Wittnauer 17J grade 9WNG wrist watch, case #4002673, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel split plate movement with bold red ruby jewels, mint white metal dial with a matte finish, raised gold markers with small faceted diamonds set into the 12, 3, 6 & 9 o'clock markers and a seconds register marked at 6 o'clock, slender silver steel baton-style hands with pointed tips, lovely yellow gold filled (YGF) smooth polish asymmetrical thin-model case with a wider span at the top of the case tapering gently to a narrow width at the bottom, top heavy curved extended lugs and narrow extended lugs at the bottom, case is showing only light even wear overall with a few thin lines of brass starting to show on the inside edge of the lugs, likely from a previous band rubbing the lugs, measures approx. 27mm wide at the top/23mm wide at the bottom x 38mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), heavily textured black leather band. A very high quality and distinctive vintage wrist watch from the 1950s in excellent+ condition!
- Year Made: 1950s
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: 9WNG
- Serial #: (case) #4002673
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: white
- Dial Details: diamond markers
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
- Case Details:
asymmetrical, thin model
Case Width, without crown:
27mm (1.06 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Interior Lug Width:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: plastic
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of December 5th, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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