Angelus Rectory Monopusher Vintage Chronograph Calibre SF 15 Circa 1927 - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant
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This is a beautiful Angelus Rectory vintage monopusher chronograph from approximately 1927. This watch is a significant and well-preserved example of one of the earliest chronograph wristwatches produced. It is powered by the first in-house chronograph movement manufactured by Angelus, calibre SF 15. This watch was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant. Rectory was a brand owned by Angelus. This watch was, in my opinion, ahead of its time. Its overall design foretold the future renaissance enjoyed by chronograph wristwatches. It features a beautifully aged original dial, fixed lugs, blued hands, and a breguet overcoil hairspring. The accuracy and amplitude performance of this watch after servicing is exceptionally strong. This watch was a pleasure to fully service-- it is robust, well maintained, and well designed. This is a very nicely sized larger watch at 38mm excluding the crown.
For more information on the history of Angelus I highly recommend a publication by Fratello Watches: Angelus - An Exceptional Swiss Watch Manufacture - A collector's guide Text: Christoph Ohm-Kuhnle. Photo research: Christian Pfeiffer-Belli and Christoph Ohm-Kuhnle. https://www.fratellowatches.com/angelus-collectors-guide
Chronograph, Manual Wind
Angelus SF 15
38 mm excluding crown
New high quality Fluco UTC G10 NATO leather band, 20mm
We estimate this watch to have been made in approximately 1927
Fully Serviced by ClockSavant Fully disassembled, old and worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.
The watch overall is in excellent condition except to note scratches as-shown on the back.
14-day inspection period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
Fully Serviced by ClockSavant watches carry a 6 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services.
Care and Use
All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
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ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement
All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches. Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.