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Mens Art Deco Classic Tonneau 1920's Moeris - Switzerland Vintage Golden Watch For Sale
UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WATCH CA 1920’s VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK
I am very pleased to offer for sale an extra fine men’s GOLD PLATED curved Rectangular Art DeCo timepiece, made by the MOERIS, a larger size GOLD PLATED Tanke model marriage watch - Curved and Long that dates to ca 1920’s.
A marriage watch is the term used for a new, modern case that has been used to house a vintage pocket watch movement.
BRIEF MAIN INFORMATION
MOVEMENT: ORIGINAL signed by MOERIS. The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced.
DIAL: NEW steel enameled dial.
CASE: NEW gold plated case – Tanke model.
WATCH CRYSTAL: 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 question's asked and without opening the case in Resolution Center and negative or neutral response from your side.
History: Moeri, Fritz of St Imer. This company was the successor to Moeri & Jeanneret of St Imer. The company was formed sometime shortly after Jeanneret died in 1900. In 1905 Moeri was one of the companies experimenting with the new Invar hairspring in their watches. At the Exhibition in Milan in 1906, the company won an Hors Concours award for being a member of the jury.
In 1909 the company was granted a patent for a timer housed in Binoculars. By 1923 they were producing chronographs and timers as well as their watches.
Moeris is one of the "lost" Swiss brands. Moeris are considered almost a forgotten brand.
In 1893 Fritz Moeri founded the predecessor company Moeri & Jeanneret with "Moeri's Patent", a non-magnetic lever movement with exchangeable parts.
In 1905 Moeris was one of the companies experimenting with the new Invar hairspring in their watches. At the Exhibition in Milan in 1906, the company won a Hors Concourse award for being a member of the jury.
In 1909 the company was granted a patent for a timer housed in Binoculars. Swiss Patent Nr. 47453 for "Fritz Moeri, successor of Moeri & Jeanneret" for a small stop watch intergated in a binocular.
from 1910: Main activities stop watches and chronographs.
By 1923 they were producing chronographs and timers as well as their watches. Moeris was one of the first watch companies that have started to make a wristwatch.
In 1939-1945, Moeris has released the military model of watches for Germans. The watches were produced under the military order of Germany.
1956: Remarkable, movement manufacturing for Seiko and Citizen.
The ‘Fabrique des Montres Moeris or F. Moeri S.A. of St Imer name came into being sometime before 1966, but were taken over by Tissot in the 1970’s.
This gorgeous, designed ART DECO men’s watch is a very handsome specimen has a GOLD & BLACK dial. It featuring a 60 minute checkered inner track border, EXPLODING gold Arabic numerals, gold steel Louis XVI filigree hands and a sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer chapter and “sweep” steel seconds hand.
The dial is signed MOERIS below the 12 and SWISS MADE at the base of the dial.
The case is GOLD PLATED 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 & GOLD dial and the GOLD PLATED case have been professionally updated, and now are in excellent condition. Turning the watch over I see that the ENGRAVED back lid is in excellent condition. The ENGRAVED back case lid has WATCHES WHEELS and signed around MOERIS – FAB. SUISSE.
Peeking inside I discover a clean, manual wind nickel plated high-grade mechanism with BI-METALLIC COMPENSATED BALANCE. The movement is signed MOERIS – SWISS MADE – 15 JEWELS – M. Also is signed caliber number #20/26T.
This beautiful wristwatch has the ORIGINAL pocket watch 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 strap with golden steel buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.
This beautifully preserved timepiece measures 45mm end to end and 32mm in width (37mm 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.
Buyer 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.
100% 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.
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After receiving the returned item, I will make a full refund for your original payment.
International 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!
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THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
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Mens Art Deco Classic Tonneau 1920's Moeris - Switzerland Vintage Golden Watch: $400