began in earnest its now famous pursuit of excellence in design and function. They won the 1910 Grand Prix Exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Brussels and Rio de Janeiro for their introduction of 8 ligne wristwatch movements. The introduction of the Polyplan watch in 1912 took the watch community by storm, and these watches are highly sought after at auction today.

In 1947, American designer Nathan George Horwitt created the first Museum Watch. It featured an uncluttered dial, with a simple gold dot marker at the 12:00 position. He likened the design to that of a sun-dial, like recognizing the sun at its zenith at high noon.

The black Museum Watch was already well known, and the company expanded the line to include dozens of variants. There were at least 24 different watches being sold under the name Movado Museum Watch in 1986, and some of these were a far cry from the gaunt simplicity of Horwitt's original design. One watch even had numbers on the dial, and it was ringed with diamonds. The name "Museum Watch" had a certain cachet that the company's advertising exploited as well as it could. The Museum of Modern Art, which displayed the original Horwitt watch, even put up a disclaimer in 1984, noting that "the Movado watch is not a Museum of Art watch, nor is there any connection between the Museum of Modern Art and the Movado Watch Corporation." Sol Flick, a lawyer for North American Watch countered that the "museum" in "Museum Watch" might refer to any museum. "It could be the Museum of Natural History," he said in a November 1986 Consumer Reports article.

Movado later teamed up with designers and artists such as Andy Warhol to create one-of-a-kind limited edition watches, which reside in museums, galleries, and collections today.

Movado is returning to its roots today. It has re-introduced the KingMatic series, which was originally introduced in the 1950's, and featured the first automatic movement and sweeping second hand, both driven from a central rotor. Today, the KingMatic features an all stainless steel case, stainless steel or leather bracelet, sapphire crystal, automatic movement, chronograph and is water resistant to 50 meters.




AUTHENTIC DOXA ORANGE SUB 1000T GENTS DIVERS WRISTWATCH






Factory online price at Doxa Official Website: $3,790.00
PERSONAL COLLECTION




SUB 1000T Professional
ORANGE - IT'S THE NEW ORANGE!
YOU ARE AN ACTION HERO!
The DOXA SUB is synonymous with adventure in and out of the water. Of course, the biggest adventure you might encounter is fighting the traffic into work, a particularly tough session on the treadmill at the gym, or bath time with your kids. But what about when you hit the road? Ironically enough, even with advances in computer and telecommunications technology, more and more of us have to travel regularly for work - and if we're lucky, for pleasure too! All of this travel takes a toll on us as we try to keep up with events at home, or keep connected to our office while we're away.




technica specification
ColourORANGE - Of course!
Case
Satin brushed solid stainless steel (316L). 44.70 mm in diameter (excluding crowns). 14.00 mm in height, dial diameter of 26mm. 2 screw-down crowns at 2 and 4 o'clock. The 1000T Professional is water resistant to a depth of 1000 meters (3000 feet), and is hand assembled in Switzerland.
Crystal
Anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal (3mm) | Dial diameter = 26mm
Case back
Secured screw-in case back
Bezel
Solid stainless steel unidirectional bezel. Engraved with the US Navy maximum no decompression limit times in feet (NOT METRIC)
[bezel operating  instructions]
Movement
High grade 21 jewel self-winding Swiss made movement with hacking seconds, 28,800 beats per hour, based on the ETA 2893-2. Glucydur balance, Nivarox hairspring. Modified and decorated by DOXA.
Anti-Shock
Incabloc shock protection
Functions
Standard Hours, minutes, seconds, quick-set date at 3 o'clock
Hands
Replica of the 1969 hands featuring updated superluminova to ensure luminosity, and DOXA's famous "dwarf" hour hand.