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IF YOU HAVE A WATCH REQUIRING REPAIR PLEASE NOTE GSW MWB ONLY PERFORMS REPAIRS WHEN RESTORING WATCHES. THUS, RARELY DO WE PERFORM REPAIRS JUST TO REPAIR A VINTAGE OR CLASSIC WATCH. WHICH MEANS A RESTORE OR A PARTIAL RESTORATION QUALIFIES. OCCASIONALLY ROCK WILL PERFORM A REPAIR ON A WATCH YOU OWN IF YOU ARE A PATRON WHO HAS INVESTED IN GSW OR YOU ARE AN AFFILIATED GSW/MWB/GSWW MEMBER. IF YOU ARE A PATRON, MEMBER OR WOULD LIKE TO BECOME ONE BY INVESTING IN A GSW RESTORATION OR HAVING YOUR TIME PIECE RESTORED.   REALIZE THAT ROCK PROVIDES DEDICATED TIME TO EVERY PATRON'S WORKS AND WHEN YOUR PROJECT COMES UP IN ROTATION, HE WORKS ONLY ON IT UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED, OR, IN SOME CASES, WHEN PARTS ARRIVE. TIME COULD BE 2 DAYS TO 6 WEEKS, DEPENDING ON THE VOLUME, WORK LOAD AND/OR PARTS REQUIRED.. THUS, IF YOU ARE A WATCH ENTHUSIAST, HAVE A VINTAGE WATCH OR COLLECTION YOU WOULD ENJOY DISCOVERING MAKE MODEL PRICING OR WHAT MAY BE WRONG WITH YOUR TIME PIECE OR RESTORATION.  WE OFFER A FREE SERVICE.  PLEASE FOLLOW RULES CLICK HERE

 

 

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MESSAGE TO A 1916 ANNUAL MEETING OF
CLOCK WATCH AND JEWELRY WHOLESALERS

"The public is buying the practical things of life. Nobody can truthfully contend that the watch is a luxury. In these days the watch is as necessary as a hat - more so, in fact. One can catch trains and keep appointments without a hat, but not without a watch. It is said that one soldier in every four wears a wristlet watch, and the other three mean to get one as soon as they can. Wristlet watches are not luxuries; wedding-rings are not luxuries. These are the two items jewelers have been selling in the greatest quantities for many months past."

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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION

1938
MARVIN
MONTAUK
RUBICON
DOCTORS
WRIST CURVED
WATCH

22 X 44
W/O CROWN


WITH

 

JOSEPH FAHYS & CO
MONTAUK
STAINLESS STEEL CASE
[SIGNED MONTAUK]

WITH

MONTAUK A.CATTLIN IMPERIAL
15 JEWEL
SWISS BARS

MONTAUK SIGNED

MOVEMENT

AND

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
NOTE: WHEN YOU SEE ALL THE HISTORIC
WRITING & PICS BELOW KNOW IT IS IMPORTANT TO
YOU DUE TO THE FACT IT WILL BE A PERMANENT PART
OF YOUR ONLINE APPRAISAL. IF YOU RESELL YOUR
TIME PIECE, LEAVE IT TO A SON, DAUGHTER, FRIEND
OR RELATIVE, THEY WILL HAVE ITS HISTORY!

PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 6 TO 8 WEEKS FOR REGISTERED LINK
ROCK IS WAY BEHIND DUE TO SERVER DISASTER OCT 15 - NOV 20TH

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR GSW
LIMITED WARRANTY

HEY THIS IS COSTLY. WHEN INVESTING IN VINTAGE
THIS WARRANTY BEATS THEM --ALL EVEN FACTORY
WARRANTIES. JUST A BASIC REPAIR COULD COST 200.00.
SO BUY FROM THE REST OR THE BEST!

AND

A GSW SIGNED
METAL WATCH STORAGE BOX

WITH

19.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

26.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING
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or

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FOR STRAPS BRACELETS
BANDS JEWELRY TRADE-IN WATCHES


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THE EARLY
WATCH
CASE MOVEMENT DIAL

BEFORE 1920,  MOST BRAND NAMES EITHER BUILT COMPLETE IN HOUSE MOVEMENTS OR PURCHASED EBAUCHES [ INCOMPLETE MOVEMENTS IN THE ROUGH MINUS THE DRIVE TRAIN], AND FINISHED THEM, THEN SOLD THEM TO JEWELERS.

ONLY A FEW AMERICAN WATCH MANUFACTURING COMPANIES ACTUALLY CASED THEIR WATCHES IN THE FACTORY. THE AVERAGE PERSON WHO DESIRED A WATCH WOULD EITHER SELECT A MOVEMENT AND CASE FROM A MAIL ORDER CATALOG - SEARS MONTGOMERY WARD   ROEBUCK & CO, OR GO TO THEIR LOCAL JEWELER TO PICK OUT A MOVEMENT AND A CASE   AND THE JEWELER WOULD ASSEMBLE THEM.

THIS IS THE REASON WE FIND TOP END MOVEMENTS IN 2 TIER CASES, OR TOP END CASES WITH 3 TIER MOVEMENTS.

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JOSEPH FAHYS & CO
WATCH CASE

JOSEPH FAHYS CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1848. IN 1857 HE OPENED A SHOP IN NEW YORK CITY AND EXPANDED BY OPENING FOUTENBACH & SONS, A WATCH CASE FACTORY 1878  IN CARLSTADT, NJ. IN 1882,  JOSEPH FAHYS MOVED OPERATIONS TO SAG HARBOR, NY. THE DEPRESSION WOULD BE THE DEATH BLOW TO MANY COMPANIES, INCLUDING JOSEPH FAHYS & CO. FAHYS MADE GOLD-FILLED, SILVER AND NICKEL CASES FROM THE 1880'S.

MONTAUK

MONTAUK WAS A TRADE NAME OF JOSEPH FAHYS & CO. ORIGINALLY IT DENOTED A JOSEPH FAHYS & CO GOLD FILLED CASE GUARANTEED 15 YEARS [UP TO 1889] AND 20 YEARS  AFTER . AS THE 20 CENTURY ARRIVED,  WITH THE HEIGHT OF PRODUCTION  DURING WWI, JOSEPH FAHYS & CO PRODUCED A SERIES OF SILVER TRENCH WATCH CASES THAT HOUSED MARVIN, A.CATTIN AND IMPERIAL BRANDED MOVEMENTS.

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MARVIN WATCH COMPANY
[WATCH MOVEMENT]

IN 1893 THE MARVIN BRAND WAS REGISTERED .
IN 1905 THE COMPANY ALTERS IT'S NAME TO  `Henri-Albert Didisheim, fabrique MARVIN´.
IN 1912 MARVIN BEGINS MANUFACTURING
IN 1917 MARVIN ALTERS NAME TO `Filsde Henri-Albert Didisheim, fabrique Marvin, MarvinWatches Co.´.
IN 1918 MARVIN BECOMES LARGEST MANUFACTURER IN La Chaux-de-Fonds.

IMPERIAL & BURAN

THE IMPERIAL WATCH CO FORMED IN 1875 IN LA CHAUX DE FONDS SWITZERLAND  AND THE NAME REGISTERED IN 1890. THE FIRST BRANDED IMPERIAL TRENCH WATCH MOVEMENTS WERE MADE BY MARVIN.

THE IMPERIAL WATCH CO EVENTUALLY DEVELOPS TIES TO THE ***BURAN WATCH COMPANY / BURAN UTILIZES IMPERIAL AS BRAND?

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[1899 to 1932, Buren was the Swiss factory of H. Williamson, Ltd, an English company].

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RUBICON
[DIAL]

THE NAME HALLMARK & RUBICON WERE REGISTERED TO "LOUIS AISENSTEIN & BROS.", A WATCH IMPORTER IN NEW YORK IN 1915. DURING THE GREAT WAR, LOUIS AISENSTEIN & BROS WOULD SELL  FAHYS  MONTAUK TRENCH WATCHES WITH IMPORTED SWISS MOVEMENTS SIGNED MARVIN, IMPERIAL, OR A.CATTIN, AND, DOCTORS WATCHES SIGNED *RUBICON.

*NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE NEW RUBICON WATCH CO.

THOUGH SOME OF THE TRENCH WRISTLETS HAD MONTAUK OR IMPERIAL SIGNED DIALS, MOST WERE BRANDED WITH THE "HALLMARK" TRADEMARK OR "RUBICON"  AS DEMONSTRATED ON THIS MODEL OFFERED.

LOUIS AISENSTEIN & BROS WOULD CONTINUE TO SELL IMPORTED AND  LOCALLY PRODUCED WATCHES AND EVENTUALLY OPENED A SALES OFFICE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS TO SELL THEM THROUGH A DIRECT SALES PROGRAM LIKE SEARS AND OTHER DIRECT CATALOG SALES COMPANIES IN CHICAGO..

HALLMARK PURCHASES OF THE RIGHT TO THE NAME
"WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY"

IN 1957, WALTHAM, IN THE MIDDLE OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY, OPENED AN OFFICE IN NEW YORK TO IMPORT SWISS MOVEMENTS AT A LOWER COST THAN MAKING THEM IN THE US.

WHEN WALTHAM SOUGHT CAPITOL TO RESTRUCTURE THEIR DEBT, THE RESTRUCTURING FINANCE COMPANY, IN EFFORT TO PROTECT THEIR INVESTMENT,  FORBID WALTHAM FROM SELLING WATCHES WITH IMPORTED MOVEMENTS.


WALTHAM WOULD PROFIT FROM THESE IMPORTED MOVEMENTS BY SLIGHT OF HAND.. OR RATHER..SLIGHT OF  NAME. WHEN THEY "SOLD" HALLMARK WATCH COMPANY THE RIGHTS TO THE NAME "WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY", ALONG WITH CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS.   HALLMARK WOULD SELL WALTHAM WATCHES WITH SWISS MOVEMENTS THROUGH DIRECT SALES.



NEW CATTIN LOGO FOR NEW CATTIN
PRIVATE LABEL WATCH COMPANY

MARVIN/CATTIN/ROAMER

*IN ADDITION TO IMPERIAL MOVEMENT BRANDING ON MARVIN TRENCH WATCHES,  CATTIN SIGNED AND UNSIGNED MOVEMENTS WERE ALSO UTILIZED. ROAMER [MST] ALSO BUILT EBAUCHES FOR MONTAUK. IT SEEMS MARVIN HAD A DEAL  WITH IMPERIAL & A.CATTIN TO PRODUCE SIMILAR "AS" EBAUCHE BASED   MOVEMENTS. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME BASE AND WERE CASED THE SAME, ONLY JEWEL COUNT, GILDING AND/OR ADJUSTMENT VARIED. OBVIOUSLY A.CATTIN PRODUCED MOVEMENTS BEFORE THE MORTIMA/CATTIN + CIE SA. AN ORIGINAL A.CATTIN WATCH COMPANY/BRANDED POCKET WATCH DATES TO 1895 AND IS BELIEVED TO BE FROM LA CHAUX DE FONDS SWITZERLAND.THE FIRST A.CATLIN BRANDED TRENCH WATCH MOVEMENTS WERE FOUND IN US MADE FAHYS CASES. .

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I HAVE TO STATE THAT ROCK WAS LIKE CRAZY WHEN DENISE WON THIS WATCH AT AUCTION. IT SEEMED NO ONE ACTUALLY KNEW IT'S HISTORY AND IT'S CONDITION SURELY FRIGHTENED MANY INVESTORS. ROCK COMPLETED THE OVERHAUL, HE KEPT THE RAISED GOLD SEGMENT DIAL AS IT WAS BUT PERFORMED A SILICONE WASH TO REMOVES DIRT AND STAINS AND SEAL THE DIAL. AS IT WAS NOT STATED, AND ONLY THE CASE BACK STATES STAINLESS STEEL, THE EXPECTED STEEL CASE WAS IN FACT STEEL! SO LET ME SHOW YOU THIS BEAUTY!

REMEMBER, IT LOOKS 100% BETTER IN PERSON DUE TO THE FACT THE CAMERA WASHES OUT THE DETAILS AND DIAL FINISH! PLEASE DISREGARD ANY LEFT OVER BLACK  BUFFING ROUGH. WE TAKE PICS TO SEE IT AND CLEAN AFTER PICS ARE TAKEN.

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THE DIAL CLEANED UP FANTASTICALLY! SOME STAINING IN CORNERS. A LITTLE AROUND THE SUB-REGISTER. THE BALANCE NOW HAS AN ORIGINAL PATINA.

THE GOLD SEGMENT PIECE IN THE DIAL IS ONE PIECE AND IT IS RAISED, AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL, NOT PLATED BUT SOLID. EITHER 10K SOLID OR GOLD FILLED. WE BELIEVE THE FIRST.

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THERE IS SOME MINUTE BLACK BUFFING ROUGH IN RECESSES. WITHOUT MAG IT DOES NOT SHOW. WE ALWAYS CLEAN AGAIN AFTER PICS. THIS TWO PART CURVED CASE IS ALL STAINLESS. EXTREMELY RARE !!!!! NOTE THIS RUBICON MONTAUK DOCTORS WATCH LOOKS LIKE THE CHRYSLER TOWER DESIGN INCLUDING THE ELEVATORS! SURELY DATES THE TIME PIECE

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THE CURVE IS WELL PRONOUNCED  AND....

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INITIATED BY THE Gruen CURVEX IN DESIGN

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CASE HAS STAINLESS STEEL BACK
BUT THE ENTIRE CASE IS STAINLESS

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NOTE THE LUGS HAVE THROUGHWAYS. THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON. IF YOU HAD  A SPRING BAR BREAK IN THE FIELD , WIRE COULD BE USED .

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THE CROWN AND IT'S POSITION ARE CORRECT. A BRASS PIPE WAY LOCKS INTO CASE AND FORMS A STEM TUBE. ALL PARTS FIT AS THEY WERE. OPERATES FINE. AND THE CROWN IS GOLD FILLED TO MATCH SEG,MANT ON DIAL.

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NOTE THE LOOK AGED BUT STUNNING. IT IS CURVED 44MM LONG!

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FANTASTIC!

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REMEMBER THIS IS MAGNIFIED CLOSE UP HI RES 600 X 400.

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RARE ONE OF A KIND AMAZING DIAL WORK

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ROCK CHOSE A STANDARD THIN PADDING LEATHER STRAP
YOU ARE WELCOME TO REQUEST A SKIN OR HIDE OR DIFFERENT DESIGN
WATCH STRAP. PLEASE DO SO BEFORE INVESTING

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PERFECT THICKNESS

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CASE BACK

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INTERIOR

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SIGNED
MONTAUK IMPERIAL
15 JEWEL


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AFTER OVERHAUL

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COOL HOUR WHEEL?
NOTE THE BARREL TOP?
IT WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY

FOR THIS
MONTAUK RUBICON
DOCTORS WATCH.

IT ALLOWS FOR THE SUPPORT
FOR THE CURVED DIAL


THUS THE DIAL IS CURVED
ITS CENTER FITS OVER THE HOUR WHEEL BARREL
ITS TOP AND BOTTOM ENDS FIT ON MOVEMENT

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NOTE THE RAISED BARREL
HANDS WOULD NOT FIT
WITHOUT IT

THE HOUR HAND FITS OVER THIS

 

NOTE THE "MST 302"?
MOVEMENTS LIKE THE ABOVE ARE IDENTIFIED AS MST MOVEMENTS
AND BUILT BY ROAMER. ONLY TWO ARE ONLINE, MST  349 AND MST 356
ROAMER ENGINEERED EBAUCHE FOR SEVERAL COMPANIES
INCLUDING RECORD AND MONTAUK
THESE ARE NOT LISTED UNDER ROAMER
AN EBAUCHE IS A "MOVEMENT ASSEMBLY" W/O TRAIN OR ESCAPE
THAT IS WHY MOST OF ALL MONTAUK MOVEMENTS
ARE SIGNED AFTER RECEIPT
AND ARE THEN FINISHED WITH
THE DRIVE AND ESCAPE TRAIN

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NOTE THE RARE SUPER HIGH CANON PINION
THE MINUTE HAND FITS ON IT'S TOP

 

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CONDITION
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WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS GREAT
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 825.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

 

 

 

 

 

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