Wakmann Triple Date Chronograph ref. 71.1309.70 (37mm)


Brand: Wakmann

Model: Triple Date Three-Register Chronograph ref. 71.1309.70; Swiss Made circa early 1970s

Case: Solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with screw-down back is approximately 37mm excluding the original signed Wakmann crown; original caseback is properly signed inside by "Charles Gigandet Swiss"

Strap: Brand new 19mm hand-made leather side-stitch strap with polished stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Valjoux cal. 730 manual-winding chronograph movement (17 jewels); 21,600 BPH; quick-set month and day via top pusher (for day, push slightly deeper); quick-set date arm via bottom pusher; Swiss Made

Features: Gorgeous original reverse-panda dial with nice Tritium patina on the indices; original handset with matching Tritium patina; triple calendar (day, date, month); 12-hour chronograph recording capability; solid stainless steel case

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is thick and sharp and appears to be unpolished; original dial and handset exhibit nice Tritium patina throughout; caseback is super crisp with only a couple of very minor toolmarks

Other: Here at watchsteez.com we take great pride in sourcing honest and original examples - This Wakmann triple calendar chronograph is no exception. We absolutely love this particular model and believe that it is one of the most underrated and under-priced vintage chronographs on the market today. It houses a high-grade movement based on the legendary Valjoux 72, but with triple calendar functions and a higher beat rate (21,600 BPH) for improved accuracy. It's hard to beat this watch for under $3,000 (or really at any price point).

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