From Yema, the makers of the Rallygraf and the Superman watches, comes a far more affordable men’s watch from the 70’s.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the movement production dates and the styling we can date this watch to being made circa 1975. We do not have any more accurate information on this model.
Yema were France’s premier watch makers. In the 1960’s they bought out many very collectible watches, mainly chronographs, and they are now making modern reissues of these. But like a lot of watchmakers they struggled in the 1970’s with the importation of cheap watches from the far east. The Quartz Crisis, as it is known, wiped out many fine companies but Yema survived, eventually being bought by Seiko in 1988.
This watch has an unusual oval dial, which is in good condition and with nice prominent hour markers. The case is chromed, with a screw in case back. The acrylic crystal does have chips on the edge but no cracks. The FE140-2 movement has 17 jewels and day and date calendar functions. The date can be semi quick set, and the day wheel is fittingly in French. All is working well. 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 36.4 mm
Width without crown 34.3 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 40.0 mm
Case Thickness 10.7 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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