1940s New old stock unused Reda swiss wristwatch with fancy lugs on unusual patented Swiss bracelet

Product Code: AWCREDA552

Availability:In stock


This Watch

We have here a NOS (New Old Stock) 1940s REDA Ancre 34mm Chromium case with lugs that flare out elegantly, giving a sophisticated look on the wrist. A small bezel encircles the domed crystal. Fine minute track crisply applied to the silver dial, Art Deco numerals perfectly inked in black with confident lines. Beautiful Lance hands heated blue and a sub-seconds at 6 o’clock finished a very legible dial. Inside a Manually wound AS Cal.1238 which has 15 Jewels and beats at 18,000 beats per hour. Fitted on a Swiss-made F & R stainless steel spring link bracelet with a satisfying fit. An unusual clasp with on the fly adjustment with a push of a fingernail the bar inside the clasp moves conveniently to the next position to make that fine adjustment.


Extra Points 

Very little is known about the Reda watch co history. We purchased 40 of these in an original delivery box , all packed in greaseproof paper and totally unused! from a source in Switzerland who uncovered them from a vault safe in an old basement building in Switzerland. In our opinion The company 'Reda' were a small 1940s Swiss Sub brand , likely connected to one of the more mainstream makers. Delivery of this batch was possible halted dure to ww2, This batch is likely now the only in existence and we will list them as a multiple option as we have more than one in stock. The good grade swiss As calibers are serviced prior to sale and we will have one ready to post out in 48 hours.

This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

What an amazing find and an opportunity to own a 1940s fully unused Swiss wristwatch and do not underestimate the quantity of the bracelet too, A great introduction into the vintage watch world which will not Break the bank balance. We can also offer a leather strap option if you prefer on request.

We love this watch and are proud to have recovered such a stunning piece of design, making it available for the next generation. We like to be as transparent as possible with what our watches have gone through, and we are happy to present quality craftsmanship that means these timepieces get many more years of use!


Spec Stuff


Reference : 552
Movement : Manually Wound AS Cal. 1238
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : Circa. 1940s
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Chrome Case, Steel Back
Service History : Unused  / Serviced - 12-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty

1940s New old stock unused Reda swiss wristwatch with fancy lugs on unusual patented Swiss bracelet