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Cyma Chronograph Aviator's model with fixed lugs 1940's


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Basic Info

Brand Cyma
Ref. No. Ref: 400
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Textile
Year 1940's
Condition 2 (fine)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Canada, Victoria B.C.
Price $1,950 [Negotiable]
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber CYMA ref:400
Base Caliber VALJOUX 22
Power reserve 36 h
Number of jewels 17
Frequency 18000 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 36 x 38 x 42 mm
Thickness 12 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plexiglass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Textile
Bracelet color Blue
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


Chronograph, Tachymeter


Small Seconds, Only Original Parts


CYMA was a very famous watch producer, that had significant resources that were aimed at producing time pieces for both military and for civilian uses. The Aviator's chronograph of the 1940's had a simple stainless steel case, and with it a robust and quality movement that would stand the rigors of time itself. This is a VALJOUX calibre 22 converted for use by CYMA and there is a reference 400 printed under the bridge, the serial # 2520 appears alongside.
This time piece has fixed lugs, this is why it is probable, that it was initially used as an Aviator's time piece from the 1940's a friend of mine traded it in, and I immediately set about looking for the provenance and CYMA reference. All the numbers, the case, the movement and the particular use of the military grade VALJOUX 22, point to the date early 1940's making it a war time provenance Chronograph time piece, with the whole case being solid stainless steel/ the movement and time piece are in flawless working condition and the chronograph pushers actuate the time keeping counters appropriately. The movement returns a +/- 1min. per day differential in timing.
Check out the fabulous patina on the dial, the dial is a Telemeter dial, and you can see the markings for the KMPH on it. Significant fading has taken place on this dial, and the arabic letters appear slightly faint, but still legible clearly. We have included a 18 mm fabric band with it, so please let me know if you need any more colors. We have a huge variety of fabric bands, leather NATO style bands, and also ZULU bands.
This watch is a very nice vintage chronograph and will be sought after for years to come, it is already 70 + years old!

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