VIXA TYPE 20
The Vixa Type 20 was built in 1954 with case and movement by
Hanhart. The company "Vixa" was named after a late president of Timex
Watches France. (Timex had a factory in Besanšon until 1960.) Some
4000-5000 Vixa Type 20 chronographs were supplied.
Vixa Type 20
has a reeded bezel and is marked "Antimagnetic" on the dial. The case is
stainless steel with a screwed caseback, and, at 39 mm, slightly larger
than other Type 20s. The watches of the French Air Force were marked
with the number "5100 54" and the respective serial numbers.
Vixa Type 20 chronographs were similar to the Hanhart chronographs of
the post-war German Federal Air Force. The movement is a rather large
16''' 17-jewel Hanhart movement, variously described as a cal. 4054
(Antiquorum), a cal. 40 (von Halem), or a cal. 15 (Knirim). The movement
is only marked "Germany" (not "Hanhart" or "Vixa"). The Vixa was the
only Type 20/21 to use a German movement.
- nice lume
- clean dial
- service marks
runs fine, all functions work perfect
- comes with a handmade
vintage leather Nato strap
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