With their in house movement, the Swiss made three hander from Favre-Leuba is a great value for money vintage watch. Model reference 1261.


There are not accurate dating records for Favre-Leuba as far as we are aware, but the movement fitted to this watch was launched in 1963 so the watch can not be older than this.


With a slim case and simple looks this could easily be mistaken for a far more expensive watch, No one will know it is gold plated rather than solid gold, as the signs of wear are very light. The movement winds via the tiny crown and starts easily, and the movement was exclusive to Favre-Leuba as they designed it. It is calibre 251, and this is all running well. The only negative to report is the dial has a mark at 6, but at least it is an original dial and not a repaint as many Favre-Leuba models are. 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 34.5 mm

Width without crown 33.0 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 40.2 mm

Case Thickness 7.7 mm

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

Included with this watch is a 2 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.