STOWA B-Uhr; STOWA observer watch made in 1942

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    STOWA B-Uhr; STOWA observer watch made in 1942

    Good evening,

    I am happy and proud to present my latest project to all interested people here in the Stowa forum.

    I know, this is not a daily rocker but it is the next important step for my little collection of historical B-Uhren.

    It was really difficult to get such a watch in good condition and it took me several month to search for it in europe.

    So please have a look and enjoy, hopefully:














    That should be enough to get an impression of that famous watch

    my best regards

    garaventa
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    Garaventa, I am amazed! Where did you find this? It looks almost new! Congratulations
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    Congrats on a wonderful timepiece

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    Amazing! It's in fantastic condition. I'm jealous!

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    Wow garaventa,

    You actually found this watch in this conditions!?!? That is a truly amazing find. I am sure if must involve a lot of effort (I would assume big $$ too)

    By the way, what are the other two "brothers" in your pictures?

    Tommy

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    I"m often struck by the descriptions given by the internet vendors of some of their vintage pieces. Now this one shows the "gleaming movement" they so often describe (and rarely show!!). What a gorgeous piece.
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    Re: STOWA B-Uhr; STOWA observer watch made in 1942

    Quote Originally Posted by tyau View Post
    Wow garaventa,

    You actually found this watch in this conditions!?!? That is a truly amazing find. I am sure if must involve a lot of effort (I would assume big $$ too)

    By the way, what are the other two "brothers" in your pictures?

    Tommy

    Good evening,

    I thank all of you very much for the compliments.

    This watch is really in great conditions, but some parts were restored before I bought it.

    The watchmaker who sold that watch to me is a well known expert for military vintage timepieces and he does all the revisionwork by himself.

    The hands for example were totally rusty, but he restored them and blued them thermically new by handwork.

    The parts of the movement were in good conditions but he dismounted the whole mechanism and put it together again.

    The movement runs in chronometer range by plus 3 seconds per day.

    The other two brothers are original LACO B-Uhren, made in 1942 and 1943.



    Laco from 1943

    See you gentlemen!

    Best regards

    Frank
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    Fantastic mighty watch. The movement is a masterpiece, haute horology in the 40's. What I can not see exactly on the pictures, wether the case is grey painted?

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    Thank you for the wonderful pics... ...
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    Re: STOWA B-Uhr; STOWA observer watch made in 1942

    What a beautiful, rare timepiece! I'm not up on all of the history of these watches and their construction, and this is the first time I've seen such closeup photos of one that has been restored. A couple of (perhaps noobish) questions come to mind:

    -What is that crystal made of? I assume it's a kind of convex lens similar to a monacle/magnifying glass that magnifies the face. No?

    -The stem attached to the crown seems incredibly thick. Now that I look at it more closely, I see that it's actually part of the case. Can you see the stem when the crown is at its most extended position? If so, how thick is it?

    -What kind of features does this historic movement have? Hacking, "sto-second," etc.

    -Very interesting to see why the rivets are required--they actually hold the watch onto the strap. Definately designed with function in mind.

    I bet that someone out there could provide me with a link that goes into an incredible amount of detail that would satisfy any of my WIS compulsions.

    Does having one of these make you want to get a heavy leather bomber jacket and wear this over your jacket's cuff? :D A beautiful museum quality piece. Surely out of my price range, so I won't ask.

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