At the outbreak of WW2, navigator and pilot watches were put into full production. The German government contracted many manufacturers to build pilot chronographs, with the two most popular being Uhrenfabrik AG Tutima of Glashutte, and Hanhart of Schwenningen. Both similar in appearance, several variants were produced. Some variations include a Gold Gilded Movement, and Rotating Bezels with either a red line or arrow.With the chronograph function, the pilot was able to calculate precise time in 30 minute intervals. The requirements for this watch were black dials for clear visibility, luminous hands, and Arabic numerals. Backs were to be screwed, in order to prevent dirt and moisture from entered the case.
Tutima production began in 1941, and it featured an UROFA 59 calibre movement with 17 jewels. Earlier models also features shock protection. This Tutima Glashutte Pilot Chronograph is in VERY GOOD condition condition, considering its age.
This is an EARLY version with the shock protection. Though the strap is a modern replacement that I had made to match closesly to the original WW2 type, it is otherwise 100% original in every way!There are some very slight scratches and some very minor wear throughout, but otherwise near PERFECT! Some paint loos to the hands, but again and easy fix, if one wishes. The number on the back of the case indicates, 207376; the movement is marked, 20824, both of which are early numbers. The body features a nickel plated finish, but there is some wear as one can expect, being in used condition. As mentioned, it needs a balance staff replacement and most likely a good cleaning. An AMAZING and 100% ORIGINAL addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "WW II German Air Force Glashutte Tutima PILOT CHRONOGRAPH WATCH VERY NICE" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in Thousand Oaks, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.