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LOV - French Military Prototype - 1905 1 - Men - Pre WW2 - 1938

Lot reference 18820665
LOV - French Military Prototype - 1905 1 - Men - Pre WW2 - 1938

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Manual winding - All 'Staybrite' Stainless Steel

Type: Analogue wristwatch
Movement: Manual winding
Gender: Men
Model: French Military Prototype
Reference Number: 1905 1
Shipped Insured: Yes
Condition: Worn & in very good condition

◄N.B. Photos were taken in natural light except for workshop ones taken under special light. I use a macro lens, so in enlarged photos you'll see things you wouldn't normally see. Please note that I don't use photo enhancement software programmes.►

Make: LOV
Circa: 1938
Case material: 'Staybrite' Stainless Steel
Case diameter: 27.05mms less original crown
Strap/type material: ZR & Cie (Zuccolo Rochet & Cie, Annecy). Chromed stainless steel expanding military type bracelet
Strap size: Will fit a wrist to approximately 22.00cms
Dial: Copper with black inner hour and outer minute chapters
Movement: Cupillard 15 jewel sub second serviced for auction. Keeping time
Calibre: #233; Google 'Cupillard 233 ranfft' for more information

History & Notes
One of the very rare military watches in my collection. I acquired the LOV from a Paris dealer some time ago. It was a prototype requested by the Ministre de Guerre in 1938. I believe that the strap was fitted at the time as LOV were very friendly with ZR & C (ZRC). The strap is is also very rare and, like the watch itself, shows very little sign of wear. LOV lost out to Cupillard in supplying a military watch for the French Army, no doubt on cost!

As always I urge you to examine the HD photos carefully as they form the majority of this 80 year old French military watch's description.

The LOV will be carefully wrapped (see my Feedback and bid with confidence!) and shipped via Colissimo Insured & Signed For.

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 360
Member since: March 31, 2015
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    Envoi parfait, difficile de mieux protéger une montre! La montre elle-même est encore mieux que dans la description faite sur catawiki ! Merci
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    Djoune June 18, 2018

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    As described, well packaged and quick delivery.
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    great watch
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    VERY GOOD!!!
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    mb69 May 28, 2018

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    Very good delivery and well packed. Loved the watch. Functions very well and just as advertised.
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    KajaWolffers May 28, 2018

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United States $42.61
Australia $42.61
Austria $30.77
Belgium $30.77
Canada $42.61
Denmark $30.77
France $22.49
Germany $30.77
Ireland $30.77
Italy $30.77
Luxembourg $30.77
Netherlands $30.77
Norway $30.77
Poland $30.77
Portugal $30.77
Spain $30.77
Sweden $30.77
Switzerland $30.77
United Kingdom $30.77
Rest of Europe $34.32
Anywhere else $42.61

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