R-1969

£3,000.00 ( Excl. VAT )

Deadstock Edition of the R1969!

A watch sold out long ago… but made available again, but just one watch – A freshly built R-1969 from our original stock made in 2014.

43mm limited edition chronograph that is powered by the iconic hand wound ‘new-old-stock’ Valjoux 7734 movement from 1969.

The R-1969 is designed, finished and tested in England by Pinion. Includes 24-month warranty.

In stock and ready to ship.

This product is currently out sold out and unavailable.

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The R-1969 allows the wearer to view time on both sides of the watch.

On the front, present time. Hours, minutes, seconds and date display – along with classic chronograph stopwatch registers – appear against a multi-layer, contrast finished black dial with milled, polished and applied indexes and numerals.

On the reverse of the watch and visible in full through the grey smoked glass exhibition case back, we see time as it was measured in the past, in the form of a beautiful new-old-stock Valjoux 7734 hand-wound movement from 1969.

Design

In terms of the aesthetics Pinion designed the R-1969 to reference 20th-century vintage chronographs, but with a 21st-century twist. Hence the ‘Superdome’ double bezel and convex anti-reflective crystal combination and a very wearable, modern yet modest 43mm size.

With the dependability of the Valjoux 7734 movement comes the practicality to wear the R-1969 every day. So for the watch case Pinion chose 316L stainless steel. It’s hard, strong, highly resistant to corrosion and has excellent hypoallergenic properties. As an added bonus it also polishes up to a stunning reflective finish.

New old stock Valjoux 7734

Revered for its ruggedness and reliability the hand wound Valjoux 7734 movement was (and still is) one of the most dependable watch engines of its era.

The movements used in the R-1969 production were all made in 1969 but never assembled or put into a watch. That is, until now.

Hand wound

A hand wound chronograph invites and requires a high degree of human interaction. So the ‘contact points’ become important from an ergonomic and operational point of view.

That’s why Pinion paid particular attention to designing and making their bespoke pushers and crown to provide an affirmative action and wearer feedback.

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Two-year warranty

Pinion Watch Company Ltd warrants its watches for twenty-four (24) months from the date of purchase.

The warranty covers material and manufacturing defects which may exist at the time of purchase, and during the warranty period, you have the right to have any defect repaired free of charge.

The two year warranty does not cover:

Normal wear and tear and ageing (e.g. any colour change, or scratches made to any parts of the watch).
Any damage from accidents, abnormal use/sports or incorrect use of the watch.
If the watch is opened, altered or repaired by a non-authorised person.

Ordering from Pinion

Ordering

When you order a watch from Pinion, the time taken to deliver it to you will depend on whether the watch is in stock or has to be made-to-order. This should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions.

For watches that are in stock

  • After you have placed your order, you will receive an automatic email confirmation.
  • You’ll then receive an email from us confirming the timing for delivery and verifying any options you have made (i.e. strap).
  • For watches that are in stock, we’ll aim to ship within 2 business days of receiving an order.

For watches that are made to order

  • Watches that are made to order will be highlighted on their product pages.
  • We recommend you pay a deposit to start the process and once you have processed this, you’ll receive an automatic email confirming the order.
  • You’ll then receive an email from us confirming the timing for making the watch and verifying any options you have made (i.e. strap).
  • As a general rule, we aim to build all watches within 10-14 days, however this can take longer.
  • Once the watch is complete and ready for shipping, we will email to confirm.
  • You’ll then receive an email requesting the balance payment. When you click the link, please ensure that the URL points to http://www.pinionwatches.com – and use the secure payment gateway to process this.

Accepted payments

Pinion accepts the following card payment methods:

  • Visa Credit / Debit
  • Mastercard Credit / Debit
  • American Express
  • PayPal

For the UK Customers only, we also accept payment by BACs transfer – if you prefer this method, please email so we can process the order manually.

To protect your data, we do not take card payments over the phone or via email.

Deposit payments

You can pay a deposit on some products that are made-to-order.

  • Once the product is made, you’ll receive an email with the outstanding balance. This will redirect you to this website to pay securely online. Please ensure you check the web address is: http://www.pinionwatches.com
  • Products will be shipped only when payment for the outstanding balance is received.
  • Deposits are refundable if you decide to cancel the order prior to shipping.
  • Deposits are also refundable if you have chosen bespoke engraving, but this has not been undertaken yet.
  • Deposits aren’t refundable if you paying as part of a special project, or if your bespoke engraving as already been done.
Failed payment attempts

If you attempt to make a payment online and this fails, it will typically be because of the following reasons:

  • Your card provider has declined the payment as a security measure
  • You’ve not fully authorised the payment using two-step verification (i.e., 3D secure).
  • The details you have entered (i.e. billing address) does not match the details held with the card provider
If a payment fails
  • The easiest thing to do is check with your bank / card supplier to authorise the payment.
  • You can contact us if it’s still not working, and we may be able to find the reason why the payment isn’t going through.
  • You’ll need to attempt the payment again, once you are certain has been approved.

Paying in instalments

For UK customers – purchases under £2,000 can be paid in 3 interest-free payments with Paypal Pay in 3.

Pinion does not offer any other form of credit.

Cancelling an order

You have a right to cancel orders at anytime prior to the watch being shipped, should you change your mind.

The only exceptions are:

  • Bespoke engraved items cannot be cancelled if the engraving work has been done.
  • If you have paid towards a bespoke / special project watch that is in manufacturing.

If you cancel an order after it has been shipped, you will need to first return the product(s) before you can be given a refund (see returns below).

Refund payments

If you cancel your order – you will receive a refund that will be automatically paid back to the payment method you originally used.

Whist Pinion will process the refund quickly, this will typically take 5-7 days for your card provider / PayPal to process at their end.

Shipping

We use the following delivery services for shipping watches:

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (UK)
  • Royal Mail International signed for (outside the UK, for smaller items such as straps)
  • DHL (Rest of the world)

Changing delivery carrier

  • We can also deliver by DHL & Fedex (UK) at an extra charge
  • International deliveries can also be delivered by Fedex, but there may be an additional charge to do so.

Delivery times

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery – Guaranteed next day 1pm.
  • Royal Mail International signed for post – This can vary but typically items will be delivered within 7 working days.
  • DHL International – This can vary from 2-3 days to longer depending on your location.

Please note, if you are ordering outside of the UK then you may be subject to import duty/tax.

Returns

If you’re not entirely satisfied with your order, you may return items within 28 days.

See Returns for more details.

Import duty & tax

Any orders that are made outside the UK are priced excluding VAT (20%) however, you will be subject to import duty/tax when the item is imported into your country.

  • When you process your order at checkout and enter your country, the price will automatically remove any VAT if it was previously shown.
  • DHL will handle the charge for import duty and will typically contact you prior to delivery to arrange payment. Please ensure that when you are requested to make a payment for import duty, you are directed to the DHL website.
  • Import duty varies from country to country. Please ensure you check the current rates in your region before ordering.
  • If you prefer for Pinion to handle the customs charge, we can do this but will require you to make an additional payment to cover the cost.

Please note: We cannot lower the value of items for customs if requested.

How much import tax / duty do I have to pay?

This varies from country to country. We provided approx. rates that you may need to pay, but its always best to check with your tax office for up-to-date import rates.

EU Countries
+ 20% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

USA
+ 10% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

Canada
+ 5% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

Australia
+ 10% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

United Arab Emirates
+ 10% tax
+ 0% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

Japan
+ 5% tax
+ 5% duty
+ DHLs handing fee

South Africa
+ 15% Tax
+ 0% Duty
+ DHLs handing fee

China
+ 15% Tax
+ 0% Duty
+ DHLs handing fee

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