The History: The Wakmann Company began producing timepieces in the US in 1946, at which time the company was designated as the official producer and deliverer of timepieces to the US Military during WWII. During 1947, Wakmann began a joint venture with Breitling to produce precision instruments for aviation. In the 1970s, with sport timing gaining unprecedented popularity, Wakmann began producing central register timers.
The Watch: This vintage Wakmann Two-Register Reverse Panda Chronograph features a 37mm x 42mm tonneau-shaped brushed stainless steel case with a domed acrylic crystal. The sunburst patter dial features two chronograph registers in black at the 3 and 6 o’clock positions, applied hour markers, a date window at the 6 o’clock position, a blue tachymeter scale at the outer edge of the dial and a red chronograph hand. The watch is powered by a manual wind Valjoux 7734 movement.
The Details: This timepiece has wear consistent with a timepiece of its age and appears to be unpolished, with the original sunburst pattern on the case, and sharp case lines present, as visible in the photographs. Included with this watch is an aftermarket black leather strap with a stainless steel buckle.