NORMANA Chronograph - Blued hands - Column wheel - 37mm


Here is a nice chronograph made by Normana probably from the 1950's.

It has blued hands on a grey / ivory dial with tachymeter (blue) and telemeter (red) scales. There is a gold reflecting ring between the two scales. The two sub dials have a nice sunburst effect.

The case has a good size of 37mm making the watch doesn't look small even by today's standards. It's in good unpolished condition.

The crystal has some micro cracks although you have to look closely with the right angle to see them.

It is powered by a column wheel movement (high end option) that runs and keeps good time. I don't know what caliber it is exactly. The only marking I could find is 217. The only default is that if the chronometer is started and the watch stays in a dial up position, the chronograph minute hand will tend to stop between 9 and 10. I don't know what causes that. It can then be stopped and reset correctly. If the watch moves it usually doesn't happen and when the chronometer isn't started there is no problem with the time.

It comes with a new dark red / brown leather strap.

The case measures 37mm without crown, 45mm lug to lug, 12mm thick with a 20mm lug width.


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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