|Date/Report Number ..02252011.LC-UDR5 Item: 1948 (ELECTION) CUERVO Y SOBRINOS HABANA UNICOS IMPORTADORES KAMA SUTRA|
|Description of item: VINTAGE CREME COLOR SIGNED
e (ELECTION) CUERVO Y SOBRINOS HABANA UNICOS IMPORTADORES KAMA SUTRA DIAL WATCH.SOFT BLACK
COLOR KAMA SUTRA FIGURES WITH DEEP GOLD COLOR HOUR MINUTE AND SUB-SECOND REGISTER HAND.
CASE W/O CROWN 38 X 42. SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL BACK ELECTION GRAND PRIX BERNE 1914.
ATTACHED IS A AN ITALIAN HAND MADE DOUBLE STITCHED & PADDED BROWN CROCODILE WITH
STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT.MOVEMENT IS SIGNED e SWISS MADE ELECTION 17 JEWELS 3 ADJ
ELECTION TRIPLE STARS (MEANS THREE ADJUSTMENTS). CONDITION WATCH: EXCELLENT TO MINT.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1180.00
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In 1882, Armando Río y Cuervo operated the Cuervo watch-making workshop in Havana. Over time, Armando would bring his nephews into the business and change the name to Cuervo y Sobrinos [Cuervo and Nephews].
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Cuervo y Sobrinos produced their own watches while continuing to sell the most famous watch-making names.
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The Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: Kamasutra) is an ancient Indian text widely
considered to be the standard work on human soxual behavior in Sanskrit literature written
by Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on soxual intercaurse.
It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kama" means
sensual or soxual pleasure, and "sutra" literally means a thread or line that
holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule,
formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual.
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