Swiss 55mm 30J+ HCM minute repeater moon phases chronograph with calendar pocket watch, WBM case

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Swiss 55mm 30J+ HCM minute repeater moon phases chronograph with calendar pocket watch, WBM case
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Swiss 55mm 30J+ HCM minute repeater moon phases chronograph with calendar pocket watch, impressive nickel complicated movement with bold red ruby jewels, mint single sunk porcelain enamel dial with roman numerals and Arabic 5 minute markers, outer seconds register for chronograph, aperture at 12 for month, at 3 for day of the month, at 6 for both the seconds and moon phases, at 9 for day of the week, blue steel hands and chronograph sweep, heavy white base metal (WBM) smooth polish custom fit display case with coin edge bezel on back, gold crown and oversized bow. A nice job on the re-casing of this hard to fit, complicated watch, especially with being able to view the movement. Repeater, moon phases, chronograph and time are all working as they should and running strong, the repeater chime is loud and pleasing to hear.

Unfortunately, one of the gears that is a part of the calendar chain is significantly worn and loose, when the watch is turned face down, it will shift slightly out of position and prevent the calendar from advancing properly. When the gear is properly set, the calendar advances perfectly as it should, however we are unable to find a suitable replacement part for it and are selling the watch as-is. High grade watch in excellent condition!

Wish to see the chronograph and repeater functions in action?  Take a look at this YouTube video that demonstrates these complications in use.

Please note: for this particular watch, we offer U.S. domestic shipping only, via USPS registered service with full insurance.
This watch is in our Mechanic's Special section because we consider it to have serious cosmetic or mechanical problems that are currently cost prohibitive to repair in-house, but the watch itself is of a high enough quality that it may be of interest as a repair project for some of our customers.  Please read the Full Description, where we attempt to note the specific flaws or problems with the watch.  In many cases, these problems do result in the watch not running, winding, or setting properly as is.

With that in mind, we do NOT offer our standard 30-day return on any Mechanic's Special items.
On these items, all sales are AS IS and FINAL.

Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping.  Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body.  We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.

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We process a very large number of watches and accessories each year for sale via our web site, eBay and local avenues.  We attempt to offer descriptions and photos that are as complete and clear as possible on each item, and we always encourage you to write us with questions if something is not addressed in the description!

In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>.  <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

We also provide a List of Abbreviations that we use in our descriptions, as well as a Pocket Watch Sizing Chart that explains numerically and graphically the various sizes of pocket watches that we offer.
We offer a 30-day return period beginning the day you receive your items for all PM Time Service merchandise.  To receive a full refund, the item must be return in "as shipped" condition, with no new personalized engravings or end-user adaptions.  Items damaged in transit will be eligible for the full refund pending the application of the insurance claim on the damaged watch or item.  Please see our Shipping & Return Policy page for full details.
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