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1678: Gents Tissot Hunter, 1928

Gross weight 73g
Accessories: none
Case: 507892, trademark: buffalo(G. Rau Pforzheim), Tissot CT&F Locle - GR, Garanti 20 ans,, 40 Microns - 40µm rolled gold, mineral crystal, pushed bezel, hinged back, hinged dust cover, D=51mm
Dial: Tissot - gold plated, sunk sub second, raised digits milled minute dots, blue hours 13...24
Movement: 404594, Tissot * Locle *, Swiss, 15 Jewels, 2 Adjts. - calibre Tissot 18''', gold plated, 15 jewels, stem wind and set, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance, Breguet hairspring
Condition: C1, D0, M0-1

The scrap value of a gilt pocketwatch case is commonly underestimated. A hunter has three lids with big areas, and actually some gold comes on the scale. Assuming here that only the outer surfaces have a 40µm thick gold layer, and the rest only 10µm,  then a fineness of 14K and a gold price of EUR 45.00 per gramm would already give a gold value of ca. EUR 124.00. No surprise though that so many orphaned movements are circulating on the market.

Funny - occasionally
I realy must tell this story: In this watch the haispring was faintly distorted, and two turns slightly touched each other  Consequnce: a poor amplitude and a heavy position deviation. A botcher with"sound" half knowledge corrrected the position error more badly than reasonably with weight washers under balance screws. Plain text: An ugly deficit was compensated to some extent by an even uglier. Thus hairspring trued, washers removed, - done.
     And what can we learn? A pofessional would never care for position errors unless the watch runs else properly. Thus he would have noticed the distorted hairspring, and would have trued it - likely for few Euros into the thank you box. So better don't save on the wrong spot.

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Kind of sale
on commission base

Accepted kinds of payment
wire transfer before delivery
cash when picked up

Further conditions
14 days return privilege

Charge for each shipment
if not else mentioned for shipping, packaging, insurance
Deutschland/Germany EUR 7.00
EU and Switzerland EUR 16.00
Worldwide EUR 28.00
Auction - Closed
Seller Ranfft
Time 6-4-20, 6:21:23
Closes 4-29-20, 17:00:24
earliest 5 min after last bid
Bids 1
High bid EUR 165.00
Reserve EUR 165.00
Buyer Spencerhill

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BidderTime High bidReserve
Start3-27-20, 16:31:50-EUR 165.00
Spencerhill4-28-20, 21:51:28EUR 165.00 EUR 165.00

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