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2.0373 ANKER ‘POINTER’, Germany 1950s

£186.00 (incl. VAT) £167.40 (incl. VAT)

Gorgeous Anker pointer-date from the 1950’s. This German model features a gold plated case body, in surprisingly good condition considering its age, a neat seconds subdial and the unusual ‘pointer’ hand that corresponds to the date in the wheel around the numerals. No restoration has been carried out with this piece, the trace radium lume on the hands and numerals remains, and everything but the brand new 16mm leather strap are exactly original.

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Key Features

A very charming design, this 1950’s manual wind German Anker has a rare and unusual feature in its pointer date system. Lacking any sort of quickset date mechanism, one must turn the hands via the crown repeatedly until the date hand points at the desired date on the wheel around the numerals. Some other things of note are the lovely gold-tone seconds subdial with radial carving, the gold-plated case body which is in remarkably good condition given its 70+ years of age, and the unrestored original radium on the hands and numerals.

About Anker

Anker is the trademark of the Andreas Huber Company.

The full trademark “Reichskrone–Anker–Uhr” was issued on June 11, 1912. Andreas Huber founded a small clock shop in 1856 in the city of München and in 1880 it was bestowed the title of “Court Appointed Manufacturer of Clocks” from the King of Bavaria. By 1888, the small shop had become the Andreas Huber Company and was located in the heart of München. Due to their reputation for high-quality production standards, the company was invited to participate in a competition to produce chronometric equipment for the München and Hamburg observatories. In 1913, the company opened branch offices in Berlin and Hamburg. All business was suspended during World War I but by 1924 the company had so fully recovered that one of the Zeppelin airships was equipped with chronometers and instrumentation manufactured by the company and in 1936, the company received the timing contract for the Winter Olympic Games.

During the Second World War, the workshop, offices, and sales headquarters were destroyed. However, as soon as manpower and materials were available, the facilities were rebuilt on the original location. The Andreas Huber Company also became the exclusive sales and service outlet for other outstanding clock manufactures in Switzerland, France, and Germany. In addition to the sales, service, and restoration of fine clocks and watches, the company maintained a special workshop for antique clocks and watches.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines. 12 month warranty included.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Gold plated case body.
  • Stainless steel screw-down caseback.
  • Original steel winding crown.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Splashproof/weatherproof.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/ crown: 35mm
  • Width w/o crown: 32mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Thickness: 11mm
  • Strap: 16mm

Dial and Hands

  • Gold tone dial.
  • Numerals with original lume, unrestored.
  • Syringe style hands with original lume, unrestored.
  • Seconds subdial.
  • Printed date wheel around numerals.
  • Black date pointer hand.

Movement

  • German made movement.
  • Uwersi 47/11(CLD) calibre.
  • Manual wind.
  • 21 jewels.
  • 39hr power reserve.
  • Pointer date feature.
  • Sub seconds.

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-45 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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