This is a top quality and an award winning example of a chronograph made by Sportex.
This company is also known as Leonidas, SA, pre Heuer.
This particular watch was made to the highest specifications. The movement is of the high quality and beautifully finished and the case is of a much higher quality also, with deep rounded edges and a thick gauge.
Movement – the high quality nickel ¾ plate movement has a start, stop, fly back and reset chronograph function with a 30 minute register. The movement has exposed steel work for the chronograph and is jewelled throughout and decorated with striped damascening. The movement has a lever escapement with a micrometer regulator. The movement is signed “Sportex, Swiss” # 16520. The movement is in 100% mint condition – a superb example
Case – the movement comes in a thick gauge silver open face case, which has a hinged inner, back and bezel. The inside of the back cover is signed “Swiss Made, Sportex Watch Co” # 16520 and has clear touche marks for silver. The back of the case is engraved “Sportex, SA, Prermier Prix, Observatoire Neuchatel 1936”
The case is in 95% mint condition – again in mint condition
Dial – the black enamel dial has a full set of white hands and a 30 minute register. The dial is signed “Sportex” and is in 100% mint condition. Please note that the glass was removed for some photographs giving a sharper image than on others.
The watch measures 54mm wide x 15mm deep
The watch has a mineral glass
The watch is stem wound / stem set
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