This damned handsome vintage chronograph from the Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches sale in London on December 14 isn’t a Rolex or a Patek Philippe.

As such, it’ll only run you in the $2,000 range, instead of 10 times that amount.

At the Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches sale in London on December 14

But the stainless steel timepiece, made by Switzerland’s Eberhard & Co. in 1950, has style to spare with a black dial, red and yellow hands and enough patina to admit the possibility that some dashing military type used it on a secret mission or two.

Time (ahem) to carry on the tradition…