Domino 1930s Stainless Steel Pilots Watch 36mm Radium Black Patina Rare SurvivorDomino
For auction is an exceptional 1930's Domino Pilots watch with stainless steel case 36mm radium dial inner rotating bezel. The story on these Domino watches is that they were for German pilots in the 1930's but weren't marked DH because of the Treaty of Versailles; Germany wasn't supposed to be making a military airforce. This story is apocryphal but it lines up with the watch, its military style numbering on the case and the overall age of the watch and movement. These are generally rare to find; not all that many were made and fewer survived, this one is in a truly spectacular original remarkable condition. Offering up some history, an iconic look and design and exceptional condition this is a watch not to be missed: it simply will never be replaceable.
Diameter: 36 mm w/out crown, 39 mm w/crown, 42 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 20 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 12 mm
Power-reserve: 32 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 44 grams
Movement: Appears to be a finely finished A. Schild based movement with center seconds
Strap/Bracelet: Leather pull through
Case: Stainless rustfree steel with coin edge rotating bezel, fixed bars, snap back caseback, exceptional original vintage condition
Dial: Glossy black with some lacquer loss from radium aging, remarkable original radium arabic markers with a deep tan creamy even patina, wide sword hands with radium and white center seconds, inner rotating triangle with applied radium
Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): a survivor! It survived war and age and comes through to today looking incredible, case and dial both excellent, working correctly
Box/Papers: Watch only
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