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Vintage (Longines) Wittnauer Manual - Sunburst Dial - c.1960

£1250.00 GBP

A Charming Vintage Wittnauer Manual Movement Watch With a Beautiful Sunburst Dial, Inside Caseback signed Longines Wittnauer, c.1959/60

Albert Wittnauer felt there was a market in America for a lower-priced Swiss-made watch. The first Wittnauer watch line was crafted starting from 1880, but the Wittnauer brand was formally established in 1885 when Mr Robert gave the title to Albert Wittnauer under the name The "A. Wittnauer Company 

What’s On Offer 

The dial on this Wittnauer is absolutely charming, what a stunning and sharp sunburst dial! We think this watch is very early 1960s or maybe even the late 1950s, so it has been meticulously taken care of as it is in beautiful condition. The dial boasts razor-sharp Dauphine hands with their original lume and applied Arabic numerals as well as a recessed seconds dial at 6 o'clock. The watch is powered by the Wittnauer 11BG (AS 1201). The inside caseback is 1132 signed Longines Wittnauer - Longines bought Wittnauer in 1950 and actually produced some very similar watches under both brands. We have paired the watch with a stylish handmade leather tan-coloured strap with contrast stitching which really brings out the warmth of the dial. This watch is beautiful on the wrist and would be appropriate for both everyday wear and more dressy occasions. A stunning watch in the flesh from a watchmaker with a long history and reputable pedigree. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Champagne

Crystal: Plexiglas

Bracelet: Tan Leather Pin Buckle Strap

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: Wittnauer 11BG

Jewels: 17


Power reserve: 50hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: Date of issue: c.1960

Warranty: 12 Months VWS


Width (without crown): 33mm

Lug width: 17.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 

Wrist size: Adjustable