I have a secret, a dirty little secret. I do it all for the watches! That’s correct the thousands of collectibles that I buy, sell, trade and the endless hours invested. It is all to achieve one goal. To find buy, sell and trade great Swiss, Japanese and Sometimes American Made Watches. I absolutely love watches and my taste for finer, more valuable watches is growing by the day.
With that being said. I met a gentleman not to long ago. A long time dealer of just about anything old and collectible. This gentleman has a little shop, which is unknown to most, even locals. No advertising, no social media presence, it kind of just exists.
I can’t remember how I found his place. Though at our first meeting he sold me 14K gold 1960’s OMEGA Seamaster Deville straight off of his wrist for pennies on the dollar. Let’s put it this way. If he would have asked me to make an offer, I would have offered him $500 to $600 for this watch. That wasn’t the case though. In fact when I asked him if he had any watches, he immediately said, “interested in an old OMEGA?” Me, “Hell Yeah I Am!” “How’s a hundred bucks sound?” He Asked. You can probably figure out what happened next. I quickly dipped into a pocket lined with fresh $100 bills. Ripped one off the top and all but threw it at him. In situations like this I almost feel bad, though he was thrilled, I was thrilled and it lead to me lining his pockets with $100 dollar bills the following week.
So in short after buying the OMEGA Seamaster DeVille we arranged a meeting the following week. He had promised to make my day. Stating, “your into watches, I am going to make a very happy person!”
He wasn’t exaggerating either! The second meeting went well. I walked away with a few very scarce swiss watches. One of which being a gorgeous example of Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg’s, Phillipe Monet Vacuum Automatic Chronometer. A Stainless Steel Watch with two solid 14K Gold bezel markers. Upon picking the watch up it immediately came to life. The second hand sweeping around the dial, like honey dripping off the ass of finely glazed ham.
I’ve come across one or two of these unique Swiss made watches in the past. Though both were in really really bad condition and definitely not in running condition.
This specific watch is in extremely nice condition. Some typical case wear in the way of light scuffing, though the crystal is clean and clear. As mentioned the movement is running smoothly and accurately. The Straps Are Definitely Not Original With The Clasp Being A Couple Millimeters Large Than The Band Itself. Which Is Nothing. Either Myself, Or The New Owner Will Find A Bracelet Or Strap More Fitting To Either My Style Or Their Style And Needs.
Yes this watch is listed for sale, like 99% of the watches I own. In my current situation it is important for me to continue buying, selling and trading watches. I have goals that have to be met and these actions play an important role in me meeting those goals.
So if you are interested in acquiring this amazing Phillipe Monet Timepiece For You Collection, You Can So By Following This Link.
A Little Background on the Phillipe Monet Vacuum Chronometer.
Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg was the inventor of the Vacuum Chronometer which were manufactured under his brand Phillipe Monet. Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg was the leading rep at Glycine Watch Co . I know that Glycine also offered a vacuum chronometer. How this came to be specifically is unknown to me. Other than the obvious connection between HUK and watch maker.
The Klingenberg’s have a long fruitful legacy in the watch business. In fact his son’s have continued their father’s legacy with the Swiss brand CENTURY. Who to this very day offer fine swiss crafted chronometers. They offer some very nice luxury swiss watches that are worth looking into. So take a minuet to visit their site as well.