A wonderful discovery indeed, it is my belief that this watch was probably not worn much in its life. A 1964 (SN#5492814) Tank ‘Town and Country’ steel dress watch with the rarer black dial, it comes in its original box and wearing its original pigskin black strap with logoed buckle), that has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime.
The 31mm (33mm counting the logoed crown at 3h) polished steel case wears large at 40.50mm L2L but is still thin enough (9mm) to have a classy look on the wrist. The stainless steel caseback carries the reference and serial numbers. The glossy black dial and silver hands are beautiful. The original plexi is very clear and clean of any serious scratches. The watch is 100% original. Its carrying a manual-wind 17j Certina Cal. 25-661 movement. As mentioned above, it is wearing its original strap which is in great condition and has been washed and cleaned. I have included in the listing an image of a same-period catalogue listing of this model, with the more common white dial.
As with all the watches we handle inhouse, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 3-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
Extra: Try our own Localtime Premium Glove Grain leather straps (last photo) with a vintage-style Taper+, listed separately in our store.
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 mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
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.