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
FORTIS TUXEDO Mechanical
Hand winding/manual Swiss made watch
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
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SELLER - Delivered with full tracking &
insurance via Royal Mail
Next day delivery option at
additional cost. Combined postage also available, please see other
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
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.
& conditions listed below, PLEASE do not bid if you do not agree with them.
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.
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
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
Any reference to water resistance,
waterproof, shock proof, Para shock etc. are not guaranteed as these watches
will not have been tested.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE REMEMBER
THIS IS AN OLD WATCH, IT’S NOT GOING TO LOOK,
ACT OR RESPOND LIKE A BRAND NEW WATCH. IF YOU WANT GUARANTEES & WARRANTEES
THIS IS NOT THE WATCH FOR YOU
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
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.
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
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
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
. 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.
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