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Serviced Vintage Cronographe Suisse Chronograph 18K Gold Landeron 248 Watch

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Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.   Contact me if you have any questions first.  This is a very unique watch so please read all the listing and ask questions. This is great entry level vintage watch with chronograph movement. As you know the value of vintage watches has been soaring as of late. 

Good working condition. Some scratches on glass. please read this is an special watch since per my understanding this should be Chronographe Suisse not Cronographe Suisse but the "h" is missing not sure this a rarity, which the mistake that happened out of the factory?? or dial was redone and "h" was left out. from looking at does not look the dial was redone (but again check the pictures and be the judge yourself). also, the back case should be gold as well but at some point it has fallen and replaced by metal or just the gold cover is missing?? Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description.  Contact me if you have any questions.

It’s not uncommon for watch brands to outsource cases, movements, crystals, straps, etc. to assemble at their base location, and then stamp their name on the dial and call it their own. Not all companies can build from scratch and even major luxury brands use ETA movements and various outsourced components. Back in the 1940s, a brand known as Chronographe Suisse (Swiss Chronograph) provided white label chronograph watches and parts for brands to adopt and add their name. Even local jewellers branded these watches as their own. It sold watches with in-house “Chronographe Suisse” branding as well, adding some confusion into the mix. 

Popular in the European market to make inexpensive Swiss watches for tourists, Chronographe Suisse became a significant revenue source for small, often forgettable brands and many of these watches are collectibles today. At its peak, over 500 workshops were producing watches with supplies from Chronographe Suisse. This successful business model thrived from the 1940s to the 1970s, before the quartz revolution wreaked havoc on the industry overall. Let’s take a closer look at this somewhat forgotten chapter of twentieth-century watch history. 

 

 

 SPECIFICATION

Case

18K Gold Case with Metal case Back. Some Scratches & dings, shows its characters. Gold Marking on the side

Case Size

  37,30 mm without the crown, 45,00 mm Lug to Lug

Case Back

back case should be gold as well but at some point it has fallen and replaced by metal or just the gold cover is missing?? Snap on. 

Crown

UnSigned

Crystal

Acrylic Some Scratches, 

Bezel:

None

Dial:

white/cream or possibly even champagne dial with two register chronograph, gold hands & Gold embossed Arabic numbers & indices, marked Antimagnatic, 17 Rubis. Shows lot of patina, scratches, and Nice blue Tachmeter numerals and a 60 seconds with red, blue, black accents. since per my understanding this should be Chronographe Suisse not Cronographe Suisse but the "h" is missing not sure this a rarity, which the mistake that happened out of the factory?? or dial was redone and "h" was left out. from looking at does not look the dial was redone (but again check the pictures and be the judge yourself). Please see picture for more detail.  Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Chronograph, Tachymeter.

Movement

Manual-winding Chronograph Movement Landeron 248.  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear markings.

Movement Notes

Just inspected and working. Fully Serviced and Overhauled. Come with a Service Warranty!   Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Vera Pelle Leather.  Lug Size: 20 mm Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

NA

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

   1  (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

2s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

NA (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1950’s/1960's

 

 

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