SPORTY~50s WAKMANN VENUS 188 CHRONOGRAPH

SPORTY~50s WAKMANN VENUS 188 CHRONOGRAPH

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY IS A SPORTY 1950s WAKMANN GENT’S CHRONO IN FABULOUS CONDITION RUNNING ON A CLEAN VENUS 188. SIGNED 3X

 

  • CASE: CLASSY CHROMED CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MEASURING 36mm NOT INCLUDING CROWN.  CASE HAS NO SIGNS OF WEAR IN THE CHROME AND LOOKS REALLY SHARP AND CLEAN. BECAUSE OF THE THIN BEZEL, RELATIVELY LONGER LUG TO LUG AND THICK CASE, THIS FELLA WEARS PRETTY SOLID ON THE WRIST. 

 

  • DIAL: SIMPLY STUNNING.  THIS IS THE PERFECT COMBO OF PATINA, GILTED ACCENTS, AND CLASSIC 50s CHRONO DESIGN LANGUAGE.  I LOVE THAT MILDLY AGED CREME DIAL THAT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE AN OLD MAP OR THE PAGE OF A CLASSIC BOOK. THE GILTED NUMERALS ON THE DIAL LOOK STUNNING. FOR ME, THOSE DAUPHINE HANDS WITH THE AGED LUME REALLY SEALS THE DEAL.  THIS IS JUST SUCH A WELL EXECUTED DIAL. 

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS CHRONO IS POWERED BY THE CLASSIC VENUS 188 WHICH IS LOOKING MIGHTY CLEAN .  ALL FUNCTIONS WORK PERFECTLY AND WATCH HAS BEEN KEEPING TIME AND CHRONO FUNCTIONS CRISPLY.  I DO NOT KNOW THE SERVICE HISTORY BUT THIS IS A STRONG RUNNER WITH GOOD AMPLITDUE ON THE TIMEGRAPHER. CHRONO ACTION IS CRISP AND SNAPPY.

 

THIS BEAUTY IS MOUNTED ON A HANDMADE AGED GENUINE LIZARD WHICH PERFECTLY RIDES THE LINE BETWEEN DRESSY AND CASUAL.  WAKMANN MADE SOME EXCELLENT CHRONOGRAPHS IN THE 50s/60s/70s AND WERE MOST FAMOUS FOR BEING THE IMPORTER FOR BREITLING WATCHES.  I DIG THIS PARTICULAR MODEL BECAUSE THE DIAL IS SPORTY AND HAS THAT MILITARY VIBE WHICH MAKES IT A GREAT CASUAL PIECE, BUT THE SIZE AND GOLD ACCENTS ALLOW IT TO BE DRESSED UP AS WELL.  DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FANTASTIC ALL-ROUNDER.