Friday, April 18, 2014

VERY RARE AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SEIKO MONACO 7016-5020 CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND/JENAMA : VERY RARE SEIKO MONACO CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH FOR GENTS
MODEL : 7016-5020
MOVEMENT/ENJIN : 7016A AUTOMATIC 21JEWELS CHRONOGRAPH
ORIGIN/BUATAN : JAPAN
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. :510234
CIRCA/TAHUN : JANUARY 1985
CASING/KEMASAN : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT/PERGERAKAN : SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC 21 JEWELS
DIAL: BLACK
BEZEL: NONE
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL,BACK CASING, BANDS
BAND/TALI : NEW NATO BLUE/BLACK TEXTILE STRAP
LUGS SIZE: 20mm
BAND WIDTH: 20mm
LENS/CERMIN : HARDLEX MINERAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 40mm X 42mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: 150 METERS
CONDITION/KONDISI : MINT, EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME, CHRONOGRAPH SET AND RESET TO ZERO
PRICE/HARGA: PERSONAL COLLECTION (WILLING TO LET GO FOR USD500)

About Seiko
In 1877, at the age of 18, Kintaro Hattori set up business repairing the Western-style clocks that were becoming increasingly popular in Japan. By 1892, Hattori was manufacturing his own clocks in a factory he called Seikosha, from the words "seiko" meaning "exquisite," "success," or "miniature," and "sha" meaning "house." The company grew and prospered, producing its first wristwatch in 1913 and launching the Seiko brand in 1924. Technological innovation has always been a driving force in the company's history. Key milestones include Seiko's introduction of the world's first quartz watch in 1969, and its successful launch, in 1988, of the Kinetic, the world's first battery-free watch with quartz accuracy. Today, the Seiko brand continues to stand for state-of-the-art technology, as well as superior quality and refined design.
From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattori’s Vision for Seiko has become reality. A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our Corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko, for 125 years committed to the art and science of time.
A culture of innovation connects a 19th century Tokyo clock shop with 20th century advances in timekeeping to an extraordinary 21st century "quiet revolution." Continually driven by dedication and passion, established a multitude of world’s first technologies… transforming the principles of timekeeping.
The first quartz wristwatch – changed the history of time.
The first Kinetic – marked a new era in quartz watch technology.
In 1969, Seiko Astron, the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.
In an instant, Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of wristwatches –And Seiko technology firmly established today’s standard in Olympic and sports timing.
1984, another celebrated first – Kinetic Technology – powered by body movement.
Kinetic – a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy –the driving force behind more world’s firsts.
Kinetic Chronograph – the next generation of high performance timekeeping.
Kinetic Auto Relay – automatically resets to the correct time.
Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology of perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.
And now Kinetic Direct Drive – move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are generating in real time.
In the realm of fine watches, time is measured by Seiko innovation – A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time.






Friday, April 11, 2014

AUTHENTIC LUXURIOUS SWISS ALFEX MOONPHASE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH










BRAND: AUTHENTIC SWISS ALFEX MOONPHASE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: SWISS
CIRCA: 1980's
MODEL: AUTOMATIC TRUE MOONPHASE 2 REGISTERS CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: VERY CLEAN SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL, NO SCRATCH with Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Caseback
MOVEMENT: VALJOUX 21 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 7756
DIAL COLOR: BLACK MOONPHASE DIAL with Date at 3:00
HANDS: GOLD TONE
MARKERS: RAISED GOLD TONE ROMAN MARKERS
CASING : GOLD TOP PLATED AND SOLID STAINLESS STEEL BACK with Exhibition Caseback
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT: 38mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG
BACK CASE MARKING: SWISS MADE-WATER RESISTANT-ANTI MAGNETIC-STAINLESS STEEL BACK-AUTOMATIC-
CROWN: GOLD PLATED
STRAP: GENUINE ORIGINAL BLACK LEATHER BAND WITH GP BUCKLE
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
CONDITION: WORKING AND KEEPING TIME, TRUE 30 nights MOONPHASE, CHRONOGRAPH SET AND RESET TO ZERO.
RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE WHEN NEW IS USD3,500.00
PRICE: USD2,000 (NEGOTIABLE)
SOLD FOR RM6,500NG : RM6,500.00 SOLD: 

BRIEF HISTORY OF ALFEX WATCHES



The foundation for the success story of the Swiss traditional watch-making brand Alfex was laid in 1948. Today, the company headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, is an independent global brand that captivates customers in more than 50 countries. The secret of this success lies in the clever union of classical Swiss art and the latest production technologies with the creativity of internationally acclaimed designers. These qualities characterize all Alfex collections and distinguish every single watch
The Alfex watches bear the designation "Swiss Made". This label enjoys a solid reputation throughout the world. The label embodies a concept of quality that includes the technical quality of watches as well as their aesthetic quality. Alfex watches are completely manufactured in stainless steel or stainless steel gold-plated, which eliminates the risk of allergic reactions or colour changes. All models are equipped with a precision Swiss clockwork mechanism, are waterproof and the majority are sealed up to 5 ATM.
The unmistakable flair of the Alfex Collection is the result of the creative integrity of its designers. Ever-changing, the award winning styling inspires confidence in those with their own sense of fashion who dare to be different.
International awards have become a tradition at Alfex. Alfex design repeatedly reveals a unique formal language and choice of materials. Behind every Alfex watch stands an intensive styling process; a long road must be travelled from the first drawing, to hand-made prototypes, to the detailed implementation. It is the distinctive feature of Alfex design.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

VINTAGE HIGLY COLLECTIBLE GIRARD PERREGAUX MILITARY BROAD ARROW GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND: VINTAGE GIRARD PERREGAUX MILITARY BROAD ARROW GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: SWISS
CIRCA: 1940's
MODEL: T MILITARY BROAD ARROW
CRYSTAL: ACRYLIC CLEAN
MOVEMENT: SWISS A.SHIELD 17 JEWELS MANUAL MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: BLACK
FUNCTIONS: -HOUR, MINUTE & SUB SECOND
HANDS: GOLD TONE DAUPHINE HANDS
MARKERS: LUMINOUS ARABIC MILITARY (RE-LUMED)
CASING : ROSE GOLD FILLED & STAINLESS STEEL BACK 
LUGS: 19mm
MEASUREMENT: 35mm DIAMETER w/o CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG
BACK CASE MARKING: none
CROWN: GOLD PLATED
STRAP: GENUINE NEW OLD STOCK BLACK TEXTILE MILITARY STRAP MADE IN WEST GERMANY
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
DISCONTINUED MODEL & HARD TO FIND
PRICE: RM3,500 (NEGOTIABLE)

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 VINTAGE SEIKO LORD MARVEL HI BEAT GENTS WRISTWATCH






BRAND : SEIKO LORD MARVEL HI-BEAT GENTS WRISTWATCH
MODEL : 5740-8000
MOVEMENT :SUPERB 5740C -  23 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING HI-BEAT 36000 MOVEMENT
ORIGIN : JAPAN
SERIAL NO. : 919681 (JANUARI 1979)
CIRCA :1970
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
FUNCTION : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND, QUICK SET DATE AT 3:00 & HACKING SYSTEM
DIAL: SILVER TONE
BEZEL: STAINLESS STEEL
MARKINGS: DIAL,CASEBACK, MOVEMENT WITH SEIKO SUWA FACTORY LOGO
BAND :
NON SEIKO NEW BLACK MILITARY TEXTILE STRAP FIT 8.5" WRIST
LUGS SIZE: 19mm
BAND WIDTH: 19mm
LENS : HARDLEX MINERAL CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT : 35mm WITH CROWN X 41mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: YES STATED WATERPROOF BUT NOT TESTED
CONDITION : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION
SEIKO LORD MARVEL MANUAL SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTOR
PRICE/HARGA: (SOLD TO AZLAN FROM S.PETANI, KEDAH)
LISTING: RM900.00 SOLD: RM700.00


BRIEF INFORMATION ON SEIKO WRISTWATCHES

The company started with the name Seiko in 1938. However, the original ancestor of the company was a business run by a local clockmaker in Tokyo by the name, Kintaro Hattori. The business was named K. Hattori and later it evolved into a company by the name Seiko corporation, Tokyo. The business originally started as a clock and jewellery shop and in 1892. It began production of clocks under the name Seikosha, which later evolved into Seiko.
Initially the company was named K. Hattori & Co in 1918 and was later named as Hattori Seiko & Co in 1983. Finally, in 1990 it became Seiko corporations. It established various companies under its name such as Seiko Watch Corporation, and became a holding corporation in 2001 and was finally named as Seiko Holdings Corporation in 2007. Although the company produces many different types of clocks and watches, it is particularly famous for its wristwatches.
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.
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.
Seiko wristwatches range from 50$ to 100,000$, which is certainly a price tag for luxury and high esteem. The Seiko kinetic watches being produced these days take the major portion of their sales in the modern era as they combine the self-energising feature of automatic watches with the high accuracy of quartz in time keeping.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE AND VERY RARE ULYSSES NARDIN MILITARY BROAD ARROW GENTS WRISTWATCH









AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ULYSSE NARDIN MILITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH
BRAND/JENAMA: ULYSSE NARDIN
MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS
CIRCA/TAHUN: 1940's
MODEL: BROAD ARROW MILITARY ISSUED - S/N: 523 11369
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACCRYLIC CLEAN/BERSIH
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ULYSSE NARDIN 15 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: BLACK 
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: MILITARY
HANDS/JARUM: NON LUMINOUS WHITE PAINTED METAL
MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: BRIGHT LUMINOUS RE-LUMED MILITARY ARABIC/ARABIC MILITARY LUMINASI - TERANG
CASING : STAINLESS STEEL/KELULI SEPENUHNYA
LUGS:  18mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 35mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 42mm LUG TO LUG WITH CLAW LUGS
DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: SS/ KELULI
STRAP/TALI: BLACK LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND
PRICE/HARGA: PERSONAL COLLECTION UNLESS SOMEONE OFFER ME A REASONABLE PRICE TO OWN IT (RM4,700.00) RM4,700.00


Ulysse Nardin, born in 1823 in Le Locle, Switzerland, was an acomplished watchmaker having first been trained under his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin and later perfected his skills with two master watchmakers, Frederic William Dubois and Louis JeanRichard-dit-Bressel.
Ulysse Nardin, the company, was founded in 1846 and remained under Ulysse's control until his passing in 1876, when his 21-year old son, Paul-David Nardin took over.
Since the founding of the company, Ulysse Nardin was known for their high-quality and high-accuracy craftsmanship, so much so that they became known worldwide for their Marine Chronometers, the most accurate mechanical clocks ever made, achieving a precision of around a tenth of a second per day.
In exhibitions held at various locations, such as Paris, London, Tokio or Buenos Aires, Ulysse Nardin received a total of:
14 Grands Prix (First Prizes)
the "Prize Medal" (1862 - London International Exhibition)
the "Progress Medal"
10 Gold Medals
2 Prix d'Honneur
2 Silver Medals
Until 1967, one second was defined by the rotation of the earth, and because of this, competitive chronometer watches were calibrated and certified in an astronomical observatory. The Observatoire Cantonal de Neuch√Ętel was the main Swiss observatory where such certifications were done, and in 1975, when the accuracy of mechanical timepieces became irrelevant with the advent of quartz watches, it released a publication regarding the performance of chronometers from 1846 to 1975: of the 4504 certificates awarded in this period, 4324 went to Ulysse Nardin.
In 1983 Ulysse Nardin was purchased by a group headed by Rolf W. Schnyder, its current president. Mr. Schnyder brought in Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, a scientist, inventor, historian and watch-maker extraordinaire with whom they set out to design and develop complicated timepieces that had never before existed. The first example of this was the Astrolabium, introduced in 1985, part of the Trilogy of Time along with the Planetarium Copernicus (1988) and the Tellurium Johannes Kepler (1992).
The Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium, entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 1989 as the most complicated wristwatch ever made with 21 complications, indicates the position of the sun, the moon and the stars in the sky at any given hour as seen from Earth, as well as sunrise and sunset, dawn and dusk, moonphases, moonrise and moonset, eclipses of sun and moon, the month and the day of the week.
Ever since it's birth, Ulysse Nardin has been at the forefront of outstanding developments in horological technique and from the hand of Ludwig Oechslin, Ulysse Nardin has created the most complicated watch in history, the Astrolabium, as well as a whole array of models which cover the extent of horological experience, such as minute repeaters with automatons, tourbillons, as well as the first perpetual calendar in history with bi-directional adjustment of all calendar displays.This collection also features the Freak, a dual escapement beauty with no hands.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

RARE VINTAGE COLLECTIBLE GuB GLASHUTTE Q1 GENTS WATCH








BRAND/JENAMA : GuB GLASHUTTE Q1 SSTDSSICHERT
MODEL :CHRONOMETER GRADE Q1
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB 17 RUBIES GLASHUTTE GUB MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL.70.1
ORIGIN/BUATAN : GERMANY
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : 050600
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1960's
CRYSTAL : ACCRYLIC
CASING/KEMASAN : 20 MICRON ROSE GOLD PLATED & STAINLESS STEEL BACK
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND,
DIAL: CHAMPAGNE WITH NICE CRACKED PATINA
CROWN: UNSIGNED GP CROWN
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
NEW GENUINE BROWN LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST

HIDDEN LUGS SIZE: 20mm
BAND WIDTH: 20mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 36mm W/O CROWN X 42mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION/KONDISI : COLLECTORS' ITEM- EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA:RM1300 (NEGOTIABLE)
ISTING: 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.
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.

LIKE NEW AUTHENTIC VINTAGE GLASHUTTE SPECIMATIC MILITARY CAMOUFLAGE GENT WRISTWATCH






BRAND/JENAMA : LIKE NEW GLASHUTTE SPECIMATIC BLUE CAMOUFLAGE
MODEL : DRESS
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB 25 RUBIES GLASHUTTE GUB AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL.52
ORIGIN/BUATAN : GERMANY DR
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : -
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1970's
CASING/KEMASAN : 20 MICRON GOLD PLATED & STAINLESS STEEL BACK 
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES & CENTER SWIPE
DIAL: G BLUE MILITARY CAMOUFLAGE with SILVER TONE ARABIC MARKER AND HANDS
CROWN: UNSIGNED SS TONE
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 NEW SS FLEXI STRECHT BAND FIT 8" WRIST 
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 18mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 34mm w/o CROWN X 42mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITIONAND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: RM1,300 .00 (NEGOTIABLE)
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.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE GLASHUTTE SPEZIMATIC GENTS WRISTWATCH








BRAND/JENAMA : GLASHUTTE SPECIMATIC
MODEL : DRESS
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :SUPERB 25 RUBIES GLASHUTTE GUB AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL.74
ORIGIN/BUATAN : GERMANY DR
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. : -
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1970's
CASING/KEMASAN : 20 MICRON GOLD PLATED & STAINLESS STEEL BACK 
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES & CENTER SWIPE
DIAL: GOLD TONE with RAISED GOLD TONE BATON/ARABIC MARKER AND HANDS
CROWN: UNSIGNED GOLD TONE
BEZEL: -
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL, CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
 NEW GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BAND FIT 8" WRIST 
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 18mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC CRYSTAL 
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 35mm w/o CROWN X 42mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITIONAND KEEPING TIME
PRICE/HARGA: RM750.00 (NEGOTIABLE)
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.