Wakmann (Breitling) NOS Flyback chronograph BFG-590

Wakmann (Breitling) NOS Flyback chronograph BFG-590

Model: NOS Flyback chronograph
Reference: 597
Gender: Uni-sex
Year: 1970s
Material: stainless steel
Dial Color: Blue
Dimensions: 42 mm
Watch Movement: manual
Bracelet/Strap: WRIST ICONS leather strap made by Jean Paul Menicucci
Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch IF ordered at WRIST ICONS
Condition: Excellent

WRIST ICONS is proud to present you a really funky (thats why our photographer forgot to align the bezel;-)) 70s chronograph. The watch has a nice simple flyback chronograph movement and a gorgeous blue dial.

Breitling used Wakmann as their United States distributor for many years in the 1950's and 60's and this one - as were many others like it - were co-produced by a number of other Swiss companies. This one is double signed as "Dolmy Watch Ltd" on the outside of the screw-down caseback, as well as on the bridge of the movement inside.

This watch was movement was introduced in the mid 70s as an affordable chronograph alternative to compete with the quartz watches of that era. You which kind of watches won that battle at that time. Nevertheless hat we have here is a cool affordable incredible funky looking piece with a gorgeous blue dial. It’s just marvelous 70s show!

Watch is like new old stock. There are some scratches from storage as visible on the pictures.

As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month WRIST ICONS warranty that will be invoked from the day of purchase. Further: everything is cleaned before sending the items. We will service the watch after purchase to make sure the watch arrives in perfect condition.

  • Reference: 597
  • Caliber: BFG-590. Baumgartner 590. Mechanical handwind movement, exclusive 17 jewels swiss caliber signed Dolmy watch also Swiss Made. Features manual-wind chronograph, 60s, 30min, 12h, pillar wheel sub second, 13.5''', Dm= 30.7mm, H= 7.4mm, 17 jewels, f = 21600 A/h, power reserve 48h. the movement has Swiss lever escapement. The hour, minute continuously running, separately reset with pusher at 8h, second resettable even while running (flyback feature)
  • FUNCTIONS: Hour, Minute and Second recorder. Chronograph function.
  • CASE: base metal case has 42mm diameter without crown, 47mm lug to lug
  • BEZEL: red and black bi-directional rotating bezel with silver accents
  • CASE BACK: Stainless Steel signed Dolmy Watch Swiss Made
  • DIAL: Beautiful black original dial with luminous hands and white hour markers signed WAKMANN and Swiss Made.
  • GLASS: plexiglass
  • WRISTBAND: 22mm WRIST ICONS suede leather strap by Jean Paul Menicucci



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