Steinhausen 21J automatic (self-winding) moon phases with quickset day, date & calendar grade TW381G wrist watch #SH09371, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel fancy plate layout movement with bold red ruby jewels, mint off-white metal dial with black Roman numerals, black Arabic 5 minute markers and black hash minute markers has a date aperture at 3 o'clock and registers at 12, 6 & 9 o'clock, date aperture is set with a small magnifying glass and displays black Arabic numbers on a white background, register at 12 displays the month, register at 9 displays the day and register at 6 is marked in even numbers 2-24 and has a fancy aperture to display a multi-colored moon phases design, black steel wedge style skeletonized hands with luminous inserts at the tips and a black sweep second hand tipped with a diamond-shaped luminous accent, each of the register hands is a fancy wedge style set with matching luminous inserts.
Impressive yellow base metal (YBM) round water-resistant case with a brushed finish on the barrel frame and heavy center extended lugs, rounded smooth polish bezel supporting a slightly domed glass crystal is marked on the interior with a Tachymeter scale, glass back display to view the movement, screw-down crown with heavy extended shoulders and push buttons at 2 & 4 o'clock to adjust the month and day, both push buttons still have a dark blue protective latex covering, case is in like new condition and may never have been worn as it still has protective plastic covers on both the front and back of the watch, measures approx. 39mm in diameter x 50mm lug to lug x 14mm thick (crystal included), deeply textured padded dark brown leather strap band has fancy YBM lug bars set on each side.
This watch also comes with a black wood Steinhausen box with gold text and a black velvet and foam interior, original instruction booklet, warranty card and a replacement black leather band. A very high quality and attractive modern mechanical movement watch styled after vintage designs in like new condition!
- Age Description:
- Jewels: 0721J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: TW381G
- Serial #: SH09371
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: day display, date display, calendar function, fancy plate layout, moon phases display, quickset
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: ivory/off-white
- Hand Style:
skeletonized - luminous
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow
- Case Details: water resistant (WR), display case back, screw-down crown
Case Width, without crown:
39mm (1.54 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
50mm (1.97 inches)
14mm (0.55 inches)
8in. to 8.99in.
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: glass
- Box Info: black wood Steinhausen box
- Misc. Info: black leather replacement band
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 March 30th, 2023, 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.
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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