1950 Record Geneve Datofix 18k Rose Gold

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Rare and beautiful timepiece by Record Watch Co - a company founded in the beginning of the 20th century and then owned by Longines. The Datofix series offers cutting edge technology in elegant case - triple date calendar designed in a very useful manner and charming moon phase indication at 12 o'clock. This particular piece is notable for its' outstanding condition - the case is clean and sharp, the dial and stunning sword hands are in amazing near-NOS condition, the in-house movement is still going strong!

Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Signed solid 18k rose gold 3-body case with snap-on case back. High polished finishing.
  • Lightly polished in the past. Showing good geometry. All hallmarks and numbers are clearly visible. Minor traces of use and scratches. 
  • Tiny dent on the inner side of the lower-right lug due to attempt to put there a hallmark in the past (hallmark reads "40"). Unknown hallmark on the left facet.
  • 35.2 mm (without crown) / 42mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original unsigned crown
  • Original acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: 838424

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding watch with annual calendar and moon phases
    • Cal.106C signed "Record Watch Co Geneve"
    • 16 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve.
    • Service history is unknown, however, given timegrapher results, it was made no later than 1-1.5 years ago: 280-290 deg amplitude, +6 seconds a day, 0 beat error.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched dial in excellent condition showing no ageing or spotting.
    • Tiny scratch between 12 and 1 o'clock.
    • Signed "Record Geneve" at 12 o'clock. Signed "Datofix" at 6 o'clock. Raised golden hour markers and Arabic numerals.
    • Original golden "sword" hands. 

    Delivery set:

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

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