Classicwatch.com, LLC, pioneered the concept of buying and selling vintage watches on the Internet. Founded by Zaf Basha, a collector/dealer of vintage watches since 1989 and online since 1995, we have sold over 23,000 vintage timepieces to 8,500 different customers worldwide since. We pride ourselves on offering the very finest in pre-owned modern and vintage wristwatches with a focus on vintage military watches, chronometers, sports watches and military watches for men. Zaf is well known in the trade and in fact is a world authority on Jaeger-LeCoultre authoring the book "Jaeger-LeCoultre - a guide for the collector". Our online watch shop also provides expert restoration and repair of your antique watches, modern used watches and Rolex sports watches of any era.


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Omega Chronometer - French Navy : rx1443
Omega Chronometer - French Navy -  excellent+ brushed aluminium case (approximately 130x100mm) in its fitted oak carrying case (shows some scarring from use ex+ rating). Original paperwork indicating this was the Marine Chronometer from the French Navy Fregate "Latouche-Treville" . The chronometer comes with log entries and a spec sheet with instructions.. near mint+ signed black dial (original) with white painted markers, sweep seconds. Under the dial are the regulation and setting area. signed chronometer grade quartz movement (caliber 1525 4.19 Mhz), french military spec with anti-magnetic enclosure, Exceedingly rare, one of 200 French Navy Marine Chronometers, this one is from the frigate "LaTouche-Treville". Very rugged and extremely accurate high frequency movement. (Ref rx1443)
$4,995 Rarity/Collectibility Grade forrx1443
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre book
Vintage Military Watches - A guide for the collector. First edition. This comprehensive guide is invaluable for watch collectors and dealers alike. Written by a long-time World War II enthusiast and military watch historian, this authoritative volume's breadth of historical and technical information is the only compilation of its kind. It covers nearly 300 vintage military wristwatches in exhaustive detail, including their movement calibers, case references, and production figures, all with stunning color photographs. In addition, it includes many first-to-market military specifications and painstakingly restores many others, which, until now, were only available as poor copies. ISBN 979-8-218-95003-3. Click for [Sample pages 1],[Sample pages 2], [Sample pages 3] NOTE: shipping for up to 3 books is about the same, please inquire. A massive tome with lots of new information, hard cover, heavy #80 paper, over 7lbs and 624 pages!(Ref rxMilBook)
$199 (NOW SHIPPING)
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre book
Jaeger-LeCoultre - A guide for the collector. Revised first edition. This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for both watch collectors and dealers alike. Written by a long time Jaeger-LeCoultre enthusiast Zaf basha, the breadth of technical information in this authoritative volume is the only work of its kind. It covers over 140 vintage wristwatch models in exhaustive detail including their movement calibers, case references, production figures and repair notes, all with stunning color photographs. ISBN 978-0-615-22387-2. Click for [Sample pages 1],[Sample pages 2], [Sample pages 3], click for a [review of the book]. NOTE: shipping for up to 3 books is about the same, please inquire. The first Jaeger-LeCoultre book specifically written for collectors, hard cover, 204 pages! (Ref rxJLCBook)
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