Britix by Corona (Hong Kong) 1J wrist watch, steel split plate vintage mechanical manual-wind movement with jeweled top balance wheel and a brushed finish, mint white metal hard enamel dial with black Arabic numbers and a design of a black haired girl in a red dress with a bird on her outstretched arm across the center, black steel whip-style hands with white enamel inserts and an off-white colored chicken-shaped second hand accented with black that oscillates back and forth at 7 o'clock, heavy white base metal (WBM) chrome & stainless steel (SS) cushion-shaped water-resistant smooth polish case with a sloped bezel supporting a thick plastic crystal and heavy tapered, faceted extended lugs, case is showing only light even wear, measures approx. 26mm wide x 33mm lug to lug x 9mm thick (crystal included) , new heavily textured dark brown leather strap band. A great vintage character watch with a fun theme from the 1960s in excellent+ overall condition!
- Year Made: 1960s
Corona (Hong Kong)
- Jewels: 1J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Dial Material: hard enamel
- Dial Color: multi-colored
- Dial Details: Britix design
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Silver/White, Stainless Steel, Chrome
- Case Details:
water resistant (WR)
Case Width, without crown:
26mm (1.02 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 November 29th, 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.
At PM Time Service, we refer to a "character watch" as any watch that has a dial, and possible other components, that have a cartoon character, public figure or a fictional character printed on them. There were many companies, such as US Time, Ingersoll and Timex, that were commissioned by the character-owner (such as Disney for example) to produce watches with these images, and in most cases, the characters watches were completed at the factory and not as an after-market addition. While most of the PM Time Service character watches are vintage, this type of watch is still in production today, albeit with updated
Character watches were primarily targeted towards children and as such, a large number of the watches produced were of lower quality or " " and were also considered ladies' or mid-sized. While the original focus group for sales may have been targeted at children and young adults, we do see many purchases today by adults for their own use. If you need a longer band than the one currently fitted to this watch (6in. to 6.99in. in overall length, including watch, for this particular item), please contact us
with your desired length and we'll get you a quote on a replacement band. In most cases, you can also take the wrist watches to your local jeweler to fit you a new band as well.
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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