Lucien Piccard 17J DuFonte L.P. with date wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind movement, mint champagne-toned metal dial with a sunburst design finish, raised gold markers with black enamel inserts and a black-outlined date aperture at 3 o'clock, date display is black numbers on a white background, faceted gold steel wedge-style hands with luminous inserts and a black steel sweep second hand, heavy round yellow base metal (YBM) & stainless steel (SS) water-resistant case with a stepped bezel, brushed finish and classic extended lugs, case is showing normal to heavy wear with thin lines of brass along the lugs and upper case, measures approx. 31mm in diameter x 38mm lug to lug, domed glass crystal, attractive black leather band. A handsome, high quality vintage watch in very good condition, perfect to wear daily!
- Age Description:
- Company: Lucien Piccard
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: DuFonte L.P.
- Movement Details: date display
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: champagne
- Dial Details: date display
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow, Stainless Steel
- Case Details: water-resistant
Case Width, without crown:
31mm (1.22 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: glass
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 February 27th, 2021, 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 glass 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; as this watch is currently offered at our
, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, 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.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
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.