Bulova ACCUTRON M9 - tuning-fork 14K GP

quality: AB

  • List price: € SOLD
  • Bulova Oceanographer
  • Year: 70's
  • 14K Goldfilled
  • Tuning fork
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
     & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • with box/no papers/no warranty

Bulova was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova, who settled in New York, USA. Bulova is a currently owned by Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co (from 2007). It manufactures watches and clocks and is based in New York City. Bulova made innovations in watch making, and developed a number of watch making tools. Its horological innovations included the Accutron watch, which used a resonating tuning fork as a means of regulating the time-keeping function. Bulova also was ground breaking in the standardisation in mass production of high quality watches.

 

This 14K gold-filled dress watch is a true Accutron and it humms. The quickset has been serviced Nov 2019. It show some minor wearer marks and has an inscription on the back '25th anniversary. Because of you, Love Babe...'. The watch come with its original box and Speidel piano bracelet. The Speidel piano band does shows some fading.

 

Item number: BUL-0002-AB

Bulova SUPER SEVILLE - Automatic - NEAR NOS

quality: AAA (NEAR NOS)

  • List price: € SOLD
  • Bulova Super Seville
  • Year: 1991
  • Steel
  • ETA 2824-2 Automatic
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds & day + date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • Incl box + papers/no warranty

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This beautiful Super Seville is near NOS with its warm white sunburst dial, and almost never worn. The Super Seville has had a recent had a service (September 2019) and it runs beautifully. This Super Seville comes with Bulova box and original papers, it makes it even more special. This Bulova was made when the brand was at its best. High-quality materials and quality timepieces. The Super Seville's are very popular because people are starting to realize that they are rarer than the millions of DayDate's and DateJust of that other brand. Heavy quality President bracelet. With original Bulova crown and tube.

 

Some doubt has risen about the lack of type underneath the 6 indice. No 'Swiss made' or 'type' indication. I had some people question this and I have made a thorough investigation into this question and what i have found is this; it's not a redial or a fake dial, it's a dial that has been used for other markets than Europa and USA. The case back also shows a Bulova icon and not a Ballerina which would indicate a Europe market Super Seville.

This Bulova is a true gem and I lowered the price a bit. Dig in!

Item number: BUL-0004-AAA

HELVA HAND-WOUND AS1680 SWISS MADE

quality: B case - a dial

  • List price: SOLD
  • Hand wound mechanical
  • Year: 1950-59 - JDM
  • Gold plated - leather
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

There is not much known about the Helva watch brand besides that it is a true Swiss brand that probably went out of business somewhere in the early seventies. They produced some nice and upscale automatic and hand wound mechanical watches. They apparently made some movements in-house and they used movements from other quality Swiss brands such a ETA.

 

This Helva watch has a sunburst dial and a gold plated case. The movement was serviced early 2018 and is in very good shape. The case does have some user marks and slight scratches but nothing serious. I mean the watch is over 60 years old so nothing unexpected. The watch runs good and was recently fitted with a new genuine calfskin leather belt.

 

Item number: HG-0001-BA

 

SEIKO Seiko Type II - 7546 - 7090

quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1978/79
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

A stunning looking Seiko Type II from the late 70's! This Seiko 7546-7090 with its 35mm (ex crown) is not a big watch. It might fit better on a somewhat smaller wrist (male or female). The metallic blue dial with its raised white hour indicators is just really beautiful and riadiates freshness with its cool blue colour.

 

The straight bars that are used for the hands are tough on this clock and ensure that it reads very nicely. The light on this blue dial is just magical. The Type II runs nicely on time and all functions work as you might expect.

 

The jubilee bracelet is not from Seiko but from Bear, a very good quality replacement bracelet that is widely used in Japan as replacement bracelets for Seiko. Furthermore, there are of course some traces of use as you would expect with a vintage watch. The glass is without scratches.

 

Item number: T2-0001-A

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SEIKO Speedmaster 7A28 - 7040

quality: AA

  • List price: € SOLD
  • Year: 1983
  •  Stainless Steel
  • Ø 41 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    chronograph.
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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The 7A28 quartz chronograph was the world's first ever quartz chronograph. At the hight of the then new LCD technology early eighties Seiko decided to bring to life the 7A28 movement. It was the first analogue quartz chronograph ever. And Seiko made very significant step with this robust movement made entirely with metal parts. Which made the watch very sturdy, reliable and easy to service.

 

This 7A28 - 7040 is, with a new after market bezel, in very good shape. There is a small smudge on the dial (found near the 15 -30 sec mark in the second hand small dial near the 6 o'clock). All buttons work and the 7A28 Chronograph has been serviced beginning of October 2019. A clasp extender has been fitted to compensate for the lack of a couple links. It will fit all wrists. All hands point nicely to their centres and this  Speedmaster will look good on any wrist. Again, all buttons function as they should and the case and bracelet are in very good condition.

 

Item number: 7A-0002-AA

SEIKO Speedmaster 7A28 - 7010

quality: AAA

  • List price:  SOLD
  • Year: 1983/84
  •  Stainless Steel
  • Ø 41 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    chronograph.
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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The 7A28 quartz chronograph was the world's first ever quartz chronograph. At the hight of the then new LCD technology early eighties Seiko decided to bring to life the 7A28 movement. It was the first analogue quartz chronograph ever. And Seiko made very significant step with this robust movement made entirely with metal parts. Which made the watch very sturdy, reliable and easy to service.

 

This 7A28 - 7010 is in triple A condition. This white Speedmaster, is a dress watch version of the regular 7040 Speedmaster. Although it shares just about everything with its 7040 brother, the one thing it lacks is a uni-directional bezel. Plenty of 7A28 models where made this one seems to be the most upper class one designy one. Its looks the part and wears really nice, also because the 7010 still has all its bracelet shackles. Hardly any user marks on the case and bracelet. The are some minor scratches on the glass (noticeable under certain light reflections just under the word 'quartz'. The dial is in pristine condition.

 

Item number: 7A-0001-AAA

SEIKO LCD CHRONOGRAPH LC 0634 - 5019

quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1975
  •  Stainless Steel
  • Ø 37mm (ex crown) TV model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date, chronograph.
  • deviation: ± 7 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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Seiko's first LCD chronograph, even better it is in fact the world's first LCD chronograph! True to Seiko's mania for complex case design, the watch head is done with a combination of angled surfaces done in a mixture of different finishes - high-polish, brushed, & satin, separated by knife-edge case lines. This piece of history is in very good condition. Unfortunately the strap is from a Seiko LC 0634 but not from this type the 5019. It is also an original Seiko SQ tire. The dimensions of the case are 37 x 41 mm. The clock is 15 mm thick at the thickest point. As you can see it nicely ends at 11 mm.

 

The glass was replaced in November 2018 by NOS OEM Seiko, so it has no scratches at all. Also the LCD is bright and untainted and all buttons work as expected. They're quite simple in function. They're surprisingly comfortable to wear, great wrist presence, and boy are they unique. Even for a 70s LCD these are really unusual.

 

Item number: LC-0001-A

SEIKO Speedmaster 7A28 - 7040

quality: AA case - AA dial

  • List price: SOLD
  • Year: 1980
  •  Stainless Steel
  • Ø 41 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    chronograph, timer ring.
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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The 7A28 quartz chronograph was the world's first ever quartz chronograph. At the hight of the then new LCD technology early eighties Seiko decided to bring to life the 7A28 movement. It was the first analogue quartz chronograph ever. And Seiko made very significant step with this robust movement made entirely with metal parts. Which made the watch very sturdy, reliable and easy to service.

 

These features where probably the reason that some countries decided to equip their military forces with this particular 7A28 movement. The 7040 was named Speedmaster, which Omega maybe didn't like so much, but apparently you cannot copyright a word like speedmaster so Seiko decided to use that indication. And this is the reason it was embossed on the clasp of this well kept 7A28. All chronograph functions works as they should. The case and bracelet are very nicely kept and show hardly any wear or tear. A clasp extender has been used to make sure this watch will fit any wrist. The ring has some very minor specks and the uni-directional bezel is in very good condition.

 

Item number: 7A-0002-AA

SEIKO Seiko Type II - 4336 - 8040

quality: JUNK

  • List price: SOLD
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1979/80
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (dayindication does not sit perfectly in the window).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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WARNING. This very nice looking Type II but is selling as JUNK. Why am I selling this with the indication of junk? Because the case has been polished by previous owner and done badly. We have re-polished the watch to control the 'damage'. Resulting in the lower part of the case being high gloss instead of a brushed look an the 'Zaratsu' fold between the upper and lower part of the side of the case is not razor sharp but somewhat soft. The genuine Seiko bracelet has some dents. Finally, the day indication does not sit perfectly within the day/date window.

 

But, is this a good watch and can you wear it? Yes! It runs perfectly. The quick set and 12 o'clock advance works as it should. The watch looks very good, the glass and quality of the dial is just perfect. The green radiates especially when you let the light dance on the dial. The original Seiko bracelet is in good condition. Only, a true Seiko aficionado would not accept a case that is heavily polished hence the JUNK status.

 

Item number: T2-0002-JUNK

SEIKO KING QUARTZ / MAJESTA 9533 - 6000

quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • King Quartz / Majesta (precursor to Credor line)
  • Year: 1990/91
  • Goldplated
  • Single Twin mode Quartz technology
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per year
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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This Majesta is really a special one of its kind. This HAQ (High Quality Quartz) is a continuation of the King Quartz and was only litigated for a very short time (JDM). The Majesta line was later converted to the Seiko Credor line (a higher Seiko segment). The icon also reminds a bit of the Credor logo. The gold colored (base metal) band is original with this watch.

 

This Majesta has a week date-like day indication that is easy to read and has a magnifying glass for the date indication. The Twin mode technology ensured the high time precision in which the quartz crystal was specially cut, which acquired both a kind of flexibility and torsional possibility and that was incorporated in a resonator so that one could use a dual oscillator (from there the Twin mode designation) which accuracy considerably increased. This Majesta has a light goldplated finish which looks good. Some parts of the original bracelet show some fading. This watch is also very thin with only 7 mm, the glass and magnifier are unscratched.

 

Item number: SM-0001-A

SEIKO GRAND Quartz CAP GOLD 4843 - 8041

quality: A CASE - a DIAL - GLASS B

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1977 - JDM
  • Gold capped
  • Ø 38 mm (ex crown)
  • 12 mm thick
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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This Gold Capped Grand Quartz has a black studded leather belt with the original GQ buckle. This in itself is rare feat because most Grand Quartz's from the 70' have lost this important part of the watch. People will notice when you wear this gold capped watch.

 

This GQ tells perfect time and all its functions (day/date, quick-set) work as they should. The only thing to mention is that its glass has slight scratches which are visible  just on the 11'th hour indice and the just before the day indicator. These scratches are light and the glass of this watch is easy replaceable since it has no distinctive features.

 

Item number: GQ-0001-AAB

 

SEIKO TWIN GRAND Quartz  9943 - 8030

uality: AA CASE & DIAL

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1981 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 36 mm (ex crown) Square model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per year
  • Plus box/no papers/no warranty

 

Grand Seiko… A resounding name that Seiko has developed over the years into a stand-alone luxury watch brand. The Grand Seiko's from the sixties were supplemented in the early 70s with very ingenious quartz timepieces. The Grand Quartz was regarded by the Japanese as superior to the Grand Seiko's and that was reflected in the price. The quartz Grand Seiko's cost more and were also much more accurate than their mechanical counterparts. Nowadays the old Grand Seiko's are more expensive, however the Grand Quartz is making a glorious comeback with stunning timepieces that even look better then most new Seiko's today.

 

This GQ from 1980 has a very nice heavy quality steel strap that goes up to a wrist of 18.5 cm. And that is also unique with this beautiful band because it is a band without adjustable clasp. The glass has recently been polished due to light / small scratches.

 

Item number: GQ-0002-A

SEIKO TWIN GRAND Quartz  9943 - 8000

Quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1978 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 36 mm (ex crown) Square model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per year
  • Plus box/no papers/no warranty

 

Grand Seiko… A resounding name that Seiko has developed over the years into a stand-alone luxury watch brand. The Grand Seiko's from the sixties were supplemented in the early 70s with very ingenious quartz timepieces. The Grand Quartz was regarded by the Japanese as superior to the Grand Seiko's and that was reflected in the price. The quartz Grand Seiko's cost more and were also much more accurate than their mechanical counterparts. Nowadays the old Grand Seiko's are more expensive, however the Grand Quartz is making a glorious comeback with stunning timepieces that even look better then most new Seiko's today.

 

The Original Seiko steel belt was missing some links to fit a normal male wrist. 5 links have been added from another high quality Seiko belt. In Nov 2019 this GQ has had a complete overhaul, and it runs beautifully. A great flat Twin Grand Quartz (9mm thick). Increased indices. Super clean case with few traces of use, tiny spot on the dial between the 7 & 8 indice.

 

Item number: GQ-0003-A

SEIKO KS KING SEIKO 5626 - 7200

quality: A

  • List price: € 399,- /SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1975 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automatic 28.800 bph
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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This Suwa King Seiko with its emerald green dial is a kind of magic. Although this watch has been worn and shows some user marks it still looks fresh. The case has been polished slightly, keeping in mind the Zaratsu rules of Seiko so all folds are still sharp. The watch has been overhauled May 2019, cleaned and serviced, also taking care of its faulty quick-set utility. The 56 movements that were spooned into these KS's were real workhorses. As most Grand Seiko's from that era were also equipped with the 56 movement, with somewhat better adjustments, you can really speak of a high quality timepiece.

 

Although the faceted glass also been polished it still shows some minor scratches and nicks. Also the straight lines in glass facet are less hard, which interestingly actually increases the legibility of the beautiful green dial.

This KS comes with a solid quality, unworn leather, alligator grained, black strap. To what I can verify by the Seiko catalogue, I believe it is the strap as Seiko intended at the time of release.

 

Item number: KS-0001-A

SEIKO King Quartz 5856 - 5010

quality: AAA - NEAR NOS

  • List price: (SOLD)
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1978
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 35mm (ex crown) TV model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

This King Quartz from the late 70's is a beautiful watch and in almost ‘New Old Stock’ condition. You can see and actually feel that this watch hasn't been worn much. It still has that 'new watch' vibe, which is noticeable when you feel the sturdiness of the high quality steel band and the fresh unscratched looks from the casing and case-back. Also, the crystal glass is in mint condition as to be expected for a 'near NOS' watch.

 

The TV dial has a vertical striped pattern and has a warm white crisp. The hands are slender and the minute needle moves over slightly protruded indices. You will enjoy this stunning watch which has almost 40 years to its count.

 

Item number: KQ-0001-AAA

SEIKO King Quartz 4823 - 8120

quality: A case & bracelet, B dial

  • List price: SOLD,-
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1977
  • Hardened Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown) TV model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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This specific King Quartz has a hardened stainless steel casing which means it is less prone to scratching. The dial on this KQ is a warm white 'snowflake' dial. There's an imperfection near the 3 'o clock day/date window. It is hardly visible white the 'naked eye', but is there. The hands and the raised indices are black which adds to the perfect legibility of this King Quartz.

 

The square case design mimics the more upscale Superiors (9983 - 7000) and one of the very first V.F.A.'s (3823 - 7040). The lines are still crisp of this case and there is not a lot of user marks. And lastly, please take a good look at the heavy quality original steel bracelet unfortunately, which is excellent shape except there are two small dents to notice on the KQ clasp. Still this watch looks the part and you will definitely like the weight 'feel' to this watch when you are wearing it. The heavy quality adds to the overall sturdiness of this watch.

 

Item number: KQ-0002-AB

SEIKO KING QUARTZ / MAJESTA 9533 - 6000

quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • King Quartz / Majesta (precursor to Credor line)
  • Year: 1990/91
  • Goldplated
  • Single Twin mode Quartz technology
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per year
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

This Majesta is really a special one of its kind. This HAQ (High Quality Quartz) is a continuation of the King Quartz and was only litigated for a very short time (JDM). The Majesta line was later converted to the Seiko Credor line (a higher Seiko segment). The icon also reminds a bit of the Credor logo. The gold colored (base metal) band is original with this watch.

 

This Majesta has a week date-like day indication that is easy to read and has a magnifying glass for the date indication. The Twin mode technology ensured the high time precision in which the quartz crystal was specially cut, which acquired both a kind of flexibility and torsional possibility and that was incorporated in a resonator so that one could use a dual oscillator (from there the Twin mode designation) which accuracy considerably increased. This Majesta has a light goldplated finish which looks good. Some parts of the original bracelet show some fading. This watch is also very thin with only 7 mm, the glass and magnifier are unscratched.

 

Item number: SM-0001-A

SEIKO SINGLE QUARTZ - QR 3863 - 7020

quality: BC

  • List price: € 275,-
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1983 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 38mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date.
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

The Seiko QR line was a extended run of the 38 caliber that found its origin in the single quartz VFA's watches. This caliber proved its worth in gold because it was well made and super strong. After the newer double or twin quartz movements made their progress the 38 caliber was used for the more eccentric watches mimicking the KS Vanac lines.

 

This QR has seen some wrist time but nothing serious. The faceted glass has been polished so there are no hard lines and still some scratches and nicks are showing. That doesn't diminish the joy of looking at this mysteriously green QR with its golden hints. There is some fading on the bezel but nothing serious. The watch works excellent as you would expect from Seiko.

 

Item number: QR GR -0001-BC

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