|Date/Report Number ..0103.FN21HY.04 Item: 1969 ALL ORIGINAL AMAZING WYLER LIFEGUARD DYNAWIND INCAFLEX DURACLAD|
|Description of item: VINTAGE1969
ALL ORIGINAL AMAZING WYLER LIFEGUARD DYNAWIND INCAFLEX DURACLAD GOLD PLATE CASE 38mm x
37mm x 13mm W/O CROWN 24MM WIDE LUGS WITH GOLD GILDED 2789 ETA QUICK-SET DAY-DATE
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $787.00
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DURACLAD GOLD PLATE CASE
38mm x 37mm x 13mm
24MM WIDE LUGS
Paul Wyler presented his first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1927. The particularity of these was the INCAFLEX balance wheel, which was legendary at the time.
The Wyler Incaflex balance wheel is protected along its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to the balance wheel.
In addition to producing his own calibres, Wyler also modified movements of other large-scale producers and sold these on to other watch companies. In some cases, the basic calibre was changed so much that the movements should actually be considered as Wyler calibres.
In 1937 the WYLER INTRODUCED THE WATER-RESISTANT watch that was not fitted with the conventional soft gaskets.
The crystal was pressed in between the edge of the case and a pressed or screwed bezel, the gap between the winding shaft and the watch case was sealed hydraulically by fitting the winding shaft and bushing together, in the same material, to 1/500mm.
PICTURE FROM GSW/GSWW ARCHIVES
ABOVE TOP PIC SHOWS THE *INCAFLEX BALANCE WITH CIRCULAR INSERT THAT PROTECTS THE STAFF FROM SHOCK.
THE LOWER PICTURE IN ABOVE PHOTO SHOWS HOW WELL SEALED THE WYLER SINGLE CASE IS.
* THAT IS THE LOGO FOR THE LIFEGUARD SERIES AND IS IMPRINTED IN CENTER OF CRYSTAL.
THIS IS ONLY OUR SECOND
THIS WYLER TV VIEW LIFEGUARD SERIES
WAS IN TERRIBLE CONDITION
WHAT YOU NOW SEE IS DUE TO 29 HOURS OF WORK
LUCKY FOR THE PATRON WHO INVESTS
THE FINISH IS DURACLAD
THE GOLD WAS AS STRONG AS FOLD FILLED
ROCK REMOVED SO MANY DEEP
SCRATCHES NICKS AND OUTRIGHT DENTS
OLD NON WYLER CRYSTAL THAT WAS REPLACED IN THE 1970/80'S
THE ONE ABOVE HAS THE
IN THE CENTER OF CRYSTAL
THE INCAFLEX REPLACED
THE "W" FOR WYLER
WITH QUICK SET DAY DATE
ONE PULL/CLICK OUT
TURN ONE WAY FOR DAY
THE OTHER WAY FOR DATE
AS YOU CAN SEE,
THE CROWN IS ORIGINAL
BUT THE GOLD HAS WORN OFF FACE
BUT WHEN SET IT IS FINE
[PULLED TO DAY DATE SET POS]
I CHECKED OUR STOCK BUT NO-GO
I WILL NOT PLATE BECAUSE IT WILL COME OFF/
THE CROWN IS A MINOR INCONVENIENCE TO LOOKS
A FEW WEAR KS ENLARGED IN THIS PIC
IT ACTUALLY DOES NOT HARM HURT OR MAKE
THIS BEAUTY ANY LESSOR THAN STUNNING
DURACLAD TECHNOLOGY FROM LATE 1968 THROUGH 1974
REPLACED GOLD FILLED & PLATED GOLD
THE AMAZING FEATURE IS THE
38mm x 37mm x 13mm
HAND MADE & STITCHED
TOP GRAIN COWHIDE
DOUBLE STITCHED KEEPERS
FOR ONE OF THE FIRST
THE STRAP COMES IN
THE HONEY IN LONG
THE BLACK IN REGULAR
NOTE CREASES ARE FROM BEING CLASPED
THE BROWN IN REGULAR
NOTE CREASES ARE FROM BEING CLASPED
SIZE 24MM LUGS
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
DURACLAD BASE METAL TOP
THIS DESIGN IS ALONG THE LINES OF WYLER SINGLE
STEEL CASE IN WHICH MOVEMENT IS DROPPED INTO
HEW SEAL AND CRYSTAL FIT OVER MOVEMENT AND CASE
THEN THE CASE TO IS PRESSED ONTO THE "SANDWICH"
NOTE THE COPPER RODS?
A COPPER ROD ON EITHER SIDE
LOCK CASE TO BEZEL TOP
CASE RESTORED TO EXCELLENT CONDITION
THIS IS AFTER SOAKING 5 HOURS
AND IT STILL LOOKED LIKE A MESS!
FOR FINAL BRUSH FINISH
SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS
CLEANED AND SERVICED
day: quick set
date: quick set
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 45h
DIAL ON MOVEMENT
THEN MOVEMENT ASSEMBLY
DROPPED INTO CASE
THEN READY FOR SEAL
THEN BEZEL TOP
EXCELLENT - RUNS EXCELLENT