Welsbro 17J curved model wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind movement, champagne-toned metal dial with a brushed finish and gold Arabic-style numbers and markers has a few small specks but no heavy scratches or damage, slender gold steel baton-style hands with pointed tips, distinctive asymmetrical yellow base metal (YBM) & stainless steel (SS) long triangular smooth polish case with a narrow sloped bezel supporting a high squared-dome curved plastic crystal, when viewed in profile, there is a gentle curve to the case and crystal to conform better to the wrist when worn, hidden lug on the back-side along with a raised plug to secure the band to the watch, case is showing moderate normal wear with 2 small scratches near the upper tip and extensive wear to the gold plating in a few spots, measures approx. 22mm wide x 45mm in length x 8mm thick (crystal included), lightly padded black suede leather strap band is showing some smoothing to the suede finish but still in good condition, when you are ready to replace the band, any single-piece leather or canvas band of 15mm width or narrower can easily be threaded through the lug and then a hole cut through the new band above the plug to secure the new band to the watch. An attractive and unusual vintage watch from the 1960s in very good condition overall!
- Year Made: 1960s
- Company: Welsbro
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: champagne
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Plated - Yellow, Stainless Steel
- Case Details: hidden lugs, curved model
Case Width, without crown:
22mm (0.87 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 January 18th, 2022, 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.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact plastic crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this wrist watch for you. We offer new plastic crystals for most vintage wrist watches; you can select your desired choice from the dropdown menu below.
Please note that the average turnaround time for wrist watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; however, we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
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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
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