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Angelus Vintage Chronograph / Hungarian Military Forces / 1952


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Basic Info

Brand Angelus
Ref. No. n/a
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1952
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price 3,100 € (= [SOLD])
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Cal.215
Number of jewels 17
Frequency 18000 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 38 x 52 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plastic
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Lug width 22 mm Size guide




Center Seconds, Small Seconds, Luminescent Numerals, Luminescent Hands, Limited Edition, Only Original Parts


Fantastic oversized chronograph by Angelus with military provenance - according to engraving on the caseback it was presented to officer of Hungarian Military Forces for outstanding results in shooting competition in 1952. It features sharp 38 mm case, in-house caliber Angelus 215 and amazing original black gilt dial.

Watch went through complete service in September 2016.

Manufacturer: Angelus, Switzerland
Model: n/a
Reference: n/a
Type: Manual-winding 2-reg chronograph
Year of production: ca.1952
Case type: 2-body, with snap-back, mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
Case material: Stainless steel
Case measurement: 38 mm (without crown) / 53 mm (lug-to-lug) / 22 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 266426
Case back: Snap-back, signed with Angelus logo and serial number on the outer side of the caseback. Commemorative engraving in Hungarian stating that this watch was presented for outstanding shooting performance.
Crown/pushers: Steel fluted crown, steel round pushers.
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: Manual-winding 45-minutes chronograph
Movement model: Cal.215, signed 'Angelus'. 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, no shock-protection.
Movement serial number: n/a
Dial: Glossy black dial decorated with gilt Base 1000 scale on the outer perimeter of the dial, gilt seconds scale, radium luminous Arabic numerals. Signed 'Angelus' at 12 o'clock and 'Swiss' at 6 o'clock. Small seconds subsidiary dial at 9 o'clock, 45-minutes counter's subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock.
Hands: Golden luminous (radium) hours and minutes hands, golden sweep seconds hand.
Case condition: 1 (mint). Professionally polished, sharp, showing no traces of use. Very strong and sharp edges.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) professionally serviced in September 2016, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. All functions work properly.
Dial/hands condition: Untouched dial in mint condition showing certain "spyder" aging of the lacquer. The painting is mint and not damaged. Dial's condition is stable. Original untouched radium hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with brand-new genuine leather strap or neylon NATO strap and generic steel buckle. Along with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty

Payment: We accept bank transfers and credit cards
Delivery: We ship with UPS & TNT (fully insured). Contact us for quote.
Refund policy: 14 days
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Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.