1972 Vintage Wakmann Automatic Chronograph Day-date, Regatta Sailing-no Reserve

timelysales Store NO RESERVE! I Ship WORLDWIDE International! This is an amazing Automatic (self-winding) Chronograph Wristwatch with many functions and features. Runs Great, All Functions Working Properly – GUARANTEED! Large watch measures 42mm wide (excluding crowns), 47.5mm long and 14.5mm thick. Lug spacing is 20mm. It utilizes the High Grade LEMANIA caliber 1341 (Omega 1041). It is a 3 Register cam lever Chronograph. It counts (registers) seconds, minutes and hours. What makes this caliber interesting, both technically and visually, is that the minute register for the chronograph is not presented in a sub dial, but as a separate minute hand register counter with orange jet hand tip that sweeps around the dial. The sub dials in this caliber are an hour recorder at 6 o’clock, and constant running seconds at 9 ‘o clock. This model is called REGATE (regatta) utilized in sailing yacht racing. The outer chapter features standard Tachymetre (tachometer) measurements plus 15 minute countdown chapters (for yacht racing) divided into 5 minute increments each with its own color (gray, blue, red). The next chapter allows for setting the Day/Date calendar once a month by rotating the inner week bezel (each week having its own color (red, gray, blue, yellow, green, with all Sundays being white) with the crown situated at 10 o’clock position. The next chapter is white with calendar dates 1 through 31. Each month simply align the day of the week using whatever color week you choose to the white calendar date chapter to the proper day of week which allows for telling the day of week at a glance. There is also a Date window aperture at 3 o’clock position allowing for seeing the current Date at a glance. The Date window is Quick-Set by pulling the winding crown out one notch and advancing the Date quickly by turning the crown. The time of day is set normally by pulling winding crown out fully to second notch and setting the correct time. The Chronograph functions operate by pressing the round pusher at 2 o’clock position which starts the orange pointed center sweep chronograph hand. As the center sweep hand moves the orange jet tipped counter hand moves, counting off the minutes. The center sweep hand moves in 1/5 seconds increments as the hour/minute/seconds chapter between hour markers are delineated into 1/5 second increments. The minute counter moves in real time counting off the minutes in 1/5 minute increments as the center sweep chronograph hand moves. It is designed to count fractions of a minute/second for much better accuracy. As the chronograph continues to run the hours are registered, up to 12 hours, by the sub dial register with orange hand at 6 o’clock position. To stop chronograph simply push the 2 o’clock pusher again. You can either resume the chronograph function by pushing the 2 o’clock pusher again. Or, to reset everything to 0 push the round pusher at 4 o’clock position which resets the center sweep hand, minute counter hand and hour register hand to fly back to 0. Everything works properly as designed. The watch runs great and keeps excellent time. Watch is in Excellent Original Condition! Signs of light moderate use. Very clean, this is one of the best condition ones you will find. Please see the photos. Case top is gold plated. Case back is snap on and Stainless Steel. Crystal is original plastic and excellent, clean and clear. Crown is original recessed into case and is steel with the gold plating having worn off. Outer case back is stamped: SWISS MADE – INCABLOC – STAINLESS STEEL BACK – ANTIMAGNETIC. All writing is still crisp and easily legible. Nice and shiny. No noticeable scratching. Inside case back stamped: WAKMANN WATCH Co, SWISS, FOND ACIER INOXYDABLE (stainless steel), 9804 (reference number). Dial is Absolutely Original and Near Mint! Champaign Gold with All enamel colors still bright and crisp. Gold applied beveled hour markers with black onyx centers. All original luminous hour dots fully intact. Hands are excellent and retain original luminous and black centers. Dial signed: WAKMANN, AUTOMATIC, 17 JEWELS, SHOCKPROOF, and T SWISS MADE T at 6 o’clock position. Movement is beautiful, clean and nicely finished with finely scored full bi-directional ball-bearing rotor that moves and rotates with silky ease. Signed: WAKMANN WATCH Co, SWISS, 3464384. Plates are finely scored and finished and stamped: SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS, UNADJUSTED. Under balance is stamped LEMANIA cross logo with LWC and 1341 (caliber). Movement Features: automatic chronograph, 60s, 60min, 12h, cam switched, center-minute and –second sub second, ball-bearing rotor, Kif shock protection. date: quickset. Fitted to the watch is a new high quality 20mm Genuine Leather thick padded strap with white contrasting stitching that beautifully complements the look of this fine vintage chronograph. NOTE: Strap features easy to remove spring-loaded bars with little handles that can be activated with your fingernail. All Functions Working Properly, Runs Great - GUARANTEED! NOTE: Pre-owned watches are never guaranteed for waterproof. Never immerse a vintage watch in water even though the watch may say “water proof”. NO RESERVE! Domestic Shipping includes Full Domestic Insurance! I Ship WORLDWIDE International. I have just begun my 16th year as an e-Bay member. I stand behind all items that I sell and I take pride in my excellent reputation. See my Feedback, my watches look even better in person than the photos. 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