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Hello fellow collectors,
Low ballers and scammers will be dealt with swiftly and sent to the gulag.
Offered is a well preserved example of the 1970's Wakmann Regate. All functions work well and reset properly, timing and service history is unknown.
Case lapping well preserved and normal wear as expected on a dipped case.
Plexi has wear, a bit of attention or replace is optional
Regatta timer, as you might guess from the name, is used to time yachting races. Because sailboats are rarely completely still--even when at anchor--regatta timers feature a 15-minute countdown to allow for the interval when the competing sailors scramble for top positioning behind the starting buoy before a race. In this instance, the first 15 minutes of the counter is denoted in colorful 5 minute blocks, while the rest of the timing bezel is in black, offset by a vibrant and colorful dial with rotating inner calendar ring.
This particular model, made by Wakmann, is named simply as the Regate. Aficionados of vintage Breitling will recognize the name Wakmann as the importer of Breitling in the United States prior to the 1980s. As Breitling's official import partner, Wakmann would receive unassembled watches direct from Switzerland and put them together for retail sale - often with specially commissioned Wakmann branding, as is the case here. They also commissioned timepieces from many of the great houses, and utilized top quality movements, ranging from Valjoux to Lemania, as featured here. We consider Wakmanns to offer a great bang for your buck, and this Regate is a beautifully unique, impressive piece.
Watch is located in Southern, Maine. F2F possible in Boston metro area as well as Philadelphia Metro. Domestic and international buyers welcome, domestic postage via USPS included and international postage, insurance and customs are responsibilities are buyer. Payment via bank wire or Paypal FnF.
Price is $2200 net to me. email@example.com