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1940s Stowa New-Old-Stock

The situation when terms New-Old-Stock and "affordable" can match each other! Amazingly attractive NOS Stowa with salmon dial and reliable Unitas 173 manual-winding caliber will certainly bring much pleasure and show perfect value for money ratio!

The watch went through complete service in October 2016.

Manufacturer: Stowa, Germany
Model: n/a
Reference: 513343 
Type: Manual-winding wristwatch
Year of production: ca.1940
Case type: 3-body, with snap-back, mixed satin and mirror finish. Spring bars. 
Case material: Steel and stainless steel caseback
Case measurement: 36 mm (without crown) / 45 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 847122 
Case back: Snap-back, signed ‘Fond Acier Inox’ and with reference number on the outer side of the caseback.
Crown/pushers: Steel, fluted crown.
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: Manual-winding with small second hand
Movement model: Swiss Unitas 173 signed ‘Stowa’, no shock protection.
Movement serial number: n/a
Dial: Stunning glossy silver dial decorated with black chapter ring, silver reflective ring on the outer perimeter of the dial, printed black Art Deco Arabic numerals, signed ‘Stowa’ at 12 o’clock. Seconds subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock.
Hands: Blue baton hour, minute and second hands.
Case condition: Untouched, unpolished. 0 (unworn) condition. New-old-stock.
Movement condition: 0 (unworn) professionally serviced, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. New-old-stock.
Dial/hands condition: Untouched, all original and mint, new-old-stock.
Overall condition: 0 (unworn), flawless.
Delivery set: The watch comes with genuine leather strap, generic buckle and original price tag! Along with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty in accordance with terms & conditions (limitations may apply)

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It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

Diameter without crown

It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

Lug-to-lug width

This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

Lug width

This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.