Alfex 1J gentleman's and ladies wrist watch set, each watch features a vintage mint nickel mechanical manual-wind movement with a bold red ruby jewel, mint matte black metal dial with a single clear rhinestone set at 12 o'clock and a gold Chevrolet bow-tie emblem on lower half of dial, white steel baton style hands, heavy yellow base metal (YBM) & stainless steel (SS) square case with stepped bezel, recessed crown and hidden lugs.
Men's watch case is showing moderate even wear with the gold tone beginning to fade in some areas, measures approx. 36 x 34mm lug to lug, black plastic band with a texture pattern is showing hardly any wear, excellent condition overall. Ladies' watch case is showing light even wear, measures approx. 29 x 28mm lug to lug, black suede band showing moderate even wear, excellent+ condition overall.
A handsome set of watches for the Chevrolet collector!
Please note: this is a matched set of watches; however, we do offer the option of purchasing each watch separately. The drop-down menu above gives individual prices and allows you to select your desired choice or combination.
- Age Description:
- Company: Alfex
- Jewels: 1J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: black
- Dial Details: Chevrolet advertising, rhinestone marker
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow, Stainless Steel
Case Width, without crown:
36mm (1.42 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Second Case Width, without crown:
29mm (1.14 inches)
Second Case Length, lug to lug:
7in. to 8in. (Men's); 5in. to 6in. (Ladies')
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: plastic
Excellent (Men's); Excellent + (Ladies')
His & Hers set
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
On all but a few of the advertising logos, mainly Packard from the Hamilton company and Studebaker from South Bend, the logos would have been commissioned through a professional dial company after they left the factory to have the logo applied. For instance, a car dealership might have them added as a promotion, a motorcycle club would have ones done for each of their members, etc.
On the watch/logo combinations that may not match up on a timeline (the watch was made prior to the automobile company being formed, for instance), what we understand could have happened is, say for a car club, the members would need to provide their own watch to which the emblems would be added. Someone might have wanted a Harley logo on "Grandpa Bob's" old pocket watch, and would have had the dial pulled from that. Other than the Packard/Hamilton & Studebaker/South Bend arrangements, it was a free-for-all on the pairings and you could find just about any combination of manufacturer with the different logos.
We do also have a pretty good selection of the vintage dials that have emblems on them, but that are not attached to a watch yet. Often in the past, a customer would want a watch without the advertising, so we would just pull the printed dial and replace it with a similar-style plain dial, then set the printed one aside. If you have something specific you are looking for, please drop us a note
to see if we have anything in our stock that might work for you.
And, if you are interested in this watch without the current advertising dial, please drop us a note
as well. On wrist watches, we can give you a quote on what the current charge to re-finish the dial would be (typically it will run $35 to $75 depending on the dial style). On American-make pocket watches, we may have a replacement dial in stock and could exchange the current dial with an unmarked dial for a small fee. Most European-make watches would need to have the dial refinished to remove the emblem.
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.