September 12, 2013 | FOUND
We found an interesting Omega Ref. 2603-1 dress watch that is scheduled to be sold at the September 18th New York Antiquorum auction. Despite being made in the 1940s, it comes in a modern sized 38 mm diameter (10 mm thick) polished yellow gold-plated steel case. The most notable feature is the beautiful ivory colored honeycomb dial with applied yellow gold baton and dart indexes. Yellow gold feuille style hands display the hour and minutes. Subsidiary seconds are displayed at 6 o’clock.
At the Antiquorum Import Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction tomorrow in New York, there will be a rare 1960s large thin stainless steel watch from Longines for sale. The Longines Ref. 7165 comes with an ivory colored enamel dial with applied pink gold dart indexes, a printed outer minute track, a crosshair small second display at 6 o’clock, and pink gold dauphine hands. The steel case measures 38 mm in diameter by 9 mm thick and features both polished and brushed surfaces, concave lugs and a snap-on case back. Inside, is M. Cal. 30L hand wound movement with 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber and a self-compensating flat balance spring. Estimate is $3,500 - $5,500. Lot 138.
The Rolex Daytona Cosmograph may be the single most iconic sports chronograph in horological history. In fact, the Daytona turns 50 this year, and you can be sure there will be much ado about that milestone before the year is out (we’ll be providing plenty of coverage). But before the endurance motor racing prizes, celebrity ownership, and cult status, the storied timepiece began simply as a Oyster Chronograph, a simple and effective timekeeping instrument referred to now as the “Pre Daytona.”
January 8, 2013 | FOUND
Created by Crouse-Hinds, an American electrical company which previously specialized in traffic signals and is now a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, in 1950, this is an Industrial Explosion Proof Clock. It features a screw on face cover, a sweeping second hand and still keeps good time. It is in very good condition and has a nice patina and wear to all surfaces, as you would expect from a clock of this vintage. The dimensions are 18 by 6.5 inches. And it’s a whopping 40lbs. When these clocks were in production, they were originally used in factories and mines. Not sure why you would need an explosion proof clock, but we definitely want one.
Browsing the classified sections of the world’s best watch forums is daily routine here at Professional Watches. Sifting through the myriad of modern dive watches and dress pieces rotating through the community’s personal collections, every once in awhile we come across a posting that is entirely drool-worthy, and has us reaching for our credit cards. Such was the case when we came across this seller on Watchuseek, listing a phenomenal collection of vintage Sinn 142s and a stellar Omega Mark II Speedmaster Racing Dial.