Aristo news: Off to meet Hansjörg Vollmer in Potsdam
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    Aristo news: Off to meet Hansjörg Vollmer in Potsdam

    The Aristo Vollmer company is showcasing their watches at the Jewellery & Watches Fair in Potsdam, Kongresshotel.

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    re: Aristo news: Off to meet Hansjörg Vollmer in Potsdam

    And here‘s part I of my report. There‘s more to come.

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    The Uhren & Schmuck Fair at the Kongresshotel in Potsdam, a nice venue located on the bank of Lake Templin (Templinsee), was held this weekend for the 10th time. It was the first time that the Aristo Vollmer GmbH showcased their products in Potsdam. Reason enough for my wife and me to show up. My wife was - of course - more focussed on the jewellery displayed so I had plenty of time to talk watches with Hansjörg Vollmer.

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    The 3H196 (chrono) and 7H126 (three hand flieger) were new to the portfolio, simply referred to as „red dot“ models.

    The 3H196 comes in a satin finish stainless steel case with fluted bezel featuring the typical red marker we know from flieger watches of the 1940s and 1950s. It houses the usual suspect, an ETA7750 movement.

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    The 7H126, a typical three hands flieger, comes in a sandblasted stainless steel case. Depending on the availability, the watch is equipped with an ETA 2824 or Sellita 200 movement.

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    Overall, Aristo showcased a variety of 7750 chronographs in different colors, different case finishes and designs.

    The 3H123 chronograph for example is fitted with a large diamond crown which warrants easy operation even when wearing gloves, a little homage to the Beobachtungsuhren of WW II.

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    Specs

    + Sand blasted stainless steel case
    + Diameter 44 mm; Height 13.5 mm, lug width 22mm
    + Sapphire crystal
    + 5 ATM water resistant
    + Srewed Display back
    + ETA 7750 with Day-Date display
    + Luminescent hands, luminous numerals and luminous indexes
    + Closed loop leather strap

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    There are also „full polished“ 7750 versions with a fluted bezel and onion crown on a Vollmer mesh bracelet, 4H86M (black dial) and 4H86BM (blue dial).

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    For those not loving the fluted bezel but loving the „full polished“ set there is a blue dial version as well.

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    As you can see pushers and crown are designed differently compared to the aforementioned models.

    And there is a Vintage Chronograph, 7H186 as well. I already introduced you to this model in my report about our WatchUSeek Pforzheim week back in July 2019.

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    For those loving „Green“ the Aristo Vollmer GmbH offers a very special piece, not everybody’s favorite, the Erbprinz Pforzheim with white counters on a green dial.

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    When visiting the Aristo Vollmer GmbH in July 2019 I must have overlooked the "3H157 Beobachter" (observer) with blue dial.

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    Specs:

    + ETA 2824-2 automatic movement
    + Case: Stainless Steel, screwed stainless steel case back, 5 atm, diameter 42mm, height 11mm
    + Mineral crystal
    + Blue or brown genuine leather strap, stainless steel buckle


    The Aristo 3H193 features a knurled bezel with the red marker and a California dial. Inside ticks a Swiss heart made by Ronda. I introduced you to the automatic Ronda R150 here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/ari...l#post49006283

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    When Hansjörg and I were talking about the Ronda R 150 Hansjörg Vollmer conjured another model from one of the numerous watch cases, the Aristo doctor’s watch with the staff of Aesculapius and pulsation scale printed on the dial. This watch is also equipped with a Ronda R 150. Since medical personnel often wears white, this watch is also available with a white leather strap.

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    Last but not least I took some pics of the Aristo Flieger Unitas 6300 I first came across on the Inhorgenta in Munich in February 2019 (https://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/inh...l#post48274243).

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    And here’s a quartz powered Messerschmitt ME 109 with a small second at 6. Please have a closer look at the seconds hand, it is modeled on a propeller.

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    re: Aristo news: Off to meet Hansjörg Vollmer in Potsdam

    Very attractive. Love those coin-edged bezels.
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    Re: Aristo news: Off to meet Hansjörg Vollmer in Potsdam

    Part II

    ARISTO is also known for working with carbon, be it a carbon dial or a carbon/steel bracelet.

    Here’s the Aristo Carbon Automatic, reference 7H97, with a satin stainless steel case, Ø 40 mm, Carbon dial, sapphire crystal, 10 atm water resistant, luminous hands and numerals, Swiss automatic movement and a carbon bracelet.

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    Aristo also offers a less sportive watch with a Carbon dial which nicely combines vintage vibe (1950s) and modern techniques:

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    Of course Aristo offers a variety of chronographs with Carbon dials and bracelets, one of them has been posted already in our report about our Pforzheim Watch Week.

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    [Pic courtesy of tempus_x]

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    Talking about the 1950s, here‘s a homage to the Aristo watches of the 1950s:

    Today

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