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Wittnauer Chrono Ref. 7004A


Pre-Owned Wittnauer 40mm, Vintage Chronograph, Black Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet Ref. 7004A

This 7004A reference chronograph is one of the most recognized chronographs from Wittnauer.  With its burgundy bezel set against the black dial, it is both distinctive and attractive.  The dial on this vintage 7004A is unblemished, with clean unfaded lettering.  The matte coloring is uniform throughout.  Tritium lume was normal for this vintage, and the lume on the indexes, hour hands and bezel pip are intact and appear original.  Particularly attractive is the dark, manilla colored lume in the hands and lollipop chronograph hand.  The hands themselves are clean without stains.  The arrowhead on the end of the minute hand is original and marks this as a later issue, as earlier watches did not include it.  The bi-directional bezel operates smoothly in either direction, and has scratches and nicks commensurate with its age.  The stainless steel case also shows scratches from wear, although it is clear of major nicks.  The case has been sympathetically polished and retains its edges.  Powered by a Landeron 248, this manual wound movement is a robust movement that is not complicated to service.  The stainless steel bracelet carries the Wittnauer logo and is marked Kestenmade Bambi on the inner clasp.

While reviewing the details of this watch, we should not overlook what made this reference a favorite from Wittnauer.  It is a very attractive design and well balanced, with the burgundy highlight in the regatta countdown section of the sub-register matching the burgundy bezel.  At 40mm, many consider this the perfect size, perhaps as it fits a wide range of wrist sizes.  The curved lugs balance nicely on the wrist and it is comfortable on the wrist.  Easy to understand why this is a favorite.

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Stainless Steel


Rotating, Stainless Steel

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Item ID0002919
Model #7004A
Model NameChronograph


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