Abercrombie Solunar Tides 1950s Second Execution 36mm Radium Rare and ImportantAbercrombie & Fitch
For auction is an extremely rare early 1950's Abercrombie Solunar 2nd execution 36mm caliber 901 valjoux with tides complication original dial with radium arabic numerals excellent unpolished case. An iconic yet also incredibly rare watch; very few were made and even fewer surface in such a clean original condition. The 2nd execution has some differences from the 1st: blued steel hands, radium arabic numerals, silvered outer track, slight difference in color and design of the tides indicator at 6 o'clock and a unique script Solunar signature. A true 'auction grade' triple A vintage collectible of significant importance.
Ref #: serial 87413
Diameter: 36 mm w/out crown, 38 mm w/crown, 44 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 18 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 18 mm strap)
Height: 14 mm
Power-reserve: 34 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 48 grams
Movement: Caliber 901 Valjoux manual winding
Crystal: Acrylic with light crazing, possibly original
Strap/Bracelet: High grade leather strap
Case: Stainless steel unpolished sharp case with bevels clear and present, tides corrector button at 4:30, brushed screwback caseback, individually numbered between the lugs
Dial: Opaline original very nice dial with silvered outer chapter and radium arabic numerals, tides indicator at 6 o'clock, blued dagger hands with blued center seconds
Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): very excellent original unpolished condition, nice dial and case, working correctly
Box/Papers: Watch only
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