On a good quality expanding bracelet, this men’s gold Accurist also has a fabulous starburst dial.  Model reference 40975.


From the Edinburgh hallmark on the inside of the case we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1955.  This is only nine years after Accurist were founded.


This Accurist has four main components.  The two piece 9k yellow gold case is by BWC, and has fixed lugs which are straight and without significant wear.  The movement is an ETA 2380 manual wind, and is in the higher specification with the copper coating and 21 jewel configuration.  It also has shock protection, which wasn’t standard fit in the fifties movements.  The dial has a fan or starburst pattern, done very well, and is remarkably clean – dials with patterns like this tend to stain easier, particularly with smoke and a lot of people smoked in the 1950’s.  The bracelet is by Excalibur and is their model 50.  A lot of gold plated expanding bracelets from this period are fit only for the bin, but this is tight and wear is minimal thanks to the 1/5th gold content.  This is exceptionally thick gold cap – the minimum standard to call something gold capped is 5%, and this is four times that.  The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  34.0 mm

Width without crown  31.9 mm

Between lugs  16 mm

Lug to lug length  40.1 mm

Case Thickness  7.6 mm

The expanding bracelet will fit most wrist sizes.

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.