For sale is a WW2 Tutima chronograph serial number 212167.
The serial number dates the watch to the late war production phase when the watches were produced with nickel silver plates (unplated) and brass wheels. The watch also has the later simplified regulation arrangement which was common for this period.
The dial is in excellent condition and being late war does not have the Tutima logo. We know from copies of intelligence reports that the dial production companies such Weber & Baral (W+B) and Wilhelm Cammart (W+C) at Pforzheim were heavily bombed towards the end of the war – perhaps this caused the changes in dial production?
The watch is in very good working condition having been serviced around a year ago and the mainspring has been replaced. The chronograph mechanism functions correctly.
The case is nickel plated over brass with a screwed caseback and a ribbed moveable bezel. The case and bezel plating has wear in places consistent with the 70+ years age of the watch but has a very pleasing patina with no excessive polishing or damage. Both pusher caps and the crown have loss of plating with the brass showing through. The bezel turns freely and smoothly.
The plexi-glass is non-original and the hands have the original lume still in place. I have the original plexi which has fine stress marks in it and it will go with the watch when it is sold.
The watch has a good quality riveted dark brown (Frank Roesky) leather strap fitted which is similar to the original straps fitted to these watches.
The price includes fully insured world-wide shipping by UPS.
Bank transfer is preferred payment method.
If you are interested in purchasing or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org