Vintage Henri Sandoz & Fils watch red dial
I found this really nice Vintage Henri Sandoz & Fils 17 Jewels Incabloc Winding Swiss watch at very modest price, it runs + 2 minutes a day which is no bad for a 40+ years old watch. The case is 38mm with out the crown, 40mm including crown, lug to lug 40mm; the Crystal Diameter is 28mm and the lugs fit a 18mm band.
One can always start a vintage watches collection without spending a lot of money there are many watches brands that are still cheap like Henri Sandoz & Fils, Favre Leuba, Lanco, Camy, Omax, Ricoh just to name a few.
Henri Sandoz & Fils is a Swiss watch brand, originally established in the 1870s by Henri Sandoz near Tavannes, Switzerland.
History: Henri Frédéric Sandoz (sometimes Frédéric Henri Sandoz), born in 1851, was a self-made man of Le Locle who in the 1870s founded Henri Sandoz & Cie., later producing complicated watches under the name of Cyma. In 1890, in partnership with two families named Schwob, Sandoz established a watch-making firm at Malleray, near Tavannes, in the French-speaking Bernese Jura of Switzerland. Their new business was known as Tavannes Watch Co. By the time of the death of Sandoz on 18 March 1913, many watches were made under the name of Henri Sandoz & Fils. The enterprise occupied a 'model factory' employing one thousand workers and producing 2,500 watches a day. Sandoz was reported to have a paternalistic policy towards his workforce, exercising a fierce social control.
Other names used by the Tavannes company at various times include Tavannes-Cyma, Bijou Watch Co., Tacy Watch Co., and Lisca. After the death of Sandoz, the company he founded went on growing. By 1938, it was manufacturing four thousand items a day.
Present day: Since 1971 the Sandoz brand name has been split into four main areas of production, due to its licences being leased or sold. This has led to four separate brands, Sandoz Singapore, Sandoz Hong Kong, Sandoz Swiss, and Sandoz Spain (Munreco). All of these produce watches under the Sandoz name, but each production company has its own line of products. Sandoz Swiss manufactures high quality watches, while Sandoz Hong Kong and Sandoz Singapore manufacture cheaper watches of lower quality. Sandoz Hong Kong products are assembled in Hong Kong using Swiss movements from ETA SA. Source