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Date/Report Number …..090112R5BY.04 Item:  VINTAGE 1945 14k gold ALPINA
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Description of item: VINTAGE VINTAGE 1945 ALPINA IN O.585 14K GOLD 32 X 38 MM W/O CROWN WITH ALPINA 17J INCABLOC 592 WITH NEW HAND MADE TURNED EDGE DOUBLE STITCHED PADDED BROWN OSTRICH STRAP WITH GOLD PLATED STAINLESS STEEL DUAL BUTTON QUICK RELEASE STRAP DEPLOYMENT . CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1149.00


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VINTAGE
1945
ALPINA
IN
O.585
14K GOLD

32 X 38 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

ALPINA
17J
INCABLOC
592

WITH

NEW
HAND MADE
TURNED EDGE
DOUBLE STITCHED
PADDED BROWN
OSTRICH
STRAP

WITH

GOLD PLATED
STAINLESS STEEL
DUAL BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
STRAP DEPLOYMENT

Alpina
1883

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1883 and German Watchmaker Gottlieb Hauser

The Union Horlogère (UH) or Vereinigte Uhrmacher Alpina (VUA) was founded by Gottlieb Hauser1883 as an association of leading manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to unify the purchase and distribution of watch and clock parts. Soon genuine calibres were designed, and manufactured by the Alpina *Ebauche Factory of Duret & Colonnaz in Geneva.

* Ébauche:  an incomplete watch movement which sold sets of loose parts, comprising the main plate, bridges, train, regulator, winding and setting mechanism without the timing system, escapement and the mainspring.

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1888

Alpina Glashütte 1909-1922
In order also to participate in the German watch-manufacturing base, Alpina Union Horlogère founded the "Präcisions-Uhrenfabrik Alpina" in Glashütte in 1909. The Union's factories were now located in Geneva, Bienne, Besançon and Glashütte and by 1913 the Alpina Chronometer Glashütte equipped with an Alpina chronometer ebauche with Glashütte escapement instead of the typical Swiss anchor escapement dialed the 21'' marine watch was purchased by the German navy at the time.   

The First World War

During the First World War,  major capital flow restrictions and import/export restrictions restricted cused problems for Alpina. Finally in 1917, towards the end of the war, the Association "Union Horlogère" was dissolved. Two separate anonymous societies were incorporated: the Union Horlogère SA in Bienne, Switzerland and the Alpina Deutsche Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft G.m.b.H. in Berlin, Germany.

 

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After WWI

The representatives of Union Horlogère sold high quality watches primarily under the Alpina brand. Each watchmaker, manufacturer or specialized shop that wanted to become a member had to apply. Membership allowed each representative to benefit from the purchase of Alpina watches. Each member was guaranteed to be the only Alpina representative in his or her town with the exception if the town was large enough to support more than one representative.The Association fixed retail prices. Advertising was entirely paid the Association from its common funds coming from subscriptions, entry fees and subsidies calculated on suppliers' turnover.

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<The Alpina Gruen Gilde 1929-1937

In 1929 the American brand Gruen merged with Alpina forming "Alpina Gruen Gilde SA", the largest community of interests that ever existed in the horological field. The quality of Alpina and Gruen watches improved. Models such as the "Doctor's Watch" produced by the Aegler factory -- Rolex later bought the Aegler factory-- and was distributed under the names of Alpina, Gruen, Alpina-Gruen and Rolex ("Prince"). But the merger was of short duration.  Gruen restricted Alpina access to its USA members and attempted to sell watches higher priced than Alpina,  the two brands separated in 1937 and Alpina Union Horlogère SA continued alone.

 

 

Alpina's best sellers

In 1933, Alpina presented its first "sports-watch", the "Blockuhr" in steel- patented   a new type of crown (Brevet 1464).-  the "Alpina 4" in 1938 1) anti magnetic, 2) waterproof  3) Incabloc anti-shock system,  4) stainless steel.

 

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The Second World War

While the Union Horlogère had separated in three legally independent companies during the First World War, relationships were again under intense scrutiny during World War II. Import and capital flow restrictions as well as travel problems suppressed many of its activities. Eventually, the Allied Forces pressed the Swiss Alpina Union Horlogère to drop usage of the Alpina name in Germany. The German association then adopted the name Dugena (Deutsche Uhremacher-Genossenschaft Alpina), which became their new trademark

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ALPINA
VUA
(Vereinigte Uhrmacher Alpina)

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THIS AWESOME
GOLD
ALPINA
IS A
RARE FIND

:NOTE:

THE BUFFING COMPOUND
AT THE TOP OF LUGS
HAS BEEN REMOVED

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THE CLEAN
WHITE GLOSS ENAMEL DIAL
FEATURES
ALPINA
IN BLACK
WITH
GOLD STICK MARKERS
WITH
GOLD 12
AND
GOLD HANDS

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THE LARGE
34.5 X 44.2
GOLD CASE
IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
AND
FEATURES
DROP LUGS
WITH
RARE
OFF-SET
SPRING BAR
HOLES

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CASE IS HALLMARKED
WITH
GERMAN MARK
FOR
GOLD

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LOOKS LIKE IT WAS MADE LAST WEEK...

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INSTALLED
IS A
HAND MADE
TURNED EDGE
DOUBLE STITCHED
AND
PADDED
BROWN OSTRICH
STRAP

WITH
GOLD PLATED STEEL
QUICK RELEASE DEPLOYMENT

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THE OSTRICH SKIN IS TOP GRADE

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.FOR INFORMATION AS TO STRAP. ROCK HAS NOT DEFINED NOR CHOSE A STRAP.

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LUXURY
AND
EASE OF USE
THE DEPLOYMENT WILL
PROTECT THE STRAP
STRAPS LAST UP TO 4 TIMES AS
LONG AS THOSE WITH JUST BUCKLES

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THE LUXURY STRAP
LOOKS FANTASTIC
AGAINST THE GOLD CASE

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THIS EARLY ALPINA WITH 592
MOVEMENT FEATURES SUB-SECONDS

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ANOTHER SHOT OF THIS FANTASTC STRAP

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YES, THE CASE IS AWESOME

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ANOTHER SHOT OFTHE HALLMARK


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THIS IS A KEEPER
YOU CAN WEAR

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PERFECT SIZE
34.5 X 44.2

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SIZE REGULAR IN 18MM

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GOLD AND OSTRICH

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GOLD AND OSTRICH

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THE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH ONLY A SMALL INDENT ON TP OF ONE LUG

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE COOL
SPRING BAR HOLDERS

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ANOTHER SHOT
THESE ARE A FIRST
LOOKS LIKE ALPINA ADDED THESE
TO A WIRE LUG STYLE CASE


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SOLID 14K GOLD CASE
AND SNAP-ON CASE BACK

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NOTICE THE STAMPINGS

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ALPINA
592
SER# 17298

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
12''', Dm= 26.6mm
H= 4mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 46h

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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