1960's Vintage Oversized 38.5mm Professional & Sporting Mens Chronograph Watch - Stainless Steel

Continental Watch Co. branded Lark

Item No. 4864SH

Today's offering showcases this uncommon oversized chronograph. Measuring 38.5mm by 44mm, it is unusually large for the era, with nearly the footprint of Rolex sports watches like Subs and GMTs.

The dial has a telemeter scale for easily calculating the distance of phenomena that can be both seen and heard, such as munitions blasts and thunderclaps and a tachometer ring that measures the speed of objects, done especially for aviation and auto racing uses.

Powering the watch is a Venus movement. For those unfamiliar with vintage chronographs, due to their complexity, in vintage times most brands, including firms like Rolex, Breitling, and Heuer, did not manufacture their own movements but rather purchased them from companies who specialized in making them.

Venus was one of the well-known chronograph movement makers of the period. Their movements are best known for powering many Breitlings from the eras, as well as watches from Gallet.

The dial is original and untouched and the luminous on it and the hands are very pleasing.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. It is running very accurately and the chronograph resets crisply and to a perfect zero.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Continental Watch Co. branded Lark
  • Country of origin: France
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Case material: Stainless Steel
  • Case markings (outside):  Waterpro Tected All Stainless Steel Antimagnetic
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with one mark on the back
  • Dimensions: 38.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 44mm long
  • Dial: Light silver, signed Lark, luminous Arabic markers, outer minute/second track, guilloche subsidiary dials for the second and 30 minute registers, original. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
  • Hands: Original, luminous blackened steel "lances"
  • Movement type: Venus 188, manually wound, cam and carrying arm, rhodium plated, 17 rubies, monometallic balance, shock absorber, index regulator, Breguet balance spring
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, brand new
  • Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide

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