Thiel Mens Wristwatch WORKING
is on back order
This is a WWII era (1938-1950's) Thiel made wristwatch. It is most likely a war time watch given the style and the fact that Thiel boomed during the 30's and for much of the war. They produced simple, robust, inexpensive watches for the common man. They marketed their watches to soldiers and civilians alike. The movement contains no Jewels, so virtually all watch collectors don't care for them but that just means you get a working original watch that you can take out in the field without spending a lot of money.
It does need a wrist band (16mm) but is otherwise ready to go. The case has some wear and the crystal has some light scratches. I have been testing it and it does seem slightly fast but that can be adjusted with more tinkering. Simply remove it from the case, pull out the movement and play with the +/- dial on the one side. A little bit of +/- can go a long way, so take your time to test between small adjustments. You do have to wind it once in the morning and again before bed, just don't over wind it; they like to seize up if there is too much spring tension and it can take a lot of playing to get it going again but once the tension runs itself out they go back to normal. I have one of these in my own reenactment gear. It has been a good watch for me.
Weight with packaging: 0.08 kg (Make the most of DHL shipping, learn more here.)