Wittnauer “242T” Professional Chronograph


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For sale is a Wittnauer Professional Chronograph, circa 1960s. Widely known for its use by NASA, the Wittnauer Professional Chronograph, Ref. 242T, was tested for use in space, a contract that we know eventually go to Omega. Powered by a Valjoux 72 and housed in a 38mm case, this watch is a darling in the vintage world, and rightfully so.

This Wittnauer 242T chronograph is in excellent vintage condition. The case has been polished, but the lugs are still thick, and the original bevels can still be seen. The dial is overall in very good condition, with no flaws visible, and no paint loss whatsoever (a major problem with these watches, particularly along the chapter ring). The original lume is still present and in-tact in both the hands and dial, aged to a pale yellow.

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