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2.0314 AVIA Swiss, gold plated, 1980s

£160.00 (incl. VAT) £144.00 (incl. VAT)

1980s Avia with a beautiful silver tone dial that has to be seen in person for the way the light plays off it. The rounded Tonneau style case conforms nicely to the wrist and the thin format make it very wearable. Powered by a humble FHF 96-4 manual movement. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 6-month warranty.

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Key Features

Gorgeous brushed silver dial house in a gold plated tonneau case with a healthy lustre. The crown sits almost flush against the case and has a healthy feeling wind to it. Two baton style hands for the hours and minutes point at both applied and painted black and gold indices around the dial, with a neat date indicator at the 3 position. We’ve paired it with a tasteful brown suede leather 18mm strap.

About Avia

Avia was a Swiss watch watch company. The history of Avia watches goes back to the latter end of the 19th century. They made good mechanical lever movement watches under their own brand name and provided watches and movements for other brands including New York, The Ball Watch company and A Wittnauer.

In 1968 after becoming part of a consortium of watch manufacturers they developed the first quartz digital watch with a LCD (liquid crystal display) and revealed it to the world in 1972. This invention took the watch market by storm and meant that watches of unparalleled accuracy could be mass produced cheaply. This market lead didn’t last long as the technology was easily copied. Eventually Avia was bought out by the Fossil Group who still sell Avia watches today.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Gold plated rounded tonneau case
  • Steel screw-on caseback
  • Gold plated hatched crown
  • Brown suede leather 18mm strap
  • Dustproof

Dimensions:

  • Width w/ crown: 36mm
  • Width w/o crown: 35mm
  • Height: 37.8mm
  • Thickness: 9mm
  • Strap: 18mm

Dial and Hands

  • Brushed silver dial
  • Applied gold tone indices
  • Date indicator at 3 position
  • Baton style gold tone hands
  • Avia signature below 12 position

Movement

  • Swiss made movement
  • FHF 96-4
  • Manual wind
  • 17 jewels
  • 48h power reserve
  • Sweep second

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-40 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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