2.0222 ACCURIST Gold Plated Dress Watch, Manual, 1970’s

£160.00

Classic and stylish 1970’s Accurist dress watch, 34 mm gold-plated case with attractive, gold-tone dial with black accents. Swiss-made Peseux 704 caliber movement. Runs very well and in perfect condition. Comes with a 12-month warranty and a new, 18mm snakeskin style brown leather strap.

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Key Features

Classical 1970’s dress watch from the British Accurist brand. It features an eye catching, sunburst micro pattern gold tone dial, a gold-plated crown with the Accurist ‘A’, and a high quality genuine leather strap with a hypoallergenic composite base. The classical 34 mm case is mirror-polished and gold-plated. The short, black Roman numerals around the outside edge of the dial perfectly match the design of the minute and hour hands, creating a high-class, eye-catching aesthetic.

The gold shine of the dial on this timepiece contrasts beautifully with the snakeskin-style brown leather strap. The whole watch exudes class, with its classical gold-plated case and simplistic dial – the numeral markers perfectly matching the hands in both colour and design. Although this watch is Swiss-made, Accurist was a highly popular brand in the UK from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, and this timepiece smoothly walks that line between simplicity and attention-grabbing that the brand was so well-known for during this period. In overall near-perfect condition for its age, this timepiece is fully wearable and working like new.

About Accurist

Accurist was founded in 1946 in London by Asher and Rebeca Loftus. They made watches that consisted entirely of Swiss components, which guaranteed consistent high-quality, and placed the company higher on the competitive watch market. The Accurist brand truly blossomed at around 1965 with their ‘Old England’ watch line, which aimed to introduce and promote the idea that watches could be a fashion accessory, and not merely a ‘once in a lifetime’ purchase. This movement was popularised by the likes of Twiggy and The Beatles, causing the brightly coloured and out-there designs of this new watch style to become a part of the London fashion at the time. The 1970’s was also a successful decade for Accurist, with the popularisation of quartz movements and digital watches, technologies that were often represented by the Accurist brand in the media – their digital quartz watch was chosen as the official watch for the Concorde aircraft pilots.

Up until the early 2000’s, Accurist was a highly popular and well-known brand, still creating good quality watches to this day. However, their heyday was undeniable from the 60’s through to the 80’s, and their classical, stylish watches from that period can still widely be found on the markets.

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 an 18 mm genuine leather strap with a hypoallergenic composite base.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Round case with small lugs.
  • Gold-plated case body.
  • Acrylic crystal (original).
  • Stainless steel snap caseback with ‘Accurist’ brand name.
  • Original gold-plated crown with ‘A’ lettering.
  • Dustproof.
  • Genuine leather strap with hypoallergenic lining.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 32.4 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 34  mm.
  • Full height 32.4 mm.
  • Thickness 7.5 mm.
  • Strap width 18 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Gold tone sunburst micro pattern dial.
  • Black Roman numerals.
  • Accurist” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Black pencil style hands.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Peseux 7040 caliber.
  • 21 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Incabloc shockproof system.
  • ‘Peseux 7040’ branded on bridge.
  • Satin-brushed wheels, plates and bridges.
  • Polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

History of the Accurist Brand (official website).

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Case material

Gold plated

Dial tone

Gold

Origin

England, Swiss

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1970