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A new watch! Waterproof and shockproof sports watch from 1938.

Updated: Dec 10, 2018

Helvetia 1930s Wasserdicht Stossicher (Waterproof Shockproof) Watch
Helvetia 1930s Wasserdicht, Stossicher (Waterproof, Shockproof) Watch

I recently received this 1930s Helvetia sports watch from Germany. I couldn't say no at the price it was going for.

It's small, as is usual for the period, at 28mm and it needed a bit of TLC, as can be seen from the sellers picture below, but cleaned up I think it's very nice. Serial number dates it from 1938. Black dials seem to popular in Germany.

Just needs a service now.

Helvetia 1930s Wasserdicht, Stossicher (Waterproof, Shockproof) Watch
As Received
Helvetia 81A-28 Movement with spring mounting
Helvetia 81-28 Movement with Spring Mounting

For more information on Helvetia 1930s Sports Watches check out the link in the menu under 'Watches'.


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