Chronographe Suisse Cie chronograph Gold Plated Vintage Mens 1950s used watch

$893.56

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Chronographe Suisse Cie chronograph Gold Plated Vintage Mens 1950s used watch

1. 38mm Vintage Chronograph ✅
2. Original condition ✅
3. Highly rated Landeron 51 Chronograph Movement ✅
4. Rare Watch ✅
5. New strap to add a modern twist ✅

At 38.00mm diameter the has very good presence for a vintage watch.

Please be realistic in regards to condition of this vintage watch, there is naturally going to be imperfections but that's sort of the point when buying a timepiece dating back to the 1950's.

The Landeron 51 chronograph movement is held in high regard with watch collectors.

The new good quality brown leather strap has been added to give this watch a modern twist. The watch is modeled on a 17.50cm wrist and a denim shirt we feel really works well with the rose gold black dial watch.

The Chronograph tool is a useful / essential tool for some.

A new black CLAM watch travel pouch will be provided.

We can dispatch SAME DAY if paid before 14:00.

Background on the 1950's Chronographes Swiss Ancre 17 Rubies

Many watch brands (including the mighty Rolex) would back in the day source all parts such as cases, movements, crystals, straps, etc. to assemble at their base location, and then stamp their name on the dial and call it their own like we have here with the relatively unknown EGONA brand. Not all companies can build from scratch and even today major luxury brands (such as Tag, Hublot) use ETA movements and various outsourced components. Back in the 1940s, a brand known as Chronographe Suisse (Swiss Chronograph) provided inexpensive “generic” 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 as (relatively) cheap Swiss watches for tourists, these Chronographe Suisse made watches became a significant revenue source for small family run brands.

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.

Many of these watches are collectibles today due to workhorse Landeron movements, the solid gold status and favorable sizing. The 37mm diamter in the 1950s would of been huge for wristwatches but today is a sweet spot for many seeking a vintage watch but have concerns with the usual 33m sizes from this era.

Model: Chronographe Suisse
Case Width: 38mm
Case Thickness: 11.50mm
Dial: Original
Year: 1950s
Movement: Mechanical Hand Winding Landeron 51 movement
BPH: 18,000

Delivery is super fast:
UK Buyers: Receive 1 working day (Special Delivery Royal Mail)
EU Buyers: Receive 2 working days (DHL)
Worldwide buyers: Receive 2-4 working days (DHL)

Fine Watch Club are used Watch Dealers based in Norwich, England. We are selling some top notch gents & ladies wristwatches. Have a look. We have excellent feedback / testimonials and are trusted members of all the large used watch selling platforms.

To drum up interest we are shipping Worldwide for this one. We can dispatch within 24 hours of payment being received. You will receive very fast.

Any questions drop us a mail.

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