SIZE: The face of the watch is 7/8ths of an inch square, expansion band
COLOR: Gold colored
MATERIALS: Swiss 17 jewel movement, Speidel Band,
AGE: Probably made during the late 1940's or early 1950's
SPECIAL FEATURES; Nice clean watch that runs and keeps time very well
(From Wittnauer web site:)
In 1885, 16-year-old Swiss immigrant, Albert Wittnauer joined his brother-in-law, J. Eugene Robert, in New York to work in the family watch import business. While importing fine Swiss watches to New York, he discovered a need for watches that were as stylish as they were durable. He began to create pieces which used time-honored techniques inspired by the luxury and style of the era. The A. Wittnauer Company steadily grew in the United States under the leadership of Albert Wittnauer and his brothers Louis and Emile. When the last Wittnauer brother died in 1916, Martha Wittnauer became the first woman watchmaker CEO.
Today, Wittnauer is the brand that continues to shine and a preferred name in watches.
In 1950 the Swiss company Longines bought Wittnauer, and marketed some very similar lines of watches under both brand names, but maintained separate factories. The Wittnauer Company retained its reputation for most of the 20th century. After some budget problems, the company was eventually purchased by Bulova for $11.6 million in September 2001.
This is a nice, handsome running watch, built in the Wittnauer tradition. With proper care, it should last a long time for the owner who loves the tradition of high quality vintage watches. It will be shipped in a protective gift box.
Vintage Wittnauer 17j Wrist Watch