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This Swiss made watch is all original and has a white dial with gold Roman numerals, gold hands and date at "3". Battery operated quartz movement is running well and keeping good time. Yellow gold plated case with stainless steel back that is marked "Water Resistant 3ATM". Yellow gold plated attached band with Raymond Weil marked clasp. Overall length is 7 1/4 inches.
Size 33 x 37 mm
Ken Cooper our best and only sales manager on the west coast has long been known to dip into the deep beer bats of aging Budweiser and if you could see him know with the foam dripping from his chin you would know that he has been drinking while writing this account of the life of Walter Young.
An immense, joyful crowd of watch lovers, collectors, plus just folks that were lost in the inner bowels of Cat City, and just plain fanatics that had gathered in the large convention room of the Inter-Planet Timepiece Association of the Universe (IPTAU) to honor one of their most loyal and wealthy members. Mr. Walter (Gottcha You Covered You Know) Young who stood there proudly at attention, with his immense, whale like, gut hanging over his large and very expensive European woolen pants, as the association president, Mr. Carl Readsowell, recounted his outstanding deeds with deep bass tones to the loud and ever increasing roar of the friendly crowd and then with style and grace only Mr. Readsowell could do, presented Mr. Young a lovely used Golden Raymond Weil wristwatch. It was just one of the many crowning moments of Mr. Young's life and he beamed with pure and genuine pleasure with a huge smile as he accepted the very striking timepiece and at the same time, silently, with glee, released a tremendous amount of odor filled methane gas from his inner body cavity with no sound emitting from his huge torso. The president of the association suddenly was hit full force by the aroma, staggered and pale of face, told the jolly members of the association to call 911 as he felt he had just underwent a large cardiac event and that the jolly meeting was now over. Others in the large and very spirited crowd assumed there was something wrong with the ancient heating & air system to cause such a very pungent smell that just lingered and lingered. Older patrons of the show fainted while ancient ladies shouted, "It's the vapors I tell you it's the vapors" while falling to the thick carpeted floor with strange repeating thuds. Departing the building with speed, which by now was covered with a light, hazy odor filled smoke, but feeling overwhelmed with pure joy Mr. Young suddenly remembered he had left his wonderful but used gleaming Raymond Weil timepiece on the speaker's platform in the odor filled hall. Darting back into the street, Mr. Walter Young was struck, with full-force, by a large tour bus full of senior citizens and cats from the local animal shelter driven by a Mr. Shigeta Aota, and then thrown about 100 feet. Arriving almost at once upon the frantic scene, a large police prowl car driven by Officer Shigeta Aota Sr (The tour bus driver's father) , parked on top of Mr. Walter Young's prone body crushing the remaining life out of Mr. Young. Months later, Mrs. Heatherbutt Young, his trim but very ugly wife, was given the sparkling well kept Raymond Weil timepiece in a somber meeting in a well ventilated building by the president ( a thin, pale-faced and very shaken Mr. Readsowell), who was really happy to discover he had not had a heart attack that tragic day. Mrs. Young left the building and went straight home, driving her 1950 Nash a great speed and flipping off hapless people in her way, arrived home and placed this fine work of timekeeping in her safe at home, forgetting it almost at once, as she wanted to watch the latest "soaps" on TV. The world turned over many times and Mrs. Young finally departed this mortal coil, while glued to the TV, to her final reward and Young's only child ( a real knave, despised by all), Thorpe (Heathering) Young, discovered the Raymond Weil, and needing funds, headed to a large timepiece show in town called "The Toothpick Kid's Traveling Watch & Ice Cream Show". Entering Thorpe spotted a friendly, red faced gentleman with a huge smile sitting behind a counter that displayed a sign that proclaimed loudly, "Best Prices For Good Used Watches Here and Advice on Eating Only Quality Ice Cream". The large, red-faced friendly man, known as Girard (aka The Toothpick Kid) gave Thorpe a reasonable price for the hardly worn, gleaming Raymond Weil and resumed eating more of his rich, creamy fat-laden ice cream with wrists pumping like a piston in an over-worked steam engine with ice cream dripping down his red face. Thorpe went home happy with plans to sell his Mom's 1950 Nash at a great profit and possibly her 1951 Kaiser auto to an antique collector. Girard proudly offers this watch with quite a story and at a great price. When talking with Girard ask him about his lay-away plan as he's so proud of it and please note the deep, rich tones to his charming voice. As for Mr. Shigeta Aota he has accepted a job as the Captain of a very large oil tanker bringing oil to Cat City from the Middle East, his father was just promoted to Chief of Police Investigations in Cat City. When "peppered" with questions about your immaculate timepiece be sure to inform all those who ask that you bought it from Girard’s at such a reasonable price and when ordering a timepiece from Girard be sure to ask him for his personal and well written "10 Tips to Care for Your Watch" that is printed on very fine quality paper.
17 jewel manual wind Swiss movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver original toned dial with luminous numbers and blue/black hands with luminous centers. Chrome plated case with stainless steel screw on back. Screw on back says "Water Proof, Anti Magnetic, Incabloc, 17 Jewels, Stainless Steel Back and Swiss Made". New black nylon strap. It measures 31 mm. across and 38 mm. lug end to lug end.
7 jewel manual wind Swiss movement has just been serviced it is running well and keeping good time. Silver dial with gold numbers and gold hands. Yellow gold filled case with stainless steel back. New brown leather band is 16 mm where it fits onto this one.. Case measures 27 mm. across and 37 mm. lug end to lug end. Cir. 1940's/50's.
A classic design was issued during World War II to Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT), is now available in all its splendor and rustic simplicity. A vintage military reissue of the original one used by the Navy, features the traditional “Canteen” screw down water resistant crown, brushed stainless steel with marking of U.S.N BU Ships at back case. This Navy BuShips divers watch has a stem cover attached with chain. A wonderful example of American ingenuity and productive know how, ideal gift to your loved ones.
• Reproduction of U.S.N. BU Ships Diver Watch WWII
• Swiss quartz movement
• Hardened acrylic crystal
• Screw-on stainless steel back
• Traditional military canteen-style crown
• Water Resistance 30m
• Black satin dial with U.S.N. BU SHIPS marking
• Navy luminous hands
• Khaki canvas strap 16mm, length 21cm
• Case diameter 36mm w/out crown; 45mm with crown, 13mm thick
• Made in Japan
What is a BuShips canteen watch? *extracted from Horologium
‘BuShips’ stands for the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ships, established by Congress on June 20, 1940 through the passing of a law which consolidated the functions of the Bureau of Construction and Repair and the Bureau of Engineering. The new Bureau was headed by a Chief and Deputy-Chief, one selected from the engineering corps (Marine Engineer) and the other from the construction corps (Naval Architect). Rear Admiral Samuel M. ‘Mike’ Robinson was named BuShips’ first Chief, and Rear Admiral Alexander H. Van Keuren BuShips’ first Deputy-Chief. The United States Navy Bureau of Ships’ responsibilities included supervising the design, construction, conversion, procurement, maintenance, and repair of ships and other craft for the Navy; managing shipyards, repair facilities, laboratories, and shore stations; developing specifications for fuels and lubricants; and conducting salvage operations.
The BuShips was abolished by DOD Order of March 9, 1966 as part of the general overhaul of the Navy’s bureau system of material support, succeeded by the Naval Ship Systems Command, now known as the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
The original watch was issued to members of the Naval Combat Demolition Units’ (NCDU) underwater demolition teams (UDT), who were responsible for clearing harbours and obstructions
17 jewel, cal. 672 manual wind watch has just been serviced so it is running strong and keeping good time. Movement is marked "Elgin 672 U.S.A. Adj'd 17 Jewels S42403". The case is 10k yellow gold filled and has a snap on case back. Original dial is silver with raised gold roman numerals, yellow gold markers and gold hands. Case measures 23 mm side to side and 38 mm lug end to lug end so this is not a very big watch but perfect for the one who likes smaller watches. New black crocodile grain band measures 16 mm wide where it fits onto this watch. Made in 1950.
This is a battery quartz watch that is running strong and keeping good time. Black original dial has date at 3 and yellow gold hands and markers. Good size measures 35 mm side to side e and 40 mm lug end to lug end. Black leather band measures 18 mm where it attaches to this watch. The crystal has a small scratch but not serious. Not sure how old this is but may very well be current stock.