Mr. walmann started his watch business in Portugal representing several high-end European watch brands. Due to the shortage of watch production during the Second World War in the United States, the government took action and supported the American watch industry through the Swiss Watch Import Act and the U.S. Department of Commerce. At that time, the visionary Mr. Walmann saw an excellent opportunity to start his professional watch business in America and established his Wakman Watch Company in New York City in 1946.

Their Wakmann chronograph triple calendar model is the perfect example of a vintage seventies chronograph: 38 mm diameter, steel case, date representation by hand, annual calendar and inverted panda dial. The combination of pushers and calendar buttons stretching across the width and the long lugs certainly gives this watch a much larger appearance without compromising comfort on the wrist. The red chronograph hand adds a nice touch of color, and we love the triple calendar design with the crescent-shaped calendar hand.

It’s amazing that such a cool watch has gone unnoticed until relatively recently, and this one is sure to catch the eye of any discerning collector.

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