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  1. If anyone is interested there is one of these on...

    If anyone is interested there is one of these on Ebay at the moment. It's only the 5th watch of this variant I've seen. Same hands and dial, same case marked '3190 2' with too big movement holder and...
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    Some more evidence ref these early shock...

    Some more evidence ref these early shock protected watches has just come my way.

    I’ve spotted this ‘Roirol’ watch with more or less exactly the same dial and movement as the Depollier. The...
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    Thanks Simon. I've been on the lookout for a copy...

    Thanks Simon. I've been on the lookout for a copy of this catalogue since seeing a page from the 1931 copy that had Helvetias in it.

    I've attached a picture of the different types of the...
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    For those of you interested this is a picture of...

    For those of you interested this is a picture of the spring mounting for the movement as illustrated at the top of the first page above.

    https://i.imgur.com/0ZSVoUhl.jpg

    This is the watch...
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    'Special Watches' from 1934 Catalogue

    Hello all,

    I know not strictly military but I know some members have an interest in early waterproof and shockproof watches so I thought I would post these pages on ‘Special Watches’ from the 1934...
  6. When is a 'Frankenwatch' not a 'Frankenwatch'?

    During my research on Helvetia German Army DH marked watches I was surprised that I didn’t find that many watches that appeared to have wrong parts or that had had DH numbers added to a civilian...
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    Corrected your typo for you :smug: That's good...

    Corrected your typo for you :smug:

    That's good news. First one or two digits are probably on the opposite lug like mine above but they can be difficult to see. Let us know when you have it.
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    Thanks Simon. Yours should be similar to mine on...

    Thanks Simon. Yours should be similar to mine on the left then, would be interested to see it when it arrives. Don't forget to check the number inside the case back with that on the back of the lugs....
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    Helvetia German Army DH Watch

    Hello all, just thought I would post some pics of my latest acquisition. A late war Helvetia DH watch.

    The DH number is at the end of the range manufactured by Helvetia. By this time they seem to...
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    https://i.imgur.com/v4yyJVH.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/v4yyJVH.jpg
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    Thought you might have been! I could see in the...

    Thought you might have been! I could see in the pics it was running and as they were a house clearance type place I gambled they hadn't even checked the date change.

    There were a couple of nasty...
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    A nice 34mm. I'm happy wearing 1930s 30mm watches...

    A nice 34mm. I'm happy wearing 1930s 30mm watches though!
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    New to me Helvetia Triple Date. Advertised as for...

    New to me Helvetia Triple Date. Advertised as for spares/repairs. Runs perfectly and all the functions work properly. Result!

    http://i.imgur.com/bCzCroUl.jpg
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    Just an update on this. In the past I had noted a...

    Just an update on this. In the past I had noted a Helvetia DH watch marked 1007 with a civilian style dial and movement marked to General Watch Co. I though this was probably down to a movement and...
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    Hello again, I have just received the advert...

    Hello again, I have just received the advert replicated in part below from the LCH 1949.

    With The General Watch Co/Helvetia advertising this movement as their famous shock proof movement used in...
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    That's a shame. I haven't seen that case before...

    That's a shame. I haven't seen that case before and it is possible it has had a movement and dial transplant, we know the dial has been fiddled with. Helvetia did use some cases without their...
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    Thanks Simon. Interesting watch, the case does...

    Thanks Simon.

    Interesting watch, the case does look very similar to a 3190, does it have a screw back? Inside case markings are not ones I've seen before. Are the two photos both inside the case...
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    Hello Simon, Hope you had a chance to look at...

    Hello Simon,

    Hope you had a chance to look at it over the weekend. I'd be interested to see what your watches serial number is as all the other Reliable/Finlay Straus date to 1943.

    Thanks.
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    Helvetia (and Helbros) German DH Site Update

    Hello again,

    I have added a new page to my site with my research into Helvetia German military DH watches.

    https://www.helvetiahistory.co.uk/german-military-dh-watches

    First off I would like...
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    Hello Simon, I think I will at some point for...

    Hello Simon,

    I think I will at some point for completeness. When is another matter though. I need to go back and redo the Sports watch section as there is a lot of new info there and the DH page...
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    Thanks, by chance I happened to buy a Helvetia...

    Thanks, by chance I happened to buy a Helvetia and the more I looked into them the more interesting a brand they became, involved with a lot of innovations during the 20s and 30s especially.
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    Just to let you know I've added a couple more...

    Just to let you know I've added a couple more pilots watches. Another Helbros and the Helvetia with the FHF movement. Can't have too many pictures!

    I've just been looking through all the pictures...
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    Thanks! Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks! Hope you enjoy it.
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    Thanks Simon. I think that when these early...

    Thanks Simon.

    I think that when these early Chronograph wristwatches came out there was no convention on what they should look like so they could do what they wanted, I'd love to find one.

    I...
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    Helvetia Site Update

    Hello all,

    I have just completed a major update of my site on Helvetia watches. As well as new information there has also been a bit of a tidy and re-design.

    The DIH watches, 1930s Pilots...
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