ESKA Tripledate with Moonphase Steel 1940s
Year: Ca. 1940
Model: Calendar with Moonphase
Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Hand winding, 17 Jewels; signed "ARNEX IND.CORP. UNADJUSTED"
Case Diameter without Crown: 36 mm
Lug Width: 18 mm
Bracelet/Strap: Handcrafted leatherstrap
Service-history: Serviced in 2018
ESKA Tripledate with Moonphase 1940s
This is a beautiful ESKA Daydate with Moonphase from the late 1940s. A truly beautiful and stunning example of a vintage watch with great features from a small watch manufacture. First this ESKA is a daydate-watch. It shows the number of date the day name and the month. In addition this beautiful timepiece shows – as a special feature - the moonphase. In total it is a unique piece you will probably not find again. The watch is in almost new old stock condition, running great and all functions are working well. This watch is completely original and measures 36mm in diameter. A perfect gents dress watch or for casual wearing. The watch has been recently overhauled and is running well.
ESKA is one of the smaller, lesser-known watch brands. At the end of the World War I in 1918, the economic upswing led to the creation of a number of watch-making companies. One of them was Sylvan Kocher & Cie. S.A. of Grenchen. Amongst its many brand names, Kocher registered “Eska,” the phonetic spelling in French of Kocher’s initials “eS Ka.” In 1922, the company was established in the small swiss town, Selzach. ESKA compiled a wide range of wristwatches, included manual and automatic models, as well as watches with full calendars. When it comes to watches with automatic movements, ESKA also made them with the early bumper-style automatic movements. Most of their great watches come from the 1940/50s.
This is a rare and beautiful timepiece in great condition. ESKA is a small swiss brand mostly only collectors know about. Because of the small company itself these watches were only made in small numbers.