Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1950s and is sold in worn, vintage condition, the watch is in fair condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Cyma was founded in 1862 by the brother's Joseph Schwob and Theodore Schwob, in the town of Le Locle Switzerland. In 1871, Henri Sandoz established Sandoz & Cie in Le Locle. Sandoz moved to Tavannes in 1891, just North of Biel where he manufactured highly desirable repeaters and chronographs. Sandoz soon saw the potential of Cyma forming a business relationship with the Schwob brothers and Cyma was officially registered in 1903. In 1943, Cyma unveiled its first automatic wristwatch, endowed with a 420 caliber featuring a unidirectional rotor. In 1966 the company was bought by the ASUAG Chronos Holding and production continued under their Synchron group in 1968. Cyma became a sister company to Doxa and Ernest Borel throughout the 1970s. The company is currently owned by Stelux International Ltd, a Hong Kong holding firm that invests in jewellery and watches. When Cyma introduced the Navystar collection it had more than 20 international patents which included innovations in its ability to resist shocks such as immersion, under particularly demanding circumstances.
Here we have a classic 1950s CYMA Navystar Cymaflex Manually Wound 2-5678-6. The 34mm stainless steel case gently curves over your wrist with tapered lugs. A lug to lug length of 41mm and a thickness of 8.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side, is a signed crown. The fine bezel holds a domed crystal above the dial with an even patina. Applied decorative dagger indexes with an Arabic 12 and 6 mark the hours. Dauphine’s hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping seconds hand. At 12 o’clock the Cyma motif. Text is precisely printed. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound CYMA Cal. R459, 17 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an appropriate 18mm leather strap.
Finding great and original vintage watches under £300 is getting harder and harder so when we find something as great as this and can offer it under £300 we jump at the opportunity! We truly believe incredible value and great-looking vintage watches can still be had, so why not stock them and give some of you the opportunity to get into vintage without breaking the bank!