This is a vintage wristwatch dating to about 1942. This is beautiful, clean, and in good condition. This has been engraved on the back as shown. It was likely a gift for a soldier or sailor heading off to war. The dial is original and has not been refinished.
The movement has just been serviced. The watch was professionally cleaned and it is ready to wear. It has not been polished and it retains a wonderful patina that collectors will love. The watch runs well and keeps time to within a minute or 2 over a 24 hour period.The time sets as it should. The case is solid sterling silver with a stainless steel back and it is about 30mm wide not including the crown. It is about 36mm long to the tips of the lugs. The movement is a better quality Helbros Swiss made hand winder based on an ETA 930 ebauche and it has 7 jewels. The band is a new old stock 1940s leather strap.
The total length of the watch is about 8 3/4 inches. This uses a 16mm band which could easily be replaced if you prefer a different style or length. The crystal is clean and clear and has no scratches. The dial is very nice and is depicted accurately in the pictures.
Please see my other listings... Please note that all pictures are taken on the macro setting. This makes even the slightest imperfections and specks of dust appear much more prominent though they are often not visible without magnification. Please see the clear close-up pictures to further assess the condition of this watch.If you are uncertain about any of this watch's particulars, please feel free to ask questions! Please take time to see my other auctions this week.
Packages sent abroad from the USA often take up to 30 days to reach their destination. The title, description, and photographs in this listing are the copyrighted property of Fourthstreetgoodies and are not to be used for any reason without written permission. The item "Vintage Helbros WW2 Era Military Style Sterling Silver Mens Watch 7J 1942" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "fourthstreetgoodies" and is located in Huntingburg, Indiana.
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