Mens Wwii 1944 Ulysse Nardin Vintage Pocket Watch Ww2 Marine Chronometer W/ Box For Sale
LOCLE & GENEVE
UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE
VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WATCH 1944
VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK
I am very pleased to offer this truly RARE and 100% ORIGINAL, vintage example of a men’s ca 1910’s POCKET WATCH, made in U. NARDIN le Locle & GENEVE, Switzerland.
It is a registered design model that features an ORIGINAL STEEL signed DIAL, ORIGINAL SILVER CASE and original high grade, clean, mechanism with THREE FINGER BRIDGE, BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUED BREGUET HAIRSPRING.
BRIEF MAIN INFORMATION
MOVEMENT: ORIGINAL signed by ULYSSE NARDIN. The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced.
DIAL: ORIGINAL steel base of dial and has been in addition updated and refinished by the craftsman later.
CASE: ORIGINAL silver case.
WATCH CRYSTAL: The gently domed ACRYLIC CRYSTAL is in excellent condition.
Supplied with box.
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.
The portrait of Ulysse Nardin
Founded in 1846, Ulysse Nardin was named after its founder, Ulysse Nardin, an accomplished watchmaker. Nardin first trained in horology under his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, and perfected his skills under the tutelage of Frederic William Dubois and Louis JeanRichard-dit-Bressel, two master watchmakers whose fame extended beyond the mountains of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Mr. Ulysse Nardin
In 1983, Ulysse Nardin was purchased by Rolf W. Schnyder, its current President. At about the same time, Schnyder also discovered Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, a scientist, inventor, historian and watch-maker extraordinaire. In a unique relationship of professional cooperation and personal friendship, Schnyder and Oechslin created timepieces that had never before existed.
The Ulysse Nardin collection is in the proud tradition of quality and mechanical innovation. Its consistent excellence had also been recognized by the award of 18 international gold medals and 4,300 first prizes in chronometric excellence.
In its over 150 years of history, Ulysse Nardin had been widely respected as a specialist in marine chronometers. Among the most reliable and accurate ever made, Ulysse Nardin’s marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world, and have seen service with the navies of some 50 countries.
Today, Ulysse Nardin continues to develop and produce specialized timepieces of the highest technical level in limited editions. Using the company’s patented inventions, these often include complications offered by no other watchmaker, such as the renowned Trilogy of Astrolabium, Planetarium and Tellurium; the Jaquemart Minute Repeater and the Hour Striker San Marco.
Ulysse Nardin was also responsible for the revival of the craft of cloisonné watches in the 1980s, when this art was thought to be extinct.
The chronology of Ulysse Nardin
1823 - Ulysse Nardin was born on 22 January at Le Locle. After initial training by his father, Léonard-Frédéric, he is sent to William Dubois, considered to be one of the leading precision watchmakers of his days.
1846 - The ULYSSE NARDIN company is founded. It is the beginning of an enterprise that has already lasted more than 155 years. The first watches made are exported to Central and South America through a Paris go-between, Lucien Dubois, who was Nardin’s only customer for two years.
1860 - Ulysse acquires a high-precision astronomical regulator to rate his pocket chronometers. This is the well-known regulator constructed by Jacques-Frédéric Houriet in about 1768. It is now in the Château des Monts, Le Locle. First exports to the USA. Minute repeaters, highly complicated watches, and pocket chronometers carry the reputation of the maker in Le Locle far and wide.
1862 - At the London International Exhibition, the company receives the highest award, “The Prize Medal” in the category “Complicated watches, pocket chronometers”. The award puts Ulysse in the lead internationally among pocket chronometer makers.
1865 - The company moves to its present premises at 3 rue du Jardin.
1876 - February 20, death of Ulysse Nardin, probably from a heart attack at the age of 53. The 21-year old Paul-David takes over control of the company.
1878 - Paul-David Nardin obtains a Gold Medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition for his pocket and marine chronometers.
1890 - December 20, two Swiss patents are awarded, one is for a mechanism for chronometers which permits daily winding without reversing the bowl. This system would be applied to the cylindrical aluminium cases launched from about 1893 onwards.
1893 - First Prize at the Chicago Universal Exhibition.
A remarkable chronometer in a gold and silver decorated case with a relief-engraved allegory of the Arts and Sciences is shown. Gold Medal in the category “Marine and pocket chronometers”.
1900 - As of this date, nine pocket chronometers fitted with tourbillon escapements were made by Paul-David Nardin.
1904 - Marine chronometers are supplied to both the Russian and the Japanese admiralties. Following the Russo-Japanese War, the Imperial Government of Japan increases its orders and becomes one of the company’s principal customers.
1906 - First Prize and Gold Medal at the Milan International Exhibition. At the Naval Observatory, Washington, DC, USA, Nardin chronometers take the first seven places. A Nardin chronometer breaks all performance records in the Hamburg Observatory trials.
1908 - At the Tokyo International Exhibition the Mikado and the Crown Prince purchase three Nardin pocket chronometers.
1910 - At the Buenos-Aires Centenary Universal Exhibition, Ulysse Nardin is awarded First Prize and a Gold Medal.
1911 - Paul-David takes out his third Swiss patent (No. 54714, January 21) for a perfected control mechanism for the timing-wheel in chronographic timers. The purpose of this invention was to eliminate the uncontrolled leap of the chronograph-wheel which could provoke errors difficult to detect.
1915 - At the Naval Observatory, Washington DC, Ulysse Nardin takes first place among 60 marine chronometers entered. In the same trial the company takes three of the first five places among 217 deck watches entered.
1916 - Ulysse Nardin produces a new movement. Its small dimension 13" allows it to be used in pocket or wristwatches.
1922 - At the US Naval Observatory trials Nardin marine chronometers take the first three places and have eight instruments in the first fourteen. First Prize in the Tokyo International Exhibition.
1923 - At the Observatory of Neuchâtel in an International Chronometer Competition organized to mark the centenary of the death of Abraham-Louis Breguet, Ernest Nardin carries off the only First Prize.
1935 - A new 24" split-seconds pocket chronograph beating tenths of a second is introduced. Useful for sports timing, numerous Prizes and Gold Medals attest to its success.
1939 - First Prizes in the International Exhibitions of Barcelona, Zürich and New York for Nardin chronometers. Each was awarded with a Gold Medal.
1950 - At the Neuchâtel Observatory with a chronometer adjusted by Louis Augsburger, the Nardin company breaks all records for chronometer performances since 1901.
1964 - At the Swiss National Exhibition in Lausanne, Ulysse Nardin SA obtains the only “Prix d’Honneur” for the “Sun-star” deck watch.
1975 - Neuchâtel Observatory releases its last official publication concerning the performance of chronometers covering the period from 1846 to 1975. According to this report Ulysse Nardin obtained 4324 certificates of performance for mechanical marine chronometers out of a total of 4504 awarded, i.e. 95%, 2411 special prizes out of which 1069 were First Prizes.Ulysse Nardin also obtained 747 First Prizes in the categories deck watch, pocket chronometer and wristwatch.At various International Exhibitions Ulysse Nardin and his successors obtained:
14 Grands Prix (First Prizes), the “Prize Medal” and the “Progress Medal”, 10 Gold Medals, 2 Prix d’Honneur, 2 Silver Medals.
1983 - A group headed by Rolf W. Schnyder takes over the company.
1985 - Launching of the watch Astrolabium Galileo Galilei. Named after the great physicist, astronomer and humanist. Ulysse Nardin resumes its successful path, and also gains an entry in the Guinness Book of Records in February 1989.
1988 - Launching of the wristwatch Planetarium Copernicus designed to commemorate the Polish astronomer.
1989 - Production of the first minute-repeating wristwatch with automaton, the San Marco made in a limited edition in gold or platinum, and the split-seconds chronograph Berlin.
1992 - Completion of the “Trilogy of Time” with the Tellurium Johannes Kepler, as a tribute to the German astronomer.
1993 - Launch of the Automaton San Marco “Hourstriker” model and the “Cloisonné” Boat collection.
1994 - At the Basle fair the GMT± intended for frequent travelers is shown. Patent No. CH 685965.
1996 - The company’s 150th anniversary is celebrated with the introduction of the Marine Chronometer 1846 as a wristwatch and the revolutionary Perpetual Ludwig named after its creator Dr. Ludwig Oechslin.
1998 - Launch of the single-button chronograph “Pulsometer” to commemorate Ulysse Nardin’s 175th birthday in 1823.
1999 - To mark the beginning of the new millennium, Ulysse Nardin introduces the GMT± Perpetual, two unique and exclusive Ulysse Nardin creations integrated into one watch.
2000 - "Chronos", the German watch magazine awards Ulysse Nardin the Watch of the Year 2000 "Innovation Prize". Both the readers and the international panel of judges voted the GMT Perpetual as the most outstanding technical development.
2001 - Launch of the Freak – 7 day-tourbillon-carrousel which later in the year wins the "Chronos Innovation Prize 2001". Poetry in watchmaking without hands, without a crown.
2002 - Launch of the Genghis Khan - the first ever Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts Minute repeater.
2003 - The Genghis Khan is awarded with the "Chronos Innovation Prize 2003".
Launch of the Sonata – unique and amazing multifunctional mechanical instrument.
2004 - Launch of the Minute Repeater Circus. Innovation Prize - Watch of the Year 2004 for the Sonata.
2005 - Launch of the Freak 28’800 V/h Diamond Heart – new patented Dual Ulysse Escapement made out of Diamond by means of an innovative process.
Launch of the Royal Blue Tourbillon and the Quadrato Dual Time Perpetual.
This timepiece features an ORIGINAL double-sunken handsome steel enameled dial is in excellent to mint condition. The dial has ORIGINAL steel base and has been in addition updated and refinished by the craftsman later. It is complete a 60 minute outer track border, black enamel painted Arabic numerals, gold steel Louis XVI filigree hands and a sunken sub-seconds dial with 60 second outer chapter and “sweep” steel seconds hand. Signed ULYSSE NARDIN – LOCLE & GENEVE – SUISE in black enameled lettering below the 12 and CHRONOMETRE MARINE above the sub-seconds dial.
This model features an ORIGINAL four piece, triple-hinged SILVER case that provides for a useful dust cover over the movement. The case was made especially for U.NARDIN. Turning the watch over I note that the back lid, with monogram, is nice and clean. This watch is ORIGINAL pocket watch. The original Pumpkin-style winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The inside of the outer case lid is stamped U.NARDIN - LOCLE with trademark symbol and case referent number #35837. There are also German (Crescent Moon/Crown), Swiss (Standing bears) and 0.900 Silver hallmarks. The bears and indicate that the watch case is Swiss silver above .875 standard. This stamps, case reference number and Silver hallmarks repeat inside on the inner case lid.
Lifting this lid reveals an inner dust cover lid, also Silver. This was used to protect the mechanism from dust and debris and to provide an extra layer of protection from shock or moisture. What’s nice about this particular dust cover is how it’s decorated, complete with engraved ten medals with exquisite miniature detailing in the center and is signed CHRONOMETRES MARINE ET POCHE – U.NARDIN –GRANDS PRIX PARIS 1889-1900 – LOCLE – GENEVE – GENEVE 1876 – UNIQUE PRIX D’HONNEUR – CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL de REGLAGE.
Peeking inside I find a spotless and high quality manual wind gold plated lever escapement movement with THREE FINGER BRIDGE, BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUED BREGUET HAIRSPRING.
The movement signed U.NARDIN – LOCLE & GENEVE. Also it signed movement serial number №53,124. This serial number dates this watch to 1944 as per published production numbers of CHRONOMETRE MARINE by ULYSSE NARDIN.
This beautiful wristwatch has the Original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch.
Diameter (with 63.00 mm
Diameter (without crown): 51.00 mm
Watch crystal diameter: 43.00 14.00 mm
This rare watch winds and set smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time.
Supplied with box.
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.
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- 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).
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- 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.
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