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Here for sale there's a nice example of one of the grails for some chronograph collectors, an Angelus Chronodato.

It's a big watch for its time, reaching 37'8 mm. excluding crown.

Pushers and hands are all original, but the crown is a matching replacement one, since the original because of wear had the edges rounded and made it difficult to wind with the fingers. Anyway, I keep the original one, if interested.

Watch has been recently serviced and runs and works fine. All chrono and calendar functions work correctly, with good reset to start point. The outer ring with the numbers of the days of tje month is perfectly ok: this twisted effect in some pictures comes from the distortion lens effect of the curved cristal in the pictures.

Caliber 217, the evolved Chronodato one.

According to the serial number engraved in the stainless steel caseback and the information in The Angelus Collector´s Guide, the watch may be dated in 1945, one of the last Chronodatos before the launching of Caliber 250 and the Dato12 models.

Please note the matching numbers into the inner caseback and the back of the watch, that shows that the caseback is also the original of the watch.

Only issue is that there is a small piece, which name I don't know, that should be replaced. Is the one that keeps the disc in the month window steady when it is not changing. The disc works, but stay in not totally correct position when stopped, as you can see in pics.

According to my watchmaker, the piece may be tracked in internet or handmade, since it's no more than a u-shaped thin wire.

Due to this calendar disc issue, I'm asking what I think is a very fair price for a piece like this one:

1190 euros

(net to me)

Plus 35 euros shipping with private Courier trackable . This shipping Price is for Europe. If anywhere else, then the actual cost charged by the Courier, that will be asked to inform the buyer before purchase confirmed.

Payable with Paypal (receiving net) or bank wire.

Watch and me are located in Barcelona. I have bought and sold three or four watches here before with smooth deals every time. Please email me for any addtional info you may need.

Thanks for reading. Now the pics:



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