1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
Ref: 7616

1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789
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$639.00
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Specification

Reference : 7620
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2789
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa 1970s
Case Size : 39.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 45mm
Lugs : 
9.5mm
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 box or original paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original integrated bracelet with a signed folding clasp, the bracelet will fit up to 7.5 inches. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is in worn, vintage condition with subtle fading and patina across the dial as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AR5_CEor-eH3phfK9enYCyNkgvUelbwm?usp=share_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 29:43 - https://youtu.be/PSYNUupBTnQ


The Watch

Here we have a 1970s CAMY Geneve Time Square 44 Automatic ETA 2789 with a 39.5mm stainless steel tonneau-shaped case that curves over your wrist towards the integrated lugs and flowing bracelet, vertical brushing on the top and polished surfaces transition with crisp edges. A lug-to-lug length of 45mm and a case thickness of 12mm ensures a comfortable fit, on the right side is a slightly recessed signed crown. The faceted rectangular crystal follows the lines of the case perfectly. The blue dial has an outer minute track radiating around the edge with applied steel-stepped rectangular block indexes that have a ridge pattern across the tops marking the hours, steel baton hands infilled with lume are complemented by an orange sweeping second hand, a nice contrast to the blue. At 3 o’clock a framed day/date window, at 12 o’clock we have the applied Camy motif with “Geneve” printed underneath and at 6 o’clock “Time Square 44” completes this striking vintage timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Camy motif engraved in the centre, inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2789, beating at 21,600 beats per hour, this workhorse movement was in production from 1969 until 1976. The watch comes fitted on its Camy integrated bracelet with a signed folding clasp.


Personal Note

It is no secret that I am a big fan of 70s watches and I'm always on the lookout for designs or models I've not had before, this is one of them and screams unapologetically of the 1970s! The faceted crystal of this is incredible and adds to the overall 70s design of the watch, the dial is incredible and the details of the indices and tritium throughout, it is truly amazing, snap it up whilst you can!


The Brand

Camy Watch Co. SA was founded in Genève in 1917. By the 1970s, they sold mass-market and upscale watches under the Camy, Cronel, Enzo, and Mirexal brands. Raymond Weil joined Camy Watch S.A. in 1949 where he soon became manager and spent 26 years with them. In 1976, during the “quartz crisis” that dramatically affected the watch industry, he was fired by the late owner's son. Raymond Weil went on to set up his own company and took with him a large number of Camy's employees. Soon after this event, Camy Watch S.A. closed after just a few months.