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    First vintage watch

    Hi guys,

    I just picked this beauty, and sadly I don't know too much about it. But knowing this forum is an infinite spring of knowledge, I am sure that you can help me out. I would like to know the watch and movement model, approximate year of manufacture, and basically every bit of information you think is relevant.
    So, without further ado, here are the pictures:










    Thank you in advance for your help!

    Cheers, Dan
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    Re: First vintage watch

    It's from the old Soviet Empire (East Germany).....GUB is now known as Glashutte Original.
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    Re: First vintage watch

    Hi Dan, there's no knowledge about your watch flowing out of this particular spring but it's a nice piece you have there.
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    Re: First vintage watch

    Made in GDR it is.
    GUB and Glashütte watches have been both made by the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe. Watches have been labeled GUB until 1967, from 1967 onwards they were signed Glashütte, yours ,was made after 1967 though. Movement as to be seen in your pic is the GUB 70.1. The 70.1 was a very common movement and came in three grades. As far as I can see yours is "standard". The upgraded version had a golden srew balance. the top version was a chronometer. In total 388.800 have been produced from 1960-1971.

    For more info: "Mechanische Armbanduhren aus Glashütte 1950 - 1980" written by Werner Heinrich, editor: Callwey; first edition; ISBN 3766717197
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    Re: First vintage watch

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Made in GDR it is.
    GUB and Glashütte watches have been both made by the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe. Watches have been labeled GUB until 1967, from 1967 onwards they were signed Glashütte, yours ,was made after 1967 though. Movement as to be seen in your pic is the GUB 70.1. The 70.1 was a very common movement and came in three grades. As far as I can see yours is "standard". The upgraded version had a golden srew balance. the top version was a chronometer. In total 388.800 have been produced from 1960-1971.

    For more info: "Mechanische Armbanduhren aus Glashütte 1950 - 1980" written by Werner Heinrich, editor: Callwey; first edition; ISBN 3766717197
    Great Mike, thank you very much! So my watch was built sometime between 1967 and 1971 (because I have Glashütte on the dial, instead of GUB) ? Does this model have a name? I know that now, Glashütte watches have model names (for some reason the first that comes to mind is the Senator Sixties ). And a do you know the bph of the movement and what power reserve I can expect?

    Thank you again,

    Dan
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    Re: First vintage watch

    18.000 b/h
    Pr about 38h
    No model name, wasn't usual those times.
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    Re: First vintage watch

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    18.000 b/h
    Pr about 38h
    No model name, was't usual those times.
    Mike, you are the best! Thank you very much!

    Dan

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    Re: First vintage watch

    That's a really cool looking Glashutte! Congrats on your vintage find!
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    Re: First vintage watch

    Nice piece. Any movement shots?

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    Re: First vintage watch

    Well preserved! Enjoy!

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