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Mortima 17 Jewels Mechanical Watch | 80s Vintage French Mortima Watch

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Sale price €165 EUR Regular price €190 EUR

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Mortima 17 Jewels Mechanical Watch 

You are looking at a beautiful two-tone Mortima 17 Jewels mechanical watch dating back to the 80s. The watch comes with a gold and silver-tone case, mechanical movement, and date function. It has been preserved in remarkable shape and it is in full working condition.

 With an impressive design and high-quality components, this 17 Jewels vintage watch is a tiny piece of French watch-making history. Like many other brands, Mortima has had a hard time facing the quartz challenge. That is why, we're excited to host a few Mortima watches in our vintage collection.

Product specifications:

Movement: Mechanical
Condition: Very Good.
Base metal bezel.
Stainless steel back.
Date display.
French Made

17 Jewels movement.
Case Width: 31 mm.


The watch is in full working condition. 

The glass of the dial is cracked, as you can see in the photos. We will replace it free of charge, before shipping the watch. We cannot guarantee that we will find a glass that includes a date-window feature in the same style as this one does. 

Mortima Watch History

The early start of Mortima

Établissements Cattin and their main brand Mortima was founded in 1926, by Emile Cattin (1904 - 1979) in Morteau, Doubs region of France. The production of the 20's to early '40s, seems to have used third-party movements in what were regarded as basic "working mans" watches. The watches were mainly sold by leaflets, in markets and fairgrounds. By the end of the 1930s, Cattin was producing over 30,000 watches a year. He had around 90 employees, a good few of which were out workers.

With the success of Mortima, Emile Cattin bought a hotel in 1939, the l'Hotel de Terrasses on the rue d'Helvétie in Morteau. This was not good timing, due to World War II starting that very same year.


We're working to expand our collection of vintage Mortima watches, this brand being one of our favorite French watch brands. If you're looking for a Mortima watch for men or women, don't hesitate to check out our entire Mortima watch collection.


At the peak of success

In 1961 the company had outgrown their manufacturing facilities, producing nigh on 2 million watches each year. Two years later a new factory was opened in the same area, la Guron. Export truly gained momentum with the launch of the C64 movement for women watches in 1964, and a slim version of the C66. Until 10,000 watches per day came out of the factory assembly line. At the same time it was not uncommon that one single customer, at the Paris office, would walk away with the same amount of watches.


Vintage watches 

Investing in a vintage timepiece is investing in something that will continuously grow in value as the years pass. Our extensive collection of vintage watches is an example of how beautiful vintage watches can be if they are well cared for and given the proper maintenance or restoration. Vintage watches have a timeless beauty that is not common in many watches nowadays. Have a look on Vintage Radar to check out the amazing vintage pieces we are offering a second chance to!


Vintage Mechanical Watches For Men And Women

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.

Shop the most beautiful vintage mechanical watches for men and women on Vintage Radar!  



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. 



Shipping information:

We offer Free International shipping with Tracking Number. The shipping price is already included in the price of the watch.

The items can be shipped worldwide, from Romania. In particular cases, items can be shipped from a different country.

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