I love these triple-dates personally and will not miss the opportunity to buy one when I can find one, because they are rather rare. This one is from Rone Watch Co. SA (Bôle, Swiss), carries an FHF Cal. 175 and it was professionally inspected in-house here at Localtime.
One of the really cool things about them is that, if you notice the days of the week around the dial, Sundays are noted not with an ‘S’ but with the sign of the cross. its so old school, I love it. We have changed the (complete) balance and plexi on this one. Everything else remained the same, other than some dry-cleaning, oiling, lubricating and regulating. It is wearing one of my own ‘prestige’ line calf leather straps in dark brown, available separately in many colours and sizes, under ebay item #401912861166. She won’t win the beauty pageant but she is as honest as they come!
As with all the watches I handle at Localtime, the BIN price includes a 6-month written warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever question you might have.
Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I include a written warrantee with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches [leather, canvas, suede, rubber] are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.
Extra: Try my Localtime ‘Prestige’ calf leather straps: Wonderful value for money when you don’t want to spend four times that (sometimes even more) for the branded ones, these lovely calf leather straps are super soft, flexible and very comfortable. They come in 13 different colours and in 6 sizes [16-17-18-19-20-22mm] and with 2 keepers (one fixed, one floating). Their length is approximately 95/120mm. I will include a pair of good quality spring bars with each strap. You can see them in the last photo here and purchase them separately under eBay item #401912861166. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.