RARE circa 1930's DOXA SA all stainless steel men's mechanical chronograph wristwatch. Caliber Landeron 48, 17 jewels.
It would be great find for any collector. Very good condition for it's age. It has small traces of use on the dial and on the case - please see the photos for the assessment of watches. All chronograph functions are working properly. Runs well and keeps time accurately.Really watches look much better than in the photo. New PU leather strap "Nagata" (Spain) as a gift! DEFECTS: small traces of use on the dial and on the case. OVERALL CONDITION (10-point scale): 8. Inscriptions on the back cover. Inscriptions on the back side of the back cover. Doxa SA, acier inoxydable (stainless steel) and made in Switzerland.
The dial has tachymeter scale. The dial has traces of use, but it's fully original! Features manual-wind chronograph, 60s, 30/45min, cam switched sub second Data 13.75''', Dm= 31.0mm, Do= 31.5mm H= 6.2mm F= 0.6mm T= 1.6mm 17 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 41h Balance staff U1457 / U3137 balance with/without screws Stem W1158 Mainspring / battery Zf978, 1.35 x 12.0 x 0.14 x 360mm Hands 1.85 x 1.30 x 0.25 / 0.27 x 0.20mm.
1.38 inch (35.0 mm). 1.50 inch (38.0 mm). 1.69 inch (43.0 mm). 0.53 inch (13.5 mm). 1.30 inch (33.0 mm).1.59 oz (45.0 g). Establishment of the DOXA factory in Le Locle, under the name «Georges Ducommun, Fabriques Doxa». Ducommun requests a patent for the DOXA 8-Day, a watch movement especially designed for the dashboard of cars. The brand DOXA is registered and the factory is renamed «Doxa Watch Factory».
According to the request for registration of the brand, the company may produce all parts of a watch. Further expansions of the factory.
At this period, DOXA has a staff of some hundreds of employees. Ducommun is elected vice president of the International Horology Group and president of the Swiss Horology Association at the International Exhibit of the Decorative Arts in Paris. DOXA is member of the jury. Ducommun at the age of 68. The company is taken over by his son-in-law Jacques Nardin, grandson of Ulysse Nardin, famous watchmaker of Le Locle.50th anniversary of DOXA and publication of the book Doxa 1889 1939. The company participates at the national exhibition in Zurich. The factory is renamed «Manufacture des Montres DOXA». DOXA commercializes wrist-watches with a special hand as date indicator.
60th Anniversary of DOXA and publication of the book «10 Fables of La Fontaine». DOXA offers a golden watch to the members of the German Soccer Team to celebrate their victory at the World Championship in Berne. Start of the cult series DOXA Grafic, whose elegant and simple style had been inspired by the Bauhaus movement. DOXA receives the first prize at the National Exhibition in Lausanne, in the category «new line». The wrist-watch for divers, DOXA SUB is put on the market.
It functions to a depth of 300 meters. It has two important innovations: an orange dial, which improves the readability under water and a rotating bezel to indicate the remaining diving time. The DOXA SUB watches are the official watch of the Elite Diving Troops of the Swiss Army. The headquarters are transferred to Bienne, Switzerland and Romeo F. Jenny is appointed as the CEO of the company.Re-launch of the DOXA SUB 300T. Re-launch of the DOXA Grafic for the 50th anniversary of the creation of that series. 120 years since the establishment of DOXA.
DOXA designs a special series «Château des Monts» for this occasion and publishes the book «DOXA 1889». DOXA is celebrating the establishment of the «DOXA Charity Library» at Huilei Primary School at Changping, Beijing, China. From April 4 to October 21, 2012, DOXA, together with the watch museum «Château des Monts» in Le Locle, presented an overview of its rich history. DOXA is celebrating 125 years of Swiss Made horological excellence.Therefore DOXA has created the 8 DAYS MANUFACTURE. Driven by an original DOXA manufacture movement, this timepiece is a perfect representative of our heritage and a mechanical piece-of-art. Our specially created watch is homage to DOXAs inspired founder, Georges Ducommun. 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. It is desirable to adjust the hands of your watch at the same time every day. An automatic or self-winding watch should be worn for at least 8 hours a day. It is a mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of natural motion of the wearer's arm, to provide energy to run the watch, making manual winding unnecessary. 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 course of your watches is worsening and the accuracy of the reduction in the duration of the clock (autonomy) from one fully wound spring - it need a service. 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.
Mechanical watch is not recommended to use for engage in extreme sports, and expose them to excessive vibration loads. Recoil force, which take on the clock, affect their reliability and precision. No matter how perfect was not anti-shock mechanism, there is always the chance of excessive load that details of the mechanism can not survive.
It is not recommended to adjust, the date between 20.00 and 06.00, because at this time involved a mechanism for automatic adjustment date. Translation pointers calendars manually in this position arrows may damage the mechanism. Date changes should be made, relegating pre-clockwise to lower sector of the dial for example, to position 6 (18.00) hours. In most cases, these watches contain the "start/stop" button and "reset" button. It is strongly recommended not to press the "reset" if the chronograph is running.Before you use the "Reset" button need to stop the chronograph by button "start/stop". Using the "reset" when running chronograph can damage the mechanism of most models of watches. In spite of delays all our previous lots have been successfully delivered! The item will be packed very carefully! It is impossible to address issues if we do not know about them! Thank you for your interest in our products!
Please let me know if you have any questions. The item "RARE 1930's DOXA SA stainless steel Swiss made chronograph watch Cal Landeron 48" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches".
The seller is "dmytro_yaroshenko" and is located in cherkassy, herkaska oblast. This item can be shipped worldwide.