Auricoste Type 20 for sale

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    Default Auricoste Type 20 for sale

    These Auri' Type 20s are amongst my favourite watches but they are rare and difficult to find in good condition. I was fortunate enough to buy an excellent example from Zaf at Classicwatch last year, which has been photographed for a forthcoming book on military watches.

    They all seem to have had an extremely long service life, most being issued in '54 or '55. Like mine, the last service stamp on this one is '82 so this one was also airborne for over three deacdes. As a result of their hard lives very often they are in poor condition and they were often cannibalised and kept going by local watchmakers near the airfield. This one looks like it's in pretty good shape compared with others I've seen...







    Here's the seller's description so you can easily guess where it's for sale...

    "Authentique montre-chronographe militaire de la célèbre manufacture de guerre AURICOSTE époque 1954 type 20, mouvement mécanique signé Auricoste type 20 avec fonction spécifique à l'aviation 'retour en vol / flyback' ou aussi applelée fonction taylor, ce mouvement est bien sur en état irréprochable, tout fonctionne remarquablement, boitier metallique traité anti-reflets et équipé d'une lunette exterieure tournante avec index, diamètre hors couronne: 38mm, le fond du boitier est marqué de toutes les dates de révisions militaires obligatoires qu'il a subi ainsi que l'année de mise en service: 8-54. Le bracelet est en cuir noir.

    Superbe pièce d'une des plus grandes manufactures de guerre ayant aussi et surtout travaillé pour la marine, en état d'origine exceptionnel".


    The auction is currently live so if any ATG member is bidding on it let me know and I'll remove this thread until after the auction is over.

    Regards

    Jon'.
    Last edited by StampeSV4; 06-06-2010 at 16:43.

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