Friday, November 5, 2010

AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ACCRO VILLEREUSE GENT WRISTWATCH (SOLD)





BRAND/JENAMA : AUTHENTIC VINTAGE VILLEREUSE RETRO GENTS WRISTWATCH
MODEL : RETRO (DESIGN ALMOST SIMILAR WITH OMEGA DYNAMIC)
MOVEMENT/ENJIN :A.SCHILD 17 JEWELS AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
ORIGIN/BUATAN : ACCRO BOND SWITZERLAND
NO. SIRI/SERIAL NO. :
CIRCA/TAHUN : 1960's
CASING/KEMASAN : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI : HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND, QUICK DAY AND DATE
DIAL: TWO TONE SILVER WITH BLUE RING (DYNAMIC???)
BEZEL: FLUTTED STAINLESS STEEL/KELULI
MARKINGS/TANDA JENAMA : DIAL,CASEBACK, MOVEMENT
BAND/TALI :
NEW NATO MILITARY TEXTILE STRAP FIT 8" WRIST
LUGS SIZE: 18mm
BAND WIDTH: 18mm
LENS/CERMIN : ACCRYLIC
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN : 42mm X 37mm LUG TO LUG (DYNAMIC SHAPE CASE)
WATER RESISTANT: YES BUT NOT TESTED
CONDITION/KONDISI : EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION
PRICE/HARGA: (SOLD TO TUAN MOHD FAUZEE FOM PENANG)
LISTING RM480 SOLD RM300

Brief Information on Accro Watch Company

Accro (sometimes labeled Accro Bond) was a brand of moderately priced watches that has long since disappeared, probably some time in the 1960s - I don't recall ever seeing an Accro newer than that. The movements were made by 3rd parties assembled in Switzerland.

It's the kind of watch that might have been sold at local department or jewelry store in Switzerland and small quantities have been exported through out europe. Because the brand was targeted for european markets, they probably sold for a touch less than Bulova or Gruen, which had similar business models but were much larger and well known brands.

There is little information about this watch company to say about their history. The watch probably is more valuable for its gold content (especially with gold prices now high). Any qualified watchmaker would be able to service it, but parts may or may not still be available. Unfamiliarity with the obscure name on the dial would not be a qualifier, nor would it particularly help if the watchmaker knew the brand.

On opening the watch, any watchmaker will likely recognize the movement inside - probably an A. Schild or one of the other modest Swiss movements of the time.

1 comment:

  1. Hi all,

    It's really beautiful. The watch probably is more valuable for its gold content. Thank you....

    Alarm Wrist Watch

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