A trip to an antique book store led us to find one of the earliest designs ofthe sought after skeleton timepiece. With a 235-year old design, Stauer hasbrought back the past in the intriguing old world geometry of the Stauer1779 Skeleton. See right through to the precision parts and hand assembledmovement and into the heart of the unique timepiece. The crystalon the front and the see through exhibition back allow you to observe thegold-fused mainspring, escapement, balance wheel and many of the 17rubies working in harmony. The balance wheel oscillates at an incrediblerate of cycles per hour for superb accuracy. The crocodile embossedleather strap adjusts from 7 to 8 3/4 (Mens) and 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 (Ladies) soit will fit practically any wrist. We took the timepiece to George Thomas, anoted historian and watch restorer for major museums, and he dissected the 110 parts of the vintagemovement. Manual Wind – Wind Everyday, Water Resistant: 5 ATM, Stainless Steel Case.
He gave the 1779 top reviews. When we shared the price with him, George was stunned. He said thatno other luxury skeleton can be had for under 1000. We have been able to keep the price on thiscollectors limited edition to under 130. So you can wear a piece of watch making history and stillkeep most of your money in your pocket, not on your wrist.