VANTAGE PARKING METER

VANTAGE PARKING METER

Regular price $775.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SUPER SHARP 60s PARKING METER TIMER IN NEAR MINT CONDITION AND RUNNING LIKE A TOP

  • CASE: CLEAN CUSHION STEEL CASE MEASURING 34mm NOT INCLUDING CROWN. THE ORIGINAL FACTORY BRUSHING IS FULLY INTACT ON THE CASE SIDES.  THIS THING LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN BARELY WORN. 

 

  • DIAL: OH HELL YEAH!!! ONE OF THE MORE ICONIC DIALS OF THE TIMES.  I JUST LOVE THE LAYOUT OF THESE WITH THAT HALF MOON DISPLAY WHICH SHOWS THE ELAPSED TIME WITH LARGE WHITE NUMBERS ON A BLACK ROTATING DISC.  THE SUNBURST SILVER DIAL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND I LOVE THAT COLOR CONTRASTED WITH THE BLACK OF THE TIMER FUNCTION.  REALLY SHARP AND CLEAN APPLIED STEEL/BLACK MARKERS LOOK AWESOME PAIRED WITH THOSE STEEL STICK HANDS.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS WELL MANNERED BUREN RUNS ON A CLEAN DUROWE 471-4 17JEWEL GERMAN MOVEMENT WITH FLYBACK STOPWATCH FUNCTION WHICH RESETS THE TIMER. THE TIMER IS ALWAYS RUNNING ON THESE BUT SETS BACK TO "0" WITH THE TOP BUTTON.  SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN TO ME BUT THERE ARE SERVICE MARKS ON THE CASEBACK INDICATING A RECENT SERVICE.

 

    I'VE GOT THIS HANDSOME FELLA MOUNTED ON A RUBBER PERFORATED VINTAGE STYLE STRAP WHICH LOOKS MIGHTY DEBONAIRE.  THIS IS ONE OF THOSE QUIRKY ODDITIES OF THE 60s WHICH REALLY IS FUN TO HAVE IN YOUR WATCH COLLECTION.  THE MINSTOP WERE DEVELOPED TO TIME HOW LONG YOU'VE HAD YOUR CAR PARKED IN A SPOT WITH A PARKING-METER. THE DESIGN MIMICS THAT OF A PARKING METER, AND IN MY OPINION IS A REAL COOL LOOK.  I ACTUALLY FIND IT TO BE QUITE FUNCTIONAL AS A COMPLICATION FOR ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF ITS INTENDED PURPOSE. THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THESE AND A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY COLLECTOR....ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION