My first pocket watches, before I found the faszination for the brand Zenith and their history, had been mainly dresswatches in Bauhaus style. The only reason was I love the minimalistc clear style. Unfortunately these watches are from the time in the pocket watches were a discontinued model. Therefore the most movements are not really excitend and I looked for another theme. By chance I saw now a really extreme "Bauhaus" made by my favorid brand and even if the condition is a bid poor for such a young timepiece I bought this one. Here it is:
Sorry for the picture but this Diva with the big glas and low contrast dial wasn't behave like a fotomodel. As I saw the dial I date this watch by fashion in the year 1942. When I look on the movementnumber: 3365766 my lists speak: 1941. Wonderful this match. Unfortunately there must be a mistake. Look at the movement (uncleaned yet but unfortunately the poor condition will stay)
Surprise it is a 177.P . If you look on the caliber list of the Rössler book: Kaliber 177 build 1944 until 1952. The Chrom-Nickel case is numbered: 8341420. So I'm really confused about the dating of this watch. Fashion and Kalibernumber match in hole with the years 1941/42 but Rössler allowed as the most recent date 1944. In 1944 during the second war I thought no watches were build ?? A big mismatch within this aera. I hope someone (may be sempervivens ) can clear up.