Wittnauer

The Wittnauer Co. had a longstanding relationship with Longines that endured until 1936. We think that the brand is one that is often overlooked, but this is a big mistake because they made very nice watches like the one we are offering here. The Wittnauer family sold their interests in 1936 and the brand was renamed the Longines-Wittnauer Co., a name that became so burnished in the public lexicon, that most people assume Longines and Wittnauer watches are one and the same. In fact, they produced different movements that were very individual to their brand. Wittnauer was a Swiss company that made very nice watches, and this one is no exception. It is a seventeen jewel, round case with tapered lugs. The 10K solid gold case measures 31 mm in width (without the crown), by 36mm lug to lug, by 11 mm thick (including the crystal). It takes a 18 mm band and we have fitted it with a very nice black croco grain beauty. The dial is a "Pie Pan" shape with its original finish and great patina. It flares down at the chapters giving it two surfaces to catch the light at different angles. The Arabic numerals are applied gold that stand proud of the silvered dial surface. The gold dagger hands complete the look. Made in 1950, it exemplifies the age. Our watchmakers have it well within factory specs so that it winds, runs, and keeps time just as it did circa 1950. Our one year warranty will assure you of years of reliable service.



Price: $895
Year: 1950
SKU: w1696

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