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Welcome and thanks for visiting my vintage watches, military watches and marine chronometers web site!  Please be sure to add this vintage timepieces site to your "bookmarks".  

My background:  I am an active member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1988 and the Society for Military Horologists.  Some of my watches and bands appeared in movies such as Hart's War with Bruce Willis and Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks. We recently opened an office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands along a canal as well as a distribution point in near Baltimore, MD, USA.

Quality:  I strive to accurately grade all pieces and to describe any detracting features that would concern me as a collector. There is a five day "no questions asked" return privilege on all pieces.  I only request that returns be as well packed and in the same condition as originally sent by me.

Visit my site regularly as I will try to have new items of interest on a consistent basis. If you'd like to receive advance notice of new products as well as horology newsletters, please email me and I'll add you to my mailing list.

Now Buying: I collect navigational & military timepieces and am always interested in marine chronometers, deck watches, military timepieces, unique watches, and navigational instruments to add to my collection.  I am currently seeking nice examples of chronometers, clocks and other precision timepieces, including entire collections, made by the following makers and firms: Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Cartier, Gubelin, Hamilton, Elgin, Golay, Breguet, Chrysler, Longines, Negus, Vacheron & Constantin, Marathon, Mercer, Movado, Omega, Patek Philippe, Naviquartz, Navitest, Bulova Accutron, J. Sewill, Charles Frodsham, Lange & Sohne (Lange & Söhne), Paul Ditisheim, Rolex, Milgauss, Gibbs, Type A7 navigation avigation wristwatch, Tornek Rayville, Quartz electronic, Dent, John Roger Arnold, Arnold & Dent, Winnerl, Bond, Waltham, Solvil, Thomas Earnshaw, Louis Kurtz, Paul Stübner, Chronometerwerke, Ehrlich, Jensen, Gerstenberger, Liedecke, Löbner, Ludolph, Pavlicek, Prell, Gera, Raabe, Schmidt, Schuchmann, Thielemann, Tietz, Wiegand, Peine, Tompion, Knibb, Graham, Quare, Berthoud, Western Electric, Westrex, Seiko, Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Air King and any others.... in any condition.

Feel free to contact me if you, or someone you know, has a chronometer (chronometre), deck watch or military timepiece(s), or unusual watch for sale or trade.  Even if I am not interested, I will be glad to recommend other collectors that may be.  I'm also glad to recommend resources to research your timepiece.

CONTACT ME: Best is via E-mail: Chris Hooper: chronometers@gmail.com  

Phone: Direct office phone: 440.574.6539 or Direct mobile USA phone: 301.501.7494 (from 9AM to 10PM EST).

Direct UK and NL phone: + 1280 764 365 (from 8AM to 10PM GCT).

You may also Fax me: 801.504.3321 (pls. e-mail me at above address to let me know I have a fax waiting).

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