the new 1934 Telechron
9 years in the making. Simply our best design since our birth in 2014. We took everything we learned and packed into to 6 beautiful styles. It might be the world's best looking watch.. at least we think so.
In 1934 the second pusher on a chronograph watch was invented, for quicker resetting, marking the 2.0 of chronograph watches.
The Telechron is as well the 2.0 chronograph of About Vintage, featuring a telemeter scale for measuring the distance of sound, as well as date and stopwatch functions.
With clear references to vintage watchmaking, paired with modern technology, this is very much the essence of About Vintage.
1934 Telechron fitted on a genuine leather strap
Such an amazing timepiece! Very impressed
When we drew the first lines of the 1934 Telechron, we wanted a watch that encapsulated the vintage elegance, yet held up to modern times' need for durability and usability.
Therefore, the face of the watch features a classic leveled dial, with sword hands and subtle coloring, and combined with square pushers and a 42mm case, this watch features the best of both worlds.
A classic yet contemporary watch.
THE TELEMETER FUNCTION
The telemeter scale has been used in chronograph watches for close to 100 years, so it is not anything new. However, it is not as common as the tachymeter scale, used to measure speed over a known distance. The telemeter, however, is probably more usable in daily life, but what does it actually do?
A telemeter scale is used for measuring distances in sound. With the telemeter scale a distance can be measured due to a visible and audible event, e.g. during a thunderstorm. The division on the dial is based on the speed of sound in air (340 meters per second). Start the hands in the moment when you see the flash, and stop it when you hear the thunder. The hand tells you how far away the storm is.
Make it yours with a personal engraving on the caseback or an extra strap for a new look. Choose between our three new Cordura straps, all padded with soft leather on the inside for ultimate comfort, our classic italian leather straps or what about our nato straps, made from recycled plastic?
NEW LOOK IN SECONDS
NO TOOLS NEEDED
All our watches are made with a quick release system for the straps and bracelet. This means, you can easily change between straps or bracelets, to give your watch a whole new look. Pop on the silicone strap for sport activities and change it to the beautiful Italian leather strap for the night out.
The best way for us to be sustainable, is to make products that lasts a lifetime. Therefore we only produce watches in premium materials.
Designed in Copenhagen, delivered to the world.
Steel & Gold
We use 316L surgical grade stainless steel from Finland, used for fine watches and jewelry around the world. And our models with gold platings are of course reel ISO certified gold platings, so the precious metals can stand the test of time.
We only use highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal on all our models, combined with anti reflective coating for better viability. Made with Japanese precision. Expensive, but the key to life long quality.
We carefully select Swiss and Japanese made quality movements, as they simply are the best in the world. We choose specific calibers from Miyota, Sellita and TMI that has been real world tested and proven to be quality movement ‘works horses’ for optimal durability.
We use A-grade factories & suppliers for all components. Making the difference in all the small, but important details. Every thing from the feel of the round steel edges, quality feel and weight in bracelets, dial details to quality control and certified work environment ethic.
High quality PU leather box with logo
316L High precision stainless steel, individually numbered, click caseback
Telemeter Scale dial in sandblasted off white and charcoal with steel hands
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Miyota 6S21-00Z Chronograph (Quartz)
42 mm wide, 13mm thick
Italian suede (genuine) with Pin buckle,
20mm width 19cm length 15-20cm circumference
2 years against defects
- Water resistance
5 ATM tested (Avoid use when diving)