1950’s VETTA 38mm Steel Screwback Chronograph Watch – 17j Vetta 130 (Valjoux Cal. 23)


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A wonderful and large (38mm) stainless steel waterproof chronograph by Vetta, it has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime.

It has a mesmerising dial which, at certain angles and lighting, changes from white to silver to champagne. Large, 38mm solid steel case with screw back case, signed crown and a dark brown croc-grain strap that suits it quite nicely.

As with all my watches that I handle in-house here at Localtime, the listed BIN price for this watch will also include a written 6-month warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for any questions you might have 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 custom hand-made Italian straps (last photo here), listed separately under eBay item number 401105271426.


Vetta (Swiss)

Production Period



Dress Chronograph


Time, Chronograph, Telemeter, Tachymeter




17j Vetta 130 (Valjoux Cal. 23)

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

Screwback, Stainless Steel

Case Size

38mm case, 41mm counting the crown at 3h

Lug Width



Pre-Owned & Working With Warranty

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – March 2020


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