Item ID:373032162848
Seller ID: brtcarguy
Listing Type: Auction
List Date: 04/27/2020
End Date: 05/04/2020
Category: Alarm
Location: Severna Park, Maryland
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Seiko 1964 tokyo olympics athletes mechanical alarm "coin" clock with provenance


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SEE ALL PHOTOS AND READ THE ENTIRE ITEM DESCRIPTION / SELLER POLICIES BELOW THIS IS A GREAT NEW JERSEY AREA ESTATE OFFERING FOR AN OLYMPICS ENTHUSIAST OR A SEIKO COLLECTOR. IT'S AN ORIGINAL PERIOD SEIKO MECHANICAL WIND UP ALARM DESK CLOCK. THEY WERE CALL "COIN" CLOCKS. THIS ONE WAS A VIP PRESENTATION PIECE FOR THE 1964 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS. THE CLOCK IS FROM THE ESTATE OF MR. PINKUS "PINKY" SOBER. HE WAS A CHAMPION AMATEUR ATHLETE IN THE 1930s & LATER BECAME A MEMBER OF THE U.S. OLYMPICS COMMITTEE FROM THE 1940s-1970s. MR. SOBER WAS AT THE 1964 TOKYO GAMES WHERE HE RECEIVED THIS CLOCK. I HAVE INCLUDED A COUPLE OF ITEMS FROM MR. SOBER'S ESTATE AS GOOD PROVENANCE (AN ORIGINAL GLOSSY B/W PHOTO OF MR. SOBER AT AN EARLIER OLYMPICS VILLAGE AND A LATER OLYMPICS COMMITTEE LETTER ADDRESS TO HIM). THE CLOCK IS GOLD GILDED WITH BLACK ACCENTED GRECO-ROMAN FIGURES RUNNING AROUND THE SIDE. THE SLIDE OPEN TOP PLATE HAS A BAS-RELIEF DISCUS THROWING ATHLETE. THE CASE MEASURES APPROX. 2 1/2" IN DIAMETER. IT SITS ABOUT 1 3/8" TALL. IT HAS A WHITE DIAL WITH GOLD MARKERS. IT'S SIGNED AS SEIKO ON THE DIAL. YOU'RE SEEING THE CLOCK FRESH OUT OF THE ESTATE. AS SOON AS IT WAS ACQUIRED, I WOUND THE CLOCK UP SEVERAL TURNS. IT CAME RIGHT TO LIFE AND HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR HOURS NOW W/O STOPPING. THE DIAL IS MINTY CLEAN. THE CRYSTAL IS CLEAN & CLEAR. THE CLOCK IS NOT ROTTED, BROKEN UP, BADLY BEAT UP, BENT, DENTED UP OR CRACKED. THE ALARM WINDS, SETS, TRIPS AND RINGS. THE LID SLIDES SMOOTH AND STAY CLOSED. IT'S NOT SLOPPY LOOSE OR SEIZED UP. THE CLOCK IS BEING OFFERED WITH NO WARRANTIES OR RETURNS AS A VINTAGE PRE-OWNED MECHANICAL TIMEPIECE FRESH FROM AN ESTATE. PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE NO WAY TO PREDICT OR WARRANTY HOW LONG THE CLOCK WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AFTER GOING THROUGH PRIORITY SHIPPING & IS OWNED BY THE BUYER. THIS IS SIMPLY DUE TO AGE. I DO ASSURE ALL BIDDERS THAT THE TIMEPIECE IS RUNNING, EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, AT THE TIME OF THIS LISTING. IT'S BEING OFFERED DIRECTLY FROM AN ESTATE & AS PICTURED HERE. ** NEVER A RESERVE ** ALL ITEMS I OFFER ARE FROM NUMEROUS EAST COAST E STATES (MOSTLY FROM MARYLAND, WASHINGTON DC, VIRGINIA, NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA). THEY ARE OBTAINED THROUGH CONSIGNMENT OR ESTATE LIQUIDATION PURCHASE. I AM A PROFESSIONAL ESTATE PERSONAL PROPERTY CONSIGNMENT & LIQUIDATION LLC. I AM NOT A "YARD SALER" OR A "PICKER". YOU ARE SEEING THE ITEMS DIRECTLY FROM THE ESTATES. I DO NOT TAMPER WITH ITEMS OR ALTER THEM IN ANY WAY. I WANT BIDDERS TO GET THE ITEMS AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO WHEN THEY CAME OUT OF THE ESTATES. I DESCRIBE ITEMS AS I AM LOOKING AT THEM. I DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT I SEE. ALL ITEMS ARE BEING OFFERED AS FINAL SALES FROM ESTATE LIQUIDATION WITH ALL WEAR OF A USED VINTAGE OBJECT. I WILL ONLY CALL AN ITEM MINT IF I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT IT'S IN MINT CONDITION. I WILL ONLY CALL AN ITEM RARE OR SCARCE IF I TRULY BELIEVE IT TO BE SO. MY AUCTIONS ARE STRAIGHT FORWARD. MY DESCRIPTIONS ARE CLEARLY WRITTEN & PLAIN TO UNDERSTAND. I TAKE NUMEROUS EXCELLENT CLEAR CLOSE-UP PHOTOS OF THE ITEMS. I USE PLAIN BACKGROUNDS AND SIMPLE PLAIN FONTS. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN FLUFFY BORDERS, FANCY BACKGROUNDS, OVERBLOWN WORDING OR CONFUSING FANCY LETTERING FONTS TO PROMOTE HYPE IN ATTEMPT TO MAKE AN ITEM APPEAR MORE SPECTACULAR THAN IT REALLY IS. I WANT BUYERS TO SEE SOMETHING AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO WHAT I AM SEEING WHEN THE ITEM WAS COMES OUT OF THE ESTATE. (I DO NOT USE THE DISTRACTION OF OVER-FLUFFED ADVERTISING IN AN ATTEMPT TO CAUSE AN EMOTIONAL REACTION TO IMPULSE BID & THEN HAVE BUYER'S REMORSE LATER.) COLLECTORS PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. MY ITEMS WILL NOT DISAPPEAR PART WAY THROUGH THE AUCTION. ONCE AN AUCTION IS UP & RUNNING, IT STAYS RUNNING UNTIL THE AUCTION ENDS (UNLESS I MAKE A BAD DESCRIPTION ERROR & HAVE TO END THE AUCTION TO FIX THE PROBLEM & THEN RE-LIST IT.) ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD TO THE WINNING BIDDER AT THE AMOUNT THEY WON IT FOR. I NEVER REFUSE COMPLETION OF A TRANSACTION BASED ON WHAT AN ITEMS SELLS FOR. (IE: IF A VALUABLE ITEM HAPPENS TO GO SUPER CHEAP, YOU GET IT CHEAP.) I CANNOT END AUCTIONS EARLY FOR THE "WHAT WILL YOU TAKE FOR IT NOW?" OR "WHAT IS YOUR BUY IT NOW PRICE?" EMAILS. THE ESTATES USUALLY PREFER STRAIGHT AUCTIONS TO FOLLOW THROUGH. THAT'S THE FUN OF AN AUCTION. PLEASE NOTE: OCCASIONALLY, IF THE ESTATE REQUESTS, I WILL LIST AN ITEM USING THE "BUY IT NOW OR BEST OFFER" FORMAT. ALSO, I NEVER PUT A RESERVE ON ANY AUCTION. RESERVES ARE JUST A PHONY WAY OF TRYING TO SELL SOMETHING BY GIVING THE ILLUSION OF AN AUCTION. I HOPE ALL OF MY ITEMS WILL GO TO PEOPLE WHO WILL ENJOY THEM. I WILL GLADLY ACCEPT A RETURN IF I DO MAKE A GROSS ERROR IN DESCRIPTION. IF I MADE NO GROSS ERRORS, THE ITEM IS AN ESTATE FINAL SALE WITH NO RETURN. THIS IS MERELY DUE TO THE ITEMS BEING ANTIQUES / VINTAGE / PRE-OWNED. I CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS FOR: BUYER'S REMORSE, FALSE or FRIVOLOUS COMPLAINTS MADE IN AN ATTEMPT TO MASK BUYER'S REMORSE OR FRAUDULENT RETURN DEMANDS USING FEEDBACK INTIMIDATION. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE THE ITEM ENDS. I CANNOT CANCEL A TRANSACTION FOR QUESTIONS ASKED AFTER THE ITEM HAS ENDED. I CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN BROKEN, TAKEN APART, ALTERED OR TAMPERED WITH IN ANY WAY BY THE BUYER. I CANNOT OFFER ANY WARRANTIES OR RETURNS ON MECHANICAL ITEMS OR WATCHES IN REFERENCE TO HOW LONG THEY WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE PROPERLY AFTER RECEIVED BY THE BUYER. I TEST ALL WIND UP, ELECTRIC, MECHANICAL TYPE ITEMS & WATCHES BEFORE LISTING & THEN DESCRIBE WHAT I SEE WHEN THEY ARE LISTED. I CANNOT OFFER ANY WARRANTIES OR RETURNS IN REFERENCE TO PRECISE TIME KEEPING ACCURACY OF VINTAGE PRE-OWNED WATCHES/CLOCKS. THIS IS SIMPLY DUE TO BEING PRE-OWNED OLD VINTAGE TIMEPIECES THAT WILL GO THROUGH RAPID TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE AND CLIMATE CHANGES DURING PRIORITY SHIPPING. I HAVE NO WAY TO PREDICT HOW WELL AN OLD WATCH/CLOCK WILL CONTINUE TO RUN PROPERLY OR KEEP GOOD TIME AFTER IT IS SHIPPED & OWNED BY THE BUYER. MY INDICATED OBSERVATIONS IN THE DESCRIPTION ARE WHAT THE WATCH/CLOCK IS DOING IN FRONT OF ME AT THE TIME OF THE LISTING. ALL VINTAGE TOYS, MODEL TRAINS & HOBBY ITEMS ARE BEING OFFERED FOR ADULT COLLECTORS / MODELERS / HOBBYISTS / BUILDERS. THEY ARE NOT BEING OFFERED AS WARRANTED SAFETY CERTIFIED CHILD'S TOYS FOR PLAY USE. MANY OF MY ITEMS COME FROM BEING STORED IN OLD ESTATES FOR MANY YEARS. JUST TO BE SAFE WHEN BIDDING, PLEASE ASSUME THEY POSSIBLY DID NOT COME FROM SMOKE FREE HOMES. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SMELLS "OLD" TO SOMEONE, OR WHAT "SMELLS LIKE SMOKE" TO SOMEONE. I CANNOT OFFER ANY RETURNS FOR AN ITEM THAT A BUYER SAYS "SMELLS OLD" OR "SMELLS LIKE SMOKE". MOST OF THE ITEM I OFFER ARE OLD. JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY SMOKED BACK THEN... SOME OF MY ITEMS SAT FOR DECADES IN OLD ESTATE HOMES WHERE THERE WAS PROBABLY SMOKING GOING ON AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. PLEASE REMIT PAYPAL PAYMENTS WITHIN 3 DAYS OF AUCTION'S END. I AM VERY FRIENDLY & ACCOMMODATING, BUT NON-PAYING / NO CONTACT BIDDERS DESTROY THE VALUE OF ITEMS. IF A WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT PAY FOR AN ITEM, I WILL HAVE TO FILE AN EBAY NON-PAYMENT CASE TO RECOUP THE EBAY FEES. (I DO NOT SIMPLY CANCEL "ORDERS". THE WINNING BIDDERS ARE NOT MERELY "PLACING ORDERS". THEY ARE OUTBIDDING MULTIPLE PEOPLE TO GET THE ITEM.) I SHIP WITHIN 5 DAYS OF A CLEARED PAYMENT. (99% OF THE TIME, IT'S WITHIN A DAY TO TWO.) I ALWAYS TRY TO PACK MULTIPLE SMALL PURCHASES IN ONE BOX TO SAVE THE WINNING BIDDER A BIT ON THE SHIPPING/PACKING COST (AS LONG AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO W/O RISK OF DAMAGING ITEMS BY JAMMING THEM IN ONE BOX.) I NEVER STACK FULL SHIPPING COSTS FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER UNLESS THEY HAVE TO BE PACKED IN SEPARATE BOXES FOR SAFETY IN TRANSIT. (MOST LARGE & HEAVY ITEMS SHIPPED VIA UPS WILL HAVE TO BE PACKED IN SEPARATE BOXES FOR SAFETY IN TRANSIT.) I SHIP ALL SMALL ITEMS IN THE USA VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL W/ DEL CONF. FOR SAFETY IN TRANSIT, ALL ITEMS OVER $750 ARE SHIPPED WITH USPS SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION. I DO NOT SHIP ANYTHING VIA USPS PARCEL POST, USPS 1ST CLASS OR FED-EX AT ALL. I SHIP ALL VERY LARGE & HEAVY ITEMS VIA INSURED UPS GROUND. THERE IS NO UPS GROUND SHIPPING TO ALASKA OR HAWAII. ALL ITEMS SHIPPED TO ALASKA / HAWAII WILL HAVE TO BE SENT VIA AIRMAIL. THIS WILL COST A GOOD BIT MORE THAN NORMAL UPS GROUND IN THE LOWER 48 STATES. THE UPS SHIPPING COST SHOWN IN MY LISTINGS IS FOR INSURED UPS GROUND IN THE LOWER 48 STATES. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT ANY LARGE ITEM AIRMAIL SHIPPING COST BEFORE THE ITEM IS WON. I CANNOT CANCEL TRANSACTIONS FOR LARGE ITEM SHIPPING COSTS AFTER THE ITEM IS WON. ALSO, I DO NOT OFFER LOCAL PICK-UP AT ALL DUE TO A HORRIFIC BUSINESS SCHEDULE. I ONLY SHIP ITEMS. NO EXCEPTIONS. FOREIGN BUYERS USING A 3RD PARTY FREIGHT FORWARDING COMPANY WITH A USA MAILING ADDRESS TO CIRCUMVENT MY PROHIBITED COUNTRIES LIST, TAKE CAREFUL NOTICE: ALL OF MY AUCTIONS ARE USA ONLY LISTINGS. I DO NOT SHIP OUT OF THE USA. I CONSIDER THE INDICATED EBAY REGISTERED U.S.A. MAILING ADDRESS AS THE BUYER'S ADDRESS. (THE UNKNOWN OVERSEAS LOCATION THE BOX WILL EVENTUALLY BE FREIGHT FORWARDED TO IS NOT THE BUYER'S ADDRESS TO ME.) I DO NOT OFFER DISCOUNTS OR RETURNS FOR COMPLAINTS MADE BY THE BUYER AFTER THE BOX GOES THROUGH 3RD PARTY FREIGHT FORWARDING / UNKNOWN 3RD PARTY HANDS. I DO NOT WRITE ANY FREIGHT FORWARDING CUSTOMER ID NUMBERS (DISGUISED AS FAKE "SUITE - APARTMENT - ATTN: - C/O, NUMBERS, JUMBLED CODE LETTERS, ETC...) ANYWHERE ON THE BOX OR ADDRESS LABEL. I ONLY WRITE THE WINNING BIDDER'S ACTUAL REGISTERED EBAY USER NAME AND ONLY ADDRESSES THAT THE USPS POST OFFICE OR UPS MAILING ADDRESS COMPUTERS CONFIRM AS THE ACTUAL ADDRESS.

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