A trip to an antique book store led us to find one of the earliest designs of the sought after skeleton timepiece. With a 235-year old design, Stauer has brought back the past in the intriguing old world geometry of the Stauer 1779 Skeleton. See right through to the precision parts and hand assembled movement and into the heart of the unique timepiece. The crystal on the front and the see through exhibition back allow you to observe the gold-fused mainspring, escapement, balance wheel and many of the 17 rubies working in harmony. The balance wheel oscillates at an incredible rate of cycles per hour for superb accuracy. The crocodile embossed leather strap adjusts from 7” to 8 3/4” (Mens) and 6 1/2” to 7 1/2” (Ladies) so it will fit practically any wrist. We took the timepiece to George Thomas, a noted historian and watch restorer for major museums, and he dissected the 110 parts of the vintage movement. Manual Wind - Wind Everyday, Water Resistant: 5 ATM, Stainless Steel Case.
He gave the “1779” top reviews. When we shared the price with him, George was stunned. He said that no other luxury skeleton can be had for under £1000. We have been able to keep the price on this collector’s limited edition to under £130. So you can wear a piece of watch making history and still keep most of your money in your pocket, not on your wrist.
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