HELVETIA Vintage WWII German Officer’s Wrist Watch



Historical WWII Time HELVETIA WRIST WATCH. Offered here is this mechanical movement Rare wrist Watch with antishock balans and waterproof. These were manufactured according to given specifications by many Swiss producers and retailers (Arsa, Helios, Minerva, Record, Silvana, Titus...). It was made in 1940'th. The wristwatch had shock resistant. The dial was white with a small second hand with radium digits and hands. The watches were partly deployed and written into the officers book, and also sold to army staff. The German Army had special pocket and wristwatches for their officers and special functions. (Deutsches Heer - german) - the German Army. Letters DH designated the watches made in Switzerland under the military order for Germany during the Second World War. For Germans such watches were produced and retailed: ARSA (Auguste Reimond), Alpina, Mulco, Titus, Minerva, Record, Zenith, Silvana, Helvetia, Longines. And also (mixed up with German): Buren, Doxa, Dogma, Glycine, Mimo, Phenix, Record watch Co., Recta, Para, Leonidas, Revue, Tritona, Wagner, B.W.C., Grana, Helios, Moeris, Helma, Siegerin, Vogele, Zentra, Laco, Stowa ,Wempe, IWC, A. Lange & Sohne, Hanhart, Glashutte. This watch is near: 21mm - diameter is dial, 28mm - wide case, 31mm - wide with crown, 34mm - long from lug to lug, 9mm - thickness, 18mm - band size; It is in perfect working order and in very good cosmetical condition. Twice signed "HELVETIA" on the dial, on the movement. MECHANISM: Manual wind mechanism powered 15 ruby jewels. Excellent working , very clean.This beautiful military wristwatch has the original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. BAND: Original old type genuine leather strap 18mm size. ABOUT WATCH: EXCELLENT working, rare, vintage and collectible. Very good cosmetic condition. This is the typical design of a German WWII watch of the time: black dial, arabic numerals, stainless steel screwed back case and shock resistant movement. Watches like this one were given out for a military purpose, the soldier would need a good watch in his function. These unique watch were kept till our time in excellent condition. Some facts about Helvetia: Helvetia was a tradename registered by Omega but, was also a tradename used by the General Watch Company, a company originally started by the Brandt Brothers of Omega in Bienne, Faucon 18, Switzerland. From the many watches found and general history available, it appears that they were in business from at least 1885. The company was still going in the 1950’s when they were supplying movements to Elgin in Mexico and was still listed in the 1970's. Very rare and a pride for every collector! UNIQUE AND RARE TYPE OF WATCHES VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE MILITARY WRISTWATCH VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK Getting such thing you do good capital investment. Every year the price for them will increase only! This thing also can be a good gift or a personal worthy subject for you. A nice addition to your vintage Wrist Watch, or Watch Collection or WWII Collection. Thank you for bidding and good luck! See my other auctions. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches: All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). - Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. - Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. - If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. - If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. - Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. - When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. - If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only (i.e. for minutes, NOT hours). - Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. - Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. - IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. - To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. - Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. - Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. - Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BIDDING: Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking (the balance moving freely etc.). It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable). Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen. Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time. Return policy: I guarantee you complete satisfaction with all my high quality products. If you receive an item you did not order or if an item you ordered is received damaged or defective, I will refund you the price you paid for it or replace it with identical one. If you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact me, and it will be a pleasure to discuss with you to resolve the situation. Free Shipping: Shipping internationally by registerred air mail. Delivery takes as a usual 10-14 working days. (Some times it takes little more) Professionally carefully packages. Powered by eBay Turbo ListerThe free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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