Pontiac Wristwatch c.1940

Pontiac Wristwatch c.1940

SKU: WT042
A stylish wristwatch by Pontiac from c.1940.
The original champage dial has black Arabic numerals and minute track, black "modern' style hour hands and a subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock. The watch with a red Telemetre track and further outer blue speed-trial timer track. Watch with original winder and stop-start button and black leather strap.
The Pontiac brand was launched by Ali Kinsbergen in 1931. The name was taken from an American Indian chief who, through his knowledge of nature, could tell the time by the stars. In 1935, to challenge their robustness a Pontiac watch was thrown from the roof of the tallest building in Belgium. When it was picked up after falling 100 meters, it was intact and still working. The event caused a sensation and was a real success for the brand. After the war, Pontiac established itself as a watch of choice for sportsmen notably the Tour de France riders.
Era: Post-War, c.1940 - 1960
Movement: Swiss mechanical movement
Measurements: Case diameter 30 mm
Hallmarks: Watch case steel


All our antique & period items are unique, we do not deal in reproductions & unless stated, all items are in good condition, original and free from enhancements.

Free Delivery

We post out free of charge to the UK and most countries. Everything is insured by us and needs a signature on delivery 

Payment / Returns

We accept payment by bank transfer or debit & credit cards and guarantee all items offering a 14 day returns policy

You might also like