• 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made
  • 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made
  • 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made
  • 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made
  • 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made
  • 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made
  • 1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve - Only 50 models have been made

1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve. Only 50 models have been made and this particular one is number 13

Brand:Wyler
Model:Unbreakable
Year:1930’s
Material:Stainless steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:22.2mm
Size - length including lugs:40mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$1,675

1930’s Wyler 8 days reserve. Only 50 models have been made and this particular one is number 13

First time I am seeing this 1930’s Wyler with 8 days reserve. The dial comes with two tones, the inside cream and the outside gray on which come Arabic black numerals. At six o’clock, comes a counter for the seconds. All hands are small, thin and original. The case is in stainless steel and the particularity of this watch is the crown underneath like some JLC models. On the outside back case come the number 13. The back case open but remain attached to the full case. The movement looks to be divided in two parts, one probably for the reserve. Inside the back case, you have engraved “Nickel Chrome” and on the movement come “17 jewels – 3ADJ”. The watch comes with a brown leather band.

History

The Wyler watch company was founded in 1924, and the company prides itself on making extremely durable, if not unbreakable, watches.

Wyler presented its first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1927. The particularity of these was the Incaflex balance wheel, which was legendary at the time. The Wyler Incaflex balance wheel is protected along its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to the balance wheel. In addition to producing his own caliber, Wyler also modified movements of other large-scale producers and sold these on to other watch companies. In some cases, the basic caliber was changed so much that the movements should actually be considered as Wyler caliber. In 1934, Wyler was the official watch of Italy's World Cup winning team. In 1937 the company caused a stir by launching a water-resistant watch that was not fitted with the conventional soft gaskets. The mineral glass was pressed in between the edge of the case and a pressed or screwed bezel, the gap between the winding shaft and the watch case was sealed hydraulically by fitting the winding shaft and bushing together, in the same material, to 1/500mm. Wyler gained worldwide notoriety with a spectacular marketing stunt in 1956, when two watches were dropped from the top of the Eiffel Tower and continued to function after the fall. In 1960 manual and self-winding models from the Incaflex range became the official railway watch of the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1972, the Wyler Watch Corp New York became a distributor for Eterna. The brand was reborn as Wyler Genève at Baselworld 2006, following a decision by the Binda Group to reposition it. At Baselworld 2007, the Wyler Genève Chronograph and tourbillons were presented, and in autumn 2007 the Wyler-Zagato watch was launched in conjunction with the Italian Atelier Zagato. The watch has an 8-day manual-winding manufacture movement.

Technical details

Manual winding.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 22.2mm
Length including lugs: 40mm

Price: $1,675