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Watches of Switzerland - Seafarer - Compressor Case - c.1960s


    A Rather Elegant Watches of Switzerland Seafarer with a Beautiful Silver Sunburst Dial and Signed Compressor Case with Crosshatch Crown, c.1960s. 

    Watches of Switzerland was founded in Ludgate Hill in 1924. The business was acquired by Ratners in 1988 but then sold on to Asprey in the early 1990s, The company was the subject of a management buyout from Asprey in 1998. It was then acquired, along with Mappin & Webb, by Baugur Group in November 2005. It was then bought by Landsbanki in 2009 before coming under the control of Apollo Global Management in 2013. The company was briefly known as Aurum Holdings before re-branding itself as Watches of Switzerland in advance of an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in May 2019.

    What’s On Offer 

    A charming 'Watches of Switzerland' Seafarer Automatic 'EPSA' Compressor paired with a black leather strap is on offer here. In very good condition given its age and in full working order. The all-steel EPSA compressor case is signed - Compressor, Brevet + 313813, on the back, and is in nice condition, boasting the cross-hatched crown which is synonymous with the Compressor case. The silver sunburst dial has been preserved well and still looks beautiful with its applied hour indices and graceful Dauphine hands. This is an elegant mid-sized vintage watch with much charisma and would make a very nice addition to any collection. 

    Additional information

    Made from

    Case: Stainless Steel 

    Dial: Silver

    Crystal: Plexiglas

    Bracelet: Black leather with pin buckle

    Technical specifications

    Winding: Automatic

    Movement Type: Mechanical

    Caliber: ETA 2451

    Jewels: 17

    Waterproof: When New

    Power reserve: 42

    Purchase details

    Condition: Excellent

    Model Reference: Seafarer

    Date of issue: c.1960s

    Warranty: 6 Months by VWS


    Width (without crown): 34mm

    Lug width: 18mm

    Lug height: (lug to lug) 39mm

    Wrist size: Adjustable