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Longines automatic watch.

Longines automatic watch.This would have to be the most beautiful watch I've seen in years. Manufactured by Longines and Wittnauer watch company. Circa 1950. Dial in near new condition, factory winding crown, and the excellent automatic winding 19AS movement. Case 14K. Stunning, must see to get dial and case detail.  $2,850.

Heuer and early Valjoux, Venus, chrono for investment.

Photo taher of Heuer chronograph before restoration at Adelaide Vintage Watches.
Not all watches are created equal, or are they? This is a thing that after 25 years in the trade I dont understand. This Heuer late 40's triple calendar chronograph I restored was valued at market rate at around 7K Aus. Valjoux 72 C base cal. solid gold case, mint condition. Nice watch. The equivalent  watch you can buy from a shop today with no day or month display, but auto winding new would be the Tag Heuer Carrera lets say, maybe 20K Aus. Not apples with apples?.  I agree.
OK. The equivelent in Rolex, I have restored and sold while in the UK, for well in excess of 200K (one for 2.2 million in Aus dollars) and the Patek, still the Valjoux 72 C base, just a pretty cover on the column wheel and bespoke escapement, upwards of 2 Million. Most people missed the boat on the val 72 C and Valjoux 88 (Chrono, day, date, month and moonphase). But this Heuer, why is it only 7K? I think when people like Lewis Hamilton start taking an interest in watches, not fashion, these will run at 10's of thousands. I didn't mention the Valjoux 730, but another time.....

Omega 321 Speedmaster watch repair.

Below are some photos of a chronograph spring we made that is no longer available for Cal 321 Speedmaster pre-moon watch. We as you will see make a new spring from scratch from high grade steel as used by Omega. The watch now looks and operates great. We custom make such parts regularly, yes it costs hundreds, but on these classic watches the alternative is you have a pretty paper weight.
Broken Omega chronograph spring next to new one taking shape.
Return to zero hammer above, custom part taking shape next to broken spring.

Recent watch repairs, Breitling, Pierce and Omega.


Recent repairs at Adelaide Vintage Watch Restorations.Some early chronographs and modern watches recently repaired. Pushers hand made to suit chronographs and old style winding crowns fitted to match for rare models. 

Breitling restoration and Pierce chrono

Two chronograph watches mid repair. Both rebuilt for everyday use. One Pierce chronograph and right Breitling. At Adelaide Vintage Watch Restorations.Left  Pierce chronograph for restoration and hand made pusher.

Right early Breitling chronograph for service, mainspring and correct chronograph set up.


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