1948 LIP Parachoc Elgiloy Waterproof

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Charming military-inspired timepiece by LIP boasting with by then avant-garde technology and performance. Unlike many other watches produced even by well-known Swiss manufacturers in the 40s, it features all stainless steel case with screw-down caseback with waterproof capabilities. More than that the movement inside is an anti-magnetic in-house Lip R25 featuring rare anti-shock protection system called Parechoc. A perfect entry-level timepiece with lots of character, charm, and emphasis on the complete originality of all parts.

Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • Stainless steel 3-body case with screw-down case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing. Signed "LIP" on the inner side of the caseback.
  • Mint condition, professionally polished in the past. Showing little to no traces of use.
  • 33.2 mm (without crown) / 41 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown
  • Original crystal


    • Anti-magnetic manual-winding movement
    • Cal. R25 signed "LIP" and "17 Jewels Unadjusted"
    • Nickel plated, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 36 hours of power reserve, anti-shock protection.
    • Fine condition. Service history is unknown. Showing the following results on a timegrapher: 215 deg. of amplitude, 8 ms of beat error, +60 seconds a day.


    • Untouched original two-tone dial in fine condition. Showing minor spotting and aging of the surface. Ageing of the subdial at 6 o'clock.
    • Signed "LIP Parechoc ELGILOY" at 12 o'clock. Luminous Arabic numerals (radium).
    • Original luminous (radium) blue steel hours and minutes hands showing minor oxidation.

    Delivery set:

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

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    Category: LIP

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