Although not known by many, Lacorda watches have helped the watch market in France grow. This 17 rubis 1960 Lacorda mechanical vintage watch is not only a great vintage timepiece but also a tiny piece of history. Part of our collection of Swiss-made watches, the watch is a must-have for any watch collector.
The watch is in amazing condition, and it keeps time perfectly after so many years.
Condition: Very Good.
Case width: 33 mm. 17 Rubis mechanical movement. Antimagnetic. Water protected. Stainless steel back.
The watch is in full working condition.
Lacorda watch brand
The Lacorda watch brand was founded by a French citizen, after the Second World War. Its founder, Eric Weil, was born in Germany in 1906, but left the country to escape the rising antisemitism.
He was later declared a French citizen. Lacorda is considered a French watch brand because the watches were assembled in France, but the movements are made with Swiss parts (hence, the "Swiss made" label). Lacorda reached its peak in the 1950s, since there was a shortage of watches in France, taking up to 10% of the market.
Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection.
About mechanical watches
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 which must 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.
From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty.
The process behind our brand is a complex one: restoring antique and vintage pieces, making them look flawless, carefully reconstructing what is broken and capturing them as accurately as possible so that these articles get a chance to a second story.
The age, the brand and all the work behind every product, are all reflected in the price of our items. You can read more about the story behind our brandhere.
Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.
The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly.
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