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Cal. 10BZAC rotor type automatic movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. 2-tone Original silver and white dial with diamond markers, silver markers, silver numbers and silver hands. 10 kt. white gold filled case with white gold filled back and Bulova marked winding crown. New brown leather band is marked "Bulova" on the back. It measures 34 mm. across and 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Made in 1959.
Mr. Ken Cooper our west coast best and only sales manager has fallen off the dock again when he was fishing for the history of this fine watch. I think he hit his head on a rock and swears this is the true story of the history of this watch. I leave it up to you but remember Ken is so good we sure don't want to lose him to Readers Digest or Playboy and not hear these true accounts.
Mr. Mount Pusayee' was a private detective who could not solve the most simple of crimes. He spent weeks trying to find out who grabbed Mrs. Smackers Black Cat only later to find out the cat was in Mrs. Smackers basement. He struggled for years with very little success until one day while searching an old cave for a missing pet cricket (named Dart) he discovered a strange looking metal & glass plate with very strange markings on the face of the plate. Snatching up the plate Mr. Pusayee' zoomed home thinking the strange plate might be worth something. Looking the plate over & over again he could find nothing worthwhile until he held it in front of his TV which was blaring a very annoying commercial. Suddenly, the plate glowed brightly with a flashing message of, "That is a complete lie - do not buy it". He tried it again of a local politician on TV who was gloating about his great accomplishments for the taxpayers. The plate again glowed and a message flashed "Complete lies - nothing but lies - he's stealing you blind". Mr. Mount Pusayee' contacted the government who sent agents and after testing the plate they took the strange plate and gave Mr. Pusayee' a large sum of money to keep quiet about the plate upon pain of death. Mr. Pussayee' retired and bought a new home and a new 1955 Hudson Wasp automobile. One day while shopping he discovered this excellent 6 Diamond 23 Jewel Bulova watch for sale in Cody's Department store. Peppering the sales clerk with questions about the 23 Jewel Bulova he purchased it and wore it for many years. As he approached the end of his life he moved into Porter's Rest & Funeral Home to finish out his exciting, fun filled life while wondering what the government did with that strange plate. He sold his well kept Diamond Bulova wrist watch to a Mr. Girard Sensoli as he just knew Girard would find a good home for his Bulova. When purchasing this beauty don't ask Girard about the very strange plate that can detect the truth as Girard claims he knows nothing about it. Instead ask about Girard's unique lay away plan and his very special herb & nut diet plan that has put a spring in his step and trimmed many pounds off his torso.
17 jewel cal. 10BE manual wind movement has recently been serviced so it is running well and keeping good time. Silver Original dial with luminous numbers and black hands with luminous centers. Stainless steel case with stainless steel back that is marked "U.S. SER. NO. OC-3751". Khaki canvas military style band. It measures 30 mm. across and 37 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's/50's.
17 jewel cal. 2481 rotor type automatic movement is running well and keeping good time. Original 2-tone blue/silver dial with raised silver markers that have blue centers, white hands with luminous centers and date at "3". Stainless steel case with stainless steel screw on back. New blue leather band. It measures 37 mm. across not counting the winding crown and 41 mm. end to end. Cir. 1970's.
This Swiss made 3 register automatic chronograph is in near mint condition and it has a 51 jewel ETA 2824-2 rotor type automatic movement that is running well and keeping good time. Chronograph functions are working well. 2-tone silver/white dial with black Roman numerals and black hands. Stainless steel case with stainless steel screw on back that has the Gevril logo in the center it is marked "Water Resistant 100M" and has a Gevril marked winding crown. Stainless steel band with Gevril marked butterfly style locking clasp. This watch comes in the original brown leather box that has a beige leather inner lining that is marked "Gevril" it also has instruction manual and international warranty card. It measures 39 mm. across side to side not counting the crown or pushers and 45 mm. lug end to lug end.
If you have been following Ken Coopers colorful stories on many of our listings than you will surly enjoy this accounting of what Ken says is the history of this fine watch.
Gill Elly was born an ugly baby and until he entered primary school his parents were ashamed of him in public because he was so hog ugly, but after his first day in school they discovered that Gill had a beautiful & admired buttocks. The staff of his school raved about his rear end, students wished they had a rear end like him & the parents of these students just loved the sight of him. As the years went by Gill's pride in his rear end overwhelmed him and he started to enter rooms, buildings, elevators, and autos by backing into them. He would hear men sigh, women moan, & some folks cheer as he entered a room rear end first. Working for "Sack's Quality Paper Bag Company" he became their ace salesman as many supermarket chains & department store chains loved to see Gill enter their building(s) rear end first. With his large sales commission(s)he bought a really great looking Gevril timepiece and Gill wanted all to see his new timepiece but entering a room rear end first created a problem for him as he could not show-off his Gevril readily. He tried entering a room side-ways ,backing in with a quick "spin" but there appeared no way to show off his watch & rear end at the same time. One bright & sunny day while Gill's watch was at the jewelers receiving a cleaning, he was just leaving work & upon entering an elevator, buttocks first(of course), he heard someone call his name. Sticking his head out of the elevator to see who was calling his head was slammed by the closing door (the elevator was overdue for service), and Gill met his fate. He was buried face down so that his fine buttocks would be on display as he lay in eternal rest and his tombstone read " The Famous Gill Elly, "Buttocks Boy...KMA". The jeweler sold his Gevril watch with proper box & papers to Girard's Watches with Gill's parent's permission & now Girard offers this great, hardly worn watch at a reasonable price. Ask about Girard's very unique lay away program. Perhaps you might also ask Girard about including his small, well written booklet on elevator safety with this Gevril timepiece.
2-tone gray/silver dial with luminous markers, luminous hands with black centers and date at "3". This is the original dial so it shows some age. 17 jewel rotor type automatic movement has just been serviced so it is running well and keeping good time. Brushed stainless steel case with stainless steel back and Omega marked winding crown. Brushed stainless steel band with Omega marked clasp. It measures 41 mm. across and 41 mm. lug end to lug end.
All original not converted but this is the Swiss made Spaceview in the larger case. This is one of the first battery operated watches made it has a tuning fork design that sends vibrations through the movement to move the hands at just the right speed it is running well and keeping good time. This is a backset Swiss model with a oversize yellow gold filled case with stainless steel screw on back, See through dial which makes the movement visible from the front has luminous markers around the outside and gold hands with luminous centers. New black leather band. It measures 35 mm. across and 42 mm. lug end to lug end. Made in 1967.
17 jewel cal. 10AX manual wind movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver dial with gold numbers and blue/black hands. 14 kt. yellow gold plated case with stainless steel back. New black leather band. It measures 25 mm. across and 38 mm. lug end to lug end.
19 jewel cal. 982 manual wind movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver original sterling silver dial with 18k applied gold numbers, gold markers and gold plated hands. 10 kt. yellow gold filled case with yellow gold filled back that is marked "Franklin" on the inside and has a inscription on the outside that reads "BR 290 N.A.L.C. 1956". Yellow gold filled expandable band. It measures 23 mm. across and 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Made in 1949. This is one of the better Hamilton's.
Black dial man's watch with original box. This Swiss made watch is all original and has a black dial with silver hands and silver marker at "12". Battery operated quartz movement is running well and keeping good time. Stainless steel case with stainless steel back that is marked "Water resistant-Sapphire Crystal". stainless steel band with Movado marked butterfly style locking clasp. This watch comes in the original black leather box with white leather inner lining that is marked "Movado". It measures 36 mm. across not counting the crown and 40 mm. lug end to lug end. Very Nice.
Here are some more words of wisdom on this watch from our friend Ken Cooper.
When Sammy Quinn Davosate gently opened the gift box marked "Movado", that his wonderful but very homely wife Grunala Davosate (her sister was named Grunthard) presented Sammy on his 60th birthday, Sam's attention was drawn to the gleaming Movado timepiece residing within. The watch just floored him with it's gleaming beauty and craftsmanship. Mr Davosate knew this timepiece had a great quality quartz movement like most of the very top of the line watches that sold at a much, much higher price. This classic styled watch was sensible in size, neither too large nor too small, and would look great on either a small or large wrist. He sensed this watch could be worn anywhere and in any setting. When this masterpiece (owned by the late Mr Sammy Davosate) was first offered to Mr Girard Sensoli for sale, Girard knew he would be lucky if he would be able to purchase this masterpiece of timekeeping for resale on his website. The widow Grunala Davosate informed Mr. Sensoli that after presenting the Movado watch to her husband she noticed the time and suggested that "hubby" take the overflowing garbage out to the curb. Placing the watch into her loving hands and giving her a deep, loving kiss on her very thin blistered lips, he lugged the garbage to the curb, where Mr. Davosate slipped on a banana peel (thrown there by their filthy, nose picking neighbor Kabor (The Sidewalk Climber) Kidddely, and fell headfirst into the street to be crushed to death by a Mr. Shiageto Aota carelessly driving his automobile. Mr. Aota, only 16 years old, was driving solo for the first time since receiving his license yesterday. Heartbroken and filled with guilt several months passed before Grunal Davosate attended a large watch show and sold this fantastic watch to a very youthful looking gentleman who was eating a small, healthy Tofu Burger. Behind this jolly fellow with the bright winning smile was a large sign flashing in bright, yet not eye straining lights, stating "Girard's Watches- We pay good money for good watches”. Pleased with the price Girard paid her, Grunala departed the show, but not before observing Girard start into a vigorous program of various exercises to keep himself fit & healthy. Her loss can be your gain as Girard has underpriced this almost new Movado with a story behind it. Ask about Girard's unique, tailored to the buying publics "layaway plan" and you'll come away happy. Girard always states. "Eating a beef steak sometimes can contain a lot of fat & gristle. Eat a Tofu steak and you and your heart will be the better for it".