Continental vintage automatic with day and date wrist watch, 17 jewels, stainless steel water resistant case, White Automobile Co. logo

Continental vintage automatic with day and date wrist watch, 17 jewels, stainless steel water resistant case, White Automobile Co. logo

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  • Vintage item
  • Vintage from before 2000
  • Band material: Stainless steel
  • Materials: Stainless steel
  • Power: Mechanical
  • Readout: Analog

Continental 17J automatic (self-winding) wrist watch with day and date, multi-toned dark blue dial with white markers, sweep second hand, White automobile advertising on upper half of dial, heavy silver steel baton-stule hands with luminous inserts and a fancy white steel sweep second hand, heavy cushion shaped stainless steel (SS) water resistant case with brushed finish on the wide sloping bezel and short heavy extended lugs, approx. 38mm wide x 44mm lug to lug, matching SS bracelet-style band with graduated brushed-finish segments. Case has a small section of brass showing on the bottom front edge (not distracting). An attractive vintage White advertising watch in very good condition!
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• On all but a few of the advertising logos, mainly Packard from the Hamilton company and Studebaker from South Bend, the logos would have been commissioned through a professional dial company after they left the factory to have the logo applied.  For instance, a car dealership might have them added as a promotion, a motorcycle club would have ones done for each of their members, etc.

• On the watch/logo combinations that may not match up on a timeline (the watch was made prior to the automobile company being formed, for instance), what we understand could have happened is, say for a car club, the members would need to provide their own watch to which the emblems would be added.  Someone might have wanted a Harley logo on "Grandpa Bob's" old pocket watch, and would have had the dial pulled from that.  Other than the Packard/Hamilton & Studebaker/South Bend arrangements, it was a free-for-all on the pairings and you could find just about any combination of manufacturer with the different logos.

• We do also have a pretty good selection of the vintage dials that have emblems on them, but that are not attached to a watch yet.  Often in the past, a customer would want a watch without the advertising, so we would just pull the printed dial and replace it with a similar-style plain dial, then set the printed one aside.  If you have something specific you are looking for, please convo us to see if we have anything in our stock that might work for you.

• And, if you are interested in this watch without the current advertising dial, please convo us as well.  On wrist watches, we can give you a quote on what the current charge to re-finish the dial would be (typically it will run $35 to $75 depending on the dial style).  On American-make pocket watches, we may have a replacement dial in stock and could exchange the current dial with an unmarked dial for a small fee.  Most European-make watches would need to have the dial refinished to remove the emblem.
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PM Time Service reference code: PMW0420

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136 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars

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ken305 Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful art deco dress watch. The manual wind is a nice old school touch! Very pleased. Excellent service!

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aschleife May 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as described - looks and works great. Truly beautiful piece of American watchmaking! I bought two (this one and the Illinois grade 172) and will post identical reviews. Both have pretty decorations of the movement and are great! Responsive seller!

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aschleife May 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as described - looks and works great. Truly beautiful piece of American watchmaking! I bought two (this one and the Illinois grade 172) and will post identical reviews. Both have pretty decorations of the movement and are great! Responsive seller!

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Harvey Apr 8, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this watch. It is even better than described. Very fast shipping. It can be kind of scary buying a vintage watch online, since it is not a brand new item, and you wonder what you might get. But with the accurate description and pictures provided by pmtime and their wanting the customer to be completely satisfied, you don't have to worry. I was so pleased, I ended up buying a second vintage pocket watch from them.

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