Vintage Wakmann Panda Triple Date Calendar Chronograph Ref. 71.1309.70
The Wakmann triple date chronograph is one of the best bang for your buck pieces in the vintage watch world. It's sporty, classy, and functional rolled into one, a combination usually means big bucks when it comes to vintage chronos, especially one with a Panda dial and a calendar complication.
The watch offered here comes from my personal collection. I've owned this watch for the past five years, and had it serviced two years ago. and It's been worn maybe a dozen times since (hence the reason for passing it on to another caretaker).
Take a look at the photos and our condition description below:
Case: 36mm stainless steel case in excellent condition. There are sharp lines throughout with only minor surface wear as pictured, and the watch has its original signed crown and original "fat neck" pushers.
Dial/Hands: Excellent original dial and handset as pictured. The hour markers are applied steel with creamy tritium. The hands are also original with matching tritium. The very tip of the minute hand was relumed at some point in the past which can be seen in the photos.
Caseback: Original sailboat engraved signed caseback with all engravings present. Signed Charles Gigandet inside.
Crystal: Excellent condition acrylic crystal free from any major scratching, scuffs, chips, or cracks.
Movement: Valjoux 730 manual wound triple calendar chronograph movement. All functions work as they should, including chronograph start, stop, and reset to zero, as well as the month and date correctors. Movement was serviced approximately two years ago.
Bracelet/Strap: Good condition leather strap as pictured.
Accessories: None, sold as watch only.