1940 Doxa Gilt Dial Chronograph

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Impressive and eye-catching Doxa chronograph from ca.1940. It offers all the quintessential features of a true vintage watch: all original condition, extremely rare galvanic gilt dial made by famous dialmaker (Singer), great and reliable Valjoux 22 movement, and an oversize 14k solid gold case. Triple signed, gorgeous.

Freshly serviced. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 14K massive golden 3-body case in good condition showing minor traces of use and wear
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 42.5 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18.5 mm (between lugs)
  • Original crown & pushers
  • Serial number: 791356

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding chronograph
    • Cal.14 (Valjoux 22), signed "Doxa"
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 43 hours of power reserve. 
    • Perfectly functional and keeping time.

    Dial:

    • Original and untouched galvanic two-tone black dial with gilt scales.
    • Signed "Doxa Anti-Magnetic" at 12 o'clock, signed "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original lume
    • Original hour, minute and chrono hands.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with our handmade leather strap
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Watches

    Category: Doxa


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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.