This Le Cheminant Swiss watch has a 25 jewel automatic movement with mechanical alarm, set via the second crown.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the production dates of the AS5008 movement, which was made between 1973 and 1977, we can date this watch to being made circa 1975.
The first thing you notice is the dial. This two two graduated blue dial is in great condition, and the use of the red alarm hand to match the red font for the alarm is a nice design touch. The stainless steel case is a chunky design, with areas of polished metal and contrasting brushed bezel. There are some scratches on the lug near 11, probably from an ill judged strap change in the past. The stainless strap is of the right period, but not made by Le Cheminant. We added it to replace the incorrect bracelet the watch arrived with, and we also cleaned the bracelet in the ultrasonic bath. The top crown allows you to wind the watch, quick set the day and date and set the time. The bottom crown winds and sets the alarm. The date wheel is in both English and German. Le Cheminant have been continually making watches since 1822, and famously provided the Royal Navy with many lines.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crowns 36.6 mm
Width without crowns 35.1 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 39.5 mm
Bracelet maximum length 201 mm
Thickness 14.5 mm
All sizes are approximate
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