This is a really lovely Wittnauer Swiss Watch. It features a beautiful rectangular Art Deco style case with fancy lugs. It is powered by a 17 jewels movement. The case features a 10k gold filled bezel and a smooth stainless steel back. The case does not have any wear, not even on the lugs. Has just a little bit of scratches.
The dial is white with raised gold script type Arabic Italic numerals (even) and baton markers (odd). Dial is signed WITTNAUER REVUE SWISS. There is a sub-second dial. Gold tone hour minute and second hands.
Albert Wittnauer came to America from Switzerland in 1872 at the age of 16. Even as a youth, Wittnauer knew watchmaking, which made him a useful addition to his brother-in-law J. Eugene Robert’s Swiss-watch importing business. Over the next few years, two more of Wittnauer’s younger brothers and a sister would join him in New York City, forming the nucleus of Robert’s, and then Wittnauer’s, company. The opportunity Wittnauer identified was not technological. Rather, it was market driven. Wittnauer saw an opening for a less-expensive Swiss pocket watch in the United States. Since Robert was already importing watches from Switzerland, including Longines, it was not a large leap to add a Wittnauer-branded model to the company’s offerings.
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