A classy 1950’s vintage solid stainless steel dress watch by Jaquet Droz (Swiss), this stunning dress timepiece comes in its original box and has been professionally inspected in-house here at Localtime.
The movement is a 17j manual-wind ETA Cal. 1080. The dial is mesmerising and boasts a silvery-white backdrop with lumed arabic numerals and lumed syringe hands. The red pointer seconds hand is a nice touch. The solid stainless steel case (27mm case or 29mm when counting the crown), has been lightly cleaned (not polished). It’s 35.50mm L2L and 12.25mm thick. I have fitted this fine timepiece with a lovely green tejus lizard strap by Cerruti 1881 (Italy) that suits it quite nicely. I have included many photos of the watch, including some close-up macro snapshots.
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 Localtime line of genuine lizard straps, handmade in Italy and listed separately in my store. You can also see them in the last photo here.
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.