1941 Glashütte Original German Military Flyback Chronograph

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Stunning historical timpiece produced by Glashütte for German military forces between 1941 and 1945. It features oversize 39 mm case with rotating bezel, mushroom pushers, and screw-down caseback, stunningly mint matte-black dial and fantastic cal.59 by Ufora - precise and durable flyback manual-winding chronograph. This particular piece comes from the first series and probably was produced in 1941. There were only 20 000 pcs of cal.59 ever produced and serial number started from 200000. This particular example has serial number 206747 which means that it was 6747th piece in production.

Perfectly functional and keeping time. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 3-body nickel silver ("German silver") case with rotating bezel and stainless steel screw-down case back. Fixed bars between lugs.
  • Unpolished and untouched, fine condition. Showing general aging of surfaces.
  • 39 mm (without crown) / 46 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original nickel silver crown.
  • Replacement plexiglass crystal
  • Serial number: 206747

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding 2-reg flyback chronograph
    • Ufora cal.59
    • Gold-plated, 17 Jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve, fly-back, no shock protection.
    • Serial number: 206747 (matching case serial number)
    • Service history is unknown. Perfect near-NOS condition, fully-functional. Inspected by our watchmakers.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original matte-black dial in outstanding condition.
    • Signed "Glashütte" at 12 o'clock.
    • Original untouched luminous hands.
    • Restored chronograph hands (painted).

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with generic NATO strap and generic steel buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Archive

    Category: Glashütte


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