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Wittnauer Chronograph 3256

$3,679

+ $111 shipping to United States of America

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days
Expected delivery Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
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Reviews: 31
This dealer is from Wantage, United Kingdom.
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Basic Info

Listing number 6J81P6
Reference number 11/1432
Brand Wittnauer
Code 182870533720
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year Unknown
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Wantage

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 35 mm

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel

Functions

Chronograph, Month

Description

Collector Condition 1950’s Oversize (35mm) Wittnauer Chronograph 3256 Gents Vintage WatchCollector Condition 1950’s Oversize (35mm) Wittnauer Chronograph 3256 Gents Vintage Watch


The Overview
Wittnauer were formed in 1880 by a Swiss National who moved to the United States and worked with his brother-in-law who imported high-end watches such as Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger and of course Longines (he was the sole importer of Longines into the United States). Another member of the family became the head watchmaker for Tiffany and Wittnauer began making watches for them and the relationship with Longines.
This is a collector standard example of the Wittnauer chronograph dating from the 1950’s. The solid steel case is near flawless with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original Wittnauer dial is untouched and simply beautiful. The light patina over the dial along with the raised steel spearhead hour batons, original steel dauphine hands and red telemeter detail creates a stunning look. The very high grade Wittnauer signed manual wind Venus 88 movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this stunning piece we’ve added a super high quality black Hirsch ‘London’ alligator strap with steel Hirsch buckle. We’ve also got a genuine Longines box from this period which is in excellent condition.
My asking price is below the value for a watch of this condition and rarity, particularly with the continual rise in value of vintage watches of this high quality. In view of the high grade Swiss movement, I will include a 12 month written guarantee on the movement.

The Case
The solid steel case is near flawless with only the most minimal signs of wear. The case measures 35mm across, excluding the winding crown and 44mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Wittnauer Watch Co Inc Swiss’, ‘Stainless Steel’ and the model reference ‘3256’. The case number is ‘5339742’.

The Dial
The original Wittnauer dial is untouched and simply beautiful. The light patina over the dial along with the raised steel spearhead hour batons, original steel dauphine hands and red telemeter detail creates a stunning look. The dial is signed ‘Wittnauer’ and ‘Swiss’.

The Movement
The very high grade Wittnauer signed manual wind Venus 88 movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Wittnauer Watch Co Inc’ and ‘Seventeen 17 Jewels Unadjusted’.

The Strap and Box
To complete this stunning piece we’ve added a super high quality black Hirsch ‘London’ alligator strap with steel Hirsch buckle. We’ve also got a genuine Longines box from this period which is in excellent condition.

The Box, Papers and Sonning Warranty
As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork. The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell.
Although there is no original paperwork, we do provide a written invoice and 3 page insurance valuation with the pictures of the watch and all available reference numbers. We also give a 12 month warranty on all our watches. We also stock a good selection of vintage watch boxes to help complete your purchase.

About Sonning Vintage Watches
Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

Why Purchase from SVW
We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.
We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.
See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!

Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection
We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

Service, Repair and Refurbishment
Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.
In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:
Watch Repairs
Watch Servicing
Watch Restoration
Case Refinishing
Case Repair and Complete Restoration

The Conclusion
This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. We will provide an insurance valuation in excess of our asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location we’ll happily show the watch.
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Sonning Vintage Watches Limited

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Tel.: [+44] 7970214941
We speak:
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Tax ID number: GB114550055

Trusted Seller since 2015
97 watches listed
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 50

4.9 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 31

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