2.0284 RECIF Digital, France, 1970s

£210.00 (incl. VAT) £189.00 (incl. VAT)

Another highly collectible digi-mech from Recif. Similar in design to the Myon automatic from our collection, these ‘jump-hour’ digi-mechs are from an interesting time in watch history where the advent of digital watches threatened the mechanical watch industry, which birthed these digital imitation timepieces.

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Key features

A classic digi-mech design, very similar to the Myon in our catalog. The chrome plated case has slight wear to it, though is still sturdy and shiny, and the patently 1970’s style dial is in perfect condition. Matching the steel-bezelled hour and minute indicators is a small and simple date indicator, which sits neatly in the centre band of colour on the dial. These watches are highly collectible, and we think this is a reasonable price for an opportunity to snag one!

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.

About Recif

Recif was one of brands hit by the quartz crisis, and little is known about the company apart from that it had French origin, 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 an 20mm brown genuine leather strap with white thread detail.


Case and Strap

  • Original, 70’s tonneau style case.
  • Chrome plated.
  • Acrylic glass.
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • Dustproof.
  • Black leather strap.


  • Width w/o crown: 37.2mm
  • Width w/ crown: 39.2mm
  • Full height: 35.8mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Strap width: 26mm

Dial and Hands

  • Original grey and white banded dial
  • Hour and minute jump-hour wheels
  • Date window
  • ‘Recif’ signature in between date and wheels


  • French-made movement.
  • Calibre: Hippolyte Parrenin HP Z175A
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-40 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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