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1940 Angelus Hermetic Cal.216

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Elusive and sought after Angelus Hermetic in jumbo all-stainless steel case measuring 37.5 mm without a crown. Its amazing three-tone dial makes the look even more appealing and the watch itself even rarer (very few pieces which surfaced before all had silver/white dials). Finally, it is powered by an in-house Caliber 216. Not sure if you can find a more "vintage" watch than this. True collector's gem!

The watch went through complete service in May 2018! Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 2-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed satin and high polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished to factory specs. Outstanding condition and sharp edges.
  • 37.5 mm (without crown) / 46 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel fluted crown

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding 
    • In-house Cal.216 signed "Angelus"
    • Nickel-plated, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, no shock-protection.
    • Fully serviced in September 2018

    Dial:

    • Original tropical two-tone dial showing minor and uniform aging of the surface.
    • Signed "Angelus" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss" at 6 o'clock. 
    • Original lume
    • Original hands with lume

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with premium leather strap and generic buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Measuring a watch

    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.