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Date/Report Number …..102612RKJBY.04 Item:  1955 ROSIERES CLINTON CARRIAGE WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1955 ROSIERES CLINTON CARRIAGE WATCH WITH 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE CASE -MAIN CASE 21 X 23 mm W/O CROWN-CARRIAGE OUTER CARRIAGE 26 x 50 mm WITH 17 JEWELED ROSIERES MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT AND NEW TOP OF THE LINE LADIES ITALIAN HAND MADE BLACK LIZARD STRAP CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $675.00


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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & SERVICED
1955
ROSIERES
CLINTON
CARRIAGE WATCH

WITH

10K
ROLLED GOLD PLATE
CASE
[ACTUAL GOLD SHEET]

MAIN CASE
21 X 23
mm
W/O CROWN-CARRIAGE

OUTER CARRIAGE
26 x 50
mm

WITH

17 JEWELED
ROSIERES
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

AND

NEW
TOP OF THE LINE
LADIES
ITALIAN
HAND MADE
BLACK LIZARD STRAP

6 TO 7.5 INCH WRIST

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Hyman Wein started the Clinton Watch Co. back in 1922 and his grandson Joseph is currently listed as the CEO of the Hampden Corporation, who work out of Clinton's original Chicago address.Clinton mainly sold CHEAP inexpensive watches. In fact, most of those produced after the 1950's have the lowest quality movements.

GOOGLE; CLINTON WATCH. they look great but when the newer models are found and the   clam is opened we find CHEAP!

Clinton acquired exclusive rights to the name “Hampden”. Their registration of the name was in 1940, but they had used it since 1939. Under that name they produced nice watches

Before 1965 (may be earlier) , Hyman Wein contracted with certain Swiss companies who utilized their movements and built the watches.

In the case of this awesome carriage watch, I would have rather have had the name of the movement manufacturer than Clinton on the dial. I have restored no less than 60 Clinton Watches with this same movement manufacture branded movement.

The reason it is great is the movement and case and not the name CLINTON. when ever I see a 1960/s Clinton I do not buy it unless I can see the movement.  If you can get an early model like this one.. well then you have a great watch.

SO.. GoldSmithWorks is not offering this watch in a manner that makes Clinton the name to buy.. on the contrary, it s a rare carriage watch with a well made movement.

That is why i used ROSIERES CLINTON CARRIAGE WATCH and not CLINTON ROSIERES CARRIAGE WATCH.

There is one just like this. though no where as fantastically finished at timeyclassics.com with a dial name "AVALON" (like CLINTON!) for 400.00

yes, AVLON and CLINTON work the same.

no one knows much about CLINTON WATCHES, they were not known as BENRUS or Bulova.

Those from the 40 and 50's have value..like this carriage watch with a very nice restored ROSIERES AS 1001 BASED movement?



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WHAT MAKES THIS
CLINTON
RESTORATION
AWESOME
IS THE FACT THAT
4 YEARS WENT BY
BEFORE WE DECIDED TO
RESTORE IT TO AS CLOSE TO
PRISTINE CONDITION
AS POSSIBLE

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THE CASE WITH CARRIAGE
IS COMPOSED OF
1OK ROLLED GOLD SHEETS

ROLLED GOLD
1OK GOLD SHEETS ARE WELDED
TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM
OF A SHEET OF
BASE METAL

THEN THE SHEET IS FLATTENED
BY RUNNING THROUGH A ROLLING MILL

CASES ARE THEN FABRICATED
FROM THIS
TRIPLE LAYERED SHEET

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CASE IS 95%

THE ONLY WEAR IS ON EDGES OF CASE BACK


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THE CASE IS SIMPLY STUNNING

THE CARRIAGE TOP MOVES FREELY
NO WEAR OR LOOSENESS.

SETTING AND WINDING
IS CONDUCTED FROM
THE CROWN AT BOTTOM

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HERE YOU SEE HOW THE
CARRIAGE WORKS

IF YOU SIT THE WATCH DOWN
YOU CAN ADJUST TO
SEVERAL POSITIONS
ON THE NIGHT STAND

ALSO
WHEN WEARING
THE MAIN CASE
AUTOMATICALLY
ADJUSTS ON THE ARM


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THE
FINISH ON THIS CLINTON
IS SIMPLY AMAZING

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THE ATTACHMENT POINTS
ARE IN FANTASTIC SHAPE

 

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WHAT GOOD IS THE LOOK OF A WATCH
IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A GREAT STRAP

 

 
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THIS
ITALIAN
HAND MADE
GENUINE LIZARD STRAP
IN
LUXURY BLACK
ADDS THE PERFECT TOUCH


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THE CONTRAST IS PERFECTLY STUNNING

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THE DIAL IS RESTORED TO
EXACT ORIGINAL CONDITION


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THE PERFECT
FLAT WHITE BACKGROUND
WITH
OUTER BLACK BUTLERS TRACK

AND

HAND SET CZ MARKER
1 2  4 5  7 8  10 11

WITH

HAND SET RED SYNTHETIC JEWELS

12 3 6

WITH

SUB-SECONDS
REGISTER

AT
9

I MUST SAY THAT THIS TOTALLY RESTORED
CLINTON IS AS IT WAS BESIDES A FEW
MARS.

AND THE DIAL IS AS IT WAS AND AS IT WILL BE

FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS

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I HAVE HAD THIS SITTING FOR FOUR YEARS

DENISE KEPT AT ME

SAYING I SHOULD RESTORE IT

SHE EVEN INVESTED IN THE STRAP

AND OTHER PARTS

AND THEN SAID

"LOOK, YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED"

I AM HAPPY SHE DID!

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MAIN CASE
21 X 23
mm
W/O CROWN-CARRIAGE

OUTER CARRIAGE
26 x 50

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SIGNED
GENUINE LIZARD
HAND MADE IN ITALY

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GENUINE LIZARD
HAND MADE IN ITALY

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THE EDGES OF THE CASE BACK HAS SOME WEAR
BUT NOTHING THAT IMPEDES OR HARMS THE WATCH
OR
THE LOOK

 

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AS YOU CAN SEE
THE CASE IS ALMOST AS IT WAS
THE DAY IT WAS BORN

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ROCK REPAIRED THIS
ORIGINAL RARE CRYSTAL
A SMALL INTERNAL
DEFECT
ON THE LEFT SIDE
TOWARDS BOTTOM

IT WORKED PERFECTLY
&
THE CRYSTAL WAS AIR TIGHT
AGAIN

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CASE BACK HOLDS THE MOVEMENT
IT HAS MULTIPLE SERVICE MARKS
ATTESTING TO THE OWNERS DILIGENCE
AND
LOVE FOR THIS
CLINTON
CARRIAGE WATCH

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WHAT ABOUT THIS DIAL?
NOW
RESTORED
IS ALWAYS BETTER
THEN WORN ORIGINAL
UNLESS

IT IS ONE
OF A FEW
TRULY RARE
WATCHES

80% OF ALL WATCHES
WITH RESTORED DIALS
WILL SELL FOR 40%  MORE
THAN THEIR FELLOW
NON RESTORED TIME PIECES

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DIAL ATTACHED TO MOVEMENT

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NOTICE THE CROWN STEM OPENING AT BOTTOM
THIS STYLE IS THE OLD FASHIONED 192O TO 1940
IT PROVIDES THE BEST PROTECTION

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DIAL ON
MOVEMENT IN CASE

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CLINTON
ROSIERES
1955
AS 1001
BASED
manual wind
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 35h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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