This CYMA Watersport stainless steel gents watch manufactured in the mid 1950's is "new old stock". CYMA is a long established watch maker, established in 1862 and still manufacturing niche high end watches today. This timepiece comes with its original presentation box, sale tags, papers, signed leather strap and buckle. Until a few weeks ago, this watch was carefully wrapped and stored in its box in a jeweller's safe from new, so the condition is absolutely stunning. Please look at the photographs. This is a collectors dream and as a passionate collector myself, I just could not resist buying this watch. It has never been used so after some sixty years in storage the oils in the movement had become congealed. I have therefore had the watch completely dis-assembled, cleaned, oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker. When he saw the watch he was as thrilled as I was to see a sixty something year old watch looking as new. He thoroughly enjoyed getting it running as it did when it first came off the factory bench all those years ago. If you enjoy collecting vintage watches then you just cannot allow this timepiece to pass you by as the opportunity seldom arises.
Case: stainless steel, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the crown and 41 mm from lug to lug. The inside of the rear cover is signed by CYMA. You will see in the photographs that the watch is also fitted with a dust cover, a sign of a high end watch and a practice which dates back to the production of expensive pocket watches.
Dial: signed "CYMA Watersport Shock Absorber Swiss Made", finished in French white with hours marked by Arabic numerals and batons.
Movement: CYMA cal R459 17 jewel movement, serviced by Richard my watchmaker in preparation for sale, running strongly and keeping time. The cost of a service now costs around £150 or more so do please factor this in when you consider the modest price I am asking for this watch.
Strap: fitted with the original leather strap attached to this watch when it was manufactured. It is unused and signed "CYMA" on the back of the strap and the buckle. Attached to the watch it measures approximately 208 mm from buckle tip to last hole.
Presentation Box: The box is in pristine condition, having been carefully wrapped before it was put in store. It is signed on the inside and outside of the box and still bears the original sales tag marked for sale at $59.75, a lot of money in the 1950's.
Papers: The watch comes with its original guarantee certificate in the original cellophane wrapper, unmarked because the watch was never sold. It also comes with the sales tag, one fitted to the watch and the other attached to the presentation box.
If you are, or wish to become a vintage watch collector, do not miss the opportunity to buy this watch. Having been collecting watches now for over twenty five years I have not been able to buy a new old stock watch in this condition on more than a handful of occasions and it is most certainly the best I have acquired in the last 5-10 years.