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Tavannes Watch Co. - Unsigned Military Style Dial with Arabic Numerals - c.1940

$578.00 USD $1,020.00 USD

A stunning military style c.1940s Tavannes Watch Company Stainless Steel Watch with Arabic Numerals and Sweep Central Seconds.

Reminiscent of the ATP WWII British Army series, and set in a remarkably similar case, this Tavannes watch is beautiful. Swiss made and Swiss powered, it keeps excellent time and has recently received a service by our expert watchmaker. 

The dial has aged to a rich, smokey grey which is highlighted by a sharp gold sweep seconds hand and a bright green original radium lume insert to the hour and minute hands, which has patinated with age in an aesthetically pleasing way. 

The solid stainless steel 32.5mm case features a smooth bezel and pull-out crown at 3:00. The watch comes on a leather strap. The watch bears the references '28750' on the inside of the caseback and '9789-6364' on the outside. The movement and caseback are also both signed Tavannes Watch Co.

What's on offer

A well-preserved, modest but properly honest example of a 1940s British Army-style watch. The dial does show signs of age, but signs of wear are few and far between. Commensurate with age, there are scratches and marks to be seen on the watch case, but the glass is unscathed, but the condition given its age is rather impressive and because of the thick tapered bezel, wide lugs and chunky crown the watch wears larger than its 33mm size! 

Additional information:

Made from

Case: Stainless steel. 

Dial: Grey/silver, patinated.

Crystal: Plexiglas.

Bracelet: Brown leather strap.

Technical specifications 

Winding: Manual. 

Movement type: Mechanical.

Waterproof: No. 

Purchase details

Condition: Good, with signs of wear. 

Model reference: Tavannes 9789-6364.

Year of issue: circa 1940s. 


Sold with 3-month guarantee. 


Width (without crown) 33mm

Height (lug to lug) 43mm

Wrist size: Adjustable.