1970s Wyler Tri Sport (Ref. 1377/2-1162D)
In 1924, Paul Wyler founded the Wyler Watch Company in Basel, Switzerland. Wyler began to create his first 16 and 19-line precision movements in 1923. What was so special about his watches was the Incaflex balance wheel, which was rather innovative at the time. The Incaflex balance wheel is shielded along its diameter by curved, elastic arms, which were designed to absorb shocks to the balance wheel as a means of protection. In addition to producing his own calibers, Paul also modified the movements of other major producers, then sold these improved movements to other watch companies. In 1956, the already respected Wyler name gained some serious public notoriety when they intentionally dropped two of their watches off of the Eiffel Tower. The watch world and consumers alike marveled at the watches which continued to function after the drop.
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The strong monoblock case has been lightly polished in the past and retains thick and symmetrical lugs. The original bezel retains most of its black enamel and shows minimal signs of use. The case retains its original integrated cyclops crystal. The case retains its original offset screw-down crown. the back of the case has seen a light polish in the past and retains its factory markings in legible condition. The watch will comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The metallic blue dial is both handsome and sporty, the dial does show some light marks and some age. The tritium lume plots have aged to a vivid golden patina and exhibit light degradation throughout when inspected under U.V. light. The original hands have been professionally restored with luminova and are functional.
Non. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown