The LOV Espadon Swordfish vintage racer watch is a special French watch model made in the 1960s. LOV started as a family business and ended up producing some amazing watches, the LOV Espadon (Swordfish) being one of the 2 most iconic watches from their range.
The 1960s French Diver Watch is still in working condition and features a very rare dial. We can see an outer racer ring which is something very rare to find. At 30mm this is a small to medium-sized watch, which at the time was considered quite big.
The watch features a subdial for the seconds at 6 o'clock.
Model: Espadon (Swordfish).
Diver Case watch. Antimagnetic. Condition: Good.
Case diameter: 30 mm.
Stainless steel back. Base metal case.
The watch is in full working condition.
LOV was the brand name of the family business, Ets Hubert Lambert et Fils, whose workshops were on the rue Maréchal Foch. The original name of the village was Lac Ou Villers, hence LOV. LOV was recognized in the trade as being one of the better quality marques of the lower mid-price range, and produced, as well as the various Précisions, a later varied range called Espadon (Swordfish), and the Aqua Sports range amongst others.
LOV traded successfully through the 1950s and '60s, still under family control, and a number of the company's promotional items can still be found, ranging from Buvards to football keyrings!
About mechanical watches
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time,as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring whichmust be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.
Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection.
From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty.
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Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.
The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly.
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