Record Sub-Seconds Automatic ref. 889 (Salmon Dial)


Brand: Record Watch Co. Geneve

Model: Sub-Seconds Automatic ref. 889 (Salmon Dial); Swiss Made circa 1950s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 33mm excluding the winding crown

Strap: New 18mm Hadley-Roma thin brown lizard grain genuine leather strap with 16mm polished tang buckle

Movement: Record cal. 161 self-winding bumper automatic movement (20 jewels) with subsidiary running seconds; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Beautiful original two-tone salmon dial with luminous Arabic numerals and subsidiary running seconds register at 6 o'clock; original blued-steel handset; in-house Record Geneve 161 self-winding bumper automatic movement; solid stainless steel case with screw-down back; domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Nice original condition overall with honest wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is thick and sharp and appears to be unpolished; crisp caseback remains clearly legible with a few minor scratches; attractive original two-tone salmon dial has developed unique patina over time; original blued-steel hands retain their original matching lume; clean domed acrylic crystal

Other: This rare vintage Record watch is a great buy for well under $500. We love the metallic two-tone salmon dial with large luminous numerals and blued-steel hands. The red "AUTOMATIC" and "ANTI-MAGNETIC" lines of text on the dial add just the right amount of color to the classic 1950s look. This particular reference is powered by an in-house Record bumper automatic movement with sub-seconds register, a detail that we don't often see on contemporary watches. The brown lizard grain strap is a nice compliment and can be dressed up with a suit and tie or worn casually with a t-shirt and jeans.

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