This is a Vertex Dirty Dozen W. W Military Watch which dates back to 1945 and comes from the first line of non-civilian wristwatches worn by the British military. The Dirty Dozen was the name given to a group of 12 similarly-styled watches worn by British soldiers at the time of WWII, which were commissioned from 12 companies by the British Ministry of Defence. The twelve companies are as follows: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex. Each company delivered as many watches as their manufacturing would allow. Of a total of roughly 145,000 watches, an estimated 15,000 were manufactured by Vertex. The watches needed to be accurate, reliable and durable, which in watchmaking terms meant they had to be regulated to chronometer standards, and also be waterproof and shockproof. The watches also had to have a black dial, Arabic numerals, luminous hour and minute hands, luminous hour markers, a railroad minute track, a shatterproof crystal, and a stainless-steel case. Powering them would be 15-jewel movements, measuring between 11.75 and 13 lignes. 36mm (39mm including crown). Marked: WWW A 4307 3517223. We have a fantastic supply of authentic, period, secondhand gold and silver jewellery. We have experience as traders in antique jewellery for over 30 years and are a family-run business based in Hatton Garden, London. Many thanks Jeff and Sullivan. Most items have a makers mark, a hallmark and are guaranteed to be genuine (not reproduction). There are a few that are not hallmarked, however they are sure to be tested. The hallmarks are sometimes faded or difficult to read therefore we will provide you with as much information as possible regarding the mark. As the charms are vintage there may be a few slight scratches or signs of wear, however we will not list items with obvious damage. UK Pay Pal and Personal cheque (preference). However, if you have bought from us before and we trust you, we will post the item immediately. If you are paying by cheque please make payable to JT. And post to this address. GR 18 32 Hatton Garden. The Heart of Hatton Garden. As soon as you have won the item, please inform us how you would like the item to be sent. We are NOT responsible for any uninsured items that get lost or damaged. Please note Pick ups can be arranged, no problem. The item “Vintage Vertex Dirty Dozen British WWW Military Watch 1945″ is in sale since Saturday, February 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches”. The seller is “sullivansgold” and is located in London,. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Timor
- Gender: Men’s
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Features: 12-Hour Dial
- Movement: Mechanical (Automatic)
- Face Colour: Yellow
- Age Group: Adult
- Year of Manufacture: 1940-1949
- Style: Military
- Dial Style: 12-Hour Dial
ANOTHER SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE ROLEX MILITARY WATCH FIND FROM ANTIQUETIMEONLINE! A BEAUTIFUL EARLY 1940’S ROLEX MILITARY ISSUE RARER WHITE DIAL POCKET WATCH IN BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL CONDITION. THIS TYPE OF ROLEX WATCH WAS USED BY THE BRITISH MILITARY AS A BACK UP TO A CHRONOMETER AND WOULD HAVE FITTED INTO A HOLDER. A WATCH FOR THE COLLECTOR, OR THE ROLEX ENTHUSIAST. This is a nice original chromed two piece screw back and bezel watch case. The back of the case is numbered B1299 on the case back and has its matching number on the bottom of the case. It has the military broad arrow marking for a British Military timepiece which is partly worn. The case is in good original field worn condition showing some light wear to parts of the case and a few dings and scratches that I can see (see pics). The inside of the case back is fully marked for the Rolex watch company. The outside of the case back has some normal wear and tear from service usage and a NOTICEABLE mark where an opening tool has been used BADLY. The watch measures 5.2cms (52mm) In diameter, excluding the crown. This is a stunning and beautiful QUALITY original ROLEX military watch case. This is an absolutely lovely, and most importantly totally original fully signed white dial. I can see no hairlines or other damage. The sub second dial has a light patina and is slightly darker than the rest of the dial. The dial is FULLY signed “ROLEX” in black painted lettering and’Swiss Made’ on the bottom of the dial. It has painted Arabic and numerals bordered by a black minute track which is in good original condition. The beautiful steel’spade’ style contemporary minute, hour and minute hands are in excellent condition. This is a really lovely dial in excellent original condition. The crystal is new and as such is in excellent condition. This is a beautiful and absolutely genuine ROLEX FULLY SIGNED AND NUMBERED HI GRADE cal 548 15 jewel manual wind movement. It has a beautiful finish and is FULLY signed on the top plate in a beautiful typesetting, showing its true ROLEX roots. The watch winds smoothly and sets with ease. It is in full running condition and has nice quiet operation and has just been FULLY SERVICED by my watchmaker. The watch is keeping good time as tested over a 12 hour period. The stainless original crown looks genuine to the watch, and is in excellent condition showing slight normal wear. The crown has a later chain ring added as this type of ROLEX watch did not have one as it was fitted into a holder. THIS IS A FABULOUS AND RARE MILITARY ISSUE ROLEX TIMEPIECE. IF YOU ARE AN ENTHUSIAST OR COLLECTOR YOU WOULD BE MAD TO MISS THIS HOROLOGICAL BEAUTY. There is NO exception. I have described all of my items to the best of my knowledge. You may only return an item if there was a mistake made by me in the description of the item that I have overlooked. Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well. Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning. Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation. The item “ANTIQUE WW2 SWISS ROLEX 40’S MILITARY POCKET WATCH BACK UP CHRONOMETER SERVICED” is in sale since Thursday, October 12, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “slake25″ and is located in Doncaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Rolex
- Movement: ROLEX SIGNED CAL 548
- Escapement Type: Jewelled lever
- Number of Jewels: 15
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Pocket Watch Size: 52MM ACROSS
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
Rare antique Thorens Excelda portable hand crank 78 rpm phonograph, case has wear, has a great leather handlse, phonograph does wind up, and turntable does turn, speed control works as well, head has a needle in it, just do not have a 78rpm record to test it, folded up, case measures 11 inches long, 4 & 3/4 inches long, and 2 inches in depth. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “ANTIQUE THORENS EXCELDA SWISS MADE HAND CRANK/WIND UP PORTABLE RECORD PLAYER” is in sale since Saturday, February 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Phonographs, Accessories\Other Phonographs”. The seller is “loaf46″ and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
THIS IS A VERY OLD ANTIQUE CRAPTABLE, IT HAS BEEN IN MY HOME SINCE 1980 AND IT WAS OLD WHEN IT WAS GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT, THE FELT SAYS THUNDERBIRD CASINO, IT IS SLIGHTLY FADED AND HAS A COUPLE OF MARKS ON IT THAT I HAVE NOT TRIED TO REMOVE, THE TOP RAIL IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD IS BLACK WALNUT, THE BOTTOM BASE LOOKS TO BE A CARVING, PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES. THE TABLE COME APART IN 6 SECTIONS SO IT CAN BE MOVED AND GOES OUT A STANDARD DOORWAY, I WILL HELP LOAD. THE OUTSIDE IS 144 X 52 INCHES, THE PLAYING SURFACE IS 137 X 46 INCHES, IT STANDS 39 INCHES TALL. The item “VINTAGE ANTIQUE THUNDERBIRD CASINO CRAPS TABLE, 12 FOOT, BLACK WALNUT, WithCHIPS” is in sale since Sunday, January 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Casino\Tables, Layouts”. The seller is “mightymike3232″ and is located in Granada Hills, California. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
From my personal collection. This is an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE set of early James Swan diamond back timber framing chisels! American Dogwood handles with the center of the branch going straight down the center of the handle. Patterned precisely after the original design. The largest slick(3 wide) has a curly hard maple handle, also in the original pattern. A little more on Dogwood. It is not commercially available and not well known, but it is my first choice for a tough and beautiful handle material. It is MUCH harder and tougher than even hickory! It also has a very fine grain and a milky, cream color that is even more gorgeous that in the pictures. It Is similar to English boxwood in grain and texture, but whiter in color. You will love this wood! Laminated steel blades(all but the 1/4 inch). Flattened and sharpened on water stones. Scary – shaving – sharp! Some pitting on some, hardly any on others. Sizes(approximately): 3 wide by 31 1/2 overall! 2, 1 3/4, 1, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, and 1/4. These are the finest timber framers that you are ever likely to see. Do a Google or Pinterest search and see if you can even find a photo of a comparable set. The laminated steel is nothing short of legendary, and there is no finer maker than Mr. I assure you that they will put a big childish grin on your face every time you pick one up! The item “UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique” is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels”. The seller is “505staci” and is located in Midland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: James Swan
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Chisel
Beautiful antique sterling silver art deco fairy rouge and powder compact, signed Djer-Kiss. Marked PAT 5-19-25, dating it to 1925. The outside case is solid sterling silver, the inside compartments are a silver tone metal. Measures 2″ x 2″. It has two mirrors, some of its original rouge and powder puff. One of the mirrors has some reflection damage (see last photo), otherwise in excellent gently used antique condition. Please note, items in photos may appear larger than actual size. Be sure to read description for size and check all photos for comparison. All of my items comes form a smoke free, happy healthy home. Everything is in very good to excellent condition. Any exceptions will be clearly noted. Thank you for visiting Bright Eyes Treasures! International Buyers — Please Note. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item “Antique 1925 Art Deco Sterling Silver Rouge & Powder Fairy Compact Djer Kiss” is in sale since Monday, January 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Compacts\Pre-1930″. The seller is “brighteyestreasures” and is located in Wofford Heights, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown