*Unpolished* 1960s Wittnauer Genève Professional Chronograph (Ref. 7004A)
Vintage Wittnauer chronographs have been growing in popularity among vintage collectors. Specifically, the Wittnauer chronograph reference 7004A. This great example possesses some key elements that make it highly desirable including its 40mm case size, lollipop sweep seconds hand, and a unique and eye-catching burgundy bezel. The simple and clean dial displays a tachymeter and a regatta countdown in the rightmost subdial. The Manual-wound Landeron cal. 248 chronograph movement is a workhorse and a favorite among manual wind chronograph fans.
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The unpolished case is in beautiful condition with all of its original angles and lines on full display while showing honest signs of use. The original burgundy bezel is in near perfect condition, showing only minimal signs of use, no fading, and retaining its lume triangle at the 12 o’clock position which matches the dial patina perfectly. The pump pushers and Wittnauer signed crown remain original to the watch. The screw-down case back displays some tool marks from a previous service. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black dial is gorgeous and remains in exceptional vintage condition. The dial itself remains very clean with only a slight amount of patina around the markers and a light spot between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers. The sub-dials remain flawless and the 3 o’clock sub-dial retains all of its original paint within the 5-minute countdown portion. The tritium lume plots have aged to a vibrant golden patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.