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Strickland Vintage Watches
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Rare Vintage Wrist and Pocket Watches, old watch straps, antique watch bands and sundry horologica
Rare Vintage Wrist and Pocket Watches, old watch straps, antique watch bands and sundry horologica

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Factory cutaway illustration of an 18 size Veritas 23 ruby-jewel pocket watch, displaying its astonishing intricacy, circa 1903. That year, Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company, while Elgin had been producing precision timekeeping machines via assembly line for 39 years.

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The most expensive watch in the world is the Breguet 160 Grand Complication Marie-Antoinette, valued at $30 millon. It was commissioned by an alleged lover of Marie-Antoinette in 1782. The complicated timepiece took 45 years to make.

The watchmaker, Abraham-Louis Breguet, began work on the watch in 1782 and his son finally finished it in 1827, four years after his father's death. Antoinette never got admire her gift because it was finished 34 years after her execution.

Stolen in late 1983 and retrieved in 2007, many horologists consider it to be the Holy Grail of collecting.

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