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L I P (Lipmann Frères / Lip SA; Besançon, FRANCE) - 2531755 Dress Watch - 5 2 0 3 4 5 - Men - Circa 1950

Lot reference 27155289

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Location: France
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Manual wind inhouse 17 jewels sub second with Incabloc - Gold Plated Nickel Chrome Alloy & Stainless Steel Caseback

Brand: L I P (Lipmann Frères / Lip SA; Besançon, FRANCE)
Model: 2531755 Dress Watch
Reference Number: 5 2 0 3 4 5
Gender: Men
Period: Circa 1950
Movement: Manual wind inhouse 17 jewels sub second with Incabloc
Case material: Gold Plated Nickel Chrome Alloy & Stainless Steel Caseback
Material fineness: Usual LIP - 40µ 18 carat gold
Type: Analogue wristwatch (More lots)
Shipped Insured: Yes
Condition: Worn & in very good condition

◄N.B. Daylight photos can 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.►

BEFORE BIDDING PLEASE READ MY PROFILE & FEEDBACK!

Case diameter: 34.02mms less original crown
Strap type/material: Fleurus Sellier ostrich leather
Strap size: Wrist>>>19870cms
Dial: Classic LIP 'Crème' with time-earned patina
Movement: *Rare* inhouse 17 jewels sub second with Incabloc. Serviced for auction (60€) by LIP specialist; keeps time
Calibre: #R254; Google 'LIP R25 ranfft' on this landmark French movement - *254* is later with Incabloc and longer reserve (spring)

History & Notes

From my French section here is the third of a number of classic LIPs in virtually Collector's Quality condition. The Reserve has been set accordingly.

Examine the photos carefully; they form the majority of this great and increasingly rare French vintage watch's description. You should note the superb 'Fleurus Sellier' ostrich strap

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

E & O E

All Copyrights Acknowledged

© 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 509 reviews in total (143 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 100% (143 reviews)
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    Very god delivery😎👍🇸🇪
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    Bombi1951 July 23, 2019

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    I am glad you were pleased with the delivery but how did you find that fabulous and very rare watch?

    AM
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    Prima horloge
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    user-5e2a54e July 14, 2019

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    l'oggetto non e' male ma le sue condizioni non sono ottimali il bilanciere (di difficilissima sostituzione ) e' in condizioni pessime e disassato quindi in pessime condizioni di utilizzo
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    gmauro1954 July 12, 2019

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    OROLOGIO RICEVUTO. PERFETTO, GRAZIE.
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    user-9d0bd93 July 1, 2019

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    Trustworthy and professional! Watch in reality better than visible on fotos. Totally recommended!
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    ronald950 June 25, 2019

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    La description correspond à l'article, super emballage ! entièrement satisfait de mon acquisition...
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    PhilippeHuque June 21, 2019

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    Merci beaucoup pour vos paroles aimables. Ce type d’évaluation m’incite à travailler encore plus dur en ce qui concerne la préparation, la description et l’expédition des montres que je vends.
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    La spedizione è arrivatA nei tempi stabiliti e con imballaggio perfetto. L'orologio è corrispondente alla descrizione ed è perfettamente funzionante. Molto soddisfatto dell'acquisto.
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    user-c1ecfe5 June 20, 2019

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    Het horloge ziet er perfect uit, was goed verpakt. De meegezonden informatie over oude horloges getuigt van zorgvuldigheid.
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    babar2 June 18, 2019

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    Prima horloge in uitstekende staat
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    user-5e2a54e June 18, 2019

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    Very beautiful Officer's Dress Watch Nivada from the year 1943/4. Protection and packaging: excellent. Thanks.
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    ARMIN9 June 12, 2019

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    Εξαιρετικά επιμελημένη συσκευασία. Γρήγορη αποστολή. Ακριβής περιγραφή του ρολογιού. Ο πωλητής είναι αξιόπιστος και συνιστάται ανεπιφύλακτα.
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    user-7b072bf June 12, 2019

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    Watch arrived perfectly protected, unable to imagine how to do it better. Exchanges with the vendor were delicious (about the watch but not only). And the Watch is incredible, awesome, stunning....
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    egransjean June 12, 2019

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    I received the watch very soon. It was very well wrapped, with care, everything was perfect.
    Antmat is a very serious and affordable seller.
    The watch works well and is just like in photoes.
    Thank you
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    Mpiac June 11, 2019

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    I received the watch that is in accordance with the announced description.
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    user-7ae133f June 6, 2019

    Response by seller
    I am pleased that all went well, including the watch arriving in good time!

    Enjoy it!!

    AM
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    super vendeur, envoi soigné.
    une montre au top. bon entretien effectué, un service après-vente dédié si besoin. un vrai passionné de montre ou un artisan horloger? A suivre pour les prochaines vente.
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    Ronans June 5, 2019

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    Montre reçue dans les temps prévus, parfaitement emballée et correspondant absolument au descriptif, elle correspond tout à fait à mon attente et elle est magnifique. Ce vendeur est à recommander.
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    user-bb89ffb June 5, 2019

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    Anthony's watches are just much better in real than on the pictures ! Package cannot be better, it's about impossible that something bad could happen during the shipping (10/10). Thank you very much !
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    user-02c8d57 June 5, 2019

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    !!A NO RESERVE AUCTION FOR A GREAT WATCH - DON'T MISS IT!!

    IT'S TRUE! IT'S A GREAT WATCH!
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    nnunopam June 4, 2019

    Response by seller
    THANK YOU NUNO (I KNOW, I'M SHOUTING! BUT THEN IT WAS A GREAT WATCH AND YOU SNAPPED UP A BARGAIN!

    Best wishes,

    Anthony
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    Envoi rapide et soigné. Objet conforme de qualité avec facture papier. Top.
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    user-fa0f07c June 1, 2019

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    Envoi rapide et soigné. Objet conforme de qualité avec facture papier. Top.
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    user-fa0f07c June 1, 2019

  • Condition as described and very careful packaging!

    user-4ba7b56 May 27, 2019

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    Levering ging prima. Was goed verzorgd. Mooi Horloge loopt prima.
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    babar2 May 24, 2019

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    Excellente transaction, emballage superbe et très fourni, merci !
    Envoi rapide, bref, que du bon.
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    user-2429884 May 13, 2019

  • Very helpful seller. Item very nice and as expected.

    user-513fc38 May 9, 2019

    Response by seller
    Thank you very much for your positive Feedback. It is always appreciated and makes me try even harder!

    AM
  • Awesome experience. The packing and shipping were both incredible, and the watch looks even better in person. This seller goes above and beyond expectations, and I would love to work with him again.

    user-9283817 May 7, 2019

    Response by seller
    Thank you very much for your very generous comments. Like Avis i have to try harder! I am sorry about the slight delay in delivery but there was a European holiday May 1st and French Customs were up to their usual tricks -holding up shipments whilst they decided which sack to check!

    Keep looking as I have some good stuff in the pipeline. If you are a collector, give some ideas of what you look out for. I still have about 150 watches in the collection.

    Best wishes,

    AntMat

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