Monday, December 22, 2008

1920 and 1930s Vintage Ladies Rolex or Rolexes

Hi Watch Collectors,

Just not to forget about ladies collectors. Here are some of the 20s and 30s Ladies Rolexes for your viewing.

Close-up look

Hinghed case lifted and you can see the wording "ROLEX"

The inside movements, with ROLEX signed and swiss made.

The case with ROLEX signed as well. ROLEX signitures come in various form. Here are some of the examples, ROLEX, RWC and Rolex Watch Co.

Hope the ladies learn something about ladies Rolexes.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Circa 1930s Restored Vintage Swiss Gents Watch

Hi Watch Collectors,

It is coming to the end of 2008 and 2009 is just around the corner. The year can change but not the time or the clock, it will still be 24 hours in one day. So you can always use your watch on any year.

I have just collected another piece of a restored piece of Vintage. Here are the pictures of the piece prior to restoration.

Wornout case, usual hairline crack on the porcelain dial, missing second hand at 6, missing crown and stem and not running.

The wornout case behind, in pretty bad shape

Missing stem and crown.

After Restoration................

The case is once again bright and shining. Second hand installed, a same era better condition procelain dial replaced the crack one. A unused rose crown and stem installed.

The behind case had been restored, unfortunately corrosion due to perspiration, that is the best condition we can achieve.

Once again you can see the rose crown, it is not common to see these crowns anymore. I love to buy an unworkable piece of watch and make it work again. The only problem with vintage watches is the difficulty in getting spare parts. The challenge to hunt for the spare parts makes collecting watches much more interesting. Hope you learn something today.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I love french watches......unique and rare

Hi Watch Collectors,

You get to see lots of Swiss Watches, Japanese Watches, German, Chinese and Russian about the french. I do not have many vintage pieces myself personally. Here is one of them.

This is a 1950s era vintage. Made in France at the bottom of 6. When comes to the french watches, they really put alot of effort in presentation. This is a simple classic 1950s design and yet elegant. Next time round, I will show you a 1930s piece of French vintage and I will show you a few French table clocks as well.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Circa 1940s Traveller's Clock


I bought the traveller's clock from an antique shop, it was not working so got a discount for it. I sent it for service and it is working now.

The case in solid stainless steel. The dial is porcelain. The leather needs to be mended. It is an interesting piece. Not many 1940s travel clocks around due to the war.

Restoration of 1930s Cushion Case Rolex Tudor

Hi Watch Collectors,

As promised, I have collected the restored piece of 1930s Cushion Rolex Tudor Vintage Watch. The below diagram shows the piece before the restoration. Front case worn, Glass need to change, missing crown and also not moving.

After restoration, Case restored, the Glass changed, a unused 1930s era crown and the watch is ticking now.

This is an circa 1930s Rolex Tudor Cushion face, it is called cushion face because the shape looks like a cushion or sometimes called a pillow case. The case in this case is a 9K Pink/Rose rolled gold. Please observe the numerals and the second hand at six. This is the typical characteristics of 1930s model watches. Hope you like this restored piece of Vintage Rolex Tudor and you have learn something as well.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

1930s Vintage Art Deco Swiss Watch

Hi Watch Collectors,

Here is another piece of 1930s era Vintage Art Deco piece restored to its former glory.

Once again, typical characteristics of 1930s Art Deco, the case is decorated by hand crafted designs. The case is usually in 9K pink/rose gold. On its dial, most certain has a second hand indicator at six.

Hope you learn something again today.