Today's offering showcases this unusual and complicated triple-date calendar watch with two crowns by Landau / Eloga Watch Co.
This special watch features an unusual calendar design. The second crown located at ten is used both to advance the month in its window and to rotate the date bezel. Also possessing cutting edge at the time Incabloc shock-resistance, water-resistance (originally), and anti-magnetic construction, as the dial and case both proclaim, it featured key technologies from the period.
The case is large for the era, measuring 36.5mm in diameter, just slightly larger than a Rolex Datejust. It has a pleasing classic design and water-resistant style screw back.
But what really makes this watch stand out is its gorgeous original dial and hands. Its dial is better than near mint with nicely toned luminous and red markings for Sunday. The red is carried through with the date hand and striking pencil hands. We found another example by Eloga with this same motif.
Please inquire if you would like a red strap for the watch for more of a fashion forward style.
It presents beautifully on the wrist. The back shows honest aging and a bit of wear only visible when the watch is off the wrist.
It was recently serviced making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It is running strong and keeping accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A very cool, fine and uncommon vintage triple calendar Date-O-Graph.
Landau and Eloga.:
To learn more about the history of Eloga, the maker of this watch follow this link: http://www.elogaswiss.com/about/eloga-history
Max Lanadu Co, Inc. was a Brooklyn, New York based importer. He imported watches from about 1945 to about 1965. According to a jeweler's circular it would seem that Landau didn't really sell the watches himself, but rather acted more as a go-between or agent for the factories in Switzerland and retailers in the US and the pieces were just branded with his name, similar to a private brand or label.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Importer/Brand: Landau of New York
Year built: c. 1950's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day, Date Month, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 36.5mm wide (without crown), 44mm lugs tip-to-tip
Case material: Chrome top and stainless steel
Case condition: Presents beautifully on the wrist. The back shows honest aging and a bit of wear only visible when the watch is off the wrist. Chrome looks to have been previously redone.
Dial: Signed Landau, silver, luminous Arabic markers, Sundays designated in red, original and untouched, better than near mint with only light aging
Hands: Luminous blue steel, "batons" with red centers and red date hand, believe to be original
Movement type: Eloga Watch Co, 17 jewels, manually wound, rhodium plated, index regulator, Incabloc shock resistance
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new. We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested or would like us to order a red strap for a more fashion forward style.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and keeping accurate time. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.