MEN'S YELLOW GOLD 'MERIDIAN' WRISTWATCH
MEN'S YELLOW GOLD 'MERIDIAN' WRISTWATCH
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Sold Date: 04/27/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay UK
UP FOR SALE:AN EXTREMELY UNIQUE & INDIVIDUAL WATCH MADE BY A BRITISH FIRM: 'MERIDIAN', AS PART OF THEIR '1770' RANGE SOME 15-20 YRS AGO COMPLETELY UNUSED, NEVER WORN (STILL KEEPING TIME AFTER 15 YEARS IN A BOX WITHOUT MOVEMENT OR BATTERY CHANGE !) FABULOUS COLLECTOR'S ITEM OR EVEN FOR EVERYDAY USE! This particular watch was sold via the 'Discovery' channel about 15 years ago for £50.00 to the person who gave it to me. The receipt from Discovery shows that it cost £50 fiteen years ago and it's estimated value AT THAT TIME was given as £500. What else-there is the original cherrywood presentation box-stunning in itself-see pic-it looks very expensive! Suede inside, or suedette anyway-I can't tell.Box contains a 1year warranty stating: 'THIS ITEM IS A GENUINE PRODUCT FROM THE MERIDIAN 1770 RANGE' and gives their contact details as a P.O Box number and postcode for Huntington. There is a tear-off part for the customer to send off to activate the warranty (torn off but not filled in). In the pocket inside the box there is also an instruction manual, which tells us that it is Quartz but that the battery may need replacing-(think so as they only last a yr according to Meridian). The instructions also refer to a stopwatch and chronograph but I'm lost-I can't see them anywhere!! I CAN see the date window though! (Re the battery-I've just taken watch out of box for 1st time in 15yrs-and the second hand is sweeping around!) This is actually a bit of an enigma-the leaflet refers to watch being self-winding, which indicates gears changing as result of arm movement, but pamphlet ALSO refers to the battery needing a change annually by a 'responsible & experienced horologist'. Not very sure how it can be both battery driven and self-winding, but am merely reporting the information supplied with the watch.This is clearly unworn-the black tag attached to bracelet strap states 'MERIDIAN 1770 HIGH QUALITY &' on one side, and 'MERIDIAN, 1770 EXACTITUDE' on the other. There are 2 stars on the tag. The numbers 12, 3, 6 and 9 are in gold roman numerals; every other number is represented by 'jewels'-there are 7 clear stones between each 'number', then a ruby and clear stone where the number should be, then another 7 clearstones and so on. I have no idea what these stones are other than a horologist telling me the red ones were probably ruby. The back of the dial still has a plastic cover for scratch protection in place.It says on the watch that it is Water Resistant and there are some numbers printed on back and on links every so often, but I cannot identify what they are and I know nothing about watches, I'm afraid, other than this one weighs 105gr and you adjust the bracelet yourself.If anyone knows anything about the history of this piece, please let me know-I'd appreciate any information and will add it to this. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR LOOKING; ,:) BORING STUFF ALL OF THE INFO IS PROVIDED TO THE VERY BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND IN GOOD FAITH, BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER/WATCHMAKER I DO NOT MAKE A PROFIT ON POSTAGE CHARGES, WHICH ARE GIVEN FOR THE U.K ONLY-if you live elsewhere please contact me for a price Item will be posted within 2 WORKING DAYS of your payment clearing. IF YOU WOULD LIKE INSURANCE, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL INVOICE YOU ACCORDINGLY You will receive the item in the photo, carefully packaged; please look at it carefully and ask any questions prior to bidding. PLEASE READ RETURN POLICY CAREFULLY. MANY THANKS FOR READING
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