I found this on another watch forum. May I know if this is legit? Thank you!
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Looks fake to me. Is there anything engraved on the movement or caseback?
That movement looks suspicious... Could it be that it's a swapped movement, for something cheaper,smaller ?
This is a Glashütte watch from the times under Soviet control (GDR - German Democratic Republic), not to be mixed up with the old Glashütte before the end of World War II, nor the times following the re-unification in 1990. With all due respect, but one can not care a pap if a GDR Glashütte watch, made under Soviet control for the GDR- and Comecon mass market, with some exports to the lower end West German market, is legit or not. I doubt that anyone would be tempted to fake a Glashütte from that GDR period. But independant from that, I guess it is legit. A franken GDR Glashütte would be too much honor given to such a modest effort of watchmaking.
Could be this movement
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: GUB 09-20
Seems fine to me: some manufacturers put smaller women's watch movements into men's cases, often they do not have second hand. The watch case appears to have been built for this movement, rather than having a large spacer to take up the slack between a larger movement and the installed smaller movement.
It does look like the 09-20
further comments here
One thing I've learned in a few months of really reading a lot on vintage Glashutte/GUB is that expecting watch to be perfectly untouched/original is completely unrealistic. There are always adjustments or "marriages" of some kind - some done early in the lifetime of the watch (by necessity) and some done much later.
I have learned a lot from Mike Stuffler on here, just saying!
Looks genuine to me- at some point GUB made these "dress" watches with a small, ladies' watch movement inside (in the 1960s and 1970s, quite a lot of companies did the same thing).
What GUB Glashütte did was a sensible thing: if there's a need for slimmer dress watches they could have used existing stocks of women's watch movements, with the coincidental advantage of making the watch appearing slimmer, for the edges can be made to be comparatively thinner. As I am more familiar with the Russian/Belarussian industries, Slava, among others, did the same thing, and Luch is still doing it.
absolutely authentic,had 15 or so of these with the small ladies movement, dont mix up the socialist Glashutte with todays Glashutte original....it was a cheap watch of course for the masses but the interesting thing is that I never saw a broken one except missing crown and similar, good socialist era tech hehe