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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTER STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
VINTAGE
ORIGINAL
LANGENDORF
PIN SET
POCKET WATCH

49.60
mm

W/O CROWN

WITH

LEATHER FOB
AND
1803 - 1806
RUSSIAN MEDAL
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Langendorf Watch Company was a Swiss watchmaker known for its fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Around 1890, it was probably the largest producer of watches in the world. The company produced watches in Langendorf, Switzerland for exactly a century, from 1873 to 1973.


Colonel Johann Viktor Kottmann (1822–1881) founded Uhrenfabrik Langendorf SA in 1873. The factory remained in the hands of his family until 1964.


The factory was located in the village Langendorf, canton of Solothurn, district of Lebern, Switzerland. Johann Viktor Kottmann was from nearby Solothurn and had been involved in industrial production of chicory and tobacco products since the 1850s. The factory in Langendorf had been producing chicory since  the 1850s. The factory in Langendorf had been producing chicory since 1851, but was rebuilt in 1873 to produce ebauches (parts of movements for watches) for other watch producing companies.

From 1887 and onwards, production was deepened, and the company became largely independent of suppliers. Karl Kottmann died in 1890, and the technical director, Lucien Tieche, took over the company and changed its name to Langendorf Watch Company.

All major watch producing companies from the Neuchâtel area were ordering parts and ebauches from Langendorf Watch Company whose workforce grew to around 1.000 by 1890. During that era, the factory was probably the largest watch producer in the world.

An advertisement from 1916 showing picture of the factory claimed that it employed 1.500 workers and produced 3.000 time-pieces daily. By 1920 the company was also producing alarm clocks. In 1924, a branch was established at Lommiswil, and the following year also an agency in La Chaux-de-Fonds. A 1959 advert boasted that a large new factory would be completed that year and produce Lanco watches.

From 1890, the main brand of the Langendorf Watch Company was "Langendorf", but the company produced watches and parts that were sold under many other brand names such as Aliada, Barracuda, Carex, Cavalier, Lancet, Stratford and Valogene.

Many of the watches were produced for export, and in order to avoid paying duties, many were cased inside the importing country, including the USA where Langendorf watches were imported by American Swiss Watch Company from the beginning of the 20th century. The latter was reported out of business as of 1915.

During WWI and WWII, the Langendorf Watch Company was renowned for producing military and pilot watches of good quality for servicemen. There's an early wrist watch developed for WWI infantry officers to use in trenches. The 9XX movements from the 1930s and 1940s were very smooth running and were also used in army watches.

Many movements from the 1950s and 1960s have 12 or 13 lined movements, the "qualité exceptionelle" in chronometer standards. Lanco pocket watches are also of very good quality, and some include an alarm function.

 

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NOTICE THE FOB
THOUGH IS SEEMS TO BE RUSSIAN
IT WAS FROM A GERMAN ESTATE SALE

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THIS MEDAL IS ATTACHED TO
A SOLID SILVER FOB ATTACHMENT
ITS DATED
1803 - 1806
HAS A RELIEF OF A SHIP
WITH WHAT SEEMS LIKE
RUSSIAN WRITING
WITH A SIGNATURE
AT BOTTOM RIGHT

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THE OTHER SIDE HAS WHAT SEEMS TO
BE AN OFFICER
WITH A NAME BELOW 

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THIS LANGENDORF
HAS AN ORIGINAL
BLACK & GOLD
PORCELIN DIAL

PORCELIN DIALS CANNOT BE
REDIALED OR PAINTED
BECAUSE THEY ARE PORCELENE
SO THIS BEAUTY IS RARE

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DIAL HAS

LANGENDORF TRADE MARK
AND
LANGENDORF WATCH CO
IN GOLD SCRIPT
WITH
GOLD THIN ROMAN NUMERALS
WITH
GOLD SECONDS CHAPTER
MARKED IN GOLD NUMERALS EVERY 5 SECONDS
WITH
GOLD SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
AND
24KT GOLD GILDED HANDS
WITH
RED SUB-SECOND HAND

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THE DIAL HAS A SECTION THAT WAS
SORT OF REPAIRED
BELOW THE NUMBER 7

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YOU CAN SEE IT HERE

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OTHER THAN THAT SECTION,
NO OTHER DAMAGE OR HAIRLINES EXIST,

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ONCE IN CASE, THE DAMAGED SECTION IS HARD TO SEE

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THE PIN SET CASE IS AWESOME
CONSISTING OF STEEL GOLD AND SILVER

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AS YOU CAN SEE
THIS RARE FIND IS SIMPLY

A COLLECTORS FIND

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THE BEZEL HAS A GOLD RING
MOUNTED ON STEEL
IT CONTAINS AN ORIGINAL
THICK GLASS CRYSTAL THAT DATES BACK
TO LATE 18TH TO FIRST DECADE

OF THE 20TH CENTURY


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THE ACTUAL CENTER CASE
IS HEAVY SILVER PLATE.
BUT THE STEEL
HINGED CASE BACK
AND
SNAP ON BEZEL
WERE NEVER PLATED
THEY ARE STEEL

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THIS CLOSE UP SHOWS HOW
AWESOME THIS MIX IS

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A SHOT OF GLASS CRYSTAL

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HERE IS A SHOT OF HINGED AREA

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THIS CASE IS ALL ORIGINAL.

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THIS CASE IS ALL ORIGINAL.


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AND IN RATHER GREAT CONDITION

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TESTING REVEALED THE CASE BODY TO BE SILVER
YET THE WEIGHT POINTS TO SILVER PLATE
IT TRULY MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO VALUE
AND THAT IS WHY WE DID NOT FILE INTO THE SILVER


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THIS PICTURE SHOWS THE BLACK COLOR
OF THE CASE BACK AND BACK OF BEZEL
COMPLETLY DIFFERENT FROM
THE SILVER PLATED CASE BODY

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THIS PICTURE ONCE AGAIN
SHOWS THE BLACK COLOR
OF THE CASE BACK
COMPLETLY DIFFERENT FROM
THE SILVER PLATED CASE BODY

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EVEN THOUGH WE SPEND AT LEAST THREE HOURS
PUTTING TOGETHER EVERY LISTING
AND WE SPENT 2 HOURS RESEARCHING
WE FAILED TO FIND THE CALIBER
OF THIS ORIGINALLANGENDORF MOVEMENT

ANY ONE HAVE INFO LET US KNOW.

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WE THOROUGHLY OVERHAULED
THIS PIN SET MOVEMENT
THE FINSH IS RATHER
FIRST CLASS DUE TO THE FACT
IT WAS ALL HAND MADE

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THIS LANGENDORF PIN SET
MOVEMENT HAS A RATHER UNIQUE
PLATE FINISH. IT WINDS AND RUNS GREAT.

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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  discounts from our advertised pricing!