Lot 20: Helbros Self-Winding Day Date Wristwatch, Germany, 1950s
October 19, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Helbros self-winding day date wristwatch
Automatic movement; hour, minute, second, day date
Silver colored dial, gold colored hands, line indices
Watch case, crown and pin buckle of partially gold-plated stainless steel, base metal bezel, strap of brown leather
The watch has recently been revised by a watchmaker
Watch case diameter: 33 mm; Height: 10 mm
Length of strap: approx. 16.5 cm; Lugs width: 17 mm
Total weight: 45 g
Fully functional, very good condition with minimal traces of wear
This wristwatch is a model by US-American based brand Helbros. The company’s name is composed of Helvetic Brothers. The firm was founded in 1913 and until the 1960s had its head office in New York. The watches were mainly produced in Switzerland or France for the US-American market. However, for a while the watches were being manufactured in Germany, namely in Pforzheim. From this period originates offered watch, which captivates by its classical and wearable design. While Helbros is rather well-known in the US, the watch is quite a rarity in Germany!
The wristwatch has been recently revised by a watchmaker. It is in a very good condition with minimal traces of wear. During in-house testing, the watch was fully functional. Long term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. The watch case measures 33 mm in diameter and 10 mm in height. The length of the strap measures approx. 16.5 cm, with the lugs width being 17 mm. The timepiece weighs 45 grams. (nlu)
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