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1960's Vintage Oversized 38.5mm Professional & Sporting Mens Chronograph Watch - Stainless Steel



PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.


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Today's offering showcases this uncommon oversized chronograph. Measuring 38.5mm by 44mm, it is unusually large for the era, with nearly the footprint of Rolex sports watches like Subs and GMTs. The dial has a telemeter scale for easily calculating the distance of phenomena that can be both seen and heard, such as munitions blasts and thunderclaps and a tachometer ring that measures the speed of objects, done especially for aviation and auto racing uses. Powering the watch is a Venus movement. For those unfamiliar with vintage chronographs, due to their complexity, in vintage times most brands, including firms like Rolex, Breitling, and Heuer, did not manufacture their own movements but rather purchased them from companies who specialized in making them. Venus was one of the well-known chronograph movement makers of the period. Their movements are best known for powering many Breitlings from the eras, as well as watches from Gallet. The dial is original and untouched and the luminous on it and the hands are very pleasing. Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. It is running very accurately and the chronograph resets crisply and to a perfect zero.


Functions: Time, 2-Register Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds

Dial: Light silver, signed Lark, luminous Arabic markers, outer minute/second track, guilloche subsidiary dials for the second and 30 minute registers, original

Hands: Original, luminous blackened steel "lances"

Movement type: Venus 188, manually wound, cam and carrying arm, rhodium plated, 17 rubies, monometallic balance, shock absorber, index regulator, Breguet balance spring

Bracelet: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

Width between lugs: 18mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, brand new

Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-165659
Accompanied by: Lark
Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
Color: Silver
Watch Movement: Manually Wound
Country of Origin: France
Authenticity Details: Lark
Case Dimensions (in mm): 38.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 44mm long
Primary Material: Stainless Steel

Domestic and international shipping is by FedEx. All shipments are fully insured.

Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.