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NEW DC VINTAGE WATCHES AUCTION: Vintage 1970s Sicura Manual Jump Hour Watch, w/Crown & Buckle Leather NATO Strap

DC Vintage Watches presents for bid a beautiful pre-loved vintage mid-1970’s 24-hour Sicura Jump Hour manual windwatch, which keeps accurate time for a vintage watch (within a one to two minute tolerance), presented on a Crown and Buckle leather NATO strap.  This 24-hour register Sicura jump hour has a date display, and its second hand is represented by an red and white “propeller” in the center of the watch.  The jump hour is a century-old movement design, made famous by Cartier in the 1930’s, and the design is rather rare today.  The Sicura jump hour is by far the best known horizontal integration time piece from the 1970’s time period. 
While many are quick to state that Sicura’s during this time period were manufactured by Breitling, the truth is the two watch companies were merely owned by the same man, Ernest Schieder (of Sicura) - but operated separately.  That said, Sicura – through its purchase of the defunct Breitling brand - did succeed in saving Breitling from bankruptcy during this time period!

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NEW DC VINTAGE WATCHES AUCTION: Vintage 1970s Sicura Manual Jump Hour Watch, w/Crown & Buckle Leather NATO Strap

DC Vintage Watches presents for bid a beautiful pre-loved vintage mid-1970’s 24-hour Sicura Jump Hour manual windwatch, which keeps accurate time for a vintage watch (within a one to two minute tolerance), presented on a Crown and Buckle leather NATO strap.  This 24-hour register Sicura jump hour has a date display, and its second hand is represented by an red and white “propeller” in the center of the watch.  The jump hour is a century-old movement design, made famous by Cartier in the 1930’s, and the design is rather rare today.  The Sicura jump hour is by far the best known horizontal integration time piece from the 1970’s time period. 

While many are quick to state that Sicura’s during this time period were manufactured by Breitling, the truth is the two watch companies were merely owned by the same man, Ernest Schieder (of Sicura) - but operated separately.  That said, Sicura – through its purchase of the defunct Breitling brand - did succeed in saving Breitling from bankruptcy during this time period!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141320603851?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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NEW DC VINTAGE WATCHES AUCTION: Vintage 1971 Seiko 5606 Hacking Automatic Watch w/Leather NATO Strap

DC Vintage Watches presents for bidding a beautiful pre-loved vintage 1971 hi-beat Seiko Lord Matic 5606 automatic watch, presented on a stitched leather NATO strap.   We timed this 5606 with the Twixt app – discussed in this Hodinkee watch blog article here – and found it to gain 39.2 seconds a day, within tolerance for a watch of this vintage. The 5606 is a 23 jewel hi-beat movement that has a frequency of 28,800 bph, and began manufacture in 1968.  A feature – somewhat uncommon in Seiko’s and usually found in military watches – is that this 5606 movement is hacking, whereby the second hand can be stopped for the exact setting of the time and also  allowing it to be synchronized with other watches.  The 5606 was considered by Seiko to be such an excellent movement that the company re-worked it and placed them within their legendary Grand Seiko’s.  Seiko’s Lord Matic’s were produced at the middle of their lineup, price wise, between the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s.  For an in-depth look at one of the 5606 variants, check out this Seikoholics blog post, here.

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