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Heuer Chronograph Vintage Watches

Heuer vintage steel chronograph

A beautiful Heuer chronograph, circa 1943, reference 403 with a Valjoux 22 movement.

Heuer chronograph

Valjoux 23 movement

Edouard Heuer established the company in 1860

A Heuer vintage pilot chronograph, ref. 406, Valjoux 23 chronograph movement, incabloc, 1946-50, Serial no. 432332. Stainless steel.

Images © Bip Mistry 2010

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Omega Constellation Movement cal. 561

Omega Constellation Movement

Omega Constellation Movement 2

Images of the movement from an Omega Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified Constellation, circa 1964

The movement is signed Omega Watch Co Swiss, calibre 561, 21301259, Twenty-four 24 jewels, adjusted five (5) positions and temperature.

Images © Bip Mistry 2010

Omega movement

Omega Swiss vintage watch movement

Photo: © Bip Mistry 2010

IWC International Watch Company movement

International Watch Company movement

This is an IWC Schaffhausen movement. In keeping with their Latin motto (1903), Probus Scafusia: ‘good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen’.

Photo © Bip Mistry 2010

Rolex Oyster Junior Sport Extra Prima

Rolex Oyster Junior Sport, Extra Prima

A stainless steel Rolex Oyster, small case, boy’s size. All original dial. Charming watch.

Image © Bip Mistry 2010

Fusee movement in Verge Fusee clock

Fusee movement housed in this ornate case

Fusee movement showing Egyptian pillar

Fusee movement detail

Chain that drives the fusee

This is a fusee movement from an English Verge antique pocket watch from the 18th century. It is an unique watch handmade by Richard Lervis, a watchmaker from Wincanton.

It is not been established when the fusee was invented and it may not have been clockmakers that were the first to use the system. Quoting from Wikipaedia: ‘In a fusee clock, the barrel turns the fusee by pulling on the chain, and the fusee turns the clock’s gears.’

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Vacheron – movement detail

Detail from a movement in a Vacheron Constantin watch

(More info to follow on this movement soon)

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Breitling Top Time Chronograph

Breitling Top Time Chronograph

This Breitling Chronograph has a gold top steel case, and a Breitling/Venus 17 jewel movement, Cal 7730.

Photo by Bip Mistry.


Le Coultre Co Swiss Movement


Le Coultre Swiss movement from ladies Jaeger Le Coultre vintage watch

Image: © Bip Mistry 2010

Breitling crown on Top Time

Breitling signature on crown of Top Time chronograph

Photo: © Bip Mistry 2010