Hello,I am selling a watch from the German brand Exquisit, founded in 1950 by Hugo Weinman, and based in the heart of the German watchmaking cradle, in the city of Pforzheim (Stowa, Laco, Arctos, Provita, Para, Ormo, ...):Model identical to Lip Stop called "Parking" or "Parkmeter" produced at the same time.
The 60-minute disk at 12:00, which resets via the push button, allowed a mark on the parking time that remained before having to return parts in the parking meter.
The name "minStop" was used by several brands of the time, such as Buren or Vulcain, often with a case that was specific to each brand:An advertisement from 1969 which presents the dressed version of the mark: Very rare model in a diving watch version. The only other model I have found is a Vuclain minStop (dial / hands identical to mine), original left and right a bit hacked with a Timex bezel and another crown):
Like the others, it is equipped with the Durowe 471-4 movement:CHARACTERISTICS :- Brand: Exquisit- Model: minStop- Years: 1960s- Movement: Mechanical, with manual winding- Caliber: Durowe 471-4 (17 jewels, 21,600 A / h, 40h RoW, shockproof)- Case: Chromed brass- Case finish: Polished- Bezel diameter: 38 mm- Lugs to lugs: 42 mm- Luge width: 18 mm - Thickness: 13 mm- Dial: Black- Index: Painted and luminescent- Hands: Luminescent- Bezel: Rotating and bidirectional- Glass: Curved Plexiglas- Back: Screwed, in stainless steel- Water resistance (not checked): 15 atm = 150 metersSTATUS :- The watch is in very good condition / very well preserved for its age (see photos).- The plexiglass is new (changed in December 2019).WORKING ORDER :
- The movement works perfectly with a drift of only 7 seconds / 24 hours as well as 41 hours of power reserve.
- Please note, however, that when it is reset to zero, the disc is very slightly shifted to the right, equivalent to around fifteen seconds (see photo below).MISCELLANEOUS: - Apart from the plexiglass, the rest of the watch is entirely original.- The watch is sold with its hang tag "Exquisit".- I offer it on a Tropic type 70s strap in 18mm in excellent condition (close to n.o.s.), for a vintage plunge look. But you can leave it on another model if it is not suitable (see below).PICTURES :
The case :
The slices :
The plexiglas :
The case back :
The movement :
On the strap :
Wristshot :If the strap is not suitable, possibility of changing it by another model.* Brown leather / 18mm white stitching for a dressy look:* New black 18mm NATO for a casual look:
The slight shift of the disk when it is reset:The advantage with its square case and the diameter of its 38 mm bezel is that it is much easier to wear than the 34 mm Lip Stop / Paul Garnier Minu-Stop dress watches:
A very rare and very beautiful collector's item!PRICE :290
net to me + shipping cost Shipping cost : - EU : 13
with tracking number but without insurance / 16
with tracking number and insurance- Others : 25
with tracking number but without insurance / 28
with tracking number and insurance
Payment by bank transfer.
No trades !CONTACT :
Private message or mail : nicor77 @ gmail dot com (without the spaces)