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Stunning FORTIS TUXEDO mechanical collectable rare Swiss watch FREE UK P&P
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23 May, 2014 16:16:42 BST
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: UK SELLER. YOU CAN CHANGE THE STRAP FREE OF CHARGE FOR ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE IN STOCK. As long as you let me know before I mail out. Watch is in great condition, especially when you consider its age, its been professionally refurbished to a high standard. It has also been recently serviced. Time is good, as you would expect from a 50/60 year old watch it can be out by up to +/- 4/5 minutes in 24 hours. New synthetic crystal/glass fitted, brand new leather/water resistant or steel strap. Stainless steel case and authentic 1950s/1960s workings - all cleaned/polished to a very good standard.
Brand: FORTIS Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
Watchband Material: Leather Age: Vintage (1920-1970)
Display Type: Analogue Gender: Boys', Men's
Functions & Features: Antique, Vintage, Genuine, Original, Refurbished, Collectable, Rare, star jewel, shockproof Model: Tuxedo

Welcome to our auction for a quality antique, vintage, retro or pre-loved watch. With 14 years & counting trading on EBay, buy with confidence from an established seller in the UK. All watches are absolutely genuine & described accurately.


Stunning & sympathetically refurbished


Hand winding/manual Swiss made watch 

Mechanical, hand winding, Incabloc gents wristwatch. Refurbished & serviced by professional watchmakers, this is a rare & collectable watch which can only continue to increase in value & become a family heirloom.

History of Fortis

FORTIS belongs to the traditional Swiss watch brands which is active since its foundation in 1912 without interruption. As the world's first manufacturer of automatic wristwatches in 1926, FORTIS went down in watch history by producing the first Automatic watch, the legendary Harwood, in a series production.
In the middle of the 50s and 60s, to the climax of the automatic wristwatches, FORTIS enjoyed a good reputation as well as a worldwide brand awareness and distribution network.

In the 80s FORTIS is known as a manufacturer of functional, reliable mechanical wristwatches. In 1994, after endurance tests on the borderline of modern physics, the Star City Training Centre chose the FORTIS OFFICIAL COSMONAUTS CHRONOGRAPH as part of their Official Cosmonauts' equipment. Since then, FORTIS Automatic wristwatches have proven their space capability in several missions, even outside of the protecting space station in outer space.

Based on the intensive collaboration with the experts in space travel a unique new watch was developed: The FORTIS Official Cosmonauts Chronograph Automatic Alarm.
A real spin-off from space and a world's first: The FORTIS chronograph automatic with mechanical alarm. With the development of this movement, FORTIS has earned a lot of approval from competitors and the professional world.


Presented in a brand new gift box with cushion insert & delivered by Royal Mail signed for services – both nationally & internationally. Why not combine P&P - check out our other items

UK SELLER - Delivered with full tracking & insurance via Royal Mail

Next day delivery option at additional cost. Combined postage also available, please see other items


This could be the unique gift you’ve been looking for & you won’t find anything like this on the High Street. 

Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter or just maybe just for that someone special? Why not check out my other items & save on P&P


Please study the pictures carefully as they constitute part of the auction description, including colour, condition & strap design. If you’re unsure about anything please send me a question before bidding.


Terms & conditions listed below, PLEASE do not bid if you do not agree with them.


Technical Information

Manual/hand winding/Incabloc, mechanical 17 jewel movement – the watch was fully serviced when refurbished. These watches are old, so when it arrives please give it a quick shake & a little tap before & after winding.

Automatic or self-winding mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of natural motion of the wearers arm, to provide energy to run the watch, making manual winding unnecessary. A mechanical watch which is neither self-winding nor electrically driven is called a manual watch. Many of the mechanical watches sold today are self-winding.

Automatic quartz or kinetic movement - After the introduction of quartz watches, electronic automatic quartz watches powered by arm movement were developed by Seiko. Typically a weighted rotor turns a tiny electrical generator, charging a rechargeable battery or low-leakage capacitor, which powers the quartz movement. This automatic quartz arrangement provides the accuracy of a quartz movement without the need for routine battery replacement. An alternative power source with functionally similar results is a photoelectric cell ("solar watch"). Unfortunately the rechargeable batteries only have a 500 to 1000 recharge cycle limit until it ceases to hold charge.

These are generally suitable for daily wear and should be wound regularly to maintain equal lubrication. The movements can be very old and long periods of no use could lead to the watch requiring another service.

Any reference to water resistance, waterproof, shock proof, Para shock etc. are not guaranteed as these watches will not have been tested.




This is a mechanical watch, it can have up to 250 moving parts & will need a little more care and attention than a new watch. Minor problems may occur in transit; these can generally be resolved quickly & without fuss. (These are rare occurances but I needed to let you know!) It may rattle a little, there could be some minor movement in the crown – none of these should detract from the watch and if it does let me know.  Sometimes there can be a minor movement in the balance making the watch run quick or slow. These are refurbished watches, most will have repainted or retouched dials, parts may not be from the original watch due to condition received, and any replacement parts required will be from the same or similar watch. Also worth noting the strap sizes years ago were slightly different (no cm/mm back then, all done in inches!), so straps may not be an absolute perfect fit - some brands are better than others. Ask in advance if this is an issue. The crystal/glass will be generally replaced with brand new acrylic crystals – these are not as hard wearing but equally they are easy & cheap to replace, un-like sapphire crystal. If you would like the watch to have a sapphire crystal fitted, let me know and I’ll price this up for you.


My personal guarantee to you, the buyer & hopefully repeat customer

1 – Listing details

All Items are listed & described honestly. I never sell counterfeit/fake; stolen or broken goods and you can be rest assured you are dealing with someone who has a 14 year track record on EBay with well in excess of TWO THOUSAND positive feedbacks.

2 – Postage

Watches will be mailed with recorded signed for delivery only, including overseas – no exceptions, this is a requirement of EBay & PayPal to protect both you and me. I will also combine P&P where possible, depending on size & weight.

Watches are mailed in a gift box with either a pillow or satin lined. This auction is for the watch so packaging is part of P&P.

Postage is not cheap. I will try and mail using the most economic method as standard, other options may be available.

Packaging costs for me are c£1.20 to £1.80. EBay charges final fees of 11% on postage and PayPal another 3.5%, e.g. £4 P&P attracts fees of £0.58 - I’m not in this to make money from postage but just need you to understand where the numbers come from.

3 – Feedback

Not sure I agree with EBay’s decision not allowing sellers to leave negative or even neutral feedback – this leads to exaggerated claims from some buyers who know there’s no comeback. But hey, they’re the rules! I will leave feedback based on speed of payment - All sales are final. If you choose not to pay EBay will automatically raise a non-payment claim against you after 48 hours. Sorry if that sounds harsh but bidding on EBay auctions is effectively creating a legal contract.

 4 – Payment

 All auctions payments are by PayPay only unless agreed to before you bid or at the end of the auction. I may, on occasion, accept cash on delivery but again, this must be confirmed prior to the end of the auction and pick up must be made at an agreed day/time - normally within 48 hours of auction end. Under no circumstances will I accept cheque or bank transfers. As a courtesy to me as a seller I would ask that you make payment within 24 hours of auction end.

5 – Returns

 Returns are accepted under the following conditions:

. If I have misrepresented the goods in the auction

. Items lost in post will be refunded once insurance is paid by Royal Mail

. I may also, at my own discretion, refund on returned items which you no longer required, not what you wanted or have bought in error.

N.B. Items must be returned in the same condition as when sold using by recorded/tracked delivery. This will result in a 25% fee of final cost plus P&P (if free P&P used in the auction) and you will be responsible for return postage. Any signs of use or tampering will void this agreement. Refund will be made on receipt.

Thank you again for checking out my auction - please check my other items as there will be a lot more to come, including antique, vintage and pre-loved designer watches including:

Rolex, Tissot, Omega, Roamer, Fortis, Favre Leuba, Longines, Henri Sandoz & Fils, Diesel, Nixon, Hermes, D&G, Smiths, Ingersoll, Waltham, Hamilton, Kenneth Cole, DKNY, Storm, Camy, Lanco, Rodania, Benrus and many, many more!








Business seller information

Ellicott Watches (London)

Returns policy

After receiving the item, cancel the purchase within
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Buyer pays return postage
The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
Return policy details
Returns accepted: 1. Buyer to return in the same condition sent 2. Buyer to return by recorded delivery 3. 25% re-listing costs to be deducted on any refunds 4. Any items damaged or returned not as sent will be subject to additional costs. 5. No P&P refunded unless agreed before returning 6. Alternatives may be offered if not repairable 7. Buyer is responsible for any damage to items returned. What’s Covered? Limited warranty covers material and manufacturing defects as listed in our warranty policy. Subject to inspection and assessment of the fault by our service centre, we guarantee to repair or replace a customer’s watch with the same model or a superior model if a direct replacement is unavailable. We will action the warranty process as soon we have your watch and confirmation of your warranty registration details. The watch must be returned in the same condition sent. All watch serial numbers, condition and movements are recorded prior to dispatch. If the watch returned has been altered, replaced or damaged this will render the warranty null and void. If you find the watch is not suitable for your requirements you can return, in the same condition and unworn, within 90 days for a refund, minus a 25% (minimum £7) re-stocking fee. You will be responsible for the return postage which must be recorded delivery. Proof of postage is not acceptable. Warranty includes: • Hands falling off • Movement failure • Mineral/Plastic glass or sapphire crystal falling out •  •  Non Warranty: • Battery failure (where applicable) • Mineral/plastic glass or sapphire crystal becoming scratched, chipped or broken • Crown stems snapping or detaching from case • Bezels becoming scratched, loose or lost • Any water damage – watches are sold without waterproof warranty • Strap or bracelet becoming scratched or broken • Buckle breakage or damage • Case back becoming scratched or loose • Watch case becoming scratched, broken or damaged in any way • Loss of lug screw pins • Defects or damage due to misuse and/or physical/accidental abuse • Defects or damage due to the attempted repair of an unauthorised service centre
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