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PostSubject: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 10:19 pm

I've had this watch for about a year, it ran fast and didn't wind good so I finally sent it out to have it buffed up and serviced. I had hoped it would be back to wear during my vintage run, but I just got it yesterday. It is about a 1950 model from what I can tell. Swiss made 17 Jewel handwind, Wittnauer 10ESB (ETA Cal. 1080 IIRC), 10Kt Gold filled bezel with SS back. I took some before pictures but can't find them. WTF...I'll post later if I do. I finished it with a genuine lizard strap. I really like the blue seconds hand. Here is the finished product:

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 10:26 pm

Great stuff Gary, between you and Tom my interest in these vintage pieces has peaked and there is a guy in town who has alot of old pieces (alot of junk but some good stuff too) and everytime i'm ready to buy i worry about the watch size!! Need to get over it and just grab a few!! Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_geek
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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 10:37 pm

cali kid wrote:
Great stuff Gary, between you and Tom my interest in these vintage pieces has peaked and there is a guy in town who has alot of old pieces (alot of junk but some good stuff too) and everytime i'm ready to buy i worry about the watch size!! Need to get over it and just grab a few!! Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_geek

Stay with 70's models...the size is pretty good on most. The size of these vintages is smaller but that is not the point really. Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 10:43 pm

How sweet is that!


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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 10:54 pm

What's the diameter Gary?

I'm not big on lizard straps, but boy, does it fit on that watch. Perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:00 pm

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What's the diameter Gary?

I'm not big on lizard straps, but boy, does it fit on that watch. Perfect.

Thanks...I had that in the drawer and never found anything I liked it on Until now! It's 35mm....I would never be able to wear a modern watch this size, (38mm is about my limit) but with something like this it's OK.

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:07 pm

It doesn't look 35. Looks a bit larger (and don't say you've got girlie wrists Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_wink ).

I'm with you on the 38, (several I have are 40) I'll go to about 45max. I just tried a 38mm on and liked it. Wittnauer just back from service... Herz

Wittnauer's are still cool after all these years.
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porschefan wrote:
It doesn't look 35. Looks a bit larger (and don't say you've got girlie wrists Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_wink ).


DUDE!! I have manly 8.5 inch wrists.... Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_rolleyes . Maybe the perfect rounded shape allows me to pull off something this small......

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:45 pm

Classy!!! I love the almost Deco numbers; 35mm is a bit small for my tastes but I LOVE that styling!
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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 11:54 pm

Astonishingly EXCELLENT Wittnauer Gary ! Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_smile Looks like the polishing and service
paid off big time. This watch is in such great shape..WOW ! The dial is just
trememndous and it looks like it goes up in the middle..REALLY cool. Those
markers and little dots in the middle of the dial are a neat touch also. It's just
stunning !..Classy strap too ! Congrats !

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 12:17 am

Another great vintage piece Gary. You and Tom really have quite the collections of great old timepieces!
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Another great vintage piece Gary. You and Tom really have quite the collections of great old timepieces!

Wow what a compliment....I never thought I would be mentioned in the same post as Tom, his watches are so much nicer than mine....I am the quanity guy and he is the quality guy, I guess. I love the history of these older pieces, the materials, the design, etc. (everything but the size)....Thanks!!

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 1:41 am

. . . Amazing watch! Bevel on the case to the crystal is very elegant. When it comed to a watch of that class and quality, size is not even percieved in it's appearance. it would look wrong IMO any larger than it is. The lizard is perfect!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeSat Feb 06, 2010 1:45 am

Hands on that one are way cool!

I would love to see some of these vintage watches come out in 44mm size!

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 9:49 am

I just found some of the befor shots on this one (not movement), so here is before and after :

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PostSubject: Re: Wittnauer just back from service...   Wittnauer just back from service... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 10:01 am

I STILL Love seeing vintage watches...

...such CLEAN dials back in the day!

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