Professionally inspected in-house here at Localtime, this classy vintage triple-date chronograph watch by Wakmann Watch Co. (Charles Gigandet), is an overall truly stunning timepiece.
The movement is a Wakmann-branded Valjoux Cal. 730 with Day & Month windows at 12h and a date indicator at the outer track of the breath-taking dial. The gold-filled case has been lightly cleaned and is in a wonderful condition for its age. The plexi is a new, correct replacement (I sell these plexis separately under eBay item number 133322965415). I have fitted this fine timepiece with one of my own black calf leather straps (sold separately here: 401912861166) that suits the 39mm case (41mm including the logoed crown), quite nicely in my humble opinion.
As with all my watches that I handle in-house here at Localtime, the 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 ‘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.