NEW DC VINTAGE WATCHES AUCTION: Vintage 1970s Sicura Manual Jump Hour Watch, w/Crown & Buckle Leather NATO Strap
DC Vintage Watches presents for bid a beautiful pre-loved vintage mid-1970’s 24-hour Sicura Jump Hour manual windwatch, which keeps accurate time for a vintage watch (within a one to two minute tolerance), presented on a Crown and Buckle leather NATO strap. This 24-hour register Sicura jump hour has a date display, and its second hand is represented by an red and white “propeller” in the center of the watch. The jump hour is a century-old movement design, made famous by Cartier in the 1930’s, and the design is rather rare today. The Sicura jump hour is by far the best known horizontal integration time piece from the 1970’s time period.
While many are quick to state that Sicura’s during this time period were manufactured by Breitling, the truth is the two watch companies were merely owned by the same man, Ernest Schieder (of Sicura) - but operated separately. That said, Sicura – through its purchase of the defunct Breitling brand - did succeed in saving Breitling from bankruptcy during this time period!