Monday, March 25, 2013

HIGH GRADE LUXURY CONCORD GENTS POCKET WATCH











VINTAGE AUTHENTIC CONCORD GENTS POCKET WATCH
BRAND/JENAMA:;HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! AUTHENTIC CONCORD GENTS POCKET WATCH
MADE IN;SWISS
CIRCA;1960's (SERIAL NO. 7311288)
MODEL:= GENTLEMAN POCKET WATCH
CRYSTAL;ACRYLIC 
MOVEMENT;HIGH GRADE CONCORD 17 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL 178 CXC - VERY RARE
DIAL COLOR:;BLACK RAISED GOLD TONE ROMAN MARKERS WITH LARGE SUB-SECOND DIAL AT 6:00
FUNCTION;GENTLEMAN LUXURIOUS POCKET WATCH
HANDS:; GOLD TONE STICK HANDS
MARKERS:;GOLD TONE ROMAN MARKERS
CASING : 14K GOLD FILLED
HANGING LUGS: -
MEASUREMENT: 43mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN
BACKCASE ENGRAVING: NONE
CROWN:;ORIGINAL CONCORD GP CROWN
CHAIN: NEW NON CONCORD GOLD PLATED POCKET WATCH CHAIN
SIZE CHIN: EXTRA LONG
EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL & VERY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND.
PRICE: RM4,500 (NEGOTIABLE)

RARE COLLECTION - AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SEIKO SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH ASIAN GAMES LIMITED EDITION GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)



This is the classic Seiko Single Button Chronograph Asia Games Limited Edition 5717-8990  
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.

MOVEMENTORIGINAL AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT, Cal. 5717, 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 5717-8990 DIAL AND HANDS
STEM/CROWNORIGINAL STEM ORIGINAL CROWN
It Comes With Date Wheel.
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 ORIGINAL BEZEL INSERT.
BRACELET/STRAPIt comes with aftemarket SS Bracelet strap.FAT SPRING BARS are used in this watch as Seiko diver should come on fat spring bars.
SERIAL NUMBER4106598 which dates production back on October 1964. She is 49years old.
WATER RESISTANCENot Stated
PRICE: retail preowned RM2000++ but this is my personal collection but willing to let go if the price offered is reasonable - SOLD TO MR HEW FROM AUSTRALIA

Saturday, March 23, 2013

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SOLID 14KN GOLD BENRUS DIAMOND HANDS GENTS WRISTWATCH












BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SOLID 14K GOLD BENRUS DIAMONDS GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's
MODEL: DIAMOND DRESS WATCH
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC 
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: BENRUS 17 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: GOLD TONE TONE
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTE, SUB SECOND SECOND 
HANDS/JARUM: SOLID WHITE GOLD WITH GENUINE DIAMONDS (0.30 CARAT)
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: RAISED GOLD TONE ARROW HEAD & ARABIC MARKERS
CASING : SOLID 14K GOLD
LUGS: UNIQUE FROG LEG LUG size 18mm 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 35mm DIAMETER with CROWN and 38mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: SOLID 14K GOLD BEZEL
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: BENRUS 14K GOLD~557447
CROWN: ORIGINAL SOLID 14K GOLD BENRUS CROWNS
STRAP/TALI: NEW GOLD PLATED BULOVA SPIEDEL BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 9.5" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED MODEL... ALARM SET AND VERY LOUD!
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME 
PRICE/HARGA: RM1,600 (NEGOTIABLE)
LISTING RM1600 SOLD RM0.00

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BENRUS WATCHES
Although the company went out of business in 1977, large numbers of their well made and dependable fine Benrus watches are available as vintage collectors’ items.
Way back in 1921 three brothers called Oscar, Ralph and Benjamin Lazrus founded the Benrus Watch Company. History doesn’t tell us why Benjamin was the brothers’ name that was chosen but the company name, Benrus, is a combination of the first syllable of his name and the second syllable of their family name. Benrus watches is sometimes mistaken for a Swiss watch making company because early in its history the American owned and operated company leased one floor of factory space from a Swiss owned watch making company that was located in La Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland. Their reason for doing this was to help to circumvent the draconian regulations against the use of Swiss watch movements in foreign time pieces. The earliest models of Benrus watches featured precision movements made by the Schild Company, a well known and established Swiss watch maker. The first watch casings from the Benrus Watch Company are not marked with their brand name due to the Swiss regulations discussed previously.
In the decade of the 1930’s the innovative and creative styling of Benrus watches started to attract quite a following. Their chic designs featured such innovations as cushion watches and rectangular shaped watch casings. It was during this period of time that the Benrus Watch Company first became well known to the American consumer market. The company continued to be known as a leader in style and design in the watch making industry. During the 1940’s they made a range of fine time pieces that are avidly sought after by vintage watch collectors today. Perhaps the most famous of these was the manually winding calendar watch.
Other brands that sold under the Benrus name were 

SOVEREIGN

BELFORTE
In the 1960's through the late 70's, Benrus made military issue watches used by the Army and Navy. These were issued to servicemen fighting in the Vietnam War. 

Early in the 1960's Ben and Ralph Lazrus were in their 70's and ready for retirement. By the mid to late 70's Benrus Incorporated was a diversified manufacturer of a number of consumer products. Companies included: Benrus Watch Co. Watches, Wells, Inc. Jewelry, and Destino, Ltd. - Christian Dior Products. An attempt to consolidate all the various manufacturing enterprises under one roof proved to be a much more expensive move than anyone calculated, and a final blow to the company which subsequently filed bankrupt in 1977.
The company was then sold, and after passing through several more hands, came under the ownership of the Hampden Company, which also owned "Fantasy Diamonds", with factories in both the Virgin Islands and Chicago. An attempt was made to bring back the Benrus brand under Hampden/Fantasy, which was somewhat successful but short lived. Among others, a reissue of Vietnam service watches proved very popular.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX DATEJUST 1601 GENTS WRISTWATCH













AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST 
GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1975 -
MODEL: OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE JUST MODEL 1601
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ROLEX 25 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 1570
DIAL COLOR: BLACK DIAL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SECOND. NON QUICK SET DATE AT 3:00
HANDS/JARUM: WHITE GOLD/BLACK HANDS
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: RAISED WHITE GOLD TONE BATON MARKERS
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL/ KELULI SEPENUHNYA
LUGS: 19mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 37mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: SOLID 18K WHITE GOLD RING
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINAL ROLEX 1 STEPS SOLID 18K WHITE GOLD CROWN
STRAP/TALI: GENUINE ROLEX JUBILEE STAINLESS STEEL BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"
DISCONTINUED ROLEX MODEL... RARE MINT DIAL!
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED
PRICE:  SOLD TO KENNETH LEE FROM SETAPAK
LIST RM6,500 SOLD:RM

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 VINTAGE PAUL BUHRE GENT WRISTWATCH







VERY VERY RARE VINTAGE PAUL BUHRE PORCELAIN DIAL GENTS WRISTWATCH

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS FOR EUROPEAN MARKET - FOR RUSSIAN MARKET KNOWN AS PAVEL BURE)
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1950's
MODEL: CLASSIC
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: INHOUSE SWISS PAUL BUHRE 23 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL.294
DIAL COLOR: WHITE PORCELAIN
FUNCTION: HOUR, MINUTE AND SUB SEVOND AT 6:00
HANDS/JARUM: DAUPHINE BLACK TONE
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: RAISED GOLD DOT AND ARABIC MARKERS
CASING : 80 MICRON GOLD PLATED TOP AND STAINLESS STEEL BACK (MISSING GOLD EMBLEM AT BACK
LUGS: 18mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 37mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 41mm LUG TO LUG
CASEBACK MARKING: NONE
CROWN: GOLD PLATED
STRAP: NEW GENUINE BROWN LEATHER
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"
WORKING CONDITION, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL & HARD TO FIND
PRICE/HARGA: RM3000SOLD RM00 (NEGOTIABLE)

BRIEF HISTORY OF PAUL BUHRE (FAMOUSLY KNOWN AS PAVEL BURE IN RUSSIA) WATCHES

«Paul Buhre» founder
Paul Buhre watch company was founded in 1875 
«Paul Buhre» manufacture
in St. Petersburg by Carl Bure, whose son Paul became his worthy successor.
In 1874, in the city of Le Locle (Switzerland), Paul purchased a large watch factory. In 1899, after Bure's death, Paul Buhre watch company was awarded the title of "The Official Supplier of the Imperial Court."
And, as Buhre had no heir, after his death the company was sold to a Swiss man, Jean-Georges Pfund and a Frenchman Paul Girard.
Paul Buhre watches always amazed and impressed the customers by their original design and high quality. However, even the experts of antique watches find it difficult to explain why Bure watches are so popular. Many watch companies, such as Winter and Omega, could not compete with Paul Buhre brand. 
Paul Buhre released the watches for public at large, because the lowest price of its watch was only two rubles. The brand also produced expensive watches, made of silver or gold. It's worth mentioning, that Paul Buhre purchased the complicated movements, such as chronographs and repeaters, at the most famous Swiss watch companies. In 1916, Paul Buhre company received the Swiss patent ¹ 74 144 for the in-house chronograph.
At numerous international exhibitions the company was awarded the highest prizes.
In 1917, the Revolution put an end to the watchmaking business in Russia. It is worth saying, that there was a wall clock by Paul Buhre in the Kremlin, in Lenin's office.
Only in 2004, he company was reborn and “Pavel Karlovich Bure's Trading House” was created. And in 2005, new watch collections, produced by ancient tradition, were released. 
It should be mentioned, that Pavel Bure, the famous Russian hockey player, who is a descendant of the watchmaker Bure, has decided to revive the watchmaking business of his great predecessor.
Paul Buhre watch mechanism
Paul Buhre watches are made in the
Paul Buhré shop
 classical style. Each model is original: «M01010», «M0051», «M01015», «M0064», «M0066», «M00640», etc. Almost every watch is equipped with the Swiss ETA movement, the cases are round, made of stainless steel, the glasses are sapphire crystals, the straps are produced from crocodile leather. There are some models with the 46-hour power reserve. The golden watches are made of 18K rose or white gold.
M0063 wrist watch is a model of a great interest. The dial is turned in such a way, that it is rather handy to read the time in any situation, even while driving a car. Also  the crown has changed its location – it is placed at "12:00".
The company released a collection known as “Chasovnik”. On the watch dial there are the zodiacal symbols.
The watch admirers can enjoy Paul Buhre collections in the museums of Russia and  other countries.  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

AUTHENTIC JEAN D'EVE SECTORA AUTOMATIC JUMPHOUR GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)








Brand: Jean D Eve Series: Sectora Automatic Watch Series 
SKW model: JE 005 Jean D Eve reference: 653752-AS.OB 
Water resistant: 35 m. 
Material: 18 ct white gold case (white gold has some flaking on lugs edges showing the yellow gold) 
leather strap 
sapphire crystal front and see-through back 
automatic movement 
SOLD TO MY BUDDY SAIFUL FROM PJ - Retail when new was USD10,000 

Brief History of Jean d'Eve Sectora Wristwatch

When Tourneau introduced its famous Sectora wristwatch in 1980, it became an instant classic. This iconic art deco timepiece featured two retrograde hands encased in a distinctive asymmetric case. 

The watch represented a totally different way to tell time and reminded many of an automobile speedometer. The historic watch featured a twenty oneautomatic Swiss movement and was available in stainless steel and 18K versions. 

Although the original Sectora has been out of production for many years, it is still a highly sought after item on the auction market. With this illustrious history, it wasn’t surprising that when Tourneau opened its new four story flagship Madison Avenue Concept Store in June of 2011, they featured the Sectora in the store’s unique in-store museum. 

Many manufacturers have produced watches with retrograde jump hour movements before, but the Sectora’s beautiful design and unique dual retrograde movement was the watch that really captured the public’s attention. Tourneau Asymetric Sectora Watch Displayed at the Tourneau Museum Jean d’Eve Sectora II Automatic Watch When renowned Swiss watchmaker Jean d’Eve re-introduced this double retrograde design in the mid-1980’s with it’s own Sectora series, a new star was born. 

Jean d’Eve Sectora watches are now recognized as a pioneer in retrograde display technology. The new Jean d’Eve Sectora II Automatic builds on its predecessor’s double retrograde heritage with a new mechanical movement based on the famed ETA-2892. Jean d’Eve has added its own proprietary retrograde plate to this movement and fitted the artfully designed asymmetric case with a clear sapphire back, so you can see the movement in action. The Jean D’Eve Sectora II Automatic pays homage to the original Tourneau design, while updating the watch for today’s customer. 
The 46mm x 37.5mm 18k white gold case is significantly larger than the original design’s 41mm x 32mm dimensions. In addition to the new automatic movement, the Sectora II features an easy to read date window at 12 o’clock and a choice of silvery white or charcoal gray dials. This masculine, retro inspired watch can be fitted with either a custom stainless steel bracelet for a sporty look, or an alligator strap for dressier occasions. 

The Sectora II Automatic could easily see success that surpasses the original design that inspired it. The fit and finish of this beautiful art deco design is exceptional for a watch of this price range. Many consider this watch to be the most affordable of any Swiss made, mechanical double retrograde watch available today. 

Jean d’Eve is a Swiss watch company founded in 1888 by Mr. Charles Barbezat. Watch DESCRIPTION: Jean D'Eve SECTORA watch automatic reveals an unusual read out of the time. Respectful to Jean d'Eve tradition yet very modern, the long expected Sectora Automatic completes well the Sectora family. You can almost find all world famous watches here in my blog. Who says a watch dial has to have a 360º dial? The Sectora watch from Jean d’Eve has hour and minute hands that move over a 120º angle.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE TECHNOS SKYSONIC AUTOMATIC GENTS WRISTWATCH









BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC TECHNOS SKYSONIC GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's
MODEL: SKYSONIC~ TECHNOS WORLD WIDE
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: TECHNOS 25 JEWELS AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: DARK BLACKISH GREY
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: DAYDATE AT 6:00
HANDS/JARUM: SILVER TONE WITH BLACK/WHITE 
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: LUMINOUS SILVER BATON/ BATON KEPERAKAN LUMINASI
CASING : BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL
HIDDEN LUGS: 19mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 38mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 41mm LUG TO LUG
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: BUCHERER LOGO, ANTI MAGNETIC~WATER RESISTANT
CROWN: ORIGINAL TEHCNOS / KELULI TECHNOS
STRAP/TALI: NEW GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL & VERY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
PRICE/HARGA : RM650.00 NEGOTIABLE/BOLEH DIRUNDING

HISTORY
In the Swiss watch industry, the year of 1850 is shown with pride and tradition. It marks the appearance of TECHNOS, a mark trade that would become famous in the whole world.

In the seventies, the Swiss watch industry was seriously affected by the new quartz technology, and needed help from the Swiss banks. A nominated interventor drastically reformulated a significant group of watch industries and launched with success a plastic disposable watch, under whose shelter, nowadays, are integrated most of the well-known swiss watch marks. TECHNOS, however, succeeded in striding a different venture.
The company decided to invest in material research and new technologies, as well as in the constant renovation of its lines of watches. At present are manufactures more than 600 models, establishing tendencies when the matter is design and industrial inovation.