Period Kienzle Wrist Watch w/ White Face


Period correct Kienzle wrist watch (without watch band, requires a 15mm band) in good working order. There is a crack in the crystal along the bottom and some light scratching overall. The speed may need adjusted slightly, but that is a relatively simple task, just use the +/- feature on the back of the movement and let it run for a while to check it. The pins of the band are fixed, which is common for European watches, so you need either a continuous band that weave through the pins or one that gets clipped over the pins. The movement is probably post war 50's, but the watch is virtually identical to war time and pre-war models. Kienzle is a German watch maker and generally produces inexpensive pieces for the average working person, which made them very popular with soldiers during the war. Great personal item. 

Weight with packaging: 0.15 kg  (Make the most of DHL shipping, learn more here.)

Note for handling watches:

  • Do not shake a watch! If it seems to be sticking, rotate it back and forth a bit as if you were turning a knob off and on; this motion works in the same direction as the movement. 
  • Never fully wind a watch! Wind the watch only until you feel slightly more resistance. If it stops turning, you've gone too far. You probably didn't damage it this time, but don't do it again. A better habit is to simply wind it a little bit throughout the day. 
  • Generally speaking, as long as a watch still runs its probably still good. If a watch is a little slow or fast it can probably be adjusted with little effort. A watch maker can do it quickly with a tool timing tool but it can also be done with trial and error. Very often a small adjustment to the +/- leaver inside the watch will make a big difference to the speed. 

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