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1944 Leonidas Swiss Chronograph

A very fine condition stainless steel mens, 1940's Swiss Leonidas 17 jewelled mens chronograph wrist watch, fully serviced and overhauled and keeping excellent time by my watch-maker. The watch with its original satin silver dial, with two subsidary registers and centre seconds hand, all in perfect working order. This is guaranteed to be a genuine Swiss men's chronograph wrist watch, in excellent condition and comes with a  leatherette presentation box as shown. This is a beautifully made Swiss chronograph wrist watch, dating from the mid-20th century. The watch is clearly marked and in its original period case.



THE DIAL: 98% mint, the original satin-silver dial with Arabic numerals, signed Leonidas 17 jewels", to centre and in bright condition, with very minor  fading to right hand subsidary dial. All of the numerals are fresh and crisp, as are both sub-dials. The tachometer scale to outside edge of dial is clean and not faded and crisp. The dial with the odd light marks as expected on a 60 year old watch, when watch makers have serviced the watch. Dial with blue steel hands and centre seconds. Diameter is 32 mm. The new crystal is also in excellent condition.



THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with polished nickel steel plates and finely engraved balance cock. A shiny blued steel Bosely regulator, and ruby endstone setting, blue steel screws. With a cut two arm bimetallic balance, with overcoiled hairspring. The movement fully with 17 jewels and this a Leonidas movement. The  crown in fine condition, with wear at flat to end. The watch is a classic example of high grade swiss engineering.



THE CHRONOGRAPH: 100% mint, and in full working order. Pushing the top button starts the centre seconds hand and the minute register on the right hand side. By depressing the lower button, the centre seconds hand is stopped. Pushing the lower button a 2nd time, returns the seconds hand and subsidary minute hand to the 12.00 clock (zero) positions.



THE CASE: 95% mint, the stainless steel three piece case measures an impressive 35 mm x 42 mm. The front cover is excellent and snaps on very tightly. The case with Swiss marks, and a case number of 781,xxx. The watch weighs complete a massive ca. 65 grams. The case with wear to the two pushers and crown and to the edges of the tops of the lugs. The watch comes with a new leather watch band and presentation box.



This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 02 October, 2008.
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