This Swiss Helvetia men’s watch has a very clean dial, complete with sub seconds display, and nice feature lugs on the chromed case.


From the movement production dates, combined with the styling, we can approximately date this watch to being made circa 1948.


Helvetia have an interesting history of watchmaking, going back to 1848, including making many watches for the Royal Navy during WW2.  There is a nice write up here.

This example is in great condition.  The dial is very clean, with just the smallest of marks to reassure you that it is original.  The chrome on the case is all in good order, with a few tool marks on the rear.  The lugs are a nice feature, and the fact they are drilled makes strap changing easier.  The watch is currently on a nice, if used, leather strap which does suit the feel of the watch.  If you would prefer a modern leather strap then we can fit one for you.  The manual wind movement is keeping excellent time.

Please see the HD video below for more detail.


Width with crown  34.2 mm

Width without crown  33.0 mm

Between lugs  16 mm

Lug to lug length  40.7 mm

Bracelet maximum length    n/a

Thickness  9.4 mm

All sizes are approximate


£SOLD  including 1 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.