A lovely gents dress watch from the 1960’s, from the great house of ANGELUS (Swiss), this ‘Datographe’ vintage timepiece with an automatic AS Cal. 1636 movement, was professionally inspected in-house here at the Localtime Spa.
The unpolished case and original plexi glass have been lightly cleaned. The classy dial, gold-toned applied indices and hands are a feast to the eyes. The case measures 35.50mm or 37.50mm including the crown at 3h. The date is set quickly by changing from 20-24hrs. A stunning watch from that glorious period, this classic dress watch comes on a same-period NOS calf leather strap in brown, that I think compliments it very nicely. I have made many photos of this beautiful ‘Datographe’, including some macro snapshots to allow you to enjoy the intricate details.
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! Check out my own Localtime straps: Handmade from premium calf leather to my own specifications in Italy, they come in 5 sizes (lug width/buckle width): 18/16, 19/16, 20/16, 21/18 and 22/18mm & 11 colours. I sell these separately in my store under Accessories & Straps and 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.