Bruce's Vintage Watches
Fine timepieces at reasonable prices from a name you trust.
Excellent gold filled bezel with bombe style lugs, stainless steel screwback. Back is engraved: "Dr. G.B. Ewell 1934-1957 Budget Research Committee." Excellent original dial. 17J Caliber 462SS automatic wind movement winds and sets correctly, keeps time to within 2 min/day. Speidel peanut brown 18mm leather band in very good condition.
Case style #8 predates 1925. Excellent white gold filled case measures 37mm long lug to lug, by 22mm wide. Excellent refinished dial. Caliber 157 movement sets and winds properly, keeps time to within 2 min/day. 16mm vintage black leather band in good condition.
Base metal hinged back case measures 40mm long lug to lug, by 33mm diameter. Excellent signed enamel dial, hands are probably replacement. Plastic crystal, replacement crown. Movements sets and winds properly, keeps time to within 2 min/day. Modern foldever 12mm black leather band. Nice watch; Tavannes was one of the few Swiss makers to put their company name on the dials.
Was $695; now reduced to $650. Excellent to near-mint all stainless steel screwback case measures 40mm long lug to, by 33mm wide, not including winding crown. Pierced lugs. Excellent original dial with radium burn at about 5:00. Signed replacement crown. Good crystal. 17 jewel caliber 351 movement has just been serviced (clean/oil/adjust) winds perfectly and keeps good time. New 18mm black leather band. These vintage Omegas just keep going up, up, and up. Very clean example here.
June 25, 2019
Six new watches added to the website today. They include an Elgin WWII or possibly Korean war era watch; an early Tavannes with enamel dial and wire lugs; a Benrus diver watch with routlette wheel dial and original bracelet; a Gruen Quadron with white gold filled case; a Gruen "Continental" automatic; and a Hamilton Engraved Raleigh.
Prices reduced on the watches remaining from the June 6 update: Gruen Curvex "Chandler" model at 43mm long reduced from $249 to $225; an IWC round in heavy 18kt gold case and black dial reduced from $1,295 to $1,165; and an unusual Dunklings Rivana watch made for an Australian jeweler reduced from $295 to $265.
Final markdowns. The following watches are marked down for the final time. Next stop is eBay if they don't sell. Elgin duo-dial doctors…More...
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