1950s Wittnauer Art Deco Shell
Case: Stainless steel, screwback
Dial: dauphine luminous hands
Dimensions: 34 mm excluding crown
Caliber: 11 ARB, 17 jewels
Strap: Leather strap
A gorgeous and unusual circa 1960s Wittnauer Watch Co time only automatic with shell texture gloss black dial and dauphine hands with beautifully aged luminous.
The case measures 34mm excluding crown and is full stainless steel with screw back.
Wittnauer was a US watch brand, founded by a Swiss immigrant. They were made for the US market but had Swiss design. At this period the company was named the Longines-Wittnauer watch company. They were marketed as the second best to Longines watches but better value.
The breadth of designs Wittnauer Watches made during the 50s and 60s is quite incredible. Because of this you don't see too many of the same variants which makes collecting them quite a journey!