Cyma Cymaflex Ref. 1-5636 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1955
A steel and chrome mid-sized steel manually wound wristwatch
In outstanding original condition, this watch appears to be almost unused and is fitted with its original light grey stitched vintage leather strap with signed Cyma pin buckle. The dial retains an excellent lustre and has raised gilded hour indexes and a finely gilded and pearled minute track. The watch is also accompanied by a Cymaflex swing tag.
The Cyma watch company was part of the larger Tavannes Watch Co. which had factories and offices in Switzerland at Tavannes, La Chaux de Fonds, La Joux, Le Locle, Geneva and Neuchatel. Vintage Cyma advertisements claimed that it was founded in 1862 under the company name Schwob Frères. Tavannes itself was founded in the town of the same name by Henri Sandoz in 1891. Cymaflex (as indicated on the dial of this watch) was introduced by Cyma in 1939 as a protective device fitted over the balance to help absorb shocks, in a similar way to the Incabloc and Kif systems.
[M] Cyma calibre R.458 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, Cymaflex shock protection, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic and triangular indexes, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, gilded dauphine hands [C] steel case with polished finish, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, satin finished snap-on case back, Cyma winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30mm
Length including lugs: 37mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16mm
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