Antique Men's Wrist Watch. We offer you a rare wrist watch timepiece that dates circa 1930's. It was made by the TAVANNES. DIAL: This gorgeous, mens watch is a very handsome specimen and features ENAMLED METAL DIAL with Arabic numbers, ORIGINAL Brequet-style HANDS.
Have inscription "TAVANNES WATCH Co". The watch have MINERAL glass on the front and on the back. The lugs are in great condition while the original pristine winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. CASE: The three piece steel case (heavy) that provides with mineral glass cover of exhibition back lid. Steel case, new custom made, fantastic, build specially for this excellent TAVANNES movement and in excellent condition.This is a MARRIAGE watch. A marriage watch is the term used for a new, modern case that has been used to house a vintage pocket watch movement. Please read the sizes of this watch in the description. MECHANISM: This beautiful wristwatch has the movement. This watch is have 15 ruby jewels on the movement, is in perfect working order and in excellent-very good cosmetic condition. This beautiful antique wristwatch has the original 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. ABOUT WATCH: EXCELLENT working, rare, vintage and collectible. Size (from lug to lug): 56 mm.
Case Diameter (with crown): 52 mm. Case Diameter (without crown): 47 mm. Watch crystal diameter: 43 mm. It is in perfect working order and in excellent-very good cosmetically condition. It is comes with a new 22 mm genuine leather strap.
In 1891 a young, talented master watchmaker, Henri Frederic Sandoz, founded the Tavannes Watch Company in a small Swiss village, Tavannes, in the Jura mountains. He and his partners, who were rich fabric merchants, soon opened markets around the world, notably in Canada, Russia, United States and the Far East. It was during this time that watches were becoming popular. Industrialization and the expansion of the railroad system made a standardized time necessary. The United Kingdom, in 1884, set its time to Greenwich Mean Time, establishing the watch business as we know it today.
Henri Frederic Sandoz was a real entrepreneur. His visits to American manufacturers inspired him, and he was the first to create machine tools exclusively for the Swiss watch industry. Tavannes became an important Swiss watch company because of Sandozs engineering abilities. At that time they employed over 3,000 skilled watchmakers and produced over 4,000 watches a day. With over 300 patents obtained for mechanical and automatic timepieces, Tavannes was producing movements for most of the famous Swiss brands.
Many of these innovations are still currently being used. Today Tavannes Watch Company is known for its quality, accuracy, and reliability in the world of fine Swiss timepieces. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian 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.
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. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage.
High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc. It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable). Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen.The item "TAVANNES Luxury Mens Gift Antique Pre-WWII Era Large STAINLESS STEEL Watch" is in sale since Saturday, August 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "originaldeal2009" and is located in Kiev . This item can be shipped worldwide.