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2.0342 MATY BESANCON digi-mech, France 1970s

£216.00 (incl. VAT) £194.40 (incl. VAT)

Vintage 1970’s Digital ‘jumping-hours’ wristwatch, Made in France. 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 24mm black leather strap.

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Key Features

This Maty digi-mech is far from the sort of watch that you’re used to seeing, 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.

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.

Servicing and Guarantee

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

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original 70’s tonneau style case.
  • Stainless steel case body.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel snap caseback.
  • Dustproof.
  • 24mm black leather strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/ crown: 36.2mm
  • Width w/o crown: 33.7mm
  • Height: 39.4mm
  • Thickness: 12.8mm
  • Strap: 24mm

Dial and Hands

  • Original white and blue dial with oxidised patina.
  • White jumping hour window.
  • Crescent overlapping digital display with minutes 
  • “Maty” signature with crown logo to the right of the display.

Movement

  • French-made movement.
  • FE-140-1A-D caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual.
  • Instant jumping hours digital indication.
  • Finely satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-40 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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