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Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Wristwatch

Auction:
3295M
Lot:
191
Sold for:
$86,100$70,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3295M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 11, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Wristwatch, c. 1966, stainless steel water-resistant antimagnetic dive watch with sweep center second hand made for the U.S. Navy, bidirectional revolving black bezel with luminous unit indication, screw-back engraved with military markings, "MIL-W-22176," serial no. 0287, movement marked "seventeen jewels Tornek-Rayville No. TR-900," with brass dust cover, dia. 40 mm.

Note: A gift in the mid-1970s to the consignor from his father, a submariner in the South Pacific through WWII and the Korean War, after which he was assigned to surface ships. Retired in 1955, he continued to volunteer with Naval retiree organizations. This example was used for recreational dives off the Mid-Atlantic coast until the mid-1980s.
Estimate $60,000-80,000

original lume to dial and hands, crystal has some deep scratches, nicks to object right case lug at 6 o'clock, lume loss to the 20 minute marking on bezel, file scratches to case back from attempted opening but still shows the majority of the wording and specs, currently running and lossing a couple minutes a day.


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