Karl Plepla Flytimer 1940s Valjoux 72 37mm Stainless Chronograph Radium RareKarl Plepla
For auction is a rare 1940's Karl Plepla Flytimer Valjoux 72 37mm stainless steel round pusher screwback case radium arabic numerals silver dial. An exceptional gem survivor in unpolished original condition with a very nice dial with aged radium numerals. The Karl Plepla was a rare watch in general and came in few different varieties with the rotating 12 hour bezel and round pushers being the most rare. Think of it as a more rare bezelmeter; for every 100 bezelmeter there might be 1 of these.
Ref #: 57991
Diameter: 37 mm w/out crown, 40 mm w/crown, 45 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 34 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 58 grams
Movement: Valjoux 72 chronograph with column wheel
Strap/Bracelet: Welsbro Brown Sugar padded napa leather made in Italy high grade strap
Case: Stainless steel with rotating 12 hour bezel, round pushers, screwdown caseback, faceted long lugs, original crown
Dial: Silver with aged radium numerals, blued hands with original aged radium, blued chronograph subdial hands, flytimer logo at 12 o'clock
Condition: 88% (8.8 of 10): excellent case and dial a true survivor in a gem like condition, working well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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