Professionally inspected and approved in-house here at the Localtime Spa, here we have a wonderful example of a rare single-crown ZITURA Compressor Ref. 27831 watch with a stunning anthracite blue dial in exquisite condition.
Every aspect of this watch is in a fantastic condition. The larger solid stainless steel EPSA case measures 38.50mm (40.50mm with the cross-hatched crown). The original blue dial, hands and applied indices create a gorgeous combination with the TV-shaped steel case. The (rare for a single EPSA compressor) automatic 25j ETA Cal. 2783 is a wonderful movement, and is ticking away happily. Since compressors most usually came with manual-wind movements, so this is a rare one (ETA 2783 = 27831 model Ref.). The watch comes on a blue premium cal leather strap that I think combines with the watch very nicely. These straps can also be bought separately from our store.
As with all the watches we handle inhouse, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 6-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. They are listed separately in the 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.