2.0168 ORATOR Chronograph, 1940’s

£340.00

Typical post-WWII ORATOR chronograph wristwatch. Original gold plated 35mm case with silver-tone with two-counter dial. The gold-tone numerals, indices and hands nicely match the rich gold sheen of the case. Has undergone full servicing with disassembly at our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and custom, hand-made genuine leather 16mm strap

Key Features

A typical post-WWII chronograph wristwatch, with two-counter dial. Eye-catching, luxurious gold-tone case with matching gold-tone numerals, indices and hands. This timepiece practically radiates with its golden sheen. The movement is in great condition, and has been mounted with a new factory balance staff to achieve a near perfect performance. The lume has also been refreshed, and glows brightly in the dark.

The chronograph buttons functions as follows:

  • The top button for the start of the central second hand.
  • The bottom button is for stopping / resetting the seconds and the counter to zero.

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 thick leather strap with underlay and buckles.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original classic style case.
  • Gold plating.
  • Acrylic glass.
  • Stainless steel snap caseback.
  • Crown and 2-button chronograph function on sidewall.
  • New, genuine leather classic strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 35 mm.
  • Width w/o crown 37 mm.
  • Full height 41 mm.
  • Thickness 12 mm.
  • Strap width 16 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original creamy/silver dial.
  • Gold-tone Arabic numerals w, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.
  • Applied indices.
  • “ORATOR” signature.
  • Tachymeter subdial.
  • Telemeter subdial.
  • 30-min time function.
  • Original, gold-tone ‘pencil’ style hour and minute hands with cream lume.
  • Long, thin gold-tone centre second hand.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Landeron 48 caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Dust-proof.
  • Levers, plates and bridges in Satin finish.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 4 weeks cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 10/20 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

Landeron 48 Movement Specs. 

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Case material

Gold plated

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

Swiss

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1940