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Dealer of and Pre-owned, Gently Used luxury designer Wrist Watches and pocket watches. We stock many types of high quality collectible wristwatches from well known luxury designer brands such as Rolex, Tudor, Gruen, Hamilton, Lord Elgin, Longines, Omega, Girard Perregaux, Elgin, Bulova, Movado, Waltham, Illinois, Benrus, Jules Jurgensen, Wittnauer, Universal Geneve, Seiko, Cartier, Tiffany, Tissot and many more quality mid priced brands. We have many types of high quality collectible wristwatches and pocket watches with swiss, mechanical and quartz movements. We carry all types of wrist and pocket watches for men, women and children such as military, drivers, divers, chronograph, character, solid gold, yellow gold, white gold, platinum, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald and many more.
Beautiful 21 jewel cal. 8AE manual wind movement is running well and keeping good time. 2-tone silver dial with gold markers, gold Roman numerals and gold hands. 10 kt. yellow gold plated case with yellow gold plated back and Bulova marked winding crown. New brown leather band is marked "Bulova" on the back. It measures 25 mm. across and 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Made in 1950.
17 jewel cal. 6/0-B manual wind movement recently serviced so it is running well and keeping good time. Silver original dial with luminous numbers and blue/black hands with luminous centers. Brushed stainless steel non reflective case with brushed stainless steel screw on back that is marked "U.S. NO. GRADE WG" and has a inner metal dust cover to protect the movement. New brown canvas military style band. It measures 32 mm. across and 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's/50's. Very nice one.
Mr. Ken Cooper our best but only West Coast Manager spends so much time tracking down the history of these fine watches that very little progress is made in his area but that is ok because we all love his stories. Right ?
This rugged timepiece was issued during WW II to Captain Shy Pies, US Army and worn throughout the Pacific ocean area of battle. It's rugged qualities allowed CPT Pies to achieve all goals assigned to him and his unit. After the war CPT Pies stayed in the military and saw action in the Korean War as a Major than Lt Colonel. He credited his ability to be one of the best battlefield leaders to West Point (Duty, Honor, Country) and his rugged Waltham timepiece. In fact, Colonel Pies sent a letter to the Waltham factory praising their timepieces. During the Vietnam war he was a Major General and still wore his wonderful Waltham watch. Upon retirement he moved to his hometown of Webville, just 25 miles from Cat City, and set in to enjoy life in this small rustic village. On his 98th birthday he lovingly placed his battle tested Waltham on the mantle and went for a swim in Kitten Lake. Alas, shortly after entering the lake a deadly cottonmouth snake bit him over and over. Crawling out of the lake barely alive he stumbled into a hornets nest and was stung to death by the irate hornets. His heirs sold the Waltham to Girard's and now you have a chance to own a rugged combat watch like Retired Major General Shy Pies did. When purchasing this well kept, rugged Waltham "Military" timepiece ask about Girard's unique lay away plan and ask Girard to include with the watch his well written booklet on insect stings & bites.
This Swiss made watch was made by the Eterna watch company it has a 25 jewel ETA 2824-2 rotor type automatic movement is running well and keeping good time. All original except for the band. White dial with luminous markers, black hands with luminous centers and date at "3". Brushed stainless steel case with brushed stainless steel screw on back that is marked "Porsche Design-100M Water Resistant-Manufactured By Eterna-Swiss Made-Stainless Steel, 6602.41 ". Sapphire glass crystals, Quick set date and screw down crown that is a waterproof feature. New brown leather band. It measures 39 mm. across side to side not counting the crown and 45 mm. lug end to lug end. I will send along a new extra band so when you order tell me what color extra band you would like. List Price $1,720.00 but My price is only $865.00 + shipping.
In 1999 Eterna produced a range of watches marketed under the name Porsche Design label and has used its logo of five strategically placed ball bearings made the movement very efficient and significantly reduced friction and resistance on the oscillating weight that wound the mainspring. This reduced the wear and tear on internal parts, increasing the watch’s accuracy and its useful life. The new watch became popular soon and is probably the most famous Eterna watch and may be one of Eterna's greatest designs. Its popularity was such that in 1948 Eterna adopted the image of five ball bearings as its corporate logo.
Ken Cooper has done it again. As I am sure you know having read his great tales about when and where the watches came from and the history about their past. Just sorry seems they all pass away, sorry none seem to live a long happy life and sell me their prized positions but you should know Ken spends lots of time in many of the local beer and wine halls out west.
Mister William "Bill" Crocker was a very neat fellow on items that concerned him and his immediate area. He was into recycling and waste control plus love of "Mother Earth" almost from birth. Bill wasn't that bright but would remain focused on things he knew were right and things that were wrong. Bill kept his small but modest craftsman home in "brand new" condition. He patrolled the outside like a drill sergeant and woe be to it to the adult or small child that littered outside his home. At times Bill would use a stun gun or pepper spray to insure that litterbugs would remember not to litter. Bill wrote songs and poems about "Mother Earth" that he would sing, off key, loudly hour after long hour. One fine day Bill was shopping he noticed a great looking Porsche Design Eterna wristwatch. Examining it closely and peppering the salesperson with questions he beamed with approval of the watch's solid construction and the very precise workmanship of the timepiece. Proudly he purchased the watch and every two years he would have a "tune-up" done on the timepiece. Looking for a "Soul-Mate" Bill become fast friends with a Miss Mauy Padwhating who hailed from SE Asia. Bill loved her natural cooking and very immaculate housekeeping. Life was great for Bill until one day while seeding his lawn he was fatally bitten by what he had considered a friendly but shy coral snake. Bill screaming in pain had Mauy look at his wound as she rushed him to a medical center. Alas, Bill in horrible pain & suffering departed this mortal coil while screaming in agony and passing loud, smelly gas. Mauy kept his watch in a safe for years only taking it out every three years for a tune-up. One day Mauy sold Mr. Bill Crocker's prime Porsche Design Eterna watch to Girard's fine watches. This watch is for sale at a very low price considering how fine it has been kept. Ask about Girard's lay away plan as it is tailored to the customer's wants and needs. Perhaps you might ask Girard to include with the watch a booklet he wrote about eating all natural foods & how to prevent snake bites as he feels strongly about both issues.
7 jewel manual wind movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver dial with gold numbers and gold hands. 10 kt. yellow gold filled case with yellow gold filled back. Black leather band. Not a big watch so perfect for the person who likes smaller watches. It measures 20 mm. across not counting the winding crown and 35 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's.
Price: $125.00 + (Shipping)
Here is a scarce long curved Hamilton with 17 jewel cal. 980 manual wind movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Sterling silver dial with solid gold numbers and gold hands. 14 kt. yellow gold filled case with yellow gold filled back that has initials of "ECR" in the center. New brown leather band. It measures 21 mm. across and 43 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's.
Someone asked me if Ken Cooper is a real person or do I just make him up? I told Ken about the question so here is what he sent me so you will know Ken is real.
Here is my short story: Born in Seattle, WA, completed college, 30 years in US Army with overseas tours of Korea, Germany, Vietnam, and Japan. Retired as Sergeant Major at Ft Lewis, WA in 1992. Worked for a large gun shop & police supply agency and then worked for the postal service until retirement. Published author of true military articles and write for enjoyment on Girard's website. Currently fighting a very aggressive cancer due to "Agent Orange" exposure in the field of Vietnam. Many tours in Asia so many of my stories for Girard are based upon actual happenings there but all stories for Girard are FABLES. Regards, Ken Cooper
While on a health stroll Mr. Kitt Mentanta ( a retired pest control specialist) was passing by the county's local military airbase and Kitt marveled at the sleek jet aircraft he could see from the road. With a chuckle he tried to remember how the base looked in the 1940s. A passing auto, oddly an old, yet in great shape, Cord roared by Mr. Mentanta with a strange cloud enveloping the auto and Kitt. Swearing loudly, due to the cloud Kitt, finally emerged from the cloud and noticed the air base had an assortment of WW II aircraft such as P-51 Mustangs & P-38s. "Must be an upcoming airshow" Kitt exclaimed to himself. Coming up to his favorite hardware store Mr. Kitt Mentanta noticed it looked different and the flag flying had only 48 stars on it. Entering the store to purchase a refreshing health drink he discovered only cola products in the strange floor mounted cooler. Upon further review Kitt determined the store was really different in layout from last week and he noticed they now offered timepieces for sale. Looking at the watches his eye was caught by a really great looking Hamilton wristwatch labeled as a "Yorktown" model that looked to be old but strangely was listed as "brand new". Asking the clerk how much it was and discovering it was in his price range he asked the clerk if they accepted credit cards. "Credit cards" shouted the clerk in disbelief and whirling he pointed to a sign stating "NO CREDIT". Kitt understood this, while muttering "yokels" under his breath and then Kitt paid cash for the watch, with the clerk muttering the greenbacks "didn't look quite right", but still rang the sale up. Departing the store in a daze Kitt walked back into that strange cloud that lingered near the store but soon he was clear of it. Something didn't seem right, really odd he thought, so Kitt jogged home where all seemed normal and right. Kitt wore his Hamilton for years and saw to it was cleaned & regulated every three years. In the twilight of Kitt's strange life he entered Porter's Rest & Funeral home and sold his strangely like new to Girard. Girard offers this beauty for sale and denies any knowledge of this incredible tale. Ask Girard about his unique lay away plan when purchasing this great Hamilton Yorktown timepiece.
9 kt. solid rose gold case with solid rose gold back. Silver dial with shiny gold numbers, shiny gold markers and gold hands. 15 jewel manual wind Swiss movement is marked "Cyma" it is running well and keeping good time. New gray leather band. It measures 32 mm. across x 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1950's.
Ken Cooper our best and outstanding west coast manager spends lots of time in the local pub and says he reads the internet to discover where some of my listings come from and here is one he says is not a spoof, I am not sure what do you think ? Girard
Russell Prize worked as a janitor in Cat City's largest and highest office building. Russell's wages were great and with them and his thrifty way of living he was able to purchase a gold Cyma timepiece which he wore everyday & saw to its service every 3 years. One late evening Russell had forgotten his Cyma watch at home and only remembered that while his working on the 55th floor of the tall office building. Russell was a good worker, but very curious when cleaning offices, and now while in the CEO's office of a large cat food company, Russell dropped a glass framed photo of the CEO smiling broadly and broke it in several places. Quickly thinking he got his tube of "super glue" from his janitors cart & soon had the glass frame fixed but he also had "super glue" all over both of his large hands. Heading for the rest room to clean his hands he noticed one of the large windows was still open. Shutting the window he was startled to notice he was stuck to the large glass pane. Trying to pull free he found that wouldn't work so he pushed hard against the window and to his amazement the window & himself "popped out" from the frame & began a plunge into open space. As he & the glass window plunged downward he thought the end was near but a gust of wind suddenly caused him to glide towards the large lake that boarded Cat City. Finding he could control the glass pane somewhat like a kite he relaxed & enjoyed the view as he soared high over the lake. Suddenly, the wind gusts stopped blowing & Russell plunged towards the lake at a rapid rate and struck the lake's surface with a big impact, however at the last moment Russell released a large blast of methane glass which slowed the impact into the lake. Russell was trapped under the glass & below the waterline. Struggling to turn over the glass pane Russell quickly exhausted his air and soon drowned. It was a baffled water patrol crew that discovered Russell's body & city officials quickly explained his death was due to an accidental drowning but did not address why he was stuck to a pane of glass. City officials did re-name the lake "Glass Lake." Again, somehow & in some way Girard obtained the Cyma watch & now offers it for sale at an attractive price.
This watch is in mint condition it looks like it has rarely been worn it has a black dial with silver markers that have luminous centers, silver hands with luminous centers and date at "3". Battery operated quartz movement is running well and keeping good time. Stainless steel case with stainless steel screw on back that is marked "Sapphire crystal-Water Resistant-14 1 14 1059-Swiss Made-10758193", 1-way moveable bezel and screw on crown. Stainless steel band with Movado marked butterfly style clasp. This will fit a big wrist. This one is not very old and may be current stock.
Size 39 x 47 mm
Again Ken Cooper has spent many hours in the wine country searching the history of this watch so here is what he has to say about this Movado, Thank You Ken, great job.
Peter "The Piper" Pepper was restless upon completing his lengthy education and his very wealthy father, Graham Gus Pepper, presented him with this Movado "Series 800 Sub Sea" wristwatch and an open plane ticket to anywhere in the world. Days later Peter traveled to a very tiny country, that is almost unknown, located close to Tibet & Nepal. It didn't take him very long to fall deeply in love with the simple style of living and the rugged beauty of this obscure country. Quickly he learned to speak like a native, after all "The Piper" had an IQ of 160, and he established a small school for all the children in the village. As the earth turned many times Mr. Pepper gave his parents his jewelry and swell Movado watch when they made their only visit to try and talk "The Piper" into coming home. He told his father he wanted nothing from the famous Pepper estate (The family was big in Turnips) and upon their passing to please give their wealth to the common people where they resided. Years later his father attended a huge jewelry & watch show in Cat City and sold "The Piper's" items. This wonderful, hardly worn Movado was sold to a Mr. Girard Sensoli of Pinckney, MI. Before leaving the show Graham Pepper drank a couple of cups of a very relaxing herbal tea brewed by Girard. They discussed life, children, good diets, and watches. Girard has listed this Movado timepiece at a very attractive price. This is an investment for your future and a great timekeeper. Ask about placing this masterpiece of time keeping on Girard's very unique layaway plan and own a watch for the ages. Also ask Girard about his unique & very special herbal diet plan as he will be happy to share it with you and check the lay-away-plan at Girard's.
21 jewel cal. 7AK manual wind movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver dial with gold numbers and gold hands. 10 kt. yellow gold filled case with yellow gold filled back and Bulova marked winding crown. New brown leather band. It measures 23 mm. across and 31 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's/50's.
17 jewel cal. 8AE manual wind movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver original dial with applied gold numbers and gold hands. 10 kt. yellow gold filled case with yellow gold filled back. New brown leather band. It measures 25 mm. across side to side not counting the winding crown and 31 mm. lug end to lug end. Very clean watch in very fine condition. Cir. 1940's/50's.
This Swiss made watch has a cream colored textured dial with silver markers, silver hands with luminous centers and date at "3". Battery operated quartz movement is running well and keeping good time. Stainless steel case with stainless steel back that is marked "Burberry Established 1856-50M/165Feet-Swiss Made". Original brown leather band is marked "Burberry" on the back and on the buckle. This watch comes in the original brown leather box with tan leather inner lining that is marked "Burberry". It measures 38 mm. across and 45 mm. lug end to lug end. Condition is near mint and great look, just look at the dial You can own this beauty for only $139.00 + shipping.