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DeWitt Academia 1940 Chrono

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Amongst the more unusual of the reps available at the moment is the DeWitt Academia 1940 Chronometer. I have never seen any references to it here and as a gen only 50 were made.

 

The rarerity of the watch also means that there are very few images of the Gen. This makes it somewhat hard to compare the rep to the original, but frankly it really doesn't matter as the chance of being confronted with one is virtually nil.

 

But on 10 May 2010 Christie's Geneva sold one, and in the process provided a picture on the web of the Gen. So I thought I would provide a small comparison and comment on mine using the scant information I have on the Gen.

 

Not a million dollar watch but in the context of this particular auction a rather affordable one at Sfr 6,250.

 

The Gen:

 

Christie's descripe the watch as follows:

 

A large 18K white gold limited edition chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial Signed DeWitt, Genève, Limited Edition, No. 07/50, case no. NE 071.48, circa 2006

Nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, silvered brushed dial with engine-turned centre, Arabic numerals, skeletonized hands, central black chronograph seconds hand, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, oversized circular case, "Imperial Column" decorated band, milled bezel, glazed display back secured by six screws, large 18K white gold DeWitt buckle, case, dial and movement signed.

43 mm. diam.

 

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The Rep:

 

I will not enter into a detailed comparison with the Gen. I have never seen one, the picture here is not particularly clear and anyhow it really doesn't matter with such a rare watch.

 

The main thing to me is how the watch looks on its own. With an almost totally unknown small band like DeWitt there is no brand recognition to fall back on and the watch will have to speak for itself. If you like it, great. If not, move on!

 

So straight on to the pictures:

 

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AllergyDoc

So it's a Seagull movement and you have the chrono running?

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Baldrick

Very nice piece, enjoy it :wacko:

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SubFrog

It really looks great on the wrist. I like that bezel...unique.

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mbjoer
So it's a Seagull movement and you have the chrono running?

 

LOL :rofl:

 

Certainly do. Love to see the dials moving about.

Exceptions: Quartz.

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gran

It actually looks very nice...a winner indeed :rofl:

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oscarmadfish

i think its gorgeous

how much ? and where from ?

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KinCaidk
i think its gorgeous

 

Who would have thought?? :rofl:

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Baldrick
gorgeous

 

Oooohhh, listen to her, I bet Gok would luv it 2 :rofl:

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oscarmadfish

fookers :rofl:

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Klink

Gen Below is 50K DeWitt website: http://www.dewitt.ch/watches

 

"Academia Chronographe Sequentiel" (Only 99 made)

 

Excellent Reps available of this for 400+ USD with an asian Valjoux 7750

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All the Best!

 

Life is Good!

 

Klink

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