Very nice. Interesting to see this watch with gold dial. I happen to have exactly the same watch, except that mine has a silver dial with crosshair. It dates to 1962. It is a nice "transitional" model, between the Polerouters from the 1950's and the 1960's. It still has the beautiful index ring, applied logo, and the caseback with engraving. The movement is still a (further improved) microtor.
My first Polerouter, 14K gold capped case. Movement is a 218-2 with micrometric adjustment of the regulator. It is in quite good condition. The dial can be a challenge to read in direct sunlight, so this is strictly an evening watch.
Do you have a picture of the caseback as well ?
Congatulations and thanks for sharing.
I guess this gold one to be about the best of the Polerouters. I have a 215 maybe the first model? Nice condition and function. I do not know of a water resistant case for these, but this one has original screw on wrench flat edged glass back with gasket. I do not know of another 50+ year old glass back w.w. Screw on to prevent the thick glass breaking? It came from watchmaker-dealer selling shop eqpt. so maybe a demonstrater?
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Art, your Polerouter has a 215 which was the first microtor, before that there was a short period with bumper auto. Your glass back case must have been custom made, maybe by the company or importer as a 'salesman case' to use a term from pocketwatch collecting? The bezel of it looks to be identical to a stock screw on caseback, like on mine. I need to take new pictures of the caseback, don't know what happened to the ones I had.
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Fabulous. Considering the novelty factor of the microtor I think it very likely that a retailer, or even a wholesaler, would want a display back to emphasis the new movement.
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