Period Wrist Watch Black Face Working


This is a nameless manufactured wristwatch likely made in the 1940's with an original new old stock 1930's wristband. The black face with the second hand at the 6 o'clock position has a great look for a private purchase military style watch. It does have a few jewels in it so it wasn't exactly a cheap movement, but still interesting that there is no maker. The bottom is marked Boden-edelstahl for stainless steel. The watch is working and seems to basically keep time, I have played with the adjustment a bit and it is close to on time but will probably take some more light tinkering if you want it perfect. This is a very nice reenacting watch, running, has the look, is actually old, and is cheap so you don't feel bad playing with it in the field. I would wear this in the field as-is. 

Weight with packaging: 0.07 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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