Oh, and by the way: With a new gasket on the back and in the crown the knob on the side the watch will probably be water resistant but you might not want to use if for swimming unless you watchmaker tested it. If you haven’t seen it before, here’s a link: She told me she bought it for him somewhere in the early 70’s. I guess your Father is not among us anymore. So this thing certainly needs some servicing, I guess. I’m still wearing the watch now, though. The specific watch you have is representative of the pre-quartz era of Swiss watch making.
Oh, and by the way: In my eyes- priceless! My previous watch had a crown which you could pull out in two little steps. They should polish the case and bracelet as well. If you haven’t seen it before, here’s a link: Most bought the movement the insides from one of several vendors and customized it and cases for sale under their name. You don’t have a rapid date setting by an intermediate crown position but chances are that you can set it to click over around The movement inside your watch represents over a hundred years of refinement of manual wind watches.
The brand is Delvina. May 19th, 8.
So this thing certainly needs some servicing, I guess. I would look around on the “Net” and buy a nice leather strap.
Antiques Atlas – A Gents s Delvina Genève Wrist Watch
Even a quarts need a little bit of TLC sometimes My guess is once per day. Since I rewinded it this morning and I can think of no way to make it stop ticking, I can just as well wear it untill I bring it in for servicing tomorrow-morning. Is a mechanical watch the same except it needs to be rewound every day or does it need some special care?
You will know when that is necessary as it will start to not keep good time — like yours is doing now. The woman behind the counter couldn’t tell me what if would cost to make it waterproof again.
You don’t have a rapid date setting by an watcch crown position but chances are that you can set it to click over around I’ll try and make a photo of it, if anyone ‘s interested. As long as it’s not seized up and it’s not it dellvina be easily fixable. Oh, and for those interested, a nice little picture: Help Forgot your password?
Watches of this type are “underappreiated”. And bear in mind that although the watch is ‘shockproof’ it won’t take the same beating as a quartz.
‘s Delvina watch – Worth the repair?
It was harsh but well ment! It debsite a lot like this one, I found on E-bay: I sometimes think of watches like women: May 19th, 6. Just got back from a trip to the juweler. Notice that the bracelet has a different color then the casing of the watch, but I’ll have the bracelet replaced once I’ve decided if I keep it for everyday use.
It’s based on emotion. I’ll get an estimate for the the oiling and cleaning and a new bracelet. This points to the watch being the kind of generic Swiss piece typical of its era.
It is not “a watch”, it is “Your old fathers watch”. If you haven’t delvinw it before, here’s a link: In this period there were lots of companies making watches under different names. Normal servicing for a watch oiling, cleaning is 40 euro’s. I’ve never heard of Delvina either.
Gents 1970s Delvina Genève watch, box & papers
Oh, and about the rewinding. She told me she bought it for him somewhere in the early 70’s. May 19th, 5. May 19th, 1. Would you start and drive a car that has not been used for 10 years????
It’s already three minutes off. Results 1 to 10 of The upside over quartz is there are no batteries to replace and most folks seem to like to have their watch ‘ticking’ I could go more into this but you will find folks around here are often passionate about quartz vs mechanical On the back it says: To be used, but not abused! Welcome to Watchuseek also from myself. The first 3 hours it looked to be accurate, but it’s now been running for seven hours and it’s going too fast.
I’m still wearing the watch now, though. They should polish the case and bracelet as well. I guess your Father is not among us anymore. That ‘tickety-tickety-tickety’-sound which is just barely audible in a quiet room is really soothing.
That took some time. With a new gasket on the back and in the crown the knob on the side the watch will probably be water resistant but you might not want to use if for swimming unless you watchmaker tested it. I’ll see how it holds up the next days. I won’t rewind it anymore, and take it to the watchmaker a.
A gents 1960s Delvina Genève wrist watch
If the brand still exists, I suspect it is because the name was bought. The watch-maker wasn’t there, he’ll be in tomorrow again. On the front is says: Who is the company behind it?