Dating a wittnauer watch
Instead of keeping the date in sync, it uses tables and a revolving scale to reckon the day of the week for a given date.The mechanics of the design are very simple, the revolving disc has a contrate gear on its reverse, which is driven by a pinion attached to a second crown.For a modest price it had bags of 70s style and, as with any self-respecting time machine, had buttons aplenty! A visual inspection of the dial and the movement--the spring-loaded mechanism that runs and regulates the timepiece—will quickly identify a Wittnauer watch.The date display is a standard type, which must be manually advanced at the end of a short month.It is more normal for the calendar to be set using the crown, but why do that when you can have an extra button on the outside of the case?
Early on I realized that finding information, reference material and supplies was difficult and time consuming. I am also into repair, which is something that is pretty easy to learn, but takes years to get really good at. So much expertise and knowledge is being lost every year as older members of the profession are preparing for retirement.Here you will find an ever growing resource database of all kinds of watch collecting information - the history of different watch companies, repairing and oiling information, pictures, and useful links.I've been collecting and repairing watches for many years. The following watches and clocks have been discontinued or retired.The manufacture and distribution of these models and styles has been discontinued.