Deutsche Uhrenfabrik - System Glashutte 45mm 7J PS pilot's wrist watch, heavy WBM round barrel case

Deutsche Uhrenfabrik - System Glashutte 45mm 7J PS pilot's wrist watch, heavy WBM round barrel case

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Deutsche Uhrenfabrik - System Glashutte 45mm 7J PS pilot's wrist watch, case #51361, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel split-plate movement with a light matte finish has a number of light scratches and spots of discoloration, it is running strong so these all appear to be cosmetic flaws only, distinctive silver-toned metal dial with very fancy Arabic numbers engraved into the dial that are then finished with either red or blue enamel, imitation double sunk (DS) line is an engraved gold color and a seconds register marked at 6 o'clock with red Arabic numbers, in gold text about the seconds register is marked "Deutsche Uhrenfabrik", dial has a uniform brushing over the surface, possibly from a vigorous cleaning to remove patina as you can see a few very small spots of patina still around the edge, matte black steel spade & whip style hands.

Heavy white base metal (WBM) smooth polish round barrel case with a large brass crown, rounded bezels, double friction-fit back covers, the first engraved with a dog surrounded by a pair of wavy concentric lines and the inner cover is marked "System Glashutte" along with the serial number, and fancy rounded barrel center extended lugs that support large hinged lug extensions, case is showing normal moderate wear overall with some lines of discoloration on the bezels, measures approx. 52mm in diameter x 72mm lug to lug x 16mm thick (crystal included), lightly textured brown leather strap band with WBM rivet accents is extra long (250mm maximum total length) and can be worn over clothing if desired. This is a very unusual and eye-catching watch from the early-1900s in very good overall condition!
  • Year Made: early 1900s
  • Company: Deutsche Uhrenfabrik - System Glashutte
  • Movement Size: 3045mm
  • Jewels: 217J
  • Setting/Movement Type: pin set
  • Serial #: (case) #51361
  • Movement Finish: nickel
  • Dial Material: metal
  • Dial Color: silver
  • Dial Details: imitation double sunk (DS) accent line, blue & red enamel numbers
  • Hand Style: spade & whip
  • Case Style: round
  • Case Material: Base Metal - Silver/White
  • Case Details: hinged lug extensions
  • Case Width, without crown: 52mm (2.05 inches)
  • Case Length, lug to lug: 72mm (2.83 inches)
  • Case Thickness: 16mm (0.63 inches)
  • Interior Lug Width:  22mm (7/8")
  • Band Size: 9in. to 9.99in.
    (measurement range includes watch length & band)
  • Band Material: leather strap
  • Crystal Material: plastic
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Gender: Gentlemen's
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
  • Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
  • Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
  • All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.

As of June 29th, 2022, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact plastic crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this wrist watch for you. We offer new plastic crystals for most vintage wrist watches; you can select your desired choice from the dropdown menu below.

Please note that the average turnaround time for wrist watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; however, we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.

Contact us with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.

Please note: if you add this watch with a crystal exchange option to your shopping cart but later change your mind on the crystal selection type, you'll need to remove the watch from the cart in order to make a new crystal selection. Once that is done, you can return to this page and add that new combination to the cart. We apologize for the limitations to our system that prevent you making that change from the shopping cart directly.

Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.

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We process a very large number of watches and accessories each year for sale via our website, eBay and local avenues. We attempt to offer descriptions and photos that are as complete and clear as possible on each item, and we always encourage you to write us with questions if something is not addressed in the description!

In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>. <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

We also provide a List of Abbreviations that we use in our descriptions, as well as a Pocket Watch Sizing Chart that explains numerically and graphically the various sizes of pocket watches that we offer.
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