2.0230 Pforzheim Digital Digi-Mech, Germany, 1970’s

£220.00

Vintage 1970’s Digital ‘jumping-hours’ wristwatch. This interesting piece comes from the 70’s ‘electronic/digital’ era, when classical mechanical brands were competing with electronic watches and developing mechanical timepieces with digital display complications. This particular watch is based on German PUW 1560D movement, with an instant jumping hours numeral disc. Gold plated, 36mm 70’s style tonneau shaped case and chocolate dial with hours, minutes, and seconds display. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and a new, genuine brown leather 20mm width strap with white thread detail.

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Key Features

This digi-mech is far from the sort of watch that you’re used to seeing! It comes from the 70’s ‘electronic/digital’ era, when classical mechanical brands were competing with electronic watches and developing these kind of mechanical timepieces with digital display complications. Fun fact – 99% of those advanced electronic digital watches are now dead and non-repairable, due to the degradation of the integrated electronic components. However, the horological digi-mech creations are still alive and running, and with regular servicing will continue to do so for 100+ years.

This particular watch is based on a relatively expensive German PUW 1560D movement, and is the most mature type of digital indication – with an instant jumping hours numeral disc. With its remarkable size and unusual shape, this timepiece really is a special item, fully ready for daily wear on your wrist.

NOTE: It is strictly recommended that you do not move the hour discs backwards, and only move them forwards to avoid any maladjustment of the jump-hour springs.

This watch is made in Germany, and utilizes quite a sophisticated PUW (Pforzheimer Uhren-Rohwerke) movement with a high-beat 21600 frequency, instant jumping hours function, and date function. It features a great vintage design, quite distinctive and very popular in today’s market.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with an 20mm brown genuine leather strap with white thread detail.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original 70’s tonneau style case.
  • Gold-plated case body.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Stainless steel snap caseback.
  • Dustproof.
  • Brown leather strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 38.5 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 39 mm.
  • Full height 41 mm.
  • Thickness 12 mm.
  • Strap width 20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original chocolate tone dial.
  • Block jumping hour window.
  • Crescent overlapping digital display with jumping second and minute.
  • Digital” signature with crown logo to the right of the display.

Movement

  • German-made movement.
  • PUW 560D caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Satin-brushed plates and bridges.
  • Polished wheels and screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

All Digi-Mech Timepieces in Our Collection.

About PUW Pforzheimer Uhren-Rohwerke.

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Case material

Gold plated

Dial tone

Brown/chocolate

Origin

Germany

Size grade

36-38 mm

Year approx

1970