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WEST END WATCH Co (West End Watch Company) ~60's SOWAR~

WEST END WATCH Co (West End Watch Company) ~60's SOWAR~

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Introducing the West End Watch Company "Soir" in the 1960s .

 The West End Watch Company develops and supplies military watches for the British Army, and has a track record of supplying approximately 50,000 watches during World War I.
Soldiers' reputation spreads from stable performance, and its popularity spreads to the Middle East and India, and is also adopted by the Indian army.
Therefore, it is a brand known as a prestigious military watch among collectors. Even after the war, West End Watch has been active in various ways, such as supplying exteriors and movements for other companies, and being adopted as standard equipment for Indian Railways.

 Soir, which I introduce this time, means "warrior" in Hindi.
It is a model that is said to have been worn by British Army officers, Thomas Edward Lawrence, and non-commissioned officers, known for the movie "Lawrence of Arabia".
A robust case with integrated case and lugs, just like a military watch. The crown is also mounted half-buried in the case so as not to interfere.

The dial has a glossy black base with white Arabic numerals, and numbers for counting down are also arranged around the perimeter.
The red second hand and cobra hand for increased visibility are good accents that give the watch a solid impression.
The back cover is engraved with a broad arrow, which is proof that it was delivered to the British military.
It is a watch with excellent design despite its military-like ruggedness.

The equipped movement is a manual winding with 17 jewels.

Developed based on the movement maker Fontemeron's ebauche, the grain-finished machine has the beauty of a vintage watch.
As it is expected to be used in the Middle East and India, where there are many deserts, a soft iron inner cap is included as a dustproof measure.
It is also equipped with an anti-seismic device, making it a highly practical movement.

 The size is 44mm long / 37mm wide / 11.5mm thick, making it easy to wear.

There are minor scratches on the case and discoloration on the dial, but the movement is in good condition.

Since it is a military watch, it goes well with casual styles, and can be coordinated with shirts and T- shirts, as well as sports fashion such as nylon jackets.

Product Details
production age 1960s
movement hand-rolled
case size Length 44mm (including lugs) / Width 37mm (including crown) / Thickness 11.5mm / Lug width 19mm
case material SS (stainless steel)
accessories Watch body/original case/our store warranty (1 year free warranty)
situation Antique (used)
Waterproof function Non-waterproof
Note *This product will be overhauled after ordering, so it will take 1 to 2 months to ship.
Thank you for your understanding.

*The color of the actual product may look slightly different from what you see on your screen. note that.

*This product is also sold at stores. We update the number of items in stock at any time, but it is possible that the item you purchased may be out of stock. Please note that we may cancel the order if there is no scheduled arrival date.

All watches handled by our shop are inspected internally by a professional watch mechanic upon arrival, and are sold only after they have been determined to be genuine, so you can use them with confidence.

When you purchase a watch, we will deliver it with a new leather strap.
Please select the desired color from the order selection tab and place an order.
*For genuine watch belts and products with metal bands, the leather belt will not be attached and will be sent separately as a spare.
In addition, we will also send you a special case for the watch at the time of shipment.

●Guidance after purchasing an antique watch, please be sure to check the contents●

At Amboy, when selling antique watches, instead of handing them over immediately after receiving an order, we ask a specialized craftsman to overhaul (hereinafter referred to as OH) and deliver them after OH is completed. (Period is about 1-2 months)

Watches are completely disassembled by professional watch repair technicians, replacing consumable parts such as internal packing, cleaning, lubricating, etc., and maintaining the watch to a condition with a daily difference of ± 1 minute.
In addition, we will also send you our own OH certificate, as well as a photo of the machine when it was disassembled and repaired, as well as what kind of work was done at the time of delivery.

Of course, since the product itself is a second-hand product, there is no guarantee that it will never break, but we have taken this measure so that you can enjoy the original performance of the watch and use it with peace of mind in the future. , Thank you for your understanding.

At the time of product purchase, we offer a one-year warranty period depending on the model. Even if the period has passed, we will charge a fee, but we will properly accept repairs. If you do not have a repair shop near you, please feel free to contact us.

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