What makes this Concord Saratoga (15.A7.237 /1) so rare, is that it is not only a Chronograph but a Tachymeter as well.
there are endless Quartz Saratogas, and a some that
are Automatics, the Chronograph-Tachymeter is very rare indeed. In fact,
most watch retailers and jewelers don't even realize this model exists.
rare watch also runs the Lemania
LWO 283 which provides a date cyclops
for magnification on the dial, rather than on the crystal where it
would stick out and be subject to damage (as well as somewhat of an
In exceptional condition, it's one of my very
favorite watches and only for sale as I've been substantially downsizing
my collection over the past several years.
Full service (a
complete overhaul) was performed last year by the manufacturer's service
center, so this watch not only looks nearly perfect, it runs that way
as well, and will for years to come.
In addition to being an
Automatic/Chronograph/Tachymeter this watch also has solid 18K gold
accents (these are not plated or filled) on the bezel and also on the
bracelet so they will last a lifetime and beyond.
Don't try to
compare this to a quartz Saratoga, they are much smaller with 29mm to
32mm cases and typically with 18mm wide bracelets.
This is a 46mm tall x
38.50mm wide case on a 20mm bracelet and weighs a hefty 139.80 grams...
it is a substantial watch and a work of art.
This is an
exceptional find and perfect for someone who want's a quality timepiece
that will hold it's value and, at the same time, isn't what everyone
else is wearing.Model 15.A7.237 /1Chronograph - 60 second hand on center post + 3 hour & 12 hour sub-dialsLemania
LWO 283 with 40 Jewels and 42 hours of power reserveWater Resistant 3 ATUCase Size: 38.50mm (not including the crown)Case Thickness: 10.70 mmTotal Weight: 139.80 gramsCase Material: Stainless Steel with Solid 18K AccentsBezel Material: Stainless Steel with 18K Solid Gold AccentsCrystal Type: SapphireGold tone Roman Numerals and HandsCrown Type: 18K, Push Pull, Two PositionBracelet: 20 mm Woven Link design, SS with Solid 18K Gold AccentsBuckle Type: Stainless Steel, Hidden Deployment with Concord LogoCalendar: Date at 3:00 O'clock position with cyclops on the dialConcord Birch and Chrome box includedWill fit up to 7 1/2 wrist.
Additional 1/2 links are available for $50 a piece.
solid gold version with a black dial recently on eBay for
just under $7K and another like it is also for sale. A year ago one like
this was for sale for $1,000 and it was in poor condition, with the
chronograph disclosed as not functioning a one of the gold pushers
missing (which would be impossible to source).
There's another on the Internet for sale at $1,495 in rough shape if you're looking for a more "used" version.
Price is $1,995 on eBay plus shipping or $200 discount to established WUS members direct with wire transfer only.