Vintage Chronosport 20 ATM Diver withBlue Dial, Monnin All SS Case FOR PARTS/REPAIR
FOR PARTS/REPAIR - The ETA 2872 automatic movement will briefly run only after the watch is gently spun face down on a soft, flat surface. While the crown unscrews and screws back down perfectly as it should the stem does not engage the movement so the time can't be set, the date tested or the crown wound (winds with no friction). The movement had been working without issue prior to the problem with the stem. At a minimum a complete overhaul is required. This seldom seen vintage 1970's Chronosport, which came from the estate of its original owner, has a pristine blue "SWISS MADE" signed dial and the original lume, which remains fully intact and emits a quick burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully. The blue bezel, which ratchets counterclockwise, shows light wear with the inverted triangle lume complementing the dial and patina beautifully. The all stainless steel case shows honest wear with no visible signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back, which may have retained its original sticker, is stamped "WATERRESISTANT SHOCKRESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL SWISS MADE 20 ATMOS" with "3006" followed by "125 17" stamped in the center. The crystal needs to be replaced. The 17 jewels unadjusted Swiss "CHRONOSPORT" stamped ETA 2872 automatic movement will briefly run only after the watch is gently spun face down on a soft, flat surface. This watch measures approximately 37 mm excluding the crown, approximately 40.5 mm including the crown and approximately 18.5 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the bezel, is approximately 10.5 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 11.5 mm. Given that the stem does not engage the movement at a minimum a complete overhaul is required. As such there are no warranties, express or implied, attached with the sale of this watch. Vintage means old and while my personal belief is that old-school means better quality and workmanship, things can and do go wrong from time to time. For this watch that time is now. Any servicing costs going forward are your responsibility. And please study the 16 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch.