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We Are Selling Pre-Owned Watches

Established 1950

We are dealers in Diamonds and Watches!

We Buy, Sell, Trade and Repair!

We specialise in loose diamonds, gold, antique jewellery, Krugerrands and watches, including used collectable Rolex, Patek Philippe, Longines, Jaeger le Coultre, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Breitling, Tag Heuer, IWC and all prestige brands.

We buy and sell, and are delighted to offer you the best possible deal on your fine, pre-owned wristwatch. We are always looking for stock, so please contact us should you wish to get any information on your watch, diamond or jewellery.

We Specialize in Fine, Quality
Pre-Owned Rolex and Other Prestigious Watches

ROLEX ,PATEK PHILIPPE,OMEGA,IWC,TAG HEUER,CARTIER,BREITLING,PANERAI ,FRANK MULLER - WE ARE SELLING -

WE-BUY-SELL-TRADE- REPAIR ALL PRESTIGIOUS WATCHES.
CONSIGNMENT STOCK ALSO ACCEPTED

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1.GREEN SUBMARINER
 
 
THIS ROLEX ANIVERSARY SUB BOX AND PAPERS 2012 MODEL
is sold..... we are  looking to buy more .....
 
THIS MONTH WE ARE CONCENTRATING ON BUYING PRESTIGIOUS  
ROLEX SPORT MODELS  LIKE SUBMARINERS, SEADWELLERS, REDS, GREEN ANIVERSARY MODELS,VINTAGE & OTHER DAYTONAS , EXPLORERS, GMTS ALSO  OMEGA SPEEDMASTERS , TAGS, MOST
CARTIERS, PANERAIS, BREITLING - NAVITIMERS, IWC PILOT MODELS ETC
 
WE PAY THE BEST POSSIBLE  PRICE SO PLEASE EMAIL US ON pzetler@mweb .co.za OR CALL PHILIP ON 0832162623 TO DISCUSS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW.
 
WE ALSO COURIER WATCHES TO AND FROM ANYWHERE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ARE FULLY INSURED BEING 100% SAFE. WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SHORTLY SHOULD YOU WISH TO BUY FROM US OR  SELL US YOUR TIMEPIECE .
 


 

Dear customer please always include clear pictures of what you want to buy or sell ,we only buy and sell GENUINE products.Please offer the same.

No Fakes Please.


 

If you want to buy /sell / trade or repair yr watch /pl  mail me clear pictures to pzetler@mweb.co.za

please include tel nos and location

or WhatsApp me on 0832162623

 

Or Follow Us On Twitter

Philip Zetler@watchjewel

 

& Like Us On Facebook

 

 

 

                   

             WE  ARE  SELLING

                              

              

 

 

 

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2. Rolex steel /18ct bezel datejust R59,999

Rolex steel & 18CT bezel datejust 

JUBILEE BRACELET 

BOX /PAPERS 

R59,999

 

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3. Panerai submersible
Gnts Panerai submersible automatic 
Pam 124 automatic mint condition with papers
R59,999 

 

 

 

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4.IWC FLIGER CHRONO

IWC  FLIGER CHRONO AUTOMATIC
 
JUST ARRIVED BOX AND PAPERS 

MINT CONDITION

R46,000

 

 

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5. Rolex GOLD / STEEL DAYTONA Cosmograph

WE WANT TO BUY A DAYTONA

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6.STEEL IWC AQUITIMER CHRONO
Beautiful IWC AQUITIMER CHRONO 46mm
MINT BOX & PAPERS STEEL STRAP R69,999
Divers & IWC lovers eat yr heart out

 

 

 

 

 

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7.Rolex submariner ceramic

GNTS  STEEL ROLEX SUB. CERAMIC BEZEL
LIKE NEW 2014 MODEL  116610LN 40MM
box and papers
 
sold

 


 

 


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8.LDS CHANEL

LDS CHANEL

JUST ARRIVED BOX AND PAPERS 

Like NEW

NORMAL PRICE R69,999

our price  R29,999

 

 

 

CONSIGNMENT & TRADE INS ACCEPTED

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9. IWC TITANIUM PORSCHE DESIGN CHRONO

THIS IWC PORSCHE DESIGN IS QUITE HARD TO FIND & RARE. MINT/automatic 

R49,999 

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10. OMEGA MOONPHASE
Vintage omega moonphase
 
R35,000 rare

 

 

 

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11.ROLEX ANIVERSARY SUB

 we are looking to buy green subs

 

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12.18ct Vasceron Constantin Les Historiques


VACHERON CONSTANTIN

Les Historiques  GENEVE, REF.9201CIRCA 1999 Cal. 1014/2 nickel-finished lever movement, 21 jewels, manual winding.

Silvered engine-turned dial, satin-finished chapter ring for hour display with applied Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds.

Circular 18K white gold case with crown at 12 o'clock, snap on back.

18K white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle.

Case, dial and movement signed
34 mm. diam.

Based on an original 1930's design, this slim, discreet, 34mm Vacheron Constantin dress watch marries an incredible purity of design with a radical crown placement that gives the watch a seldom seen symmetry. 

The 18ct white gold case is complemented by a simple silver guilloche dial and elegant 'leaf' hands.

The broad, crisply finished crown makes the watch much easier to wind than the 1930's original and the sharp Maltese cross insignia is an excellent example of those little details that Vacheron excel at.

sold

 

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13. WE BUY/SELL TRADE & REPAIR

SUBMARINERS SEADWELLERS
DAYTONAS
ALL ROLEX WANTED  TOP CASH PAID

ANIVERSARY (GREENIE) SUBS WANTED!

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14.WE ARE BUYING RED SUBS ,SEADWELLERS ,SUBMARINERS
 
 
 
READ WHAT OUT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US : MORE COMMENTS ON THE SPECIALS PAGE 

 Hi Philip Many thanks for the fantastic Rolex Yachtmaster. I must admit I was hesitant in buying a watch over the phone that I had never seen before and furthermore parting with the money before it had arrived. But I had to trust you, and true to your word it arrived within 24hours and in mint condition. Its good to know that there are honest businessmen out there. Hopefully we have established a relationship and I look forward to doing more business with you in the future.

Regards Warren Bradfield  09/12 Durban.

 

 

Red Subs 1680 available at Philip Zetler jewellers

CALL US FOR ENQUIRIES  0832162623

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15.PATEK PHILIPPE CA LATRAVA..R169,999

18ct Patek Philippe Automatic Calatrava Gold Dial, Black Roman Numerals ,Date, International Over Size  Million Dollar Associate. Caliber ref 27460m movmnt serial 1128007 model ref 35651

MINT BOX AND PAPERS

R169,999 

 

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16. Rolex submariner ceramic
GNTS  STEEL ROLEX SUB. CERAMIC BEZEL
LIKE NEW 2014 MODEL  116610LN 40MM
box and papers MINT
sold

 

 

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17.Steel Rolex GMT MASTER Pepsi bezel
 S/S ROLEX GMT MASTER
16700 / N191619
Pepsi bezel 

GOOD CONDITION  BOX AND PAPERS 

R79,999

Tagged as the pilot’s watch, Rolex GMT Master was another model designed for the divers, pilots and sports loving persons. It dates back its history to 1954 when its first ever models hit the markets along with other submariner and other models. It was designed especially keeping the pilots in mind who had to travel in the various time zones.


 

 

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18. STEEL BLANCPAIN 89,999

STEEL BLANCPAIN FLYBACK

WITH 1B 1735 BRACELET 

R89,999

 

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19.GOLD AND STEEL ROLEX SUBMARINER BLUE

LIKE NEW never been worn box and papers MINT /NEW
 
R114,000 VAT INCLUSIVE

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20. 18 ct. white gold Patek Philippe
RARE unisex  18ct white gold PATEK PHILIPPE TUXEDO
ref no 4115/1 calibre 175/ dial dore,heures romaines / movement 1,168,282
 R169,999
 
 


 

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21.CWC MILITARY R22,999
 
 6645-99-924-3306

260/74

 Vintage military CWC chrono

R22,999 rare

 

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22. 18ct gold & steel Rolex. GMT R89,999

GMT MASTER  R89,999 ($8,000)

MINT box and papers ,available.

LETS TALK ABOUT WATCHES,JEWELLERY & DIAMONDS

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23. Ladies Rolex S/S & GOLD.R34,999

 ladies datejust  box + papers

 R34,999 ($3,000)

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24.BEATIFUL ANTIQUE GARNET AND DIAMOND BANGLE R14,999
 This BEAUTIFUL 11 stone antique garnet and diamond bangle is available at
philip zetler jewellers.co.za LOOK AT OUR JEWELLERY PAGE FOR MORE OPTIONS 
R14,999 or call us on 0832162623
 
 
LOOK AT MY JEWELLERY PAGE FOR MORE RINGS AND JEWELLERY

 

 

PLEASE Email  pzetler@mweb.co.za WITH TEL NO  & supply clear pictures  on ANY REQUEST YOU MAY HAVE IF YOU WANT TO BUY- SELL OR REPAIR A WATCH OR CALL PHILIP ON +27 (0) 83 216 2623 OR  + 27 (0) 21 4232771or WhatsApp in business hours 8am to 6pm


Personalised Professional Service, in Buying & Selling  Diamonds , Jewellery, Watches & Krugerrands.

skype me on philnel

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25.18ct PATEK GENEVE R169,999
Patek Philippe Geneve  Solid 18ct strap  Prestine  with authenticity certificate R169,999

Read our customers positive feedback comments on the specials page!

CONSIGNMENT STOCK & TRADE INS ACCEPTED & goods exported without vat.

Article published by : Adri Viviers sajewellerynews@isikhova.co.za.FEB2011

A watch-lover’s place of enchantment

  Situated in the heart of Cape Town, Philip Zetler Jewellers is well  known among collectors of fine timepieces. Owner Philip Zetler  shares what sets his outlet apart from others.

When was your retail outlet established? The company has been in existence  for the last 80 years. It was previously  called Stanley’s Jewellers. In 1987 I purchased  it, revamped it and renamed it Philip Zetler  Jewellers. I am the sole proprietor/owner and work full-time in the store.

Where is the outlet situated? Located at 54 St George's Mall, it is  one of the oldest jewellery businesses  in Cape Town. It is in the heart of Cape Town,  near the five-star Cape Sun (Holiday Inn)  Hotel. The store is famous for its 100-year old,  square-faced Smith’s clock affixed to its  front, which contributes greatly to its unique  character. I believe it still serves as a landmark  and rendezvous point for lovers and business  people alike.

What brands do you stock? We offer pre-owned watches from the  world’s finest brands with guarantees  of authenticity so that clients have absolute  peace of mind. Among some of the premier  brands are Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe,  IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin,  Bulova, Breitling, Panerai, Omega and Tag  Heuer. We are also official stockists of Seiko,  Pulsar, Timex, Casio and Fossil watches.

What kind of products can a consumer expect from your store? 

Besides our wide range of pre-owned  watches, as a manufacturing jeweller,  I see myself as handily placed to fulfil the  needs of any prospective buyer. Philip Zetler  Jewellers offers an extensive stockholding of  rings, chains, earrings and antique jewellery,  among other pieces of adornment.

What sets you apart from  other retail outlets? Our extensive collection of pre-owned  wristwatches is displayed in the window.  Watch-lovers are a particular niche market and  one that I’ve been carefully cultivating for many  years. One glance into the window is certainly  set to race the pulses of such wristwatch  aficionados. Watch-lovers are always on the  look-out for new additions to our collections,  as for many of our consumers it has become an  all-consuming passion.

Do you offer any additional services? Philip Zetler Jewellers offers a selection  of services including buying and selling  of watches, fine jewellery and Kruger Rands,  as well as loose and certified diamonds and  tanzanite. We also offer a watch, clock and  jewellery repair service.

 How do you see the future of retail outlets with the growth in online shopping? I believe that in our industry, many  consumers still want to touch and see  the actual goods – especially when it comes  to jewellery pieces. However, many consumers  have converted to the virtual world and  therefore I feel that nowadays websites are very  important in positioning one’s business. I also  have a website (www.philipzetlerjewellers.co.zaso that we can reach consumers outside of Cape  Town as well.

Adri Viviers  sajewellerynews@isikhova.co.za.FEB2011

 

ALL $ AMERICAN
check days rate on currency converter on contact us page

WE BUY& SELL ROLEX & ALL PRESTIGIOUS WATCHES

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Why & How to Buy Pre-owned Watches ?
Considering pre-owned?

We have re-invented the way people buy pre-owned watches by identifying 4 major concerns.

  • 1. Is the watch authentic?
  •  2. How has the watch been authenticated?
  • 3.What condition is the watch in?
  • 4.What happens if the watch is faulty?

1. Is the watch authentic?

All our watches are genuine and have been authenticated by our expert team of watchmakers. There are a number of steps we take to ensure this is the case.

We DO buy Pre-Owned Watches from?

  • Existing customers wanting to part-exchange or upgrade.
  • Established and respected watch dealers.
  • Individuals who can satisfy the very high standards of our team of expert watchmakers

 We DO NOT buy Pre-Owned Watches from:

  • Anyone who cannot provide warranty certificates, proof of identity, proof of purchase or trade references.
  • Anyone without the approval of our team of expert watchmakers.
  • EBay vendors. Nor will will we buy any watches that have been bought through Ebay.

2.How has the watch been authenticated?

We are affiliated with a team of Watchmakers with over 35 years experience to check every detail of the watches that are purchased. The following checks are made to ensure that counterfeit watches or watches of dubious origin never appear on the website.

  • Serial numbers. Lost and stolen databases are checked to confirm the watch history.
  • Movements. The movement is inspected and all constituent parts are authenticated.
  • Paperwork. All paperwork is checked against the watch serial number.
  • Manufacturer checks. We contact manufacturers direct to establish the authenticity.
  • Source checks. Watches are not bought without detailed information on the seller.

3.What condition is the watch in?

  • We know that people don't want worn or damaged watches. Our pre-owned watches fit into two categories.
  • The watch is already in immaculate condition.
  • The watch can be returned to immaculate condition.

If our watchmakers can't return the watch to an immaculate condition then we dont buy it. Once the quality and value of pre-owned watches have been witnessed, few will ever buy brand new again.

4.What happens if the watch is faulty?

All pre-owned watches carry a 12 month warranty issued by our dedicated service and repair centre.

During that period we will repair any faults free of charge. All the technicians have worked to team leader or head watchmaker standard at the major watch houses and are trained and equipped to the highest standards. Obviously the time taken to repair a watch will depend on the nature of the fault. Our turnaround time will be significantly less than the standard 5 - 10 weeks of the manufacturers.

Your questions answered.

The savings are great but will my friends know it's pre-owned ?

After a complete refurbishment the pre-owned watches carry no visible signs of wear and tear. To all but the expert eye they will appear to be brand new. You can save thousands of rands on the price of a brand new watch that to most people will look identical. Our watchmakers have all reached team leader or head watchmaker level with the major watch houses, and work to an exceptionally high standard.

Any parts that show any wear are replaced with official certified parts bought from the manufacturer. The movements are kept in perfect working condition and the case and bracelet are polished to such a high standard that all marks and scratches are removed. After all of this you are left with the prescion of a new movement along with the sparkle of a watch that looks as though it has just left the factory.

You have told me never to buy without the manufacturer's original paperwork.

Brand new watches should always be bought with paperwork but the pre-owned market is a different matter. Once the manufacturer's warranty has expired (usually 1 year) the paperwork only serves to show where and when the watch was originally bought. When buying without paperwork you should always ensure the supplier is a trusted source. Our team of watchmakers will authenticate any watch using the serial numbers, a thorough inspection of the case, the movement, and the bracelet. We can establish the age and servicing history of a watch by an assessment of the case numbers, bracelet references and movement.

We can also provide you with an insurance valuation which also acts as a certificate of authenticity, giving you total confidence that the watch is 100% genuine.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE  & SAVE - ALL WATCHES CARRY A ONE YEAR GUARANTEE.

                         

 

                WE  ARE  SELLING    

 

BREITLING

SUPEROCEAN 42mm

MINT BOX PAPERS

R39,999

 

 

 

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BREITLING SUPEROCEAN 42mm

JUST ARRIVED BOX PAPERS MINT WITH LEATHER & RUBBER STRAP R39,999

                                    


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BREITLING WORLD NAVITIMER

 

SOLD 

 

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DUNHILLION. R29,999

UNISEX DUNHILLION RECTANGULAR

Automatic,faceted glass 

A MAGNIFICENT TIME PIECE

R29,999

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Buy / SELL TRADE REPAIR

OMEGA -TISSOT

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1. s/s Omega Seamaster 007 aniversary professional divers

Omega Seamaster Professional 40 Year Anniversary 007 James Bond Special Edition mint box & papers 04392/10,007

sold 

 

SEAMASTERS WANTED FOR TOP CASH PRICES

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2. Omega Seamaster R24,999 / R29,999


OMEGA S/S Seamaster Professional

 quartz/auto Steel Strap Mint Condition

available with  blue  dial only   

R24,999 to R29,999

QUARTZ      -     AUTOMATIC                                                  

 

 

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3.s/s Omega seamaster chrono black dial

S/Steel omega black and white dial  seamaster vintage chrono/ rare R23,000
 
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4. OMEGA seamaster professional
Gold steel Omega Seamaster  Chronograph  AUTOMATIC

sold   

 

 

 

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6.OMEGA GOLD & STEEL CONSTELLATION.R29,999

18CT AND STEEL CONSTELLATION

A WONDERFUL  GIFT FOR YOUR MAN

MINT CONDITION R29,999

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7.OMEGA SPEEDMASTER R39,999

S/S OMEGA SPEEDMASTER TRIPLE CAL AUTOMATIC  

MINT CONDITION

R39,999

 

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8.OMEGA SPEEDIE APPOLO MOONWATCH

40mm manual wind

good condition 

R49,999

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9. Steel omega speedmasterR39,999
Stainless Steel Automatic  speedmaster metal strap /mint/ 37mm
R39,999

 

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10.LDS OMEGA SEAMASTER

LDS OMEGA SEAMASTER BLACK DIAL 37MM

BLACK & BLUE AVAILABLE

ONLY R19,999

 

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11.OMEGA SPEEDMASTER 18CT MOONPHASE R171,000

18 CT YELLOW GOLD OMEGA SPEEDMASTER CHRONO LUNAR DIAL

FULL 18 CT STRAP

mint box and papers

serial no 3750034060

R171,000 vat incl

$13,000

 

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12.Omega gold and steel SPEEDMASTER

18CT & STEEL OMEGA SPEEDMASTER VERY GOOD CONDITION AUTOMATIC A VERY ELEGENT WATCH

R49,999

BREITLING : WE ARE SELLING

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1.BREITLING TITANIUM EMERGENCY
THIS IS OUR WEEKLY SPECIAL
EMERGENCY  2011 MODEL

MINT BOX AND PAPERS FULL KIT

 Transmitter  et al R69,999

 

 

 

 

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2. STEEL BREITLING BENTLY automatic
Steel Breitling Bently  automatic 

Blue dial excellent condition

 Box & papers  R79,999

 

 

 

 

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3.Breitling Navitimer chronomat 7808 R59,999

This is a rare navitimer 7808 with venus movement  in mint condition

around 1970's 

PRICE R59,999

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4.BREITLING SUPEROCEAN 42MM
BREITLING SUPEROCEAN BOX & PAPERS MINT LEATHER& RUBBER STRAP our price R39,999

 available just arrived

 

 

 

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5. BREITLING NAVITIMER.R59,999

S/S BREITLING Navitimer chronographcirca 1978 ref 806 valjoux manual wind MINT CONDITION (A RARE FIND)

R59,999   (available)

Consignment Stock & Trade Ins Accepted

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6.BREITLING Navi Chrono- matic

s/s vintage breitling geneve  chrono-matic is a rare old breitling, crown on left fully waterproof fully serviced in lovely condition

R34,999

 

 

 

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7.BREITLING NAVITIMER 1808

RARE  NAVITIMER 1808 CHRONO

AUTOMATIC JUST ARRIVED

sold

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8.18ct SOLID BREITLING CHRONO

THIS SOLID 18ct GOLD 240gms BREITLING SELLS FOR R350,000 new

my price R228 ,000

mint condition 

CARTIER : WE ARE SELLING

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1. CARTIER SANTOS.

18CT & Steel Santos Unisex Automatic

BOX & PAPERS (sold)

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2. Cartier UNISEX TANK

CARTIER UNISEX left to right  18CT TANK  LOUIS 27x27

middle 18ct TANK LOUIS 25X25  end 18 LDS HEXAGON


 

 

 

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3. Cartier unisex Pasha Chrono.R39,999

Cartier unisex Pasha Chrono very good condition automatic, 36 mm

R39,999

This is a 36 mm stainless steel Cartier

 Pasha Chronograph with all the attributes.

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4. UNISEX CARTIER FRANCAIS

UNISEX STEEL CARTIER TANK FRANCAIS

Medium and Large available

mint condition box+papers

sold   

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5. Cartier lds 18ct tank americana

Excellent  good condition

 sold 

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6 WE BUY / SELL TRADE & REPAIR
We buy all Cartiers
 
 ROLEX, OMEGA, IWC, BREITLING PATEK,VACERON, TAGS,PANERAI 

BOUGHT FOR CASH

 

 

 

 

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7. Cartier SANTOS RONDE

SANTOS RONDE AUTOMATIC IN MINT CONDITION

sold

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8. CARTIER SANTOS
S/S CARTIER SANTOS METAL STRAP GREY DIAL
 
R29,999  MINT CONDITION  (sold)

ULYSSE NARDIN

MARINE CHRONOMETER
Marine Chronometer no 3725
metal bracelet ,mint condition
R59,999

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ULYSSE NARDIN R59,999
 
 
The Luxury of Tme:  Makes Interesting Reading by Jackie Cameron
 
Only the world’s most exceptional watches 
increase in value after they leave the showcase. 
Jackie Cameron takes a closer look 
at investing in these collectables
 In international power circles, it has become remarkably 
ordinary to own an extraordinary timepiece. Russian prime 
minister Vladimir Putin famously owns a selection of white-gold Patek Phillipes –among the most desirable items for collectors today. Actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly a fan of the chunkier, but equally alluring, timepieces  made by Audemars Piquet.
Expensive watches have proved so popular among China’s wealthy elite that the 
country’s new leader Xi Jinping took the unusual step earlier this year of banning them 
from being given as gifts or displayed at official functions. Fine watches are still being 
snapped up at the high-end jewellery boutiques that proliferate in China’s city centres 
– the wearers are just becoming more discreet about how they show off their Cartiers, 
Vacheron Constantins, Seikos and Omegas.
In South Africa, watches remain a popular accessory. Although we no longer need 
these adornments to keep tabs on where we are in the day, with clocks everywhere around 
us – from phones and fridges to car dashboards and company foyers – we still spend 
huge sums on them. Says Philip Zetler, owner of Philip Zetler Jewellers in St Georges Mall, 
Cape Town, ‘There are thousands of people who collect watches. But, when it comes to 
the very pricey stuff, few can afford them.’ The jewellery specialist reckons there are only 
200 or so luxury-watch collectors in South Africa.
 
TIMING THE MARKET
There has been a steady trickle of luxury watches coming on to the pre-owned market as 
the rand’s value has plummeted against major currencies and the economy has faltered. 
‘People are offloading some valuable timepieces to recoup money lost in business or 
through conventional investments’, says Zetler. For those who can afford to expand their 
collections, this is a good time to buy. Prices in South Africa look attractive compared 
to elsewhere. ‘The luxury-watch market has taken a knock recently, but there are people 
who are still buying them – and those are the serious collectors.’
‘Analogue mechanical watches and vintage watches are highly collectable. There are 
many other types of good watches on the market that people buy, but not as tradeable 
collectables,’ says Zetler. (Mechanical watches are those that need to be rewound period-
ically or have self-winding mechanisms.) Digital and electronic quartz-crystal watches and 
women’s watches are not taken seriously as investment items. Even women who buy with 
an eye on financial return tend to opt for men’s models.
Oresti Mavrodaris of Elegance Jewellers in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, agrees that 
business remains strong at the top end of the market. ‘We do well with clients who are 
prepared to wait, sometimes more than a year, for the right piece.’ The most exclusive 
top-end watches are manufactured in small numbers and – of a run of about 500 – 
South Africa is likely to receive only one or two. 
These timepieces generally focus on sophisticated mechanical movements showcasing 
the watchmaker’s engineering skills (for example, including special mechanical devices 
such as tourbillons, which work to counter the effects of gravity for improved time-keeping 
accuracy). Selling for anything from R70 000 upwards, a watch like this can easily double 
in price within a few months of release to the market.
 
GRAND OBSESSIONS
Different luxury-watch collectables offer different experiences,’ points out Mavrodaris. 
‘The Panerai is so much more niche, as a very well-designed sports watch for leisure.’ 
Meanwhile, Piaget, known for its exquisite designs, boasts that it produces the world’s 
thinnest automatic watch.
Jack Visser, a Western Cape watch restorer and collector, divides buyers into two 
categories: ‘There is the person who is looking for something nice to wear that will go 
well with their new Mercedes-Benz or Ferrari, and then there is the real collector who 
chooses vintage wrist- or antique pocket watches.’Vintage watches 
are attractive if they look like 
they’ve been worn and have some unusual
personal touches,such as inscriptions

The fascination for Visser lies in the way these delicate machines work. He describes  
older collectable timepieces as ‘little mechanical marvels’, unlike modern quartz watches. 
Of his restoration projects, he says, ‘It is a wonderful feeling to see a 200-year-old watch 
come back to life in your hands.’ He has built up his collection of old pocket watches 
by exploring shops, keeping a close eye on auction inventories and trawling through the 
contents of deceased estates. ‘Most I bought in broken condition. But, it is so time-
consuming to repair these that I do not get around to fixing most of them.’
Unlike other collectables, where being in mint condition or refurbished is likely to 
enhance returns, vintage watches are attractive if they look like they’ve been worn and 
have some unusual personal touches, such as inscriptions. Novelty can be a factor, too. 
Visser has a particularly intriguing pocket watch made in the late 1800s by German firm 
Ruhla to tie in with Boer War sentiment. ‘The motion work on the dial shows what looks 
like Paul Kruger – though I don’t have proof it is supposed to be him – smacking the 
bottom of a man who appears to be English, because he is wearing a top hat and pince-
nez and carries a brolly.’ He explains, ‘the moving arm doing the spanking adds interest, 
while the historical context could turn a cheap mass-produced piece such as this into a 
desirable collector’s item.
 
VALUE JUDGEMENT
Visser doesn’t know how much this unique piece is worth. Like other aficionados, he 
scans the internet to get a sense of the value of his items, noting that there are often 
large differences in pricing between different countries. ‘All collectors believe they are 
making a good investment. Very few are, because your watch is only worth something 
when you sell it, and very few sell,’ he says.
Generally, though, expect your luxury watch to drop in value soon after you’ve bought 
it. It takes time for a watch to regain and surpass its retail value, unless it is a particularly 
unusual specimen. As a rule of thumb, says Mavrodaris, a collectable watch should fetch 
at least half of its retail price. Then work on annual increases of 10 to 15%, so you are 
back to the position you started at in about five years. The value of the metal the watch 
is made of is a consideration too.
Zetler’s advice to the new collector is to look into the history of the timepiece before 
you make a purchase, and preferably get an expert to study the face as well as the inner 
workings to verify you are not being duped. There are many authentic-looking fakes on 
the market across all brands – it’s not just the glass-backed ‘Rolexes’ you should avoid. 
If in doubt, go for the rarer varieties of well-known makes, says Zetler. He reveals he 
has ‘quite a few’ of the Rolex Daytona range, including a 1970s stainless-steel, vintage 
cosmograph, as well as ‘one or two’ classic Rolex Submariner Reds, in his personal 
collection. ‘I won’t sell. You can’t find them. They really are like hen’s teeth,’ says the 
trader, a firm believer that the best watches will always increase in value over time. 
 
WRITTEN  BY JACKIE CAMERON  Jackiecameron.uk@gmail.com / jan 2015

TAG HEUER

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S/S Tag Heuer Aquaracer caliber S.R29,999

Professional Chrono 300m CALIBER S  NEW BOX AND PAPERS /white dial only

1 year guarantee

R29,999

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Tag Heuer CARRERA automatic R39,999


GNTS STEEL TAG HEUER CARRERA BLACK  CHRONO
DIAL METAL STRAP

R39,999 LIKE NEW

 NEW PRICE R59,000

 

 

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Steel Tag CARRERA silver dail chrono

This carrera has had a full service, is automatic ,see through back chrono,metal strap 

box and papers , guaranteed

R39,999

 

 

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Tag Heuer CARRERA CALIB. 16
TAG CARRERA AUTOMATIC LEATHER DEPLOYANT STRAP BOX AND PAPERS
R33,000
 

 

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LDS TAG CERAMIC

FORMULA 1 LDS TAG WHITE CERAMIC & STEEL

NEW BOX AND PAPERS 

R23,000

 

 

We have a big selection of Hirsch  Leather Watch Bands

in all sizes and colours available in our store.

 

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Steel tag heuer Grand Carrera calb.6

MINT BOX AND PAPERS BROWN DIAL AUTOMATIC

R34,999

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SEIKO DIVERS R6,999

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R6999

 

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T/T solar ANALOGUE R3,999

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SKX781K

automatic

R5,999

So why is this watch called the "Monster?" At approximately 42mm in diameter, the watch is quite large. It also has some impressive heft to it, but I find it comfortable. With an arrowhead for an hour hand, and a sword for a minute hand, you know this watch means business. The polished SS bezel has a pattern that makes griping it for rotating easy, but also gives the watch a very "muscular" appearance. The orange dial on the SKX781K gives the watch an almost rebellious presence - like the horological equivalent of Bart Simpson screaming "in your face dude!" This watch definitely has "attitude" - it is a nice departure from my "mainstream" watches in my collection, and another reason I bought it. All these factors combine to create a watch that can nearly be described as imposing. This is a watch that other watches definitely would not want to meet up with in a dark alley.

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SEIKO

ORANGE MONSTER

R5,999

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SEIKO

BLACK MONSTER

available

R5,999

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200 METER DIVERS

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R5,999

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SEIKO SOLAR R3,999

GNTS ANALOGUE SOLAR R3,999

 

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SEIKO SOLAR chrono R4,999

OTHER WATCHES : WE ARE SELLING

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ZENITH EL PRIMERO FLYBACK Chronograph.

ZENITH PACIFIC AUTOMATIC CHRONO 59.00.10.400

JUST ARRIVED BOX AND PAPERS

R49,999 available 

 

Who Produced The First Automatic Chronograph?

 
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11. Iwc FLIEGER CHRONO
IWC  FLIGER CHRONO AUTOMATIC
 
JUST ARRIVED BOX AND PAPERS 

MINT CONDITION

R46,000

 
 
 
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THE

VERY STYLISH ROLEX OYSTERS BUY & SAVE UP TO 50%

 

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Longines Lindberg Right Angle watch R29,999

Re edition Longines  Lindberg  Right Angle Watch

Mint , fully serviced guaranteed  

R29,999 


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GNTS TISSOT LE LIDER R7,999

MAGNIFICENT AUTOMATIC OPENBACK deployant strap

R7,999

WATCH - CLOCK & JEWELLERY REPAIRS

We have very specialised workshops for the above. I pride my self with keeping an eye on these personally.  

We service,restore & repair all watches & prestigious makes like: Rolex,Breitling,Omega,Longine,IWC, Cartier,Tag Heuer,Jaeger,Seiko, Raymond Weil etc.

Our watchmakers do excellent repair work we guarantee major repairs & work closely with all the agents. 

I personally do the smaller repairs like pins, shortening straps, batteries,waterproofing & pressure testing while u wait.

 No job is too small for us.Let us quote you on your watch,clock & jewellery repairs!

We also evaluate, design, remodel and manufacture jewellery & engagement rings.

E MAIL pzetler@mweb.co.za or contact us with tel no  for any quote u may require   or call philip on +27 83 216 2623 or +27 21 4232771 in business hours 8am to 6pm

SKYPE ME ON PHILNEL

 

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WE ARE HERE 54 ST. GEORGES MALL CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA.  

 

Read our customers positive feedback comments on the specials page!

E MAIL pzetler@mweb.co.za or contact us with tel no   & clear pictures on any request you may have if you want to buy - sell or repair a watch or call philip on  83 216 2623 or 021 4232771 or WhatsApp me  in business hours 8am to 6pm

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ZENO PILOTS
ZENO PILOTS NEW IN BOX
METAL AND STEEL STRAPS INCLUDED
R23,000

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MIDO AUTOMATIC

This magnificent TIMEPIECE  

is simply swiss

R9,999

 

If you want to sell me yr watch /pl e mail me clear pictures to pzetler@mweb.co.za

please include tel nos and location

   

 

 

 

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JUST ARRIVED NEEDS no INTRODUCTIONS,lovely condition box and papers like new  R69,999





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We have a big selection of Hirsch Leather Watch Bracelets in all sizes and colours available in our store.

 

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pzetler@mweb.co.za

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