Fabled inhouse calibre #334 sub second mvement with 75 hour reserve and antishock device - 'NonPareil' (Without Equal) All Stainless Case
|Brand:||C Y M A (Cyma Watch Co. SA / Tavannes Watch Co. La Chaux-de-Fonds, SUISSE)|
|Model:||334 Military Style Gentleman's Dress Watch|
|Reference Number:||13349 2001|
|Movement:||Fabled inhouse calibre #334 sub second mvement with 75 hour reserve and antishock device|
|Case material:||'NonPareil' (Without Equal) All Stainless Case|
|Type:||Analogue wristwatch (More lots)|
|Condition:||Worn & in very good condition|
For auction is an extremely rare Cyma 334 with the fabled 75 hour reserve (Google 'Cyma 334 ranfft' for information). Around one 334 for every 335 was made. It was probably the basis for Jaeger-LeCoultre's 'Reverso'.
Please consider that this watch is 80+ years old. It has just been serviced and keeps time. When I say extremely rare I am taking into consideration its condition. The wonderfully patinated dial measures 22.00mmsx40.50mms without crown. The NOS contemporary French leather strap fits a wrist up to 20.00cms.
As always I would urge you to examine the High Definition photos carefully. Furthermore this watch is over 80 years old. If you are new to buying vintage watches I can advise you now or in the future about maintenance and where to find spare parts. I have been a collector of Cyma watches for more than 40 years and have quite a large inventory of spares!
Your Cyma 334 will be very well wrapped and shipped via Colissimo International Insured & Signed For.
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I have been collecting watches for some 50 years, starting with Tavannes/Cymas and later Crotons. When I retired to France some 12 years ago, I started collecting French watches, LIP, Yema and various interesting Divers' watches from the Jacques Cousteau era.
My first watch was a Tavannes/Cyma issued 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,
Catawiki member since March 31, 2015, received 540 reviews in total (150 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (150 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.The watch is in very good conditions and keeps time.
Useful suggestions for maintenance and future care.
Professional packaging, one of the best I've ever seen.Thank you very much for your overwhelmingly generous Feedback. There will be more like this to come in the future.
Delivery times to Italy seem to have improved -4 days!!!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.OK!!!!OK!!!!!Mille grazia - grazia mille!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Very nice watch, even nicer in real than in description :-)
Quick shipment... Top seller ! ThxSorry for the delay which was due to an unexpected technical glitch! Thank you for your great patience during the protracted delivery period. At least it was worth it and only demonstrates my conscientiousness in making sure that my customers receive their watches in as good a condition as possible.
Finally thank you for your continued confidence in buying yet another watch from me.
Salut & Àb,
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Superbe emballage digne de Fort Knox superbe montreMerci beaucoup pour votre commentaire très genereux!
He recibido justo el reloj que vi en la subasta y estoy contento. Si vuelvo a ver en subasta algo que me guste lo comprare. La experiencia ha sido buena.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.My (small) Cymas collection lacked a Tavannes. No more missing. ThanksHappy that you are happy Nuno. Keep up the CYMA/Tavannes collection!
Watch was professionally wrapped. The watch is in working condition. Delivery was timely.
I would definitely purchase additional items from this seller.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Watch in excellent condition as described. Perfect delivery with additional instructions for care. Superb!!!Thank you for encouraging me to continue selling on Catawiki! You have acquired a great watch!!
Montre en parfait état. Emballage très soigné. La montre est plus belle que sur les photos, je suis très satisfait.
Elle fonctionne mais pour la remonter, je n'ai pas bien compris. Un renseignement ?
Je suis très heureux d'entendre que vous êtes très satisfait de la montre. Vous aurez eu un message sur le remontage de la montre.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Bravo Anthony, c'est un Bonh de commercer avec vo, merci pour la propr et à la qualit des montres, aussi aux soins porté à l'emba-lge, jusqu'aux com-taires et cons d'accom-ment, bravo la France; x RMercy bocoup pour sa!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Vendeur à recom, tr Pro, tout est parfait, Montres propre, soignés, impec, embal tr soigné, comment et cons joint appréciés, vend respectueux env s client, Merci Anthony, certaine, à une proch,ne; x RXavier merci pour votre évaluation généreuse .
I am very sorry for the delay....my feedback is absolutely positive: the watch running well,good the package and the shipping.
Thanks.Thank you for your Feedback - better late than never as from the majority of my buyers!
The watch was very well packed for transit and received in good time.
A small problem was quickly resolved and efficiently dealt with by Anthony who is clearly very knowledgeable on the subject.
Bought off this seller a few times always happy with items, and seller will go that extra mile to help you with anything he possibly can. Excellent customer service. Thanx again. Timegonebuy_mcr insta
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Vendeur très impliqué qui fait preuve d'une excellente communication : amabilité et réactivité. Montre superbe et très bien emballée après avoir été mise en test chez le vendeur. Je le recommande !Merci beaucoup pour vos paroles généreuses qui sont très encourageantes . Comme AVIS RENT A CAR , j'essaie toujours plus fort !
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|Hong Kong, China||$44.29|
|Rest of Europe||$34.32|
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: SIGOURNAIS (Pays de la Loire), France.
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