Def. a ladies 62.2
Rude of me not to reply before Mike, but have been off forum busy for last couple of days; thank you so much - your photo is much better than mine were but looks instantly recognisable! The main difference I can see initially is that on our watch the tiny luminous dots are on the inside of the hour markers, not on the outside as on yours - should I be bothered about this or is a variation in that normal? Also the glass covering on this one is immaculate - it could have been very little worn, and that would be consistent with back and sides which are very clean.
My OH may not be amused at the fact that what was described to me as a man's watch is in fact a lady's watch - gives me a perfect excuse to wear it sometimes, of course, but reading the info given by Eeeb that this movement was only produced 1956-58 is nice, as he wanted a watch around his age and he was born in 1957! Sheer coincidence but nice anyway.
so I'm left thinking that the relatively small sum I paid for it (under £50) is not too embarassing, and I have just acquired a new interest; our ebay watch list has just recently become a "watch" list with lots of Gruens and Bulovas in it as I am rather taken with them......any recommendations for a beginner on marques that are interesting but not too bank breaking?
Also does anyone know of a good watch repairer in Northern Scotland?
Thank you again, gentlemen!
Last edited by genji; November 18th, 2010 at 14:35.
Sometimes, shooting from the hip might pay dividends too!
Pre-unification Glashütte watches have rising in prices lately, mainly due to the interest in the marque as it has been doing some very interesting things over the last couple of decades, re-inventing itself. However, women's watches tend to stay less expensive than men's watches as small size is no longer fashionable, and they have a much greater chance to be straight as well. They can be bought on eBay at less than US$50 easily, more often between the $30 and $40 mark, so it might be a new line of interest for you!
Interesting what you say about the small size; both self and OH rather small around wrist so many popular watches can just look too big and out of proportion, and I don't really like thick ones (other than my Suunto for climbing) so many of the deco styled vintage ones and some of the Curvex/verithins seem more our sort of thing. Keep looking now at photos people on this site have put up - many quite beautiful ones out there...
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