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    Atlantic Jet Super - Opinion

    I know little of the Atlantic brand but...I like this one. Opinions? Original or redial? Everything look legit?

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    Re: Atlantic Jet Super - Opinion

    Looks original; very nice AS movement; all steel case; nice condition.

    Nice watch!

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    Early to mid 1950s, judging by the logo, case back markings and the second hand.

    Since you don't know much about the brand, allow me to illuminate you in that respect.
    Atlantic was a brand of Eduard Kummer of Bettlach, and to be precise, one of many companies owned by the holding founded by Kummer. Atlantic was pretty much at the top of all of the holding's brands - the watches were really decent, mostly featuring screw-in back waterproof cases and adjusted movements, with, if my memory serves me well, a minimum of two adjustments. In terms of any actual achievements, they have done quite a lot in terms of developing the date quickset function (not that they made a lot of watches with date - they were apparently living off of licensing it to other manufacturers).

    They were once present on many markets, but their primary ones were Sweden (yours, given its model name in Swedish, was obviously made to be sold there) and Eastern Europe. They were one of the few brands which have apparently struck a deal with the authorities of the satellite states of the USSR within the Eastern Bloc, so they surface mostly within countries once part of the Comecon.
    Mostly in Poland, though - which was Atlantic's largest market. At some point, they have been available hardly anywhere except Poland. Sadly, most of the pieces found there and in other countries once part of the Eastern Bloc are usually in plated cases. Steel case specimens were mostly made for the Swedish market alright, as well as West German. The plated cases weren't the height of durability, so most of these are either knackered or replated. Which is not surprising, really, given that in the Eastern Bloc people rarely owned multiple watches, so these often were their owners' only watches, daily beaters worn on all occasions and in all conditions.

    The Worldmasters had three different "language versions", i.e. Worldmaster, Weltmeister and Varldsmastarur, but I also know of two versions of the collection not signed Worldmaster - Speedway and Milano. Some Worldmasters were also available as "co-signed" models, i.e. with a version name in addition to the Worldmaster collection name on the dial. One I can immediately think of is the Extra Prima - I don't think I've ever seen a Jet Super before.

    You're lucky to have one in stainless steel - wish I could get my hands on one. Will have to wait, though, as I'm saving up for an Omega - the cal. 30 T2 itch needs scratching, badly.
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    Re: Atlantic Jet Super - Opinion

    You sir are a wealth of knowledge as always. Thank you!
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    Re: Atlantic Jet Super - Opinion

    That was the seller's pictures.....now the reality. I don't use any filters or adjustments to my pictures....

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    It came with no strap as per the listing...which is fine as some watches I get I wish did not have the strap on them based on condition.

    The case is not over polished and all the edges are good. Back is nice and clean too.

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    Movement is clean and running well.

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    The case back has a serial in it. Along with a couple of watchmaker marks.

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    Usually the marks are just gibberish to me....but this one is good to make out. C/O 8/17. The seller said it was recently cleaned and oiled. Aug of this year is great.

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