|Date/Report Number ..05U614.LWW Item: 1955 SWISS MADE BAUME & MERCIER SHEET GOLD FILLED DOCTORS PULSATIONS WRIST WATCH|
|Description of item:
VINTAGE INTAGE 1955 SWISS MADE BAUME & MERCIER SHEET GOLD FILLED DOCTORS
PULSATIONS WRIST WATCH 30 X 40 MM W/O CROWN WITH WATER RESISTANT BROWN LEATHER TRIPLE PAD
DOUBLE STITCHED STRAP
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $795.00
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BAUME & MERCIER
SHEET GOLD FILLED
30 X 40
ROCK INVESTED 200.00 WITH SHIPPING FROM SOUTH AMERICA TO GET HIS HANDS ON THIS BEAUTY IT TOOK NEAR 6 WEEKS THEN HE RESTORED IT
In 1830 brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume opened a comptoir horloger (watch dealership) in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. They soon earned an excellent reputation by creating exceptional models with cutting-edge innovations. In 1918 company director William Baume joined forces with Paul Mercier to found Baume & Mercier, Genèv. The firm soon became one of the most active in the field of wristwatches offering balanced special-shaped models. Ayear later, in 1919, Baume & Mercie was awarded the highest international distinction of the time the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.
With the arrival of Paul Mercier, the company laid the foundation of a corporate philosophy that is still as timely as ever. From this point onwards, horological mastery was embodied through timeless elegance. A true trailblazer in this market segment, Baume & Mercier made a name for itself among a public eager for new products by launching the first shaped (meaning other than round) wristwatches. During the Art Deco period, Baume & Mercier began to create and assert its own style to match the award winning mechanics of it's watches across the globe.
restored by rock
Baume & Mercier expanded throughout the British Empire, including India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Burma. At this time, the brand was best known for chronographs, complication models, minute repeaters, calendars and tourbillons. The company won ten Grand Prix awards and seven gold medals at international exhibitions and shows in Paris, Melbourne, Zurich, London, Amsterdam and Chicago.
BEFORE WE BEGIN , WE MUST ADVISE YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FACTS. IN OUR OFFER WE STATE WE INVESTED ON THE BAY FOR THIS TIME PIECE. WE ALSO STATE WE WERE WILLING TO INVEST 200.00 TO GET HER. THE SELLER STATED IT WAS RECENTLY SERVICED AND DIAL RESTORED. IT ARRIVED IN NEITHER CONDITION. BUT ROCK HAD AN ORIGINAL DIAL SITTING FOR A LONG TIME.
Rock invested in this watch because he had a minty
original gold dial and a balance, mainspring and a few other items. For the record it
was 200.00 USD.
IT would take two EXACT BAUME MERCIER DOCTORS
WATCHES to make one.
--the one that rock had with a near new dial to replace the restored dial.--
NOTE THE CASE LOOKS LIKE ROSE GOLD FILLED
IT IS NOT. THE DIAL ABOVE -THIS IS THE VERY PICTURE
SELLER USED-, EXCEPT FOR THE PULSE DETAILS, IN NO WAY
DOES THIS DIAL MATCH THE ELEGANT ORIGINALS IS GOLD.
ROCK RECEIVED THE TIME PIECE STATED AS "RECENTLY SERVICED", AND LIKE 50% OF OUR BUYS, IT WAS NOT SERVICED. BUT USING A NEW MAINSPRING, BALANCE AND THE ORIGINAL DIAL, WE OVERHAULED THE ORIGINAL WATCH. .
YOU MUST REMOVE CRYSTAL WHEN VIEWING COLOR
THE ORIGINAL BAUME MERCIER IS ON LEFT
THE BUY WATCH ON RIGHT
THE KEY HERE IS THE PIC ON RIGHT.
NOT UNTIL YOU SEE IT CAN YOU REALIZE THE CLEAR DIFFERENCE
REMOVING THE CRYSTAL DEMONSTRATED IT WAS NOT RIGHT
IT LOOKED OK. BUT REAL LIFE FACTS SHOW THE FACTS
IF IT WERE RESTORED IT WOULD BE GOLD!
EVEN THE EDGES OF BLUE RING AND SIDES WOULD BE BETTER
YOU NEED TO ALWAYS INSPECT!
THE ORIGINAL ROCK HAD IS A NICE DEEP MUTED GOLD TONE
THE ONE ON LEFT IS ROCKS ORIGINAL NEAR MINT LET US GO FURTHER
WE RESTORE DIALS ALL THE TIME. YET A PREMIUM CAN BE HAD WHEN YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL DIAL LOOKING LIKE THIS ONE
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL TO THIS TIME PIECE LIGHT GOLD COLOR DIAL
NO TOUCH UP - NO RE-WORK-
NOTHING MORE THAN A CLEANSING SILICONE WASH
HOUR & MINUTE
A BLACK & RED
SWEEPS SECONDS HAND
COMPLETES THE DIAL
CASE IS 18K GOLD FILLED
THAT MEANS A SHEET OF 18 KARAT GOLD
IS HEAT PRESSED ONTO BOTH SIDES OF BASE
THEN IT IS ROLLED THROUGH A MILL
THEN CASE PARTS ARE STAMPED OUT
NEAR MINT TO ABSOLUTE FINE
ONE WOULD EXPECT DINGS AT LEAST
60 YEARS OF AGE
AND LOOK AT IT
A BAUME MERCIER AT IT'S FINEST
ONE OF THE UNUSUAL MODELS
WHAT B & M WERE FAMOUS FOR
CASE BACK TELLS THE STORY
INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTION
STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK
LOOKS LIKE A NEW TIME PIECE
WATER RESISTANT LEATHER STRAP
OTHER TYPES COLORS SKIN LEATHER HIDE AVAILABLE
WITH GOLD PLATED
THE GOLD PLATING IS SUPER HEAVY DUTY
STRAPS LAST 2 TO 3 TIMES ONE WITH BUCKLE
MAKES REMOVING AND PLACING ON YOUR WRIST A BREEZE
AND FAST TOO
STUNNING AGAIN PLEASE
EVER SEE A 65 YEAR OLD WATCH CASE THIS WONDERFUL?
I BELIEVE THIS STRAP IS AWESOME THIS
IS ONLY THE 3RD TIME I UTILIZED ONE OF THESE
BLACK IS ALSO A CHOICE
WOULD HAVE TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE IN STOCK
HOW ABOUT THE LOOK?
NOT SPOT WELDS THAT BREAK
NOTE THE SCREWS
MADE TO LAST
DIAL MOVEMENT CASE SIGNED
1955 BAUME & MERCIER GILT 17 JEWEL