2.0353 PRINCETON ‘Blue’, manual, st.steel, Swiss 1960s

£166.00 (incl. VAT)

A charming 1960s manual wind from the obscure Princeton brand. Features a gorgeous sunburst dial with nicely contrasting mirror polish hands and indices, housed inside a freshly polished and brushed stainless steel tonneau shaped case body. At 33mm (35mm with crown), this is a very wearable timepiece for all wrist sizes. The watch has been fully serviced under 12-month warranty in our workshop, and comes with a brand new 20mm dark blue alligator style leather strap.

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Key Features

This neat little Princeton manual wind from the 1960s has had a generous fix-up in our workshop. The interestingly shaped tonneau case body has been polished and radially brushed, and we have replaced the acrylic crystal. The dial is a deep-blue sunburst style, which along with the mirror polish hands and indices play off the light beautifully, and allow for high-contrast legibility. The date indicator sits in standard black and white at the 3 position, just as easy to read as the rest of the watch. We have fitted this watch with a dark blue alligator style leather strap.

Very little information is available on the Princeton brand, though it doesn’t appear to have any connection to the famous university. Our research has found that there were several other models from this brand cropping up in a similar time period, but it seems as though much of what we could know about Princeton has been lost to time.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 6-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap

  • Stainless steel tonneau shaped case body.
  • Radial brushing on the steel.
  • Stainless steel screw-down caseback.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • New 20mm blue genuine leather stitched strap.
  • Splashproof/weatherproof.


  • Width w/o crown: 33mm
  • Width w/ crown: 35mm
  • Height: 38mm
  • Thickness: 9.7mm
  • Strap: 20mm

Dial and Hands

  • Deep-blue sunburst dial.
  • Polished steel baton style hands.
  • Applied steel indices.
  • Date indicator at 3 position.
  • ‘Princeton’ signature below the 12 position.


  • Swiss made movement.
  • AS 1950 calibre.
  • Manual wind.
  • 17 jewels.
  • 46hr power reserve.
  • Sweep seconds.
  • Incabloc shock resistance.

Testing results:

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

Servicing and Guarantee

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