Vintage Watch Update – 24th March 2016 | 24.3.16

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This week’s newsletter opens with a lovely mid-sized Cartier “Galbé” wristwatch which was made in 1975. Cased in 18ct yellow gold, the “Galbé” has an octagonal case with triple stepped bezel and concealed T-bar lugs. The watch incorporates many classic Cartier motifs such as a white dial with stretched black Roman numerals, blued steel ‘epée’ hands and sapphire-set crown. The watch retains its signature Cartier deployant clasp which is in Cartier’s traditional style, with 18ct yellow gold outer visible buckle and 18ct pink gold folding inner hinge. Both the watch and buckle are hallmarked for the year 1975.  

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Next is a fabulous Tudor Oyster Prince automatic wristwatch which is date stamped for 1964. This watch has a silvered dial with silk matte finish and is fully set with raised, polished, Arabic numerals. Automatically wound, the watch incorporates the excellent, Tudor finished, ETA 2461. The watch is accompanied by its original red Tudor presentation case. 

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J.W. Benson are well-known for their classic pocket watches and the example shown above is a particularly handsome example of a Benson, sterling silver, half-hunter which dates to 1938. The watch has a white enamel dial and special, blued steel, double tapered minute and hour hands which are designed to indicate both on the inner enamel dial and also to the blue enamel chapter ring on the front of the silver cover. The watch is accompanied by its original Benson fitted presentation case and we have added a modern, silver plated, curb link chain so that that watch can be worn with a suit jacket or waist coat.

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Shown here is a slim 9ct yellow gold Omega wristwatch which dates to 1960. A classic dress watch, this model has a stylish silvered dial with applied gold indexes and a finely engine-turned subsidiary seconds dial that is calibrated at the quarters. Manually wound, the watch is powered by a 17 jewel, Omega, calibre 510 movement. 

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And dating to 1964 we have a 9ct yellow gold lady’s wristwatch (shown above) with its original Omega ‘clam shell’ presentation case and 9ct yellow gold Omega buckle. This watch is manually wound and has a silvered dial with vertical satin finish. You’ll find an original catalogue entry for this model on the watch’s listing on our website

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Pictured here is an Omega Seamaster Ref. 165.003 which dates to 1963. This model was first introduced by Omega in 1962 and has an angular case with multi-faceted lugs and flat, polished, bezel. This reference is powered by the excellent 24-jewel Omega calibre 552 with precision regulation.  

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And rounding off this newsletter is a handsome gold Garrard automatic wristwatch which is hallmarked for 1968. Made in 9ct yellow gold, the watch has a silvered dial with raised Arabic, baton and arrow-head numerals. The watch is powered by the automatic ETA calibre 2472 which has provision for fast date adjustment. 

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