Gold-Tone 17 Rubis Ankra Mechanical Watch
All gold-tone, encasing a reliable 17 rubis mechanical movement, this beautiful vintage Ankra watch is a gem to have around the wrist. Pairing a German high-quality mechanism and a stunning luxurious design, the watch is not only a reliable time-teller, but also an exquisite piece of jewelry. Just picture this thin, minimalist watch on the wrist of an elegant lady!
As you can see in the photos, the watch arrived in our vintage collection with a tag from 1982, when the timepiece was serviced in Germany. The tag includes the time of the watch work that was performed and the location, allowing us to know a bit more about its long time-keeping journey up to this day.
If you're looking for a unique vintage watch, don't miss out on this lovely Ankra mechanical watch for ladies!
Ankra mechanical watches
Ankra is a sales cooperative of German watchmakers founded in Leipzig in 1925 under the name "Ankra Kauf- und Garantiering Deutscher Uhrmacher". Ankra watches are rare pieces to come across, but they still make an appearance in the vintage watch world.
About mechanical movements
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.
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.
All you need to know about Vintage Radar
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 brand here.
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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