An inexpensive Swiss vintage watch, with an interesting dial, this Bernex is a lot of smiles per pound.


Bernex were formed in 1858, but this is clearly far later than that. By the styling, size and the movement production dates we estimate this was made circa 1955.


We bought this because of the dial and sometimes this is enough. But digging deeper and you notice it has a screw on case back rather than the standard clip on, 20 micron gold plating instead of 10, and incabloc shock protection on the balance which wasn’t standard fitment in the fifties either. The Swiss lever movement is an FHF 28, with 17 jewels. This has been checked and is running well, helped by a new crown, stem and setting lever. There is some staining to the dial, but is is not too bad, and the same applies to the plating wear on the lugs. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

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

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Width with crown 35.4 mm

Width without crown 33.2 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 40.5 mm

Case Thickness 10.4 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 1 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.

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