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Date/Report Number …..111911.FSBHU Item: 1920 WITTNAUER 1OK ROLLED ROSE GOLD PLATE HOOD LUG FANCY DIAL PRESIDENT

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Description of item:  1920 WITTNAUER 1OK ROLLED ROSE GOLD PLATE HOOD LUG FANCY DIAL PRESIDENT

 

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00


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VINTAGE

HISTORICAL
AGE
OF
WITTNAUR
REVOLUTION

1920'S
WITTNAUER
1OK ROLLED
ROSE GOLD PLATE
HOOD LUG
FANCY DIAL
PRESIDENT

WITH
ORIGINAL
WITTNAUR
DESIGNED
AND
SIGNED
SWISS
15 JEWEL
5 BRIDGE
MOVEMENT

AND
VINTAGE
TAN PIG-SKIN
STRAP
WITH
ROSE GOLD PLATED BUCKLE
AND
YELLOW GOLD PLATED TONGUE

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Albert Wittnauer, 16 Years of age,  came to America from Switzerland in 1872 to work with his brother-in-law's watch importing business. Eventually, Albert and family members took over Alberts business and renamed it WITTNAUER. WITTNAUER eventually discovered an opening for a less-expensive Swiss pocket watch under the A Wittnauer name. While Wittnauer got its start with an economy model, it quickly moved into creating highly sophisticated chronometers. In  1907, Wittnauer supplied a pair of watches to the Navy for testing its aviation capabilities. Wittnauer watches would be worn by such notable explorers as Roald Amundsen and Richard E. Byrd, as well as aviators from Amelia Earhart to Wiley Post. After Albert’s death in 1916, his sister, Martha, took the firm’s reins and began supplying  new military wristwatches and precision navigational devices to American Expeditionary Forces and an aircraft clock to the forerunner of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I, Wittnauer supplied . Around the same time, Wittnauer introduced its All-Proof wristwatch—the anti-magnetic watch was water and shock proof—to the U.S. market.

The 1920s saw Wittnauer produce the most amazing wristwatches with sleek futuristic designs and a craftsmanship unparalleled in components     finish. Wittnauer watches had come a long way in 45 years. Wittnauer    wristwatches were technologically advanced as well as aesthetically beautiful. From the lugs of Wittnauer wristwatches to the shapes and styles of the faces which varied from squares and rectangles to circles and hexagons, and all manners of intricate dial colors and styles. Every detail was examined BY Wittnauer's designers whom spent time and energy designing watches just like this rare find in this offer.

A prime focus in 1927 were Aviation watches Wittnauer and Longines both worked with a U.S. Navy officer named Philip Van Horn Weems, whose design for a Second Setting Watch included an inner, rotating dial. The aviator would move the dial until he heard a time-tone on his radio, thus capturing any deviations from Greenwich Civil Time.

Another influence on Wittnauer timepieces of this era was Wittnauer watchmaker John Heinmuller, who was the official timekeeper of the U.S. National Aeronautical Association and became one of the country’s leading authorities on U.S. air mail stamps. Because of all this attention to navigation wristwatches and devices, Clarence D. Chamberlin and Charles A. Levine used Wittnauer chronometers for their 1927 trans-Atlantic flight and Charles Collyer and John Henry Mears used two Wittnauers in 1928 when they famously raced the moon around the earth—they did it in 24 days, beating the moon by 72 hours. Howard Hughes wore Wittnauers in the 1930s/ The depression was the cause of the sale in 1936.

Longines-Wittnauer  provided Wittnauer with contracts for Weems wristwatches, as well as compasses and timers, during World War II.

In the 1950s, Wittnauer produced the famous all steel es11 24hr watch in time for the Korean war. These same watches where also utilized in Vietnam from the 1950's through the 1960's.

Wittnauer aldo turned to fashionable dress wristwatches. As in years past, the lugs of Wittnauer wristwatches such as the Revue were almost as important to the design as the face. By now the company was offering slimmer self-winding watches than it had in the past, and in 1957 it released its first electric wristwatch.

Westinghouse bought Longines-Wittnauer in 1969, in 1994 Longines was sold to Omega owner SMH, and in 2001 Wittnauer was sold again to Bulova


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THIS WITTNAUER SPORTS
THREE TONE DIAL
METAL COPPER & CREAM/BLACK ENAMEL
ORIGINAL YELLOW GOLD NUMERALS
BLACK MICRO-DETAILED SUB SECONDS REGISTER

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THE METICULOUSLY RESTORED DIAL
IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING

THE ORIGINAL SIGNED 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE
CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

NOTICE THE
A: KILLER DIAL
B: HOODED LUGS

THIS IS A RARE & COLLECTIBLE
WITTNAUER
PRESIDENT

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THE VINTAGE STRAP WITH GOLD PLATED
BUCKLE FITS THIS WITTY WITH CLASS

IT IS VINTAGE PIG-SKIN
16 MM
FITS UP TO SIZE 7.5

NOTE: ROCK ROSE GOLD PLATED THE BUCKLE

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ORIGINAL CROWN
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NEW CRYSTAL

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ORIGINAL GOLD PLATED
MINUTE AND HOUR HANDS
HAVE A LITTLE WEAR
ORIGINAL
MINTY BLACK STEEL
SECOND HAND

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THE CROWN WAS LEFT
AS-IS
ROCK FELT THAT
THE CRYSTAL & CROWN
DELIVER
THE VINTAGE FEEL

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LOOK AND FEEL ARE FANTASTIC
25.39 X 30.82 MM

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ORIGINAL
NON-REFINISHED
ROSE GOLD CASE
IS
A SOLID PLATE
OF
10k ROSE GOLD

FINISH IS EXCELLENT

NOTICE ROCK RE-FINISHED BUCKLE
TO MATCH CASE


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LOOKS LIKE IT DID IN THE 1920'S
THE ROARING TWENTIES
I BET THIS BEAUTY COULD  SAY A LOT!

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CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
THERE IS SOME EDGE ROUGH
WHERE CASE BOTTOM
MEETS CASE TOP/BEZEL

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CASE BACK EXCELLENT
ORIGINAL CONDITION

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CASED & TIMED
IN USA
BY WITTNAUER
10KT ROLLED GOLD PLATE
446964
SERVICE MARKS

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The 1920s saw Wittnauer produce the most amazing wristwatches with sleek futuristic designs and a craftsmanship unparalleled in components     finish. Wittnauer watches had come a long way in 45 years. Wittnauer    wristwatches were technologically advanced as well as aesthetically beautiful. From the lugs of Wittnauer wristwatches to the shapes and styles of the faces which varied from squares and rectangles to circles and hexagons, and all manners of intricate dial colors and styles. Every detail was examined BY Wittnauer's designers whom spent time and energy designing watches just like this rare find in this offer.

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THIS VINTAGE PIG-SKIN STRAP
IS IN MINT CONDITION
IT IS HAND STITCHED
AND
HAND FINISHED

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15 JEWEL
FALSE THREE FINGER BRIDGE
10T

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DIAL RESTORED EXACTLY AS IT WAS
CASE CLEANED
READY TO ASSEMBLE

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THIS WITTNAUER MOVEMENT
WAS OVERHAULED & SERVICED

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 4mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 41h

A SUPER
EXTRAORDINARY
TIME PIECE



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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

699.00 PROFESSIONAL IN$URANCE **APPRAISAL
NOTE: THIS IS A REST