Bring a Loupe: A Gilt Rolex Submariner Ref. 5512 With Papers, A Great Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806, A Sector Dial Longines, And More
Eterna Chronograph With 'Spillmann' Case
Proper water-opposition has consistently been a test for chronographs, which have evident powerless focuses at the pushers (just as the way that vintage chronographs regularly have snap-back cases). This is the reason the company C. R. Spillmann concocted a case that would in the long run bear its name, with thick pusher tubes and a screw-down caseback. Those cases are effectively recognizable by their larger than usual (for the time) 38mm measurement, and unmistakably rakish drags. Really creative for the 1940s, Spillmann cases were embraced by a huge number of watchmakers (Universal Genève, Doxa, and Eterna among others).
The present Eterna chronograph offers in excess of a fascinating case with regards to sharp condition, as its dial remains astoundingly very much safeguarded (this is one potential gain of an expanded water-obstruction; the dial and development have less danger of showing water harm). The telemeter and tachometer scales kept their unmistakable tones, while the sub-registers are effectively readable, remembering the 3-minute stretches for the correct counter that used to time charging spans during worldwide significant distance calls. The chronograph complication depends on the demonstrated type Valjoux 22, likewise by numerous different producers, including Rolex.
The physically twisted Valjoux chronograph movement.
The within the caseback giving some more details.
Sharp etchings on the caseback.
The dial on this model is additionally very nice.
The Italian seller CasoWatches offers this Eterna with Spillmann case for €6,000 (roughly $6,540 at season of publishing).
Rolex Submariner Ref. 5512 With Gilt Dial
Initially dispatched in 1959, the Rolex Submariner reference 5512 can be viewed as the primary present day plan for the Sub, since it presented crown monitors and arrived in a 40mm distance across, supplanting the 38mm diameter of the past references. The 5512 a few stylish changes over its 15-year creation, particularly after the 5513 was delivered in 1962. The contrast between the two models was the chronometer certificate of the 5512, which was ultimately shown on its dial, and this is the rendition that Steve McQueen broadly wore.
The 5512 we have here is without a doubt part of the early creation as its dial just games two lines over six o’clock, while notice of the chronometer certificate would include another two lines later models. The sharp crown watches are likewise an unquestionable indication of early creation, otherwise called 2nd age , since the previously offered square monitors. Their unaltered lines, the thick drags and the fresh inclines all point towards an unpolished case. The heavenly plated dial allows you to appreciate the wide range of various highlights of the mid 5512, like the supposed “outcry point” at six o’clock (from the little speck set there) and the part ring for the moment track. This shows a 1962 creation, and this is surely the year that can be discovered engraved on the caseback, and on the bolted Oyster arm band, while the included papers report a later deal in 1964.
A take a gander at the programmed type of the 5512.
The marked claspon the time frame right bolt bracelet.
Thick hauls with incredible chamfers.
The whole case is super crispy.
Matthew Bain has this outstanding Rolex Submariner reference 5512 listed for $75,000.
Lemania Chronograph 15TL
Lemania is generally associated with its creation of chronograph developments, eminently utilized by Omega. However, the assembling likewise offered its own line of chronograph wristwatches, and they have started to stand out enough to be noticed from authorities. They frequently come with moderately huge hardened steel cases and extremely adjusted dials – and obviously, the developments are clearly top-notch.
The model here is no exemption, with a 37mm distance across and a pleasant dark dial with radiant painted lists. The basilica handset and oval pushers are normal for Lemania creation during the 1940s, and its 15TL type is otherwise called the Omega type 33.3. Note that the moment track appears to have blurred somewhere in the range of 12 and two o’clock, yet the outside base 1,000 track doesn’t show the equivalent fading.
The Lemania 15TL caliber.
Vesper & Co has this steel Lemania 15TL priced at $6,250.
Breitling Navitimer Reference 806, With Early All-Black Dial
Vintage Breitling chronographs frequently submit to the accompanying principle: from the beginning they accompanied an all dark dial, and later with an opposite panda dial. This is at any rate valid for two of the main families: the AVI, and the Navitimer. The Navitimer was, obviously, created in view of pilots, in a joint effort with the AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) which clarifies the brilliant wing logo on the dial.
The present Navitimer reference 806 offers a Venus 178 type, which is reliable with its 1956 birth, while models from 1954 and 1955 accompanied the notable Valjoux 72 (and those are getting pricey). Cosmetically, all the prompt risers look practically indistinguishable, with exactly the same dark registers, which later were supplanted by silver counters of differing measurements. The lumed numerals here are in dazzling condition; they are clearly radium (tritium just came in the mid 1960s), which clarifies why the vender specifies the outcomes from his Geiger counter. The lash holds the vibe of the first reptile tie, however is of ongoing creation, and it goes amazingly well with the all-dark dial.
A close-up of the AOPA logo.
Sharp inscriptions on the caseback.
The Venus 178 development during servicing.
An Italian authority wishes to get €9,000 (roughly $9,820) for this 1956 Breitling Navitimer reference 806 .
Longines With Two-Tone Sector Dial
The sentence “It is the watch from the book” is consistently a persuading approach to portray a watch; this Longines is to be sure included in the reference book about Longines that previous Talking Watches visitor John Goldberger composed. What’s more, it is straightforward why, given the shocking two-tone area dial, and the level bezel that makes it resemble an early Patek Philippe reference 96, just greater, with a 36mm diameter.
The instance of this Longines is made of 18k yellow gold, and shows a similar drag shape as a Spillmann case, with fixed bars. The watch is recorded in Longines’ files through its chronic number, and development number; it was produced in 1938, and conveyed to Longines’ representative in Italy in mid 1939. The development is Longines type 27.0, running in 17 gems with overlaid completing, and a bimetallic temperature compensation balance. The crown is supposed to be unique, while the dial shows some homogeneous maturing marks, completely unveiled in the listing.
An English authority recorded this Longines area dial for €14,500 Euros on Instagram (roughly $15,760) yet will consider lower offers.