//1944 1945 Avia men’s 9k gold watch

1944 1945 Avia men’s 9k gold watch

Year-1944

£249.00

1 in stock

1 in stock

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Description

This war time Avia men’s wrist watch has screw down case back and screw down bezel to the solid gold case.

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

From the Chester hallmark on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in late 1944 or early 1945.

CONDITION

Watches that survive and run well from wartime England are quite rare, and this Avia gold watch has lots going for it.  The bezel and the case back edges are machined in such a way to enable you to get a grip to twist them off.  This requires a bit more gold for the case when manufacturing, and is more complex to machine, than a simple snap case back.  The case back does have a scratch, but has not been engraved.  During the chaos of a World War people still went about their business, making, selling and buying gold watches.  The hand wound movement is clean and running reasonably well, winding and setting easily and adjusted to run within a minute a day.  The dial has gilt numerals and, while it does show some patina and staining, it is still clear and legible.  The leaf hands are very clean, and probably are 9k gold too.  The watch is fitted with a barely worn leather strap with gold tone buckle.  Men’s watches were much smaller in the Forties, so this watch could suit men or women now.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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​SIZE

Width with crown  31.6 mm

Width without crown  30.4 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  32.0 mm

Case Thickness  10.0 mm

Bracelet maximum length   n/a

All sizes are approximate.

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Additional information

Year

1944, 1945

Brand

Avia

Case Material

9k Gold

Movement

Manual

Gender

Mens, unisex

Features

Sub Seconds dial

Country of Origin

Switzerland