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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK

Gents 1940s Bancor Chronograph Wrist Watch

REF: LA363489
£395
€459
$539
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Description
The watch has a Landeron 48 hand-winding movement which is working nicely. The watch measures 38mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the lugs. The case is plated, there is some marking but overall very acceptable for a 1940s piece. The stainless steel case back is signed inside with the name Britix Watch Company, Swiss. The Britix Watch Company was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1928. By 1945, the company had opened offices in the USA. In 1948, the company was taken over by Jaquet & Girard SA of Biel in Switzerland. The lens has a couple of fairly minor marks but nothing too serious. The dial is signed Bancor, a name registered by Shifter & Boriser of New York in 1944. We have seen several examples of Bancor / Britix collaborations over the years. It would appear that Shifter & Boriser imported the Britix watch, labelled it with their own brand name of Bancor for onward retail. This would fall in line with their 1940s expansion into the US. The dial is in its original finish with two sub dials, one for constant seconds and the other to record up to 30 minutes. Red chronograph hand started by pressing the top button to the side of the watch, and the bottom button to stop and then again to re-set to zero (the hand actually re-sets a fraction to the left of zero). A new leather strap has been fitted. The watch comes in a new presentation box. All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. All prices include UK shipping. Please contact us for international shipping prices. We are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.

declaration

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Gents 1940s Bancor Chronograph Wrist Watch (LA363489) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1940s

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
1940s

delivery

ALL PRICES INCLUDE UK POSTAGE. Please contact us for international shipping prices. Please note that regrettably we no longer ship to Europe. Due to Customs regulations, we are unable to send watches / precious metals to certain countries. If you are unsure about your country’s regulations, please contact us and we can check for you. Any orders from prohibited countries will be refunded, less any Paypal fees which are non-refundable. Any Customs / import duties are payable by the purchaser.

location

This Gents 1940s Bancor Chronograph Wrist Watch is located in PERSHORE, UK

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