1960s Globa Sport Mechanical Wind Chronograph Calculator Watch
This is a very kitsch 1960s Globa Sport Mechanical Wind Chronograph Calculator Watch. It may be unboxed new old stock, as it seems to be in great cosmetic condition. The watch is interesting for it’s kitsch showiness and it obviously takes it’s styling cues from the Heuer calculator watch and a 40’s Chronographie Suisse telometer chronograph. This example is marked Globa Sport but I have seen similar versions dialled Ollech & Wajs.
The dial is in good condition with luminous arabic number markings still active and, interestingly, the T Swiss T notation denotes a Tritium luminous paint.
The watch winds and sets smoothly. The crystal feels slightly loose with a little wobble. The inside face of the crystal looks as though it could do with a clean – noticeable on my photos but not on wearing.
The watch presents well on a chestnut bi-ribbed vintage strap with matching stainless buckle and tang.
Although the watch seems to be a two button chronograph, the chrono button just seems to start and stop the main second hand and no re-setting function results – so this watch is a flashy pseudo chronograph.
If you like vintage watches then please click on the following link.