Vintage Favre Leuba Sea King Watch
This week arrive this Vintage Favre Leuba Sea King watch that I bought on eBay. Is a nice little watch 30mm diameter, I like to wear my vintage watches but this one is far too small.
Gender: Gents (mid-size)
Face Inscribed: Favre-Leuba, Geneve, Sea King
Date approx: 1959
Case: Chrome plated, Stainless Steel Screw on back
Case Size: 30mm ex crown, 36mm lug to lug
Favre-Leuba is a brand that go long way back to 1737 when Abraham Favre opened a small watchmaker's business in Le Lode. In 1814 his son Henry Auguste joint A. Leuba.
Favre-Leuba launched a number of innovations from around 1950, like their own automatic caliber in 1956, the "Bivouac", a manually-wound watch with mechanical altimeter in 1963, and the 1966 "Bathy 50" with a mechanical depth-gauge. In the 1960s, Favre-Leuba made its extraordinary twin-barreled movements, initially with manual winding and then with automatic winding. These Movements the caliber FL1162 with a balance frequency of 36,000 v/h - were fitted to the 1968 "Twinmatic" and "Duomatic" models.