Sunday, May 25, 2014

Marine Chronometers...

Yesterday Wendy enjoyed a day of wandering around the Santa Ynez Valley.  We stopped for lunch at Industrial Eats in Buellton, then onto Solvang where there is an antique store with a fairly deep collection of vintage watches and amongst some of the odds and ends they had what appeared to be a virtually new (although clearly not) marine chronometer made by Ulysse-Nardin - the big kind you find in a box, that was used for actual maritime purposes.  Photos were not an option, so you will have to use your imagination.
Courtesy of Ulysse Nardin
So I came home, and noodled around and found this, a sort of "retro" interpretation of the current Marine Chronometer.

Marine Chronometer 41mm

Officially certified chronometer movement. 
Power reserve indicator. 
Oversized seconds-hand.
Screw down security crown.

Ref. Nr.
CaseStainless steel case
DialWhite dial, arabic figures
MovementCal. 11½" UN-26. 28 jewels. Self-winding movement, Small seconds, Power reserve indicator
Water-resistant200 meters
StrapRubber/titanium strap

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