1980s Rodania For Alfa Romeo Chronograph (Ref. 3174.20)
Rodania is a well-respected Swiss watchmaker that was formally established in 1930 and still exists today. Throughout Rodania's long history they have created watches for several different military's and have collaborated with some highly influential brands.
During the late 1970s to the early 1980s, Rodania created small batches of several different models for the Italian auto manufacturer Alfa Romeo, including a chronograph, a dive watch, and a dress watch. All of the Rodania for Alfa Romeo watches feature the iconic Alfa Romeo crest and a unique brown and tan textured dial. This ref. 3174.20 is powered by a Valjoux cal. 7750 automatic chronograph movement and would make a perfect addition to the vintage or modern car enthusiast's watch collection.
|Rodania For Alfa Romeo
|2pc Leather Strap
The case is in stunning unpolished condition, retaining its original bead blasted finish, and exhibits very minimal signs of previous use. The crown and pushers were replaced at some point in the watch's past. The unsigned case back remains unpolished like the case and retains crisp finishing. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The original brown and tan textured Alfa Romeo dial shows some light damage and scratches on the right side of the dial and mildly throughout. The tritium lume plots have achieved a charming creamy ivory patina, under U.V. light inspection the 8, 10, and 11 o'clock lume plots exhibit some damage and remain stable, the rest of the lume plots are fully intact. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the minute hand shows light degradation and remains stable, the hour hand shows no degradation.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.