1960's Wakmann (Breitling) Vintage Pilot's Large Waterproof Chronograph - 18K Gold Plated & Stainless Steel


Item No. 4619

Today's offering showcases this classic and original Wakmann "Long Playing" chronograph with a contrasting dial. The retro markers give the unusual and 100% original face a very distinctive look.

This watch is in essence a so-called "poor mans" Breitling ref. 9122, as our comparative photos show. The dial, case, and movement of both are the same.

Here is a little more about it:

* Screw back water-resistant style case

* Valjoux 7733 movement

* Striking original dial with contrasting easy to read dark subdials

* Two subdials for recording of events up to 45 minutes. The subdials have a balanced feel on the dial.

* Sleek and professional style. At 37mm, the large case fits in well with the oversized look of many of today's watches. 

Much ink has been spilled about the Wakmann/Charles Gigandet/Breitling connection so we won't go into detail here. The Wakmann Watch Co. was an importer of high quality brands for the the U.S. market, most notably Breitling. Certain Breitling watches were even co-branded as Wakmann-Breitling watches.

It is in fully original condition down to the dial, all hands, pushers and correctly unsigned original crown. The watch has been recently overhauled and resets crisply.

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.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Brand: Wakmann
  • Year made: c. later 1960's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men 
  • Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Charles Gigandet, Swiss
  • Case markings (outside):  Stainless Steel Back, Base Metal Bezel, Water Resistant, Incabloc Swiss Made, 1376
  • Case condition: Good condition with wear though of the gold plating in spots
  • Dimensions: 37mm wide (without crown), 44mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Dial:  Signed Wakmann, light champagne with navy guilloche subdials gold retro markers, auxiliary dials for seconds and 30 minutes, outer tachometer and telemeter scale, original and in mint condition, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons, filled with luminous material
  • Movement type: Valjoux 7733, "Long Playing" rhodium plated, signed Wakmann, cam wheels and carrying arm
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly 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


    Category: Chrono, Leather Ski, Mens, Solid Gold

    Type: WATCH

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