The Bold Black Watch, Vintage Men’s Watch, High Grade, Glycine Altus Manual Black Dial Swiss Watch, 17 Jewels Antimagnetic Stainless Steel
– This is a wind up mechanical 17 Jewel Vintage Men’s Watch.
– WINDS…SETS…RUNS…KEEPS TIME…
– This watch is unusual, original, exciting, special, and in outstanding vintage condition.
– Size: 33 mm in diameter x 40 mm lug to lug
This Altus by Glycine Vintage Men’s Watch is a classic 1960s example of military-meets-dress watch style.The watch features a stainless steel military style case with long curving lugs, a stunningly handsome and sought-after black dial, rasied gold hour markers, gold hands including a center sweep second hand. The dial is signed ALTUS / 17 JEWELS / WATERPROOF / INCABLOC. The back is signed: ALTUS / SWISS MADE / STAINLESS STEEL / WATERPROOF / INCABLOC / ANTIMAGNEITC. The back also bears the serial numbers: 4051 212 165750. Furnished with a new black Hirsch “Wild” water resistant genuine leather band with a stainless steel buckle.
History: Glycine and Altus were founded in Biel (Bienne) in 1914 and 1920 respectively, as Glycine Manufacture D’Horlogerie Glycine S.A. and Altus Montres Altus S.A. Charles Hertig Evilard took over Glycine in 1943. Evilard also owned Altus Watches SA, and integrated Altus and Glycine Watches SA in 1953. So Altus became an international trademark of Glycine, with both brands of watches marketed by Glycine.
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