Vintage Mens Watch – Guda 17 Jewels Military Incabloc Antimagnetic Swiss Watch – Looks Great and Works Fine.
Almost too much bang for the buck.
This is a 1940s Military Style Vintage Men’s Swiss Watch. This authentic vintage Guda 17 jewels military style men’s watch has the following desirable features:
Stainless steel Military style case in superb condition
White Dial, crisp and clean, some wear
Raised sliver color hour markers
12 3 6 and 9 are numerals, the others are batons
Red center second hand
Rare and unusual Swiss brand
The watch movement is signed: Seventeen 17 Jewels Swiss POF (POF is the import code of the Aureole Watch Co.)
Size: 31mm diameter x 40 mm lug to lug
16 mm lug width
The crystal has a crack by the two and four, as seen in the photos, but is perfectly usable. The price of this watch takes this into account. The watch overall is in outstanding vintage condition.
This vintage men’s watch is furnished with a new old stock Lion Head striped nylon watch band.
Aureole Watch Co was created in 1868 by Philidor Wolf in La Chaux-de-Fonds, produced some of its own movements. It specialized in quality lever-watches, but also produced chronographs, ultra-slim watches and repetitions. It then moved into the wristwatch market by combining in-house calibers with high-end design and well-finished cases. The models followed one after the other over the decades, particularly in 1932 with one of the first wristwatches to have the date in an aperture (rectangular watch case, date at 12 o’clock). This concept of course is now widespread. From 1933, Aureole offered water-resistant, steel watches. At the time of the Second World War, in 1941 the company was handed over to Lutz et Burkhardt. In 1948 it was taken over by Marcel Choffat who relaunched it with new talent. During this “hip renaissance”, it produced up to 400,000 pieces a year in 1968.
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