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Paros Triple Date Pointer 1950's watch. 20 micron Gold filled. Venus 203 movement.

 

The watch has Gold colour, Arabic numerals. The watch boasts a Triple date function, with the day and month wheel at 11 and 1 in the centre of the dial, respectively. The date pointer hand is centrally fixed and highlights the red numerals around the outside for the date of the month. The day and month wheel are in German. The watch has subsidiary second wheel and hand at 6

 

The day is changed by the pusher at 10. The month is changed by the pusher at 2. The date pointer is set by the pusher at 4. All of these functions work as expected.

 

The movement is capable of taking a moon phase dial on the sub-second dial with modification. This movement commonly features a moon-phase too.

 

The watch sits very smartly on a 7" wrist.

 

Time keeping!!!

The watch is vintage so will not keep time in the same way that a modern watch or a quartz watch will. However it's time keeping is very acceptable for a vintage hand winding watch. It currently runs approximately +60 seconds fast a day.

 

Condition:

Strap: New Benneton Italian strap. Red suede, with a black reverse. Black buckle. No marking.

Case: The case is 20 Micron Gold filled over a Stainless Steel base. This is better than gold plate. There are no deep scratches on the case. There are only light surface marks, as expected with ageing on a 70 year old watch.

Lugs: The lugs are not bent. The bottom two (6o clock end)  lug ends on the top side do show some wear through to the base stainless material. This has occurred through wear as the gold fill has been eroded with wear. This is expected for the age of the watch and doesn't distract from it's charm and classy appearance.

Hands: The hand's appear free of tarnishing. The only slight imperfection with the hands comes with the hour hand in the 8th picture. You can see that the hour hand is bent slightly in the middle. This is only visible in certain light or under close inspection.

Face: The face has no wear on any markings, numerals or writing on it. The dial does have some markings on it which are consistent with the age of the watch. It is unreasonable to expect a vintage watch to be in perfect condition unless it is new old stock.

Case Back: The case back is Stainless Steel. There are no major scratches on the back.

Movement: The movement is in clean condition with the regulator in a neutral position.

Glass: THE GLASS IS A REPLACEMENT. The old plastic glass was heavily scratched. The new glass is perfect.

 

 

The watches Dimensions:

Width: 34mm

Width with crown: 35mm

Case Length: 34mm

Lug to lug: 42mm

Lug Width: 17mm

Dial diameter: 29mmx29mm

Depth: 11mm

 

The Movement:

 

Venus 203

Features
manual wind
sub second
Day: set by pusher at 10h
Date hand, moon phase: set by pusher at 4h
(for day push deeper, month only manually)
month: set by pusher at 2h
(only manually)

 

Paros Triple Date Pointer 1950's watch. 20 micron Gold filled. Venus 203 Swiss

£200.00Price