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A N O N Y M O U S - A N C R E - G O U P I L L E S - 'M I L I T A R Y' - 8 6 0 3 2 4 - Men - "The Swinging Sixties"

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A N O N Y M O U S     - A N C R E  - G O U P I L L E S  -  'M I L I T A R Y'    - 8 6 0 3 2 4 - Men - "The Swinging Sixties"

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Current bid $124
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Location: France
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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Manual winding - Nickel Chrome Alloy & Stainless Steel

Brand: A N O N Y M O U S
Model: A N C R E - G O U P I L L E S - 'M I L I T A R Y'
Reference Number: 8 6 0 3 2 4
Gender: Men
Period: "The Swinging Sixties"
Movement: Manual winding
Case material: Nickel Chrome Alloy & Stainless Steel
Type: Analogue wristwatch (More lots)
Shipped Insured: Yes
Condition: Worn & in very good condition

◄N.B. Daylight photos will vary; workshop ones are taken under special light. Macro lens used; in enlarged photos you'll see things you wouldn't normally. I don't use enhancement software.►

!!!A NO RESERVE AUCTION FOR A FRENCH HOROLOGICAL WORK OF ART!!!
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Case diameter: 32.50mms less crown
Strap type/material: NOS contemporary French calf lather
Strap size: Wrist>>20.30cms
Dial: Military/Calatrava style with Guilloché ring. Beautiful time-earned patina
Movement: Ancre-Goupilles, probably by Eppler (pin-lever). Serviced by my watchmaker who shook his head sadly before lunch and smiled happily after. He paid too and he knows why I love this watch!
Calibre: #16? Eppler?

History & Notes

I bought this watch for its classical beauty, and I can honestly say that it has never failed to start and still keeps time. It has received far more compliments than my Omega Ranchero :-)) !

Examine the photos carefully; they form the majority of this incredibly rare vintage French watch's description.

The "No-Name" will be carefully wrapped (see my Feedback; bid with confidence!) and shipped via Colissimo Insured & Signed For.

E & O E

© AntMat's Auto Matters & Watches 2019

ANTMAT IS AN ABBREVIATION OF ANTERIOR MATTERS (PAST TIMES)

I have been collecting watches for some 50 years, starting with Tavannes/Cymas and later Crotons. My first watch was a Tavannes/Cyma given to my mother during the London 'Blitz' in WW2. Like many of my watches, this one has an interesting history. My mother joined the ATS (The Auxiliary Territorial Service) early in 1941 and became one of a fleet of drivers who chauffeured the likes of Winston Churchill and later General Eisenhower.

One day one of her friends was a couple of minutes late picking up Mr. Churchill and was given a 'rollicking' by the great man:

“Why are you late?”, he roared. “Time is precious and we do not have enough of it. Time is running out – we must not, indeed we cannot waste it!”

In tears my mother's friend replied, “I am sorry Sir but I do not have a watch, and the clock in the car must be a bit slow.”

Tearing a page off his notebook he scribbled something on it and said, “Take this to the Ministry of Supply the very minute you drop me off and demand to see the Minister personally by my order. My mother's friend gave the Minister Churchill's note who said to her, “Tell Mr. Churchill that his order will be placed immediately and you girls will all receive watches as soon as possible.”

The watches arrived two weeks later! How they came is another story!

So that was watch number one which my mother gave me when I went away to school about 13 years later. I still have it and it still keeps time.

Once I started work, I bought a watch a month for about 20 years and then on average 1.5 a month for the next 20 years. This formed the basis of my collection though I still buy the odd watch for parts or sometimes because I feel like it!

I have always cared about my watches and when I sell one it is like losing an old friend. Accordingly I try and make sure that they are in good order and/or serviced before being well packed.

Finally I strongly recommend that you read my Feedback; it tells its own story!

Well I must go - time flies when you're my age,

AntMat

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Catawiki member since March 31, 2015, received 470 reviews in total (134 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 100% (134 reviews)
(last 12 months)
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    J'ai reçu mon colis ce matin,sécurisé avec accusé de réception. Très très bien protégée , j'ai bien trouvé la jolie montre que j'avais vu sur le site de catawiki, elle est en parfait état de marche. M
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    alainfilieux April 16, 2019

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    I'm very satisfied to have purchased the AERO. Really well preserved, an accurate description matches perfectly with the object received.
    >> I'll keep it with care !
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    user-94d51fc April 12, 2019

    Response by seller
    I am very happy that the Aero has gone to such a discerning buyer! It is my policy neither to misdescribe watches nor to try and hide any faults when taking photos.

    Thank you very much for your honest feedback.

    AM
  • it has arrived

    user-f42b1de April 11, 2019

    Response by seller
    I am very pleased to hear that you now have the watch. How did you find the watch? Was it what you expected? Were you happy with the transaction?

    Lucky you to be in Rome!

    AM
  • Bellissimo LIP...Vero anni 70!!!...👍

    user-d9b7f2d April 10, 2019

    Response by seller
    Sono molto piacevole che siete felice.


    Finestra della data a 0,900 ed automatico = circa 1975 vero!!!!

    AM
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    Super goed omschreven en nette verkoper.
    Beste ingepakt met super zorgen erg bedankt ervoor
    Product klopt helemaal erg mooi
    Goeie conditie
    100% aan te raden
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    user-c3e95c4 April 9, 2019

    Response by seller
    I am very happy to hear that you were happy with everything. However I am sorry that the watch was not in a box as usual. My box supplier did not deliver on time. The watch is usually as you received with the postal sack inside a box!

    AM
  • This was a perfect transaction in every way!! Watch was as described and delivery was quick and packaged well! Great company thanks!!!

    dpiper10 April 5, 2019

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    Uitstekend, snel en goed verpakt.
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    Maagd66 April 5, 2019

  • Thanks for delivering.

    user-7ac6a9c April 1, 2019

    Response by seller
    Thank you but I always try to deliver! How was the Ancre-Gouplilles?

    AM
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    Another perfectly working beauty from my favourite watch guy!
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    lexschinkel March 31, 2019

    Response by seller
    Thank you for feedback which encourages me to work even harder on improving the selling experience of my buyers! AM
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    Perfect rapped, everything oke. Thanks for the quick sending. wim
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    wimvermeulen1953 March 20, 2019

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    Não me vou repetir sobre a eficácia do transporte e a qualidade do produto adquirido. Mais um excelente CROTON para a minha coleção.
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    nnunopam March 15, 2019

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    Nice watch, send soon and well packed. Nice contact with seller.
    Watch is running to fast.
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    ecran March 15, 2019

  • Envoi rapide, emballage impeccable. La montre fonctionne parfaitement!
    Je recommande ce vendeur!

    user-0cb0a2a March 14, 2019

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    TUTTO PERFETTO, OROLOGIO BELLISSIMO COME DA DESCRIZIONE , IMBALLAGGIO BEN CURATO, QUINDI POSSO CONSIGLIARE A TUTTI QUESTO VENDITORE. GRAZIE ANCORA . ROBERTO7670
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    roberto7670 March 12, 2019

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    It’s in!! Many thanks!
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    Gjsterringa March 8, 2019

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    The item has arrived quickly, packaging was perfect, watch carefully put between soft materials. The item is just as described, and comes with a guide for caring about old watches.
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    user-0321e2d March 8, 2019

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    alles bestens , schnelle Lieferung und sehr gut verpackt
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    user-379f1a1 March 2, 2019

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    Alles gut und wie angekündigt. Besonders gute Info und Beratung. Vielen Dank.
    Chatham15
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    Chatham15 March 2, 2019

  • Really pleased with the watch, was described very accurately.
    Superbly packaged and included details about vintage watch care.
    Would buy from this seller without hesitation.

    Lupinehowler March 1, 2019

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    Good seller
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    Kendosalamanca February 27, 2019

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    Consegna veloce , venditore ottimo
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    Bubbas February 21, 2019

  • Prodotto ricevuto integro grazie

    user-0bae659 February 14, 2019

  • Nice watch, quick delivery, very well packed, overall a good purchase. Quick response also from te seller when i asked him a question via e-mail.

    user-90f9067 February 9, 2019

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    Again, very satisfied with the watch and the way of delivery.
    Thanks.
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    user-0fbf412 February 6, 2019

  • great service, item as described and well packaged
    thank you

    Catterall January 31, 2019

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Belgium $32.76
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China $49.70
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Czech Republic $32.76
Denmark $32.76
Finland $32.76
France $23.72
Germany $32.76
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Ireland $32.76
Italy $32.76
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Sweden $29.37
Switzerland $32.76
Taiwan $49.70
United Kingdom $32.76
Rest of Europe $35.02
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