For sale is a Sandoz “surfboard” chronograph with a Valjoux 7733 movement. This watch is in truly excellent condition – it looks like it has been very carefully stored for the past 50 years. The watch comes in its original Sandoz case and still has the original Sandoz protective sticker on the caseback. The original band was not with the watch when I purchased it, but I’m selling it with a period Swiss “tropic”-style rubber strap which perfectly matches the 1960s style of the watch.

Cosmetic condition:

Dial and crystal: The dial has a flawless silver sun-ray brushed metallic finish, with no scratches or corrosion. The “surfboard” oval and tachymetre markings are crisply printed in matte black. There are small dots of lume at each hour, and inset into the small gaps at the ends of the hour and minute hands, but the lume no longer glows. The hour indices are double-faceted and applied, not molded as part of the dial. The acrylic crystal has no nicks, chips or scratches.

Case: The case is stainless steel with a brushed finish on the front and a highly polished finish on the sides of the case, the crown and chrono pushers and the caseback. There are a few very light and very fine wear marks on the sides of the case and the caseback. The crown features a raised Sandoz “S” logo.

Accuracy and mechanical condition: Based on my very unscientific test of setting the time according to the clock in my computer, leaving the watch alone and then checking it a couple of times a day until it stopped running, this watch runs accurately and ran nearly 48 hours on one winding. The watch winds easily, the time is easy to set, the chronograph function starts and stops smoothly with a push of the top button and it resets exactly to the 12 o’clock position with a push of the bottom button.

This is a beautiful watch in time-warp condition. I’m asking $1000 USD, which includes shipping to CONUS and PayPal fees. PayPal payments only, please. You can check my 100% feedback score on eBay - the.growler on eBay - and in f63 of this site.

Specifications:

- Movement: Valjoux 7733

- Case diameter (excluding crown): 40mm

- Case diameter (including crown): 43mm

- Lug to lug length: 43mm

- Lug width: 20mm

- Thickness: 12mm

- Crystal: Acrylic

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