This Swiss made Nastrix men's military wristwatch dates back to WWII.
It features a 32.8 chrome over brass case, excluding crown and lugs shows a lot of brassing on this old soldier but gives it a lot of character of a life well served.
The black dial is complimented by once-luminous hour and minute hands now dimmed with age, red sweep second hand, aging numbers, and bright silver outer chapter, all under a bright new crystal.
The 17 jewel, cal NVOD movement sets and winds as it should, is running strong and keeping very good time.
It has a screw-down back and is matched with a period correct vintage flex band.
Stock code: N-2
ABOUT THE BRAND:
The only information I could find on this obscure Swiss brand is the following:
JFK was given a 14k gold Nastrix watch in 1963 by David and Evangeline Bruce. He reportedly liked to wear it while swimming. The watch features 55 jewels. Funnily enough, it says it "From The / Evangelines" rather than the Bruces. Perhaps it was an inside joke and they were trying to say that Evangeline was in charge. After JFK passed, Jackie Kennedy ended up giving the watch to Aristotle Onassis as a gift and had "FALJ" (For Ari Love Jackie) engraved between the lugs. In 2009, Antiquorum sold the watch for $120,000
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