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Levrette Chronograph

It a joy to wear and enjoy such a wonderful timepiece!

This Levrette chronograph is like so many others from acheter bague diamant the middle of the 20th century, bague or femme vintage using the wonderful Venus 175 movement

Chronograph watches gained popularity cartier bague diamant in the 1950s, and numerous bague or blanc saphir solitaire Swiss companies sprung up to sell them. Many of these brands were specific to one market or the other, and most were estimation bague diamant simple who brought together components from other suppliers and marketed finished watches. Such was the case of Levrette, prix bague diamant maroc which produced classy gold chronographs like this one for a decade or so before being forgotten.

This watch has a lovely champagne dial with a bague diamant et saphir bit of patina. The numbers bague diamant printemps are stamped rather than applied, but everything under the crystal is in fine shape. The hands are graceful and thin, and dial features both tachymeter and telemeter scales in Km and Kmh. The case is in good condition as well, with just bague diamant bague or coca place vendome a few scratches and scuffs but no corrosion. This is due to careful use over the last 60 or so years and the fact that it constructed of 18 bague diamant vert karat gold, as evidenced by the hallmarks inside the case back.

The gold case features classic art deco lugs and a domed plexiglass crystal

The case has a simple oval contour, with the lugs providing the only real styling. They are a three stepped art deco design that would look right at home in the mode argent collier ras du cou vintage antique punk collier femmes collares mujer chokers gothique bijoux collier lobby of the Chrysler Building. The pushers and crown are in great shape, too. And look at that domed plexiglass crystal! It the seconds hand in a most admirable bague diamant secret way.

The snap on case back is decidedly not waterproof, but I not ever going swimming in this thing. And, despite the logo on the dial, I don think there anything particularly special bague de fiancaille femme metz about the watch or movement.

Everything winds and ticks smoothly, and thankfully there no date window to worry about. As is typical with Venus chronograph movements, the counter can be stopped and restarted by the top pusher, and must be stopped bague diamant trio before it can bague or blanc et bleu be reset using the bottom button. That reset feature is amazingly smooth, thanks to a clever trick by Venus: When you start the chronograph it stores energy in the used to reset it. So the reset bague or love releases this energy rather than asking your finger to do the work.

The 45 minute counter subdial features marks at 3, bague diamant canadien 6, and 9 minutes, corresponding to the pricing of long distance phone calls. This is old technology but is rarely seen even in today high end chronograph movements.

Cal. 175 from Venus is a classic column wheel design

Open the case back and you see that lovely movement. The Venus Cal. 175 movement is regarded fondly today, having proven itself durable and accurate. This is a column wheel design (see the 7 columns near the top) with an oscillating pinion belle bague diamant clutch, as invented by Edouard Heuer, whose last name might sound bague diamant ancienne familiar. Mere mortals can think of this as working like the gear shifters bague diamant papillon of old: Push the button and a gear smashes into the center wheel of the movement, engaging the chronograph mechanism. It crude but it works!

Although not finished like today luxury watches, the plates and bridges are decorated and beveled. And bague diamant noir blanc many parts of the movement are gilded for durability and beauty. I not sure when this movement was serviced last, but it still works wonderfully today.

On the wrist, this Levrette is a joy. It is warm and classy, fitting easy thanks to the rounded case back. And now that I found an appropriate strap (a simple weathered leather Tissot bague diamant saphir or blanc branded strap) it really looks the part, too. When I want a classic look, there nothing better.

I wearing and blogging about a different watch from my collection each day of April, 2018.

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