Founded by Swiss immigrant Albert Wittnauer in New York City, the Wittnauer Watch Co. became a true watch company in 1880, when the brand was officially introduced. Albert, along with his brother Louis (and later Emile) imported complete watches or just mechanisms from its Geneva, Switzerland factory.
By the 20th century they were firmly established as providing watches, chronometers and military timing devices to the military, famed early explorers and the general public, and are on record for producing the first waterproof watch called the “All Proof” in 1918. Long associated with the Longines Watch Co. via a U.S. partnership the firm is now owned by Bulova, its one time competitor.
Case Material: Gold plated
Dial Color: Ivory
Dial Condition: Excellent
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Switzerland
MOVEMENT: Swiss manual wind movement runs strong and accurate
CASE MATERIAL: Gold plated case ~ stainless steel caseback
CASE DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN: 34mm
CRYSTAL: Scratch free acrylic crystal
STRAP: Black used crocodile grain style leather strap
SPECIAL FEATURES: Date window at 3
GENDER: Men or Women
CONDITION: "excellent" condition ~ scratch free acrylic crystal ~ gorgeous clean ivory dial with diamond cut markers ~ hand wind movement runs strong & accurate ~ signed crown winds & sets smoothly ~ all functions working properly ~ no gold wearing off anywhere ~ no damage ~ "stunning"
THESE VINTAGE WATCHES ARE A BARGAIN WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE COST OF PRODUCING A COMPARABLE WATCH WITH A HIGH GRADE MOVEMENT. THIS IS A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF A VINTAGE SWISS WATCH WHICH WOULD MAKE AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE FOR ANY COLLECTION OR JUST BE FUN TO WEAR AS YOUR PERSONAL TIMEPIECE.
BECAUSE OLDER, VINTAGE, WRISTWATCHES WERE MADE SMALLER THAN WATCHES MADE TODAY, MEN OR WOMEN CAN WEAR THIS AND WOULD LOOK FABULOUS.
Because most vintage watches being offered are between 40-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected.
I time all watches for at least 48 hours prior to listing and 12 hours prior to shipment. If it doesn't maintain acceptable accuracy, or function properly, I won't ship it and the buyer will receive a refund.
Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned wristwatches. Have seals and gaskets checked by a watchmaker before submerging in water, swimming, or showering
Vintage Watch Outlet is not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. Vintage Watch Outlet is not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our watches are genuine and authentic.
This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless, new watch, please do not buy this. If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, then this may be right for you