Odd watch, Sicura "Jump hour"

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Odd watch, Sicura "Jump hour"

Post by svaglic » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:51 pm

This is a Sicura I picked up about 2-3 years ago. A guy had quite a few of them and was selling them as NOS. I think it is NOS, but the guy had so many that he flooded the market with his own watch and priced himself out of a good price for most of them. A couple sold for 250-299, but by the time I got mine, it was an auction and I got it for around 50 if memory serves right. Enough time has passed and they are bringing a good price again, so even though I don't wear it, it is a watch that should stay at a good price or go up.
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It is 30mm wide and 40mm long, the movement is a 17 jewel, I have not had the back off to identify the movement though. It is the size of a large thumb and it looks better in pictures than in person. It is called a Jump Hour, but it is not a true jump hour. The disc is a slow, gradual turn to a smaller number before slowly turning to the next number as opposed to the snap.
The history of Sicura is interesting; They were a lower end Swiss watch and the owner had the chance to buy Breitling. He thought that the Sicura name would bring down the Breitling name, so he stopped making Sicura. On Ebay, you will see people claim that the Sicura is part of Brietling, it is not, but it is under the same ownership.
Ebay has some good deals on SIcura, I have been wanting one of their divers for a while, but they go for too much money. They have been going up in value too. I'm not sure why, unless people are buying into the Breitling deal. It was a cheaply made watch, I think it is similar to Sheffield and Louvic cheap. (I have a Sheffield and Louvic, so that is how I am making the comparison)
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Re: Odd watch, Sicura "Jump hour"

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:08 pm

Excellent post, Svagy! A jumping hour watch is -- and has been -- on my 'want list' for quite a while now. Android made one in a really beautiful green, but the doggoned thing was just too big and heavy, so I never pulled the trigger (if I may be allowed to use that old 'SHQP-worn' phrase. :roll: ) I keep hoping that Wing the Wild Wang of Wong Way Woad will build a smaller version of the watch, as it really is cool piece. Thanks for getting this thread started, Svagy! :face:
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Re: Odd watch, Sicura "Jump hour"

Post by biglove » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:11 pm

Very unique piece. If you have the means I would love to see a video of it "jumping."

$50! A steal!
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