Mens Art Deco Classic 1930's Doxa Swiss Vintage Tonneau Watch Rectangular Model
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Mens Art Deco Classic 1930's Doxa Swiss Vintage Tonneau Watch Rectangular Model:
BRIEF MAIN INFORMATION
This is a MARRIAGE watch. A marriage watch is the term used for a new, modern case that has been used to house a vintage pocket watch movement. Please read the sizes of this watch in the description.
The authentic Doxa movement is 100% ORIGINAL.
The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced.
NEW steel enameled dial (non Doxa) was made in 2013.
NEW chromed steel case – TANKe model (non Doxa) was made in 2013.
The gently domed ACRYLIC CRYSTAL is in excellent condition.
SHIPPING: Worldwide – FREE.
PAYMENT: PAYPAL within 7 days.
RETURNS: I provide 100% refunds within 60 days from date of sale ending, no questions asked and without opening the case in Resolution Center and negative or neutral response from your side.
UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE
VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WATCH 1930’s
VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK
I am very pleased to offer for sale an extra fine men’s chromed steel curved Rectangular Art DeCo timepiece, made by the DOXA, a larger size Tanke model marriage watch - Curved and Long that dates to ca 1930’s.
DOXA was founded in 1889 in the heart of one of Switzerland's major and most inventive watch making areas, the canton (district) of Neuchatel's Jura Mountains.
Today DOXA brings to the industry a perspective forged over a century of often pioneering watch design.
The founder Georges Ducommun (1868-1936), the founder of DOXA, was born in Le Locle among the Jura hills of canton Neuchatel in Switzerland. He was one of 13 children of a poor family. At the age of 12, he became an apprentice in a manufacture specialised in casing-up watch movements.
He started his own watch repair business when he was 20. He worked hard to set up his business, walking the 10 kilometers to La Chaux-de Fonds to deliver his products personally, even in the depth of winter.
The success of his watches enabled him to live in Chateau des Monts, today home of the world-renowned Le Locle horological museum. From there he made the daily journey to his factory by carriage.
DOXA & Sportscars...
When the first horseless carriages appeared, George Ducommun became one of the region's first owners of an automobile. He had a garage built on his property and his own petrol pump...
At the beginning of the 30's, the fast evolution of aircraft and automobile industry put pressure on the watch-making industry, it was one of the greatest challenges ever for the watch manufacturers.
As an astute industrialist and passionable automobile owner, Georges Ducommun reacted to the evolving car racing market and started to develop instrument-panel clocks for cars (and aircraft). For those, he used a high-grade 8-day watch movement, which he had patented in 1908.
The greatest automobile manufacturer of that age, BUGATTI, equipped its famous race cars with DOXA 8-day movement instruments.
DOXA, Sportscars & Rallye Timers
The tight and emotional relationship between the automobile and watch-making industry has a long tradition and dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.
It was in the year of 1911, when the first board watch decorated early automobile dashboards.
Watch manufacturers put all their effort in the production of precise high-quality time-pieces for automobile dashboards in order to play a part in the evolving car racing industry.
DOXA's contribution to time-measurement in the race car history was the integration of its 1908 patented high-grade 8-day watch movement in the legendary instrument-panel board watch, nowadays known under the name DOXA 8-DAYS.
The famous Bugatti Type 35 built from 1924 to 1931 was Bugatti's most successful sports car.
The greatest automobile manufacturer of that age, BUGATTI, equipped its famous race cars with DOXA 8-day movement instruments.
DOXA 8-day movement instruments
This high-grade legendary 8-day movement patented in 1908 by George Ducommun, DOXA's founder. The complicated movement has a power reserve of 8 days as the name implies. Each metal piece of the high-quality movement, each timer is assembled individually.
This gorgeous, designed ART DECO men’s watch is a very handsome specimen has a BLACK & SILVER dial with silver EXPLODING Roman numerals. It featuring a 60 minute checkered outer track border and steel skeleton hands. The dial is signed DOXA below the XII.
The case is chromed steel and is in great condition, as are the lugs that are solid and secure. The new winding crown is gently domed and in excellent shape, operating smoothly. The new BLACK & SILVER dial and the chromed steel case have been professionally updated, and now are in excellent condition. Turning the watch over I see that the back lid is in excellent condition. The case is signed DOXA – ANTI-MAGNETIQUE.
Peeking inside I discover a clean, manual wind nickel plated high-grade mechanism with GOLD WHEELS and BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR. The movement is signed DOXA – SWISS MADE. Also is signed 11 ½ – 614 below the balance wheel, always difficult to see!
This beautiful wristwatch has the ORIGINAL movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.
It is fitted on a new 20mm black alligator style genuine leather strap with chrome silver buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.
This beautifully preserved timepiece measures 43mm end to end and 31mm in width (35mm with crown).
This beautiful and fully restored Art DeCo men’s watch winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.
Always an EXTRA FINE watches at a Price!!!If you like rare, antique, unique and collectible vintage wristwatches or pocket watches (or just enjoy learning about all the different watch makers and models) I suggest you bookmark this page or add me to your "Favorite Sellers" list. I always have beautiful pristine timepieces for sale ending Monday. Now on for 7 Years! Recommendations for the owner of vintage watches: - All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). - Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. - Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. - If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. - If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. - Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. - When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. - If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only (i.e. for minutes, NOT hours). - Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. - Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. - If the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. - To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. - Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. - Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. - Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good.
PAYMENTBuyer must notify me within 24 hrs of sale close as to how and when he or she intends to pay. Winning buyers must fully pay within 7 days of the sale. After 7 days the piece will be relisted and appropriate action taken against the non-paying buyer. I participate in the Non-Paying buyer program. Do not offer if you are not going to pay for your sale. I prefer PAYPAL but another methods are also accepted with prior approval. Please contact me FIRST BEFORE sending a cheque to get full address. Zero response and negative response buyers must first email me BEFORE offerding. All I need is a brief courtesy email telling me who you are and how you would intend to pay if you where successful. I reserve the right to cancel any offers on this sale.
SELLING POLICIES100% satisfaction guarantee for all of my watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch I will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 60 days after the watch has been received. My goal is to exceed my client's expectations throughout the buying experience. I and my team stand behind our products, if for any reason you'll receive your product damaged or in non-functioning condition, please contact us immediately via email BEFORE leaving your response, we'll gladly assist you in any way we can. Your satisfaction is important to me. To be fair to all buyers, I make it my practice never to end an sale early. I prefer not to use buy it now. I have many repeat customers who want my watches just as much as you do. Buy it now will only be considered for a relisted sale. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time. If you have any questions after reading the description or viewing the pictures please email me PRIOR to offerding. The watch in pictures is the actual watch that You will receive. I want you to feel safe and satisfied with the purchase of your item on . After receiving the returned item, I will make a full refund for your original payment.
SHIPPINGInternational shipments worldwide will sent via International Air Mail fully insured (shipping and handling to all locations in the world is FREE). Items will be shipped to confirmed address on . Please check with if your address is confirmed. Please allow 10 to 14 days for delivery to all locations worldwide. We pack all items well but some antique watches are just not made to travel at today's speed and may need set up and possibly adjustment after shipping and because of that I'm sorry but can not guarantee function or accuracy after shipping. You know that parcels go to Italy very long. Sometimes approx 2-3 weeks, sometimes near month and more. Be ready for these terms. California State residents (and those with shipping addresses in California State) add 8,75% sales tax. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Prior to offerding, check your country's customs regulations to determine any additional costs. For all shipments the value of the item will be declared lower than the sale price for custom duties. Also I will mark item as "gift". The taxes should be minimal. Dear buyers, we kindly ask you: Please, do not offer if you are not fully commited to purchase this item! I and my team honor Contracts and expect the same from my clients! THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
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