This French Yema watch pre dates the Seiko takeover, and features a French manufactured movement too.


From the movement production dates, combined with the styling, we believe this watch was made circa 1960.  Yema started using the name Antichoc (anti shock) in 1950, but didn’t start advertising until 1960 so it is hard to be more accurate.  If anyone has more evidence then please do contact us.


Thewatch features a manual wind Jeambrun 26DC movement, which is working fine.  One nice feature of this movement is the roulette date wheel, with alternative days in red or black.  The dial has a few small marks, most noticeably a small scratch to the right of the hands boss.  The gold plated case has clear signs of wear, but nothing worse than general wear and tear,  the screw down case back, originally there to help the watch be water resistant, is also good at keeping the movement and dial clean.  The strap is new, woven leather with a gold tone buckle.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  36.8 mm

Width without crown  34.8 mm

Between lugs  19 mm

Lug to lug length  38.0 mm

Case Thickness  10.0 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.