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Timor - A 9k Gold TV Case Vintage Dress Watch - Stolkace British Made Case - c.1940


A Charming 9k Gold Timor Vintage Dress Watch with Stunning Sunburst Dial, Rich Black Arabics and Unique Stolkace G.A.S British Made Case from c.1940.

Established in 1923, Timor was founded by Mr. Bernheim and Mr. Luthy in La Chaux-de-Fonds, located in the Jura mountains, Switzerland. By the end of the brand’s first year of manufacturing, it was exporting watches throughout Europe with Timor becoming renowned for producing durable, well-made watches. Through the 1930s the brand expanded, and so the focus intensified on quality, ensuring every single piece was tested before leaving the factory, guaranteeing that it would uphold the watchmaker’s strapline: ‘Trust Time, It’s Tested’.

Timor manufactured watches for the MoD in wartime Britain and notably produced one of the "Dirty Dozen" watches, however, the 1960s brought a change in pace for the Timor Watch Company where it began to produce fashion-focused watches and minimalist dress watches with precious metals. This all came to a halt in the 1970s when the Quartz Crisis hit, forcing the Timor Watch Company to close its doors.

What’s On Offer 

This charming 9k vintage gold watch in a rather attractive TV case from Timor is in really nice shape with an ivory textured sunburst dial, blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial, and an outer minute marker. The Arabic numerals are still sharp and the Timor signature is clear.

Interestingly, inside the caseback, is engraved with the sponsor's mark Stolkace G.A.S which refers to George Arnold Stoll, Managing Director of the Elite Bracelet Manufacturing Co. This sponsors mark was first entered at the Chester Assay Office in 1928 and is denoted by the upright sword between three wheat sheaves, you can also see hallmarks for nine carats (·375) gold, the date letter "P" refers to the date, 1940. 

Ultimately the beauty of this watch comes from its stunning sunburst dial which contrasts perfectly with the rich black Arabics, its unique case design, and of course it being gold which really elevates its presence on the wrist given its slight proportions.

What it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in charisma, a little gem in precious metal that would make a beautiful keepsake for any lucky recipient. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: 9K Gold

Dial: Ivory Sunburst

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: Black Leather Strap with Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: mechanical

Caliber: 33 

Jewels: 15j

Waterproof: n/a

Power reserve:

Purchase details

Condition: Very Good

Model Reference :

Date of issue: c.1940

Warranty: 6 months


Width (without crown): 27mm

Lug width: 15.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 30.5

Wrist size: Adjustable