HELVETIA 1930s PILOT WATCH 36MM HINGED CASE 15 JEWEL MANUAL WINDING GREAT PATINAHelvetia
For auction is a 1930's Helvetia Pilot Watch 15 jewel manual winding 36mm chrome case. A rare watch in the more wearable 36mm size it is a time capsule on the wrist. These pilots watches were made in the 1930's and 40's for various Eastern European militaries. Made from a large number of manufacturers they all had coin edged cases with inner rotating ring. Really the original sports watches these pieces haven't had the same amount of horological attention as the watches that would come after them but they are just as interesting. This particular Helvetia has a spectacular look and a great wearable size.
Ref #: 3803409
Diameter: 36 mm w/out crown, 39 mm w/crown, 40 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 18 mm at the lugs tapering to 18 mm (will take a 18 mm strap)
Height: 12 mm
Power-reserve: 34 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 44 grams
Movement: 15 jewel shock absorber manual wind
Crystal: GLASS thick beveled
Case: CHROME UPPER and stainless steel hinged back, crown a later replacement, rotating inner bezel ring
Dial: MATTE BLACK with old radium lume showing a gorgeous patina, Helvetia with propellor logo, railroad track subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock, cathedral hands
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10): case shows some wear but overall very nice original condition with great dial, working well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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