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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

Brand: LOV
Model: French Military Prototype
Reference Number: 1905 1
Gender: Men
Period: Pre WW2 - 1938
Movement: Manual winding
Case material: All 'Staybrite' Stainless Steel
Type: Analogue wristwatch
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: 100.0
Reviews given: 437
Member since: March 31, 2015
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    Consegna corretta , venditore valido
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    user-8fff720 January 12, 2019

  • Great watch. Good service.

    user-00f571e January 11, 2019

  • Amusing strange watch. Needs a spiritual cleaning. Joking apart, nice watch.

    user-fd30e40 January 9, 2019

  • Hi,
    I received the watch in perfect condition, it is very nice and up to my expectations. Perfect packaging and delivery service. The watch works well and I'm really satisfied with my new purchase.

    user-9ffe2b1 January 9, 2019

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    Commande très bien emballée arrivée à temps merci
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    ericbourson January 7, 2019

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    Mais uma EXCELENTE aquisição. Bom ano de 2019.
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    nnunopam January 3, 2019

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    Kann ich empfehlen. Schnelle Abwicklung und schöne Uhr
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    user-4ce3175 December 31, 2018

  • item still in transit...

    DanVega December 27, 2018

    Response by seller
    The watch has been in Romania since Tuesday, 19th December. I would resepectfully suggest that you should have waited until you had received the watch before leaving neutral Feedback.

    Catawiki Feedback is for commenting on not just the inefficiencies of the Romanian postal system but surely and more importantly, the item itself!

    Have you contacted the delivery people?

    AM
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    Good description, quick replies, quick package and sendng
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    user-5c062d0 December 25, 2018

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    A great watch from a great seller!
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    lexschinkel December 24, 2018

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    Excellent packaging of a very, very nice watch. Thanks very much.
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    jaap327 December 22, 2018

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    prise en charge rapide et soigneux. je recommande vivement, rien à redire.
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    user-74d172d December 20, 2018

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    Orologio arrivato perfettamente imballato, in tempi rapidi e con una lettera di consigli per la corretta manutenzione degli orologi vintage. L'orologio corrisponde alla descrizione.
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    pavelivanovic December 19, 2018

  • I just picked up my watch and I must say: It looks great.
    Great condition, exactly as you described it. The wrapping was more than perfect.
    Quick shipping :: No problems!

    fredMoerman December 8, 2018

  • Love it

    user-fd30e40 December 7, 2018

  • The package arrived with an impeccable presentation. This seller provides a great product and incredible service. Extremely professional and recommendable. Thank you so much.

    user-ed94dec December 6, 2018

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    Nice vintage watch. Satisfied with the purchase and delivery.
    Responsible seller. Thanks.
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    user-0fbf412 December 6, 2018

  • Wonderful experience!

    gondork November 25, 2018

  • Venditore super professionale. Orologio corrispondente alla descrizione, arrivato in tempi brevi e imballato in modo molto accurato. grazie

    user-b7f50a6 November 24, 2018

  • Responsive and reliable seller. Pocket watch is authentic and as described. Satisfied with the purchase and delivery. Looking forward to buying from this seller again.

    user-baa3dc0 November 20, 2018

  • all well

    DanVega November 16, 2018

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    I am disappointed about the poor quality of the band. The rest is OK.
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    Maagd66 November 15, 2018

    Response by seller
    ...and I am disappointed that the watch went to someone who was unable to discern the quality of the incredibly rare military/regimental webbing strap from the same period as the watch. It is getting on for 70 years old so I would ask you to examine the buckle carefully and see how much pitting there is. As I recall there was none.

    I would be delighted to change it for a fixed lug leather one from a poor quality maker like Hirsch or some other downmarket company - ZRC or something from Michel Herbelin.

    Anthony Matthews

    PS: Your comments do not warrant neutral feedback. All they do is demonstrate that you have poor judgement!

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    Venditore puntuale. Oggetto come da descrizione. Molto consigliato
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    stinges November 13, 2018

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    tudo ok
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    taalsi November 12, 2018

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    I am very pleased with the nice watches! And them should take vare of them.😊👍🏻🇸🇪
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    Bombi1951 November 9, 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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