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Vintage 1940's Wittnauer Automatic Full Stainless Military 17J 11AWK WWII Rare Bumper
Very rare WWII era military style watch with a more unusual Wittnauer / Longines bumper movement. The dial is original with some age spots that are not distracting in person, has a beautiful patina on the original hands and indices. Wittnauer has been producing watches since the 1880s, but its long association with the luxury watch company Longines has resulted in the production of some of the finest watches ever made. Longines-Wittnauer watches were manufactured between 1936 and 1994. Vintage Longines-Wittnauer watches are highly sought after by collectors but remain affordable. Longines parted company with Wittnauer in 1994. Wittnauer remained independent until 2001 when it was purchased by Bulova. In 2010, Wittnauer remained its own distinctive brand, according to Interwatches.com and Longines.com. This piece measures approximately 32mm, the case is in full stainless steel and it is presented on a new genuine leather Hadley-Roma strap.