Thoresen Automatic

You probably already know that "Automatic" (self-winding) watches are in demand, especially these early ones.  Autos always command more money because they are more complicated and have more working parts in them.  This Thorsen Auto is not a well-known brand here in America, but it is a reliable watch for not much dough.  The Chrome & Stainless Steel case measures 35 mm in diameter, by 40 mm lug to lug, by 12 mm thick.  Make sure you notice how interesting the dial is.  It is hard to see in the photos but if you look carefully at the side view you will be able to discern the interesting texture that it has.  It has rays that spread out from the center of the dial for each chapter.  These rays are separated for each segment and then just below the chapters there is an arcade that edges the rays emanating from the dial center, separated by small dots of lume (no longer glowing).   The hands are silvered with lume at their centers (no longer glowing) and it has a silvered central sweep second hand.  The watch looks great and it has its original finish.  Just below the dial center it is marked "Waterproof" and "Shockproof" and then, finally, at the bottom of the dial it is marked "Swiss".  This would be an excellent entry watch for someone who is just getting their feet wet with vintage watches.  Its not expensive, its good looking, and a piece that will serve its owner for years to come.   Our one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence.

 



Price: $895
Year: 1948
SKU: w2737

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