FOR PARTS/REPAIR - The automatic movement with quickset date runs for only a few seconds at a time after the watch has been vigorously shaken. The seconds hand will also run when the time is being set and will continue to run briefly thereafter. The quickset date feature works flawlessly by pressing the top button. The bottom crown controls the "perpetual calendar" although this calendar is technically not perpetual as it only goest to the year 2015. Given that the movement does not run as it should and considering its unknown service history a complete overhaul is required.
This vintage 1970's first generation Wittnauer "2000" has a pristine bluish purple "JAPAN Y6404-013" stamped dial and the lume on the dial and hands, which remains fully intact and emits a quick burst glow after being exposed to bright light, has aged gracefully to a perfectly matching buttermilk hue. The all stainless steel case case shows honest wear with insignificant signs of oxidation. The outer edge of the case back is stamped "STAINLESS STEEL PATENT PENDING" with "W" followed by "WITTNAUER" and "2000" stamped in the center. The crystal should be replaced. While I normally show pictures of the movements of watches I put up for sale the case back is torqued too tight for me to remove.The automatic movement with quickset date function will only run for a few seconds at a time after the watch has been vigorously shaken. The bottom crown controls the "perpetual calendar" although this calendar is technically not perpetual as it only goes to the year 2015.
The non-screwdown crown winds smoothly although it doesn't feel like it engages the movement as there is no friction. This watch measures approximately 42 mm excluding the crown, approximately 45 mm including the crown and approximately 18.75 mm between the lugs. Case thickness, measured from the bottom of the case back to the top of the fixed bezel, is approximately 8 mm. Including the crystal thickness measures approximately 10 mm.
This watch comes on its original "W, ""STAINLESS STEEL" and "MADE IN JAPAN" bracelet showing moderate stretch. Set on the loosest clasp setting it fits my approximate 6.5 inch wrist perfectly. It likely won't fit a greater than 6.5 inch wrist. 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 14 high magnification pictures carefully as they are part of the description and serve as an accurate representation of the condition of this watch. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Watches for Parts". The seller is "twooldsouls" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Italy, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Malta, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Uganda, Luxembourg, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.