DEBAUFRE – NAV. B-UHR – Swiss Made Automatic Watch
DEBAUFRE – is a Swiss Made watches trademark, owned by the former Steinhart Watch Company LLC, famous for their military watches. Because of an enforced name change, Steinhart watches took on the name Debaufre.
The origins of the Debaufre name can be traced back to the year 1704, when in conjunction with Nicholas Facio, Jacob and Peter Debaufre were granted a patent for the application of jewels to the pivot holes of watches and clocks which revolutionized the art of watch-making, a practice so far ahead of its time that it still is used today in most mechanical watches.
Peter Debaufre invented and produced the first frictional wrist watch escapement, featuring two saw-tooth escape wheels of the same count mounted on a pinion, their teeth staggered and driven by a contrate wheel. Peter Debaufre also devised a “dead-beat” or “club-footed” verge escapement, which was adopted with some alterations by several other watchmakers. Peter Debaufre was admitted into the Clockmakers’ Company in 1689.
Debaufre, NAV. B-Uhr, ETA 2824-2 automatic, sapphire crystal, 48 mm case (53 mm with crown), diamond shape crown, 22 mm lugs, orange dial, white lume, black indices. As you can see from the photos, the watch is in great condition with only light wear marks which I’m sure could be brushed out. The crystal is completely clean.
Two military style genuine leather straps – not original Debaufre.
Excellent condition, Peli-case box plastic (not original Debaufre), no papers. The watch is working and keeping a pretty precise time, but as for any other used or vintage watch, a basic revision is recommended.
Most of the watches that I am selling are liquidation or collector items, therefor I make no claims and give no warranty regarding continual accuracy of time keeping. Used, antique or vintage watches may need servicing, even if they are in good running condition. Unless otherwise stated they may need to be cleaned, oiled, adjusted or timed. I cannot guarantee a used watch to be waterproof or water resistant.
Central Second, Luminous Hands, Self-Winding, Swiss Made, Water-Resistant
|Notes||Very good overall condition, with minor blemishes|