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1606: Gents Kienzle, Usable as Table Clock, ca. 1945

Gross weight 64g
Accessories: none
Case:  - chromed, plastic crystal, pushed bezel and back, hinged frame latching in the positions for use as pocket watch and table clock (Fig.5), D=54mm
Dial: Kienzle, trademark "Sekurit" (advertising for car glass) - silvered, white lacquer uon hour chapter and sub second, luminous digits
Movement: ca, 46/0b - na - calibre Kienzle 46/0b, back side painted in golden color, 0 jewels, stem wind and set, ratchet on dial side, hidden crown mechanism with rocker bar, pin lever escapement, ring balance, coarse imitation of balance screws, flat hairspring
Condition: 0-1, scarcely or never worn, just minor signs of storage and aging

Blue Mauritius
Odd features make post stamps valuable. Watches also? No clue. Anyway, the movement of this watch is strange:  It has plates and balance of the Kienzle 46/0a, but with 3 threads (A in Fig.2) for the new casing (not yet the later 3 posts of the Kienzle 46/0c). The holes B for the old casing are still present, but the according threads were not cut. Moreover the mounting flange was turned off, making this sample a bit smaller than the Kienzle 46/0c.
     So actually this is a Kienzle 46/0a, modified to fit cases for the Kienzle 46/0c, and it will likely remain a secret why it was stamped as 46/0b. Surely this is authentic, as the modifications were done before painting the 3/4 plate, and as the threads, necessary for the Kienzle 46/0a, are missing.
     With this kind of watch Kienzle was obviously successful: Already their first pin-levers got this case, and even in the 60s  it was still applied, like in this example. The reason was likely the added use as table clock, today still similar to the time display of the omnipresent smart phone: On the track in the pocket, else on the table, and the daily winding is definitely less hassle than switching on for every time display and occasionally charging. And last not least: Your phone is next year out of fashion and ready for the bin. This watch can serve you the whole life long.

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cash when picked up

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14 days return privilege
24 months dealer guarantee after EU laws

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if not else mentioned for shipping, packaging, insurance
Deutschland/Germany EUR 7.00
EU and Switzerland EUR 16.00
Worldwide EUR 28.00
Auction - Closed
Seller Ranfft
Time 6-4-23, 18:52:22
Closes 3-27-19, 17:02:37
earliest 5 min after last bid
Bids 4
High bid EUR 51.00
Reserve EUR 45.00
Buyer Philo_sophos

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BidderTime High bidReserve
Start2-27-19, 19:06:32-EUR 45.00
Joeketti3-16-19, 10:14:06EUR 45.00 EUR 45.00
Philo_sophos3-27-19, 16:54:50EUR 50.00 EUR 45.00
Joeketti3-27-19, 16:54:50EUR 50.00 EUR 45.00
Philo_sophos3-27-19, 16:57:37EUR 51.00 EUR 45.00

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