Beautiful and excellent vintage Cauny Prima gold filled classic Big size from my personal collection.
From circa 1950's La Chaux-de-Fonds production.
Manual winding, 15 Jewels Antimagnetic.
Case with teardrop big lugs in metal shiny gold filled (replated).
Pearl white dial nice intricate guilloché background with gold plated hands and indexes - UNRESTORED condition, all original.
Diameter size 39mm (without crown).
Genuine leather band blue Made in France and gold plated buckle.
Band is 20mm wide at lugs and 18mm at buckle side.
Band is 117mm length holes side and 79mm buckle side. Easily adjustable to fit every man's wrist size.
Buckle is in gold plated.
Replacement aftermarket crown, gold plated.
Low domed acrylic crystal.
Stainless steel polished case back with brand engravings and logo/seal.
NOT water resistant (NOT to be submerged - NOT guaranted in water sports/diving, etc.).
Swiss Made - Manufacture - La Chaux-de-Fonds.
No case supplied, sorry.
All original and authentic (except band/buckle and crown).
Please consider the pictures as part of the description as they show the exact item that will be purchased.
MOVEMENT - Running fine (recently serviced/adjusted) and marked Cauny Prima, caliber unknown, 15 jewels (see picture), manual wind mechanical, SWISS. Machine is very clean, has no oxidation and no flaws. The ticking and balance movement seems very strong and the accuracy is excellent for a piece of this vintage. Seems oiled and never to have been disassembled - has no tools marks on it. I've checked the accuracy of the watch and the difference in 24 hours is excellent, I would say about 30-40 seconds, maybe not very consistent (laying flat and facing up - 1 position), and of course can easily be adjusted. Sure this is good enough for such a vintage watch.
DIAL - Unrestored in excellent condition with slight darkening and minor oxidations - very nice pearl tone finish background with black engravings. Has no scratches, no cracks, no deformations, no pitting, no flaws at all. No significant yellowing. No fading to the letters, scales and markings (see pictures). The hour markers are gold plated and raised in perfect condition with no spots of oxidation. All markings are intact.
HANDS - All hands are straight and original and have no flaws, no bends and no deformations. No oxidations to the gold plated hours and minutes hands. In perfect condition with no scratches.
CASE - The case is gold filled and polished Replated - insignificant wear like few micro scratches that are hardly visible in pictures. No wear to the gold plating corners and edges. No scuffs or cracks. Case has no deformations, all the edges are nice and crisp, No damaged corners. Lugs have an exact 20mm opening and are not bent by accidental deformation in any direction.
WINDING CROWN - Excellent, gold plated and not original - aftermarket replacing. No dents, scratches or scuffs. No brassing, edges very crisp. Setting the hour perfectly.
BACK COVER - Stainless steel marked with normal Cauny chrono marks and Logo (see pic). Snap-on type. Cover has no deformation, no noticeable scratches. No dents, nicks, dings or scuffs. No oxidations. Snaps easily and locks firmly.
CRYSTAL - Generic acrylic and as new, polished - no scratches or cracks, probably similar to the original one.
BAND & BUCKLE - New, seems unused, very nice. Very soft touch and flexible. NO wear and no flaws. Buckle as new too, no wear.
All perfectly clean !
PACKING & SHIPPING:
Package Includes: Item as described and carefully packed together with Catawiki Invoice.
I will post this Item by Registered Mail (with Tracking Number, to be provided on Catawiki item page).
- Cauny Prima
- Guilloché / "Teardrop" lugs, Antimagnetic Ancre 15 Rubis, 39mm
- Manual winding
- Case material
- Gold-filled, Steel
- Material fineness
- 18 kt.
- Band and buckle
- Analogue wristwatch
- Shipped Insured
- In working condition with visible traces of use