1940's Swiss Vintage Professional & Sporting Telemeter Mens Chronograph Watch


Item No. 4153

Today's offering showcases a cool and classic original telemeter scale chronograph. The black dial and chrome and steel case give the watch a great let's get down to business look.

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.

Powering the watch is a Landeron 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 fully manufacture their own movements but rather purchased them from companies who specialized in making the mechanisms.

Landeron was one of the well-known chronograph movement makers of the period. Their movements are best known for powering some of Heuer's and Baume et Mercier's chronographs, as well as watches from Gallet.

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

  • Brand: Made for Dorex (the movement and case appear to be made by Monarch and Seeland Watch Co. respectively.)
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1940's
  • Case material: Chrome top with steel back
  • Case markings (inside):  Seeland Watch Co., Switzerland, Stainless Steel Back
  • Case condition: Honest original condition with some plating wear to the chrome
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown) by 42.5mm long
  • Dial: Black , signed Dorex, Arabic markers, outer minute/second track, guilloche subsidiary dials for the second and 30 minute registers, original, excellent condition with fading
  • Hands: Original
  • Movement type: Signed Monarch Watch Co., Landeron 48 based, manually wound, rhodium plated, 17 rubies, monometallic balance, index regulator
  • Movement markings: Monarch Watch Co., Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, Swiss
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded
  • Band condition:  Brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • 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
  • 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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