Thursday, November 20, 2014

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT STURMASKIE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH






BRAND: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT STURMASKIE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: USSR
CIRCA: 1960's
MODEL: CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: 23 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 3133
DIAL COLOR: TWO TONES WHITE  AND DARK GREY with SUB DIALS
FUNCTIONS: DATE AT 6:00 AND 2 REGISTERED CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS: BOLD LUMINOUS BLACK METAL TONE HANDS
MARKERS: BOLD LUMINOUS BATON MARKERS
CASING : CHROME PLATED BEZEL AND STAINLESS STEEL BACK (minor scratches on top casing bcoz of wear and tear)
LUGS: 18mm
MEASUREMENT: 39mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 43mm LUG TO LUG
BACKCASE INSCRIPTION : NO STURMASKIE (in Russian) and Sturmaskie Logo 
CROWN: ORIGINAL SSCP CROWN and PUSHERS
BEZEL: CHROME PLATED 
STRAP: NEW SS WIREMESH BRACELET
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKING AT RESET TO ZERO
PRICE: USD405.00 ( NEGOTIABLE)
Poljot Watches History
Poljot in translation from Russian means Flight. Poljot watches history is connected with the history of Russian and Soviet aviation. All Soviet battle airplanes were completed with airborne clocks made in the 1-st Moscow Watch Factory from 1930-s. The pilots and navigators of military aviation could not fly without a wristwatch with "The 1-st Kirov MWF" mark and later with "Poljot" mark.
Poljot watches were taken into the first space flight in the history of man on April 12 1961 by Yuriy Alekseevich Gagarin. It was the model "Shturmanskie" (Navigator's). Poljot watch successfully sustained the space trial. The staff of the enterprise maintained close contacts with the cosmonauts: during the time in space our cosmonauts observed the factories devices of time. Poljot watches were taken to space flights by astronauts from France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and set a record in duration of a space flight together with V.V. Poljakov.
Poljot watches possess the heightened reliability, accuracy of the run, durability of clock-works. Thanks to the modern classic design which is capable to satisfy tastes of the most refined buyers, high quality of production, perfectly organized service and reasonable prices, Poljot watches won the recognition not only at the Russian watch market but also at the foreign ones. The high level of technological development, design and the high quality of Poljot watches are also confirmed by the fact that the administration of the President of Russia has chosen a Poljot watch 3133 as a government award "From President of Russia"!

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE NOVET (POLJOT) CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH





BRAND: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: USSR
CIRCA: 1970's
MODEL: CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: MINERAL CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: 23 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 3133
DIAL COLOR: WHITE DIALS
FUNCTIONS: DATE AT 6:00 AND 2 REGISTERED CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS: BLACK METAL HANDS
MARKERS: BmRAISED GOLD TONE ROMAN MARKERS
CASING : 20 MICRON GOLD PLATED BEZEL AND STAINLESS STEEL BACK with GP Fixed GP Bezel
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT: 41mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 46mm LUG TO LUG
BACKCASE INSCRIPTION : NOVET IN RUSSIA (POLJOT) CHRONOGRAPH~S/N N 419630~I CAN'T MAKE IT OUT THE REST WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN
CROWN: ORIGINAL GP CROWN and PUSHERS
BEZEL: GP FIXED BEZEL
STRAP: NEW GP WIREMESH BRACELET
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKING AT RESET TO ZERO
PRICE: USD375.00 ( NEGOTIABLE)
Poljot Watches History
Poljot in translation from Russian means Flight. Poljot watches history is connected with the history of Russian and Soviet aviation. All Soviet battle airplanes were completed with airborne clocks made in the 1-st Moscow Watch Factory from 1930-s. The pilots and navigators of military aviation could not fly without a wristwatch with "The 1-st Kirov MWF" mark and later with "Poljot" mark.
Poljot watches were taken into the first space flight in the history of man on April 12 1961 by Yuriy Alekseevich Gagarin. It was the model "Shturmanskie" (Navigator's). Poljot watch successfully sustained the space trial. The staff of the enterprise maintained close contacts with the cosmonauts: during the time in space our cosmonauts observed the factories devices of time. Poljot watches were taken to space flights by astronauts from France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and set a record in duration of a space flight together with V.V. Poljakov.
Poljot watches possess the heightened reliability, accuracy of the run, durability of clock-works. Thanks to the modern classic design which is capable to satisfy tastes of the most refined buyers, high quality of production, perfectly organized service and reasonable prices, Poljot watches won the recognition not only at the Russian watch market but also at the foreign ones. The high level of technological development, design and the high quality of Poljot watches are also confirmed by the fact that the administration of the President of Russia has chosen a Poljot watch 3133 as a government award "From President of Russia"!

AUTHENTIC LONGINES ADMIRAL 5 STARS DIVER GRNTS WRISTWATCH

















AUTHENTIC VINTAGE LONGINES ADMIRAL 5 STARS DIVER GENTS WRISTWATCH
Product Specifications

Solid Stainless Steel Case
Original Longines Stainless steel Single Clasp Band
Unsigned SS Crown
Made in Switzerland
Model Serial No. 636 7404
Serial No. 26132015
Circa October 1991
Swiss Longines
Automatic Cal. L.636 5 based on ETA Cal. 2836-2 Movement
Saphire Crystal
White Porcelain with Arabic Markers Dial
Silver Tone Hands and Arabic Hour Markers
Screw in Case Back
Case Diameter: 40mm (excluding Crown)
Case Diameter: 43mm (Lug to Lug)
Very Thin Case, Thickness: 6mm
Lug Width: 

LONGINES: Gentleman's stainless steel Longines Admiral 5 Star automatic day-date bracelet watch, circa mid-1990's. Stainless steel case (43x40mms), with broad brushed shoulders, raised calibrated rotatable elapsed time bezel, screw-down Longines winding crown, and sscrew case back, in very good used condition. Porcelain white dial with applied white metal quarter Arabic numeral and baton hour markers, day and date windows at 3, signed Longines, Admiral, and Swiss Made. Luminous white metal baton hands and centre seconds hand. Self-winding Longines automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Longines bracelet with concealed deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: No Box. Documentation: No Papers but guarantee Authentic. PERSONAL COLLECTION

BRIEF HISTORY OF LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCHES
As soon as Ernest Francillon opened a small manufacturing plant, which started to produce the following year, the story of Longines started in 1866. Francillon, who was the grandson of Auguste Agassiz (a pioneer of Swiss horology whose name appears on wrist and pocket watches of high-quality), learned his trade at his grandfather's watch assembly shop, the "comptoir". He would finally become director of the shop, but this thirty-two-year old man got acquainted with the limits of the comptoir and the areas in which he would be more likely to have a better production.
The first Longines watches arrived in America in 1868. A few years later, Longines was awarded a gold medal for precision and reliability at the Universal Exposition of Vienna. To prevent himself from imitation, Francillon decided to trademark the dials on his watches with a winged clepsydra and the word "Longines".A clepsydra is an ancient device which measured time by marking the regulated flow of water though a small opening. Looking carefully at the centre of the Longines trademark a small box that represents this device is seen.
The company eventually departed from this procedure fairly quickly because there are several Longines watches that do not have the logo. In 1889, Longines provided five chronometers to the Italian explorer Luigi Amedeo, who did his best to reach the North Pole. His failure is hardly noted in history books, but the mark Longines'illuswtrious history as the watch choice by explores and adventurers.
In 1904, Longines furnished chronometers to a U.S. naval exploration of the North Polar Region. Unfortunately, Robert E. Peary was the first to reach the North Pole in 1909. Longines, unfortunately, missed the chance to be part of that event. At the beginning of 1900s, Longines started to express an interest in gentlemen's wrist watches and joined other Swiss makers which showed the same interest as well.
The Longines Co. states that the first wrist watch was cased in 1905. The first wrist chronographs to appear in the sports market were seen in 1910s. Moreover, Longines produced military watches for World War, some of the, with pierced shrapnel covers, "demi-hunter" cased varieties, and others for being used at sea and in the air.
Around 1920 - 1930s the golden years for Longines started. The factory had a remarkable growth from 20 to 2.500 workers, who produced more than 122.000 pieces every year. Longines would be recognized as the constant and steady companion of many pioneering aviator in a decade that aeroplanes and airships were recognized as military and exploration tools of great importance. Aeroplanes started to experience several problems such as magnetism, moisture, low temperatures, issues which had to be overcome right away. And Longines was acquainted with theses issues after having experienced the Artic cold temperatures. It was during this era that Longines would produce its most famous two wrist watches -- the Weems and the Lindbergh models. (The Lindbergh is also referred to as the Hour Angle Watch.) In 1930, Admiral Richard E. Byrd would arrive to the South Pole for the first time. His trips would always find him with a Longines on his wrist.
The A. Wittnauer Co. would become the exclusive sales agent for Longines in1880. This relationship lasted for the next 114 years. In 1936, the Wittnauer family sold A. Wittnauer Co. and renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co. the name became so pervasive that some people think that the watches are synonymous. But, of course, they are not. Their movements are distinct and not interchangeable with one another.
World War II and beyond
The company began to produce military issue watches during the Second World War. Most of these watches were for the European forces. In 1994, Longines and Wittnauer parted company, and Swiss giant SMH, which holds title to Hamilton, Omega and Tissot, got the name.
Chronographs
The company started to show its affinity with sporting events during the 30s and 40s, producing a lot of unusual types of chronographs. Many were manufacturer with Longines's own movement, unlike the rest of the companies which would rather buy chronograph from other companies. Therefore, the Longines chronographs, those which were produced from the 20s to the 50s are highly prized and have their own separate niche in the collecting world.
The best of Longines's chronograph movements was said to be the Caliber 13 ZN. It was first released in Longines' 2-register models, but was later adapted for use in its 3-register models. The following chronographs would show movements made by Valjoux and others. These are not recognized nearly as collectible as the chronographs with Longines' own movements.

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SEIKO TANQ 2220 GENTS WRISTWATCH




Japan SEIKO mechanical watch "2220-3031" in 1973

Movement: 2220, SEIKO Kameido, Manual winding, 24 jewels, 28800 bph

Case diameter: 27 x 35 mm

Dial: Original, fine.

Glass: Original, Acrylic, a little scratch.

Case material: Stainless Steel

Crown: Original

Band: Original Seiko SS Mesh Single Clasp Bracelet)

Condition: Used, It runs, keeps good time.

PRICE: RM700 (NEGOTIABLE)



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT STURMASKIE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH







BRAND: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT STURMASKIE CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: USSR
CIRCA:  1960's
MODEL: CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: ACRYLIC CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: 23 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 3133 (BASED ON VALJOUX 7734)
DIAL COLOR: GREY
FUNCTIONS: DATE AT 6:00 AND 2 REGISTERED CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS: BOLD LUMINOUS BLACK METAL HANDS
MARKERS: BOLD LUMINOUS LARGE RAISED BATON MARKERS with ROTATING INNER BEZEL
CASING : BASE METAL TOP and STAINLESS STEEL BACK
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT: 41mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 46mm LUG TO LUG
BACKCASE INSCRIPTION : STURMASKIE and LOGO
CROWN: ORIGINAL Base MetalnCROWN and PUSHERS
BEZEL: INNER ROTATING BEZEL
STRAP: RARE ORIGINAL POLJOT/NOVET SS BRACELET BAND
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKING AT RESET TO ZERO
PRICE: USD600.00 ( NEGOTIABLE)
Poljot Watches History
Poljot in translation from Russian means Flight. Poljot watches history is connected with the history of Russian and Soviet aviation. All Soviet battle airplanes were completed with airborne clocks made in the 1-st Moscow Watch Factory from 1930-s. The pilots and navigators of military aviation could not fly without a wristwatch with "The 1-st Kirov MWF" mark and later with "Poljot" mark.
Poljot watches were taken into the first space flight in the history of man on April 12 1961 by Yuriy Alekseevich Gagarin. It was the model "Shturmanskie" (Navigator's). Poljot watch successfully sustained the space trial. The staff of the enterprise maintained close contacts with the cosmonauts: during the time in space our cosmonauts observed the factories devices of time. Poljot watches were taken to space flights by astronauts from France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and set a record in duration of a space flight together with V.V. Poljakov.
Poljot watches possess the heightened reliability, accuracy of the run, durability of clock-works. Thanks to the modern classic design which is capable to satisfy tastes of the most refined buyers, high quality of production, perfectly organized service and reasonable prices, Poljot watches won the recognition not only at the Russian watch market but also at the foreign ones. The high level of technological development, design and the high quality of Poljot watches are also confirmed by the fact that the administration of the President of Russia has chosen a Poljot watch 3133 as a government award "From President of Russia"!

BRAND: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT BURAN LIMITED EDITION MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH





BRAND: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT BURAN LIMITED EDITION MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: USSR
CIRCA: 1970's
MODEL: CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: MINERAL CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: 23 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 3133 (BASED ON VALJOUX 7734)
DIAL COLOR: BLACK 
FUNCTIONS: DATE AT 6:00 AND 2 REGISTERED CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS: BOLD LUMINOUS SILVER TONE HANDS
MARKERS: BOLD LUMINOUS LARGE ARABIC MILITARY MARKERS
CASING : STAINLESS STEEL CASING
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT: 41mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 46mm LUG TO LUG
BACKCASE INSCRIPTION : NNAP.5 SUBMARINE LOGO, S/N 204684 ~LIMITED EDITION 352/980
CROWN: ORIGINAL GP CROWN and PUSHERS
BEZEL: COINED EDGE
STRAP: NEW BLACK LEATHER BAND
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKING AT RESET TO ZERO
PRICE: USD500.00 ( NEGOTIABLE)
Poljot Watches History
Poljot in translation from Russian means Flight. Poljot watches history is connected with the history of Russian and Soviet aviation. All Soviet battle airplanes were completed with airborne clocks made in the 1-st Moscow Watch Factory from 1930-s. The pilots and navigators of military aviation could not fly without a wristwatch with "The 1-st Kirov MWF" mark and later with "Poljot" mark.
Poljot watches were taken into the first space flight in the history of man on April 12 1961 by Yuriy Alekseevich Gagarin. It was the model "Shturmanskie" (Navigator's). Poljot watch successfully sustained the space trial. The staff of the enterprise maintained close contacts with the cosmonauts: during the time in space our cosmonauts observed the factories devices of time. Poljot watches were taken to space flights by astronauts from France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and set a record in duration of a space flight together with V.V. Poljakov.
Poljot watches possess the heightened reliability, accuracy of the run, durability of clock-works. Thanks to the modern classic design which is capable to satisfy tastes of the most refined buyers, high quality of production, perfectly organized service and reasonable prices, Poljot watches won the recognition not only at the Russian watch market but also at the foreign ones. The high level of technological development, design and the high quality of Poljot watches are also confirmed by the fact that the administration of the President of Russia has chosen a Poljot watch 3133 as a government award "From President of Russia"!

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT BURAN MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH GENT WRISTWATCH





BRAND: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE POLJOT BURAN MILITARY CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: USSR
CIRCA: 1970's
MODEL: CHRONOGRAPH
CRYSTAL: MINERAL CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: 23 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 3133
DIAL COLOR: TWO TONES WHITE  AND BROWN SUB DIALS
FUNCTIONS: DATE AT 6:00 AND 2 REGISTERED CHRONOGRAPH
HANDS: BOLD LUMINOUS GOLD TONE HANDS
MARKERS: BOLD LUMINOUS LARGE DOT MARKERS
CASING : 20 MICRON GOLD PLATED BEZEL AND STAINLESS STEEL BACK
LUGS: 20mm
MEASUREMENT: 41mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 46mm LUG TO LUG
BACKCASE INSCRIPTION : NOVET IN RUSSIA (POLJOT) CHRONOGRAPH~S/N N 467678 ~I CAN'T MAKE IT OUT THE REST WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN
CROWN: ORIGINAL GP CROWN and PUSHERS
BEZEL: COINED EDGE
STRAP: NEW GP WIREMESH BRACELET
STRAP SIZE: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND ALL CHRONOGRAPH WORKING AT RESET TO ZERO
PRICE: USD375.00 ( NEGOTIABLE)
Poljot Watches History
Poljot in translation from Russian means Flight. Poljot watches history is connected with the history of Russian and Soviet aviation. All Soviet battle airplanes were completed with airborne clocks made in the 1-st Moscow Watch Factory from 1930-s. The pilots and navigators of military aviation could not fly without a wristwatch with "The 1-st Kirov MWF" mark and later with "Poljot" mark.
Poljot watches were taken into the first space flight in the history of man on April 12 1961 by Yuriy Alekseevich Gagarin. It was the model "Shturmanskie" (Navigator's). Poljot watch successfully sustained the space trial. The staff of the enterprise maintained close contacts with the cosmonauts: during the time in space our cosmonauts observed the factories devices of time. Poljot watches were taken to space flights by astronauts from France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and set a record in duration of a space flight together with V.V. Poljakov.
Poljot watches possess the heightened reliability, accuracy of the run, durability of clock-works. Thanks to the modern classic design which is capable to satisfy tastes of the most refined buyers, high quality of production, perfectly organized service and reasonable prices, Poljot watches won the recognition not only at the Russian watch market but also at the foreign ones. The high level of technological development, design and the high quality of Poljot watches are also confirmed by the fact that the administration of the President of Russia has chosen a Poljot watch 3133 as a government award "From President of Russia"!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AUTHENTIC SEIKO DIVER SKX413 ORANGE GENTS DIVER WATCH








BRAND : RARE SEIKO SKX413 ORANGE DIAL GENTS WRISTWATCH FOR DIVERS

MODEL : SKX413 - 7S26-0170

MOVEMENT : 7S26A AUTOMATIC 21JEWELS CHRONOGRAPH

ORIGIN : JAPAN

SERIAL NO. : 954561

CIRCA : APRIL 1999

CASING: SOLID STAINLESS STEEL

MOVEMENT : SEIKO AUTOMATIC 21 JEWELS

DIAL:  ORANGE with EXPLORER STYLE MARKERS

BEZEL: STAINLESS STEEL with BLACK ARABIC MARKER

MARKINGS: DIAL, BACK CASING, MOVEMENT

BAND : SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL JUBILEE BAND

LUGS SIZE: 20mm

BAND WIDTH: 20mm

CRYSTAL: HARDLEX MINERAL

MEASUREMENT : 40mm X 42mm LUG TO LUG

WATER RESISTANT: 100 METERS

CONDITION: MINT, EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME.

PRICE: PERSONAL COLLECTION (WILLING TO LET GO FOR USD350)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ORIENT YEAR CALENDAR GENTS WRISTWATCH






BRAND : ORIENT
MODEL : ORIENT YEARS CALENDAR - JDM
ORIGIN : JAPAN
CIRCA : 1970's
CASING : STAINLESS STEEL BACK
MOVEMENT : ORIENT 21 JEWELS AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
DIAL: DARK BLUE WITH QUICKSET DAYDATE AT 3:00, PERPETUAL DAY, DATE, MONTH
HANDS: LUMINOUS SS METAL
BEZEL: NONE
MARKINGS : DIAL AND CASEBACK
BAND : GENUINE BLACK LEATHER PLATED BAND
CROWN: UNSIGNED ORIGINAL CROWN
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 18mm - Original Full Lenght
LENS : MINERAL HARDLEX
MEASUREMENT : 35mm without Crown ( 38mm with crown) and 43mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: NOT STATED
CONDITION : GOOD, WORKING AND KEEPING TIME. 
PRICE: USD250 (NEGOTIABLE)
LISTING USD250.00 SOLD USD

BRIEF HISTORY OF ORIENT WATCHES
Orient Watch was founded in Tokyo by Shogoro Yoshida, more than a century ago in 1901. And though the world was a very different place back then, everyone still needed to know what time it was – much like today’s world.

In those early watch making days, Orient Watch had some competition in the watch industry at home. Seiko and Citizen were big names in the watch making industry, and for many years Orient was ranked number three when it came to watch companies.

From the early beginnings, Orient Watch has been focused on making the best mechanical watches that money can buy. The history of Orient Watch is interesting because Orient Watch is a company that started out with a good idea, and never once veered onto a different course. The long years have helped Orient Watch to produce high-quality, long-lasting watches that anyone can afford.

In 1985 Orient and Seiko established a joint factory. Orient produces a range of automatic and quartz watches ranging in price from reasonably inexpensive (about 50USD / 50Euro) to very expensive (7000USD). Orient Star and Orient Star Royal are the middle and high-end brands, with the Royal Orient being their flagship line." - quoted from Orient Watch Company, Wikipedia

Today, Orient Watch is known all over the globe. With manufacturing facilities in Singapore, Brazil, and Japan, Orient Watch today offers more styles and types of watches than ever. Today, Orient Watch offers watches in many designs including quartz, light powered, and of course mechanical.

Mitsuo Mimura, President of Orient Watch in 2006 quoted in Orient Watch website “In the Japanese market, we supply high-quality watches, such as "Orient Star Royal," our prestigious mechanical watch series, which our customers want to carry with them for many years. In overseas markets, our strategy is to develop new outlets for our products mainly in countries and areas with high potential economic growth, and increase our sales of budget-price watches."

For more than a hundred years, Orient Watch has been a well-known and respected name in the watch making industry. Today, many other companies try to reach the success and the high standards that Orient Watch has set. When it comes to mechanical watches, Orient Watch is the first name in the business. For high quality at an affordable price, Orient Watch is one of the better choices in watches. But don’t just take my word for it. Let the history of Orient Watch speak for itself.