1960s Wittnauer Professional Chronograph (Ref. 235T)
While Wittnauer certainly isn’t one of the commonly known watch brands, it certainly has the history to rival just about any out there. Founded in 1885 in New York by Swiss immigrant Albert Wittnauer, the eponymous company set out to craft timepieces that were designed for exploration and adventure, especially in aviation and sea navigation. In fact, Neil Armstrong wore a Wittnauer for the Gemini 8 mission.
This Wittnauer Chronograph ref. 235T from the 1960s contains many of the key elements you would want in a mid-century chronograph and is a beautiful example of the ingenuity and imagination of the company.
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The exceptional case retains crisp beveled lugs that are specific to this reference of Wittnauer, with minimal signs of use present. The case retains its original crown and pushers, and the screw-down case back is clean with no markings. The watch will be supplied on a 2pc leather strap.
The white dial has aged to a warm ivory color, with the blue tachymeter and red telemeter at the outer edge of the dial adding to the character and charm of this timepiece. There are some spots of darker aging present on the dial as well. The blued steel center chronograph hand and sub-dial hands are eye-catching against the warm dial. The lumed Arabic numerals show a beige patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under UV light. The original tritium hands have taken on a darker orange patina and exhibit no degradation under UV light inspection.
None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.