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Clamshell Case Vintage Chronograph Venus 175

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1950 | No original box | No original papers
Fixed price $5,561
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Basic Info

Listing code DA3NF8
Brand Tavannes
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1950 (Approximation)
Condition (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, Mannheim
Price €4,989 (= $5,561)
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Venus 175


Case material Steel
Case diameter 36 x 43 mm
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel




A rare vintage chronograph
in a patented, waterproof
"Clamshell" case
Brevet 189190
caliber Venus 175

This chronograph has a patented watertight case, so-called Clamshell case. The case part is fixed in the calotte with 4 worm screws / grub screws in the lugs. The Clamshell case, patented in 1937 by Schmitz Freres with patent no. 189190, consisted of a watertight compartment that held the movement secured to the case body by four screws.
Details on the watch
Arabic numerals
inner five-minute divisions
45 min. counter
auxiliary seconds
telemeter- and tachymeter scales
gilt hands
very good condition

rhodium plated
caliber Venus 175
17 Jewels
finely ground chronograph steel parts
ratchet wheel
gold wheel train
fine adjusting device
ruby endstone on balance
screw balance
signed "Tavannes"
The movement was professionally overhauled, it is fully functional and running very well.

steel case
two body
screw back
diameter 36mm without crown
lenght 42.5mm
very good condition

new leather bracelet
The watch is fully functional, is running very well and is in a very good total condition.

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Eine Besichtigung oder eine persönliche Abholung der Ware in unseren Geschäftsräumen ist nur nach Terminvereinbarung bzw. vorheriger Absprache möglich.

Seltener Vintage Chronograph
in einem patentierten, wasserdichten
"Clamshell" Gehäuse
Brevet 189190
Kaliber Venus 175

Dieser Chronograph besitzt ein patentiertes, wasserdichtes Schalengehäuse, sogenanntes Clamshell-Gehäuse, die Gehäuseschale wird in der Kalotte mit 4, in den Bandanstößen befindlichen Wurmschrauben/Madenschrauben befestigt. Das Clamshell-Gehäuse wurde um 1937 von Schmitz Freres mit Patent-Nr. 189190 patentiert.

Details zur Uhr
arabische Zahlen
innere Fünfminutenteilung
45 Min.-Zähler
kleine Sekunde
Telemeter- und Tachymeterskala
vergoldete Zeiger
sehr guter Zustand

Kaliber Venus 175
fein geschliffene Chronographen-Stahlteile
goldenes Räderwerk
Rubindeckstein auf Unruh
17 Rubinen
signiert "Tavannes"
Das Werk wurde professionell überholt, es ist voll funktionstüchtig und läuft sehr gut.

mit vier Schrauben verschraubter Boden
Durchmesser: 36mm ohne Krone
Länge ca. 42,5mm
sehr guter Zustand

neues Lederarmband
Die Uhr ist voll funktionstüchtig, läuft sehr gut und befindet sich in einem sehr guten Gesamtzustand.

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