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This is a stunning and highly rare and unusual Leonidas Valjoux 22 chronograph from the 1940’s and represents one of the earlier implementations of the Valjoux 22. The watch was fully serviced by us, more details on that are provided below. This watch is unusual and especially interesting because of its larger case and spectacular clawed lugs. During the era this watch was made, it was more common to see a more utilitarian approach to the design of Valjoux-22 based chronographs. Not known to be shy about their designs, Leonidas integrated a dressier look to this watch while maintaining its highly functional feel with the tachymetre around the dials’ outer ring. Also, because the watch is larger than typical for the era, it is more visible and present on the wrist when combined with its long fancy lugs and light colored dial. This watch’s outstanding design means it can be worn with just about anything and it will stand-out as elegant, classic, and with a vintage artistic feel. As an earlier Valjoux 22, it includes a beautiful breguet overcoil hairspring for which we provided a picture.
This watch was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant. This means it was fully and completely disassembled, worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement was performed. The watch was then optimized again as required and required servicing steps repeated until the watch met our quality and performance criteria. The watch is running superbly, a detailed performance report can be provided to prospective buyers upon request.
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Size: 36mm excluding crown
Strap: New ZRC leather watch strap, made in France. Regular length.
Condition: See Summary, excellent condition. Case has some scratches and dings that are common to watches of this age.
Shipping: Free shipping within the United States to verified addresses is included in the price. We have some international shipping restrictions, please contact us for more information on international shipping. We accurately represent customs forms when shipping internationally and cannot, for example, describe sold items as gifts.
Returns: 3-day return and inspection period provided that the watch is returned in the condition received.
Sales Tax: Virginia residents will pay sales tax
Contact us today via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at +1 (703) 457-6820 to purchase this watch or learn more. We are happy to answer any questions. Please note we perform a fraud check and verification on all buyers. We have some international shipping restrictions on our items, please contact us to learn more.
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