1950s "Super" chronograph watch, gold plated, Swiss Ebauche Venus 188.
36mm x 36mm case diameter. Recently serviced.This is a charming 1950s chronograph with a gilt finish Venus 188 movement inside.The chronograph pushers are petite and original and are beautiful in their shape and design.The dial has an even patina which fits the watch well. The dial is nicely balanced with Arabic 12 and 6and diamond hour marks.
The watch has a chronograph timing hand with tachymetre around the outside. The sub-second dial at 9 o'clockis the constant second, whilst the sub dial at 3 o'clock counts up to 30 minutes on the chronograph.
Recently serviced keeping time to within +6 seconds a day.Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.
Dial:The Tachymeter track is in very clear condition. The hour markers, minute track and sub-dials are in excellentcondition. The dial does have some patina but this is quite consistent and even across the dial.Hands:The hands are original and free of bending and corrosion. The sub-second hands are original.There is some loss of lume in-fill on the hour and minute hand.Glass:The crystal is in good condition with only very minor surface scratching. It has received some polishing by myself.
Crown:Non-original but it is a good fit for the watch and is in good condition.Case:A case that is in average condition. Some wear to the gold plating on tip of the lugs.There is some missing plating on the crown side.The pushers are original and in good condition.
Caseback:In average condition but with multiple light surface scratches, some slightly deeper scratches.Strap:A new 18mm genuine leather strap.
1950s "Super" chronograph watch, gold plated, Swiss Ebauche Venus 188, serviced