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CYMA - R. 485.2 AUTOROTOR WATERSPORT CYMAFLEX - 2 . 217760 512 - Men - CIRCA 1960

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Calibre R. 485.2 - Movement Number 401236 - Case & Back High Grade Stainless Steel

Brand: CYMA
Model: R. 485.2 AUTOROTOR WATERSPORT CYMAFLEX
Reference Number: 2 . 217760 512
Gender: Men
Period: CIRCA 1960
Movement: Calibre R. 485.2 - Movement Number 401236
Case material: Case & Back High Grade Stainless Steel
Type: Analogue wristwatch (More lots)
Shipped Insured: Yes
Condition: Worn & in very good condition

◄N.B. Daylight photos can vary; workshop photos are taken under special light. Macro lens used; in enlarged photos you'll see things you wouldn't normally! I don't use enhancement software.►

!A BETTER ENGINEERED WATCH THAN AN OMEGA FOR FAR LESS MONEY!

Case diameter: 34.15mms less original signed crown
Strap type/material: Handmade Brasilian Buffalo leather
Strap size: Wrist>>>21.00cms
Dial: Fine Champagne 'Sun Burst' with time-earned patina
Movement: Inhouse 27 jewels sweep second; jewelled rotor bearings; QuickSet date; CymaFlex-1 Antishock. Recent service (10/2017). Checked for auction; keeps time
Calibre: #R. 458.2; Google ' CYMA R.458.2 ranfft' for details of this world-class movement

HISTORY & NOTES

A rare R.458.2 Autorotor from my CYMA collection, that is in well-above average considering its age; fitted with a special handmade strap.

Examine photos carefully; they form the majority of this great Swiss vintage watch's description.

Your AutoRotor will be well wrapped (see my Feedback; bid with confidence!) and shipped via Colissimo Insured & Signed For.

Nota Bene: Watches are never guaranteed waterproof

Errors & Omissions Excepted

All Copyrights Acknowledged

© AntMat's Auto Matters & Watches 2019

ANTMAT IS AN ABBREVIATION OF ANTERIOR MATTERS (PAST TIMES!)

I have been collecting good vintage watches for more than 50 years, starting with Tavannes/Cymas and later Crotons. The Croton collection started following a chance meeting with a retired USAAF Colonel at the US Airforce base at Lakenheath, Suffolk in 1982. He had retired to the UK having married a local girl post WW2.

When I retired to France over 12 years ago, I started collecting French watches; LIP, YEMA and various interesting Divers' watches from the Jacques Cousteau era.

My first watch was a Tavannes/Cyma issued to my mother during the London 'Blitz' in WW2. Like many of my watches, this one has an interesting history. My mother joined the ATS (The Auxiliary Territorial Service) early in 1941 and became one of a fleet of drivers who chauffeured the likes of Winston Churchill and later General Eisenhower.

One day one of her friends was a couple of minutes late picking up Mr. Churchill and was given a 'rollicking' by the great man:

“Why are you late?”, he roared. “Time is precious and we do not have enough of it. Time is running out – we must not, indeed we cannot waste it!”

In tears my mother's friend replied, “I am sorry Sir but I do not have a watch and the clock in the car must be a bit slow.”

Tearing a page off his notebook he scribbled something on it and said, “Take this to the Ministry of Supply the very minute you drop me off and demand to see the Minister personally by my order. My mother's friend gave the Minister Churchill's note who said to her, “Tell Mr. Churchill that his order will be placed immediately and you girls will all receive watches as soon as possible.”

The watches arrived two weeks later! How they came is another story!

So that was watch number one which my mother gave me when I went away to school about 13 years later. I still have it and it still keeps time.

Once I started work, I bought a watch a month for about 20 years and then on average 1.5 a month for the next 20 years. This formed the basis of my collection though I still buy the odd watch for parts or sometimes because I feel like it!

I have always cared about my watches and when I sell one it is like losing an old friend. Accordingly I try and make sure that they are in good order and/or serviced before being well packed. Furthermore I am proud to say that I have now sold well over 1,000 good vintage watches on Catawiki.

Finally I strongly recommend that you read my Feedback; it tells its own story!

Well I must go - time flies when you're my age,

AntMat

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Catawiki member since March 31, 2015, received 560 reviews in total (122 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 100% (122 reviews)
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    très bien en tout point. Je suis ravi.
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    user-249b4ae January 16, 2020

    Response by seller
    Je suis très heureux que vous êtes ravi.

    AM
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    envoie tres bien protégé.
    montre répondant exactement au descriptif. tres bon etat de la montre.
    photos répondant exactement a la montre.ce qui est rare pour être souligné.vendeur très sérieux.merci
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    user-5ca332c January 10, 2020

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    Very well packed and swiftly sent to me. Shipment also included direct contact details and a printed short guide on how to treat you vintage watch.
    100% satisfactorily👍🏻
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    Patman70 December 31, 2019

  • Great service from AntMat! Received my watch in mint condition and it came with a nice letter and user instructions. Extremely happy with it and I would certainly recommend AntMat to all watch lovers!

    user-1e695f3 December 30, 2019

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    Prachtig horloge .....
    heel correcte en professionele verkoper
    Top !!
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    user-19047a2 December 23, 2019

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    Paquet de qualité mais le prix est excessif.
    Défaut sur un Plexi non mentionné dans l'annonce.
    Je ne suis pas content de cet achat.
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    mayamclevin December 21, 2019

    Response by seller
    Je suis malheureux que la montre ait été vendue à quelqu'un qui ne connaît évidemment rien des montres vintage. Vous avez demandé à retourner votre LIP car vous n'aviez pas remarqué la taille du cadran. Quand j'ai refusé, vous m'avez dit que je vous avais trompé car vous ne pouviez pas voir sur les photos une incrémentation de 1,00 sur le cristal. La photo 11 montre clairement qu'il y a eu une légère inclusion.

    Vous avez déclaré que l'étiquette du bracelet ZRC contemporain pratiquement neuf n'était pas fournie. Cela a été placé dans une enveloppe à l'intérieur de l'enveloppe extérieure pour la protéger. Le bracelet valait environ un tiers de ce que vous avez payé pour la montre - révisé, je peux ajouter par un maître horloger. J'ai parlé à deux horlogers marseillais qui m'ont dit que 70€ était un prix raisonnable pour l'entretien!

    Je rachèterais la montre moins le coût de ma commission à Catawiki plus l'emballage/frais de port égal à 106,60€ et des excuses.

    Offre ouverte à 28/12/19
  • Goods as described in the auction. Fast shipment. Thx!

    Antonob December 14, 2019

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    Beautiful watch, exactly as described. Thanks!
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    vinyl1st December 10, 2019

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    Article conforme à la description, très bonne communication. Envoi rapide et soigné.
    C'est parfait ! À recommander sans hésitation.

    TOP VENDEUR
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    user-f0bb2db November 28, 2019

    Response by seller
    Je suis ravi que tout se passe bien et j'espère que vous avez aimée la boîte dans laquelle la montre est arrivée!

    Merci pour votre évaluation.
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    Oggetto imballato alla perfezione. Un’accuratezza impressionante. Perfettamente rispondente alla descrizione. Ottimo in tutto.
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    user-f8d8ff5 November 20, 2019

  • Perfect packing. Good communication and service. Just a little mistake that...... will be resolved with my money.

    user-f1c14d2 November 19, 2019

    Response by seller
    I am very sorry about this. The photos were taken before my watchmaker carried out work on the watch. He was also doing work on another YEMA and has made a mistake. I will send you a message later about the solution.

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    Merci ! Très pro. Rapide et bon emballage. 👍🏼
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    user-e81612b November 16, 2019

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    Je suis très heureux que vous êtes heureux"
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    Thank you very much,
    very nice watch in good condition!
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    user-d993f0b November 6, 2019

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    BUONGIORNO SONO MOLTO CONTENTO DELL'ACQUISTO.ARRIVATO IERI...NON MOLTO CONTENTO DEL SPEDIZIONIERE..UN ODISSEA X RITIRARLO.
    OROLOGIO SEMPLICE MA MOLTO BELLO.PECCATO CHE NON CONOSCO L'INGLESE PERCHÈ C'ÈUNASTIRIADALEGGERERIGUARDOL'OROLOGIO
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    user-1b684d6 November 6, 2019

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    Não consegui resistir ao pequeno Tavannes. Anos 20? Parece que os anos não passaram por ele.
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    nnunopam November 5, 2019

    Response by seller
    Os pequenos Tavannes eram amados há muito tempo. É por isso que alguns relógios ainda são ótimos depois de quase 100 anos!
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    The watch is in very good conditions and keeps time.
    Useful suggestions for maintenance and future care.
    Professional packaging, one of the best I've ever seen.
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    eugeniobaldini October 21, 2019

    Response by seller
    Thank you very much for your overwhelmingly generous Feedback. There will be more like this to come in the future.

    Delivery times to Italy seem to have improved -4 days!!!

    AM
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    OK!!!!OK!!!!!
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    etom1943 October 18, 2019

    Response by seller
    Mille grazia - grazia mille!
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    Very nice watch, even nicer in real than in description :-)
    Quick shipment... Top seller ! Thx
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    Cartellino October 17, 2019

    Response by seller
    Sorry for the delay which was due to an unexpected technical glitch! Thank you for your great patience during the protracted delivery period. At least it was worth it and only demonstrates my conscientiousness in making sure that my customers receive their watches in as good a condition as possible.

    Finally thank you for your continued confidence in buying yet another watch from me.

    Salut & Àb,

    AM
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    Very positive over the way the seller handled the sending of the watch. It was quick and very well protected. Compliments!
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    MarkCompeer October 6, 2019

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    super bien emballée et livraison rapide. je vous remercie et recommande
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    user-92ca430 September 27, 2019

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    Quick and friendly transaction, beautifully running watch.
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    rjmec September 22, 2019

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    Superbe emballage digne de Fort Knox superbe montre
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    thomasdelran September 21, 2019

    Response by seller
    Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire très genereux!

    AntMat
  • He recibido justo el reloj que vi en la subasta y estoy contento. Si vuelvo a ver en subasta algo que me guste lo comprare. La experiencia ha sido buena.

    user-a50b08c September 17, 2019

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    My (small) Cymas collection lacked a Tavannes. No more missing. Thanks
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    nnunopam September 16, 2019

    Response by seller
    Happy that you are happy Nuno. Keep up the CYMA/Tavannes collection!

    AM
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    etom1943 September 10, 2019

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