Vintage Men's Wrist Watch Art DeСo Dual Time Mens Wristwatch WITTNAUER Movement

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ID: 485

Price
$ 440.00
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DUAL TIME WATCH
Tonneau Art Deco
1920-1945

Exceptional watchmaking and timeless elegance for this extra fine men’s Melchior curved Rectangular Art DeCo CUSTOMIZED WATCH 2 in 1 – DUAL TIME ZONE, made by the WITTNAUER, a larger size Tanke model - Curved and Long that dates to ca 1940’s. 

 

This gorgeous, designed ART DeCo men’s watch is a very handsome specimen has a signed BLACK enameled STEEL dial with TWO TIME ZONE. It featuring a 60 minute checkered inner track borders, red steel hands and silver Exploding Arabic numerals.

The dial is signed WITTNAUER in silver enameled letters above the 12.

 

The case is MELCHIOR and is in great condition, as are the lugs that are solid and secure. The winding crowns is gently domed and in excellent shape, operating smoothly. The new BLACK & SILVER dial and the MELCHIOR case have been professionally updated, and now are in excellent condition. Turning the watch over I see that the back lid is in good condition.

 

Peeking inside I discover a TWO clean, manual wind nickel finished high-grade mechanisms.

First movement has 17 JEWELS, BI-METALLIC COMPENSATED BALANCE with regulation screws and BALANCE TOP CAP JEWELS.

This is identified - Anti-shock assemblies, and used to protect the upper and lower balance pivots from damage due to external impact on the watch.

The movement is signed WITTNAUER WATCH CO INC – SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS – SWISS – UNADJUSTED – #5D-5.

Second movement for LONDON TIME with BI-METALLIC COMPENSATED BALANCE with regulation screws and BALANCE TOP CAP JEWELS is 17 JEWELED.

The movement is signed WITTNAUER WATCH CO INC – SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS – SWISS – UNADJUSTED – #5D-5.

 

The number of jewels used in watch movements increased over the last 150 years as jewelling grew less expensive and watches grew more accurate. The only bearings that really need to be jeweled in a watch are the ones in the going train - the gear train that transmits force from the mainspring barrel to the balance wheel - since only they are constantly under force from the mainspring. The wheels that turn the hands (the motion work) and the calendar wheels are not under load, while the ones that wind the mainspring (the keyless work) are used very seldom, so they do not wear significantly. Friction has the greatest effect in the wheels that move the fastest, so they benefit most from jewelling. So the first mechanism to be jeweled in watches was the balance wheel pivots, followed by the escapement. As more jeweled bearings were added, they were applied to slower moving wheels, and jewelling progressed up the going train toward the barrel. A 17 jewel watch has every bearing from the balance wheel to the mainspring barrel jeweled, so it was considered a 'fully jeweled' watch.

 

This beautiful wristwatch has the TWO ORIGINAL movements in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch, but may contain replacement parts that are not from the original manufacturer if the original manufacturer no longer makes that part. Mechanisms have been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.

 

It is fitted on a new Handmade of THE WANDOLEC ART STUDIO 20mm black alligator style genuine leather strap with chromed steel buckle that has a great vintage look to it.

This beautifully preserved timepiece measures 43mm end to end and 31mm in width (35mm with crown).

This beautiful and fully restored Art DeCo men’s watch winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.

 

Supplied without box and certificate to authenticity (Certificat d’Origine), but with Certificate of Seller's Warranty and instructions for care and use of this watch.

 

Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.