Somy 1960's Chronograph


The Venus 188 family was a revolutionary cam-switching chronograph movement design introduced in 1948. It was much cheaper to build than column wheel chronograph movements and laid the foundation for today's ETA/Valjoux 7750, one of the most popular movements ever produced.

Brand: Somy
Movement: Venus 188, manual winding
Case: Rose gold fill case with stainless steel caseback
Size: 36mm
Lug to lug: 43mm
Strap: Keepiece epsom strap
Box & papers: No


  • Dial is in very good condition showing only a few small spots. 
  • Hands are and markers are showing matching patina. 
  • The case overall is a nice example.
  • Watch is running correctly, previous service history is unknown.

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