RARE~EARLY 60s WITTNAUER ELECTRO-CHRON GENT'S WATCH

RARE~EARLY 60s WITTNAUER ELECTRO-CHRON GENT'S WATCH

Regular price $599.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SLICK EARLY 60s WITTNAUER ELECTRO-CHRON GENT'S WATCH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 

 

CASE: STUNNING AND BEEFY ALL-STEEL CASE WITH ROBUST SCREW-BACK MEASURING A LARGE 35.2mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL CROSS-HATCHED AND SIGNED 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 MATTE SILVERY WHITE 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 WILD ELECTRIFIED HANDSET!! POSSIBLY AS CRAZY AND OUTLANDISH AS YOU COULD GET IN THE EARLY 60s.

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A 12 JEWEL LANDERON BASED HYBRID ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WHICH USES A BATTERY TO RUN A BALANCE WHEEL. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST CUTTING EDGE MOVEMENTS FOR THEIR TIME AND AMONGST THE EARLIEST OFFERINGS WITH THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE, BUT IT'S RUNNING STRONG AND KEEPING WITHIN 1 MINUTE A DAY. THIS ONE WAS MODIFIED AT SOME POINT TO ACCEPT THE MORE MODERN AND READILY AVAILABLE 389/390 BATTERY

 

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A FANCY STINGRAY STRAP WHICH LOOKS ULTRA SUAVE ON THIS DUDE.  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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