Gerda Watch Valjoux 23 37mm Stainless Steel Small Pusher Amazing Case PatinaGerda Watch
For auction is a 1950s Gerda Watch Valjoux 23 37mm all steel screwback case with small pushers showing a heavy dial patina. First, the good: this case is amazing; from the long sloping beveled lugs to the small round pushers and incredible ten sided screw down caseback. Now the bad: the dial shows lacquer loss and discoloration. This watch has seen some combination of moisture and radium burn. The dial that was probably born in a silver color shows a patina on the lacquer along with spots of darker heavier lacquer loss, blue and red outer tachymeter and telemeter track along with 1/5ths of a second scale have been faded nearly completely away along 7 o'clock. The dial design is so cool and period mid-century. The horizontally turned chunky baton markers are so different and eye catching. A still good and special piece despite the dial patina.
Diameter: 37 mm w/out crown, 40 mm w/crown, 47 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 19 mm at the lugs tapering to 18 mm (will take a 19 mm strap)
Height: 12 mm
Power-reserve: 32 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 47 grams
Movement: Valjoux 23
Strap/Bracelet: Leather pull through
Case: Stainless steel fully high polished with wide sloping beveled lugs, original crown and pushers, amazing screwback caseback
Dial: Heavy patina and lacquer loss with some fade of the tachy/tele track, baton hands and horizontal markers, dark silver guilloche subdials
Condition: 70% (7.0 of 10): Case is excellent, dial shows heavy patina, working correctly
Box/Papers: Watch only
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