A circa 1960s vintage Vulcain automatic dress watch, recently serviced and gold-plated with a 21-jewel Vulcain Swiss movement. Beautiful gold, vintage Vulcain dress watch on a brand new black leather strap with a silver linen dial. Measures 33 mm in diameter. Great 1960s vintage Vulcain wristwatch. The watch is in great condition, minus the crown that is slightly worn and some normal scratches from use. We offer a flat rate for shipping on every order and 30-day free returns. We also offer a 2-month mechanical warranty for every purchase. All prices are in CAD.
Vulcain is a Swiss watchmaker famous for the Vulcain Cricket, the vintage alarm dress watch worn by many American Presidents - nicknamed the 'President's Watch'. Vulcain was founded in 1858 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, first known as Manufacture Ditisheim and producing fine Swiss pocket watches. in 1900, the founder, Maurice Ditisheim, patented the name Vulcain and started selling watches under this new brand. The Vulcain Cricket was released in 1947 and was an instant hit, with President Harry Truman wearing one for the first time in 1953. Vulcain struggled during the Quartz Crisis and the brand stopped selling watches under the Vulcain name, only producing watches for sub-brands like MSR. Ultimately the brand was sold more than once over the decades but continues to produce timepieces today.