TRIPPY~EARLY 70s WITTNAUER ELECTRONIC

TRIPPY~EARLY 70s WITTNAUER ELECTRONIC

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FOR SALE IS A MEGA FUNKY EARLY 70s WITTNAUER ELECTRONIC TRANSISTORIZED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MEN'S WATCH WITH SOME SERIOUS 'TUDE.

 

CASE: STUNNING AND BEEFY UFO GOLD FILLED CASE MEASURING A LARGE 41.6mm NOT INCLUDING CROWN BY 39 LUG TO LUG. THIS ONE HAS SOME NICE HEFT TO IT AND WEARS LIKE A DREAM. CHECK OUT THAT GORGEOUS AND PERFECTLY PRESERVED BRUSHED FINISH WITH AND SHARP CHAMFERS. SOME SIGNS OF WEAR ON THE CASEBACK, BUT THE TOP SIDE LOOKS DARN PRISTINE. 

 

DIAL: KA-BOOM!!!. JUST TAKE A GANDER AT THAT GOLDEN FACE IN MINTY SHAPE. THERE'S A LOT TO LOOK AT HERE WITH THOSE TOWERING AND CHUNKY APPLIED GOLD/BLUE MARKERS WHICH MATCH NICELY WITH THAT CLASSIC HANDSET. THE “TRANSISTORIZED” LOGO AT 6 IS A FUN FUTURISTIC TOUCH. I TOTALLY DIG THE DATE AT 4:30 VIEWED UNDER THAT INTERNAL CYCLOPS.

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A 13 JEWEL ESA 9154 BASED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MOVEMENT WHICH USES A BATTERY TO RUN A BALANCE WHEEL AND TICKS WITH A SMOOTH HI-BEAT SWEEP AT 28000 BPH. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST CUTTING EDGE MOVEMENTS FOR THEIR TIME. THIS ONE KEEPS GOOD TIME AND RUNS LIKE A CHAMP.

 

WATCH COMES ON A 20mm STITCHLESS BROWN LEATHER STRAP WHICH ANCHORS THIS SUCKER DOWN ON THE WRIST FIRMLY. WITTNAUER IS ONE OF THOSE CLASSIC WATCH COMPANIES WHICH MADE SOME REAL STANDOUT PIECES DURING THE 60s AND 70s. THE BRAND WAS ONE OF THE PIONEERS IN THE EARLY 60s WITH THESE EARLY BATTERY OPERATED WATCHES. THESE ELECTRONIC PIECES USE A TECHNOLOGY THAT PRE-DATES BOTH THE TUNING FORK AND THE QUARTZ TECHNOLOGY AND ARE JUST A BLAST TO OPERATE. THIS ONE HAS A TON OF FUNKY CHARM AND SCRATCHES THAT 60s/70s GOLD ITCH QUITE NICELY. 

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