From the owner's personal collection...
Today's offering showcases this pleasingly rare and complicated triple-date calendar watch with two crowns by Harvel Watch Co.
This special watch features an unusual calendar design. The second crown located at ten is used both to advance the month in its window and to rotate the date bezel.
The case is large for the era, measuring 36.5mm in diameter, just slightly larger than a Rolex Datejust. It has a pleasing classic design and water-resistant style screw back.
And the original dial is very beautiful with nicely toned luminous - and quite interestingly the Sundays on the calendar are marked by a Christian cross.
It is in very pleasing condition. On the wrist the case presents as just short of mint with light signs of previous polishing. The crowns appear original - all other parts of the watch are original.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A very cool, fine and rare watch...
Harvel Watch Co.:
Harvel Watch Co. was licensed in New York in 1933 and appears to have been a brand of Swiss made watches sold within the US.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Company: Harvel of New York
Year built: c. 1950's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day, Date, Month, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Near mint with light remnants of wear to the back and light previous signs of polishing. Presents on the wrist as just short of mint.
Dimensions: 36.5mm wide (without crown), 44mm lugs tip-to-tip
Dial: Signed Harvel Date-O-Graph, silver, luminous Arabic markers, Sundays designated by a Christian cross, 100% original with light aging
Hands: Luminous blue steel, "batons", original
Movement type: Harvel Watch Co, 17 jewels, manually wound, rhodium plated, index regulator, shock resistant
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.