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    Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Got this today. Rather special for me, (although there's a Patek and a Breguet to compete with.)



    14 carat gold case by Trusty - which was a brand of Schwob Freres as was Cyma.



    I think its a Jean Finger patent case, 1921 see The Development of the Waterproof Watch although it doesn't say so. With these designs, the bezel screws off to give access to the movement which is on a hinge to allow for setting and winding but otherwise is sealed against the elements.





    The back is engraved E.O. Johnson



    And I think its got a Cyma 30 inside - running and keeping time and yes I can see that the regulator has been pushed right over.

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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Oh wow! That is really rather special.

    Now please don't tell me that you bought this for £3.50...


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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Got this today. Rather special for me, (although there's a Patek and a Breguet to compete with.)
    Indeed... got a couple of threads I wanted to post... may wait until WUS returns to 'normal' activity

    Congrats... that is a little bit special!

    Is the inner cover also gold? Your pic makes it look a bit coppery.

    Can honestly say I'm a little jealous of that one... congrats again!
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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Oh wow! That is really rather special.

    Now please don't tell me that you bought this for £3.50...
    Alas no. £460 - which makes it my most expensive ever purchase by some marginName:  money_32x32.png
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    But some of these cases can show real wear to the bezel and this is pretty lightly used I think.
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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    Indeed... got a couple of threads I wanted to post... may wait until WUS returns to 'normal' activity

    Congrats... that is a little bit special!

    Is the inner cover also gold? Your pic makes it look a bit coppery.

    Can honestly say I'm a little jealous of that one... congrats again!
    Cheers Marc. No - the inner cover is marked 'metal' - and is decidedly coppery.
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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    By Marcs standards it was cheap! For the condition, I think that was a very good price.


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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Wow....

    Two wows in as many days, tis a record for me but I wasn't expecting to see such a rare and super, true hermetic-cased watch.
    I've been looking for one of these for years, did this watch come from the bay?

    You got this watch for a very good price in my opinion, they are rare and these cases were the best at the time for protecting
    the watch.
    It looks in very good condition and the quality double sunk dial looks pristine.

    A great watch, I'm jealous.

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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    By Marcs standards it was cheap!
    Bloody cheek

    From memory, I only own 2 watches which have cost me over £460.... it just looks like I constantly spend more!! Just think how many 'Marrick Style' buys that £460 could have bought..... still, I think that was a great buy.

    As you have said, the condition is very good, my FB version in silver, is still in the 'to-do' pile... just trying to remember if its also a cyma (cant remember).
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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Very cool...almost unique. Well bought I would think...worth setting a new upper limit for.

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    Re: Cyma Hermetic-cased watch

    Thanks radger and everyone else for the nice words.

    Yes - from the bay.

    Actually, I first tried to buy this very nice silver Eberhard example Vintage 1920s Solid Silver EBERHARD & Co Military Hermetic Tropical Trench Watch | eBay which sold for £471 and only noticed this Cyma one when it had a couple of hours left to run. It was described as 'tropical' as opposed to hermetic.
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