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1940 Vetta "Spillmann" Chronograph

Authenticity Guaranteed / 14-days Inspection Period / 1-year Warranty

Rare and highly collectible chronograph by Vetta. It features amazing oversize "Spillmann" waterproof case. This case is notable for cutting edge (back then) design offering a solid stainless steel 2-piece case with screw-down caseback and non-conventional "reversed" pushers.

This particular piece is notable for its rare execution for Vetta, its jumbo size of 38 mm without crown, and attractively patinated dial with elegant pencil hands. A true gem for a true collector!

Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • Stainless steel 2-body "Spillmann" patented case
  • Excellent condition and sharp edges.
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 48 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel fluted crown. Original inverted pushers.


    • Manual-winding 2-reg 45-minutes chronograph
    • Valjoux 22 correctly signed "Vetta" on the bridge
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, no shock-protection.


    • Original untouched dial showing uniform patina
    • Signed "Vetta" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock.
    • Multi-colored scales
    • Original blue steel hands in excellent condition
    • Good overall condition

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with hand-made calfskin strap.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.