RARE~50s WYLER CLAMSHELL VENUS 170

RARE~50s WYLER CLAMSHELL VENUS 170

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY IS A SEXY 1950s  WYLER CLAMSHELL VENUS 170 COLUMN WHEEL CHRONOGRAPH WITH SOME GREAT PATINA

 

  • CASE: CLASSY ALL STEEL CASE IN EXCELLENT AND UNPOLISHED CONDITION.  SHE MEASURES A SUBSTANTIAL 36mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN. THIS CASE USED THE CLASSIC CLAMSHELL DESIGN WHICH AT THE TIME WAS A MORE ROBUST AND WATER RESISTANT DESIGN THAN THS MORE STANDARD SNAP-ON CASEBACK.

 

  • DIAL: SIMPLY STUNNING. CHECK OUT THE LOVELY PATINA ON THIS GORGEOUS CLASSIC. I LOVE THE VERTICALLY ALIGNED SUBDIALS WHICH GIVE THIS A HANDSOME LOOK. THIS ONE IS A CORNUCOPIA OF WARM CREAMY PATINA WITH POPS OF RED AND BLUE ON THE DIFFERENT SCALES. THIS FACE IS A TOTAL FEAST FOR THE EYES.  

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS CHRONO IS POWERED BY THE FAMED VENUS 170. SUCH A FANTASTIC COLUMN WHEEL DESIGN. THE CHRONO ACTION ON THIS ONE MIGHT BE THE BEST OF ANY VINTAGE I'VE EVER HANDLED. SUCH PRECISION AND SNAPPY FEEDBACK. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN, BUT THIS ONE HAS BEEN RUNNING STRONG AND KEEPING TIME. I WILL NOTE THAT THE MINUTE TOTALIZER HAND WILL SOMETIMES JUMP A MINUTE WHEN EVER THE CHRONO IS ENGAGED. HOWEVER, THE WATCH RESETS TO ZERO WITH STRONG PRECISION.

 

THIS CLAMSHELL CLASSIC IS MOUNTED ON A VINTAGE SPEIDEL ALL STEEL BRACELET WHICH GIVES THIS ONE A SPORTY VIBE.  BRACELET CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO A 7.5” WRIST. IF YOU'RE A VINTAGE CHRONO GEEK OR A PURVEYOR OF SUPER COOL STUFF, THEN YOU NEED THIS WYLER IN YOUR COLLECTION.