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Our watches are VINTAGE, unless stated otherwise. Their capacity to tell accurate time & manage power is consistent with available technology during their time of production.

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Retro-Futuristic SICURA/BREITLING Knight Mystery or Parking Meter

This watch was SOLD on September 3, 2013 (Destination: Davie, FL, U.S.A.).

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: NA
Dial Height: NA
Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: chrome-plated steel
Case Width: 35 mm without crown
Case Height: 40 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: NA
Serial Number on Movement: 21600 A/H
Bands: leather + stainless steel
Band Width: 19 mm
Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made SICURA/BREITLING Knight Mystery / Parking Meter Manual-Wind Watch with Date display.

  • 98% Original/Complete SICURA Parts - replacement band & clasp
  • Digital JUMP hour & minute windows
  • date display window
  • chrome-plated steel full-helmet case
  • stainless steel crown, back & clasp
  • new black leather band +++ stainless steel bracelet with clasp
  • 17 jewels manual-wind movement

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

This unique SICURA/BREITLING Watch was designed & named after Carl Magee's Parking Meter, invented in 1935 to measure the length of time at which a car is parked in a given space. Just like its namesake, this watch was regarded as a "thing of the future" upon introduction because of its innovative built, design & purpose.

The alternative name of this watch is KNIGHT MYSTERY because of its resemblance to a knight wearing a full helmet, which protects/obscures most of the face save the eyes. Many medieval stories tell of gallant knights in full helm whose identities remain hidden until their conclusion! The metaphorical comparison - you don't really know what this is until you understand how/why it works!

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

SICURA built a strong alliance with BREITLING when SICURA CEO, Ernest Schneider took over & redeemed BREITLING from its near dissolution in 1979.

Schneider's game changer was the introducion of 3 new models: the BREITLING Jupiter, Mars & Pluto chronographs - all designed under SICURA specifications. After this success, Schneider decided that the SICURA brand has more potential when fitted into the inner workings of BREITLING than by itself!

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *GOOD - VERY GOOD condition (77-87%) : The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Case may show a few dings, nicks or scratches. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

chrome-plated steel case with cut-out windows & embossed hour markers

Due to its age, the case has acquired scattered shallow corrosion spots on its upper left surface area. The case has been stripped, cleaned, treated & re-electroplated so it's protected from further corrosion.

date window at the top

arched minute window in the middle

series of hour windows at the bottom

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

The colored block marks the hour. When the block is blue, it indicates day time. When it switches to red, it is night time.

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

original SICURA/BREITLING stainless steel crown

original SICURA/BREITLING acrylic crystal

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

replacement stainless steel bracelet of vintage make & quality

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

We'll be including the stainless steel band & clasp that were initially installed when we acquired it. They're not SICURA parts but are of vintage make & quality!

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

replacement stainless steel Fold-Over clasp of vintage make & quality

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

case back embossed with SICURA/BREITLING crown & seahorse detail, "SICURA S.A.", "STAINLESS STEEL BACK", "WATER RESISTANT", "SWISS MADE" & "BASE METAL BEZEL"; We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.

sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch
sicura knight mystery parking meter manual-wind date watch

Swiss-made SICURA/BREITLING 17 jewels manual-wind movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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