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Date/Report Number …..030114.LWRTHMN Item: 1954 LONGINES WITTNAUER REVUE THOMMEN
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1954 LONGINES WITTNAUER REVUE THOMMEN GOLD DURACLAD WRIST WATCH WITH ORIG GOLS STAINLESS MESH BAND CONDITION  NEAR  MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $469.00


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VINTAGE
1954
LONGINES WITTNAUER
REVUE THOMMEN
GOLD DURACLAD
WRIST WATCH

WITH

SIGNED

REVUE-WITTNAUER
CALIBER 76
SHOCK RESISTANT
ANTI-MAGNETIC
17 JEWEL
SUB-SECONDS
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

32.75 X 37.80
W/O CROWN

WITH

VINTAGE
NOS
SUPER SLEEK
DOUBLE WEAVE
NO PINCH
GOLD OVER STEEL
MESH BRACELET

AND

TOP OF THE LINE
HAND MADE LIZARD
IN BLACK

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Albert Wittnauer was a Swiss immigrant who arrived in New York City in 1872 at the age of 16. He began working for his brother in law, J. Eugene Robert.who was an importer of fine Swiss watches.

With the assistance of his younger brother, Albert Wittnauer acted upon his belief that there was a room in the market for watches designed with technological durability and function  with production in the US for the American public to help keep costs down.

The Wittnauer brand was thus formally established when Mr. Robert gave the title to Albert Wittnauer under the name The "A. Wittnauer Company."

The "A. Wittnauer Company" was born as a small family business that catered to the ever growing world of both scientific and private exploration, which would produce a reputation of reliability for navigators, explorers, and astronomers.

The A. Wittnauer Co. would became part of Longines in 1936 and then become the company lead in the field of aviation and navigation for the US Military during WWII.

Horologist Marvin E. Whitney wrote, "No one company has been more involved in the design and production of so many different types of navigational timepieces and been involved in so many history making expeditions..."



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TIME LINES:

1917-1918  During the War, servicemen learn to prefer wristwatches to pocket watches. The Swiss watch industry responds quickly, giving Swiss-made Wittnauer an edge in the US market.

1918 The Wittnauer All-Proof appears - the world’s first waterproof, shock-proof, anti-magnetic watch.
1926 NBC, America’s first radio network, chooses Wittnauer for official timing for radio broadcasting.

1927 Wittnauer produces a navigation watch for aviators. Watchmaker J.P.V. Heinmuller was also official timekeeper of the U.S. National Aeronautical Association, and developer of Wittnauer’s navigational timepieces, dashboard clocks and aviation instruments.

1936 Longines BUYS OUT Wittnauer watch company. LONGINES BECOMES Longines-Wittnauer Co.

1937 Howard Hughes, sets a coast-to-coast speed record of seven hours, twenty-eight minutes in his Hughes Aircraft racer “Winged Bullet,” which is equipped with timing/navigation equipment by Wittnauer.

1941 Wittnauer receives war-contracts to produce compasses, lab timers, aircraft clocks and military watches. The company hires watchmakers forced to flee Europe. Wittnauer craftsmen working on their own time make watches with movements from neutral Switzerland.

1949 Wittnauer introduces a self-winding watch that is slimmer and more durable than previous models.

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The “Société d’ Horlogerie à Waldenburg” was founded in 1853 in the Jura town of Waldenburg by Gédéon Thommen & Louis Tschopp. In 1859 the company was taken over by Gédéon Thommen, who became the sole owner. The company originally used the brand mark “G.T.” and its improved manufacturing and assembly methods were used in the production of quality watches. In 1885 the company patented the G.T. “Springeruhr”, pocket watch with a mechanical digital display. By 1870, the company manufactured 4,000 watches per year, which increased to an output of 13,000 in 1890. From 1875, as well as cylinder watches, the company also produced lever pocket watches.

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In 1889, Société d’ Horlogerie à Waldenburg was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris.
After Gédéon Thommen’s death, his son Alphonse took over the business and in 1905 registered the company name, “Thommens Uhrenfabriken AG” . Alphonse continued as the company’s president until 1932. In March 1910, the company registered the trademark, “Revue” and due to the increasing demand for wristwatches Thommen opened an additional factory in Waldenburg as well as others in Gelterkinden and Langenbruck.
The company supplied watches for the U.K. market under the name "Vertex". The U.K. agent for Vertex watches was Claude Lyons whose office was at 28 Hatton Garden, London.

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When the demand for watches dropped during the depression in the 1930s, the company  began manufacturing precision instruments for industrial applications. In 1936 the company formed the subsidiary “Thommen” who specialised in the development and manufacture of aviation navigational instruments. The company supplied timepieces and instruments to both the British & German armed forces.As well as “G.T.”,” Revue”, "Vertex" & “Thommen”, the company has also made timepieces under the brand names, “Vulcain”, “Cyrus” & “Sola

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LONGINES-WITTNAUER
REVUE THOMMEN
Lutringer & Kammerer

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THIS DURACLAD GOLD
LUXURY EVENING WEAR
TIME PIECE
HAS

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A REVUE THOMMEN
FINELY FINISHED
CALIBER 76
17 JEWELED
MOVEMENT


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AN EXCEPTIONAL FINELY CREATED
LUTRINGER & KAMMERER
WATCH CASE

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THE WATCH CASE
AND
WATCH DIAL
ARE IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

ONLY A FEW MINOR ITEMS
KEEP IT FROM MINT


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THIS
LONGINES-WITTNAUER
REVUE THOMMEN
I
ONLY
MOVEMENT RESTORATION
WAS REQUIRED
AND THAT DUE FROM SITTING
IN A DRESSER DRAWER FOR 40 YEARS

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IT NOT ONLY HAS THE NAMES
BUT ALSO
REVUE THOMMEN
NAME
AND
76 CAL
THAT DELIVERS
FACT FROM FICTION

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REVUE THOMMAN
CREATED MOVEMENTS
FOR
LONGINES\WITTNAUER

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THE
76CAL
WAS UTILIZED
IN SOME
OF
THE MOST EXPENSIVE
WATCH BRANDS
OF
THE MID-50'S

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GREAT TIME PIECE
FOR ANY
OCCASION

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WILL LOOK GREAT WITH
ANY COLORED
TYPE
STRAP OR BRACELET

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SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK
HAS A FISH LOGO

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BRACELET LIKE NEW

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BRACELET LIKE NEW

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BRACELET IKE NEW

 

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Revue-Thommen
LONGINES-WITTNAUR

17 JEWEL
Revue 76
6Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 3.3mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

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WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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