RARE~EARLY 60s SOLID GOLD CAP WITTNAUER ELECTRO-CHRON

RARE~EARLY 60s SOLID GOLD CAP WITTNAUER ELECTRO-CHRON

Regular price $575.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SLICK EARLY 60s WITTNAUER ELECTRO-CHRON WITH RARE GOLD CAP OVER STEEL CASE. 

 

CASE: STUNNING AND BEEFY 2-TONE SOLID GOLD CAP OVER STEEL CASE WITH ROBUST SCREW-BACK MEASURING A LARGE 35.5mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL CROSS-HATCHED  CROWN BY 45mm LUG TO LUG. THIS ONE HAS SOME NICE HEFT TO IT AND WEARS LIKE A DREAM. CHECK OUT THAT GROOVY LIGHTNING BOLT INSCRIPTION ON THE CASEBACK!

 

DIAL: NOW THIS IS A LOOKER. I LOVE THAT CHAMPAGNE DIAL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH JUST A TINY HINT OF AGED PATINA. THE MIRRORED RING THAT RUNS AROUND THE PERIPHERY GIVES THIS A COOL 2-TONE FEEL. BUT, IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT SHOCKING ELECTRO-CHRON LIGHTNING BOLT AT 12 WHICH REALLY EXHILARATES!! POSSIBLY AS CRAZY AND OUTLANDISH AS YOU COULD GET IN THE EARLY 60s.

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A 12 JEWEL LANDERON BASED CAL. 4750 HYBRID ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WHICH USES A BATTERY TO RUN A BALANCE WHEEL AND TICKS WITH A SMOOTH SWEEP AT 18000 BPH. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST CUTTING EDGE MOVEMENTS FOR THEIR TIME. THE CALIBER 4750 WAS THE FIRST SWISS ELECTRONIC OFFERED ON THE MARKET BACK IN 1961. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE, BUT IT'S RUNNING STRONG AND KEEPING WITHIN +/- 10 SECONDS A DAY. THIS ONE WAS MODIFIED AT SOME POINT TO ACCEPT THE MORE MODERN AND READILY AVAILABLE 389/390 BATTERY

 

WATCH COMES ON A PERIOD APPROPRIATE 2-TONE JB CHAMPION STAINLESS STEEL WITH GOLD FILLED TRIM BRACELET.  BRACELET IS CURRENTLY SIZED FOR A 7" WRIST WITH A REMAINING 6 MICRO-ADJUSTS TO SIZE UP. IF YOU ARE A WITTNAUER COLLECTOR, THEN YOU NEED ONE OF THESE IN YOUR COLLECTION. IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR OF ELECTRIC WATCHES FROM THIS ERA....THEN DITTO. THIS IS A FINE SPECIMEN AND HAS A LOT OF WRIST PRESENCE. 

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