If you have never heard of Swiza before placing your eyes on the photo above don’t worry because neither had we. Before we started doing research we assumed the same old story of a watch distributor or assembler that slapped a brand name on generic parts but the real story was a bit more special than that. Swiza has some real chops when it comes to horology just not traditionally in watches. Rather their focus through their golden years always centered around desk, travel, and alarm clocks. They produced their own movements, employed hundreds of watchmakers, and garnered a certain amount of success. Yet only seldomly did they produce wristwatches with this example being one of the few. With a case produced by Fabrique De Boîtes De Montres Tramelan S.A. and an ETA 2472 under the hood, this 60s skin diver carries the Swiza name well.
The 36mm stainless steel case is in great condition. The case features a black fluted bezel that gives the case a distinctively sporty look when paired with the racing flags on the dial. The top of the lugs retains their brushed finish while the sides of the case are done in high polish. There are a number of hairline scratches but no major flaws to note. The crystal does have some slight cracking in the center as well as a larger scratch on the cyclops.
The Dial and Hands
The silver sunburst dial is in great condition. The real highlight of the dial is the opposing chequered flags on the lower half of the dial that is adorned with the letters GP. It is a subtle nod to racing, without being over the top, that we love.
This watch features an automatic, ETA 2472 movement. The watch is running and the service history is not known.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Automatic, ETA 2472|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Leather Strap|