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Elvia 1950s Pattern 25 Jewel Automatic Watch with Retro Luminous Paint, Sapphire Crystal and Calf Leather Strap



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SKU Code: ELV553LS

This watch is based on a 1950s pattern Elvia watch, featuring a box sapphire crystal that looks outwardly identical to the original plexiglass crystal. It is powered by a Ronda R 150 or equivalent movement, a sophisticated 25-jewel automatic movement with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). This precision-crafted powerhouse boasts a substantial 38-hour power reserve, ensuring enduring performance. Equipped with hacking and hand-winding capabilities, it exemplifies both efficiency and convenience.

The watch uses Luminova instead of Tritium, which was used in the 1960s. The main advantage of Luminova is that, unlike Tritium, it does not deteriorate with age and is non-radioactive. This variant mimics the appearance of aged Tritium paint, and although the "T" is encircled (indicating Tritium), it is done only for historical accuracy.

The watch measures 39mm in diameter and comes with a high-quality calf leather strap and a presentation box.

Dimensions and Specifications:

  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Width Excluding Crown: 36 mm
  • Width Including Crown: 39.5 mm
  • Thickness with Crystal: 13.3 mm
  • Lug to Lug: 43.5 mm
  • Water Resistance: 200m / 660ft
  • Movement: 25 Jewel Ronda R 150 or equivalent
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Crown: Screw-down locking
  • Caseback: Screw
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Luminous Paint: Luminova
  • Strap: 20mm Calf Leather

Benefits of Sapphire Crystal:

Synthetic sapphire is the best material for watch crystals due to its strength and shatter and scratch resistance. These characteristics make it very appealing to military and security personnel, police officers, and those who lead active outdoor lifestyles, who account for over 70% of our customers. The original plexiglass crystals used in the 1960s were easily scratched and prone to cracking, limiting water resistance. When clients have accidents resulting in a cracked crystal, over 90% involve watches with mineral glass crystals or plexiglass. Even hardened mineral crystals do not come close to sapphire for durability under adverse conditions. Sapphire crystals are heat-treated to remove internal stresses, enhancing their strength. They are then made into watch crystals with two layers of anti-reflective coating. Sapphire crystal's robustness and durability make it a preferred choice for high-end watches and is now used in the latest iPhone models.

MWC are official distributors for ELVIA watches.

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