You are looking at a 1980s TYL Yema Antichoc 17 Jewels Mechanical Watch for men and women that features a 35 mm case, mechanical movement, and a date function. The second hand can be seen at 6 o'clock showing you a steady passing of time.
The watch has aged beautifully, with a unique patina, making it a great timepiece for Yema or vintage French watch collectors. For more unique French watch models, check out our big collection of vintage French watches here.
Mechanism: Mechanical Movement.
Condition: Very Good
Case width: 35 mm.
The watch is in working condition.
Yema watch brand
Yema is a French watchmaking company based in Besançon, France founded in 1948 in Besançon (Doubs) by Henry Louis Belmont.
The evolution of the brand is punctuated by:
The anti-shock watch in the 1950s; The Yema Superman waterproof to 300 meters in 1963; The Yema Rallygraf equipped with a tachometer for car enthusiasts in 1968; The Yema Spationaute first French watch to fly in space with Jean-Loup Chretien in 1982; The Yema North Pole which accompanied Nicolas Hulot and Hubert de Chevigny in the exploit of the North Pole in 1987.
In 1966, 1967 and 1968 Yema becomes the leading exporter of French watches with more than 500,000 watches sold every year across 50 countries.
Vintage Mechanical Watches for Men and Women
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time,as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring whichmust be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.
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