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I have a wittnauer wrist watch , serial number 520556. How old is it and what model.


Not every watchmaker can be as renowned for its movements as LeCoultre or as admired for its designs as Cartier. Some watchmakers get their start simply by seeing an opportunity and seizing it.

Such is the story of Albert Wittnauer, who came to America from Switzerland in 1872 at the age of 16. Even as a youth, Wittnauer knew watchmaking, which made him a useful addition to his brother-in-law J. Eugene Robert's Swiss-watch importing business. Over the next few years, two more of Wittnauer's younger brothers and a sister would join him in New York City, forming the nucleus of Robert's, and then Wittnauer's, company.

The opportunity Wittnauer identified was not technological. Rather, it was market driven. Wittnauer saw an opening for a less-expensive Swiss pocket watch in the United States. Since Robert was already importing watches from Switzerland, including Longines, it was not a large leap to add a Wittnauer-branded model to the company's offerings. The watches sold well. By 1885, Albert was running the company, importingchronographs and repeaters, and by 1890 the firm was renamed the A. Wittnauer Company.

While Wittnauer got its start with an economy model, it quickly moved into more rarefied terrain, creating highly sophisticated chronometers. The company's breakthrough came in 1907, when Wittnauer supplied a pair of watches to the Navy, which was testing its aviation capabilities. Perhaps because of this very early alignment with the budding aviation industry, Wittnauer watches would be worn by such notable explorers as Roald Amundsen and Richard E. Byrd, as well as aviators from Amelia Earhart to Wiley Post.

After Albert's death in 1916, his sister, Martha, took the firm's reins. During World War I, Wittnauer supplied new military wristwatches and precision navigational devices to American Expeditionary Forces and an aircraft clock to the forerunner of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Around the same time, Wittnauer introduced its All-Proof wristwatch-the anti-magnetic watch was water and shock proof-to the U.S. market.

In the 1920s, Wittnauer produced wristwatches that were technologically advanced as well as aesthetically beautiful. The lugs of Wittnauer wristwatches were one of many details its designers did not take for granted, and the shapes of the faces varied from squares and rectangles to circles and hexagons, as in the gold Grasshopper.

Aviation watches, though, remained a prime focus. In 1927, Wittnauer and Longines both worked with a U.S. Navy officer named Philip Van Horn Weems, whose design for a Second Setting Watch included an inner, rotating dial. The aviator would move the dial until he heard a time-tone on his radio, thus capturing any deviations from Greenwich Civil Time.

Another influence on Wittnauer timepieces of this era was Wittnauer watchmaker John Heinmuller, who was the official timekeeper of the U.S. National Aeronautical Association and became one of the country's leading authorities on U.S. air mail stamps. Because of all this attention to navigation wristwatches and devices, Clarence D. Chamberlin and Charles A. Levine used Wittnauer chronometers for their 1927 trans-Atlantic flight (they flew two weeks after Lindbergh) and Charles Collyer and John Henry Mears used two Wittnauers in 1928 when they famously raced the moon around the earth-they did it in 24 days, beating the moon by 72 hours.

More aviators, Howard Hughes among them, wore Wittnauers in the 1930s, but the company struggled during the Depression, prompting its sale, in 1936, to a pearl manufacturer, who renamed the company Longines-Wittnauer. World War II provided Wittnauer with contracts for Weems wristwatches, as well as compasses and timers, and after the war it produced wristwatches that utilized technologies created for the conflict.

In the 1950s, Wittnauer turned some of its resources to fashionable dress wristwatches. As in years past, the lugs of Wittnauer wristwatches such as the Revue were almost as important to the design as the face. By now the company was offering slimmer self-winding watches than it had in the past, and in 1957 it released its first electric wristwatch.

Westinghouse bought Longines-Wittnauer in 1969, in 1994 Longines was sold to Omega owner SMH, and in 2001 Wittnauer was sold again to Bulova.

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Apr 15, 2015 | Wittnauer Watches

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How to set time of Casio Wave ceptor wristwatch model no: 4723


If You go on Google.com there is a YouTube program that will show You how to do this. Not sure who all You have asked but I find out by going on Google in the search engine, I have had numerous positive results. You may have to shorten your question or provide other information but I've had a 100% solutions resolved in the 15 years I've been using this site.

Nov 26, 2014 | Casio Watches

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I have a one year old berenger atomic time watch that has stopped working last week. May I perhaps need to get a new battery/ What does radio controlled watch mean? Thanks


I would try replacing the battery in your watch to see if it comes back to life. So-called "atomic watches" have tiny radio receivers in them that periodically listen for the official atomic time being broadcast via WWVB in Colorado. However, as you might imagine, it takes a lot more power to operate a radio receiver than it does to power a typical quartz wristwatch, and even with larger-capacity or double batteries, it's been my experience that these watches burn through batteries more quickly than traditional "set them yourself" watches.
An additional factor is that a watch that cannot find the WWVB signal will scan for long periods of time before putting its radio receiver into hibernate mode. So, if your watch has been stored in a basement, an interior room in a large building, or some other place where a radio signal can't penetrate, that would also shorten the watch's battery life.

May 10, 2011 | Watches

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Where to buy it ?


Hello,

Check any of the links below for Barbie Wrist watch:

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http://www.amazon.com/Disney-BBO805-Barbie-Wristwatch-Gift/dp/B002MW9ZA0

http://www3.shopping.com/xPO-Mattel-Fashionable-and-interchangeable-Barbie-watch-wristwatch-with-mini-backpack

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May 19, 2010 | Barbie 1190477 Wrist Watch

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Shorten wrist band


Easy enough problem to fix.

This article is really helpful.

http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Size-a-Watch

Good luck!

May 18, 2010 | Fossil AU4003 Wristwatch

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Second hand moving in 4 second increments instead of 1 second clicks. Does this mean it needs service or just a new battery?


Hi,

This means it needs a new battery. But if your watch is about 5 years old it is best to have it serviced. The oils in the movement will be drying out and this causes the gear train to require more power from the battery to make it move. By drawing more power from the battery, the battery will not last as long. This shortening of the battery life continues until the watch is serviced or eventually a new battery will not get the watch to run.

All watches require regular service to stay working properly.

Hope this helps,

Ken
www.YellowStoneWatch.com

Apr 10, 2010 | Tag Heuer cj1110.ba0576 Wristwatch

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How to shorten band on Rolex submariner


on mine I removed a couple links using a jeweler's screwdriver(flat-blade). Look for the screws in a hole along the narrow edge of the links nearest to the clasp. Use care in removing/replacing these screws, you do not want to break or strip them using excessive force. If you need to remove more than one link, take additional links from the opposite side of the clasp, so the clasp stays centered on your wrist.

Nov 06, 2009 | Rolex Submariner 16618 Wristwatch

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Need instructions to set ime on INDIGLO watch


David, Try www.timex.co.uk/manuals.aspx then select your watch

(if this helps you please rate)

Dec 10, 2008 | Timex 27191 Wristwatch

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