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Period: 1930s
Bugatti By Mido 1930 Art Deco Radiator Shape Enamel Wrist Watch 14Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
Radiator wrist watch designed by Bugatti. An extremely rare and unusual deco wristwatch, created in Switzerland by Mido for the Bugatti company. Made during the art deco period in the shape of a automobile radiator grill, back in the 1930. Crafted in solid yellow gold of 14 karats with the logo of Bugatti which is embellished with applications of red white and black enamel and the letters EB, for Ettore Bugatti. Fitted with a hinged snap lid. History Between the mid-1920s and the mid-1930s, Mido produced less than a hundred watches for the very famous Bugatti automobile brand. The notable feature of these pieces was their case shaped like the iconic radiator grille on the famous car. They were specially ordered by Mr. Ettore Bugatti to the Mido manufacture, often offered to his best pilots, mechanics and to his family. Bolstered by this success, Mido developed its famous watches for motorists in 1925 and 1926. The brand filed a patent for its watch cases and for some dials inspired by the finest vehicles of the era. These included pocket and pendant watches, all of which mirrored the radiators from a large number of car manufacturers, including: Alfa Romeo, Benz, Bugatti (or EB, for Ettore Bugatti), Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroën, De Dion-Bouton, Delage, Farman, Fiat, Ford, Hispano-Suiza, Lancia, Lincoln, Opel, Peugeot, Pic-Pic, Rolls-Royce and Talbot. Records Mido records confirm that the first of the four series of Bugatti watches...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Deco Machine Age 1940 Wristwatch in 14k Gold with 5.54ctw Diamonds and Rubies
Located in Miami, FL
Retro Machine age geometric Wristwatch. Fabulous ladies bracelet wristwatch, created in America during the transitional periods of the art deco and the retro, back in the late 1930'...
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North American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Ruby, White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, White Gold, 14k Gold, Gold

Art Deco 1930 Wrist Watch in .900 Platinum with 4.98 Ctw in Round Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
At deco platinum wristwatch. Beautiful highly decorated lady wristwatch, made in America during the art deco period, back in the 1930. This elegant wristwatch has been crafted in so...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 1940 Brooch Wristwatch 18Kt Gold Gia Certified 9.87 Ctw Diamonds Rubies
Located in Miami, FL
Art-Deco convertible jeweled Brooch-Wristwatch. An unusual historical piece from the American art deco period, created between the 30's and 40's. Was designed in the shape of a corn...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Ruby, Star Ruby, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Art Deco Platinum Ladies Vertex Round Rose Cut Diamond Encrusted
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Art deco platinum Vertex rose diamond encrusted vintage ladies wrist watch, signed and stamped with clasp closure, Wrist length up to 7 in...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Art Deco Wristwatch Platinum Diamond Manual Wind
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant and timeless jeweled Art Deco lady's watch created by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930s. The watch is made of platinum (tested & hallmarked) and encrusted with Old European cut...
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French Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1934 Art Deco Illinois "Ritz" Incredible Condition. Rare, 17 Jewels
Located in Raleigh, NC
The Illinois watch company has long been considered the greatest American Watch Company that had an early demise to management and the great depression. The made some of the best movements of their day. One word describes this watch: “Ritz” ! A very hard watch to source is the condition that you see it. Use some of the pictures as part of your visual description. Inspired by the discovery of King Tut's Tomb" - The "Egyptian" One of the most collectible Illinois wristwatches and one of the most dramatic silhouettes available in the Deco Period: the Illinois Ritz. This is an extraordinary timepiece, an original Illinois Ritz wristwatch dated from 1932, still during the great depression. If you are looking for something rare, something that needs no introduction. This is the quintessential art deco survivor, unique, a lovely story and such character. It is a manual-winding watch 6/0s size, 17 jewels movement, grade 607, sub second hand, made in Springfield, Illinois. After +90 years, it still has a stunning professionally refinished dial with bold Egyptian numbers, bold minute marks and matching hands. The second hand is located at 6 and the dial is signed "ILLINOIS" as well. From "The Decorative Period", this watch has tonneau stepped case, a modified hexagon. It is two-toned 14k gold filled. It is coming with a vintage Champion...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Illinois White Gold Filled Rare Model Art Deco Tortue Shaped Watch
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Illinois Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: White Gold-Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1929 / 1930 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 28mm Length X 36mm Diameter MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels / Caliber 6 O DIAL / HANDS: Silvered with Arabic Luminous Numerals / Blued Steel Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Leather, 16mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is a "vault find" watch, it has been locked up for nearly 50 years, which means it needs a service. We will give it a factory quality service by our finest watchmaker as part of the purchase price before it is shipped out to you. This will delay shipping for a few days of course. This is a rare model by the legendary company and this one was produced just after Hamilton purchased the renowned house. The watch shape called a Tortue, or Tortoise was an original design by Louis Cartier. He based it on Tortoises he saw holding up columns in a Greek Temple that was 3000 years old. The Tortue is still in the Cartier line today. Cartier was one of the first designers to "stylize" basic things around him. He looked at them and re-interpreted them by exaggeration, extension and "stylization." The Illinois Watch Company, founded in Springfield, Illinois in 1867, rose to prominence under the Bunn family leadership, producing high-quality pocket watches...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Art Deco 1930s Two Color Gold Benrus Mechanical Wrist watch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930 True Art Deco Benrus Wrist Watch, 28 x 26 M.M. 14k White and Yellow Gold 2 piece hinged case with hand Chased design work on the top and sides. 17 Jewel, mechanical, manua...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold

Tissot Subsidiary Seconds Cal. 27 Czech Military
Located in London, GB
A rare 1930's Czech Military Tissot subsidiary seconds operating from a Cal.27 movement this manual wind watch is a difficult one to find. Oversize steel 39mm case with rotating be...
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European Vintage 1930s Watches

Movado for Shreve Crump & Low Co. Stainless Steel Art Deco Tank Style 1940's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Movado Watch Company for Shreve Grump and Low STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank Style METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Le...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Diamonds & Platinium Art Deco watch
Located in PARIS, FR
Art Deco watch in platinum & diamonds 11 carats Art Deco watch in platinum and diamonds. The articulated bracelet is entirely set with diamonds, creating a...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art-Deco 9K Gold Manual Mens' Watch by ROTARY, Super-Sports, Non Magnetic.
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
Gold Art-Deco Gents' Watch by ROTARY, Super-Sports 9K Gold case Non magnetic Manual Swiss movement Vintage circa 1930's New, unworn leather strap Comes with box and valuation
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold

Canterbury Steel Incabloc Military Style Wrist Watch
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
With it's case intentionally left in original condition, proudly showing signs of use from its journey thru time from the Pre-War 11 Era, this vintage American made steel 31mm Canterbury Wrist Watch presents an authentic rugged look and is perfect as an interesting casual accessory. Manual wind ,with a 17 jeweled Swiss Incabloc movement, the silver-toned face has Arabic even numerals and matchstick markers for the odd hours and a particularly fine original face. Fitted with a new 9 x 1 inch leather military style custom bund watch strap which mirrors a design of a WW11 Infantry issued watch...
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American Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Steel

Art Deco Gruen "Quadron" Caliber 123, 17J, Stunning Survivor
Located in Raleigh, NC
This the first time I have offered this model of Gruen. I have one in my personal collection, it has never been offered for sale. No is your chance. Talk about the epitome of Art Deco. This is the personification of a “Happy” time for the US. This model is very hard to source. Don’t wait too long. It took me almost a year to source all correct replacement parts This is a conversation starter. This is a jealously watch. Think about this, this is close to 100 years young, look at the condition; it is superb for its age I stumbled across this watch and had to have it. When was the last time you saw a Gruen Quadron with Gold Plated caliber 123 movement This watch is in amazing condition. I have several of these and I have had to have the lugs worked on as they had worn thin over the decades. There is some light scratching on the case, but you would be hard pressed to find wear through. Now think about this. This offering is almost 100 years old. It looks incredible, it has survived some wear through decades of wear. Please think that this is not in perfect shape. I must admit it is in amazing condition, but I have to remind myself it has a few miles on her. What you are looking at is a seldom seen Gruen Quadron caliber 123, 17 Jewel (the preferred Quadron movement as the Caliber 157 is only 15 jewels) in remarkable shape. This is pure Art Deco. I have two, so I am thinning the collection to obtain another historical marvel from the past. This is 14 karat yellow gold filled, or as Gruen calls Reinforced gold. Look at the pictures as they will fill in the blank spots of the condition of the watch. L In its grandeur years from the 1920s through the 1940s, the Gruen Watch Company was one of the leaders in wristwatch innovation, quality, and design. Gruen even worked in partnership with Rolex earlier in the years. Original Dial and Hands were professionally refinished ( as I am aware of) Case was hand polished Comprehensive mechanical service Custom 16MM black band Prior to WWII, Gruen was better known in the USA than Rolex, which at that time was focusing on the British and Commonwealth countries. In 1925, Gruen introduced the men's Quadron. Similar in concept to the women's Cartouche models, these were rectangular watches containing very high-quality 15-j or 17-j tonneau-shaped movements. A larger movement is generally more reliable and accurate, and is generally more rugged, than a smaller one of the same quality, so the Gruen Cartouche and Quadron, with their case-filling, purpose-built movements performed much better than the small, round movements used by most of their competitors at the time. Round movements were still used in the less expensive rectangular Gruen wristwatches...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Ladies UTINAM or UTI French Hand Made Art Deco Ladies Dress Watch 1930's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: UTI or Utinam STYLE / REFERENCE: METAL / MATERIAL: CIRCA / YEAR: DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 27mm Length X Width 16mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Winding / 15 Jewels / Caliber DIAL...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Gruen diamond set wrist watch, American, circa 1935.
Located in London, GB
Diamond set wristwatch by Gruen, American, circa 1935. A platinum and iridium wristwatch with rectangular white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals and blue hands, encircled by a ...
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Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Diamond

European Gruen / Alpina Quadron, Rare Stateside Find. Art Dec 15J Caliber 157
Located in Raleigh, NC
Buckle up, this this the first time I have offered this model of Gruen. I have never offered an “European” Gruen Quadron. I am a Gruen Quadron “Fanatic” as reflected in my listings. I probably have 7-10 Gruen Quadron’s. To me they stand for an engineering victory in the mid 1920’s. Remember wrist watches were really an unknown fashion accessory back then, especially for men Gruen had a early collaboration with Hans Wildorf, one of the founders of Rolex. Their factories in Switzerland were across the street from one another. You see, it’s the history particularly early on that intrigues me. Here is your history lesson. The insider case back reads Gruen / Alpina. These two companies in Europe collaborated on many projects including in infamous “Doctors Watch. This is another example of this collaboration What a treasure. If you are a serious collector, especially from the Gruen side, this is a must have. This watch case has fixed wire lugs. Yes, not spring bars. That is why I had to source open ended watch bands. Caliber 175 Not only the beautiful surface finishing on all sides, but also the one-piece milled yoke and the fact it has an intermediate setting wheel are indications this is a high grade movement. My feeling is that it could have been produced by Marc Favre Co., Biel. Reason for that is Gruen was also sourcing their 157 and 165/167 Quadron calibers from M. Favre and the escape design is the same or very similar to caliber 157 (but maybe not unique to M. Favre?). Another point is I was able to carry over the detent screw from a 165 which was broken on my 175. I tried detent screws from many different Gruen calibers, but none of them fitted, the detent screw of the 165 was literally identical to the one on the 175. Also the set bridge design of caliber 165 resembles the design of this 175. I can confirm that caliber 175 is Marc Favre made, it is even their caliber number. Seems to have been only used in Alpina-Gruen watches, a better quality movement. Alpina Gruen was started in 1929 and the collaboration started to cool down in 1933. So most Alpina-Gruens are dated between 1929 and 1933. But do not forget that for the Alpina-Gruen watches different rules apply. These were intended to be sold in Europe and here European trademarks rules applied. The case maker not necessarily stamped Guildite in the back even also when watches for the US from the same time had the mark already. Completed NOS Crystal Professionally refinished dial Professionally refinished case Comprehensive mechanical service (May of 24) New custom made open ended black watch band Buttero leather Look at the pictures. The watch is in sublime condition. The case was refinished by a European Watch Maker, he did a magnificent job! Look how clean this movement is, no pitting or etching anywhere, a testament to its historical care I have one in my personal collection, it has never been offered for sale. No is your chance. Talk about the epitome of Art Deco. This is the personification of a “Happy” time for the US. This is are and very hard to source. Don’t wait too long. It took me almost a year to source all correct replacement parts This is a conversation starter. This is a jealously watch. Think about this, this is close to 100 years young, look at the condition; it is superb for its age I acquired this timepiece from Germany, the DNA from Gruen of Europe, this is not a stateside import. This was born and sold in Germany or Europe Prior to WWII, Gruen was better known in the USA than Rolex, which at that time was focusing on the British and Commonwealth countries. In 1925, Gruen introduced the men's Quadron. Similar in concept to the women's Cartouche models, these were rectangular watches containing very high-quality 15-j or 17-j tonneau-shaped movements. A larger movement is generally more reliable and accurate, and is generally more rugged, than a smaller one of the same quality, so the Gruen Cartouche and Quadron, with their case-filling, purpose-built movements performed much better than the small, round movements used by most of their competitors at the time. Round movements were still used in the less expensive rectangular Gruen wristwatches...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

European Gruen / Gilde Quadron #485, Rare Stateside Find. Art Deco 15J Caliber
Located in Raleigh, NC
Buckle up, this this the first time I have offered this model of Gruen. I have never offered an “European” Gruen Quadron. I am a Gruen Quadron “Fanatic” as reflected in my listings. I probably have 7-10 Gruen Quadron’s. To me they stand for an engineering victory in the mid 1920’s. Remember wrist watches were really an unknown fashion accessory back then, especially for men. While this caliber movement was born in 1935 in Europe, it is pure European. I sourced this watch from Germany. I love the interconnected history, it’s not often when you can trace a watch back to its origins. In the US, this is a real treasure to own. Thus is a watch that a serious collector would most likely know its history, to a casual observer, it would not get a mention. Gruen had a early collaboration with Hans Wildorf, one of the founders of Rolex. Their factories in Switzerland were across the street from one another. You see, it’s the history particularly early on that intrigues me. Here is your history lesson. The insider case back reads Gilde. These two companies in Europe collaborated on many projects including in infamous “Doctors Watch. This caliber 485 has the same shape ( barrel) as the Quadron collection. Now compare the picture that shows the caliber 484 with the caliber 157, almost identical. This model is in fact a German Gruen Quadron. The caliber 485 was first introduced in 1935 in Europe. Movement Maker was Gruen/Alpina (Straub) What a treasure. If you are a serious collector, especially from the Gruen side, this is a must have. This watch case has fixed wire lugs. Yes, not spring bars. That is why I had to source open ended watch bands. see the picture. The first set of calibers that you have listed are examples of what I consider the "classic" Quadron movements. These are all 8 3/4"' x 12"' movements, and all have the barrel shape. You should add the later calibers 485, 487, 679, 680, 681 and 682. See below for the well known Quadron caliber movements. Completed NOS Crystal Professionally refinished dial Professionally refinished case Comprehensive mechanical service (May of 24) New custom made open ended black watch band Buttero leather Look at the pictures. The watch is in sublime condition. The case was refinished by a European Watch Maker, he did a magnificent job! Look how clean this movement is, no pitting or etching anywhere, a testament to its historical care I have one in my personal collection, it has never been offered for sale. No is your chance. Talk about the epitome of Art Deco. This is the personification of a “Happy” time for the US. This is are and very hard to source. Don’t wait too long. It took me almost a year to source all correct replacement parts This is a conversation starter. This is a jealously watch. Think about this, this is close to 100 years young, look at the condition; it is superb for its age I acquired this timepiece from Germany, the DNA from Gruen of Europe, this is not a stateside import. This was born and sold in Germany or Europe Prior to WWII, Gruen was better known in the USA than Rolex, which at that time was focusing on the British and Commonwealth countries. In 1925, Gruen introduced the men's Quadron. Similar in concept to the women's Cartouche models, these were rectangular watches containing very high-quality 15-j or 17-j tonneau-shaped movements. A larger movement is generally more reliable and accurate, and is generally more rugged, than a smaller one of the same quality, so the Gruen Cartouche and Quadron, with their case-filling, purpose-built movements performed much better than the small, round movements used by most of their competitors at the time. Round movements were still used in the less expensive rectangular Gruen wristwatches...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Gold-filled

Longines Platinum Art Deco Ladies Watch with Pearl Bracelet circa, 1930's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 34mm X Width 10mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Ma...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Platinum

Asprey 9ct Yellow Gold Dresswatch, Arabic Dial, Swiss 15 Jewel, Circa Yr 1930.
Located in Canterbury, England
Our fabulous and rare manually wound vintage Asprey features a cushion shaped case of 9k gold with arabic dial and sub seconds. Presented in wonderful condition, we date manufacture ...
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Vintage 1930s Watches

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Yellow Gold

Gruen Rare 14Kt Art Deco Tank Style Watch with Original Dial from 1930
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Gruen Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank Style METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1930 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 37mm X Width 23mm MOVEM...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Longines 18Kt. Yellow Gold Men's Wrist Watch, French Hallmarked 1930's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Modified Tonneau Shape CIRCA: 1930's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: 17 Jewels / Caliber 10.85 DIAL / HANDS: Roman Numerals / Blued Ste...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Yellow Gold

Hamilton Raleigh Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch Ref Ref 759768
Located in Surfside, FL
Hamilton Raleigh manual wind watch in white gold fill on a calfskin strap. Auto w/ subseconds. 29 mm case size. Ref 759768. Fine Pre-owned Hamilton Watch. Certified preowned Vintag...
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Vintage 1930s Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel, White Gold

Glycine Cocktail Bracelet Watch 14K White Gold and Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
The vintage Glycine bracelet watch timepiece from the 1930s, crafted in 14Kt white gold, epitomizes timeless elegance. Featuring a manual wind movement, it boasts a silver dial exudi...
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Swiss Retro Vintage 1930s Watches

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Diamond, White Gold

Gruen White Gold-Filled Art Deco Cushion Shaped Watch from 1931
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Gruen Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Cushion Shape METAL / MATERIAL: White Gold-Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1931 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 25mm X Width 27mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 15 Jewels / Caliber 115 DIAL / HANDS: Enamel Print Dial with Arabic Numeral Markers / Blued Steel Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Original Period Leather, Strap and Buckle, 16mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement This is a "vault find" watch, it has been locked up for nearly 50 years, which means it needs a service. We will give it a factory quality service by our finest watchmaker as part of the purchase price before it is shipped out to you. This will delay shipping for a few days of course. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This great looking and dependable watch by the renowned house of Gruen is in nearly new condition. It is done as a classic cushion shape because it looks like a pillow cushion. The watch is all original, dial and hands with beautiful blued steel hands. The dial is done in Sterling Silver with Kiln Fired Enamel Printing and was produced by the legendary house of Stern Freres. Stern was the major dial maker in Switzerland at the time and supplied dials to the finest Swiss houses. In fact in the early 1930's Stern purchased the world's most famous watch company, Patek Philippe from the bankruptcy court. The Stern family still owns Patek Philippe today. If you cannot afford a Patek, you can own a watch with a dial by the owners of the company. And, you can wear this watch all the time for all sorts of occasions. The watch is fitted with what appears to be an original period strap and buckle. The strap is too fragile to be worn however but we offer the watch with a new Lizard Strap and the original buckle as well. Founded in 1894 by Dietrich Gruen. The company had their American base in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it produced a wide variety of watches, including pocket watches...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold-filled

Birks 18Kt. White Gold Art Deco Ladie's Watch 1930's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Henry Birks & Sons Jewelers STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt White Gold with Gold Filled Bracelet CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 2...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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18k Gold

Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch 1930S
Located in Geneva, CH
Art Deco Diamond Wristwatch. Circa 1930. Total length: approx. 17.70 centimeters. Total width: approx. 0.80 centimeters. Case dimensions:...
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Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Diamond

1908 Waltham "Offset" Trench/WW1 Watch, YG Filled, 15 Jewels
Located in Raleigh, NC
My shop was recently selected to supply vintage American watches for a premier movie starring some major actors and a world famous director. They were looking for authentic watches that would represent the time period from 1915-1926. It is a true story of events that took place during the 1920’s. The movie was Killers of The Flower Moon, I supplied many of the watches used in the movie for historical context. In addition, I was just selected to supply watches for a remake of a movie that first came out is 1936. That is happening right now I have been an avid vintage watch collector for years. My soft spot is 1900-1935 American watches. I have an active collection of about 60 pieces. I am constantly refining my collection as time ticks by. The ones that I do not wear very much get sold for other watches that may be hard to find. All my watches for sale are in above average condition, some are pristine. I pride myself in offering the best quality and reasonable prices. Remember, "Price is what you pay, value is what you get". What an amazing offering I have for you. If you have me saved or are following me, you will realize that I have offered only one or two like this before First I want to share with you that this is a hard to find 3/0 size, plus it is a rare “Hermetic” case design. Hermetic means the bezel and case back thread and unthread on and off. This is the crown jewel of this offering . Think 1930, WW1 had 12 years of peace. This has the offset crown in the corner of the case. I see this kind of watch once or twice a year. I see very few of these case as the years pass us by. Especially is the highly collectible B&B Royal Hermetic case. This is a sublime offering. The quiet but elegant military shadow box Waltham dial supports the time period of this watch. This is a beautiful example of the early wrist period with an awesome twist of an offset “Hermetic” case! It is a real treasure to own. The elegant Military is coveted for its easy to read look, simplicity and invokes the early watch period from 1910 to 1930’s. It is a real treasure to find one that has not been damaged through the years The case, read below for a definition, has done very well over the years. I look long and hard and usually pay a high premium for cases that are in great condition. This is the hard to find B&B Royal YGF 3/0 sized case size. Some Manufacturer History Bates and Bacon...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold-filled

Patek Philippe for Tiffany & Company Yellow Gold Presentation Pocket Watch
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930s Patek Philippe for Tiffany & Company Presentation Pocket Watch, 47 M.M 18k Yellow Gold 3 piece case with inside Gold dust cover, 18 Jewel Mechanical, Manual wind Nickle Lever movement, Mat finish Gold Dial. Engraved presentation dated 1933 on the inside dust cover. Matching Case and Movement numbers, signed Tiffany & Co. and Patek Philippe on the Case and Movement as well. Comes in the original fitted Tiffany & Company presentation case with original 14k Pocket Knife...
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Swiss Vintage 1930s Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Gruen "Batwing" AKA Fraternity
Located in Raleigh, NC
I have another treasure for your consideration. It is one of the first Gruen Curvex models introduced in the mid 1930’s. Let me introduce you to the Gruen Curvex “ Batwing”. A highly collectible model Let me share a little history of the sublime watch offering. Keep in mind that it is 85 years young. This watch is in extraordinary condition, something that Vintage Watch Corner...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold-filled

18K White Gold & Diamond Art-Deco 1930's Swiss Ladies Dress Watch by Lavina
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
This ladies' dress watch is from Art-Deco period, yet it's in beautiful vintage condition & in excellent working order. It features: 18K White Gold 15mm x 22mm Rectangle Case, d...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Elgin Gold Filled Art Deco Ladies Wrist Watch circa, 1930's with Original Dial
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Elgin Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 30mm X Width 15mm MOVEMENT / CALI...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold-filled

Vintage Rolex Royalite Watch 2280 Circa 1939
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Vintage Rolex Royalite Watch 2280 Circa 1939 Description / Condition: All watches have been professionally scrutinized and serviced prior to being offe...
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Swiss Modern Vintage 1930s Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Hamilton 14K Solid White Gold Art Deco Watch with Presentation Back from 1932
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Hamilton Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Reference Andrews METAL / MATERIAL: 14K Solid White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1932 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 23mm X Width 37mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 19 Jewels / Caliber 401 DIAL / HANDS: Sterling Silver with Luminous Arabic Numerals / Blued Steel Luminous Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Leather, 16mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is a rare model by the legendary American House of Hamilton, from Lancaster Pennsylvania. This watch was presented in 1932 to the winner of an amateur Skeet Shooting Contest in 1932 in Dayton Ohio. It is in excellent original condition and is still fitted with an original period strap and buckle, however the strap is too fragile to wear all the time so we put a new lizard strap on it and the original buckle. The dial is done in Sterling Silver with Kiln Fired Enamel Printing on it. Only the finest Swiss watches like Patek Philippe...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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White Gold

14kt White Gold Bulova Diamond Watch Ladies Serviced Working Warranty Art Deco
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
14kt White Gold Bulova Diamond Watch Ladies Serviced Working Warranty 7 Inches For sale is a stunning ladies' Bulova diamond watch crafted in 14kt...
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Swiss Victorian Vintage 1930s Watches

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Diamond, White Gold

Vintage Rolex Ref 2387, 9K Yellow Gold Tonneau with Art Deco Dial, H/M UK 1930
Located in Canterbury, England
Our wonderful vintage Rolex features a 9k yellow gold stepped tonneau shaped case with manual wind 15 jewel movement. Notably, this example has a very attractive art deco style dial ...
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Vintage 1930s Watches

Vintage Omega Dresswatch H/M Birmingham 1935, 9K Yellow Gold.
Located in Canterbury, England
Our very attractive vintage Omega features a 9k yellow gold and steel case made by Dennison, hallmarked Birmingham 1935. The case measures 22mm inc crown x 39mm lug to lug, originall...
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Vintage 1930s Watches

Exceptionnal Tavannes for Hermès Vintage Belt Buckle Golf Watch in Silver RARE
Located in FR
This is a rare opportunity to get an authentic Tavannes Golf Watch Made for Hermès IN WORKING CONDITION Unusual, fine, this is a true gem for Golf Lov...
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Swiss Vintage 1930s Watches

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Sterling Silver

Zenith 18 Karat White Gold Art Deco Tank Style Watch, circa 1930s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Zenith Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt Solid White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 38mm X Width 25mm MOV...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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White Gold

Fine & Rare Rolex Royal Art-Deco c1939 S/Steel Manual 15 Jewels 30mm Mens' Watch
Located in MELBOURNE, AU
This fine & rare Art-Deco Rolex Royal S/Steel wristwatch, dating back to circa 1939, featuring: 30mm S/Steel Case, 35mm including the original signed s...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Stainless Steel

Waltham Gold Filled Tortue Shaped Art Deco Watch with Flawless Original Dial
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tortue Shape METAL / MATERIAL: White Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1930 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 37mm X Diameter 30mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 7 Jewels / Caliber 0-Size DIAL / HANDS: Flawless Original Dial with Arabic Numerals / Blued Steel Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Leather, 16mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This great looking and all original watch was produced by Waltham in 1930, just after the 1929 banking collapse and the repercussions of that collapse were not yet to be felt. It appears to be fitted with an original period strap and buckle. The strap is to fragile to wear on a daily basis, but it does indicate what fine condition the watch is in. It is also fitted with an original period buckle, which we have attached to the new strap supplied with the watch. The watch has a flawless original dial, which we never see on watches this old. Also still has its original Blued Steel Hands as well. This is a "vault find" watch, it has been locked up for nearly 50 years, which means it needs a service. We will give it a factory quality service by our finest watchmaker as part of the purchase price before it is shipped out to you. This will delay shipping for a few days of course. You can really count on this watch as well and can wear it all the time. You will not see another like this one, I am sure of that. The Waltham Watch Company was an American watch manufacturing house founded in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. It was the first American company to mass-produce watches using interchangeable parts. The company's watches were known for their quality and affordability, and they quickly became popular with consumers. Waltham played a major role in the development of the American watch industry as well as establishing the concept of “mass produced” products. By the way, Henry Ford was a watchmaker, and he was inspired to build cars the same way Waltham Watches were produced, for the masses with interchangeable parts. Waltham’s success helped to make the United States a major player in the global watch market as well as promote the idea of “industrialization.” Before the Waltham Watch Company, watches were generally produced by hand, in “cottage” industries. They were owned by the wealthier class or the “working class” that needed to know the time. The company's affordable watches made them accessible to a wider range of people and helped to change the way people thought about time. Prior to this, people used their local Church bells to direct them in their daily lives. The Company continued to grow and prosper throughout the 19th century. During the American Civil War, they supplied watches to the military, and of course they grew because of this association. In 1885, they moved their headquarters to Waltham, Massachusetts, and changed their name to the American Waltham Watch Company. Waltham was a major exhibitor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The company's exhibit at the exposition was housed in a large pavilion that was designed to resemble a factory. The pavilion was filled with watches of all shapes and sizes, as well as machinery used in the manufacturing process. The exhibit was a major success, and it helped to raise the profile of Waltham watches around the world. Amongst the visitors at the exhibition was a contingent from Switzerland. When they realized what Waltham was doing, they quickly understood that their methods were outdated and soon enough they would be a country unable to compete. They also went to the Waltham factory for a visit after the exhibition. It is said that they purchased a few of Waltham’s higher grade movements. The director of the factory said he would have them “adjusted” before they left, but they said it was not necessary. When they arrived back in Switzerland, they checked them and were shocked at the level of quality and accuracy. This prompted them to buy some of the equipment that Waltham was using so they could start building better watches that were less expensive and more accurate. Some of that machinery ended up in the small town of Schaffhausen and became The International Watch Company. They are still in business today making exceptional watches. The military, for any nation, is a powerful source of revenue for industrial contracts. So, any industry would prosper during war and Waltham continued to be a supplier to the military for over 100 years. Through WW 1...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Stainless Steel

Waltham Platinum Art Deco Cushion Shaped Watch circa, 1934 with Original Dial
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Cushion Shape METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA / YEAR: 1934 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 27mm X Width 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 21 Jewels / Caliber 6/0 DIAL / HANDS: Original with Luminous Arabic Numerals / Original Blued Steel Luminous Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Original Leather Strap , 15mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is one of the rarest and most unique Waltham watches we have ever seen. Entirely hand made in Platinum and deeply carved, this watch appears to be new. In fact it is still fitted with its original factory black leather strap and platinum buckle as well. While the strap is to fragile to wear all the time it is nice to have it. The watch is still fitted with its original crown. The original dial is beautifully patinated and is done with luminous numbers and original blued steel luminous hands. The watch has one of Waltham's highest grade movements of the time, the 21 Jewel Emerald Series. Our finest watchmaker has just serviced it and it keeps dependable original time. We have changed out the strap so you can wear it with the original buckle. This is a watch to wear and enjoy and you can actually wear it every day. Waltham Watch Company History Through the American civil war and two World Wars, and beyond, Waltham's legacy and spirit lives on in this wonderful vintage watch. It is truly a representation of the idea of American Exceptionalism. The wonderfully crafted design is timeless. Even after 100 years or more, this watch can dependably be worn, used and counted on to get you there on time, every time. It is versatile enough to be worn for all types of occasions and various clothes. Wear it with a suit or even for more casual occasions but, certainly, feel confident that you are wearing a piece of history. The Waltham Watch Company was an American watch manufacturing house founded in 1850 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. It was the first American company to mass-produce watches using interchangeable parts. The company's watches were known for their quality and affordability, and they quickly became popular with consumers. Waltham played a major role in the development of the American watch industry as well as establishing the concept of “mass produced” products. By the way, Henry Ford was a watchmaker, and he was inspired to build cars the same way Waltham Watches were produced, for the masses with interchangeable parts. Waltham’s success helped to make the United States a major player in the global watch market as well as promote the idea of “industrialization.” Before the Waltham Watch Company, watches were generally produced by hand, in “cottage” industries. They were owned by the wealthier class or the “working class” that needed to know the time. The company's affordable watches made them accessible to a wider range of people and helped to change the way people thought about time. Prior to this, people used their local Church bells to direct them in their daily lives. The Company continued to grow and prosper throughout the 19th century. During the American Civil War, they supplied watches to the military, and of course they grew because of this association. In 1885, they moved their headquarters to Waltham, Massachusetts, and changed their name to the American Waltham Watch Company. Waltham was a major exhibitor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The company's exhibit at the exposition was housed in a large pavilion that was designed to resemble a factory. The pavilion was filled with watches of all shapes and sizes, as well as machinery used in the manufacturing process. The exhibit was a major success, and it helped to raise the profile of Waltham watches around the world. Amongst the visitors at the exhibition was a contingent from Switzerland. When they realized what Waltham was doing, they quickly understood that their methods were outdated and soon enough they would be a country unable to compete. They also went to the Waltham factory for a visit after the exhibition. It is said that they purchased a few of Waltham’s higher grade movements. The director of the factory said he would have them “adjusted” before they left, but they said it was not necessary. When they arrived back in Switzerland, they checked them and were shocked at the level of quality and accuracy. This prompted them to buy some of the equipment that Waltham was using so they could start building better watches that were less expensive and more accurate. Some of that machinery ended up in the small town of Schaffhausen and became The International Watch Company. They are still in business today making exceptional watches. The military, for any nation, is a powerful source of revenue for industrial contracts. So, any industry would prosper during war and Waltham continued to be a supplier to the military for over 100 years. Through WW 1...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Platinum

Gubelin Lucerne Art Deco Stone and Bronze Table Clock, circa 1930s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: E. Gubelin Lucerne STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Egg Shaped METAL / MATERIAL: Stone and Bronze CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: L...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Bulova Yellow Gold Filled Art Deco Watch circa, 1940's with Original Dial
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bulova Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Curvex Style METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1940's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 36mm X Width 20m...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold-filled, Yellow Gold

Baume & Mercier Chronograph Bull Horn Landeron 47
Located in London, GB
Watch: Baume and Mercier Bull Horn Chronograph Stock Number: CHW5041 Price: £1600.00 A truly remarkable Chronograph from the early 1930's that is phenomenal condition and working or...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Steel

Waltham Yellow Gold Filled Art Deco Tonneau Shaped Watch from 1934
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tonneau Shaped METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1934 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 38mm X Width 22mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels DIAL / HANDS: Original Silvered with Arabic Numerals / Gilt Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator, 13mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic Art Deco Watch was produced by the iconic America house of Waltham, founded in the mid 1800's. They produced some of the worlds finest railroad watches...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Longines 18Kt Yellow Gold Rare Drs. Model Art Deco Watch circa 1937
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tank Style METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1937 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 38mm X Width 20mm M...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Waltham Gold Filled Art Deco Tonneau Watch with Flawless Original Dial From 1934
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art deco / Tonneau Shape METAL / MATERIAL: Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1934 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 41mm X Width 24mm MOVEME...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold-filled

Antique Rolex Oyster Pioneer Watch Face Chronograph Manual Wind
Located in Miami, FL
Introducing a rare and stunning piece of history: an antique Rolex Oyster Pioneer manual winding watch. With its 28mm dial, manual winding movemen...
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Swiss Vintage 1930s Watches

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Stainless Steel

Waltham Gold Filled Art Deco Tank Style with Original Period Bracelet from 1935
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Rectangle Tank / Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: Yellow Gold Filled CIRCA / YEAR: 1935 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 41mm X Width 2...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Longines Yellow Gold Enamel Dial Military Chronograph Manual Watch from 1933
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Longines Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Campaign Style / Chronograph METAL / MATERIAL: 14 Kt. Solid Gold DIMENSIONS: Length 41mm X Diameter 39mm CIRCA / YEAR: 1933 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels DIAL / HANDS: Original Kiln Fired Enamel / Breguet Style / Breguet Blued Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator, 19mm / Medium Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is a fantastic and rare watch. It is the largest Longines wrist chronograph produced at the time. The case has a coin edge, hinged back and bezel and a beautiful cuvette stating its provenance. The movement is in excellent condition and the steel work has Anglage finishing. This rare watch is running fine and you can wear it and use it to count off the minutes left on your parking meter. The Company continued to grow and prosper throughout the 19th century. During the American Civil War, they supplied watches to the military, and of course they grew because of this association. In 1885, they moved their headquarters to Waltham, Massachusetts, and changed their name to the American Waltham Watch Company. Waltham was a major exhibitor at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The company's exhibit at the exposition was housed in a large pavilion that was designed to resemble a factory. The pavilion was filled with watches of all shapes and sizes, as well as machinery used in the manufacturing process. The exhibit was a major success, and it helped to raise the profile of Waltham watches around the world. Amongst the visitors at the exhibition was a contingent from Switzerland. When they realized what Waltham was doing, they quickly understood that their methods were outdated and soon enough they would be a country unable to compete. They also went to the Waltham factory for a visit after the exhibition. It is said that they purchased a few of Waltham’s higher grade movements. The director of the factory said he would have them “adjusted” before they left, but they said it was not necessary. When they arrived back in Switzerland, they checked them and were shocked at the level of quality and accuracy. This prompted them to buy some of the equipment that Waltham was using so they could start building better watches that were less expensive and more accurate. Some of that machinery ended up in the small town of Schaffhausen and became The International Watch Company. They are still in business today making exceptional watches. The military, for any nation, is a powerful source of revenue for industrial contracts. So, any industry would prosper during war and Waltham continued to be a supplier to the military for over 100 years. Through WW 1...
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Swiss Vintage 1930s Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels 18Kt. Art Deco Ultra Thin Pocket Watch, circa 1930's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Van Cleef & Arpels STYLE / REFERENCE: 1/2 Hunter Pocket Watch / Ultra Thin METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Diameter 54mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels DIAL / HANDS: Silvered with Roman Numerals / Blued Steel Breguet Style Hands WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This fantastic and elegant watch was sold by the legendary house of Van Cleef & Arpels. It is the ultimate in Ultra Thin and is entirely hand made. It has just been serviced by our finest watchmaker and we offer it with our 18 month warranty. Only Cartier offered watches of the quality along with Van Cleef. The watch is called a Half Hunter, as you can check the without opening the cover, or open it for a more accurate reading. This watch is offered with an 18Kt. Gold and Platinum Pocket Watch Chain...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

Waltham Platinum & Diamond Art Deco Watch High Grade 1930's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum & Diamond CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 31mm X Width 10mm...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Platinum

ROLEX REF. 3361, PRINCE AERODYNAMIC, Art Deco REF. 3361, 18K PINK GOLD
Located in Santa Monica, CA
ROLEX REF. 3361, PRINCE AERODYNAMIC, 18K PINK GOLD A fine, rare and elegant manual-winding, 18K pink gold chronometer wristwatch with pink dial and center seconds Specifications: Mod...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold

Benrus 14Kt Two-Tone Art Deco Tortue Shape Hand Made Case Original Dial 1920's
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Benrus Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Tortue Shape METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt Two-Tone CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 43mm X Diameter 26mm M...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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14k Gold

Diamond set dress watch, circa 1935.
Located in London, GB
Art Deco diamond set dress watch. Set centrally with an Arabic, white dial with blue steel hands,further decorated with seventy six pavé set old cut diamon...
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Art Deco Vintage 1930s Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Waltham Classic with a white dial Manual watch
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage Waltham in 14k with cushion shaped case with a white dial with set luminous Arabic hour markers on a leather strap with a gold fill tang clasp. Manual w/ sub-seconds. Circa 1...
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Vintage 1930s Watches

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Yellow Gold

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