ARSA Vintage Braille Watch - Auguste Raymond SA


Here is a nice and unusual braille watch originally made for blind people. The pusher at 2 opens the front of the watch allowing to touch the hands and the protruding dots in order to read time. The hands are especially strong so they can be touched without damaging them or the mechanism. This is also why there isn't any second hand.

This particular one is made by ARSA, an old Swiss brand still existing today under the name of Auguste Raymond.

It has been worn but is in a very good overall condition. The case, dial, crystal, crown, are all in excellent condition. The 17 jewels movement is signed ARSA, shows no sign of oxydation, runs well and keeps time.

The case measures 32mm without crown, 40mm lug to lug, 11mm thick with a 17mm lug width.

It comes with a blue NATO strap but the white dial makes the watch goes well with any kind of strap and colors!


The watch is located in, and shipped from, Geneva, Switzerland. Shipping is done through priority mail (Swiss Post) with tracking number. Importation fees are the buyer's responsibility.
The water resistance is not tested. I advice not to wear a vintage watch around water even if it was originally waterproof. I describe the watch as it is now. I can't provide any guarantee about the future as it is an old mechanical instrument and I don't know its service history.

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