Not only is this a good looking Festina, but is also houses a very nice manual wind movement from Unitas.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
there is a code stamped on the case back for 3-73, which could possibly be March 1973 or third quarter 1973. It could be unrelated of course, but the production date of the movement and the styling is perfectly correct for 1973 too
This Festina watch is a good looker, and the fume dial with white sub seconds is what obviously attracted us to buy this watch in the first place. The stainless steel case is always nicer to have than chrome plated too, and the box an extra bonus. But when we unscrewed the case back we got a pleasant surprise – a Unitas 6425 manually wound movement. These are not revolutionary in any way, but they are so nice that they also appear in more modern watches from Zeno Watch Basel, Chronoswiss, Stowa and others. At the time of writing there is a movement alone for sale on eBay for nearly as much as this watch is. The C shaped case is very ‘right’ for the period, and does show some marks as it is unpolished. The hands are straight and good, and the dial is very good save for the spot on the left hand side of the dial. The strap is new but does show some marks around where it meets the lugs. But the patina and colours match the dial so well we decided it was good to keep the strap – if you would refer it changing we can do.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 38.6 mm
Width without crown 36.1 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 39.7 mm
Case Thickness 10.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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