AUCTION : 210425

Horology & Jewelry Semi-Live Auction Event
Sunday, April 25th, 2021

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THIS IS A PARTIAL CATALOG as of 03/03/2021, subject to revision.
The full catalog will be published in early April.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to have live bidders in attendance.
We will accept live online bidding and pre-arranged telephone bids.
Click on a category in the Category List below to see what we have completed so far.  (Newly added items are clearly marked.)

Wristwatches

Stock#: JH47702

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Day Date, ref 1803, circa 1971, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold screw back Oyster case and President style bracelet with hidden clasp, original blue pie pan dial with applied gold baton indices, day of the week aperture at 12 and a date aperture at 3, 26J cal 1556, s#2778491, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 1803. Includes the original inner and outer boxes as well as the original paperwork and hang tags; the "Your Rolex Oyster" booklet also contains a punched serial number and reference number matched to this watch.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide on rotor, no oxide elsewhere, wear to brass on leading edge where rotor touches plate; nearly flawless dial with light aging to the blue finish giving it a halo effect; mint hands; unpolished case shows very little wear, retains most of its original factory finishing, all hallmarks still crisp and visible, no dents or dings; President style bracelet shows very little wear, light stretch; crown shows light wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction; inner and outer boxes shows very little wear.
ESTIMATE: $10000 - $16000

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Stock#: JH48607

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer I, ref 1016, circa 1965, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back Oyster case, no strap, original gilt black dial which has turned an attractive tropical brown, 26J cal 1560, s#1279600, triple signed, inside back ref 1016, dated IV-65. Includes a service receipt and letter from Rolex of Switzerland to First Sargent Jimmie C. Bright as well as photograph of Jimmie; this likely means the watch was bought at a base exchange, a very common place to pick up a Rolex back in the 1960s.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic movement condition overall, hardly any oxide to steelwork, very light fine scratches to plates; excellent brown tropical dial with ample surface spotting; Mercedes hands with cracked original lume; polished case shows light wear, lug holes have been widened from many years of wear on most likely a speidel twistoflex, this watch is a great candidate for a laser repair; Rolex signed crown Oyster shows hardly any wear, good threads; good plastic crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $8000 - $14000

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Stock#: JH43968

DESCRIPTION: WW - Vacheron & Constantin demi-hunter wristwatch retailed by JE Caldwell of Philadelphia, manual wind, 24mm x 42mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 18K gold hinged back case with spring loaded demi-hunter front, engraved details on sides as well as a monogram on back, brown leather strap, refinished silvered dial with original black enamel Arabic numerals and minute track, 15J, case s#256256, mvt s#411579. Includes an extract from the Archives from Vacheron & Constantin detailing that it was sold in 1929. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 19.7 dwt (30.6 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, may require additional repairs beyond that, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, very light oxide to steelwork, light tarnish to main plate; refinished dial with light surface spotting as well as light fine scratches; fine gold hands; polished case shows light wear, several light dings on back and sides; period crown shows very little wear; good glass inner crystal, missing demi-hunter crystal.
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $9000

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Stock#: JH47453

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Constellation Grand Luxe Chronometer, ref 14.635, automatic, 35mm x 40mm to lug tips, 18mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold snap back case with unusual faceted hidden lugs and embossed observatory medallion on back, heavy 18K yellow gold Omega Constellation signed brick link bracelet with adjustable clasp, original 18K yellow gold pie pan dial with applied gold pointed indices, 19J cal 501, s#15013764, triple signed. Includes original inner box with Omega extract from the archive paperwork. Gross weight of assembled watch 87.3 dwt (135.9 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, light tarnish to plates; nearly flawless dial with very little surface spotting; excellent-plus gold dauphine hands; polished case shows little wear, retains some of its original factory finishing, no dents or dings; bracelet shows light wear, adjustable clasp mechanism missing spring and will open to largest setting every time it is worn, original signed crown shows medium wear; good plastic crystal. Presentation box is missing its Omega symbol and has plating loss throughout.
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $9000

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Stock#: JH47595

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual, ref 6567, circa late 1950s, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold screw back Oyster case with fluted bezel, 18K yellow gold riveted Oyster bracelet, excellently refinished silver honeycomb dial with applied gold baton indices, 25J cal 1030, s# and reference # have been polished, triple signed, inside back ref 6611.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light tarnish to plates, wear to brass on leading edge of rotor; excellent-plus refinished dial with light surface spotting; excellent gold dauphine hands with light spotting; heavily polished case shows medium wear, light dings on the backs of lugs from having been worn with a bracelet for many years; bracelet shows very light little wear, very little stretch, most likely this bracelet didn't come with this watch originally; original Rolex signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; excellent plastic crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $9000

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Stock#: JH47704

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, ref 6605, circa 1959, 36mm x 41mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold screw back Oyster case, blue crocodile strap, original champagne dial with applied gold arrow indices, date aperture at 3, 25J, s#460087, triple signed, inside case back reference 6605. Includes a brown Rolex Day-Date box. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 32.1 dwt (50.0 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, very light oxide to steelwork; excellent dial with light surface spotting; excellent gold alpha hands; polished case shows light wear, excellent fluted bezel, still retains some of the original factory finishing, no dents or dings; original signed Super Oyster crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $7000

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Stock#: JH48725

DESCRIPTION: WW - Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Duoface "Night/Day," manual wind, 26mm x 42mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original stainless steel reversible case of screwed together construction, stainless steel beads of rice style bracelet signed Jaeger LeCoultre, original silver engine turned dial with black painted Arabic numerals, original dark gray engine turned dial with applied silver indices as well as luminous painted indices, 24 hour indicator at 6, 21J cal 854, s#1855085, triple signed. Includes original inner white presentation box.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dials; mint hands; unpolished case shows very little wear, no dents or dings, ample surface scratches, still retains most of its original factory finishing; original signed crown shows very little wear; good sapphire crystals. Inner box has started to deteriorate similarly to Patek and Rolex boxes of this era.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $7000

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Stock#: JH48735

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Speedmaster "60th Anniversary" Chronograph, ref 311.10.39.30.01.001, manual wind, 38mm x 48mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with steel tachymetre bezel, sharp faceted lugs and round pump pushers, stainless steel Omega flat link bracelet, original black dial with applied Omega logo and luminous painted baton indices, three inset subregisters for minute recording, hour recording and subsidiary seconds, 17J, cal 861, s#78776945, limited edition 2192/3557, triple signed. Includes the original inner and outer boxes as well as paperwork, manuals, hang tags and four extra links. Also included is a fabulous Omega travel roll including a spring bar tool, brown leather strap and gray nato strap, all signed Omega.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, original factory finishing sharp in appearance, no dents or dings; bracelet shows hardly any wear; Omega signed crown shows hardly any wear; good plastic crystal. Inner and outer boxes as well as travel roll show hardly any wear.
ESTIMATE: $5400 - $6800

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Stock#: JH47226

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, ref 15037, circa 1982, 34mm x 43mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 14K yellow gold screw back Oyster case with fluted bezel, 14K yellow gold Rolex USA signed jubilee bracelet with raised Rolex logo, original champagne dial with applied gold baton indices, date aperture at 3, quick set, 27J cal 3035, s#7155768, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 15000. Gross weight of 14K bracelet without head or spring bars 43.9 dwt (68.2 g). Gross weight of assembled watch 75.4 dwt (117.3 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, light wear to brass on plate edges; flawless dial; nearly mint hands with very light surface spotting; polished case shows light wear, still retains some of the original factory finishing, light dings on backs of lugs from bracelet wear; bracelet shows medium wear, ample stretch; original signed crown shows hardly any wear, good threads; good plastic crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $6000

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Stock#: JH47691

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Hermetique "Submarine," circa 1924, manual wind, 32mm x 40mm to lug tips, 16mm wire lug width, original 18K yellow gold "submarine" case with screwed down bezel and articulating wire lugs, inner flip out case in base metal with hidden winding crown for extra dust resistance, black leather strap, excellently refinished white textured dial, 15J, case s#311177, triple signed. This model was Rolex's first foray into the world of building watches resistant to the elements; don't let this incredibly rare and important piece of Rolex history pass by.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, very light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; nearly flawless refinished dial with very light surface spotting; excellent blued steel hands; polished case shows light wear, case back polished thin, several dings on back; crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystals.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $6000

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Stock#: JH48567

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Premier Chronograph, ref 783, manual wind, 36mm x 43mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 18K rose gold screw back case with round pump pushers, brown leather strap, original silvered dial with radium painted Arabic numerals, tachymeter and telemeter scale along perimeter in black, three inset subregisters for minute recording, hour recording and subsidiary seconds, 17J, s#593556, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide, light tarnish to plates; dial with even discoloration and spotting as well as crazing to the lacquer finish; excellent blued steel radium syringe hands; lightly polished case shows very light wear, some of the original factory finishing is still visible, sharp lugs, hallmarks are crisp and visible; crown shows little wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $6000

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Stock#: JH47806

DESCRIPTION: WW - Audemars Piguet "triple hobnail," automatic, 33mm x 33mm to lug tips, original 18K white gold screw back case with hobnail detailed bezel, integrated 18K white gold bracelet signed AP with matching hobnail design, original silver hobnail dial with applied silver baton indices, 36J cal 2120, case s#59713, movement s#116724, triple signed. Includes green suede Audemars travel sleeve. Gross weight of case and integrated bracelet without movement 48.1 dwt (74.9 g). From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, still retains all of the original factory finishing, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $5000

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Stock#: JH48148

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Turn-O-Graph Datejust, ref 16253, circa 1980, 36mm x 45mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back Oyster case with an 18K yellow gold bidirectional timing bezel, Rolex 18K gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet, excellently refinished black glossy dial with applied gold baton indices, date aperture at 3, quickset date, 27J cal 3035, s#6046738, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523H with 455 end links, inside back ref 16000.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, light wear to brass on plate edge; nearly flawless refinished dial with light surface spotting; nearly mint gold hands; polished case shows light wear, still retains some of its original factory finishing, light dings on the backs of the lugs from bracelet wear; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch; original signed crown shows little wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $5000

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Stock#: JH48608

DESCRIPTION: WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, ref 3528/3, circa 1970s, manual wind, 26mm x 40mm to lug tips, 17mm lug width, original 18K white gold snap back case with bark textured finish, no strap, original silvered dial with black painted indices, 18J cal 175, Genève sealed movement, case s#2705621, movement s#1169969, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 15.2 dwt (23.5 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, light scratches to plates; fine-plus dial with light surface scratches, most scratches are underneath the dial and are not visible unless the movement is removed from the case; excellent black hands; lightly polished case shows very little wear, still retains most of its original factory finishing, no dents or dings; Patek signed crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $5000

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Stock#: JH47693

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima Octagonal, circa 1931, manual wind, 32mm x 38mm to lug tips, 15mm wire lug width, original 18K yellow gold Oyster case, black leather strap, original silvered dial with radium painted Arabic numerals, 15J, timed in 6 positions and all climates, s#24383, triple signed. A great opportunity for the avid Rolex collector to pick up an excellent example of a tremendously early Oyster case in Rolex's octagonal case shape. Gross weight of assembled watch 20.6 dwt (32.0 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; fine-plus dial with light surface spotting and light radium paint loss; fine blued steel hands with discolored luminous compound; polished case shows light wear, several light dings on bezel, back and sides, the tube has been reinforced at some point in its life as have the wire lugs where they meet the case; Oyster signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2400 - $4800

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Stock#: JH47695

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bubbleback, ref 5015, circa 1949, 32mm x 39mm to lug tips, 17mm lug width, original 14K gold screw back Oyster case with engine turned bezel, brown crocodile strap with gold-plated Rolex signed buckle, expertly refinished dial with applied gold indices, 18J, s#638330, triple signed, inside back ref 5015.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, very light spotting to rotor; flawless dial; nearly mint gold hands show very little wear; professionally polished case shows hardly any wear, retains some of the original factory finishing, no dents or dings; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $2400 - $4400

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Stock#: JH47895

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Speedmaster minute creeper chronograph, 125th anniversary model, ref 378.0801, automatic, 42mm x 51mm to lug tips, original stainless steel screw back modular case with black tachymeter inset in the crystal as well as round pump pushers and an integrated Omega signed bracelet, original black dial with luminous painted indices and two inset subregisters for hour recording and 24 hour indicator with running seconds, 22J cal 1041, s#36262049, triple signed. Not for those with a dainty wrist, as this watch weighs in at a whopping 200 grams.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches to plates; nearly flawless dial; nearly mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, retains almost all of its original factory finishing, several small dings on back; original crowns show very light wear; fine glass crystal with light surface scratches.
ESTIMATE: $2600 - $4200

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Stock#: JH48603

DESCRIPTION: WW - IWC Pilot's Watch 36, ref IW324006, automatic, 36mm x 46mm to lug tips, 18mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case, IWC signed stainless steel bracelet, original silvered dial with black painted Arabic numerals, date aperture at 3, 25J cal 35111, s#5547006, triple signed. Includes the original inner box as well as the booklets, paperwork and an extra link; this watch was sold brand new in 2019.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, several light scratches on the bracelet, no dents or dings; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good sapphire crystal. Inner box show hardly any wear.
ESTIMATE: $2400 - $4200

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Stock#: JH47703

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, ref 1630, circa 1976, 36mm x 42mm to lug tips, 24mm integrated bracelet width, original two-tone stainless steel and 18K yellow gold screw back Oysterquartz case, two-tone Oysterquartz style integrated jubilee bracelet, original champagne dial with applied gold baton indices, 26J cal 1570, s#4155064, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 1630. Includes period inner and outer boxes.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly flawless cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; excellent dial with light surface spotting most notably at the center and around the applied indices, minute track along inner bezel has worn off entirely; excellent gold hands; polished case shows light wear, still retains some of its original factory finishing, no dents or dings; bracelet shows light wear, very light stretch; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction. Inner and outer boxes show little wear.
ESTIMATE: $2600 - $4000

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Stock#: JH47803

DESCRIPTION: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, circa 1965, manual wind, 23mm x 46mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, highly unusual purpose-made 14K snap back bangle bracelet case, engraved presentation on rear, 14K integrated bangle with springs, refinished silvered dial with applied gold indices, 17J cal V458, s#465276. Includes a modern inner and outer Vacheron box set. Gross weight of 14K case without movement or crystal 34.9 dwt (54.3 g). From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; excellent-plus refinished dial; excellent gold stick hands; polished case shows little wear, several light dings on back and bangle; crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. Inner and outer boxes show very little wear.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH47897

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Flightmaster GMT Chronograph, Ref 145.013, manual wind, 43mm x 53mm to lug tips, 22mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back shield-shaped compressor case with inner rotating dive bezel as well as pump pushers and outer crowns for operating the GMT hand and bezel, stainless steel Omega bracelet ref 1162 with 172 end links, original gray "tropical" dial with luminous painted indices and three inset subregisters which have aged to a light chocolate brown for minute recording, hour recording and 24 hour indicator, 17J cal 910, s#31631620, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph and GMT functions and resets properly, nearly-mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, very light oxide to movement ring and steelwork, black gasket has degraded heavily; excellent-plus dial and inner rotating bezel, light surface spotting; excellent-plus hands; unpolished case shows very light wear, sunburst finish is strong and sharp in appearance, several very light dings on the bezel; original crowns show very little wear, all original paint has worn off; crystal with edge marks at 11 and 5 as well as numerous surface scratches, recommend replacement crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH47900

DESCRIPTION: WW - Longines Flyback Chronograph, manual wind, 36mm x 46mm to lug tips, 18mm lug width, original stainless steel snap back case with rectangular pushers, brown leather strap, poorly refinished silvered dial with black painted numerals as well as a tachymeter and telemeter scale both in black, two inset subregisters for minute recording and subsidiary seconds, 17J famed cal 13ZN, s#6424955, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches to plates; poorly refinished dial shows light surface spotting; fine blued steel hands; very lightly polished case shows little wear, still retains some of its original factory finishing, no dents or dings; crown shows very little wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH47901

DESCRIPTION: WW - Movado Sub Sea triple calendar chronograph with moonphase, automatic, 38mm x 45mm to lug tips, 22mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with chamfered sides, stainless steel bracelet with fold over clasp signed Movado, original silvered dial with applied silver indices, outer tachymeter scale in blue runs along dial perimeter, date aperture at 5, day-date apertures at 12, moon phase inset at 6, three inset subregisters for minute recording, hour recording and subsidiary seconds, 17J El Primero cal 3019, s#50038, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph, moonphase, date and month all function and reset properly, the day indicator does not always advance and will only do so half the time, recommend a watchmaker's overhaul, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition, hardly any oxide, very light spotting to plates and rotor; nearly flawless dial with very light surface spotting; lightly spotted hands; polished case shows light wear, still retains most of its original factory finishing, several light dings on back and sides; original screw down crown shows very little wear, good threads; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH48146

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, ref 15505, circa 1987, 34mm x 40mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original gold cap over stainless steel Oyster case with smooth bezel, gold-plated base metal Rolex Oyster bracelet with stainless steel clasp, expertly refinished black glossy dial with gold baton indices, date aperture at 3, quickset, 27J cal 3035, s#9426223, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78351 with 457 fixed end links, inside back ref 15 505.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; nearly flawless refinished dial; nearly mint hands; lightly polished case shows very light wear, still retains some of the original factory finishing, light dings on back from the removal of an engraved presentation; bracelet shows very light wear, very little stretch, base metal showing through in several areas; original signed crown shows hardly any wear, good threads; good plastic crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH48163

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Quartz Datejust, ref 17013, circa 1980, 36mm x 42mm to lug tips, 24mm integrated bracelet width, original two-tone stainless steel and 18K yellow gold screw back Oyster case, two-tone Oyster quartz style integrated jubilee bracelet, original white dial with black painted Roman numerals, date aperture at 3, quick set, 11J cal 5035, s#6469598, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 17010.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fresh battery installed 11/20/2020, crown pulled to conserve battery, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, very light fine scratches near battery nook; flawless dial; excellent black painted hands; lightly polished case shows very light wear, still retains most of its original factory finishing, heavy case back scratches from improper use of a case wrench; bracelet shows light wear, very light stretch; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good sapphire crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH48937

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Super Avenger II Chronograph, automatic, 52mm including crown guards x 59mm to lug tips, 24mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with uni-directional timing bezel, stainless steel Breitling bracelet with fold over safety, original black reverse panda dial with applied silver luminous baton indices, date aperture at 3, telemeter scale along perimeter, three inset silver subregisters for minute recording, hour recording and subsidiary seconds, 25J cal B13, s#2684393, triple signed. Not for the fellow with small wrists unless they plan on doing some deep sea diving without a weight belt.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows light wear, no dents or dings; original crown and pushers show light wear, good threads; good sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH47614

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Octagonal, ref 2136, circa 1934, manual wind, 32mm x 40mm to lug tips, 16mm wire lug width, original octagonal 9K gold Oyster case, black leather strap, original white enamel dial with black Breguet numerals and highly unusual offset subsidiary seconds at 9, 15J, s#34234, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; excellent-plus dial with light surface scratches; excellent-plus blued steel Breguet hands; polished case shows light wear, wire lugs have been repaired over its lifetime, several light dings on bezel and back; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3600

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Stock#: JH46808

DESCRIPTION: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ref 7400, circa 1960s, automatic, 33mm x 38mm to lug tips, 18mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold snap back case, black crocodile strap, original silvered dial with applied gold baton indices, 21J cal 1120, 21K rotor edge, case s#428915, mvt s#600975, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 16.6 dwt (25.6 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide, light fine scratches to rotor and plates; excellent-plus dial with very light surface spotting; mismatched gold hands; polished case shows little wear, several light dings on backs of lugs and case back; replacement crown shows very little wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3400

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Stock#: JH47611

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster, ref 2416, circa 1937, manual wind, 28mm x 33mm to lug tips, 17mm wire lug width, original square 9K gold screw back Oyster case, black leather strap, original silvered dial with applied gold Arabic numerals, 15J, s#42923, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 13.5 dwt (21.1 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, very light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; excellent dial with light surface spotting; excellent-plus blued steel hands; polished case shows very light wear, case back is incredibly crisp with Rolex crown stamp visible and sharp, several light dings on bezel and lugs; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3200

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Stock#: JH48602

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Superocean 44 Chronometer, ref A1739102/BA76, automatic, 46mm including crown guards x 53mm to lug tips, 22mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with uni-directional steel and black rubber bezel, helium release valve on side of case at 9, original stainless steel bracelet with fold over safety signed Breitling, original black dial with applied silver luminous indices, date aperture at 3 in red, 25J, s#1381358, triple signed. Includes original inner and outer boxes as well as paperwork, manuals and extra links.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; polished case shows light wear, no dents or dings; original signed crown shows hardly any wear, good threads; good anti reflective sapphire crystal with several small scratches to coating; boxes show hardly any wear.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3200

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Stock#: JH47356

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega-Tissot double signed monopusher chronograph, circa 1930s, manual wind, 33mm x 38mm to lug tips, 18mm lug width, stainless steel snap back case with singular oval pusher and mismatched replacement case back from a Wittnauer, black leather strap, white enamel dial with black Breguet numerals, two inset subregisters for minute recording and subsidiary seconds, 15J, no s# available.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, poor cosmetic mvt condition overall, ample oxide to steelwork, plates with wear to brass in several areas; nearly flawless dial with small hairline and edge chip at 4; excellent blued steel hands with light oxide; polished case shows light wear, several very light dings on the backs of the lugs and bezel; period correct crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH47707

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster, circa 1931, manual wind, 32mm x 37mm to lug tips, 15mm wire lug width, original cushion 18K yellow gold screw back Oyster case, brown leather strap, refinished silvered dial with black Arabic numerals, 15J, s#24340, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; excellent-plus refinished dial with very light surface scratches; blued steel hands show ample oxide; polished case shows light wear, numerous dings and dents on knife edge sides of case and back; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH47802

DESCRIPTION: WW - RGM triple calendar chronograph with moonphase, automatic, 38mm x 48mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel screwed back case with rounded rectangular pushers, stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp signed RGM, original silver engine turned dial with black Roman numeral indices, date scale along perimeter in black, three inset subregisters for minute recording, hour recording, subsidiary seconds and 24 hour scale, moonphase and two inset windows for day and month, 26J cal 7751, custom rotor with the image of a caduceus and the hand engraved initials RDR for Dr. Robert Restuccia, s#2193, triple signed. Includes the original inner and outer boxes as well as hang tags and two extra links. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph and calendar both function and reset properly, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows very little wear, light fine scratches on back of bracelet, no dents or dings; original onion crown shows hardly any wear; good sapphire crystals; inner and outer boxes show very little wear.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH47804

DESCRIPTION: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, circa 1945, manual wind, 34mm x 41mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold snap back case with engraved presentation, brown leather strap, original silvered dial with applied gold indices, 17J cal P454, case s#294139, mvt s#453031, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 22.4 dwt (34.9 g). From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide to steelwork, microfine scratches to plates; dial with light surface spotting and several fine scratches; excellent gold stick hands; polished case shows little wear, hallmarks still crisp and visible, several light dings on back; crown shows very little wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH47899

DESCRIPTION: WW - Lord Elgin, 50-Millionth Watch Anniversary, manual wind, 19mm x 41mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold snap back case with curved articulating lugs, engraved presentation on case back dated July 1952, brown lizard strap, refinished silvered cross hair dial with applied gold indices, 21J cal 670, s#50000307, triple signed. Gross weight of 18K case without movement, strap or crystal 12.5 dwt (19.4 g). These watches were made in 1951 in a single run of 1000 pieces to commemorate the achievement of 50 million watches produced, and additionally there was one dummy model produced as well. These watches were originally retailed for $500, a vast sum in 1951.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light fine scratches to plates, very light oxide to steelwork; fine refinished dial with ample surface spotting and discoloration; fine hands with numerous scratches and marks; polished case shows light wear, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH48147

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual, ref 1002, circa 1968, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 14K yellow gold screw back Oyster case, black lizard strap with Rolex signed gold-plated buckle, original blue dial with applied gold baton indices, 26J cal 1570, s#1751599, triple signed, inside back ref 1005. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 27.2 dwt (42.4 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide on rotor, very light wear to brass edge of plate; nearly flawless dial; nearly mint hands with very light spotting; polished case shows very little wear, still retains some of its original factory finishing, light dings on the insides of the lugs from being worn on a bracelet as well as between the lugs where the serial number and reference numbers are located; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3000

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Stock#: JH48604

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Seamaster Professional America's Cup Chronograph, Ref 2594.50.00, automatic, 44mm including crown guards x 49mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with raised hippocampus on back, helium escape valve on side at 10, uni-directional black dive bezel, round pump pushers, stainless steel bracelet with diver's extension signed Omega, original black dial with applied silver luminous indices, date aperture at 6, 33J cal 3303, s#78036743, triple signed. Includes original inner and outer boxes as well as the original paperwork, warranty cards and instruction manual.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall; flawless dial; mint sword hands; expertly polished case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings; original signed crowns show hardly any wear, good threads; mint sapphire crystal. Inner and outer boxes show ample wear; boxes of this era tend to deteriorate and this one is no exception.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3000

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Stock#: JH48605

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, ref 323.30.40.40.06.001, automatic, 40mm x 46mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with twisted lugs and black tachymeter bezel, stainless steel Omega signed 1564/975 bracelet, original black dial with applied silver luminous indices, date aperture at 5, three inset subregisters for minute recording, hour recording and subsidiary seconds, 27J, Omega caliber 3304, s#85889909. Includes original warranty card with serial number and reference number.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide to steelwork; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows very little wear, no dents or dings; Omega signed crown shows hardly any wear; good Omega sapphire crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $3000

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Stock#: JH48606

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Flying B for Bentley Jump Hour, ref A28362, automatic, 40mm including crown guards x 57mm to lug tips, 24mm lug width, original stainless steel screwed back case, brown leather strap, original silvered dial with applied silver baton indices, machined dial detail along perimeter, 25J, s#146792, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; polished case shows very little wear, no dents or dings; original crown show hardly any wear, good threads; good sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH48936

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Emergency Chronograph Chronometre "PLB," ref E76321, quartz, 44mm x 51mm to lug tips, 22mm lug width, original titanium screwed back case with bi-directional compass bezel, titanium Breitling bracelet with fold over clasp, original blue dial with large luminous numerals, two inset digital displays to read out day-month, multi time zone, chronograph and more, s#1020878, triple signed. This watch contains a personal locator beacon with antenna which starts broadcasting upon unscrewing the capsule on the bottom right lug. This watch will transmit on 121.5 mhz frequency for 48 hours at a range of roughly 100 miles. With more than 20 confirmed cases of this particular watch saving lives, this is truly a must-have for the adventurer headed out into the wilderness.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings; original crown and pushers show hardly any wear; good sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH47618

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Chronometer, ref 2574, circa 1939, manual wind, 29mm x 35mm to lug tips, 16mm wire lug width, original 18K yellow gold screw back Oyster case, brown leather strap, period refinished dial with luminous painted Arabic numerals, 18J super balance, s#59163, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; excellent-plus refinished dial with light surface spotting; excellent-plus blued steel luminous hands; polished case shows light wear, several light dings on back and wire lugs; original signed crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $2800

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Stock#: JH48568

DESCRIPTION: WW - LeCoultre, manual wind, 31mm x 31mm to lug tips, original 14K yellow gold snap back case with integrated bracelet and Florentine finish, bracelet singed JLC, original silvered dial with applied gold indices, 17J cal K818, s#864606, triple signed. Gross weight of case without crystal, movement or movement ring 25.7 dwt (39.9 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; nearly flawless dial with very light surface spotting; excellent gold hands; polished case shows very little wear, no dents or dings; Longines replacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $2800

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Stock#: JH49240

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Navitimer Premier Chronograph, ref A42035, automatic, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel snap back case with faceted lugs and round pump pushers, stainless steel bracelet signed Breitling, original black glossy dial with luminous painted numerals, date aperture at 5, three inset subregisters for subsidiary seconds, 10 minute recorder and 3 hour recorder broken up into three sections, 38J, s#50010, triple signed. Includes original inner box as well as manuals, mismatched paperwork and three extra links.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, chronograph functions and resets properly, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint luminous hands; polished case shows little wear, no dents or dings; original Breitling signed crown shows hardly any wear; good sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating. Inner and outer boxes show very little wear.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $2600

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Stock#: JH48463

DESCRIPTION: WW - Lord Elgin, 50-Millionth Watch Anniversary, manual wind, 19mm x 41mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original 18K yellow gold snap back case with curved articulating lugs, brown leather strap, refinished silvered cross hair dial with applied gold indices, 21J cal 670, s#50000561, triple signed. These watches were made in 1951 in a single run of 1000 pieces to commemorate the achievement of 50 million watches produced, and additionally there was one dummy model produced as well. These watches were originally retailed for $500, a vast sum in 1951.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches, some spots of finish loss in a few areas of perimeter, steelwork with hardly any oxide; excellent refinished dial with few pinpoint surface spots; excellent hands; very lightly polished case shows very little wear, still retains some of the original factory finishing, no dents or dings; original crown shows very little wear; good plastic crystal with small glue spot at 6 not visible unless highly scrutinized.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $2200

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Stock#: JH47613

DESCRIPTION: Rolex Oyster Army, ref 3139, circa 1942, 29mm x 37mm to lug tips, 16mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back Oyster case, green fabric military style strap, original silvered dial with radium painted numerals and light radium burns, 17J, s#214700, triple signed, inside back ref 3139.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches to plates; fine dial with light spotting and discoloration; excellent radium Mercedes hands; unpolished shows little wear, still retains most of its original factory finishing, several light dings on lugs; original crown shows little wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

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Stock#: JH47697

DESCRIPTION: WW - Vulcain Chronometre Hermetic, retailed by B.P. De Silva, Singapore & Penang, circa 1929, manual wind, 31mm x 38mm to lug tips, 12mm wire lug width, original 18K yellow gold hermetic style screwed down bezel case with inner flip out case in base metal with hidden winding crown for extra dust resistance, engraved image of a bowman with initials on case back, brown lizard strap, original white enamel dial with black numerals, 16J, case s#102976. The most well known of these Hermetic styled watches was the Rolex, however many other brands were known to have made them as FB made the cases and independently supplied them to various makers.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; fine dial with chip and repair at 11; excellent blued steel hands with light oxide; polished case shows light wear, several dings on back; crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystals.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

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Stock#: JH49241

DESCRIPTION: WW - Breitling Aerospace Chronometre, multi-function quartz, 40mm x 46mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original titanium snap back case with uni-directional timing bezel, titanium bracelet with spring loaded extension signed Breitling, original gray dial with luminous painted indices and two inset LCD displays which run the chronograph, alarm, multi time zone and more, 7J, s#597977, triple signed. Includes original inner and outer boxes as well as paperwork and 6 extra links.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings; original signed crown shows hardly any wear; good anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Inner and outer boxes show very little wear, light deterioration to inner pillow.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1800

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Stock#: JH47610

DESCRIPTION: WW - Rolex Oyster Royal, circa 1939, manual wind, 30mm x 35mm to lug tips, 17mm wire lug width, original stainless steel screw back Oyster case, black Nato strap, original silvered dial with black painted Arabic numerals, 15J, s#75351, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; excellent-plus dial with light surface spotting and fine scratches; excellent-plus blued steel hands; polished case shows light wear, at some point in its life (most likely during WW2) someone added solid lug bars to allow it to accept one piece straps, several light dings on bezel and sides; original signed crown shows medium wear, crown locks but only retains 1/4 of original threads; good crystal.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1600

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Stock#: JH48476

DESCRIPTION: WW - Omega Seamaster 120, ref 135.027, manual wind, 37mm x 42mm to lug tips, 19mm lug width, original stainless steel screw back case with bidirectional dive bezel, vintage rubber tropic style diving strap, original black matte dial with applied silver indices and painted luminous indices, 17J cal 601, s#28323564, triple signed.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide, light scratches to plates; nearly flawless dial with small oil spot and very light spotting to indices; excellent-plus luminous hands; lightly polished case shows very light wear, still retains some of the original factory finishing, several light dings on the backs of the lugs; Omega signed crown shows little wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1600

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Stock#: JH47694

DESCRIPTION: WW - Harwood Perpetual, bumper automatic, 29mm x 38mm to lug tips, 16mm lug width, original 14K green gold snap back case with incredibly fine hand engraved detail, green crocodile strap, original white dial with radium painted Arabic numerals, 15J, s#1099, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch without strap 14.5 dwt (22.5 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Runs and stops, recommend a watchmaker's overhaul, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, very light oxide to steelwork, lightly tarnished plates; excellent-plus dial with light surface spotting; excellent blued steel luminous hands; lightly polished case shows very little wear, engraving detail is crisp and sharp to the touch, no dents or dings; crown bezel shows very little wear; good plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1400

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Stock#: JH47800

DESCRIPTION: WW - Maurice Lacroix Jour-Nuit or Day-Night, manual wind, 43mm x 47mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel snap back exhibition case, black teju lizard strap with oversized steel buckle, original silver engine turned dial with 12 hour scale at 12 that runs from 6 to 6, double hour hand transitions from a sun end to a moon end to indicate day and night, subsidiary seconds at 6, 17J cal ML-07, s#095, triple signed. Includes the original inner and outer boxes as well as the original paperwork. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint hands; unpolished case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings; original onion crown shows hardly any wear; good sapphire crystals. Inner and outer boxes show hardly any wear.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1400

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Stock#: JH49242

DESCRIPTION: WW - Ball Engineer II Trainmaster, automatic, 41mm x 48mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original stainless steel screwed back exhibition case, stainless steel bracelet signed Ball, original white glossy Montgomery style dial with black painted numerals, day-date aperture at 3, 25J, s#7018404, triple signed. Includes the original inner and outer boxes as well as warranty card and 4 extra links.
CONDITION: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint luminous hands; unpolished case shows very little wear, no dents or dings; original Ball signed crown shows hardly any wear, good threads; good sapphire crystal; outer box shows light wear, inner box's pillow area has come unglued from base.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1400

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Stock#: JH49243

DESCRIPTION: WW - Ball Engineer Master II Diver TMT Guillaume Nery Numbered Limited Edition, automatic, 42mm x 48mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original PVD coated stainless steel screw back case, black rubber strap signed Ball, original black textured dial with applied silver and luminous indices, inner rotating dive bezel unlocked by top crown, date aperture at 1, inset temperature display for taking readings while diving, 23J, s#7706875, triple signed. Includes the original inner and outer boxes as well as warranty card and scale model of the Monofin used by Guillaume Nery.
CONDITION: Running, mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, no oxide; flawless dial; mint luminous hands; unpolished case shows very little wear, no dents or dings; original Ball signed crowns show hardly any wear, good threads; good sapphire crystal; outer box shows light wear with a tear on one of the corners as well as a general deterioration from the certificates folder which is common among boxes and pieces of this era.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1400

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Stock#: JH47579

DESCRIPTION: WW - Protona watch form microphone by Minifon, MI-51, 39mm x 51mm to lug tips, 20mm lug width, original chrome-plated base metal case with stainless steel snap back, concealed wire attached to the side of the case at 9 with an input to be plugged into a recording device, gray leather strap, original white dial with black painted numerals, two inset subregisters for "minute recording" and "subsidiary seconds," 0J, this is not a real functioning watch. Included is a complete MI-51 setup including recorder, wrist-mounted microphone, car power adapter, wall adapter, headphones, carry case and, my personal favorite, the body mounted sling. Produced in the 1950s and into the 1960s, this was at the cutting edge of spy craft and kit for the private dick being the smallest tape recorder at the time and portable; these were favored by many different intelligence agencies.
CONDITION: Watch form microphone shows little wear, light chrome plating loss in several areas on lugs and back, nearly flawless faux chronograph dial with very light surface spotting, outer box has ample wear with large portions of the faux leather finish having fallen off, inner material is in fine overall condition, recorder faux leather pouch has cracks and is starting to deteriorate as well, recorder and kit are sold as is for display purposes, we are not able to test nor verify working condition of the microphone and recorder.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1200

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Stock#: JH47615

DESCRIPTION: WW - Movado Hermetic, circa 1920s, manual wind, 32mm x 35mm to lug tips, 12mm wire lug width, nickel hermetic style screwed down bezel case with inner flip out case in base metal with hidden winding crown for extra dust resistance, top bezel is in silver, black leather strap, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals, 15J, case s#190847. The most well known of these Hermetic styled watches was the Rolex, however many other brands were known to have made them as FB made the cases and independently supplied them to various makers.
CONDITION: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, light oxide to steelwork, light fine scratches on plates; fine dial with an even tarnish with light surface spotting; fine gold hands; polished case shows light wear, numerous deep scratches on back; crown shows very little wear, good threads; good crystals.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1200

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