1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
Ref: S 7728 A

1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
1970s Near New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date
Regular price
£350.00
Sale price
£350.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : S 7728 A
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2789
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1970s
Case Size : 41.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 37mm
Lugs :
22mm
Condition :
Pre-Owned 
Box & Papers :
None
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and, therefore, comes with no original Radical box or paperwork. It is paired with a well-suited aftermarket 22mm blue rally-style leather strap and pin buckle. The watch is from the Circa 1970s and is sold in Near New Old Stock condition; as you can see from the photos, any marks are from storage over the years. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C_JhalFwjbBpvH53Z4WmBi6jR_h9FM7O?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 27:26 - https://youtu.be/g8ab83BOcTs


The Watch

Here, we have a 1970s New Old Stock Radical Kilimandjaro Blue Day/Date with a polished and brushed stainless steel oval-shaped case. The polished flanks lead to covered lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 37mm and a case thickness of 11mm, ensuring a comfortable fit. On the right side is a signed coin-edged push/pull crown. A brushed smooth bezel holds an oval-shaped crystal above a striking horizontal brushed two-tone blue dial, an outer minute track with lume pips and applied baton indexes mark the hours; at 3 o’clock, a framed day/date window, elegant slim baton hands tipped with lume are complemented by a white seconds hand; at 12 o’clock, we have the Radical motif and at 12 o’clock “Kilimandjaro” completes this sophisticated dress watch. On the reverse, a screwed-down case back with its sticker still in place above the engraved details of the watch, inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2789, 25 jewels, beating at 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with a well-suited blue rally-style leather strap and pin buckle.


Personal Note

I have been fortunate enough to have sold a few "Kilimandjaro" models over the years from brands like this Revue, Vulcain and now this one from a brand called "Radical" which I feel fits the watch perfectly being a "Radical Kilimandjaro". This example is near new old stock with the case back sticker still present and the case preserved beautifully, some marks from storage over 50 or so years are always to be expected. I would not hesitate to add this unapologetically 1970s watch to your collection today!


The Brand

Radical was a brand producing Swiss-made watches similar in design to Revue Thommen, Marvin, and Vulcain, each using the Kilimandjaro model name. They were helped by MSR—Manufactures d'Horlogerie Suisses Réunies SA, a federation of Swiss watch manufacturers that ran from 1961 until 1999. It was headed by Roland Straumann of Revue Thommen and included Phenix, Vulcain, and Marvin. Unfortunately, the brand closed sometime during the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s.