CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND APPRAISAL
1 YEAR MECHANICAL WARRANTY
Wakmann has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years as collectors discover the brand’s unique history and offering of interesting watches. A lot has already been written about it’s founder, and his start as a distributer and importer of watches, first in Europe then in the US starting in 1946. Although the brand became famous for creating aircraft cockpit clocks for the US military, they also started to produce their own watches after entering into a joint venture with Breitling in 1947.
Today Wakmann is probably best known for producing a variety of quality chronographs. The example we have in the shop today is a magnificent example of such.
The subtle sunburst finish gold dial and guilloche blue registers are sumptuous, while the red tachymeter scale and orange seconds and chronograph hands add a stylish splash of colour to the affair. The classically shaped gold plated case, with thick straight edge lugs, makes the watch immensely wearable, and a perfect choice for a clean everyday fit.
We’ve paired the watch with a black alligator embossed strap. Overall this is a fantastic addition to any collection in need of a classic gold chronograph.
Type: Manual Wind, Valjoux 7733, 17 jewels
Movement has been fully serviced and keeps accurate time. Chronograph starts, stops, and resets smoothly. One year mechanical warranty included.
36.5mm (not including crown and pushers) gold plated case and stainless back
Hirsch Duke alligator embossed Italian calfskin leather in black, quick release spring bars (MSRP: $60.50)
Gold case has been professionally replated, and looks fantastic. New acrylic crystal and crown. Dial is in great condition, with a couple of minor marks. Hands are good, have been relumed and are active. Sweep seconds and chronograph hands have minor loss of paint.