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    Identification Help Please

    I hope you guys can assist me on identifying the Stowa model I just won from ebay auction
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    Re: Identification Help Please

    You got:
    A Stowa of the late 1960s/early 70s with a 17 jewels hw movement made in Pforzheim.

    As far as I can see it is a PUW 416.

    PUW stands for Pforzheimer Uhrenwerke (Pforzheim Watch Movements or Pforzheim Ebauches). PUW movements have been very popular from the 60ties to the 70ties and I think they are worth to be collected (even if just as a witness of time). The PUW 461, a slow beater at 18.000 b/h, was only built for two years, 1969 to 1971. However, it was produced in larger quantities - it would be wrong though to say it is a bery rare one.
    D.B.G.M (Deutsches Bundes Gebrauchsmuster) imprinted on the dial tells you that the movement construction was a registered design, kind of patent protection though.

    Case is made out of plated brass, only the back is stainless steel.
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    Thanks @mike for your info, is there a specific model name? I won this watch for $120. Is the value worth more than that do you think? Thanks

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    Re: Identification Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by kwetiaw View Post
    Thanks @mike for your info, is there a specific model name? I won this watch for $120. Is the value worth more than that do you think? Thanks
    Those times Stowa watches (as well as other brands) had no model names, the Stowa Seatime being an exception. looking at the overall condition €100/$120 is ok.
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    Thanks Mike, appreciate the reply. The fact that it is older than me and has lots of history behind it plus the final price is pretty good for me. I think I will enjoy this timepiece for many years to come.

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    Re: Identification Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by kwetiaw View Post
    Thanks Mike, appreciate the reply. The fact that it is older than me and has lots of history behind it plus the final price is pretty good for me. I think I will enjoy this timepiece for many years to come.
    Make sure the movement gets some cleaning/oiling. I bet the last service was done some years ago ?
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    Re: Identification Help Please

    Hi Mike

    Im looking for this D.B.G.M you mentioned on your last post. I cant seem to find it.

    D.B.G.M (Deutsches Bundes Gebrauchsmuster) imprinted on the dial tells you that the movement construction was a registered design, kind of patent protection though.

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    Re: Identification Help Please

    [QUOTE=kwetiaw;24492746]Hi Mike

    Im looking for this D.B.G.M you mentioned on your last post. I cant seem to find it.

    D.B.G.M (Deutsches Bundes Gebrauchsmuster) imprinted on the dial tells you that the movement construction was a registered design, kind of patent protection though.
    Well, I see it. Movement pic. Right of the "PUW 461" engraving, close to the larger screw.
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    Re: Identification Help Please

    Got it. i thought it was some scratches. thanks!

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