This Stellaris Transistorized watch would have been sold by Sears-Roebuck stores in the USA, and is one of three we have acquired.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
The ESA 9157 electronic movement was one of the last electronic watch movements released, and that was in 1975. Because it was quite short lived (quartz movements were cheaper to make) we can say that this watch was made circa 1975.
Mechanically the watch is in great condition. Cosmetically, well the case has issues that are clear to see in the photos and the video. The three watches were bought as unsold stock, but all three have marks, scratches and dents on the cases.
This brown dialed version has several scratches on the chromed case, particularly at 7. The dial has a shadow of the hands, caused by the hands staying in that position for years, pointing towards 8. We have fitted a complimentary brown leather strap. As well as being horologically interesting, these are quite a chunky watch and with a transistor switched balance wheel they have the convenience of quartz but with a sweeping seconds hand.
Please see the HD video below for more detail.
Width with crown 38.8 mm
Width without crown 36.1 mm
Between lugs 20 mm
Lug to lug length 43.5 mm
Bracelet maximum length n/a
Thickness 12.5 mm
All sizes are approximate
£39 including 1 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.
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