1974 Serviced Vintage WAKMANN Triple Calendar Date Chronograph Valjoux 730 72c. Lets go back to the 1960s and 70s.
This covered a span of 3 decades between the 1940s and the 1970s. Breitling, a firm known for fashion, luxury and sports timepieces rivaling the quality offerings of firms such as Rolex, Philippe Patek et. Made the bold and straight interpretation of the import law work in their favor.
Another example was Wittnauer, which imported Longines watches into the United States. Purchasing the right to use the name of Wakmann, securing a facility in New York and using their staff to manage its operation, Breitling did not have to pay a tariff on imported luxury watches.
American domestic customers of Breitling were sent brochures informing them of the companys decision to expand their watch production in their new New York facility and were shown many of the identical (albeit with a different name on the dial) pieces offered in their international catalogues. So, this is a (Breitling) Wakmann Triple Date Chronograph.
A good question because the name might suggest that that the watch shows three different dates or some other information. Actually, the watch is a standard, tri-compax layout chronograph with some fairly serious modifications to the movement to give you date information. And when it comes to date information, this is where the triple comes in as the watch shows the day, date and month. The day and month are shown within little windows below 12:00 while the date is indicated on the outer edge of the dial with the crescent moon shaped hand. The movement employed and how to set all these things are something Ill cover shortly.It shares the same case as the more prevalent, and well-known, Wakmann Triple Dates as well as Gigandet and even Jules Jurgensen. In fact, Gigandet actually made the watches and branded them for these other marques.
Remember, the late 1960s and 1970s were wild and wooly times for Swiss watch companies and the sharing we so often discuss was running rampant. It has a well-preserved gold-plated original case measuring a 39mm. The silver dial is original and with only small marks showing its age. The original gold colored with lots of characters with chips and plating loss, baton hands are both distinctive and wide; with matching baton dial markers and black chrono hand. Functions include day/date/month/30 minute and 12-hour counters along with standard hours/minutes.Notice the polished pushers and large steel winding crown. The highly regarded and finely gilded Valjoux 730 which is the updated version of famous Valjoux 72C, manual winding movement is in good overall condition and Fully Serviced and Overhauled. Gold version of the watch is rarer. This caliber was also called, Full calendar watches are also known as Datora, Cato, Compax, Triple Date. Powered by the famous base caliber Valjoux 72 movement, used by the Heuer Autavia, Rolex Daytona, etc. A cousin of the celebrated Valjoux 72, and caliber Valjoux 72C, the caliber Valjoux 730 is updated version and it is not your average manual-wind chronograph movement. It is one of the most complicated movement of the time, which for a guy like me that loves complications makes a great watch to have in my hands.
Not only does it offer a great chronograph that Valjoux 72 offers, plus it offers triple calendar complications, which explains the success that it enjoyed with so many brands, including Mathey-Tissot, Doxa and Baume & Mercier. And the layout of all these complications is quite irresistible, almost offering the same configuration as a Patek Philippe & Rolex. The Doxa is a vintage watch that offers a lot, and with a lot of elegance. The pushers on the side, top left press changes month, to change the day use the crown (winding it), bottom pusher on the left changed date.
It is very rare to find a watch this old and untouched. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced. This is a highly collectible watch.
Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection.
The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos. The watch is working and is part of our new. Contact me if you have any questions first.
Vintage Gold-plated Case and Steel Case Back. The case is showing its age, characters, and vintage look with loss of plating especially on the lugs and back area.
39,25 mm without the crown and 45,00 Lug to Lug. Stainless steel cover signed, with Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.
Signed, Breitling (not sure if it is original as they shared parts or changed). This has be beautiful silver sunburst center and white/ivory chronograph 3 registers, and outer date circle. Luminous hands & indices dial lum is gone on the indices, Swiss made Mark, with the seconds Hand and date at 3 O'clock.
Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail. Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Day, Month. Manual-winding Valjoux 730 updated version of Valjoux 72c. Just inspected and in great shape.
Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Keeps great time see below time testing.Genuine Leather, Lug Size : 20mm Please see picture. Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Please pressure test before water use.
1 (Please see Tab below for details). 13 s/day In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab). Please see tab below for details. All watch functions tested and operable. Please Contact me for more details.Awesome and Superb Items are, All Right Here!!! WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS. Actual color of the item may vary on your monitor's screen or on the reflection made by photo shoots.
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Items we sell are 100% AUTHENTIC, as described, and pictured. Unless otherwise stated everything is.We do NOT guarantee WATER TIGHTNESS of used watches. Some of the items that we sell are PRE-OWNED/USED. Expect some of the items are NOT as good as new. We are NOT CONNECTED and/or RELATED to any COMPANIES of the BRANDS that we sell. In some cases, we use stock photo if new item. Or stock picture for main picture. Please ask all questions before purchasing. However, we will DEEPLY APPRECIATE if you can leave one for me as soon as you received the item. CUSTOMER'S SATISFACTION is our primary concern in doing this business. The watch should not be used in the water! All diving watches, even recent, should be sent for a qualified water sealing service each year prior to diving season. Any props display that might appear in the pictures is not included in the sale. We do check them out to make sure they are keeping time and running, however we do not service each and every watch and it is possible that servicing may be necessary at your expense. Servicing a vintage watch is highly recommended given that we dont have service record in most cases.
Please see our service level guild for more information. Please bear in mind the age of these watches, in some cases 50-80 plus years old and due to the age of these watches we do not guarantee for water tightness whatsoever, even if it is marked waterproof on any watch we sell. Remember that seeing the item at very high magnification, as in the pictures that I provide, brings to life small defects that the human eye does not perceive. That is why many people will like even more the watch after seeing it for real. Please don't send me a message telling me what you think is the value of the item, or asking me if I will consider an offer in the amount of x or what is my best price.This is the most effective way to avoid the disappointment of seeing the item go to someone else. I do not guarantee time keeping on any of my vintage watches, even if the time keeping is perfect. Very old watches keep good time but do not expect the accuracy of a modern watch. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes.
This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc. It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable).
Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen. Unfortunately lot of sellers are calming the watch has been serviced where the watch has not been. So please be careful and ask questions from sellers first. As far as my watches please see below. Watches I sell can have the following service Levels.Level # 1 Experts Watches Serviced. Serviced by our service repair center with over 40 years of experience very old school and very hard to find these day. Our routine service includes the following. Complete disassembly of the watch. Completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and timed using state of the art equipment. Clean all moving parts with specialized cleaning solvents. Proper lubrication with only the highest-grade lubricants and oils during the reassembly process. Your watch is tested to our exacting standards of 24 to 72 hours to assure accuracy, water resistance, and proper operation of all functionality. (Overhaul Lubricants, Gaskets, Sealing, Regulation, MISC testing). The was inside case is marked and dated by the service man.
Receipts are available on request. Level #2 Serviced by previous owner. This watches are inspected and timed to make sure it meets the vintage watch timing standards. Level #3 Inspected and timed.Are less expensive watches or newer watches that does not need it might not go through his process. Actually, wearing the watch in the pulse will get you different results for sure, because the watch will. Be subject to very different positions and temperatures. Like a car, a mechanical watch will require periodic maintenance by an expert watchmaker. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches.
All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches).
Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only.
Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism.Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert.
Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. Keep your antiques watch away from magnets.
Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed.
Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. Welcome to EXPERTS WATCHES EXPERTS WATCHES was born from a passion of collecting wristwatches for over 40 years.This passion has evolved into an opportunity to create the best destination for luxury & vintage pre-owned timepieces. Offering an expertly handpicked inventory of luxury & vintage pre-owned watches for sale, including watch accessories, jewelry, and watch straps. We have been providing high quality personalized customer service experience to our customers for over 15 years. This has been a joyful experience to share ones passion with others.
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