Here we have for sale a wonderful totally original 2nd Pattern Dial Stowa B-Uhr.
This watch has lain completely untouched in a drawer since being brought back as war booty from Germany by a Captain in the British Army following WW2. I am selling the watch on consignment for the current owner who is the son of the Army Captain. His Father landed in Italy during WW2 and eventually fought his way right through Germany to Berlin. The watch came back with him to the UK on his return from the war.
The watch number which is engraved on the front and back of the rear cover is No. 5871 and the matching number is engraved on the movement..
The dial is 2nd. pattern indicating production after June 1942.
The dial is in wonderful original untouched condition as are the original blued steel hands. The hands still have all of their original radium luminous paint which is most unusual with these watches.
The original plexiglass is in excellent condition but has yellowed slightly with age. Should a future owner prefer it then a replacement plexiglass can be fitted no problem.
Overall diameter is 55mm and 19.00mm thick.
Lovely clean Unitas calibre 2812 movement, finished in nickel plate and with 'Geneva stripes'. Fine 'swan's neck' regulation. The movement is in good condition and running very well.
The watch winds smoothly and the 'stop seconds' function is working correctly ( to enable synchronisation with another timepiece).
The strap is very interesting in that it is the modified lower part of the original strap. The original straps were bulky and extremely long resulting in there being lots os spare strap left flopping around when on the wrist. A previous user of this watch has employed a very practical modification which allows the end of the strap to be looped over the crown. If a future owner prefers I can provide a very nice German made brown leather strap which is a very accurate reproduction of the original.
The Stowa B-Uhr watches are not seen for sale as often as the Laco / Wempe etc. types. The 2nd pattern dial variant of the Stowa is extremely rare and this is the first example which I have seen for sale.
This is a great opportunity for a collector to acquire a superb example of a watch which is set to increase in value as more and more collectors become aware of these fine timepieces which are such a wonderful piece of military history.
Payment by Paypal (+5%) or direct bank transfer please (bank transfer preferred).
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