Mega-Rare HOGA/LIP Directime Jump Hour by Prince Francois de Baschmakoff
This watch was SOLD on January 31, 2015 (Destination: San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.).
Dial Width: 28 mm
Dial Height: 8 mm
|Movement: 17 jewels automatic
Case: gold-plated steel
Case Width: 35 mm without crown
Case Height: 40 mm with lugs
Case Number: 9150, 2321
Movement Number: AS1902 - R879 MJ
Bracelet Width: 18 mm
Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)
This is an authentic Swiss-made HOGA Directime Baschmakoff Jump-Hour Automatic Watch with Date display.
- ORIGINAL/Complate HOGA with new band & clasp!
- white detail against black dial
- DIGITAL JUMP hour, minute & second windows
- gold-plated steel case, crown & clasp
- stainless steel back
- new black leather band
- 17 jewels automatic movement
This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!
The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.
Some pictures were taken with flash, some without; showing slight variations in the value or tone of the gold-plated case.
This HOGA Directime Baschmakoff is a top quality jump hour with a high-grade AS1902 - R879 automatic calibre. It was marketed under different labels as Hoga, Damas, Lip, Vulcain.
Baschmakoff redesigned the jump hour in the 1970s by having spinning discs align at a particular point to display time, which is viewed through a porthole.
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Here is a vintage magazine ad featuring jump hour watch models designed by Prince Francois de Baschmakoff - one of them being the stainless steel variant of the watch we have for sale.
In this ad, the HOGA Directime is marketed under the LIP Label.
[Read more about the LIP & Baschmakoff history at the LIP official website] [Image Source: Watchismo (November 24, 2014) • About LIP Page 2 (Article) • Retrieved from http://watchismo.com...]
This HOGA Directime Baschmakoff was available in limited ground-breaking models by renowned designer Prince Francois de Baschmakoff.
The Digital Jump Hour Watch is a product of the space-age era & was considered one of the most modern & contemporary analog approaches to time-telling then (before the attack of the digital quartz)!
EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.
INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.
*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
gold-plated steel case
matte black dial or face
black/white DIGITAL JUMP hour, minute & second windows
painted white HOGA name, "AUTOMATIC" & "SWISS" at right side of the dial
original HOGA gold-plated steel crown
original HOGA acrylic crystal
new black leather band
new gold-plated steel clasp
case back embossed with "DIRECTIME", "FOND ACIER", "SWISS MADE" & "MOD. DEPOSE"
We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage
reverse side of case back embossed with serial numbers
Swiss-made HOGA 17 jewels automatic movement - tested by our experienced technician
The movement is a AS1902 - R879 automatic calibre as specified in the magazine ad!
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