Vintage Wakmann Panda Triple Date Calendar Chronograph Ref. 71.1307.70
The Wakmann triple date chronograph is one of the best bang-for-your-buck pieces in the watch world, rolling sporty, classy, and functional into one handsome Panda-dial wearing package. While that combination typically screams big bucks, especially among vintage pieces, the Wakmann has remained a more affordable hidden gem. The watch is powered by the Valjoux 730 movement, which uses a column wheel for ultra-smooth chronograph engagement and offers an easily legible (as well as easily adjustable) triple calendar complication.
The watch offered here remains in great condition, still with its original components and functioning perfectly with a fresh service.
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 tritium inserts. The hands are also original with matching tritium.
Caseback: Original sailboat engraved signed caseback with all engravings present. Signed Charles Gigandet Swiss 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 in December 2021.
Bracelet/Strap: Like new leather strap as pictured.
Accessories: None, sold as watch only.