Lovely and rare Jaquet Droz (Swiss) chronograph watch, this lovely 1960’s timepiece has been professionally and fully serviced by Localtime. The only part changed during the service was the mainspring and you can see the old one on my wrist in the last wrist shot.
It is absolutely 100% original, with no foreign parts, in great condition throughout and ready to proudly wear or join your collection. The 43mm (45.50mm counting centre, screw-in crown) polished steel case is in excellent condition, with a small nick at the 8h position. The black dial and dual-purpose bezel (elapsed time and second time zone) and hands, are a feast to the eyes. I have made many photos of the watch, including some closeup snapshots, just for fun. This lovely chronograph is fitted with one of my own handmade Italian leather straps. A similar line to these straps is listed and can be purchased separately under Accessories & Straps and you can also see them in the last photo of this listing.
As with all the watches I handle in-house here at Localtime, the listed buy-it-now price includes a written 6-month written warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might 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 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.