This is a unique 80s mechanical Pratina 17 rubis men's watch. A very rare piece, of great value. Featuring a silver-tone stainless steel case with impressive color touches, this antique Pratina men's watch is the perfect gift accessory for vintage watch hunters.
Condition: Very Good.
Case diameter: 35 mm. Antimagnetic. Water-resistant. Stainless steel back. 17 Rubis. Antichoc.
The watch is in full working condition.
VINTAGE PRATINA WATCHES
Pratina watches are rare timepieces to come by. The Pratina brand used to be part of the Swiss watchmaking company called Alpina. We are proud that we managed to track down some vintage Pratina watch models for our vintage collection here on Vintage Radar. If you're interested in a Pratina watch model, ours are fully functional and restored as well as possible, to beautifully tell a new story of time, on your wrist.
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 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.
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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