Wittnauer 1950s 24 Hour Dial 2442-11WS Manual Winding Guilloche Dial Radium RareWittnauer
For auction is a very rare 1950's Wittnauer ref 2442-11WS 24 hour dial caliber 11WS enameled bezel with guilloche dial and dauphine hands 34mm steel star watch company made case. Possibly military based on the crossed out case engraving it is certainly a rarity; I have never seen another one of these. The 34mm case by Star Watch Case is thin and really wears much bigger than that 34mm suggests: I was surprised it was only 34mm when I went to measure it. The dial and style are very much reminiscent of a quartermaster but it is an even more interesting watch than that. The dial is really special, the stylized applied 24 hour numerals on a guilloche outer pie pan track is truly one of a kind and steals the show. If you are interested in 24 hour watches, rarity and specialness then this is the watch for you: a true mid-century treasure.
Ref #: 2442-11WS
Diameter: 34 mm w/out crown, 36 mm w/crown, 42 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 19 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 19 mm strap)
Height: 9 mm
Power-reserve: 34 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 38 grams
Movement: Wittnauer 11WS based on an AS 1539
Strap/Bracelet: NOS vintage brown rubber strap
Case: STAINLESS STEEL high polished with black enameled bezel showing wear but with all numerals present, Wittnauer signed crown and screwdown threaded caseback
Dial: BEIGE with applied outer 24 hour numerals on guilloche track, radium markers at the hours on the inner track, Wittnauer logo at 12 o'clock and dauphine hands
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10): very nice original condition with the only issue being the scratched off caseback numbers (possibly because this was an issued watch but no way of knowing), outside of some wear to the enameled bezel the dial and case are very good, working well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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