Today's offering showcases a cool original 1960's Jules Jurgensen divers chronograph in steel. The full featured chrono was originally tested waterproof to 20ATMs (600 ft.). It has a great look. The matte black dial with large luminous markers for divers is all original.
The dial has a tachometer scale for easily determining speed and distance and the bezel rotates for tracking dive times.
Powering the watch is a Landeron caliber 248 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.
One of the well-known chronograph movement makers of the period was the the Swiss firm Landeron. Their movements are best known for powering some of Heuer's and Baume et Mercier's chronographs, as well as watches from Gallet and other Swiss watch houses.
Although the current Jules Jurgensen brand makes lesser expensive watches, in vintage times the quality was higher and the brand had a higher positioning in the market.
Our watchmaker has serviced the movement. 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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. late 1950's to 1960's
Case no.: 68,519
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph Timing, Subsidiary Seconds, Waterproof
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Jules Jurgensen logo, Tested at 1836 20ATM 600 Feet, Swiss Made, Stainless Steel, Waterproof, Incabloc
Case condition: Near mint. Presents very nicely on the wrist. Light signs of polishing to the back.
Dimensions: 38mm wide (without crown), 47mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black with luminous indexes, tachometer scales, outer 1/5 second markings, original, better than near mint with toning of the luminous
Hands: Original, luminous white "batons"
Band: Genuine Teju lizard, high quality, brand new and unused
Width between lugs: 19mm
Movement: Landeron Cal. 248, 17 jewels, capable of timing events up to 30 minutes in duration, 1/5 second register, cam and carrying arm
Movement markings: Jules Jurgensen Corp., Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, Swiss, 900823
Crystal type: Acrylic, brand new
Serviced: Yes, cleaned, oiled, and adjusted.
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.