Cyma Watersport Cymaflex Ref. 2.5655 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1955
A stainless steel manually wound wristwatch
With robust, sporty styling, this all steel wristwatch has a two-part case with moulded bezel and separate screw-down case back. The silvered dial has raised Arabic and triangular indexes and a finely engine-turned subsidiary seconds.
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.
This watch is fitted with a vintage, black leather, stitched strap.
[M] Cyma calibre R.458 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Cymaflex shock absorber [D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic and triangular indexes with luminescent dots above, luminescent dauphine hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), outer pearled minute track, engine-turned subsidiary seconds [C] steel upper case with chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, screw-down case back, Cyma winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 33mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough fitted box will accompany this watch.