This Baylor Nørseman Watch from the 1970's is in incredible condition with an almost perfect mint condition multi-toned dial with a blue outer ring separated by a silver metal ring, white hour and minute markers. Sometimes when the light hits the silver metal ring at the right angle, it transforms into a beautiful rich gold colour, instead of it’s regular silver (evidence of this can be seen in photo 4). Check out the lume dots around the edge of the dial at the hour markers, as they have turned a stunning custard colour over the years as this watch has aged. Sadly, three lume dots are missing on the 1, 2 and 11 hour markers, however this does not take away from the watch’s look, alternatively it adds to the vintage look. The hand lume also matches this hour lume dots colour therefore this tell us they are original and unmolested!
It has a cushion shaped stainless steel case with brushed finish, short heavy lugs, case has a few tiny marks but really is not far from NOS condition and every mark tell a story of the watch’s past. This Baylor’s overall fantastic condition tell us that it has been well loved and well-kept after. We have fitted it with a thick brown handmade strap made from genuine leather, it is specifically chosen for this watch with lovely cream, rope like stitching – symbolic to the Norseman name, as it reminds us of rigging that was once found on the Noresman’s longships. It feels great, will age gorgeously and will mould perfectly to your wrist!
At its beating heart is a yellow gold beautiful Swiss made "AS/ST 1950/51" 17 Jewel Incabloc manual wind movement with a sweep second hand. This movement is keeping excellent time and has been tested over 48 hours for accuracy, the previous service records are unknown.
HISTORY of Baylor:
Baylor Watch Co. is not a name you hear that often and for that exact reason that is why we love Baylor watches (I personally own one too), they provide such great value for money and have impeccable style. Baylor Watch Co. was once under the umbrella of Benrus from the 1950s through the 1970s and had a strong presence in the United States as it was retailed by Zales Jewelry Company. Heuer made numerous watches for Zales under the Baylor watch name. When Heuer decide to unload most all their mechanical and automatic watches and concentrate on the automatic chronograph Zales purchase the entire stock for pennies on the dollar, thus why they are a fantastic value proposition with reliable and strong movements. Just don't tell too many people about this little known watch fact so you can still buy a Baylor for a reasonable price....shhhhh!
Swiss made "AS/ST 1950/51" with 17 Jewel Incabloc manual wind movement with a sweep second hand. This movement is keeping excellent time and has been tested over 48 hours for accuracy, the previous service records are unknown.
CASE: Watch case is in great condition. DIAL: Great condition - three lume dots are missing on the 1, 2 and 11 hour markers, however this does not take away from the watch’s look, alternatively it adds to the vintage look. BACK CASE: Great condition. CROWN: Great condition. CRYSTAL: Great condition. OVERALL CONDITION: Has been tested, cleaned and checked over and is in excellent working order. PRESENTATION: Presented in a the original Baylor Watch Box AUTHENTICITY: Certification provided upon request.
CASE SIZE: 35mm to crown (33mm without crown) STRAP WIDTH: 18mm at lugs CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel BRACELET: Brand New Handmade Brown Leather Strap.
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The watch is guaranteed to be in full functioning good working condition when it is posted from our store. For your peace of mind Wilberforce Watches offers a 30 day mechanical limited warranty for all watches, please see full terms and conditions for full details, available at email request.
Whether it be two days after the sale or two years, please let us know the issue as we have got your back. However please bear in mind that due to the nature of vintage watches, we do expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their new owners. So, no cave diving or base jumping please.