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Date/Report Number …..0415.FNT5HY.04Item:  1959 - 1965 CATENA RALLY WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1959 CATENA RALLY WATCH WITH STAINLESS & CHROMIUM EXHIBITION CASE WITH 1959 BLACK LEATHER INSERT WINGED STEEL FLEX BRACELET.  MINTY CONDITION.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $619.00


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1959
CATENA
RALLY WATCH
WITH
STAINLESS & CHROMIUM
EXHIBITION CASE

WITH

1959
BLACK
LEATHER INSERT
WINGED STEEL
FLEX BRACELET

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THIS
CUSTOM MADE
CATENA
COMPETITION
IS AWESOME


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WITH ORIGINAL
WHITE PEARL
DIAL

&

STREAM LINED
SILVER MARKERS


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WITH
TWO
BLACK CHECKER RALLY FLAGS
17 JEWEL
&
INCABLOC
MOVEMENT

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ATTACHED IS AN AWESOME
1959
WINGED FLEX BRACELET

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WITH
BLACK LEATHER INSERTS
FITS UP TO 8.75

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THE FLEX PORTION OF THE BRACELET IS BOLDLY DESIFGNED COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER


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PTHE BLACK HANDS WITH RED SECONDS
ADDS THE PERFECT FINISH

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ORIGINAL DIAL

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THE WATCH FITS
THROUGH THE TOP
LIKE A WYLER
THE CRYSTAL HOLDS
THE MOVEMENT & DIAL

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OVERHAULED & SERVICED
CATENA
MOD
FHF
28-2
[1955]

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
15/17/21 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 44h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

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CLEANED RESTORED SERVICED
MOVEMENT OVERHAULED
ALL ORIGINAL PARTS & DIAL

EXCELLENT CONDITION

1965
COMPETITION

WITH

TOP GRADE
SWISS ETA
Ca. 1080  BASED

Seiko
COMBINED SETTINGS
[Seiko-Diashock]
[Seiko-Diafix]

ORIENT
T54
11N4B8

17 JEWEL
MULTIPLE SHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT

AND

CHROME PLATED
ONE PIECE
EXHIBITION CASE



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CATENA SWISS 1959 COMPETITION I
RESTORED 2012

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CATENA SWISS 1959 COMPETITION I
RESTORED 2012

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1959 CATENA RALLY COMPETITION WATCH
STAINLESS & CHROMIUM EXHIBITION CASE
1959 BLACK LEATHER INSERT WINGED STEEL FLEX
CATENA MOD FHF 28-2  [1955]
manual wind sweep second 10.5 17j 18000 A/h  PR44h

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1969 SUPERSTOCK 1

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1967 SUPER STOCK 2

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1967 SUPER STOCK 2

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ENDURA RALLYE 1959 – 1964

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THIS COMPETITION IS DATED 1965
BY IT’S MOVEMENT

YET BEFORE I PLACED
THIS CONCLUSION DATE

FOR
APPRAISAL, QUAILITY & VALUE FACTORS


A  THOROUGH  RESEARCH OF
ETA SEIKO & ORIENT WAS CONDUCTED

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ETA   SEIKO    ORIENT

A] THE MOVEMENT IS BASED ON THE  1950-1955 ETA Ca.1080

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B]  THE MOVEMENT SPORTS SEIKO PARTS/DESIGNS. SPECIFICALLY THE  SEIKO-DIAFIX COMBINED SETTINGS [ Seiko-Diashock & Diafix].note: orient has been a subsidery of seiko since 2001. In 1965, Orient partnered with Seiko.

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C]
FINALY, THE MOVEMENT IS TITLED T54 WHIC WAS BUILT BY ORIENT AS  MODEL #11N4B8 IN 1965.
[ca. 1965: T54, Orient, Model 11N4B7, 17 Jewels; Seiko-Diashock]

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THIS MEANS THE MOVEMENT WAS BUILT IN 1965

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CRYSTALS

TOP CRYSTAL IS NEW ACRYLIC
BOTTOM EXHIBITION CRYSTAL IS THE ORIGINAL ACRYLIC

ACRYLIC IS CLEARER/STRONGER  THAN THE OLD PLASTICS
IT CAN BW POLISHED TWICE AS MUCJ AS PLASTIC TO  REMOVE SCRATCHES

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DIAL

DIAL IS ORIGINAL AND WAS HAND CLEANED
A SILICONE WASH WAS PERFORMED
TO REJUVININATE AND PRESERVE ORIGINAL FINISH

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AFTER CLEANING DIAL IS 90% WITH SLIGHT SIGNES
OF MINOR WEAR IE: SPECKLING AND EDGE STAINS

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CASE

CASE IS 80%
WITH 15% CHROME PITTING IN THE AREA SURROUNDING CASE BACK CRYSTAL
THESE AREAS HAVE BEEN NEUTRALIZED & VISIBLE ONLY FROM BOTTOM
THERE ARE A FEW MINOR NICKS HERE AND THERE ON EDGES OF CASE

 

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SEVENTEEN JEWELS
[OPEN FROM CRYSTALS]
MODEL 11N4B8
SEIKO-DIAFIX COMBINED SETTINGS
[ Seiko-Diashock & Diafix ]

2 X 2
BALANCE T/B
ESCAPE WHEEL T/B

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MOVEMENT

ETA BASED
17 JEWELS
DOUBLE SHOCK ABSORBERS
MOVEMENT HAS BEEN OVERHAULED
MAIN SPRING REPLACED
REMAINING PARTS HAVE NORMAL WEAR
BALANCE CHANGED 1989.
WINDS SETS RUNS LIKE IT SHOULD
SEIKO-DIAFIX COMBINED SETTINGS
[ Seiko-Diashock & Diafix].

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BAND STRAP BRACELET

THIS STAINLESS STEEL BAND IS A COMGFORT FIT
AND
A WING TIP WITH DUAL CURVED SLOTS
DATE IS 1965
UNIQUE IN IT’S CREATION
IT HAS A “WING” ON EITHER SIDE
THAT FLEXES BUT IS NOT STRETCH

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IN ADDITION, THE WING TIPS HAVE CURVED ENDS
THEY ARE DOUBLE SLOTTED TO FIT VARIOUS ROUND BEZEL CASES
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RATHER THAN SPACED
THE WING TIPS ARE CONNECTED TO NON-SNAG/PULL
EXPANSION JOINT THAT STRETCHES LIKE THE USUAL
STEEL FLEX/STRETCH BANDS
FINISH IS AWESOME
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NOTE THE CURVED END IS CLOSE TO BEZEL

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NOTE THE DESIGN OF THE FLEX WING TIPS
THEY ACTUALLY EXTEND PRETTY FAR DOWN EACH SIDE
OFFERING THE PERFECT LOOK

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SIZE IS SUPER
APP

34 X 38
W/0 CROWN

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NOTE THE WING TIPS ARE NOT LOCKED
THEY FLEX AND LOOK LIKE A STEEL
BRACELET WITH FOLDOVER CLASP

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CASE BACK
HERE WE SEE WHAT HUMAN SALTS
CAN DO TO A WATCH CASE
THOUGH ROCK CAN SAND AND NICKEL PLATE
IT IS BETTER ON THIS PARTICULAR TIME PIECE
TO NEURTRALIZE AND LEAVE WHAT IS MINOR
DAMAGE ALL WATCHES SHOULD BE
WIPED DOWN WITH DAMP CLOTH
EVERY NOW AND THEN AND BEFORE STORING
ONE DOES NOT NOTICE THE SALTS

CASE BACK HAS
SERIALS
SHOCK ABSORBING
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CONDITION
– EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS GREAT
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