Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant

Sold - Waltham 1970's Date Watch Sky Blue Dial Calibre Lorsa P75a Made in France - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant

Regular price $225.00 Sale

Contact us today via email (contact_inquiry@clocksavant.com) or call us at +1 (703) 457-6820 to purchase this watch or learn more. We are happy to answer any questions. 

Summary

From our ClockSavant Survivor line, Fully Serviced by ClockSavant, this is a watch restored for its importance or significance and not profitability. This vintage watch came to us in an estate/parts watch purchase. Inside a pile of worn and broken watches, a depressing vision because we never like to see a non-working watch,  this one caught our eye.  It’s pretty obvious why it did, take a look at it. Who wouldn’t smile and laugh when they look at the dial on this watch?  If a watch were an anti-depressant, this would be it. We pulled it out and set it aside. Later, when we were in the mood for a Survivor project— restoring a watch because we are crazy about horology and not for any sane business reason— we picked this watch up. Again it drew us into it and the deal was done— this watch was put on a cart and rushed into the ClockSavant horological emergency room to see if we could wake it up, bring it back.  Inside we found some surprises. First, we noticed that the entire watch including the movement was made in France. Why would we be surprised, doesn’t the whole watch scream artist, French, and 70’s? So we put-on our tie-dye shirt, cut-off jeans shorts, and played some Led Zepplin as we began our recovery work. We fully disassembled, cleaned, adjusted, and lubricated the movement, painstakingly manipulated its hairspring as it needed it, and in the recovery room we discovered this watch was ready to bring a smile to its next owners face and generations to come. 

Brand

Waltham

Type

Manual Wind, Date

Calibre

Lorsa P75a Made in France

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Size

36mm width 41mm lug to lug

Strap

New 70’s style stretch band - speidel style, correct for watch.

Age

We estimate the watch was manufactured In the early 1970’s

Service History

Fully Serviced by ClockSavant Fully disassembled, old and worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.

Condition

Watch is in excellent overall condition for its age. Case has a few typical scratches and dings that are common to watches of this age. Dial is in excellent condition. 

Quality Control Comprehensive ClockSavant Testing. Performance measurement results for this watch are provided below. 

Returns

14-day return period provided that watch is returned in condition received.

Warranty

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.

Sales Tax

Virginia residents will pay sales tax

 

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. 

 

Calibre Lorsa P75a French ebauche
Lift Angle 52
CH Rate -23
Amp 294
BE 0.6
FH Rate 18
Amp 256
BE 0.8
Avg Rate 21.17
Avg Amp 239.83
Avg BE 0.88

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