2.0140 FRESARD Digital, France 1970’s

£250.00

1970’s retro FRÉSARD digi-mech watch with stunning deep-red and black two-tone blended dial. High-quality 18mm strap with perfectly matched black and red colour combination to dial. Well preserved, 36mm good quality chrome plated case. This timepiece is in great collectible condition, and has undergone full servicing with disassembly at our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and strap.

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Key Features

This FRESARD digi-mech is far from the sort of watch that you’re used to seeing! It comes from 70’s ‘electronic/digital’ era, when classical mechanical brands were competing with electronic watches and developing these kinds of mechanical timepieces with digital display complications.

Fun fact – 99% of those super-modern electronic digital watches are now dead and non-repairable, due to the degradation of the integrated electronic components. However, the horological digi-mech creations are still alive and running, and with regular servicing will continue to be and to do so for 100+ years.

This 1970’s retro watch is particularly unusual… Take a look at the amazing deep-red and black dial; the two colour tones blend effortlessly with each other. It’s hard to catch it in a photo, but the dial plays with the light every time it moves, it is just inevitably eye-catching – you can’t look away. The high quality strap has been perfectly partnered with this watch, with its matching done combination of the black strap with red thread detail.

This timepiece is in great collectible condition, has been fully serviced and is ready to wear on a daily basis. This is a beauty not to be overlooked!

About Fresard

Fresard was just one of many companies hit by the quartz crisis, and little is known about the company apart from that it had French connections, and made many high-quality watches in the 1960’s and early 70’s.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with a matching colour combination, high-quality strap – black with bright red thread detail.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original, 70’s tonneau style case.
  • Chrome plated.
  • Acrylic glass.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • High-quality black strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 36.5 mm.
  • Width w/crown 39 mm.
  • Height 42 mm.
  • Thickness 11.6 mm.
  • Strap width 18 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, blended two-tone black and red dial.
  • Crescent overlapping digital display minute and jumping hour.
  • “Frésard” signature.
  • Thin red horizontal stripe through centre of dial.
  • Red framing of digital display.

Movement

  • French-made movement.
  • Lorsa 238ADI calibre with digital instant jump hours module add-on.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Simple finishing of plates and bridges.
  • Mirror polished wheels.
  • Polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-45 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

  • Fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol shop.
  • Mechanics in full working order.
  • High-quality black strap.
  • 12-month warranty.
  • Guarantee Terms and Conditions. 

Links and Resources:

DOLLAR Digital.

EMER Digital.

Lorsa 238ADI Calibre Specs. 

 

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Case material

Chrome plated

Dial tone

Black/dark, Red

Origin

France

Size grade

36-38 mm

Year approx

1970