The Kelbert Watch Company was founded in 1938 and resided on 608 Fifth Avenue New York, as visible on adverts. It imported Swiss watches with QXO code names engraved on the movements. Most of the Kelbert chronograph watches, this one including, is triple signed on the dial, the movement and the case back. You will find a variety of Kelbert logo printings as well as a variety of adverts promoting their watches.
Here we have a Kelbert Date Counter Chronograph with original Box dating from the 1950´s. Wonderful glossy black dial and a 20 microns goldplated case and buckle. It is very little worn,probably still have the original Black Aligator “De Luxe” strap it was born with. When you look at the dial, it doesn’t differ much from a typical tri-compax chronograph with counters for seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours. If you focus on the sub-dials again, you will see that the bottom sub-dial is slightly different. It does not count hours but days! Setting up the calendar just three calendar pushers fitted in the side of the case. What is worth pointing out is that pressing the pushers feels healthy and easy. Interestingly is also that watc according to box was sold at St.Thomas Virgin Island, maybee a holiday pick up which has been in a drawers since.