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A solid gold Cartier tank watch.  This model has been consistently produced by this famous watch and jewellery company since the 50's.  It's a winding model as contrasted with the newest models which are battery operated.
 

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Tudor - an NOS 1930's or 40's gold filled watch with the original pig leather strap sewed on to the fixed lugs, with the original unbranded buckle.  This plus the following  Rolex watch (no. 16) were said to have been left behind in a watch maker's caabinet and forgotten with time.  It was discovered in the early 90's and remarkably still has the original watch maker's sticker on the back with the original penned markings. 

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 A Rolex 1950's model watch with gold plated body and stainless case back, as well as a two-tone dial.  Research has revealed that this is a model for the Australian market, verified with my having bought it from an Australian who comes over to Manila at least once a year, and brings and sells vintage watches to fund his visits.

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 An Imperial wristwatch factory-converted from a pocket watch body and movement.  With big soldered lugs and gold filled case.  The interesting thing about this watch that makes it collectible is the fancy dial made up of fancy hands, and a fancy dial where we notice a variety of colors such as red, gold, pink, blue, black and white.  Nothing like this can be found in today's watches.  When I wear this watch, I look at it not to tell the time but to admire and be impressed with how pretty the dial is.  

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A Bulova watch with matching steel-meshed bracelet, both gold-filled. It's in its original
presentation case.  Imagine a lady love gifting her lover with an elegant watch such as this. So Gatsby-like isnt it? 

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 Rolex - same notes as number 15. This Rolex is a gold filled cushion formed watch (two sides are straight, and the other two are curved). The movement is in excellent shape and dated to the 20's Rolex movements.  The dial is bi-color.  Its is very rare to see, much less own a beautiful watch like this.  I can't even dare to wear it as it might peel away the watchmaker's sticker on the back case.

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Sirene 1930's gold cased watch.  The Swiss models during this period were usually unbranded but this one innovated by using the brandname Sirene.  But on hindsight, we know for a fact that this name was not able to withstand the tests of time.  But this watch has.  A very good looking watch indeed that can be worn even in today's fashion trend of wearing large sized watches.

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may the lord give us more time for our family
and more watches for our time