2.0247 VELONA XXL digi-mech, Germany, 1970s

£260.00 (incl. VAT) £234.00 (incl. VAT)

Vintage 1970’s Digital ‘jumping-hours’ wristwatch. This interesting piece comes from the 70’s ‘electronic/digital’ era, when classical mechanical brands were competing with electronic watches and developing mechanical timepieces with digital display complications. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and a new, genuine brown leather 20mm width strap with white thread detail

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Key features

This XXL digi-mech is far from the sort of watch that you’re used to seeing, perfect for larger wrists, this piece comes from the 70’s ‘electronic/digital’ era, when classical mechanical brands were competing with electronic watches and developing these kind of mechanical timepieces with digital display complications. Fun fact – 99% of those advanced 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 do so for 100+ years.

This particular watch is based on a calibre Förster 201, and is the most mature type of digital indication – with an instant jumping hours numeral disc. With its remarkable size and unusual shape, this timepiece really is a special item, fully ready for daily wear on your wrist.

NOTE: It is strictly recommended that you do not move the hour discs backwards, and only move them forwards to avoid any maladjustment of the jump-hour springs.

This watch is made in Germany and is powered by the unusual German movement calibre Förster 201. The Bernhard Förster factory has been based in Pforzheim since 1934 with and currently has 400 employees.

About Velona

Velona was launched in 1953 by Otto Schlund (OSCO, Schwenningen), a manufacturer company from Germany. OSCO also managed known vintage brands Clyda and Parat. The history of the brand seems to have become lost in time, although their beautiful watches still remain. All the components have been German-made, and the quality in many aspects is usually comparable with its Swiss counterparts of the same grade level.

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 20mm brown genuine leather strap with white thread detail.


Case and Strap

  • Original 70’s tonneau style case.
  • Chrome plated case body.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel snap caseback.
  • Dustproof.
  • Brown leather strap.


  • Width w/o crown 42.5 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 40.5 mm.
  • Full height 40.5 mm.
  • Thickness 12.5 mm.
  • Strap width 20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original purple tone dial.
  • White jumping hour window.
  • Crescent overlapping digital display with minutes and seconds.
  • Digital” signature with crown logo to the right of the display.


  • German-made movement.
  • calibre Dugena 2314 (Förster 201)
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

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

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

All Digi-mech watches in our collection

calibre Förster 201 specs and details

About Velona and connected brands

About Förster movement company Pforzheim

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