Kronen & Sohne 17J automatic (self-winding) with day, date & calendar wrist watch, nickel fancy layout movement with a brushed finish, bold red ruby jewels and a vertical line damascene pattern on the self-wind rotor housing, mint white metal dial with raised gold markers, black Arabic 5 minute markers, black hash minute markers and subsidiary registers at 3, 6 & 9 o'clock, register at 3 displays the date, register at 6 displays the month in a 2 year cycle (even numbers 2-24) and register at 9 displays the day, fancy gold steel skeletonized wedge-style hands with luminous inserts and a triangular tip accent, gold steel sweep second hand with a luminous-insert diamond tip accent, each of the register hands are fancy gold steel whip style hands with luminous inserts.
Heavy yellow base metal (YBM) & stainless steel (SS) cushion-shaped water-resistant smooth polish case with a rounded bezel supporting a lightly domed glass crystal, barrel frame with heavy tapered classic extended lugs and pin-push buttons flush with the frame at 2 & 4 o'clock to adjust the date settings and a glass backed display to view the movement, interior of the bezel is finished with white enamel to match the dial and is marked in black with a Tachymeter scale, case is in like new condition overall with a little light scuffing on the back, measures approx. 40mm wide x 47mm lug to lug x 15mm thick (crystals included), lightly padded, heavily textured black leather strap Kronen & Sohne band with white stitching.
This watch also comes with a textured black cardboard Kronen & Sohne box with a fitted foam insert, original warranty card and instruction booklet and an outer black and silver cardboard shipping carton. A handsome modern mechanical movement watch in near mint condition!
- Age Description:
- Company: Kronen & Sohne
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: day display, date display, calendar function, fancy plate layout
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: white
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow, Stainless Steel
- Case Details: water resistant (WR), display case back
Case Width, without crown:
40mm (1.57 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Interior Lug Width:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: glass
- Box Info: black cardboard Kronen & Sohne box & shipping carton
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 May 17th, 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 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; 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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Please note: if you add this watch with a crystal exchange option to your shopping cart
but later change your mind on the crystal selection type, you'll need to remove the watch from the cart in order to make a new crystal selection. Once that is done, you can return to this page and add that new combination to the cart. We apologize for the limitations to our system that prevent you making that change from the shopping cart directly.
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.