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Details about  Vintage Helbros Invincible Meridian France 17J Orig Boxes Papers Needs Service

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Vintage Helbros Invincible Meridian France 17J Orig Boxes Papers Needs Service
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** Vintage model Meridian Invincible in remarkable condition, possibly never worn; requires

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Sep 09, 2013 19:14:11 PDT
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Condition: Pre-owned : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: ** Vintage model Meridian Invincible in remarkable condition, possibly never worn; requires cleaning, oiling and servicing as it only runs for an hour or so; original Airflex band, display box and outer box; paperwork includes Lifetime Guarantee, Airflex band info, and Calendar insert; crystal, case and band in very good + vintage condition; waterproof, 17J movement; please refer to photos and description below **



Vintage (1920-1970)




Mechanical: Hand-winding





Band Material:

Stainless Steel



This listing is for a vintage Helbros 17J Invincible watch in remarkable aesthetic condition.  This watch requires a full servicing, as it only runs for about an hour (see more details below). The model is a Meridian, and indicated on the outer box, and it originally retailed for $45.00 dollars. I cannot ascertain the exact date of manufacture. The watch appears completely original, and frankly, I do not think it was ever worn. The dial notes “Helbros” with its logo in red above, and “Invincible” below; “France” is noted at the very bottom of the dial beneath the six position. The date indicator is located between the four and five position. The back notes, “Shock Resistant” in the center circle, and “Stainless Steel Back, Waterproof, Antimagnetic” on the outer circle.

Included with this watch is original plastic display case in red, and the original outer box. The outer box notes “Waterproof, Gents, 17 Jewels, Meridian and $45.00” on the side sticker. The interior of the display case includes the original Helbros Lifetime Guarantee, an Airflex insert about the band, and an insert for the calendar function. It also includes a little tab noting $39.99. The hinge works well, and the box still presents very nicely. The only issue of note is that the interior red on the bottom has begun to flake off into tiny specks.

As to condition, it is in very good plus to nearly remarkable, new old stock condition. Again, I do not think it was ever worn; if it was, it was worn minimally at best. The crystal does not present with any scratches or scuffs; the case is in similarly excellent condition, with no obvious scratches or scuffs; the dial is in beautiful, unrestored shape, free from any obvious flaws or items of concern. The Airflex band does not appear to have been altered or sized, and is also in scratch free condition. aside from some slight scuffing where it hinges at the bottom of the watch.

As I am not a jeweler or a watchmaker, I cannot extend any additional warranties, etc. relative to this piece and it is being sold as-is. I have not tested this watch for accuracy other than winding it and running it. The watch runs for about an hour when fully wound and then stops. Obviously, it would certainly benefit from a cleaning, oiling, and servicing since I doubt it has been used since its original purchase. I have not removed the back to photograph the movement as I do not possess the proper tool, and I simply do not want to risk scratching the case or the back.

Please refer to the photographs attached, as they speak for themselves and tell a far more compelling story than I ever could. This is a truly spectacular example of the Helbros Invincible line.

Please be sure to review my other listings.

Payment and Shipping: I only accept payment via Paypal and will only ship to confirmed addresses in the continental United States only, no exceptions.  I will not accept bids / purchases from Buyers with zero feedback or less than three (3) positive feedback, no exceptions.

Due to size and weight, shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail, well protected in a Medium flat rate box.

Final Note:  I have worked very hard for over nine years to ensure and protect my 100% rating and I intend to keep it that way.  I have sold over 250 items and all feedback has been positive thus far. To that end, should you have any issues at all with your purchase, for any reason, please contact me prior to leaving feedback so the matter can be resolved amicably.  I also offer a full refund (less shipping) for any unsatisfactory / grossly not as described items.

Thank you for looking, and please contact me with any questions prior to purchasing.

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